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Catalogue, Arranged by Issue, of All Material That Has Appeared to Date in Bikwil

Issue 7, May 1998
Issue 8, July 1998
Issue 9, September 1999
Issue 10, November 1998
Issue 11
, January 1999
Issue 12, March 1999

Issues 1-6
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Issue 7, May 1998
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Milestone One

Tony Rogers

One year on, the Editor reflects 
An Unsolicited Testimonial Olivier de Cologne Happy Birthday, Bikwil
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Yuppies and their ilk
Ah Me Mum Lavinia Godfrey The poet and her mother take a trip from rural Cootamundra to Sydney
Where Three Ways Meet Old Vic Trivia maybe, Victoriana certainly 
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Beachcomber, Sir Thomas Beecham, Albert Einstein, John Harney and Anonymous
In the Gentle Season Bet Briggs Another mellow evocation in verse of Autumn
Down Limerick Lane Various A new occasional feature, with an introductory discussion of this popular verse form by Harlish Goop and limericks by landoc and NonesuCH
Web Line Tony Rogers Three Aussie tourism sites
Sonnet Trois Hambone Dreadful Doggerel No. 2
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Fizzgig Memories and news of The Lovely Miss Aimi Macdonald

Issue 8, July 1998
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Manifesto of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palimpsests

Tony Rogers

A call for contributions to a further occasional series
Camp Creative '98, or I'll Take You Home Again, Antonio Peter Mara A choral neophyte enjoys himself "inside the music"
Web Line Tony Rogers Project Gutenberg
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Part 1 of a tribute to Sir James Augustus Henry Murray (1837-1915), editor of the original Oxford English Dictionary
"The Most Sublime Noise" Bet Briggs Some words in praise of Beethoven
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Charles Luckman, Groucho Marx, George Bernard Shaw and Gore Vidal
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Fizzgig To scan or to dive?

Issue 9, September 1998
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I Rest My Case

Tony Rogers

An impassioned  "mean streets" plea for more contributions to the November Wagner issue
For a Singer and His Song Bet Briggs Paul Robeson, a crusading voice
Postal Fever Harlish Goop Another rare free mag: Australian Style
The Egyptian Art Lover . . . The Fairy Brothers Dreadful Doggerel No. 3
Web Line Tony Rogers Some Australian art gallery sites
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Part 2 and conclusion of an article on lexicographer James Murray
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Margot Asquith, Brendan Behan, Robert Orben, Richard Strauss and Mae West
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Fizzgig Pencils

Issue 10, November 1998 (Special Wagner Issue)
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Wagner Fest

Tony Rogers

The Editor explains what's on offer here
Why All the Fuss? Spud Money A tongue-in-cheek sketch of what Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen is famous for
The Ring in Australia Tony Rogers The importance of the 1998 production in Adelaide, South Australia, of the Ring
Gaudeat Auditor Tony Rogers The best bits of the Ring and other Wagner works the newcomer should listen to
Enter an Archetypal Zealot Tony Rogers A parody of I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General (from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance)
Detective Story The Wanderer Wagner and Inspector Morse
A Ring of Pilgrims Bet Briggs The responses of five different people to the Ring: author Mark Twain, composer Anton Bruckner, German scholar John Robertson and his wife Ethel (novelist Henry Handel Richardson) and an ordinary man called Jim
The Tin Voice Laughed Olive Conduit Failed soprano Anna makes good as a musical humourist
Wagner's Revolutionary Years Joan Willmott-Clarke Wagner and the aftermath of the upheavals of 1848
Web Line Tony Rogers A few Web sites devoted to Wagner
The Power of the Feminine Clare Hansson Woman as Wagner's Muse
Down Limerick Lane Various One limerick from NonesuCH, and another double-barrelled one from the Editor
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various A surfeit of 16 jocular/sardonic quotes about Wagner and his music from Beachcomber, Sir Thomas Beecham, Ambrose Bierce, Claude Debussy, George Eliot, James Huneker, Frank Muir, Bill Nye, David Randolph, Gioachino Rossini (2), Anna Russell, Igor Stravinsky, Oscar Wilde and Ralph Vaughan Williams
A French Connection Bet Briggs The influence of Wagner on literary France in the 1880s
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Fifteen anagrams with a Wagner twist
The Therapist Prescribes . . . Peter Wimsey 
and I.Q. Lowe
An egocentric psychologist recommends the healing power of Wagner to a disturbed Billy Bunter loving tango man
Is There a Believer in the House? Tony Rogers One man's story of how he came under the spell of Wagner's music
"A Gripping Drama . . ." Alfred E. Watson A satirical review of the first performance in England of the complete Ring (from Punch, 1882)
An Australian Brünnhilde Bet Briggs The career of soprano Florence Austral
Where Three Ways Meet Tony Rogers A tiny representative miscellany of all that Wagnerian trivia out there, partly sedate, but mainly droll
Wagner the Innovator E. Roy Strong The vision, the leitmotivs, the orchestra pit, the orchestration
Ring-Barking Mad Tony Rogers Another parody, this time of Joyce Kilmer's Trees
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Fizzgig Wagner's music at the movies

Issue 11, January 1999
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In Danger of Being Swamped by Ancients

Tony Rogers

How about more input to Bikwil from the literate young?
Big Ben Strikes Again: Reactions to Our Special Wagner Issue Various Comments from Cecil Bieder-Mill, The Brandenburg Gatekeeper, The Full M. Python, Charles Marks (retd.) and Katisha
Programming with Grace Tony Rogers The life and work of computer pioneer Grace Hopper (1906-92)
Naturalisti al'Poltrona Giorni A weekend back-packing campout
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop More on Jabberwocky and Bandersnatch-like language
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Sir Thomas Beecham, Robert Benchley, W.C. Fields, Spike Milligan and some Graffiti
The Vantage Point Lavinia Godfrey "The storm is gathering . . ."
Web Line Tony Rogers "Surely the Net has something on the Carry On films?"
A Grace Note for George Bet Briggs A poem for the Gershwin Centenary
Larick and the Aratronts (2) Harlish Goop A second paglet in Bandersnatch
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Fizzgig A note on jazz musician Jimmy Giuffre (b. 1921)

Issue 12, March 1999

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Tally Ho!

Tony Rogers

"The results of our recent survey on whether to charge for Bikwil are in, counted and applauded"
Puddin' 'n' Pie Tony Rogers Some words of appreciation for English actor Richard Griffiths (b. 1947)
Where Three Ways Meet Sockrates A score and more remarkable Presidential Coincidences
Nocturne Bet Briggs Some quiet jazz piano playing inspired this poem
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Time to tidy up some loose ends
Telephone Exchange E. Roy Strong One of the tallish tales from Come Spin Us a Yarn Sleepy Jack
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Dan Quayle, George Bernard Shaw, Rev. Sydney Smith, Mark Twain and P.G. Wodehouse
Web Line Tony Rogers Four sites featuring Australian train travel
From the Back Verandah Fizzgig The story behind the famous "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"


 

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