Like Two Mexicans Dancing

Like Two Mexicans Dancing

by Angela J Dawson


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The small island of Tasmania off Australia’s south coast is a long way from England.

Turquoise blue skies, endless sunshine, pub bands and local radio. For a girl from Manchester with a passion for live music, it’s the perfect location.

Tasmanian band, The Fish John West Reject are living 400km away in Melbourne, recording their first album, Swim and playing regular gigs at The Punters Club. But when a boy brings his band back to the island for Christmas there is a chance encounter on the streets of Launceston, and the beginning of a memorable summer.

What follows is a love story, a search for belonging, and a musical journey of hope and ambition. With exuberance and irreverence the narrative explores the unforgettable moments that shape us. It records the frustrations of trying to be a rockstar, and the ordinary life of a band trying to break into the music business.

Like Two Mexicans Dancing is about the beauty of a large continent, a long way from everywhere. It’s about making friends, creating bonds, falling in love, and trying to find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780646965451
Publisher: Angela Dawson
Publication date: 12/08/2016
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Yours Truly 1992 1
Work and home 9
Dave and the Gorge 18
Crossing paths 23
Rosie's Bar 33
Ripples 40
Liffey Falls 44
Gordon River and the West 51
Wineglass Bay 69
Orion 78
Patience and Telepathy 94
Casualty 120
Brunswick, fish and rain 133
It's time 155
Crossing the Strait 172
Melbourne 176
July 1989: Winter 189
Launceston letters 200
September snow 203
Studio time 206
Touring with Brian 213
The pace of Summer 234
Touring Sydney 239
She'll be Apples 267
Music by the beach, St Kilda 286
Red, red wine 301
Autumn 1990 307
Michael and Ballarat 314
Making history on Triple J 323
Counting Down 330
Roddy and Parkville 340
Bananas and sugar cane 347
TISM, Stanley and Fin 369
Gigs, media and recording, 1991 374
Royal Derby Hotel 387
Winter and Jesus Jones 393
Ride 400
Helvelln 403
18 October 1991 410
Rood and Roods 416
Always 428
Addendum 432
So the story goes 433
Author's note 440
Acknowledgements 441
List of inserts 442
Music 443
About the Author 444

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