Starting tonight (Nov 28th 2013) I am playing some shows on Koh Tao in Thailand. I love it over here. I visited the first time a year ago whilst travelling with my good mate Woodberry (He’s a great comic from Melbourne check him out). We didn’t stay for very long, but long enough to introduce myself to Jeff (Affectionately known on the island as Chopper) and have a night out with him that ended up so drunk we almost missed our boat to Champong. Obviously the bar was named after notorious Melbourne underworld icon Mark “Chopper” Read. I tell the story over here, to faces I can tell think up making up phonies, that when I first moved to Melbourne 7 years ago, I lived just down the road from Uncle Chop Chop in Collingwood. Even drank a beer or two in his presence down at his local (Leinster Arms on Hotham st, Collingwood). Unfortunately Chopper passed not that long ago. I guess it’s fitting that I came to play some songs in a bar of his name. This ones for you Uncle Chop Chop. RIP.
Every Mon, Wed and Fri there is a pub crawl that arrives at Choppers at about 10pm with about 150 party people. So this is what I have to look forward to over the next few weeks. Makes me a little nervous but it looks like fun.
I’ll try my best to keep you guys updated on the action.