December 10th, 2010

If yesterday’s prompt was hard, this one is a no-brainer. What social gathering rocked my socks off in 2010?

I’ve mentioned The Slips before, here.  We had just completed a few days work together. It was our final evening as a whole group staying in an apartment in the city. We’d been out to dinner each night, and finally exhaustion (or if the truth be known, the introversion of a couple of us) kicked in and we simply wanted a night in, to chill out and relax in each other’s company. Pizzas ordered, a few bottles of wine opened, a few beers, some nibbles. Everything for a great night in. Nothing remarkable there.

Then someone mentioned we needed a theme song. Out came the guitars – played by the talented Chris Corrigan and Geoff Brown. And the whole evening rocked from then on. We share a common interest in improvisation, so it was no surprise that improvised singing was the order of the night.

Johnnie describes his memory of the night: “I suspect we’ll all fondly remember the after-gig entertainment in Melbourne where we improvised a self-mocking song to mark our first shared collaboration, and I mischievously smuggled its chorus into an apparently serious radio interview the same evening.”


I’m taking part, with 3000+ others, in a 31-day blogging challenge called #reverb10 to reflect on the past year and explore hopes for the coming year. You can read more about it here. December 9 – Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

3 Comments so far

  1. Geoff Brown on December 10, 2010 9:34 pm

    Great memories Viv!

    Now I realize why I don’t get pingbacks from my Slips pals! my tangent URL doesn’t pick it up ;-(

    Could you use my URL when mentioning moi? Have long been wondering why I don’t get messages anymore

    Cheers Geoff

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  3. Chris Corrigan on December 17, 2010 4:30 am

    All together now!

    “We. Are. An…
    International, Transcontinental Consortium
    of overpaid consultants,
    with underwhelming process…
    …That’s why the call us The Slips!”

    And have the words “International transcontinental consortium” ever been uttered on late night Tasmanian Public Radio with such a sideways glance to the revelry happening two floors above?

    No they have not.

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