ABBA The Movie Script reading

As lockdowns continue to keep theatres dark on the West End and Broadway, some of us Aussie fans recently recorded our zoom reading of ABBA The Movie Script while we were in isolation. It is muchly abridged to squeeze in to youtube’s 15-min limit for unverified accounts. The 1977 movie was shot in Australia, with a script written by Aussie Robert Caswell (who later received an Oscar nomination for Evil Angels) but was mostly improvised and based on a plotline conceived by Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom on the flight over from Sweden. I hope you enjoy it!

Do your own version, download the script here.

 

Iso activities

Been lucky to catch up with friends on weekly Zooms. And am enjoying Palely Loitering by Hugh O’Keefe, who used to play piano at the Albury! A rollicking read, highly recommended. Read bits over the phone to a friend and we were giggling over the many funny anecdotes. Doris Karloff! GOLD!!

Zoom pic of eight friends
The usual suspects
Bookcover of Palely Loitering by Hugh O'Keefe
A riot — Hugh O’Keefe

Taking a long last look…

Fabrique Vintage, Newtown

Was walking down King St, Newtown, Sunday night, a bit sad, thinking won’t ever see it like this again. Several businesspeople crying standing in their doorways looking up and down the street too. Old timers having last drinks at the pubs, sitting by themselves, social distancing. Will have to order takeaway from Clem’s for my fix. Oh, for the days when wondering when Happy Chef would reopen was my biggest concern.

Art figure wearing a mask, Buttons shop, Newtown
All Buttons Great and Small, Newtown