Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Marrickville Photos

We're heading to Perth next weekend and we needed some press shots. We didn't have access to any fancy digital camera or such, Nathan whipped out his 70's film Fujica (if that's a real brand) dream and spewed off a roll of film. We then had to wait until it was developed. Imagine that! 

Sunday morning coffee in Marrickville, luckily Nathan got the background in crisp focus.

Getting pork rolls for lunch.

Looking at something, obviously interesting.

 This one is for Oscar. This was his artistic vision, Paul kicking me in the groin while laughing. For some reason this couldn't be staged. Nice timing of that woman to walk out of the Courty.

Discussing how delicious Marrickville Pork Roll place is.

Thanks Nathan for following us around the inner west being regular dorks. I owe you $17.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Little Lovers catch up on 2012

Little Lovers are back on the playing shows carousel, check out dates!

May 27th - Annandale Music Markets - Unity Floors & Little Bastard
June 17th - Hollywood Hotel - Arvo show
PERTH June 29th - Rosemount - The Wine-Dark Sea EP launch

We've been writing and talking of recording. Who knows underground single/EP may come out when you least expect it. in the mean time here is a picture of Craig's Annandale brick. You better Craig *Shakes fist.

Why have we been so quite this year...

Well the Community Cup happend in Sydney for the first time. Wintah and Paul competed, Craig 'served' beers at the bar... sort of. Paul looked like your dad if he was an AFL star.

Wintah played aggressively off the ball, marking Fitzy for a couple of quarters, he later found out he cracked a rib after the alcohol wore off. Here's Wintah beating Merick Watts to the ball. 

Here's Captain Kirk and Captain Cooper enjoying an Australia's finest.

Although the Sailors walloped the Walers, Wintah some how ended up with the Cup drinking Reschs from it. Photo; Wintah, Paul and team manager Glenn.

I think it's safe to say that Paul is showing the above photo to Craig at the Henson Park Hotel.

We played Conrad Fest at the infamous Roxxy. What an all star Inner West line up. There should be some crazy photos somewhere. I'm looking toward Killian and Tom Dallow.

Wintah went on the Weezer cruise to see hie heroes Dinsosaur Jr. rip it up on the Lido deck when casting off from Mexico.

My favourite Paul photo.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Game Day - Community Cup

Well it's here after 4 weeks of intense training, 17 hours of YouTube footage of Buddy Franklin and countless 'team bonding' beers we have finally reach the big day.

It's a sunny day but I recommend a picnic blanket for the wet ground from yesterday's rain. Gates are at noon, bounce is at 2pm. Get there early for the entertainment.

Here's the team photo, proudest moment being in front of the coverted Jet Set Lounge in strip ready to play on the greatest ground in the world, commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world, Henson Park.

Absent from photo: Joel Beeson - I hope he'll be there today he's a gun; Damien Lovelock - refuses to come to training, that's just detail to him, not interested; Captain Dan Sultan - we may have encouraged a few too many beers and or tequilla the night before at the Meanies show.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Western Walers Theme Song

We went into the studio with Glenn last night and belted out a footy anthem with 'gusto' inspired by the beloved Newtown Jets theme song. This is what we came up with;



Walers are coming
Hear the musos humming
Walers, Walers
Walers are flying - Sailors be crying
Walers, Walers
18 mates all dressed in black
taking marks on Sailor's backs
Walers, Walers
Here's the team that takes the cup
Walers won't be giving up
Walers hear the crowd - they're roaring
Clashing, trashing musos scoring
Walers are coming
Hear the musos humming
Walers, Walers
Walers are flying - Sailors be crying
Walers, Walers, Walers!

Music written by Ricky May - song: 13 Men All Dressed In Blue

Wintah Thompson - Vocals / dodgy piano accordion - (Western Walers) Little Lovers
Paul Cooper - Bass / vocals - (Western Walers) Little Lovers
Craig Lyons - Drums / vocals - (Community Cup Volunteer) Little Lovers
Glenn Thompson - Engineered, vocals and piano - Custard

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Community Cup

Wintah and Paul are competing in Sydney's first ever Community Cup Aussie Rules match on this Sunday the 18th of March. The match is renowned in Melbourne as the pinnacle of community footy in the nations footy capital and this year it's coming to Henson Park in Marrickville Sydney.

The community football (Aussie Rules – yes I have no idea how to play this) match is intended to be a one off fundraiser for charity organisation Reclink, who are responsible for using the medium of sport and arts to reach and enhance the lives disadvantaged communities all over the country. The idea is that an elite (unskilled, unfit and alcoholic) squad of musicians match up to the glitz and glam of Sydney's premier media junket junkies in what is deemed the most fervent, physical test of sporting endurance and comical wits in recent times.

The musicians, the Western Walers, will take on this so called conglomerate of media punks, the Sydney Sailors, in this epic battle. On the day there will be bands, beers, shenanigans and great contest between the power houses of what makes footy the national indigenous oval ball game that it is.

So join...
The Western Walers; Dan Sultan (Captain), Damien Lovelock (Co-Captain - Celibate Rifles), Mark Evans (AC/DC), Joel Beeson (Philadelphia Grand Jury), Cameron Potts (Dead Letter Chorus), Sam Worrad (The Holy Soul), Cec Condon (The Mess Hall, Adam Yee (Smudge), Wintah and Paul (no name joke band the Little Lovers) and numerous other unfit weedy musicians take on...

The Sydney Sailors; Adam Spencer (Captain), Scoot Dooley (Channel 10 - University of Sydney player), Fitzy (Big Brother / Nova - Ex Swans player - 4th draft pick 1998), Neil Cordy (ex-Sydney Swans - 235 profession AFL games), Rhys Muldoon (former Richmond player) and many other 'media' guns.

Bands on the day during the game:
The Celibate Rifles
Front End Loader
The Meanies
We also recorded a team theme song to the tune of the Newtown Jets – check it out here http://littlelovers.bandcamp.com/track/western-walers-theme-song

Gates open & live music kicks off at 12 noon
2pm – Reclink Community Cup 'Bounce'

All for a great Charity - Reclink

For more information on the 2012 Reclink Community Cup in Syd-
ney go to www.communitycup.org.au
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