Rock Country

Christian Ryan is an outstanding writer and editor.

His latest project is Rock Country which is a collection of writing on the Australian music scene.

For the 12 days of Christmas he is publishing one of the essays on the book’s website. Check it out here.


About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Sean Gorman says

    Fan freaking tastic – Kenny Everitt (Les Ez Unckle) did a great parody of the BGz. Great stuff CR

  2. The Bee Gees were big when I was small. (being close to Christmas, the theme fits too).
    They always got played by elder siblings on the record player in the lounge.
    After reading this brilliant article and recalling lyrics with frightening ease whilst doing so, I might dig out some vinyl and give it a spin!

  3. A life lived in excess?

  4. Barry Nicholls says

    This is a wonderful book and would make a great Xmas present. Well done Chris and writers.

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