The second significant day in February rolls around, Dave’s birthday. In my case spent doing the usual weekend business on a very hot day in Melbourne and sorting my way through a few audio files looking for something to add to the website.
Two new audio tracks – Paradise from Tape 4 (under The Triffids), and a live version of Property Is Condemned from a show recorded by David Patterson at the Seaview Ballroom in 1985 (under The Triffids live). Neither track is intended to reveal anything in particular about David, who is occupying the thoughts of many of us today, but I’m sure they will do so in their own way.
I played with the Blackeyed Susans yesterday and we did quite a few songs Dave wrote or co-wrote. The songs had an extra-special feeling about them to me, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.