Almanac Music: Chuck Berry – Ent Cent, 1989

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

Almanac Inventiveness: Gotta keep possession

What can be done with a footy? Where are the limits? Adam Muyt on a chance encounter at the bottleshop – with a sassy footy creative; pushing boundaries.

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.

Travel Almanac: Saturday in VB

More observations from Villers-Bretenneux by Citrus Bob.

Almanac Travel – L’homme dangereux

Citrus Bob has made a pilgrimage to Villers-Bretonneux, France, from where he writes of his grandfather, war, and of getting back into the classroom [Marvellous – Ed].

A week in a life: and footy is just around the corner

As the sun shines, Jan Courtin reflects on the world around her. Much of it is sad however it reminds Jan of how fortunate we really are. And with footy around the corner, Jan and Marshall get the tick for round one.

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.

Photo Gallery – Local Cricket: Brinkworth/Koolunga v Lower North

Peter Argent caught the semi-finals of the Stanley Cricket Association between Brinkworth/Koolunga and Lower North. Eighteen year-old quick Isaac Moller was in good form and gave his all.

AFL Pre-season – Carlton v St Kilda: Love and Passion

Yoshi travelled from Japan to York, England to be with his love Katie. He also caught up with the results as his Saints crushed Carlton.

Almanac Music: Racing In The Street Stereo Story

As a teenage boy in a dark suburban room, I was a long way from the turnpikes of New Jersey. I didn’t have a job, a car or a girl, just an Apollo 10-speed bicycle and a dungeon I called my own. What on earth was I connecting with here?

Almanac Music – Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’: Dividing sounds, but not opinions

Sean Mortell is completely blown away by Ed Sheeran’s new album, “Divide”. His comprehensive review will give you everything you need to know about Sheeran’s third studio album.

Almanac Music: Fun and Feasting at the Beggars Banquet

Mickey Randall reminisces over The Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet. It may not be one of their most popular albums, but it the most fun album for Mickey.

Photo Gallery – Whitsunday Sea Eagles scoreboard

Sasha Lennon visited the Whitsundays and took great shots of the Whitsunday Sea Eagles scoreboard. What are your favourite community footy club scoreboards?

Almanac Obituary: A Salute to Valerie Mildred Bracher

A touching tribute to Valerie Mildred Bracher, an Australian Defence Force Corporal, loving daughter, sister and aunty who lived a full life.

Almanac Music: Bonfest

Bonfest is coming soon to Scotland and that has Neil Drysdale excited about his younger days. The town of Kirriemuir even recently unveiled a bronze statue of Bon Scott.

Almanac Music: Springsteen, rainbows and a full moon; drinking our fill at Hanging Rock

David Wilson woke on Saturday morning with a nebulous thought of seeing his first Bruce Springsteen show. What followed was a wonderful family adventure to Hanging Rock…

Almanac Cinema – Movie Review: Lion

Noel McPhee needs to tell us about this film “Lion;” a memorable film in many different and compelling ways. [Spoiler alert. Some storyline is divulged in this report – Ed].

Manning Clark Lecture – Invitation to Almanackers

An invitation to the 18th Manning Clark Lecture to be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt

Almanac Music: Tamworth – Light on the Hill

Andrew Starkie realises the Tamworth Music Festival is one of the beautiful things in this world that gets him excited to write.

Almanac Music: You’ve Gotta Love Millennials

Micah Tyler makes some interesting observations. Thoughts?