This is a little song that I thoroughly enjoy singing. I have long been fascinated by the "Letters to the Editor" column in The Blue Mountains Gazette, which features what must be billions of entries each week. These letters express the most amazing array of human perception ever recorded in one journal. Right Wing 'crazies' that want to call in the tanks against stray dogs and homosexuals; Left Wing militants that want to ban human beings from breathing in order to prevent the build up of Greenpeace (sic) gases. Local feuds, petty disputes, council corruption, herbal therapy, swimming results, tuckshop rosters, and gossip; in short all the wonderful things that are the rivetting stuff of everyday life. I've always thought that you can tell more about people by the way they respond when your kid puts a ball through their window, than you can by what position they hold on council, what political party they vote for, or what church they attend. The national dailies may deal with all the "BIG" issues but for life at it's grittiest "It's all here in the Local Rag".
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