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Now that the winter solstice
has been successfully negotiated and the days begin to grow longer once again, the
neighbour's Lazy Dawg returns from the bye with a Sunday lunchtime
fixture at the Radio Springs Hotel
this weekend. It's been a little while between drinks for the lads so the Dawg will
be up for a bit of a hit out.
The duo have clocked over twenty shows at Ken and Jackie's little oasis in the ranges and it has become something of a home away from home over the last year and a half. To say it is an intimate venue is somewhat understating things but it is right up the neighbour's alley. Much of the repertoire is intimate in its approach.
There'll be the usual roundabout of familiar and not so familiar instruments of course, the odd tall tale and perhaps a true one, perhaps, plus a couple of new songs thrown into the mix just to see if Ken's listening.
While June was pretty quiet it didn't stop Glendi from rolling out a couple of shows.
Those dropping by Peppertown in Newcastle a couple of weekends ago may have caught Glendi laying down a few tunes on the Friday night. It was once the name of the entire suburb but it's still a cafe in the renamed Mayfield.
In his other guise as DJ Windup, master of the retro groove, Mr Glendi donned his top hat and white gloves, cranked up the spring motors on his gramophones and let loose at a high tea party on Smith St, Collingwood. Held at Storm in a Teacup, DJ Windup took inveterate sippers back to the high times of the 20s and 30s, spinning the shellac in the original groove and swinging through the old times. The Last Word has it on good authority that DJ Windup will be back at Storm in a Teacup brewing up another session in just a few weeks.
Over the break a number of opportunities arose that could see the neighbour hit the trail again late in the year. The Lake Leake Inn is having its centenary in November and owner of that fine establishment has requested that the neighbour put in an appearance at the festivities. So it looks like Tassie is on the cards for another visit but there's also the desire to head north again as it has been a little while since our last road trip on the big island.
The last time grumpy neighbour ventured north the band arrived back with the main framework of Judas Ute in place. That tour was culmination of some long held recording plans and it helped take the sound of grumpy neighbour to a different level.
Another visit is on the cards.
If all goes well in the coming months expect to see some additional members in grumpy neighbour as the band plan to add some extra fire power to the line up. As has been stated before, this arrangement will allow access to the full range of grumpy material. The other project being given consideration is to start streaming our shows, when we can, over the internet to allow those who can’t access the band because of geographical challenges to see and hear for themselves just how grumpy a neighbour can be.
The download this month comes from a recording done in the neighbour's metro studio affectionately known as the laundry. This version is the trio arrangement of an album song from 'boy sitting on a bag of potatoes' and features some crisp licks from guitarist Drew Gallus.
Sun. 8th Radio Springs Hotel, Lyonville (lounging at lunchtime)
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The Piners Waltz
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a reheasal in a laundry in Brunswick
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