Bertha Vanation

….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.

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cs
cs
2022 years ago

I’m detecting a distinct lack of patriotism here Geoff. You better watch it, or I’ll get all my RWDB mates onto you about this alarming outburst of left wing deviationism. Next thing you’ll be telling me you haven’t been wearing gold all day. Where are those damn thought police when you really need them!

Norman
Norman
2022 years ago

It’s ironic to see someone calling for thoght police, when his greater need is thought.

cs
cs
2022 years ago

How ironic.

wen
wen
2022 years ago

Glad to see you giving Chris’s site a much needed literary boost, Geoff. Hey – and I was trying & trying to fit that very cliche into my post!

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2022 years ago

Anniversary addendum

Tardily, in noting the debut week, I neglected to thank Tim Dunlop, John Quiggin, Ken Miles, Geoff Honnor, James Russell, Jozef Imrich and Bargarz for kindly alerting their readers to Back Pages. Talk about being gifted with an instant readership….

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2022 years ago

Anniversary addendum

Tardily, in noting the debut week, I neglected to thank Tim Dunlop, John Quiggin, Ken Miles, Geoff Honnor, James Russell, Jozef Imrich and Bargarz for kindly alerting their readers to Back Pages. Talk about being gifted with an instant readership….

trackback
2022 years ago

Anniversary addendum

Tardily, in noting the debut week, I neglected to thank Tim Dunlop, John Quiggin, Ken Miles, Geoff Honnor, James Russell, Jozef Imrich and Bargarz for kindly alerting their readers to Back Pages. Talk about being gifted with an instant readership….

trackback
2022 years ago

Anniversary addendum

Tardily, in noting the debut week, I neglected to thank Tim Dunlop, John Quiggin, Ken Miles, Geoff Honnor, James Russell, Jozef Imrich and Bargarz for kindly alerting their readers to Back Pages. Talk about being gifted with an instant readership….