Monday, March 15


ROIL came to Hobart on Saturday ...

A month or so ago I got a text from Harper saying
"You want a support on the 13th of March"
and I thoughts to meself ...
"hmmm ... "
I thoughts
"hmmm ... probly the Brisbane again ...
A bit sick of playing there ... not quite my cuppa tea"
I thoughts ...
but then I thoughts
"NARRRR, whatthe fark!! I'll do it, could be fun"
So I text
"Sure, who for, what time? and why for?"
Harper texts back
"8pm at Peacock Theatre, ROIL"
I thinks to meself
"ROIL? hmmmmm"
I keep on thinking
"Roil??? ... "
penny drops
"Oh, Chris Abrahams plays with them ... "
"Hey, Harper - sure fucking thing!!"
"One fucking thing though"
"Can you stop me from stealing Chris Abraham's undies and makin' a dick o' meself?"

Top gig.
Top group.
Mike and James were tops too.
I didn't make a dick o meself.

Monday, March 1


Stuck for 9 months in the growing ice in the Weddell sea


The hull succumbed to the pressure - October 27 1915 ... and sank, bow first on November 27;
the last ship of her kind.

Endurance was named after a family motto of Shackleton's
"Fortitudine vincimus" (By endurance we conquer).

Endurance appears to be one part of the major theme in the Antarctic exploration era - Mawson's insane sledging trip in 1912, Scott and Amundsen's race to the pole ... the sinking ship enduring the crushing of the pack in 1915 ... enduring in the hope of a Southerly gale that would part the pack ice.