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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

15:46

First Australia Show - April 4 - Byron Bay - Musings from Aaron MacDonald 




Photo:  Howard Heckers

Well, we finally made it here with all our parts and pieces. Whoopee!!! I was beginning to think we might never get here what with all the flight delays and setbacks, I think we lost about 24 hours in total. No matter, plenty of time to sleep after I'm dead. The time difference is a little whacky though. Now my math is dodgy at best but, if it was 12:00 pm in Toronto then it was 9:00 am in L.A. and I think it is normally a 17 hour difference between L.A. and Sydney (14 for T.O. to Sydney) SO...that means it was 2:00 a.m. in Sydney. BUT!! when we arrived, Australia had not yet observed daylight savings time so the clock was actually ahead one hour. Oh Yeah, we also arrived in Gold Coast and headed to Coolangata and they are an hour apart as well, so.........................I ...

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

1:10

Phoenix Show - Musings from Aaron MacDonald 



Roger Hodgson Concert March 28th 2010 @ the J.W. Marriott Resort, Phoenix, Arizona.

I can't get over how beautiful it is here! Driving in from California across the desert was incredible. I saw my first real "Cactus" (lot's of em actually!) just like in the roadrunner cartoons. And being an avid moviegoer,I had dozens of images constantly flowing through my head of Clint Eastwood " Shootin the Bad guy," and wondering if any of the Bushes out there sounded like "Randy Newman" from Amigos, or making sure there wasn't some menacing transport truck grill pasted to my rearview mirror like in "Duel".  It's amazing what wanders into your head after a couple hours of being purged by the deserts beauty..................Oh yeah, I gotta play tonight!

Well, we were outside in a manicured courtyard flanked by palm trees, ficus, oleander and other carefully placed tropical wonders. Not to mention a waterfall in behind us! (serene under all circumstances except soundcheck unfortunately) The show was good. I mean ...

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