I found another way of wasting time today, other than just procrastinating on the internet…watching that darn eclipse. I was surprised at the pace, expecting to be gone withing an hour or so. We were meant to be in class but our photography tutor decides to have three breaks to watch this astronomical event. Thats right, three! It wasn’t all that bad, it was rather nice actually. One tutorial group even had their class outside, on the balcony with a laptop watching it. And watching them made me wish I had more tutorials outside, at night and under an eclipse. Well, maybe not the latter but you get my drift.
For some apparent reason, Tuesdays are always eventful. For example, today there was, what seemed like, a stranded ferry floating in the middle of the harbour, pretty much as stationary as you can be on water. Then on my way to class today there was a fire at a Paddington unit. Then on my home, there was another fire in the city, right in front of my bus stop. It seemed like there was a fire going off where ever I went and no, I wasn’t the arsonist. It has been a very odd day today…it must be the moon.
I bought tickets today to see Ms. Kaki King-it’s a present for a dear friend of mine who’s turning 21, but ssshhh, you didn’t hear anything from me-at the Opera House. There are no gigs planned for other states, as yet, but she is playing the Studio on the 30 November. King would have to be one of my favorite contemporary guitarists-she would fit well alongside Page, Hendrix and Co.
Also on more tour news, Rufus Wainwright will be visiting our shores for the first time early next year. Here are the dates:
27 Jan The Tivoli, Brisbane
29 Jan State Theatre, Sydney
1 Feb Hamer Hall, Melbourne
7 Feb Norwood Concert Hall, Adelaide
All tickets are $79.90 and are on sale now.
I guess it would be too early to say whether he is part of the Sydney Festival bill, or whether he’d bring a sibling or two. I know Martha has visited us on numerous occasions but one more wouldn’t hurt.