Posts Tagged ‘the middle east’

Ear Pleasurer

This week, I got to catch up with a good interstate friend in the form of Mikeh or Carcass, otherwise known as the drummer of The Middle East. Yes, I’ve raved about them before. Mikeh as always was good to me, and secured me entry into yet another amazing festival his band was playing in.
This time it was On the Brightside, and I even scored catered lunch backstage with the bands… we still don’t know what that yellow stuff they served us was? giant cous cous perhaps? It was gross regardless.

The Middle East as always was superb, here’s a snapshot of one of their songs I got on my iphone, with guest appearances from Mumford and Sons.

I had to leave early to play a hockey match, but a special pass saw me seeing and falling in love with these guys all over again.

I love this song so much!

Here are some memories, and how good is watching the bands from the actual stage, and being able to look out upon the crowds. AMAZING!

Thank you Mikeh. I loved seeing you again!


Serious Conversations

Yup, I totally get this ability from my parents.

Here is two excerpts from the latest serious skype conversation between my brother, his fiance and I, with my parents.

Dad has just asked if I’ve got any injuries, and while I start telling him about my spinal cord injury, he gets distracted by something he’s doing. The magic flying carpet.

Oh dear! He still has no clue about the severity of it. Typical Sea Captain.

The Middle East

I know I have hyped these guys before on here, just couldn’t find the precise blog post where.

An old friend of mine is the drummer in this exceptional band who has played with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver etc.

They’re a large band who makes the most of a range of percussion instuments as well as an array of strings and brass.
All the musicians are talented, and from what I’ve heard most of them have stunning voices (I say most, as I have not heard all sing)

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So, on Saturday, I had the pleasure of being their guest at Laneway Perth.
We were unsure whether or not they would be playing at all, as the poor guys got stranded at Adelaide Airport for 9 hours because of a faulty plane, but they managed to get to the festival some 20 minutes before they were due to start.

I got to watch these guys perform a pretty tight set, and singalong to some of my favourites.
The rest of the night was spent sitting in VIP watching the likes of Sarah Blasko and Florence and the machine, and catching up with my good friend Mike, before having to drop him off at the airport. True rockstar form, fly in, play show, fly out.

Expect some great things from this band, as they are heading to the states to record their new album, and will be there for a few months touring, before hitting Europe for a tour, then coming back to Australia to do another country wide tour.

Mike, see you in August when you hit Perth again.
This couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
All the best!

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Different Perspective

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Makes you think?