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We’re keen to publish your music stories. Any topic. Any style.

How to publish a story with Almanac Music

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Also, we’ll continue to feature yarns from Stereo Stories: A Song. A Place. A Time. edited by Vin Maskell. This caters for the specific writing genre – the music and memoir style Vin prefers – outlined on the Stereo Stories site. It’s an excellent idea on an excellent site. Check it out.

Round 4 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Hard Times Come

It was quiet on the South Morang train as Rick Kane made his way back from the MCG on Easter Monday.

Almanac Music: Andy’s Wake

A farewell to gifted Bendigo musician Andy Pattison who died suddenly. This was quite a wake.

Postcard from the mixing desk

Stereo Stories now has postcards, designed by none other than Chris Rees (the man behind the fabulous Footy Enigmas designs).

Almanac Music: In Praise of Lucky Oceans – and Robyn and Doug

Peter Crossing laments the loss of some great music shows from Radio National. The ABC’s decommissioning may save on dollars but has come at a greater cost?

A Day on the Green: Annie’s Lane

Mickey Randall enjoyed The Whitlams and others at Annie Lane’s winery. He also got to experience the joy of discovering an unexpected game of cricket.

Women’s Footy Almanac: Michelle Brisbane and The Houndlings – Supporting those who support the Almanac

Michelle Brisbane and Ethical Investment Services have supported the inaugural Women’s Footy Almanac. Yvette got along to see her band The Houndlings play last Sunday, and recommends the band to other Almanackers.

Almanac Music: church, childhood, Dave Graney

Hobart graphic designer Chris Rees is known to more than a few Almanackers for his artwork, especially his images of footy enigmas from the 1970s and 1980s.

Chris is also a dab hand at telling a story, as he shows in his debut Stereo Story, inspired by the Dave Graney song That’s the Way It’s Gonna Be.

Almanac Music: Chuck Berry – Ent Cent, 1989

Hail, hail rock-n-roll! Earl gives thanks to Chuck.

Almanac Music: Chuck Berry at Festival Hall 1975

The sweat, smoke, and cold misery of thousands of defeated fist-fighters never seems to leave the suspended air of Melbourne’s Festival Hall. Even though the venue’s famous boxing ring has been disassembled for tonight’s show, the hall’s echo-enhancing walls still reverberate with the tolling clang of the bell. It’s a big, bloodied, booming cavern.

I’m here as a wide-eyed 13 year old anticipating the presence of true rock’n’roll royalty.

Almanac Music: Cattle And Cane Stereo Story

John Butler (the pioneering Almanacker, not the muso with a trio) makes his Stereo Stories debut with a story inspired by Cattle And Cane by The Go-Betweens: a series of finely-crafted vignettes stemming from a trip last year to the Far North.