Bon Scott and the Blues Lyric Formula

If you’ve ever wondered how Bon Scott wrote all those excellent lyrics in  AC/DC, then you’ve come to the right place.

Provided for your enjoyment is an article exploring the tradition of Blues Lyrics and how Bon Scott used the Blues Lyric Formula to write nearly an album a year in the years 1975 to 1980.

To find out more and to access the full article please click on this link.

 

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Planned walks

 

Here’s a list of the walks I plan to do over the next couple of years:

Australian Alps Walking Track

Shikuko Island Pilgramage walk

Heysen Trail

Te Araroa New Zealand Thru Hike

Pacific Crest Trail

and the Bibbulmun track.

After all that I hope to have a crack at the Bibbulmun track fastest self-supported time. The fastest known supported time as at Dec 2015 is 15 days held by Bernadette Benson.

Keep a look out on this blog for posts about each of these walks.

 

Western Arthurs

 

 

 

Bad Boy Boogie: The Adventures of Bon Scott novel available

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Hello. Please check out my first novel Bad Boy Boogie: The Adventures of Bon Scott. Click here

If you don’t have a kindle, don’t worry. You can download the kindle app on any device and read it from there. You can read on your smartphone or computer or tablet.

Bad Boy Boogie — The Adventures of Bon Scott is an historical fiction on the life of Bon Scott. Scott was the singer in the Australian band AC/DC. He was 33, in 1980, when he died. The novel intentionally blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction. By drawing on available literature and interviews with people who knew Scott, the novel develops a picture and chronology of his life. The chronology of the narrative is distorted for dramatic effect. Some of the characters are based on real people, and some are fabricated. The objective is to bring Scott to life. The hope is that readers will get a sense of the context and circumstances that brought about his choices.

The intended style of the novel is the picaresque form. The rogue protagonist, Bon Scott, works his way through life moving from one injustice to another. Scott meets most challenges with wit and humour. He is barely able to hold his job and often flirts with the boundaries of criminality. When it appears the main character has finally achieved his goal, once again something or someone conspires to restrict his advance.

The novel is separated into six chapters, covering the most important periods in his life. The first chapter follows Scott’s juvenile delinquent phase. He is sentenced to nine months in detention and discovers his desire to be a rock and roll singer. Chapter two sees Scott in the pop group the Valentines. In chapter three Scott is in Adelaide-based band Fraternity. The chapter ends with Scott crashing a motorcycle and ending up in hospital. Chapter four follows Scott’s involvement in the early days of the band AC/DC. Chapter five traces AC/DC’s rise to success. Chapter six and seven details Scott’s health decline and simultaneous rise to the top of the music world.