text bon

OK, here’s the lowdown. From 17th of May to 29th of June 2008, you can send an SMS text message to Bon Scott!

Well, sort of. You can send it to little ole me, and then I will select the best ones to go up on the Fremantle Welcome LED sign, to be seen by thousands of motorists as they pour over the bridge into Fremantle!

Bon rests in peace in the Fremantle cemetery, just five minutes drive from the sign.

What’s more, each day, a digital photo will be taken of that day’s chosen message, and it’ll be put on display in the Bon Scott Project Exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre. I’ll also post em up here on the blog!

So don’t miss your chance to contribute to this historic event.

Here’s the rules:

*Make it short (the sign can only display 21 characters wide by 4 lines high – if you go over this limit, don’t worry, I’ll fix it up and make it fit for you, so don’t sweat it too much).

*Any language is fine (so all you Spaniards and Argentinians who I know are reading this, don’t feel you have to bust your culo to translate your message. In the afterlife, there are no language barriers.)

*If you’re in Australia, text this number: 0423 745 736. If you are texting internationally, then try this number (61) 423 745 736. (You’ll have to do whatever you need to send international texts from your country). Alternatively, email em to me: lucas[at]bonscottblog[dot]com, or leave a comment below!

*umm, are there any more rules? (I hereby reserve the right to make up more rules as I go along…)

*oh yeah, here’s one! they only have CAPITAL LETTERS!

*and I keep thinking of more rules: can you make sure that along with your message, you send me your name (or pseudonym) and where in the world you are sending your message from? And your age, if you want!

-Lucas The Bon Scott Blogger

18 thoughts on “TXT BON NOW!”

  1. I did get me invite despite giving you the disclecksick version of our address….thank you! Is great…and I am still thinking on what I would like to see up on sign….hmmmm, maybe just SINK THE PINK! but then again, that just might be the “other guy”…hold on….

  2. Thanks, no doubt, to the article in the Sydney Morning Herald, some text messages came through from the eastern states yesterday morning:

    I’ll never forget
    some graffiti on
    Wilson St
    Redfern that
    lasted for years:
    “Scott Bon Lives”.

    and shortly afterwards, from the same number, this beauty:

    Dear Bon, I
    loathed your
    band during the
    70’s whilst at
    school cause all
    the tough kids
    that snorted
    lighter fluid, had
    sex in storm
    water canals and
    bashed and spat
    on the rest of us
    every other day
    worshipped ACDC.
    But as they died
    or went to jail
    and the new
    bands dealt us
    limp wristed
    lipstic pop, your
    anthems stood
    the test of time,
    rage in peace Sir
    Bon. Regards, a
    born again ACDC

    Whew, I’ll be earning my keep converting this trifecta to 21 characters, 4 lines! I replied to this message, asking who it was from, and where? This was the response:

    Hello Lucas, my
    name is Craig
    B. and I’m
    from and in
    Sydney, in fact
    as I write I’m in a
    storm water
    canal myself, but
    just me and my
    bicycle, not ha
    ving sex :-). I
    love your Public
    Art ideas, may
    they grow and
    replace sterile

  3. another message (anonymous) which came in via SMS:


  4. I really liked this one, which came in on the SMS from “Franky”. Go the creative typography!

    ________UD BE________

  5. more messages coming in!

    Bon u made so
    many of us crazy
    bout u. You live
    on in the hearts
    of millions.
    Thanks ‘mate’.
    Ride on down
    the highway to
    hell and go down
    and party! From
    mark and jen.
    Let there be
    rock! (sorry i
    had to say it)

  6. You’re a rocka!
    You’re a rolla!
    You’re a right
    out of controlla!
    Shine on bright
    Thanks for
    showin us how
    it’s done. Love
    from Jo in
    town. x x x

  7. Hey lucas!!

    Im brazilian and living in Sydney over a year. Im a big fan of Bon Scott and Ac/Dc its my favourite band. They are big in Brazil!!
    Congrats for your project!! Its really nice idea to develop this project in memory of the great Bon Scott!!
    Im planning to catch a plane to Fremantle as soon as i can!! And also visit the cemetery where Bon is buried.
    Long Live rock n Roll!!!
    Ride on bon!!!

  8. Hah, some great messages still coming in – check out this one. I have no idea what jj is talking about!

    BON. Txt 4
    bon billboard. He
    will know what
    it’s about.
    Thanks jj

  9. More messages coming in on SMS. This one from Dublin is particularly interesting:

    My biology
    teacher taught
    us about you
    instead of real
    science. Then
    again you are
    real science, real

  10. 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.


    Laurie Redsell
    Brisbane, Qld.

  11. Laurie, your bar with all its Bon memorabilia and Bon’s spirit of fun sounds like the place to be! As I keep mentioning on this blog, with all the great places and events honoring Bon in Australia, as an extreme Bon fan, I feel like I’m living in the wrong country (USA)!

  12. we love bon in alabama! auditions for guitarists are being held on july 5th for bon scott tribute day (bstd)at the bottletree in birmingham, alabama, usa. e=mail luckyloyd@hotmail.com & wish us luck!

    My mother’s maiden name is Scott. My brother is playing drums for me. I feel like I am carrying on the family business. Please do wish us well!

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