July 07, 2002
Brunch with Eliza and Michael today. After
which I forget to pay Eliza for my half of breakfast. Michael and I walk
back home. After a
recent comics auction he was drunk and walked for about three hours
back from town to Coburg, and he points out bits of graffiti he did on
After that, off Brunswick to buy some goodies from Guy Blackman, of Chapter Records
like a drug deal: he had specialized merchandise, and we kept him waiting
for the meet. $60 for 6 CDs: pound for pound indie music is still your best
value. Grab Tracy Read, Wagons, Sleepy
Township, Minimum Chips, and
more. Guy is going to Japan in two months.
Also hit Polyester, which hasn't changed
much at all. A whole new crop of comics kids on the shelves. Lost the
books in the shuffle, but I do recall Donovan and Inbred Lady (Tassie). What's
up with these new kids? It used to be back in the day when
we'd discover a new comic like 'Dex', we'd all be curious. Like,
"Hey, there's another one."
Hung with Tim Danko
in his studio which is 'chockers' full of comics. I get a look at his
original proposal for the exhibition...it costs real $$$ money, it's not just a
matter of whacking stuff up on walls!
Catch up on a bit of comics goss. When I was in Melbourne, it was in
question whether or not there really was a comics 'scene' or not. Now
there seems to be no doubt that there is one. And everyone seems to be
developing their own niche. Is this a good thing? Class, discuss.
Michael and I hit Asian market for food. We need to clean up the place.
We arrive back and Tammy's already cookin'. More Twin Peaks.
PUMICE GIGS at two places in Melbourne:
Wednesday 10th July (Builder's Arms) with Fuck Tourette's Cunt,
Dwocszec and Snocklaw.
Friday 12th July (Rob Roy) at 'What is Music' with David
Grey, Tim Catlin, Will Guthrie & DJ 8J.
New Album 'White'
on sale at gigs. And if you're nice, maybe you can
get some of Stefan's comics.
Think I'll take the
overnight bus to Sydney Friday evening.