" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

November 7, 2020

Sweets is a Meditation on Love, a Never Ending Sherbet Fountain?

GABA Podcast: Sweets
I mentioned the GABA podcast in a recent post and how much I like the Gabba, where my favourite football team the Brisbane Lions play -
But it's funny where your mind can drift off to while meditating on an episode of the GABA, well at least mine does.
I was listening to the episode named 'Sweets' and my mind drifted back to the old school days of growing up in the 70s and hearing the hits of a band I could not stand named 'Sherbet' on the radio and TV and recalling the first band I really liked so much I saved up to buy their album, 'The Sweet'.
First album I ever bought was
this one
and I played it to death
I guess it didn't help that 'Sherbet' named themselves after a candy store item that made me sick and I also couldn't stand.
Plus, they sung sickly songs like 'Summer Love' and songs about cricket (a game I can't stand, either) 'Howzat'
I must admit that I did like their song 'High Rolling' though
"Sherbet was the first domestic act to sell a million dollars' worth of records in Australia. 
In 1990 Sherbet were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame alongside classical composer and pianist, Percy Grainger.
On 15 January 2011 Harvey James died of lung cancer.
On 15 February 2012 Clive Shakespeare died of prostate cancer.
On 23 January 2019 Denis Loughlin died after a long battle with cancer."
And as much as I like Daryl Braithwaite and his solo work, I still cringe when he sings 'Summer Love' or any of those sickly 'Sherbet' songs, except 'High Rolling' in a live concert.
I saw him sing live in Hobart when I happened to be staying at Wrest Point Casino in 2016 -
I told the lady who was sitting next to me in Hobart how I had been skipping the 'Sherbet' songs on the 'Molly' soundtrack when they came up as random songs on my iPod as I was driving on my road trip to Tasmania, and how I wouldn't be able to skip those songs if Daryl sung them that night ... which he did:-( 
Life can take you to some funny places in real life and in your mind, especially when meditating about sherbet and Shakespeare:-)

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