A Gem That Passed Me By

Jim, in Melbourne, October 1982 (somewhere very near my 12th birthday!)

Photo: Wayne O’Farrell

Melbourne “Review”

An extract from a rather catty review by Hannah Francis of The Age (Melbourne’s daily newspaper).

I am sorry, Ms Francis, but I think you will find that Catherine Anne Davies and Sarah Brown are two of the most incredible vocalists going round. Perhaps you are merely jealous you are a two-bit reviewer for a local newspaper? Anyone can be a critic after all! The fact that you couldn’t even be bothered to find out their names for your “critique” proves to me you are a mere “churnalist”. 

Have a nice day!