You have to hand it to Joan Crawford, she was a toiler like no other, if she wasnt scrubbing her own floors she was trying to flog Pepsi even in publicity stills for her final movie ‘Trog’
Archive for August, 2006
Better late than never, i thought i’d post my favorite Big Brother housemate for the year .. this wont be popular amongst many however i look at the big picture, for me hands down my favorite housemate was Darren, he came in late as an intruder and didnt last all that long but he showed a side than NONE of those other vacuous other dingbat house mates did. Darren wasnt popular in the house and pretty soon found himself on the outter, the only housemate to warm to him was David the ‘Gay cowboy’, it soon became obvious that David was attracted to Darren but to his credit Darren didnt flinch, he had the attitude of ‘I dont care, it’s no big deal’.
Later when he had left the house just about every interview he done questions were raised about Davids crush on him and Darren never wavered in his response ‘I dont care, i know we were just friends what does it matter?’ the corker for me came in his farewell message to the housemates, Darren told David that he loved him .. a VERY brave thing to do for a strait boy, if every strait boy had this attitude and level of acceptance and understanding there would be a lot less gay boys laying on stretchers in emergency rooms after being bashed for no other reason than they are gay.
This weekend presented another one of those ‘back to the future’ moments in my life, when i was eleven years old my sister Dianne took myself and my niece Michelle to see our first ever rock concert ‘Sherbet’ at Wollongong town hall, it was May 1976 and i do have some memories from the show, i remember our tickets were pink, we had to stand on our seats to see, the girls all screamed hysterically, Allan played a drum solo which i think may have sealed my love for the drums, they played the Beatles song ‘Nowhere man’ and sat down and played just as Paul had done on his Aussie tour the year before and lastly i remember someone up in the balcony must have had a broken leg as they waved a crutch over their head for most of the show.
Years later i’ve had the chance to perform at the Town hall several times myself and each time i stand in the dressing room i cant help but remember the Sherbet concert.
This weekend in preparation for the headlining reunion of the Countdown spectacular Sherbet has played a few secret gigs as a warm up and on Saturday night they played Shellharbour workers club, close by to where i live. This was a big deal and i even had friends from Melbourne fly up for the concert.
It was an interesting evening on a social level, most of the females in the audience the last time they saw Sherbet they had braces on their teeth, alas now many of them didnt HAVE any teeth.
I must admit they band absolutely tore the place apart and proved why besides the teste separating satin pants of years gone by, why they were so popular, they are a GREAT band, it was a treat to get to meet some of the band after the show and get an autograph or two.
Watch this space for my report on the Countdown concert.