Almanac Music: Vale Pierre Baroni – PBS FM Soulgroove ’66

Adam Fox pays a heartfelt tribute to Pierre Baroni, one of the stalwarts of the community radio scene in Melbourne for many years with his well-loved program, ‘Soulgroove ’66’.

Almanac Music: When I killed Kiss’ ‘Alive!’

Upon being restricted to COVID-enforced Facebook challenges, Adam Fox recalls a terrific tale of one of his favourite records, and how it soon created family turmoil.

Almanac Baseball: Among the likes of Robinson, Mays, Clemente and Flood, Henry the Brave Was All Class Right to the End

The recent death of baseball great Hank Aaron is reflected upon by Adam Fox. Adam looks at Aaron’s magnificent career, and the struggles against racial prejudice that Aaron endured. He places that story within the larger context of others who battled racism in sport. (A piece about much more than baseball -Ed).

The Trivia in the Travesty: 10 Things to Appreciate About the 1990 AFL Grand Final

Adam Fox revisits the 1990 Grand Final between Collingwood and Essendon, taking the time to point out any number of oddities about those times in general and that game in particular.

Grand Final – Dreams of 1967, Flashbacks of 1992

After what many have deemed a ‘historic’ 2020 season due to the circumstances around it, Adam Fox leans into Grand Final history to add context to his own experience of the Tigers’ victory over his favoured Cats.

The Thread’s Broken (RIP Sisto)

You need only be in Pellegrini’s for a moment to know Sisto loved his customers. This was obvious to everyone including Adam Fox as he reflects upon an icon within an icon.

Vale “Name A Game”

Adam laments today marks the end of an era for the footy nostalgists and he is not happy. Sports Delivered have officially decided to put an end to their “Name A Game” service, one that has provided home and away, finals and State of Origin matches on VHS and later DVD format since the early 1990’s.

Freedom and adventure without the accompanying danger.

It wasn’t the piece Adam Fox originally envisioned, but fatherhood, work & study have conflated to bring us this, a laundry list of literary gems in order of encounter.

Last Drinks at Percy’s with a Tiger in Tow

Adam Fox shares his memories and long distance love of Melbourne. One day he hopes to have a drink with Percy. [This is a beaut travelogue – JTH]

Martin Flanagan and a reappraisal of 1992

Adam Fox makes a mighty fine debut in these pages with this piece on Martin Flanagan and perspective. Welcome Adam. And any insight into Frank Zappa would be greatly appreciated.