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News: Dream Theater ‘Black Clouds & Silver Linings’ Australian Tour December 2009

Dream Theater   Ten studio albums, five live albums, six live DVDs, 1000’s of insane, unbelievable live shows and a rabid fan base worldwide – Dream Theater continue to be at the top of their game.

After waiting for more than 20 years for them to tour, Australian Dream Theater fans were treated to their first live shows in January 2008, with their intense live performances proving beyond question that they were definitely worth the wait.

Now the metal masters return to Australia for a national tour this December.
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Interview with Tim Minchin

tim-minchen-lisa1Tim Minchin is a comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical director and a self confessed Rock n Roll Nerd. He has sold out gigs at the Sydney Opera House, won awards at every major comedy festival including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs Festival- Montreal and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer in 2005.

I was fortunate to meet him in Melbourne in 2007 when we performed at the Late Night Cabaret. Tim says we have a history, am not sure what that means, but am happy to interview him for his new Brisbane Comedy Festival show.- Lisa Lamb

When did you stop wearing shoes on stage?
Well I wore bare feet to uni because I was a bit of a hippie, then started doing comedy gigs at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne. I’d have a list of songs and things to talk about taped to my piano, have three glasses of wine, then take my shoes off to relax. So now I’m in the habit of not wearing them. When I do corperate gigs and wear shoes, it becomes a completely different show, much less relaxed. So much of comedy is about status, the piano is high status and wearing no shoes offsets that, making it low status. Which is good for comedy.
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