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Strange, another fan and myself, at the Zoo gig were trying to figure out how long it had been. 10 years, I'll be!
Nothing in this world can take away from the terrible tragedy of the situation, nothing, not even the beautiful songs it inspired. However, had it not happened, SE and CH may never have re-formed and I may not have been sitting here, in Hamilton NZ, writing this right now. One link in a chain reaction...

I have been thinking about it as well. Sad for that passing of time where Paul has not been here..but grateful for all the meaningful and lovely times I have shared with Frenz who are now the dearest friends..since then

I am thinking that hopefully us Melbourne/Aussie Frenz can mark the occasion in a meaningful and joyful way. 

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I just found a long and interesting article from The Age (Melbourne paper) back in 2005. Here it is for anyone who hasn't read it:

http://www.theage.com.au/artic...2/1112302282135.html

It talks at length about depression. I understand that Paul had bipolar disorder? So do I and I have really been struggling with the depression aspect of late. (Without wishing to air my dirty linen, if anyone has had an unfortunate encounter with me recently, that is why and I apologise.)
I don't think I quite have Hessie's wit, but most people tell me I'm a crack-up. They would be shocked and horrified to know some of the darkness that goes thru my mind. I'm not conscious of using it as a cover-up, but there seem to be a few cases of what Dylan described as,
"...the clown, who cried in the alley way."
Robin Williams also springs to mind.
For some reason, I had the desire to read what was posted on this forum, the day the tragic news hit. I didn't sign up here until late 2008. Very little appears to have been posted at the time. I guess people were in shock, lost for words and as in the song, nobody wanted to talk about it.
I loved reading about the dream that someone had, in which Paul told her to stop crying and let everyone know he was OK.
Originally Posted by aFINNity:
For some reason, I had the desire to read what was posted on this forum, the day the tragic news hit. I didn't sign up here until late 2008. Very little appears to have been posted at the time. I guess people were in shock, lost for words and as in the song, nobody wanted to talk about it.
I loved reading about the dream that someone had, in which Paul told her to stop crying and let everyone know he was OK.

Have you found this thread? :

 

https://www.frenzforum.com/topic/rip-paul

 

It started on the day he died and went on for over 1200 posts.

I didn't realize it back then, as he was "only the drummer for Crowded House", but Paul was an excellent drummer.  His timing was way better than a lot of other drummers.  He was described by some of the Aussie press as "Australia's Best Drummer" back at the time he passed away and I would have to agree.  He never really took centre stage in the songs (despite his onstage antics) but really, he did have great timing and rhythm and use the right amount of muscle on the drums. 

 

These last ten years have disappeared too quickly. 

 

My only idea would be to play the heck out of his records and know that the rest of us are thinking about him too.

 

 

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Here it is!

https://www.frenzforum.com/topi...8#289240632437162368

It's an account of a beautiful dream, written by a member named, Not The Girl I Think I Am, you need to scroll down a little. Next time I dig up an old thread that I like, I'll save the link straight away, cos I just about drove myself potty, trying to find that one again. You know me, I never obsess about anything!

Yes, I did, I finally found it!

Have a read of it, truly lovely.
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Just had my 1st sip of tea and I held it properly, thumb and forefinger, even though it's a mug! Good old Hessie, making fun of the poms for being such tea wankers. (I have British heritage, so I can say that.) I remember the episode of "Australian Princess", where the girls were all taught how to make tea, all the cups pointing to 2 o'clock et all.

Have a happy commemorative day, my frenz. I do believe that is what Hessie would want.

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