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“Although he thought his nickname of “Tone” was affectation from his mates, it was more an indictment of his inability to tell one note from the other, not that they would ever burst his bubble with that home truth, they were mates after all. It came as some considerable surprise when Tony announced to his friends, via social networking and bush telegraph that he had formed a new musical act and that he was to be the conductor; a chorale of insectivorous plants, no less.
It became apparent to all guests invited to the combination dress rehearsal and sausage sizzle that Tone must have stopped taking his medication as the deafening silence in the backyard amphitheatre during the crescendo of “Bohemian Rhapsody” suggested the perfectly harmonising voices Tone was conducting existed only in his head. This was made all the more awkward given the vocal argument he had with the soprano Venus Flytrap, and the apparent bickering in the Sundew section prior to the key change. Still, they were mates, and mates support mates.
Tone’s mates offered their condolences and unrestricted use of the ute’s sound system and refrigerated esky in the wrap up after the unsuccessful pitch to a visiting talent scout, who reasoned, quite rightly, that vegetables had no place performing at the footy grand final that or any other year.” – Biography by wonko