Crowded House are doing a live webcast tonight at 10pm. It’s their first public appearance – well, pretty much – since they last played together as a band over a decade ago, and it’ll be beaming around the world in just 35 minutes.
At 9pm I loaded up the page to check it was working and was thrilled to spy Crowded House REHEARSING live on the internet before their big performance. I have no idea if they knew their soundcheck was spilling out of the studio (it’s just disappeared, as though someone flicked a switch when they realised), but I’ve seen Neil Finn looking ridiculously relaxed and it played perfectly and he sounded mighty fine and I’m a very, very, VERY happy bunny.
Roll on 10pm when festivities proper begin!
The internet’s so good to me. Last night I spent over an hour chatting to my friend James in Los Angeles using Skype, which enables you to make a phonecall through your computer with spectacular sound quality for absolutely no charge whatsoever.
A whole hour, talking to someone in California, for free!
Crowded House playing live in my living room!
I swear, if the internet gets any more wonderful I’m going to have to marry it already.
Oh, and it just struck me how funny this looks:
That’s Crowded House all cued up on my PC screen, an episode of Miracles all cued up on Shep’s screen, my favourite mug (because I’m never more then five minutes away from a cup of coffee) and a signed photo of Rob Lowe on the wall.
Two computers on one desk? That’s the 21st century for you, baby!