28 January 2013
Here in Noosa, Queensland on Australia Day doing my last show before heading to the UK for tour. A lot of flag waving going on here and people trying to be more Australian than they are for the rest of the year. Fair Dinkum mate. I’ve driven up the coast from Melbourne doing gigs along the way: Eden, Batemans Bay, Wollongong, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Ballina, Byron Bay.
Byron Bay was fun. I ended up at some rave with all these hippies with dreadlocks. Love a rave, me. When am I going to grow up? Not today if I can get away with it.
The weather has taken a turn for the worst. It was paradise two days ago and now cyclone Oswald has turned into a monsoonal trough and Queensland is recording its highest rain fall ever. Bring it on. I’ll sit and watch the tennis tonight. Went and watched Wreck It Ralph. Great movie.
I’m at the bowling alley with the kids now and I’ll explore every alley of what to do with them in the rain. Driving around looking for puddles could be fun. Don’t know if the rescue services will be too pleased with me when they’re trying to evacuate people in low lying areas. That’s where all the good puddles are. I’ve had it good really. First rain since I started on the trip. At least when it rains here it rains and it lets go. Did some radio for the UK tour and it was 33 degrees at 11.00pm here whilst it was -3 in Ireland. Very funny. I don’t know what I’m laughing about though. I’ll be there next week.
Went surfing. It doesn’t really matter if it’s raining when you are in the water. I say surfing. I went into the water and got bashed around by surf and people telling me to get off their wave. I didn’t know it was their wave. Thought it was all supposed to be love and peace out here in the water. I had a go at kite surfing the other day. I think it’s going to take a few lessons before they let me out on the water. I just about got the kite up. That was tricky enough. A mate of mine has started doing it and can actually stand up but I can’t be having that.
Back to Melbourne before heading to the UK. Off to see The Waterboys at the Arts Centre.
UK tour starts on 8 February in Manchester and then I’m up and down the country.
I’ll send another postcard from wherever I’m at in the UK and keep you posted on what is going on.
Jimeoin is about to embark on a UK tour of epic proportions, playing at venues from London to Glasgow in February and April, before heading to Edinburgh Fringe in August. To win tickets to his 25 April show at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre see Win two tickets to Jimeoin, or for more information see www.jimeoin.com.
Watch out for Jimeoin’s next Australian Times postcard, this time from the UK.