surly mermaids have a gig next week, as part of the melbourne uni battle of the bands thingy. i play bass, which i really don't play all that well, i've found out i'm a much better guitarist than anything else. but i do have one cool bass part which goes for one bar that i made up my very own self. we have 4 (FOUR) songs- count em!- one interpol inspired song, one crazy cabaret song, one t-rex inspired song and one random song which i haven't really learnt yet. despite years of finger exercises, they don't stretch very well around the bass. it's cool playing in bands with boys.