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John Butler + meeting Richard Thompson = Stereo Story

I’ve generally abided that warning about meeting your heroes. But this is Richard Thompson! How often do you get to meet a bona fide legend? A bona fide legend who is signing CDs after his gig…

John Butler + Robert Johnson = Stereo Story

In this age where there’s supposedly no such thing as bad publicity, where every mundane detail of life can serve as grist to the celebrity mill, the rarest commodity of all is a genuine sense of mystery. Because he was dead long before he was famous, Robert Johnson will never lose his mystery.

Wantok Almanac: John Frum, Yasur, Toka and Tanna

After a tour of East New Britain in PNG, Wantok Almanac heads a long way south to the amazing island of Tanna in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province. Perhaps you’ve seen the movie, but there’s plenty to stimulate the senses away from the silver screen.

Butler + hitchhiking + Chisel = Stereo Story

John Butler can make you laugh and he can make you – if not cry – then ponder the deeper moments. This time it’s via the Cold Chisel song My Turn To Cry.

Almanac Footy – Carlton 2021: The wildcard season

Ahead of a crucial game against their old rivals, John Butler tries to assess Carlton’s prospects for 2021.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Seven minutes told the tale

For all Carlton’s efforts on the night, it’s seven minutes that leave John Butler worried.

Almanac Cricket: What is happening with fourth innings in Australia?

Prompted by a tweet from an English statistician, John Butler examines an interesting trend in fourth innings in Australian tests.

Australia v India – Fourth Test: Who will endure?

Australia faltered, whilst India survived. There were many talking points to emerge from Sydney, and much to anticipate in Brisbane. John Butler sets the scene.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 3: India close on a remarkable revival

The Steve Smith symphony is out of tune, and it is leaving Australia’s batting badly exposed. John Butler reports on Day 3 at the MCG, as India closed on a series levelling victory.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 2: Rahane grinds Australia into error

Ajinkya Rahane let his bat do the talking on Day 2 at the MCG. By the end of play he’d decisively won the debate. John Butler reports.

Almanac Cricket: Australia v India 2020-21 – Fingers crossed for a big pay-off

After an off-season dominated by financial arguments, Australia once again takes on India, Covid-19 allowing. John Butler sets the scene.

Round 16 – Carlton v Sydney: Roller coasters can hold our beer

Though the Carlton journey through 2020 has had its queasy moments, John Butler is hanging on for the ride. Tuesday night was rough on the fingernails.

Round 3 – Geelong v Carlton: We’re taking it one citadel at a time

A turning point? Or just lucky? Or both? Whatever your call, John Butler is happy to celebrate Carlton’s first win down at Geelong in a very long time.

The Wisteria Diary – No breadcrumbs will mark this way out

As we start to emerge from lock down, some will say it’s the end of the beginning. John Butler isn’t even that confident.

The Wisteria Diary – Watching the curve

Like all of us, John Butler is watching the curve, wondering where it will lead us.

The Wisteria Diary – Dispatches from the retail front line

Like so many, John Butler now has time on his hands and a bit to consider.

AFLW Round 4 – Adelaide v Carlton: Not so useless after all

John Butler reports on an impressive Carlton performance.

AFLW Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Blues too seasoned for raw Tigers

The Blues were too slick for the Tigers in the AFLW season opener. But John Butler wonders why there was no ”Unleash the Geish” merch?

AFLW: An unauthorized season primer (Part 2)

In the second part of his AFLW4 preview, John Butler looks at the competing clubs.

AFLW4: An unauthorized season primer (Part 1)

For those who may not have been keeping up, John Butler gets you up to speed for the AFLW season. (Opinions are his, definitely not the AFL’s -Ed).