In his latest blog for Seattle Weekly's Reverb titled, My Time In The Bush, McKagan reveals that "I am currently in the midst of a 10-day travelling festival tour of Australia called Soundwave. Extraordinary in its pure logistics, and in its' 6th year-now, a finely tuned mechanism.
The highlight of the festival experience so far has been the fellowship between the acts. With so many people in one place at a time, and so many who don't know each other - I have witnessed a great amount of fraternity between bands: Metal dudes hanging out with pop-punkers, and grind-core badasses hanging out EDM DJs and so on.
Ah, but Australia is a long, long ways away from Europe and the US (where most of the music acts are from). The jet-lag factor with just about everyone there in the first few days, was a pretty hilarious thing to bare witness to. (Personally on my second night in-country, I was so out of it from sleep deprivation, that I thought the huge fruit bats in the trees were monkeys with wings, and that they were surely going to at any time, swoop down and bite my face off. No, I don't drink and don't smoke the crack)."
To read Duff's blog in its entirety, click here.