TV spot on Phillip Morris photo show

The video above appeared in my letter box last week! It’s a short TV feature on Phillip Morris, the photographer who was lucky enough to hang out with AC/DC in the 1970s, and who had an amazing exhibition in Sydney recently.

More info about the exhibition here, which was held at the Blender Gallery.

Enjoy! (the volume seems a little low on my system – it’s not a fault, just how the video came to me! I’ve also posted it on youtube here…)

(Thanks to Jon from AC/DC news for reminding me to link to Phillip Morris’ own website!)

Latest Gossip…

Paul with Bon

Thanks to Cate from Warwick in Queensland, who sent this email a few days back, giving a glimmer of hope to fans who were worried that Bon’s bronze statue would end up gathering a layer of chip-fat and dust in the corner of the fish and chip shop:

Hi Lucas – I thought you might like to see our photos “In search of Bon Scott” taken last week in Fremantle. My husband Paul is a HUGE fan of AC/DC so we spend quite a while in search if Bon’s grave and Statue. Enjoy! Cate

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It’s Your Round, Bon…

tracy LED sign

Does anyone have a clue what this message could mean??

It was sent by someone called “JJ“…

That’s it folks, the last of the Bon Scott Blog Fremantle LED welcome signs to go up! If you want to see a selection of them as a slideshow, have a look over here

Still Rocks Hard and Strong

laurie redsell LED sign

the following email from Laurie (Loz) explains it all…

Lucas,

I came across your blog page the other day when I was trawling the net for Bon Scott sites.

I read a little bit of it each day. I love it and you are a lucky x#@* to have had the experiences you have had writing it.

AC/DC are the best band ever but would be even better with Bon still out front.

I am 53yrs old and have been an AccaDacca fan forever. When I have parties in my bar, everyone always wants to put on the silly hats (which we do after we drink to much) and rock to AccaDacca. And the people that are rocking are middle age bankers and our young adult children. The kids love Bon like we do because his music has lived on through us and always will. My favourite song is Jailbreak, an OZ classic, with Bon at his best.

I travelled to Fremantle a couple of years ago and had some quiet moments at Bons grave. I will be back again soon to see his statue (and to visit the grave again).

I would love the following message to go up on the Message Board at Fremantle:

Bon Scott still rocks hard and strong
in the life of Laurie Redsell (Loz)
from Brisbane. R.I.P. Bon

If it does goes up could you let me know by email, photograph it and put it on your blogsite.

Also if it does go up I will be downloading the picture, blowing it up and putting in the bar beside Bons photograph and other assorted memorabilia.

Ta,

Laurie Redsell
Brisbane, Qld.

Hamilton Hill Clan Collects Banner

hamilton hill clan with banner

Representatives of the Hamilton Hill Clan collect the last Bon Scott Project Vinyl Banner from the Fremantle Arts Centre this week!

One of the excellent things about this project has been the greatly expanded range of folks who have become familiar with the Arts Centre through Bon. The Hamilton Hill Clan have been great supporters of the Bon Scott Project. I look forward seeing pictures of their pilgrimage, en masse, to see AC/DC perform in concert early next year – if the rumoured tour goes ahead…

A belated Birthday wish…

happy birthday LED sign

This is the LED sign message we put up last Wednesday in Fremantle.

So it’s a week late getting to you online, but what the hey! Motorists in Freo saw it on the day, and that’s the main thing!

Lucky Loyd Chimes in…

lucky loyd angus image

A few days ago, Loyd from Birmingham, Alabama, left this message:

The musicians I found on our Bon Scott Tribute Day will go down in history as the best BS band ever! I will have videos soon. My Mom, Liz Scott, came out, as well as 12 local bands! The Best is yet to come!

And now Loyd has come through with the goods. Read this email he just sent me:

Hi Lucas

Just thought I would let you know the results of our Bon Tribute at The Bottletree in Birmingham.

The fire marshal says the club can hold 76 people. There were over 150 people thru the front door, and 11 bands and their friends and girlfriends thru the back door. It was a blast!

We found a pair of kids who have wanted to do Bon tribute band since they were dressing as Bon & Angus for Halloween! They are both 23, and are being teamed with a group of veteran musicians from the ‘Ham, and are being advised by a former member of the San Francisco-based Bon tribute “Powerage”.

Enclosed are pictures from the event. Do you see the resemblance?

A review of the event is available at a site called “soundboard de cheevo.” Did the message I sent touting this event really run on your message board? That was on honor.

Hope you find a place for your Bon statue. If you ever need a place to put him in Birmingham, look me up!

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ONYA SIMMO!

simmo with banner

Simmo, Fremantle-mega-fan, seen here collecting his Bon Scott Project Vinyl Banner. Simmo was the first to line up for the banner after the exhibition closed last weekend.

Robyn, marketing guru from the Fremantle Arts Centre, said she was surprised that the banner lasted until the end of the show. Some similar banners had been pinched in the dead of night by enthusiastic fans eager for the ultimate souvenir…

Robyn said:

Simmo was chuffed and even donated $10 to the Arts Centre. He assured me he hadn’t taken any of the other banners but did admit he’d thought about it. He’s got big plans for that banner, and I think it includes a pilgrimage to many Bon Scott sites around Freo.

Onya, Simmo!

U Rock My World Like No Other

carolyns message to bon

Birthday message from Carolyn in California!
Click on the image to see it larger.

It’s Bon’s Birthday!

alyssa models the bon scott blog apron

NOTE ADDED 15 JULY 2008:
THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE SHOWN INTEREST IN THE BON SCOTT CROTCH APRON.
HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO RESPECT A FRIENDLY REQUEST FROM BON’S FAMILY, I HAVE DECIDED TO WITHDRAW THE APRON FROM SALE.

PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS WITHDRAWAL FROM SALE.

-CHEERS, LUCAS FROM BON SCOTT BLOG…

[PS: THE ORIGINAL BLOG POST ABOUT THE APRON FOLLOWS – FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY. HOWEVER, YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE BON SCOTT CROTCH APRON.
SORRY FOLKS…]

July 9th, as you all know, is Bon’s Birthday. Amazingly, the rocker would be youthful 62 this year!

Well, the Bon Scott Blog is happy to announce a new gift for that Bon Scott Lover in your life who’s “got it all”…

The Limited Edition Bon Scott Crotch Apron™, as modelled so fetchingly above by Alyssa.

Details:

The apron was hand-silkscreened by print guru Alyssa and myself in the dying days of my artist-in-residence in Fremantle. You can see photos of the printing in progess here.

The apron is designed to sit snugly over your hips, creating the illusion, for as long as you wear it, that you have acquired the well packaged groin of Australia’s greatest rocker. To boot, you get the deliciously hairy belly and a bit of microphone on the lower right hand side…

The drawing featured on the apron is the same one I used as an iron-on for my Bon Scott Crotch singlet when I went to the big concert. It was done by my friend Hana Shimada. Very adept with a lead pencil, that Hana.

The screen was kindly prepared for me by West Australian printing maven Susanna Castleden from Curtin University.

The aprons themselves were custom made in Melbourne, of the finest cotton drill, and supplied by Australian ApronMakers. Athol Kelly, the dad of my friend Deborah helped me out by getting the aprons to me in record time and at a good price.

bon scott blog tag

To top it off, every apron comes with a hand-sewn, gold-on-black Bon Scott Blog tag (just like grandma used to fix onto your clothes so you didn’t get ’em nicked at school). Many of these tags were sewn on by my girlfriend Lizzie while she watched television.

So folks, as you can see these aprons are a labour of love from the sweatshop of Bon!

Now, this is a very limited edition print run – only 50 of these aprons are available, so get in quick! A bargain at only AUD$55 dollars plus postage and handling! For obvious reasons, I am restricting sales to one apron per person.

If you want an apron, email me now: lucas[at]bonscottblog[dot]com and we’ll work out all the payment and postage options…