Almanac Music: The Last Record Store

Peter Crossing provides joyful ‘High Fidelity’ memories of the record stores that dotted cities in the days before music went digital.

Round 20 – GWS v North Melbourne: Firrito fulminates as the Roos bound away

The nation’s capital is turning orange and charcoal, and the people wait patiently. Peter Crossing was at Manuka on Saturday.

Jumbucks galore

Peter Crossing sheepishly put forward his nominations for the Wool Industry Team of the Century. He may be trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

Round 7 – Greater Western Sydney v Port Adelaide

Peter Crossing went to Manuka, freezing but satisfied with the food offerings of a friend and a good game if not a victory for his GWS team.

AFL Round 5 – GWS Giants v Gold Coast: Kicking the footy in Canberra

Goal! Here come the Giants, shouted Peter Crossing’s pal, Nev. “How many times are you going to say that?” was the response from the cheap seats. And so it goes.

Book review: Greg Chappell’s Fierce Focus

Chappell is forthright and candid in his comments concerning the acrimonious times surrounding World Series Cricket and the fateful underarm incident.

Footy Book Review: Legends and more Legends

Peter Crossing reviews Sean Gorman’s Legends, and Ken Piesse’s Legends of the Bush.

AFL Round 6 – Sydney v Adelaide: Crows in a tight one

As the Crows prepare for their Preliminary Final v Hawthorn, we recall the day earlier in the season when they beat one of the other contenders, the Swans.

No fairy tale ending at the SCG

On the eve of round 6, one astute observer made the point that Melbourne Storm, in the Sydney based NRL and the Sydney Swans, playing in Melbourne-centric AFL were both undefeated. Contrary indeed. The potential for a good match between Sydney and Adelaide loomed. After a great win against Hawthorn, the Swans were set to [Read more]