Almanackers in stereo

Almanackers Rick Kane, Kerrie Soraghan, Nick Gadd  and Vin Maskell are part of a project called Stereo Stories. The website’s motto is simply: Why songs matter.

Rick has written three Stereo Stories, his most recent about The Sing by Bill Callahan. Like much of Rick’s writing, it’s pensive and sensitive. His other Stereo Stories are about the Johnny Cash song (written by Kris Kristofferson) Here Comes That Rainbow Again, and about watching, with his dad, The Culture Club sing Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

Kerrie Soraghan writes about her father in a story that refers to two songs, Reelin In The Years by Steely Dan and Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond. You might need a tissue by the time you get to the last paragraph.

Nick Gadd’s latest Stereo Story riffs marvellously  on Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads. He also has pieces inspired by Protection by Massive Attack, The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane.

And Vin? He’s given himself the esteemed title of founding editor. Amongst his stories are memories of hearing Springsteen’s Statetrooper for the first time.

The site also includes a few postscripts by musicians, including Paul Kelly briefly describing how he wrote Feelings Of Grief, and Roger Wells describing, at length, how he wrote The Little Heroes’ One Perfect Day.

Visit Stereo Stories if you wish.

About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.


  1. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Thanks for alerting us to this Vin.

    I can feel a yarn or two coming on.

    one – two – three – four – five – six! …

  2. Look at Les E go off at this.

  3. Mickey Randall says

    An excellent idea. I’ve read some of the stories, and I’m inspired. Well done to all.

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