• In search of indie India

    4 Oct 2006, 12:15 by waterbeetle

    Excuse me while I freak out a little.

    In about 8 months time - assuming all goes well - I graduate with a shiny engineering degree to nail to my wall. Which means that in the not too distant future I'm going to start applying for my dream job. Of course, my dream job happens to be humanitarian work in a yet to be far away country. I don't sleep too well.
    And now that the time is drawing near, and one of my friends was foolish enough to point out that it might actually happen, I'm starting to freak out. Because it doesn't just mean hard work. It doesn't just mean leaving my friends and family and sallying forth to parts unknown. It means leaving the Melbourne live scene. And I just realised how good it is! I don't want to go.

    But lifelong ambition will have its way. So my second, more constructive, reaction is to try and find a subsitute. It's not easy to replace local bands like Augie March, Something for Kate, Deloris and The Daze. …