If this is your first ride on the bus,you might like to read part one of the post here -
The Mullum(bimby) Music Festival 2014 (Part 1)
which will give you the option to get off the bus before we get rolling again...
or stay on it if you didn't learn a lesson from that first post. ;-)
So instead of hanging around in a hot overcrowded hall playing the smell version of "Where's Wally / Waldo ?" with some a#sehole that needed a cork shoved in 'em
I decided to head out of the hall and buy some pizza from my pizza supplier who feeds me at
Bluesfest and the Woodford Folkfest.
At $4 a slice his pizzas are value for money.
Mia Dyson's set.
|Mia Dyson at Mullumbimby High Sunday.|
I love her album “The Moment”.
I'm listening to it now at her website while I'm writing this post.
This is one I'll be buying.
I love her song "When the Moment Comes".
|Ellen, the Mullum pot dealer. Ceramic pots that is.|
|"The Church" on stage at Mullumbimby High Sunday night.|
I noticed this artwork in the corner to the left of the stage of a frog on a mushroom.
This artwork wasn't made for "The Church" gig (that I know of) as it was there in the hall all weekend, but Steve Kilbey made the comment during the show that "The Church" never played in Mullumbimby before, although they used to come down to this area looking for mushrooms in their early days when doing gigs up on Queensland's Gold Coast.
"The Church" put on a good gig, but after standing right next the the main amplifier for half a concert I was in two minds to whether I should stay for Bobby Alu's show or head home.
But none of those options gelled with me for some reason and I was hoping the bus would just drop me off in a moment of synchronicity to discover some magical band I didn't know about.
It had already been a surreal day seeing and hearing "The Church"
play "Under the Milky Way", which was used in the soundtrack for one of my favourite films,
in a key year for "Back to the Future" fans (1955).
And in the month of November, to boot.
Not that I'm a real big BTTF fan though.
So, I'm sitting on the bus not really knowing what I want to do.
The bus approaches my car, but I stay on.
The bus heads up to the RSL, but I stay on.
The bus heads back to the high school, but I don't want to go back there, so I hop off at Drill Hall (because I hadn't been in there that day) and decide to take a peak inside and see who's playing, and if I didn't like their music I was going to head back to my car and go home.
|Laura Targett and band playing Drill Hall Sunday night.|
The very next song of Laura's was a song called "Pigeon",
about a bird flying into a window and knocking itself out?!
I have to say Laura had my attention from that point on,
as this blog started because a bird (but not a pigeon)
flew into my window and knocked itself out.
The Bird that Flew into the Window
I found the rest of the songs were like riding a melancholic, but at the same time uplifting merry-go-round.
Almost with a lullaby comforting quality to them.
To me Laura's music was the discovery of the day, and I would never have seen her show if I hadn't of let fate guide me to some obscure little hall to see her play.
But don't take my word for it, check Laura's songs out for yourself at her soundcloud site -
The last thing I did at the Mullum Music Festival was buy a copy of
Laura's CD outside Drill Hall, and it was one of the best decisions that I made on the day.
I've played Laura's CD many times since and would have to rate Laura's music the find of the festival for me.
And like big Arnie would say if he had of attended this festival on Sunday, "I'll be back".