January 3, 2008

Pure Pop Records

photo by Milan and his Iphone

Here I am with Dave the owner of Pure Pop Records in Melbourne. I played an in-store yesterday at his fine shop and and when I walked in the first thing I asked him was if he had any Bon Scott memorabilia. He replied, "how about me? I am his son." I know I don't have to tell you this but Bon Scott was the original singer for AC/DC until his death on February 19, 1980. Before I left to come on tour my pal Westy asked me to bring him anything I could find on Bon Scott. So here ya go Westy, I tracked down his son for you and he said to give you a big "hello." How weird is that? The world gets smaller and smaller.

This has been the best trip yet. A shout out to Deano and his family for hosting a show at their home in their lovely backyard. They even had their Grandma at the show and I made up a special song for her. A really creepy "special" song. One day when I get the courage I'll put it up here for you to hear. I'm just glad they have such a great sense of humor down here.

Last night's show at The Northcote Social Club was packed and by far the best Melbourne tour stop yet. We leave for Perth early in the morning.
Peace in 2008,

Posted by steve at January 3, 2008 9:25 PM


Hey Steve,

The NSC show was indeed the best show I've seen in Melbourne (of you, or anyone else really).

Thanks again for the hand job!

Every time you come out I bring along a new person, and everyone always loves it!

Next time I'll try to organise a living room show. Also, how do you feel about playing university campuses? Might be able to rustle up some interest if you're in Melbourne at a good time of year next time :-)

Cheers, and enjoy the rest of the Australian tour!

Posted by: Johannes Schmidt at January 3, 2008 9:40 PM

hey johannes
great time in your city. yes to university shows.

Posted by: steverino at January 3, 2008 9:52 PM


I... but... he's... Shit, he even looks like him. Where will I put him? This rocks! Looks like it's time to get the guest bedroom cleaned!

Well, I have to go play the lottery and find my junior high school girl friend now. Thanks, brah!


Posted by: Westy at January 3, 2008 9:57 PM

wow! such a fantastic photo taken by milan using his faberge egg!

this post is fabulous for the following reasons:
(1) j f*bomb* d always makes me laugh...and this time i laughed over...and over...and over.
(2) happy to hear that the lovely island and its people are so good for/to you, and
(3) are you saying we don't have great senses of humor *HERE* bra!? ;)

happy 10th day of christmas!

Posted by: dawn at January 4, 2008 3:27 AM

The world is small. February 19th? I was down under on that date last year. If my memory serves me correctly a very fine entertainer was born on that date too.

Posted by: lkay at January 4, 2008 5:31 AM

Forgot to say this in the last post:


Posted by: Johannes Schmidt at January 4, 2008 6:05 AM

Who's Bon Scott? Does he run that company that makes toilet paper and stuff?

Posted by: Frag at January 4, 2008 6:21 AM

I'm grinning from ear to ear! :D

And I have to ask: Westy -- Does your pa look anything like Bon Scott? cuz I think I see a little resemblance betwixt you and your new memorabilia.

Posted by: Tussy at January 4, 2008 7:24 AM

I'm surprised you didn't request that Steve look for some Poppy Montgomery memorabilia.

Posted by: Ms. P at January 4, 2008 7:27 AM

Ms. P --
If by "memorabilia" you mean "soiled undergarments", then nah, that's not my bag. I just want Poppy herself. And she's here, so...

Posted by: Frag at January 4, 2008 10:29 AM

Frag --

GROSS! No, I didn't mean that you frozen pervert. I just note that Westy requested memorabilia and got a real live whole person. I thought you might like that too.

Maybe he'll bring you Dung.


Posted by: Ms. P at January 4, 2008 11:25 AM

I don't want a Dung! You have a spare bedroom... you can have him.

No offense, Dung. )

Posted by: Frag at January 4, 2008 12:00 PM

Does that sign say that Kurt Cobain is playing Sunday?

That Austria place is indeed magical.

Posted by: Reverend Spankalot at January 4, 2008 3:34 PM

Just wanted to say, Steve, my family and i were lucky enough to be at Deano's backyard gig and had such a fantastic time. Can't wait until your back again.


Posted by: Kaye at January 4, 2008 4:01 PM


Thanks for sharing...Westy,...thanks for asking...

love ya both,


PS...Bon ...thanks for singing...

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