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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.

Almanac Music: Geography, geometry and the cartography of loss… revisiting Jimmy Webb’s By the Time I Get to Phoenix

As Smokie has got us in a musical mood, let’s revisit this Almanac classic from 2015, which even drew the attention of the great man Jimmy Webb himself. Make yourself a cup of tea and sit down with Cranky Pete’s wonderful discussion of ‘By the time I get to Phoenix’.

Almanac Music – Aussie album review: INXS “Shabooh Shoobah”

Smokie returns to share the seventh in his occasional series of Australian album reviews- this time “Shabooh Shoobah” by INXS.

Almanac Music (and AFL premierships): ‘Eagle Rock’ and the origin of The Down Trou

Given the West Coast’s victory, we’re thinking the state of WA should celebrate with a choreographed and coordinated Down Trou. Or a whole year of it – every time the opening riff is heard. This is something about its elusive origins written by an ardent Pies fan Lord Malcaster:

The Down Trou has become world famous. Lord Mulcaster remembers its Union College origins. He was reminded of those grand days recently when he was at a Union College re-Union Ball at City Hall in Brisbane. When that riff plays, there is only one thing to do…

Footy teams have away strips – why not away anthems?

All clubs have their team song to sing after yet another win. But what about a club anthem – think Liverpool’s ‘You’ll never walk alone’ in the EPL. What about your club? Robert Allen starts a new discussion with the AFL in mind, but don’t let that stop you from including your code of preference.

Almanac Music – Lazy Lester: The Same Thing Could Happen To You

Peter Crossing pays tribute to blues man Leslie ‘Lazy Lester’ Johnson who passed a short while ago at 85 years young.

Galveston and me

How influential a song, a time, a longing for another – a longing for peace? Mickey Randall on the seminal track penned by Jimmy Webb, “Galveston”.

Almanac Music: R.I.P. Aretha

Neil Drysdale records his tribute to Aretha Franklin, the greatest singer of her generation.

The Bob Dylan Solution – How Richmond’s Premiership Can Save Music

Hagman gets blown north by the wind, takes in some northern culture before heading back to Melbourne for the poet of his generation – but the Tigers are the thread that binds.

Blues in Echuca

From blues music to bare knuckle boxing (and a little mention of footy), Glen! takes us through some history of Echuca and surrounds.

Almanac Music: Eilen Jewell – A New Lady Sings the Blues

Eilen Jewell is a talented musician who is outside the mainstream, celebrated but not widely known, and it’s rewarding to follow such an inspiring artist according to fan Michael Harry.