Just after I turned 16, my family and I moved back to Victoria from Darwin, to Northcote, Melbourne, not to Bendigo from whence we had left. I wrote about that strange time here. I was floundering in lostness that year, but I hopped from island to island in a bid to stay afloat and in amongst it all, there were some funny, strange times, surreal to look back on now. In 1989 a Scottish band called Del Amitri released their second album, Waking Hours. It enjoyed success in Australia, especially in the following year, and anyone of my vintage would recall the single “Nothing Ever Happens”. I heard it in Woollies just this afternoon, at least 25 years after it was released. My friend…