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2012 Electric Sounds #4
Recorded for Ears Have Ears (FBi Radio 94.5FM, Sydney)
Originally broadcast 13 May 2012

Liner Notes:
At the time of writing, the only town not yet bypassed on the Hume Highway is Holbrook, formerly known as 'Germantown'. For this
hypothetical tour though, we take a slightly more scenic route.

Leaving Melbourne we drive first through Seymour, most well known as being the closest major town to the Puckapunyal army base. Spirits are high, the music playlist is well chosen, and it's great to be out on
the open road.

From Seymour we travel next to Benalla, and the hammer is on. We have to get there by nine to set up. Out of Victoria (on the move), and into New South Wales, where the State's focus isn't on building roads, sadly for us.

Not even halfway, and the journey is starting to be a grind. Hit up the bakery at Holbrook, the submarine town. Fuck knows why there's a submarine there, except that the place is well below sea level. Here it seems like progress is slower, a stop-start stretch in a pataphysical sense.

Mill through Yass, where the big tourist attraction might be the McDonald's billboard that proclaims 'MY ass'. Kilometres are racked up, but everything starts to get... weird. White Line Fever.

The final break consists of a lap of the main strip of Woolongong, or the 'Gong. We've done the hard miles, and all that's left is the cruise into Sydney proper.

In this imaginary roadtrip we'll spare our Melbournian horror at navigating the Tunnels, Bridge, and the Distributor in favour of a sweet, sweet resolution.

We've made it, but I think we've missed soundcheck. Shit.

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from From The Unhip (Observations​/​2), released July 19, 2017

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