….is of course the name of an American drag queen in the ubermawkish Hollywood weepie, Torch Song Trilogy. It was only a matter of time before some enterprising blogger launched as Bertha Vablog but, perhaps surprisingly, Christopher Sheil chose not to. Instead, he’s chosen a typically understated Australian nomenclature – Back Pages
Those cognisant of the formidable Sheil rep for a cogent, articulate social democratic casebuild may be surprised – perhaps even mildly alarmed – to find an unrestrained paean of praise to a really bad Lloyd Webberish showtune (called “Spirit of the Wallabies” apparently) in featured prominence. I’m reliably informed that this is a transient obsession that may well have passed by next week.