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450 scoreboards, and counting

A few seasons ago Almanackers Les Everett and Vin Maskell began their Scoreboard Pressure project: a website about, yep, scoreboards. From Adelaide Oval to Airport West to Afghanistan; from the MCG to Uranquinty, from Yarck to Yea to Yealering.

Summer Stereo Story – beach house records, part 2

Vin Maskell continues tracing the history of his family’s record collection, with cameos this week from The Screaming Tribesmen and The Girl From Ipanema.

The more I look at my list of nine columns the more I realise that none of the records belong to anyone anymore. They are not mine or my brothers’ or my sisters’ or my parents’. Or my brother’s wife’s. They belong to the beach-house at Moggs Creek.

Stereo Stories Live in Geelong: tickets going fast

Tickets are going fast for the first Stereo Stories gig of the year: 100 people have already booked seats for the 90 minute show at the new Geelong Library. Vin Maskell, Smokie Dawson and the Stereo Stories ensemble of writers and musicians hope to see you there.

The Dressmaker’s scoreboard

Watching the gorgeous new movie The Dressmaker, Vin Maskell couldn’t help but notice, despite Kate Winslet’s considerable charms, that there was a good old-fashioned 1950s scoreboard in some of the shots.

So Vin contacted the props department and got the low-down on the making of the scoreboard and the filming of the footy scene, at Jung Recreation Reserve in the Wimmera.

Almanac poetry: Season’s over

The changing of the seasons moves Vin Maskell to verse.

Almanac Music: The Bob Dylan Telephone Directory

What is a 14 year old to make of ‘fogs, amphetamines and pearls? Vin Maskell writes about Bob Dylan’s performance of Just Like A Woman at the 1971 Concert For Bangla Desh.

Almanac Music: A good night for the roses at Stereo Stories’ latest gig

Stereo Stories’ fifth gig in less than four months was at Victoria University’s Footscray Park Campus on Thursday evening 30 July. A night of new stories and lovely musicianship. Vin Maskell was there.

Almanackers all set for Willy Lit Fest this weekend

The Willy Lit Fest is this weekend. Vin Maskell points in the direction of a few sessions involving Almanac contributors.

Stereo Stories Tour Dates: April 19 coming up

Stereo Stories, the music and memoir project founded by Almanacker Vin Maskell, has two shows coming up. Pop in if you’re in the neighbourhood. April 19 is the first one.

Kick-to-kick (from Loose Men Everywhere)

Recently Paul Daffey pointed Age readers in the direction of the kick-to-kick passage in Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North, suggesting kick-to-kick had rarely been written about. He’s right, although it seems the Almanac is home to a number of writers (like Vin Maskell) who have. Here’s a snippet from Loose Men Everywhere by John Harms published in 2002. [E. Regnans alerted Almanac readers to the Flanagan excerpt when it was first published – Ed).

Almanac Music: Stereo Stories Big Day Out a huge success

Congratulations to Vin Maskell (Stereo Stories editor) and all those involved in the Stereo Stories Big Day out. From all reports (including this one) it was a huge success. Check out the card.

Stereo Stories Live, this Sunday at the Newport Bowls Club

Almanackers will feature prominently at this Sunday’s performance of Stereo Stories Live at the Newport Bowls Club. Rick Kane is making his Stereo Stories debut and Vin Maskell is MCing.

Music (Stereo Stories): Sarah Blasko’s Flame Trees

The Almanac’s partner site Stereo Stories has been launched. Almanac stalwart Vin Maskell has invited a number of Almanac writers to contribute, and extends the invitation to all.

Here is Mickey Randall’s piece on Sarah Blasko’s Flame Trees.

FIDA Grand Final finishes in a flourish

The finish of Sunday’s Division 1 FIDA Grand Final between Williamstown and Kananook was a heart-stopping corker. Vin Maskell survived to tell the tale.

Tour de Moggs

When the Tour de France rolls around Vin Maskell hops on his Dad’s bikes and pedals down memory lane.

Almanackers at Newport Folk Festival

Nick Gadd and Vin Maskell will be part of the Stereo Stories Live session at the Newport Folk Festival this Sunday afternoon. (That’s Newport, Melbourne, not Newport, United States!)

A brother’s jumper

Vin Maskell clings to the memory of a football jumper he will never see or touch again.

My favourite footy jumper

Vin Maskell on his favourite footy jumper, which is West Geelong (not Geelong West) from 60 years ago. It belonged to a green-grocer called Bill.

Bring Your Best Footy

Vin Maskell ponders the many meanings of this oft used phrase.

South FIDA take the points in Under 21 game

Vin Maskell keeps us up to date with the happenings in footy for the disabled.