I’m a closet Devo (Are we not men?)

Whip it, whip it real good
Whip it, whip it real good

If you love music, wine, and being in the great outdoors then “A Day on the Green” would be just the thing for you.

 Yesterday afternoon, we headed to Bimbadgen Estate, a winery situated in the Hunter Valley, about a 2-hour drive to the north of Sydney for an afternoon and evening with some of the best musicians in the world today.

And apart from a couple of drops of rain, the weather was perfect.

Sunset over Bimbadgen Estate
Sunset over Bimbadgen Estate

 So what about the music, I hear you ask. 

Well, as many of you will know, I’m not a person too concerned about age or time, but this did take me back to days long ago, sitting in front of the telly watching Devo, yes Devo…

Strewth, don’t worry, it is okay if you don’t want to admit to ever knowing them, let alone bopping around the front living room with a funny little hat on your head, or maybe you just weren’t around back then.

But I have to say, it was a lot of fun and everyone was into it.

Remember those little hats
Remember those little hats
Fiona in Devo tee and floppy hat
Fiona in Devo tee and floppy hat

A good friend, Fiona, organised the best tickets for us, and she was there in her Devo tee shirt soaking it all up!

We were treated to a number of bands, and one of our favourites, a great Australian band, The Church, played some of their all-time classics. And if you have never heard Under the Milky Way, do yourself a favour and you-tube it!

The Church
The Church

And the evening culminated in Simple Minds taking the stage.

Now, let me simply say, Janet and I have grown up listening to this band, and we’ve taken every opportunity to see them live over the years, and last night as the sun was setting in the western sky we were once again mesmerized by the brilliance of the band’s music.

The always radiant Janet, and Baz
The always radiant Janet, and Baz
Simple Minds
Simple Minds
Ray and Leah
Ray and Leah

 And the evening, was a change of pace for my partner in all things adventure, and brother-in-law, Ray, but he had me hiking up a mountain Sunday morning, but more on that later…I’m plugging in the iPod to listen to some more of The Church

The Boys
The Boys

Hey, you wouldn’t be dead for quids…

And remember, if all else fails, remain out of control and see what develops!

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26 thoughts on “I’m a closet Devo (Are we not men?)

  1. Deliberately Delicious December 12, 2012 / 1:47 pm

    Okay, dating myself here, but I’d definitely be familiar with Devo and Simple Minds. I’ll have to Google “The Church…”

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    • The Landy December 12, 2012 / 2:09 pm

      The Church….a great Aussie band. Youtube “Under the Milky Way”…a great song!

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  2. thefrenchcorner7690 December 11, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    How’s that sunset?! Awesome! Beautiful part of the world.

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    • The Landy December 11, 2012 / 8:23 pm

      Spectacular, you’d love it, wineries, restaurants…

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  3. Fiona December 11, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    Love your work Baz… and a very happy birthday to you!

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    • The Landy December 11, 2012 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks Fiona…have to do it all again!

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  4. myfitfoot December 9, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    Ahhhh, Simple Minds they provided the theme tunes to my teenage years!

    Just stopping by from Runner Heathers blog 🙂

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    • The Landy December 9, 2012 / 9:57 pm

      And you’re most welcome to stop by whenever you feel like it…can be a bit of a madhouse in here, and I try not to take it all too seriously, well maybe occasionally…nah usually never!

      Simple Minds, just the ants pants I reckon! Be good…

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    • The Landy December 9, 2012 / 5:49 pm

      One big ball of fun…that’s for sure!

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  5. barbara grandberg December 9, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    i saw devo back in 1979 :}

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    • The Landy December 9, 2012 / 5:49 pm

      Hi BG…they haven’t changed!

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  6. AndrewGills December 9, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    The Sirromet Winery near my place has Days on the Green too. I’ve never been but hear they are awesome. I only haven’t been bc I’ve had other things on.

    Looks like you had a blast 🙂

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  7. mamacormier December 9, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    I took you up on your suggestion and went to youtube. You’re right the song is great. I liked the acoustic version and bought it on iTunes. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    • The Landy December 9, 2012 / 1:31 pm

      A pleasure, and you’re right, the acoustic version is so good!

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  8. The Landy December 9, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    She sure is…like the sun peeking through a rain shower!

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  9. stephwest December 9, 2012 / 12:58 pm

    Looks like fun. And you are right, Janet is radiant!

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  10. Michelle Martin December 9, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    We saw this gig in Perth last Tuesday night in Kings Park – Devo were the highlight for us too!

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    • The Landy December 9, 2012 / 1:00 pm

      Hey Michelle, and King’s Park would be a great venue…geez, it takes you back! And talk about King’s Park, and going back, I used to race on my bike around there about the time Devo first appeared! Take care, Baz

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  11. Jillian Carlon December 9, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    Looks like a great evening. I didn’t know Devo were still going – wow. Attending “A day on the green” is on my bucket list… I’ll get to one one day. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

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    • The Landy December 9, 2012 / 12:57 pm

      Oh, you’ll love it, and yes Devo are back…Baz!

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  12. monkeyfacekim December 9, 2012 / 12:20 pm

    It’s good to have some fun after being sick, glad you’re better!

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    • The Landy December 9, 2012 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you…much better!

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  13. Figure Girl Wanna Be December 9, 2012 / 12:15 pm

    So glad you are feeling better and got out of the house for some fun!!!

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    • The Landy December 9, 2012 / 12:52 pm

      I’m back at a million miles per hour… Up a hill this morning with a 25 kilo backpack…and loving it!

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