Almanac Football – Most Improved and Most Dedicated for the Osaka Dingoes

The AFL’s keenest Japanese fan, Yoshi, tells us about his first year with the code – and how he came up trumps at the Osaka Dingoes’ end of season awards. Well done, Yoshi, and congratulations from all at The Almanac.

Pub Review: The Cumberland, Glanville

So, if you’ve a raging thirst, or you want to hear one, then this pub is right there. And, should you wish, you can catch a train. Mickey Randall reviews The Cumberland Hotel in Glanville.

Mickey Randall and an Almanac SA pub crawl: a gestating idea

We think connoisseur Mickey Randall is the perfect person to organise a South Australian pub crawl. He just needs some suggestions regarding itinerary. The principal criterion is heartfelt connection to the pub in question.

Almanac Pub Review: Lord Exmouth Hotel, Exeter

Another fabulous pub review from Mickey Randall, The Lord Exmouth Hotel in Exeter, SA.

Almanac Books – ‘The Animator – a street art fable’ by Peter Warrington and Rachel Williams.

Peter Warrington and Rachel Williams of ‘Not Quite Newtown’ have a new publication – ‘The Animator – a street art fable’. Inner western Sydney, street art, story-telling and mystery come together in this colourful production.

A Tribute to Lindy Burns

The “other” Luke from Colac shares some memories of ABC radio superstar, Lindy Burns, as she winds up the current phase of her broadcast career after well over a decade of capturing the hearts and minds of Victorians via the wireless.

Almanac Music: Songs of the Wimmera

Alex Darling is looking to put together a list of songs about/artists from the Wimmera region. Can anyone help him out? All suggestions welcome.

Almanac Art: Nick Howson’s Footy Cards

Nick Howson has produced a set of 12 cards of the early VFL clubs in their original colours with a small booklet on the history of the clubs’ names.

Almanac Backyards – Backyard Bliss

Craig Dodson’s article on backyard space caused Pamela Sherpa to reflect on her own blissful childhood spent outdoors.

Pub Review: The Birkenhead Tavern, Port Adelaide

Mickey heads to the Port Riviera to take in the Birkenhead Tavern and all she has to offer.

Plenty of practice and empty heads – Part 10: Your frame as the game

Perspective is very important and, as David Stiff argues, framing perspective has significant benefits. And all this affirmed when tackling the Grand Canyon. [Sage advice for all, but especially those working on major writing projects – JTH]

Almanac Music: Cheap Trick and The Beatles

What do Cheap Trick and The Beatles have in common? A fair bit, says David Oke.

Melbourne Seminar (with Magnet Galleries and Manning Clark House): After Turnbull – Whither the ABC?

Magnet Galleries and Manning Clark House host this Melbourne seminar (Wed 21 Nov) where Fatima Measham, Gideon Haigh and Jeff Sparrow discuss all things ABC. Very timely. John Harms is the MC. All welcome.

Colossus: A story for our times

Jenny’s life force is resilient. She has a strength not seen. She is indefatiguable. Unbowed. Colossal. Andrew Starkie relates the story of Jenny and her son Craig, who suffers from mental illness.

Almanac Pub Review: Magpie and Stump, Clare Valley

Mickey Randall and family are back on the road in search of a good pub, a decent stubby holder and a Greek rejuvenation story. They find all three.

Almanac (Racing) Poetry: Melbourne Cup Blues

The Melbourne Cup can bring on the Blues.

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.

Almanac Music: Classic Rock’s most underrated lead guitarists

The beauty of great rock guitarists is they manage to leave an indelible, unique mark on the genre despite having the same six strings and the same twenty-odd frets as every other player to work with. Alex Darling discusses some of his favourite guitar players.

TAB Epigram

Wilde about the flutter! The latest from wordsmith Damian Balassone.

Pub Review: The Exeter, Adelaide

Mickey Randall has been to another pub! Here is his review of the Exeter in downtown Adelaide.