twin towns, lismore and lots ‘n lots of rellies

Oh yeah….check me out
Two posts in TWO DAYS baby!

That’ll be me done for the year then.

We are 3 shows into the Queensland tour
Well, technically, I’m only two shows into it, as I didn’t join the tour until the second show, in Twin Towns
I was flying somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, after dropping my babies off to Diamond in Dallas, while Dad was playing the first show in Acacia Ridge last Friday night
And from all accounts, I missed a ball tearer of a gig

But Twin Towns…..oh Twin Towns….
It’s been FAR too long since we played there
Seven years, maybe?
And dudes, you made up for that and more
Hooley fucking dooley….what a show!!
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One thousand party animals in a singing mood
Fuck yes.

With the added bonus of catching up with one of Dad’s sisters, and her totally awesome family in the morning for brekky
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Then we headed to Lismore – which yes, is technically in N.S.W. not QLD, but whatevs….
It gives a chance to catch up with more family as well as visit Dad’s parents, who are both buried there
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It should be noted that it took us WAY longer than it should have to find the cemetery
3 iPhones and a GPS weren’t helping the cause either
I told Dad it felt like we were playing a game of hide-and-seek with my dead Grandparents
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And they nearly WON!

So there is still a lot of family, on my Dad’s side in Lismore
Including my Uncle, who we shall henceforth refer to as the ‘YETI’ (his idea)
Meaning; often talked about, but rarely sighted in the flesh
And to add to his mystery, as well as being DAD’S little brother
His name is also KEVIN
There’s actually more than one story about Uncle Kev being refused entry into a show, after telling security, “…I’m Kevin Bloody Wilson’s brother, KEV!”
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Why are they both called Kev?
I know those of you that have read The Book, already know the answer to that one.

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doin’ it, dublin style

The first Ireland show is dunzo
Which means there’s only two shows left on the whole-god-damn-holy-shit-that-went-fast-fucking-tour!

(My Uncle Paul [Dad’s older brother] was a surprise guest backstage last night)

Last night’s Dublin show is EXACTLY why I love coming here.

Dublin crowds, while I love ’em, an be tougher than tough
There’s no given that they’ll like you, let alone laugh at your stuff. And they’re quick to let you know if they think you suck. I gotta tell you, I think that’s pretty awesome. “You suck….feck off!!” Just tellin’ it like it is.
I’m please to report, that last night, they DID like me, and totally laughed at my stuff
And to prove it, I sold out of CDs and tshirts….huzzah!
(Don’t panic Belfast & Cork…..there’s more on the way!)

(My Aunty Marion, how cute is she? Mum is ducking down in this shot – Aunty Marion is like 4 foot six….TEENY!) 

Normally, when we play here, we do the show – and fly out the next morning, as Dublin is usually the last stop on the tour
So, as with the rest of this tour – you don’t see any tourist-y photos etc here
Never much time for sightseeing etc

(Ummm…yeah, I don’t know who this lady is, but she forgot her camera, and asked if we could take a pic with mine, and if I posted it up, she could get it from the website. Done, and you’re welcome)

But, yay!
Because for the first time ever, once the last show is done Monday night in Cork – we’ll be coming BACK to Dublin to film the final episode for the RHYTHMS & ROOTS TV show
That means, a few extra days in one of my favourite cities in the world

And yes, we’ll be working
But part of that will be getting out and seeing the sights, and meeting some fab local peeps

If they’re anything like the mad bastards at last night’s show, it’s going to be a funny, funny few days

Thanks Dublin x