Great feedback on the Rolling Thunder Revue – the idea of putting a posse of former politicians, journos and staffers on the road to tour the beer barns with their tales of Canberra Babylon. Move before Jim Killen karks it, subscribers say.

This is serious, folks. If Roger Rogerson, Chopper Reid and Mark “Jacko” Jackson can pack ’em in with tales of murder and mayhem, why can’t political types do the same with tales of gross violence against the principals of Westminster government – and their livers.

More suggestions for participants to [email protected] Anyone got any links to promoters, too?

And, credit where credit is due. Yes, the one-man show performed last year by Tony Blair’s little helper, Alastair Campbell, has been an inspiration here. I thought I’d better mention that, given his propensities for, er, colourful conduct.

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