So here is a rather belated post about Adelaide, Melbourne, Sigur Rós and Radiohead. It’s belated because I felt sick last week after I got back and this week has gone so so fast. Cannot believe it’s almost December!
Anyway it was lovely to have a bit of a break, Adelaide is a funny old town that I really can’t quite get my head around (where is the spot to go? being from Hobart you expect some sort of Salamanca equivalent), but we had a really nice meal at est (baked rocquefort gnocchi mm mm), wandered around Ikea (where I brought the heaviest candelabra on earth) had an ice cream in the botanical gardens and then Sigur Rós….. They were exceptional, Jonsi’s voice is exceptional, Orri is a kick-ass drummer and they were loud and soft and sweet and played most of my favourites, but interestingly it has been the newer song Varúð that has stuck with me (I think this is because I knew the older stuff inside and out) but this one I learnt it more when they played it live and I love that (check it out here if you like).
Then the next day we were running late late to get to the airport and to Melbourne and ended up having krispy kreme donuts for breakfast/lunch, we made up for this by later heading to Hu Tong for dumplings before Radiohead. I loved Radiohead, have every time I’ve seen them, Matt was a little more skeptical (ie big show, Thom a bit more tame these days) but I think they still have it.
Sunday was for shopping (nothing terribly exciting) and a wander around the ngv’s ian potter centre, mostly to see Miso's drawings in the café in person (above), they are pretty incredible.