That night onstage at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, Chris Bailey announces that the only reason The Saints are appearing on the same bill with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is because he’s had sexual relations with three of its members. True enough, but I want to point out to both Mr. Bailey and the Australian people, that like former president Bill Clinton, I do not consider a blowjob sex, no matter how skilfully administered.
Speaking of blowjobs, Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett invited himself along to the traditional Bad Seeds post-gig dinner. Witnesses can attest that Bartlett promised Cave to disapprove planned construction of a highly controversial pulp mill in Bell Bay, Northern Tasmania, if Cave would only serenade him with The Ship Song. Nick half-heartedly obliged him with a few lines from the song, so I reckon the ball is now in Bartlett’s court.