Melbourne 17th June 2011, The Tote

It's 6 o'clock in the morning when I drag myself out of bed after 3 hours sleep to get ready to fly off to Melbourne. We are all shattered and catch up on some sleep while on the plane.

That night Gizz, Jona and I went to 3PBS Radio for a live interview with Michael Mullholland. He certainly knew what he was talking about, had some really good questions and the time just flew by. Michael was then kind enough to drive us to the Melbourne Anarchist Club, where Brendan was waiting for us with a pizza for Gizz and Jona and a beer for me. Just what we needed. We had a Q&A in the living room and there was a great atmosphere with lots of laughter. What a night.

I have to say I am not a morning person and getting up the next day at 8am for an interview on RRR Radio is not what I call fun.  But coming downstairs Terri and Paul, who had kindly offered to give us a lift, were already there and I just knew it was going to be a good day. The interview with Tony Biggs on his show 'On the Blower' was great fun and we talked like we knew each other for years.

Sadly that night was already our last gig in Australia. The Tote is a great venue with really friendly people, who did everything to make us feel at home. There was a huge crowd and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Thanks Glenn for organising it all!

Again we met some fantastic people who went out of their way to help us and make us feel at home. I was fortunate enough to visit two great independent radio stations, mostly run by volunteers and a thriving anarchist club. What an experience, thanks everyone.

A quick sip of tea while Michael is playing the next track.

At the Melbourne Anarchist Club.

With Tony Biggs on the early morning show.

Everyone giving it their all.

Enjoying the show.

Goodnight Melbourne.

A fantastic crowd.

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  1. As I said on fb, thanks for the melb gig, Steve – it rocked even if you guys couldn’t hear yourselves on stage.

    10/10 to Carol – She totally owned the stuff she sang. She had big shoes to fill and not only wore them well, like the fucking awesome trooper that she is, she kicked serious vocal ass in them too.

    I met a crazy bunch of guys from South Australia and Tasmania that came all that way to see you guys play – great job and thanks.

  2. yaaay it was a great night matey!

  3. Cheers Steve / Gizz / Spike / Pete / Carol / everybody else // I really enjoyed Steve’s talk at MAC / And the show at The Tote // I hope you kept your Collingwood cap Steve // The rest is propaganda.

  4. Any pictures from Santos in New York?

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