A touching tribute to Valerie Mildred Bracher, an Australian Defence Force Corporal, loving daughter, sister and aunty who lived a full life.
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.
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…
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].
An invitation to the 18th Manning Clark Lecture to be delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt
Andrew Starkie realises the Tamworth Music Festival is one of the beautiful things in this world that gets him excited to write.
Micah Tyler makes some interesting observations. Thoughts?
Nonshedders has found a wonderful local songwriter who captures the essence of Australia and its people. Do yourself a favour.
This will be huge.
Vin Maskell recalls the first time he heard Springsteen’s State Trooper, from the Nebraska album…the sixth song began, its guitar line pulsating like a fresh bruise.
Getting a band back together, the songs are flowing; some commentary about sport, mainly footy in all its forms, are some of the things on Earl’s mind as he takes refuge from the heat.
Never heard of George Cole? Well, he was a school teaching, grassroots footballer of outstanding ability well known throughout Tasmania who later become a Federal Politician. His remarkable story is told here.
What do “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot and “The Cinema Show” by Genesis have to do with each other? It’s all explained for you in “Genesis and the Holy Grail”
Peter Baulderstone takes in a Bruce Springsteen concert in Perth last week. Another premiership winning performance or are the years catching up with The Boss?
Leaving no stone unturned, Mickey Randall rolls through some classic Rolling Stones albums.
Who was Albert (Pompey) Austin and why is his story so significant? Historian Roy Hay tells the intriguing tale of this nineteenth century sportsman and entertainer, possibly the only Indigenous man to play top level football during that period . [You may be able to help with information and further research – Ed]
Pete Zitterschlager runs through many of The Beatles’ albumless orphans, lamenting what could (or should) have been.
Mickey Randall finds the perfect inspiration for a story in “Drifters,” Bruce Dawe’s timeless poem.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds made their return to the road in Ballarat on Sunday, as John Butler watched on.