A teaser, if you will…

ben scotts undies

While we’re all waiting, with bated breath, for Queen Bee‘s report from the Ugly/Sexy night last week, this mysterious teaser came through.

It is Ben Scott (the lovechild)’s crotch shot.

Ai caramba!

Just what went on at Ugly/Sexy?

Was the allure of the Scott DNA, combined with Reg Grundies by Armani, just too powerful for the sexy Queen Bee to resist?

Welcome Weary Travellers

welcome weary travellers

Today’s LED welcome sign message comes from none other than Ben Scott, the lovechild who has stamped his presence all over this blog. This sign makes good use of the fact that the big red LED sign is a “welcome sign” for cars which stream over the bridge from the north, into the heart of Fremantle. It is also a reference to the many passionate fans who make their pilgrimage to Fremantle to visit Bon Scott at his graveside… Thanks Ben!

The Man is Back in Town!

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[Bon Scott Project vinyl banner at Fremantle Arts Centre. Miraculously yet-to-be stolen…(thanks to Sally for the pix)]

Ben Scott, the lovechild, has just arrived in Fremantle after travelling across the Nullabor from Melbourne. He is just 4 days late for the launch of the Bon Scott Project.

After arriving, Ben got in touch, emailing me this “very Fremantle” tale (in uncharacteristically non-UPPER-CASE typing… go figure!):

im outside fremantle bank today when 2 guys approach me!!! one asks in very strong scottish accent… can you spare a dollar mate???
i said no;sorry fellaz…
then the other in an even stronger scottish accent asks…hey your a bloddy rock star arnt you???
i said no; but you may have seen me in the paper here as a rock star’s son…
he asks which one??? i say bon scott…he bursts out with… i was security for bon all over the uk …
then his mate lifts his jumper to show me a chest tattoo involving scottish heritage…

so we all have a great chat laughing loud enough for many people to think we are all loonies…

then i give em 5 bucks to go buy a drink with…

haha just love them bonny scottsmen…

A sign from somewhere east of Adelaide?

ben scott's sign

Regular readers of this blog may remember Ben Scott, the unsubstantiated but loveable lovechild of Bon. He’s hell-bent on accessing Scott-the-elder’s DNA, that elusive double helix which, he is certain, will perfectly match his own – thus unlocking the key to his true identity once and for all.

I first met and interviewed Ben at the cemetery, and since that time he’s become one of my most loyal readers, unleashing a barrage of CAPITALISED COMMENT CAMEOS, which perhaps, reveal traces of the great comic street poet which runs in his veins.

You may also have followed this brief flurry of excitement a month or so back, when it looked like BON OR BUST might finally bear fruit – Ben and I began plotting a cross-nullabor journey from Melbourne to Perth.

But alas, Ben had enrolled in a metallurgy course at MOORABIN TAFE and it did not come to pass.

(Furthermore, read this account of our even-more-recent, heart-fluttering near miss! Sigh…)

Anyway, here I am in Fremantle. I arrived a fortnight ago, transported on the wings of a mighty jetplane. But undeterred, and fiercely determined to get to the exhibition by ribbon-cutting-time next week, Ben is making the great pilgrimage alone.

Or rather – not alone!

His new Ford Falcon is chock-full-o fans (and/or backpackers), and they’re barrelling across the desert as I type.

The photograph above popped into my in-box from Ben’s satellite phone sometime this afternoon, with no accompanying explanation, except for the following cryptic sentence:


Is Ben trying to squeeze in even more passengers, in a vain attempt to bring the price-per-passage down?

Or has his trusty Falcon burst a valve? Is his precious exhibit-bound cargo standing en-masse by the side of the highway, trying to hitch a ride, patiently waiting while he fixes his grammatical errors?

Ben Scott, where are you?

We are Family

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Holy Matrimony! Bon’s lovechildren are a-comin’ out of the woodwork. The latest is this fella, Aussie actor Alex O’Loughlin. Here’s the story, lifted from the ever-reliable news dot com dot au:

The Oyster Farmer star — who recently joined the cast of US cop drama The Shield – has revealed he’s the son of late AC/DC frontman Ronald “Bon” Scott, according to the World Entertainment News Network.

And while Confidential yesterday contacted both the Sydney and LA-based agents of 29-year-old O’Loughlin, neither was able to confirm the bizarre claim, which first appeared in the Chicago Tribune last week.

O’Loughlin – currently dating fellow Aussie hottie Holly Valance – was also out of reach, in Canada to film thriller Whiteout alongside Kate Beckinsale.

The NIDA-trained actor, who was tested for the role of James Bond in the latest instalment, Casino Royale, before it went to Daniel Craig, was born in 1977 at the height of Scott’s fame as AC/DC’s hard man of rock ‘n’ roll – three years before the rocker died in London in February 1980.

ben scottIn the meantime, the Bon Scott Blog’s original and favourite lovechild candidate (although one lovechild does not rule out another, of course) BEN SCOTT has begun an online petition to help promote his cause.

He wants the supreme court to grant him access to Bon’s DNA so that science can prevail, and it can be proven one way or another.

I really don’t know how these things work, where any of Bon’s DNA might still be lurking, or how they match up these things…but ours is not to reason why, ours is just to sign online petitions, right? OK, off you go then.

(Oh, and thanks to my brother Josh for keeping an ever-vigilant eye on the world wide web. He sent me the above news story about Alex O’Loughlin. What are family for, eh?)

Would you travel across the Nullabor with this man?

ben scott

Exciting news on the blog today. Ben Scott, the yet-to-be-officially-ratified Love Child of Bon Scott, has been in touch via the guest book. Ben has announced his willingness to be my travelling companion for a second pilgrimage to Bon’s final resting place! BON OR BUST is back on!

I first met Ben at the cemetery on the 19th of February at Bon Scott’s graveside. Since that time, Ben has followed the Bon Scott Blog closely, posting comments rather loudly in CAPITAL LETTERS on a regular basis. He emailed me a few weeks back to say he’d just raced across from Perth to Melbourne to buy a late-model Falcon he fell in love with through the Auto Trader. Now he’s enrolled in a course in Metalliferous Mining (Open Cut) at TAFE, which will increase his income greatly when he returns to that great open cut mine, WA.

So… fingers crossed… if the dates all work out, it could be me and the Love Child on the road together. Who would have thought?

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UPDATE: (19 March 2008)
Sorry to get your hopes up folks. Ben just shot me another email. It seems there’s been a change in the dates of his mining course, which will now be happening precisely at the time we wanted to travel, and he can’t get out of it… Bummer.
So it’s back to the drawing board again…