The Last Pulse is a seriously good novel. Don’t be distracted by the fact it is so enjoyable to read. It is, at the same time, a work of considerable literary merit. It’s Noah meets the Odyssey meets Ned Kelly meets Jesus Christ meets Bob Katter meets A.D. Hope. It was my pleasure to say a few words at the recent launch.
John Harms is called down to his local ground by some students from Salesian College to tell a few stories of the club and its magnificent oval.
Remember back to the start of the 2014 season. What were we thinking back then? JTH headed to Kardinia Park for the Cats’ opener.
Tinsel Tony Wilson, Ange Pippos and I were definitely wearing the white shorts for this one. The debate at the Ian Potter Museum of Art attracted a terrific audience (very responsive). But we got flogged by Robert Nelson, Alicia Sometimes and Justin Heazlewood (hearty congratulations). Thanks to Dave O’Neill for sitting in the chair.
John Harms celebrates Nathan Lyon’s wonderful summer by looking at the things all off-spinners deal with every waking moment.
A great day had by all at the Almanac Melbourne Cup Lunch thanks to Greg Carpenter, Phil Smith, Robbie Griffiths, Andy Gemmell and the Waterside Hotel. Check out our trifecta numbers.
David Fordyce takes us to an Ainslie Football Club function, August 2014, Canberra. The speaker: John Harms. The subject: connections between life and football. Take it away David…
“Would you like to see the new bank Squizzy?” “Why yes, I think I would…” For our last racing podcast this spring, John Harms and Steve Baker sit down with legendary race caller Jack ‘bearing his molars to the breeze’ Styring for a cuppa or two.
Jack Styring gets a mention in Memoirs of a Mug Punter
With the focus still on Spring Racing, venerated racing writer Danny Power joins Harmsy, Matty Q and Stone Cold Steve Baker on the couch to crack open a few bottles of red and share his love of the horse.
JTH spent Saturday night at Rowdy’s 50th birthday celebration where the family room became Bay 13 for 40+ revellers (and more?)
John Harms gave visiting Queenslander Matt O’Hanlon a quintessentially Melbourne experience.
Hawthorn register a reasonable win as the bumbling Cats miss early opportunities.
We can win this.
JTH enjoyed a weekend where footy was the winner and Port Adelaide took over as the team who play the game as it should be played.
JTH has spent a life-time in footy (like many of us).
He once despised the Tigers. He now believes they are good for football. He explains why.
JTH on an evening at the Waterside Hotel watching the Bledisloe Cup, and the night working out what happened at the MCG. [Contains traces of P. Flynn analysis – Ed]
JTH on the movie that is the 2014 season.
John Harms travels to the nation’s capital for a few days of footy culture, and watches Kevin Sheedy’s reaction to the Giants’ (brief) stirring.
Thanks to everyone for turning up to Manning Clark House to hear Geoff Pryor at his story-telling best. Really interesting night. And then on to Eastlake FC to see that crazy game between Richmond and Essendon. [With thanks to Manning Clark House and Bas Clark too…and an added treat when Donny Dwyer lobbed at Eastlake!]