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We’re keen to publish your music stories. Any topic. Any style.

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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.

The day I met Kenny Rogers

The passing of modern music icon Kenny Rogers has touched several Almanackers – Andrew Starkie shares his experiences of watching ‘The Gambler’ up on stage in all his magnificence and frailties.

Kenny Rogers and me

Mickey Randall goes down memory lane to catalogue Kenny Rogers’ presence in his life. It’s a charming tale of belated appreciation.

Almanac Music (Stereo Stereo Stories): ‘Everybody Hurts’ – a road trip to Sydney

Check out Matt Quartermaine’s Stereo Stories post reflecting on his recent road trip to Sydney. A must read!

Almanackers, what about a theme song?

Citrus Bob Utber suggests the Footy Almanac needs a theme song: a special, rip-roaring, rousing song that celebrates all things our community reflects. Ok Almanackers, over to you!

The Wantok Musik Foundation

Almanacker, staunch Melbourne man, and musician, David Bridie is Artistic Director of the Wantok Musik Foundation, which seeks to promote the music of our region.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Luca Falvo: Queen – above and beyond

Parade College Grade 9 student Luca Falvo touches on his love for Queen and the memories he has of being introduced to them by his father.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Ethan Power: The history of Metallica

Ethan Power has always loved Metallica. Now a Grade 9 student at Parade College, he details the history of the band and the impact they’ve had on his own musical development.

Almanac Music: Tamworth 2020 – From Little Things Big Things Grow

A magic moment at Tamworth for Andrew Starkie, as Kev Carmody and others join Paul Kelly in a moving rendition of “From Little Things, Big Things Grow”.

Almanac History – January 30 over the years

The Almanac investigates January 30 – major events, births, cricket and the arts. There are too many to choose from, but Ian Hauser remembers some that left an impression on him.

Almanac Music: Smoky Dawson’s ‘The Hero of the West’

At this time of the year, the hearts and minds of traditionalists turn to the Adelaide Oval and Rodney Marsh who made such an impression on the nation that Smoky Dawson produced this masterpiece (thanks to Graeme Orr and Australian Kitsch for alerting me to this).