yesterday hadda jam with jonny z
and stu h
we met up at this place overlooking tamarama beach
good lord i feel like im in a modesty blaise film up there
cactus plants n courtyards
a table n chairs outside overlooking the pacific
god these jazz guys can play
i get confused easy at 1st
im playing my bass
so theres electric bass
n double bass
then hamy on drums
stu on piano
im all thumbs
i feel like ive never played my bass in our lives
i wanna show these guys i can play
but i cant get even the smallest thing together
i think about yoga
i think about swimming
gradually i relax and get some discipline over my fingers
i start doing a little chordal riff
j z comes in on a slippery slidey bass thing
the drums n piano come in like magic
ok we all know we onto something
a cuppla hours later n we got a good instrumental piece
recorded on stueys phone
we knock out a cuppla more things
i hope we could get to record this stuff
i wanna string some narrative lyrics over the top
anyway we have a cuppa tea with the druid who lives there
my envy dismantled immediately when he turns out to be real nice
anyway after that
“the eagle landed” chez killbee
and rikki tikki came over
now clock this
2 of the grooviest alt-rock-space-indy-windy-miney-mo rockers
the bj fuckin m…..dude…where you been..!!!???
rikki youre so bohemian…AAAARGGGHHH!
anyway nk wants to have a wee sleep
but not with ye olde bumper..
however the doodles want something to eat
despite ricky being late for an appointment
with even more groovy rockstarz
in ultra-hip/groovy paddington
hes pressed into service
the bumper has climbed like a chimp into my arms
and she aint being put down
how can i cook like this…i moan
and ricki jumps into action
i mean as a cook hes a good guitarist
and he keeps asking me
what to do next
as he juggles tomato soup n toasted sandwiches
well this is alright
i got this other dude cooking the doodles food
and all i gotta do is hold bumper
whos in a sad mood
we listen to my version of images of london
on a brand new kev carmody tribute record
out now on emi
after being very patient
me n eve n aurora drive ricky off to his film
course hes pretty late by now
but true to form
rikki never complains
i can see why they need ya in that groop
a calm rocker in the eye of the sturm und drunks
on the way home i quiz the doodles on names of baby animals
they dont know that baby swans are called cygnettes
thats a silly name they both protest
and fingerling strikes their fancy as another silly name
aurora (who is nicknamed the biggle
because when she n eve were babies
she was the big girl)
says dad what do they call baby biggles
i dunno i say
chatlings she says
cos aurora is aurora love-a-chat
and she can talk the hynde leg off a donkeys ass
q:how are you guys today
what about yer cough aurora?
good….uh, not really
have any dreams lassanite?
both : no!
aurora : thats what we say…err we dont really know
do you guys believe in god?
both : yeah
eve : who the heck dya think made all this earth?
aurora : he lives forever
what happens when someone dies?
a: a one way ticket to the underworld…
e: they go up into heaven and fish go to the
big blue pond in the sky..
what does art mean to you?
eve : its really important to do some art each day
that way ya get better n better
a: its a very simple part of nature
eve; it is a part of nature cos papers made outta trees!
i gotta few more questions
aurora walks off holding her back
im sorry dad i dont think i can make it..
cmon i say
ok 3 more questions
whats the worst thing with adults?
aurora : they tell ya what to do
whats the best thing with adults?
a: they take care you
e : i dunno whatd aurora say?
would either of you like to sing or play music for a living?
a : yes id like to have a rock band with my frends
e : sing
hows the bumper?
hey nk whats it like being my wife?
nk : (long silence) its a real adventure….
(hmmm thats ambiguous)
nk laughs sounding like betty rubble
whats yer favourite chrunch song?
nk a hard question to answer
aurora:under the wilky under the ….
i gotta feeling that whatever i ask you..
aurora : i answered his questions..
nk i’ll give you five of my favourite
nk: invisible,telepath, its no reason, buffalo,real toggle action
(wow 4 outta five aint bad)
the bumper arrives and starts kissing auroras belly
whats the best thing about living in australia?
nk : um oh god….all the beautiful beaches..australia
no i dont wanna say that…(in a soft seductive tone)
i was gonna say gettin to see all the cherch shows here…
(oh good girl, nk!)
what do you, apart from your family, miss most about the u.s.a?
nk( slightly teary eyed) oh god i wanna say something interesting..
forget that. what do you really miss…?
nk…i …i…miss the trees the seasons and autumn all the trees
changing colours n in spring ….all the classic seasons
what do dislike most about australia?
nk : ummm…oh god (betty rubble laugh) all the cockroaches
whats it like being a woman
nk: hmmm…..ummm…clears her throat
sometimes its the most wonderful thing
sometimes the hardest..
me: but you could say that about being a man
nk : you could..
whats the worst thing about me?
nk ; the way you often harshly judge yourself
sometimes youre too critical of yourself..
what about when im being over egotistical…doesnt that negate
the harsh standards?
nk : smiles ..laughs ..very occaisionally you can be annoying with that
but youre an extraordinary person..
me : shucks
one last question
what goes on behind locked doors?
nk : oh no (starts to giggle) are you really asking me that?
me : yes
nk : cant ya just put
wouldnt y’all love to know…
yesterday hadda jam with jonny z