Friday, March 25, 2011

A pre weekend laugh

ABC Melbourne's breakfast presenter Red Symons sometimes has a segment before 6am called Porn Before Dawn. (some may know Red as the judge with the gong from the tv show Hey Hey, It's Saturday, or from even earlier years when he was made up like a painted whore as a member of the fantastic band Skyhooks)

Porn Before Dawn usually involves some risqué old music recordings.

I had never heard of Ruth Wallis but I found her recordings quite amusing. I really thought Stephen at Post Apocalyptic Bohemian would have had some information about her. Seems not.

Wikipedia does of course. Born Ruth Shirley Wohl in Brooklyn and died in 2007. She visited Australia and customs seized her recordings. As these things always go, the publicity ensured her shows did very well.

She has been honoured in Australia by the National Archives and included in a permanent exhibition called Memory of a Nation. I am appalled that I knew nothing of her. Now I do and so do you.

This was the favourite recording I heard of hers over the week of Porn Before Dawn. Quite a catchy melody. She could also do a good Latin accent, as I heard in another track. Can a gay man ever have more fun than spending time with a wicked glamourous woman? I've known a few, too few to be counted.


  1. I must have missed this one - what a classic LOL!

    And...goodness, you mean they openly sang about teh gay back in the day?
    Without fear of catching it?
    *tongue in cheek*

  2. Anonymous4:30 am

    Thats a jolly ol' song.

    Oh Andrew we appear to be back.


  3. Not sure if you have caught up with this article my friend "The Loon" posted it on her blog and I thought there would be no better person to look at it and perhaps know if it were true or not...

  4. I am surprised the word gay was around back then Jayne.

    Pleased you are Deejohn.

    A straight female friend and a male gay friend are going to pick over the list this week Cazzie.

  5. never heard of glad I have now thanks