Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Strokes 3

I left home at 9.15 and was back home by 11pm. What does that tell you about the gig? Apart from being short not much at all. The worst thing you could say about The Strokes was they weren't on stage long enough. Including encore they may have performed for about 75 minutes. For a stand alone gig that was really short. Not short in a "that was so good it went too fast" short, although it was that too, it was short in a "that wasn't very good value for money short". I heard a few muttered "that was fucked" comments on the way out. I reckon it was possibly the quickest non festival gig I've been to in about 25 years.
Now that I have the whinge out of the way were The Strokes any good? I've been wanting to see these guys for 10 years and for what we got it was worth the wait. They were very tight. Awesome in fact. Time did indeed fly. I was a little confused for a bit when Julian Casablancas said that he thought Sydney was shit. He back pedaled, or seemed to, when he then said by shit he meant it was really cool but I'm not sure if he was really being an arsehole or putting on the cocky rockstar persona for coolness. Whatever, they belted out most of their hits well enough for to enjoy the show. A short but powerful set.
The setlist can be found here and another review here.

The Strokes 2 - the videos

The Strokes

I can't believe it was January the last time I went to a gig. Tonight I broke the drought with The Strokes from New York at the Hordern Pavilion.
Pictures and video to come.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Perni's bloody nose

A couple of days ago. Tuesday night to be exact. Copernicus was on my lap doing his kneading thing and I felt some liquid drop onto my hand. Initially I thought it was Perni drooling. But it wasn't, it was blood. Blood was dripping from Perni's nose. A couple of other drops fell onto the carpet. We cleaned him up and took him to the Newtown vet because it is open till 11pm. The vet there said it could be anything from a bacterial infection to cancer or even rat poison or blood diseases. She took some blood from Perni to test.
We got the results the next day. The blood work clears Perni of blood related issues so that leaves anything from shit happens to fungal infections or tumours. Today we took him to our usual vet in Surry Hills and he suggested we do another blood test on Saturday and take it from there. One step at a time.