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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: 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.   

A Lament for the Absolutely Lamentable – Carlton v The Fine Young Cannibals

Rick N takes us back to when Carlton were A Good Thing, but now the team just Drives Me (him) Crazy.

Five live stylists

Blues blood runs in Earl O’Neill’s veins. (No typo there.) He shares memories of five of his best experiences and, oh, what a lucky man he’s been!

Almanac Everything (including Music): Fruity Ale and a Fire Bucket

We weren’t expecting a survey like this on the Almanac pages but it certainly has merit – especially when presented within a missive which describes the sanctuary of Mickey Randall’s home.

Almanac Music – Feeling Whitney by Post Malone: Ambiguous Heart Wrench

Are you Feeling Whitney today? Sean Mortell is.

Almanac Music – The growing maturity of Australian Rock

Oz guitar bands aren’t dead, they’re just adapting. Alex Darling connects a lot of dots in this perceptive overview of Australian guitar bands old and new.

Almanackers at this year’s Williamstown Literary Festival – June 16-17

Be sure to head along to the Willy Lit Fest for some excellent panels and chats and support the Almanac writers who are part of this year’s program. (The quickview of the whole program is available here too)