Almanac Music: The Music Labyrinth

Nonshedders has been running a music program, ‘The Music Labyrinth’, on community radio since his retirement. He provides examples of his presentations on the program.

Round 3 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Two Tribes – Easter Monday With The Nevilles

On Easter Monday the footy tribes were out in force and provided a backdrop for Danny Russell and his musings on the match.

Almanac Life: ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ (or ‘Lessons for, and from, a life in policing’).

Danny Russell, known to Almanac readers as nonshedders, marks his retirement from the Tasmanian police with this insightful swansong. [Wise words, thanks Danny. JTH]

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: A Nutshell Analysis

The lid is off in Tigerland after an emphatic victory over the Cats last night.

Almanac Music: Sunnyholt – Perry Keyes

Nonshedders has found a wonderful local songwriter who captures the essence of Australia and its people. Do yourself a favour.

Genesis and the Holy Grail

What do “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot and “The Cinema Show” by Genesis have to do with each other? It’s all explained for you in “Genesis and the Holy Grail”

Finals Week 1 – Fremantle v Sydney: A half-time submission

There were things to be done at half-time this afternoon. Disliking and admiring aspects of Fremantle ended up top of the list for Danny Russell.

Where Are The Forces of Good?

The Fremantle Boa Constrictor may well win a premiership with this joyless, clinical suffocation of its prey – but is it worth the price?

To clock or not to clock?

Like everyone else on this post-Vaudeville Sunday morning, I’m thinking about the clock. We’re told that the lack of an official countdown clock is one of the great romances of AFL football:  the drama of not knowing how long to go until the agony is ended mixed with the fervent pleas to either “lock it [Read more]

The reluctant Catwoman

Wifey is from footballing stock.  West Coast of Tassie footballing stock.  Her dad and his three brothers together racked up 2000 games for Gormanston and later, Lyell-Gormanston.  Porkus (Wifey’s Dad) was courted by Footscray, which resulted in Wifey’s Mum becoming a die-hard Doggies supporter from that moment onwards.  Porkus can’t have thought much of the [Read more]