Almanac Music: How to Make Gravy reimagined

Mickey Randall listened to a podcast on the ABC related to Paul Kelly’s ‘How to Make Gravy’ that looked at the storyline from the perspectives of Dan and Mary.

Almanac Music: Wantok Musik Final 2020 Newsletter

Catch up with all the musical happenings from the world of Wantok Musik in their final newsletter for 2020.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Roots’ by Tommy Mallet

A man and his dog beautifully told by Tommy Mallett in his poem, ‘Roots’. [Welcome Tommy. Glad you’ve finally decided to publish your poems. – JTH]

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 5: Crapp and the Telegram!

Crapp’s Chronicles continue with a brave young lad and a potential passing of the umpiring flame to our protagonist in 1899.

Almanac Music: ‘Fairytale of New York’ – The Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl)

One of the great contemporary Christmas songs is ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl). It is sure to get your feet tapping and put you in the Christmas spirit.

Almanac Poetry: Semaphore, Adelaide

Some places feel haunted by the past. In this week’s poem, Kevin Densley deals with one such location.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: Ted’s legacy

What price a Ted Whitten footy card from the Scanlens collection? Bill Wootton thinks back to his treasure trove and how they parted ways.

Almanac Book Review – ‘The Momentous Uneventful Day: a requiem for the office’ by Gideon Haigh

Roger Lowrey offers his thoughts on Gideon Haigh’s most contemporary tome: ‘The Momentous Uneventful Day: a requiem for the office.’

Almanac Teams: Three’s a charm (1980-)

In his last team for 2020, Rodney Boyd turns his attention to some of the more ‘out-there’ selections in the Number 3 jumper since 1980.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 3: Even more experiences and observations

Daryl Schramm caught up with fellow participants from last year’s SACA Ashes Tour for brunch on Day 3 of the Adelaide Test before hoping to settle in for some good cricket. He was not expecting what followed!

Australia v India – First Test, Day 3: Game over? Come on!

Citrus Bob Utber has been watching Test cricket for 70 years and he reckons he’s never seen anything like Day 3 of the First Test in Adelaide.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 2: More experiences and observations from DJS

Daryl Schramm is intrigued by the second day of the First Test between Australia and India and think that, from here, anything can happen.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 2: Another tough day

Citrus Bob Utber loves Test cricket and he enjoyed another gripping battle throughout Day 2 at the Adelaide Oval as the Indians fought back with the ball to poke their noses in front.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: From the committee lounge

Bernard Whimpress had a jolly good day at the cricket with some luminaries of South Australian sport.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: Experiences and Observations

Daryl Schramm presents his report on Day 1 of the First Test, Australia v India, with the Aussies maintaining a marginal advantage. (Through the eyes of a former umpy, albeit footy – Ed)

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: Heavyweight Bout Begins

Smokie Dawson presents his Day 1 report of the 1st Test clash Australia v India in Adelaide. The two heavyweights of Test cricket slug it out with the Aussies slightly ahead.

Almanac (Music) Memoir: Freshwater Creek: are you ready to rock’n’roll?

In his prose piece this week, KD writes about an early gig his band, Murmurs, played at Freshwater Creek Hall, near Anglesea, Victoria, in 1980. He recalls being surprised – and more than a little concerned – about how the gig was advertised.

Almanac Life: There is a great joy in being useful

Peter Robertson explores the joy of being a useful person and making a difference to life.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: Tight Test cricket

Citrus Bob Utber reports on Day 1 of the Adelaide Test between Australia and India – three sessions of very tight cricket.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: The footy

Ah, the pleasure of that first leather football in the hands of a young boy! Bill Wootton remembers it well.