An article has come out in an Australian art magazine about the Bon Scott Project, which describes my blog pretty well, I reckon:
One strand of that conversation has been realised in artist Lucas Ihlein’s popular Bon Scott Blog. Ihlein writes in his introduction, â€œLucas was not a fan of AC/DC. You can read about his process of immersion! He is meeting fans, visiting cemeteries, chasing up Bon’s old friends and lovers, attending concerts, and listening to a lot of heavy rock. It’s a fascinating read. A good starting point is Ihlein’s account of his visit to the Fremantle Cemetery where there’s a humble memorial plaque for Scott, a missing heritage plaque and a steady flow of intriguing pilgrims, including Ben Scott, the alleged love child of the singer. The responses to this entry reveal the wide range of people The Bon Scott Project is engaging.
The article also describes some of the artworks which will be in the Bon Scott Exhibition in May. And there is a photo of me with the statue – that photo was taken by Perth superfan Simmo! You can read the whole article in Realtime Magazine here.
Also, thanks to this article in undercover.com.au, I’ve had a spike in visitors to the site in the last week. The Undercover story was mirrored all over the place, notably in Sleaze Roxx, the Ultimate AC/DC Blog, Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, themusic.com.au, and of course our good friends over at AC/DC News.
There’s also this nice snippet at The Idolator, about the Bon Scott Letters Exhibition… It stands out from the crowd, basically because rather than just reprinting a media release, the writer has composed her own article (radical eh!!).
Who would have thought, back in January, when I declared my complete ignorance of all things Bon Scott, that in just a few short months my lil blog would “hit the bigtime” in this way? I tells ya, it’s an honour, folks!
Also notable this week was an upsurge in international visitors. I’m not usually a big fan of stats. I prefer “real” conversations (I really appreciate the time you take, dear readers, to chime in with comments and suggestions and corrections). But in the case of Bon Scott, some numerical navel gazing has been worth it, partly because the great man’s fans are scattered across the globe.
Check out this map of recent visitors to the blog:
So… what can ya get from such a map? Lets see… North America is aware that the Bon Scott Blog exists (hello Eryn from Waukegan, Illinois!); Spain and France are madly gobbling up the site using google translator; and someone in good ole New Zealand is tuning in from time to time.
A smattering of Chileans and Argentinians (notably, Pablo and Juan, who have been nice enough to write in the guest book) are following my progress. And of course, there’s always the trusty and regular Aussie readership.
But all is quiet in the rest of the world. Russia? Africa? China? Canada? Greenland?? Where are you?