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Also, we 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: Vale Shane MacGowan – The Pogues – ‘Dirty Old Town’

Col Ritchie has been a fan of The Pogues for many years, and fondly remembers a memorable performance by them at BluesFest a few years ago. [Like Keith Richards, we thought Shane MacGowan would live on forever but not so. With his death on Thursday, The Footy Almanac reprises this story about The Pogues. Vale Shane MacGowan. – ED]

Almanac Music: In memory of Shane MacGowan – ‘Fairytale of New York’ – The Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl)

One of the great contemporary Christmas songs is ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl). It is sure to get your feet tapping and put you in the Christmas spirit. [With the passing of Shane MacGowan on Thursday, what better way to remember him by as we lead into the festive season than to replay this great Christmas song by The Pogues. Vale Shane MacGowan – ED]

Almanac Music: You Wear it Well – Songs about Clothes

Today, KD’s piece on popular music themes concerns songs about clothes. As usual, readers are warmly encouraged to contribute song choices of their own in the ‘Comments’ section.

Almanac Music: Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs play Melbourne Saturday night!

Footy Almanac friend and favourite, Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs, has a gig in Melbourne this weekend and Trucker Slim is a big fan urging all not to miss this Aussie music icon in concert.

Almanac Music: Two evenings with Calexico

Venusmoon witnesses Calexico shine at both Hamer Hall and in a Sth Gippsland Town Hall in 2016. [With the announcement of Calexico’s forthcoming tour it is timely to reprise this wonderful review from 2016 – ED]

Almanac Music: ‘The Melbourne Cup’ – Slim Dusty

Aussie music legend Slim Dusty sings his song, ‘The Melbourne Cup’.

Almanac Music – Harvest Rock: Beck’s Chicken Curry and the Celebrated Drumsticks of Christmas

It’s the time for festivals in the most festive of states and Mickey Randall and his Family Band were on hand to witness some musical delight at Harvest Rock.

Almanac Music: ‘Now and Then’ – Why the world has shed a tear

Like many, Richard Griffiths is enthralled with the release of ‘Now and Then’ by The Beatles, as his wonderful review so clearly states.

Almanac Music: Songs About Mail

In his ongoing series about popular music themes, KD writes about songs involving mail – letters, posties, mail in general…

Almanac (Legal) Music: A broken record ‘Down Under’

Good friend of the Footy Almanac, lawyer Paul Noonan reflects opon the issues surrounding the copyright law in relation to the ‘Kookaburra’ and ‘Down Under’ case.