I’m not sure I will be able to do this justice but I’ll give it a shot.
Last night was the culmination of The Deb Project and I’m still smiling this morning.
Rae and I both had the day off yesterday so after a spot of market research in the afternoon (that is relevant, just take note and keep on reading) and cleaning we were pretty much ready when Kathy was the first non-family to rock up at 6:50.
Before long the lounge room was filling up. At one stage two people walked in, friends of Rob. These two people looked rather familiar – they were the people we met for the first time earlier the day, they ran the market research we went to. It’s a very small world. Soon we had more than 30 people crammed into our place and with Daniel and Deb Conway look-alike Marita’s arrival everyone was set.
It must take a special sort of courage to walk in to a house of 30 people you do not know and entertain them. But that’s exactly what the amazing Ms Deborah Conway did. I met her and Willy at the door, pointed them through the assembled throng, arranged chairs and off we went.
She and Willly gave us four songs from the new album, Summertown. We go the story behind ‘Accidents Happen In The Home’, we all now know the connection between Tupperware and Summertown, Willy got us singing along in place of several burly men, we now know there must be at least one piece of Ikea furniture in the Conway/Zieger household and we were able to see two amazing musicians making their music, just for us, in the lounge room of our humble home. Such a voice, such musical talent and for a too short time it was ours, just a couple of feet away.
After the music there was CD signing, the greatest of which I will scan this afternoon and add to this blog. Rob had his Bitch Epic poster signed, Marita her copy of The Happiest Place In Town (the same copy that lived here for a few years), I got my digipack of String of Pearls signed too. The good side for Deb and Willy is they even got to sell a few more CDs.
As I said at the start, I can’t do justice to what a great night it was. Rob and I are still on a high this morning. We did it, we got Deb, and the memories will last a long long time. For an outsiders perspective check the Herald Sun next weekend, there should be an article on the night in the weekend section. Fergus from dig will let me know when his review goes online too.
Most importantly Rob and I want to thank the following for helping us make this little dream come true :
Agent Fare Evader
Steve (Camera operator extraordinaire )
Meg & Dave
For all those taking pictures – can you please email them to either Rob or myself. I want to put up a page for those who couldn’t make it.
And the CD is wonderful – go and buy it now for more clues to the stories above. Tell Deb that Rob and Tony sent you.
(Photos and video to come – my computer chose today to do a rather spectacular crash so I’ve a bit of rebuilding to do. Special thanks to Andrew at Standard Computers for dragging my PC back from the brink.)