Posts Tagged ‘Kings Cross’

Day 64 – Back in the Race

Well as you may, or may not, be able to see from the picture I went to a Jazz and Blues night last night to take some pictures for my college assignment. The trip didn’t go too well initially, I went to the street the club was supposed to be on and kept walking down for about 15 mins before I realised I was getting further and further away from any kind of civilisation and that I was walking on a dark street in Kings Cross with a lot of camera equipment! I went back up the street still no sign of the place until I came to begining of it only to realise the venue was actually the very first building on the flippin street! If it was a dog it would’ve bit me!

Anyway went in and hadn’t realised it was actually an ‘open-mic’ jazz night, as well as ‘open-instrument’ it seemed, in what actually looked like a restuarant! Not very conducive to ‘atmospheric’ photo taking but I did my best (with all the customers/performers wondering what the hell I was doing probably!). In the end it turned out to be a very good night, the musicians were excellent and the singers random, brilliant and interesting respectively! If anyone wants to go its El Rocco @ Bar Me on Brougham St (at the start of the street not the end!) in Kings Cross every forthnight.

I think I’ll post a jazz song lyrics for today!

That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
That’s life, that’s what all the people say.
You’re riding high in April,
Shot down in May
But I know I’m gonna change that tune,
When I’m back on top, back on top in June.

I said that’s life, and as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks,
Stompin’ on a dream
But I don’t let it, let it get me down,
‘Cause this fine ol’ world it keeps spinning around

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn and a king.
I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing:
Each time I find myself, flat on my face,
I pick myself up and get back in the race.

That’s life
I tell ya, I can’t deny it,
I thought of quitting baby,
But my heart just ain’t gonna buy it.
And if I didn’t think it was worth one single try,
I’d jump right on a big bird and then I’d fly

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn and a king.
I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing:
Each time I find myself laying flat on my face,
I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life
That’s life and I can’t deny it
Many times I thought of cutting out
But my heart won’t buy it
But if there’s nothing shakin’ come this here july
I’m gonna roll myself up in a big ball and die
My, My


Day 12 – A mixed bag!

Today was a funny day, it started off really well, a lovely sunny Friday heading into work with a fresh coffee, a packed lunch and the weekend to look forward to. And then it turned into one of those Fridays I absolutely hate! You know those kind where you’ve so much work you don’t even have time to look at your to-do-list and then that guilty panicky feeling descends and the doubts start to creep in that you are going to forget something vital that can’t possibly wait until next week, which you will probably get the sack over! 

To make matters worse I had to leave work early to rush to Kings Cross to the car rental place before it closed, almost didn’t make it because of a delayed train and had to endure the glower from an impatient booking lady who quite rightly didn’t want to be held back on a Friday of all days. Anyway got the car – praise the Lord! – but traffic was so bad I missed half of footie training. I eventually made it down only for the heavens to open up and a bunch of drunken cricket supporters passing through the Bat and Ball to ruin our game.

But not to be beaten, the day wasn’t over yet, myself and my housemate Una headed to the Erko for a feed, a Coca-Cola (my first in a week!), a comfy couch and philosophical discussion! Then headed home to prepare for tomorrow and to my surprise my dress for the awards night actually fits! Thank God I didn’t eat those last few chips!

“Into each life some rain must fall” – and it’s not a bad thing – bring on tomorrow!