Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: missing MH370 … pollie pride … March in March …

Remember Julia Gillard's misogyny speech? Here is a version set to music that will bring tears to your eyes. Plus: are things ever going to get better?

Jane Caro

Novelist, author and social commentator

Mystery plane. There is a song circling in my brain. It’s from a BBC drama I loved in my youth about a girl band in the 1970s. It was called Rock Follies (anyone else old enough to remember it?), and one of the songs they sang was called Glenn Miller is missing about the famous bandleader from the 1930s and ’40s whose plane disappeared during World War II. As the astonishing mystery around Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 deepens, the melancholy tune keeps playing in my head. (Miller’s plane was never found, but while you expect that in wartime, it’s another matter entirely in today’s world.)


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2 thoughts on “Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: missing MH370 … pollie pride … March in March …

  1. klewso

    I’d heard her of course, but that was the first time I ever saw Julie Covington.

  2. MAC TEZ

    I remember watching and enjoying Rock Follies, I don’t remember much of anything else…at all,ever. Too many aluminium saucepans in too many share accomodation households can have that effect.

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