Last week’s session was a quiet one, with barely a soul on Fitzroy Street, and few people in the bar. Kay Young sang, Brae Grimes played cornet brilliantly, Doug and I did the rhythm section thing, and the few that were there enjoyed it. Nevertheless, by 9.30, a cold ale at the George Public Bar beckoned, and then we all went home older but no wiser by ten o’clock.
Fitzroy Street is notoriously quiet in January: it would seem that the denizens of that ‘burb, a sober and reflective lot, have all gone to the beach for the duration. We have decided to skip this week, and return on January 30th. We have a few new singers lined up for Feb, always assuming we can navigate our way round the St Kilda Festival, and Halls Gap – The Fitzstrasse will stay pumping ’til Easter after that, so we shall see, we shall see.