Photo from 1991
So anyway, I don't quite even know where to begin with this story!
Lastnight, I was sitting on a stool at my kitchen bench having a cuppa with my dad when the home phone rang. Nobody has my home phone number (except the Alfred), and so the only calls I ever receive are from those pesky telemarketers who ignore the Do Not Call Register.
Dad looked at me wondering why I wasn't answering, and so of course I told him it was just another telemarketer that would hang up when they got the answering machine message.
Except, this time, the phone didn't hang up, and the person who was calling started talking.
I quickly picked up the phone and answered, and the voice at the end said 'Hi this is Kirk Pengilly'. Oh my goodness, I could've fallen off my stool with shock!
I may have gushed about how I was a massive fan, and that INXS Kick was the first album that I ever bought and that I still had my LP collection... and by that point I was probably blubbering and I don't quite know what else I said.
If you want a real blast from the past, I devoted an entire post to INXS was back in 2008... (and yes I still have my ticket stubs and my concert tee from 1991).
Carly and Kirk
I have to thank my amazing friend Carly for taking time out from her wonderful night at the Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation Ball to organise something so special just for me. I was hoping that she might be able to get a signature if it wasn't to embarrassing to ask. I never would have dreamed that she could surprise me with a phonecall!
I woke up thismorning and it all seemed totally surreal and I wondered if it was just a dream..... but thank goodness for the answering machine. How am I ever going to be able to delete those few recorded words?