Almanac Poetry: ‘Handel’s Father was a Barber-surgeon’

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley looks at baroque music, Angus Young, AC/DC and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!

Almanac Music: Top Albums, EPs and gigs of 2018

What are your favourite albums and gigs for 2018? Luke Reynolds lists his standouts for 2018.

Almanac Music: If you want blood – we got it

A heartfelt tribute to Malcolm Young and everything that AC/DC means to many

Fearless 2017 Round 15 – Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap, Bon Scott’s words ring out around the AFL

Fearless gives us his analysis of the action from Round 15. A round that was surrounded by tribunal cases and controversy.

Almanac Music: Bonfest

Bonfest is coming soon to Scotland and that has Neil Drysdale excited about his younger days. The town of Kirriemuir even recently unveiled a bronze statue of Bon Scott.

Nail paint and crotchless knickers or ‘Leaps and Bounds’: a wander through footy, music and the contemporary world.

Brilliant from Ron Wells. This piece is composed to comment on the musos booked for the Grand Final – but it does so much more. Ron takes us through footy, music and life – with many sharp observations beautifully expressed. Molly even gets a mention and as he’d say: “Do yourself a favour.”

Round 4 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Axl, Jesse & the Round 4 Crisis

Luke Reynolds ponders the effect of some big “late ins” on Sunday morning while watching Collingwood explode. (Clever – Ed.)

Dear Gillon, here’s a Grand Final day idea…

Sean Mortel provides a template for Gil McLachlan to consider when selecting the entertainment for this year’s AFL Grand Final.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v North Melboourne: An empty forward line, space in cupboards

Matt Watson had played the Semi-Final over dozens of times before the match. It unfolds here.

Round 10 – Fremantle v Richmond: The bad gig syndrome

You can’t play great gig after great gig as John Green explains.

Standin’ on the Outside Lookin’ in

Sorry for the lateness of my missive but a combo of bathroom demolition and junior golf pennants has taken much of the weekend and drained my spirit despite a gripping 3.5/2.5 victory by the Belco kids over the visitors from Goulburn. For the uninitiated junior pennants is a match play format like the President’s Cop.  [Read more]