Open Mic Sydney, Australia
My old friend and folksinging buddy from my Troubadour days back in Jo'burg — Leon Rabinowitz, alerted me to this open mic that has been running for a number of years. They do Theme Nights and this was one that piqued my interest... A night of Simon and Garfunkel, which of course also includes Paul Simon's work. Yes, unbelievably I awoke at 4:15am on Saturday to take part in the event which began at 8pm Sydney time. It was interesting, I learned a bit from the others who played tunes I had previously never considered, and by previous allotment, I sang "Dangling Conversation" and "American Tune" which covered all of the S&G and Simon bases. It was interesting. It was bloody difficult — (Try singing at 7am sometime!) I was exhausted for the rest of the day! Still, I got to hear and meet a few ex-pat South Africans and that was good.