A friend: So, I read your blog. It’s quite good I suppose.
Me: Thanks (I think).
A friend: But I don’t get the name. That’s not your real name.
Me: No, I write under a pseudonym.
A friend: Yeah, but why Helen Bach?
Me: Well, it’s a joke isn’t it?
A friend: But it’s not very funny.
Me: It’s like those names they do on Ken Bruce’s show on Radio
Two, you know, for example Eileen Dover, Elaine Closed or Annette Curtain.
A friend: So what’s Helen Bach?
Me: I took it from the Wham song.
A friend: What, ‘Last Christmas’?
Me: No, ‘Freedom’. It goes (singing) ‘you could drag me to
Helen Bach just as long as we’re together...’
A friend: So you’ve given yourself a ‘comedy’ name from a Wham song. Is that really the sort of level you’re pitching at?
Me: Um, yes, it is actually. It amused me anyway.
So that’s how I got my blogger name, in case you were interested, which you probably weren’t. I’m off to listen to Wham’s greatest hits. Back soon (sorry George)!