JUST BECAUSE, in a world we are forced to share with Anne Summers, Bundoora Bob, David Marr, Dick Smith, Susan Mitchell, the Phage and Silly, their ABC, taxers, ninnies, scaremongers, climate charlatans, social workers, hack judges, union crooks, gag artists, liars, dim Jesuits, Jonathan Holmes, the old growth tree known as Bob Brown, white Aborigines, Mike "Butch" Carlton, speed cameras, booze buses, water police with breaythalyzers, bicyclists, architecture critics, the St Kilda Football Club and lady golfers who can't hit 50 metres but refuse to wave through big-hitting male foursomes, well, everyone needs some cheering up.
And, oh yeah, because Christmas is just around the corner. Behold, the great Robert Earl Keen, who has never toured Australia, but needs to very soon.
If that doesn't bring a smile, cut your throat. You are beyond hope.