Mental as Anything played at my party!

January 27, 2013

Bits and Pieces

Mental as Anything played at my party!

 It’s my Mental (as Anything) 40th!

A few years (cough) ago, I turned 40. I had a little problem with turning 40 and it had absolutley nothing to do with vanity – mind you the grey hairs had arrived well before the big four-oh.

The problem was that I had ALWAYS said I would have my all-time favourite Aussie band – Mental as Anything – come and entertain my friends and I at my 40th.

No biggie.

Well, no biggie when you’re in your 20s and 40 seems another 2 lifetimes away.

Well … at age 39 and with a work colleague who had Aussie Music Industry connections, we made a phone call to the management of the Mentals. Please, please, please could they come and play in my back yard for my 40th?

“Not a problem”, management said.

“You bewdy”, I said. But ….. there WAS a problem …. a bit over $10, 000 dollars worth of a problem … and so I improvised.

Their touring schedule indicated that they were playing at a sports club for FREE about 40 minutes away from home. And soooooooo, I hired a charter bus and we took my party to the Mentals.

We started with a sausage sizzle and refreshments in the backyard before boarding the coach to the venue. It was a hoot! You can see by the pic, that they were playing just for me and my crew ;)

The Mentals are, and will remain, my favourite Aussie band ever. Accordingly, as we celebrate all things ocker this Australia Day long weekend, I’ve had the Mentals high on my playlist.

As I join in with the lovely Cass Can Sew on her Sunday Session #3, I’ll leave you with the 2 Mentals songs that get this 40-something year old up and dancing every time!



Mental as Anything played at my party!



Check out Cass’ place for some Sunday grooves and if you blog, add a music post too!


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4 Responses to “Mental as Anything played at my party!”

  1. Kirsty @ My Home Truths Says:

    I love Too Many Times, great choice. The Mentals always make me smile – how awesome to have been able to celebrate your 40th dancing away to their classics!


  2. Robomum Says:

    What an awesome way to mark 40! And what a bargain!!
    Happy birthday!


  3. Cassandra Says:

    I love Mental As Anything too! What a cool way to celebrate your 40th!
    Yeeeeaaaars ago I worked as a waitress at a bowls club. One night Mental As Anything were playing upstairs and I kept sneaking up during my shift to check them out. hehehe.
    Too Many Times is one of the first songs that I ever sang on my own when I joined a music club many moons ago.. it’s still a fave of mine to cover.
    Thank you so much for linking up hun and sorry for the late comment. It’s been a super crazy week (month even!). Hope you can join me again tomorrow xo


  4. Rachel Says:

    What a great birthday treat & yes, saved you a good 10k! Great choice for this weeks Sunday Session.


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