I Want Wednesdays

After the most epic weekend in the history of epic weekends, I need a new brain!

There were multiple times over the Great Southern Slam where my mind literally exploded! I don’t even know where to begin to explain all the awesome moments of my weekend. There was just so much incredible derby that I got to watch. Fantastic people that I got to meet. Fan-freaking-tastic derby that I GOT TO PLAY!

KABOOM – Mind Exploded!!

It seriously was one of the best weekends of my life! It has cemented how much I love this sport, how much I love this community I am involved in and all the wonderful WONDERFUL people that I have in my life because of it.

I definitely want to share some of the awesome moments I got to experience over the weekend… I just need to get myself a new brain to process it all and come down from my high!

I Want Wednesdays

So last week I wanted some time, some spare time, it is still the same this week. I am sitting here my eyes drooping and almost falling asleep (repeating the pattern from all of today).

But I am SO SO SOOOOOOO looking forward to this weekend!!! It’s The Great Southern Slam baby!! I fly in to Adelaide Friday night for what can only be described as the GREATEST DERBY WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!!! (capital letters required!).

So, it’s simple. This ‘I Want Wednesday’ is that I want to have an amazing, stress free, hulk-free weekend full of friends, fun, laughter and kick-ass derby. I’m playing in 2 bouts with the Death Stars and so looking forward to hitting the track with these girls again, then hitting the bar at the after party with everyone and anyone! It’s going to be EPIC!!

I’m going to high five the heck out of this weekend!! Let the good times ROLL!!

Spectrum!

Todays Music Monday is a cool little story.. It starts with my folks who have been visiting for the week over from Adelaide. On Friday night we went out to dinner at the Woodlands Hotel on Sydney Rd which was a great place, then afterwards we headed to our little local The Lomond just to see what band was on and show the folks the place.

They usually have cool little random bands playing and Matt and I have had a couple of good nights there with the mixed bunch of locals enjoying different styles of music. During the bands break Mum spies the gig guide on the wall and almost falls off her chair “Spectrum!! They’re playing tomorrow night, I used to LISTEN TO THEM”…

Spectrum are an Australian progressive rock band that formed in the late 60s and were notably active until the mid 70s. You can read a little more about them on their website HERE.

<cue to Saturday night> On our way home from the footy match (Essendon V Melbourne – lets NOT talk about THAT game!!) We headed in to a packed Lomond to experience Spectrum.

This is what they sounded like back in the day…

…and this is what they look like today…

It was a great gig! They sounded like a 70s rock band should (still) sound like… they played some awesome blues tracks and had everyone dancing in their seats.

Mum and Dad had a blast! We came home afterwards and jumped on the net playing their old YouTube clips, which then rolled in to playing Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, BB King and Santana until 2am! My parents sure know how to keep the party going!!