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

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Stereo Stories Three guitars

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.

How to Lose Australia

Matt Zurbo, in sending his season’s greeting, makes his case for an inclusive Australia. Because it’s actually about giving everyone a fair go.

The meanings of Making Gravy

What does the Paul Kelly song How To Make Gravy mean to you? Cassandra Atkinson thought she knew the song well, until her parents split up.

Almanac Music – “The tracks that we followed are clear”: An encounter with Hugh McDonald

A brief encounter with Redgum’s Hugh McDonald not long before his death drives a thoughtful consideration of music, politics and family

Almanac Music: 10 Favourite Austral(as)ian Albums of 2017

Andrew Fithall knows his music alright. If you aren’t familiar with any of these, check them out and be rewarded.

Jeff Dowsing + teenage mix-tape = Stereo Story

Jeff Dowsing’s novel, Undercurrents, includes rules for a teenage boy making a 1980s mixtape for a teenage girl. Compare your guidelines, and your mixtape, to his.

Almanac Music – Best Albums and EPs of 2017

Just in time for Christmas – Luke Reynolds brings his annual review of music highlights. Albums, artists, stories; with an Australia/ New Zealand leaning. [Do you have any to add? -Ed]

Ripper ’76

Mickey lets rip with thoughts about a favourite album.

Rick Kane + 1916 Easter Uprising = Stereo Story

On a recent visit to Belfast Rick Kane wrestled with his heritage and the Irish troubles. Then, in a lttle bar called Fibber Magee’s, he heard a song that ‘married the personal to the political, the blood of resistance to the marrow of love’.

Almanac Music: If you want blood – we got it

A heartfelt tribute to Malcolm Young and everything that AC/DC means to many

Stereo Stories’ final show for 2017 – this Saturday at Newport Bowls Club

Almanackers Smokie Dawson and Rick Kane will be front and centre at the final Stereo Stories concert for 2017. They’ll be amongst half-a-dozen writers sharing the stage with The Stereo Stories Band next Saturday night at the Newport Bowls Club, Melbourne.