Following on from my last post, here's the Yewbert Blotter website link. Saturday was a 40 degree day in Port, so the edges of my leaves had wilted a tad by the time I faced the Book Slam audience, but the adrenaline of performance lifted them a bit and I, at least, got a kick from reading Chapter 19 (Part Two) of Grease Monkey. Had to dash straight after, unfortunately, not because it was inflammatory and I got chased off, but because I had another commitment. Anyway, all the best to Yewbert Blotter.
I mentioned some time back how much I liked Jim Crace's novel Being Dead, and so recently followed up on this by reading Quarantine (Whitbread Novel of the Year, shortlisted for the Booker Prize). It's a retelling of the 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness story. He's a fine storyteller is Jim Crace. Certainly makes me want to read another of his novels.
Also, listening to Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes a fair bit. Wonderful Melbourne band with a great album, Baby Caught the Bus. Here's the title song.