If all you leave me is bone
I won't change the course of the rivers
It's cold in the land of the dead
Laugh at me, that's nothing new
I Will Still Play
This is the very tragic lament sung by Gatesy the Bard from Tripod's stage show of Tripod vs the Dragon. A find it particularly evocative, particularly with Yon's haunting trumpet solo. Whilst the soundtrack is available, I do hope that they also produce a DVD of this show so that you can also listen to this in the context of the show/story/game. It still brings a tear to my eye.
This evening was spent in the pleasant company of alexwinolj and his better half (or "Sir" as I may now be want to call her ), attending Tripod's performance of their Christmas show Smaller Than Jesus.
So overall, go see it. You have a chance of seeing them tonight in Adelaide. If you are so disadvantaged as to live elsewhere you might have to be consult their web page to see when they playing next. They are always worth seeing.
And they'll be back for the Fringe (Fringe program will be available 9th January).
And cryptically for alexwinolj and Sir: Lionel Richie. 
 Scod blamed the frontlights whilst Yon blamed the long-haired gits on either side. Gatesy remained silent on the matter.
 I must pay closer attention to the local press; I've discovered that I just missed The Chemical Brothers. Then again, I really hate the Entertainment Centre as a music venue.
For those people who are interested they have finally released the theatrical release version of Night Watch, with the integrated subtitles, in Australia. For those who don't know, the subtitles on the theatrical release were very much a part of the film itself. The previous Australian release had a choice of either English dubbed, or Russian with captions for the hearing impaired. It's on the second disk of the Night Watch: Definitive Edition twin DVD pack.
Also, Tripod are putting on their Christms Show Smaller Than Jesus on the Gov on Wed 12th and Thu 13th of December at 7:30pm ($35, Venuetix). It shouldn't go that late for anyone overlly concerned about a work night. Anyone else interested in going? If so, which day suits you better?
And most RPGers should have fond memories of the new branding on the Tripod website. It's rather fun. I think I actually played that one, once.
Addenda: And did anyone else who watched the interview of Brendon Nelson on the 7:30 report think that the Senate is going to be rather obstructionalist until July.