April 22, 2014

Byron Bay Bluesfest Bird Syncs.

Two of the most prominent birds on the 25th Bluesfest poster 
are the magpie and the fairy wren.
Which is weird because I had never before noticed a fairy wren in the wild before,until this year,when I noticed plenty of them fluttering around outside my new place of work.
We don't have them around where I live,maybe because of all the crows and magpies that live around my house ?  
I thought this was strange that they should be the birds on this year's poster because magpies and fairy wrens have been the most prominent birds in my life this year,with crows a close third.

The Elusive Bluebird of Happiness ?

A miniature painting of a fairy wren I bought a few years ago in Byron Bay.

My Philomena Spooky Syncy Sunday.

The magpie that digs for worms in my front yard daily and chats to me.
Not only were the birds on the Bluesfest poster this year,their image was all around the festival,too.
The Bluesfest busking tent on Good Friday,2014.
Then again if you crossed a fairy wren with a magpie you'd probably get something like this -
The Elusive Bluebird of Happiness ?
Postscript : added 23/4/2014.
 I should explain that my main motivation to go to this year's Bluesfest 
was to see Passenger play live.
I've always thought of the crow as my totem animal (still do) and I bought his album a year or two ago without even hearing any of the tracks.I bought it only because of the album cover and title.But I ended up really liking his music.
I bought two more of his CDs on Good Friday to take back Sunday to see if I could get them signed by him.
Passenger playing the Mojo stage on Sunday at Bluesfest.
Unfortunately I didn't leave early enough to get a good spot in the que and security cut the line off about ten people ahead of me and I missed out.
Oh,well,on a gut level I knew I would as I knew I was pushing my luck staying to watch all of his show,but I'm not that worried about it,as I'm a bit of a fatalist when it comes to stuff like this.
It just wasn't meant to be.
 So close and yet so far. 
The Busking Stage I took a photo of on Good Friday.
Passenger performing on it Saturday (not my photos) unannounced.
The funny thing is that on Saturday (I wasn't  there Saturday) Passenger gatecrashed the Busking stage pictured above ( I took that top photo on Friday.You can see Friday written on the blackboard to the side of the stage) and played as if he was a busker and some people I talked to on Sunday were kicking themselves for walking right by thinking it was just some old Passenger wannabe. : -)
Who's that cool dude with the green backpack walking past at the 1:08 minute mark of the above clip ?-)

April 21, 2014

Talented Chris Tamwoy.

 Christopher is a 17 year old Torres Strait Islander living in Woodridge, south of Brisbane. A musician, high school student and football referee. 
I saw Chris play at the Byron Bay Bluesfest yesterday.
This kid has got talent.

My photo taken of Chris playing at Byron Bay Bluesfest yesterday.


April 19, 2014

Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles ?

A friend of mine in Oklahoma wrote an album review of Suzanne Vega's 
"Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles"

After reading Andrew's review I said -
 "O.K Andrew I'll take your word on it and buy a copy tomorrow at the Byron Bluesfest and see if Suzanne will sign it for me and I'll tell her you gave it a glowing review in the RDR."
Suzanne playing the Byron Bay Bluesfest on Good Friday,2014.
Suzanne Vega signing the CD of the bloke in front of me in the lineup.
My signed copy of " Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles".

 I noticed the first song on the disc ran for 4:24 minutes.
As regular reader's of this blog know 424 was my dad's old cab number and I've had some very strange synchronicities involving the number 424.
And guess who else is visiting my hometown of Brisbane today ?
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge meets adoring crowds at Southbank in Brisbane on Saturday.
You might like this one Andrew West Griffin ? 
Looking at the tour schedule of the Royals on 4/24 
(as you Americans would write the date) 
they will be in the capital city of Oz,Canberra.
The city planned out by your relative,
W B Griffin.
Royal visit itinerary - Australia
April 16 - Sydney, NSW - Opera House reception
April 17 - Blue Mountains, NSW - visiting bushfire-affected areas
April 18 - Sydney, NSW
April 19 - Brisbane, Qld - RAAF base visit
April 20 - Sydney, NSW - Easter Sunday church service
April 21 - Canberra, ACT
April 22 - Uluru, NT
April 23 - Adelaide, SA - Meet young Australians at Northern Sound System
April 24 - Canberra, ACT - Reception at Parliament House
April 25 - Canberra, ACT - Anzac Day march and service at War Memorial 
"Let yourself be inspired by this Queen in whatever form she appears in your life."

Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles