I always look forward to heading out to Australia. I have had some of the best shows in life there. I’m a worrier by nature I over think everything – can’t help it - I try not to be complacent … anyhow this year (2008) has been getting me a little bit more nervous than normal for lots of different reasons. The Australians are very critical about international DJs (sometime unfairly), and as this will be my last set of shows in Oz for at least two years, it means a lot to me to leave my relationship with the Australians on a high.
I’ve decided to take a little time out of touring in general, get my head down and finish a new solo Meat Katie album, develop the Dustbowl project (with Elite Force), and give Lot49 some serious attention. It’s been hard recently with trying to do the Sessions comp (2 x cd’s is a lot tougher!), along with some massive changes in my personal life which I won’t bore you with, its been near on impossible to concentrate on anything, so to say the least I felt unprepared before i left.
Well Perth and Sydney were my first stops this weekend & I’ve attached a small clip of the Ambar show, and it seems my confidence was well and truly reinstalled, and I went on to have the same response in Sydney (although I think I celebrated the fact a bit too much with a load of people I met on the night - mostly Dopamine & Gemma (his girlfriend’s) friends). It’s also worth mentioning Karl Sav, Bell & Megan - lovely people who bravely jumped on a plane straight after the Perth show and accompanied me to Sydney for another round…. The weekend finally ground to a halt on Tuesday morning!!!
I will up date you when I hit Melbourne (which is a tough one for me – I’ve only smashed it twice……..[I mean properly smashed it!]).
Wish me luck!
Meat Katie’s Ministry of Sound ‘Sessions 8.1’ Mix CD is OUT NOW.