Almanac Music: ‘Let There Be Rock’ – Songs That Reference Rock and Roll

In this installment of KD’s long-running series about popular song, the theme is songs that reference rock and roll. As usual, readers’ responses are warmly welcomed.

Almanac Music: Songs about Roads

This week’s music piece from KD concerns songs that mention roads in the title, whether they be specifically highways, streets, avenues, boulevards, esplanades or similar infrastructure.

Almanac Music: The Mother Lode – Ten Rock Songs on the Heavier Side

KD looks at ten key rock songs – on the heavier side – that were important in his young years, and invites Almanackers to share some of theirs.

Almanac Music: When I killed Kiss’ ‘Alive!’

Upon being restricted to COVID-enforced Facebook challenges, Adam Fox recalls a terrific tale of one of his favourite records, and how it soon created family turmoil.

Almanac Music: Top Albums of 2020

Luke Reynolds runs through his favourite albums of 2020. What were your favourites?

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]