I spent the past weekend in sunny downtown Mildura, in north-western Victoria. I was there playing a couple of gigs with the covers band The Bucket Band, with some good friends from uni. It was a pretty eventful time – one of Mildura’s prized 1800s paddle-steamers sank, with much controversy, and we got to see how our Victorian neighbours commemorate ANZAC Day (hint: it’s much the same as it is in NSW – lots of beer, and lots of coin-toss gambling).