Almanac Music: Top Albums of 2019

Luke Reynolds has named his favourite albums for the year. Is your favourite there?

Almanac Music – Blinded by the List: a Springsteen game for the whole family!

Not interested in horse racing or can’t wait for next footy season? Trucker Slim has come up with a game based upon the music of Bruce Springsteen as an alternative for you to while away your time instead.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Geelong: All aboard

Trucker Slim reveled in the Hawks/Cats rivalry during Saturday’s thriller. He might just be sensing some Glory Days ahead for the Hawks?

Almanac Music: Best Gigs of 2017

Luke Reynolds looks at the favourite gigs he attended in 2017, which included a number through country Victoria.

Almanac Music: The River

Andrew Starkie has a look back to his childhood spent with his best mate, Patrick McGinness. The connection has stayed strong with the help of a mutual love for Bruce Springsteen.

Drive All Night. Brothers. Stereo Story.

This week Vin Maskell joins the dots between Glen Hansard, a love song from the Springsteen double album The River, and a five-minute drive from Moggs Creek to the Aireys Inlet general store.

Round 4 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Hard Times Come

It was quiet on the South Morang train as Rick Kane made his way back from the MCG on Easter Monday.

Almanac Music: Racing In The Street Stereo Story

As a teenage boy in a dark suburban room, I was a long way from the turnpikes of New Jersey. I didn’t have a job, a car or a girl, just an Apollo 10-speed bicycle and a dungeon I called my own. What on earth was I connecting with here?

Almanac Music: Springsteen, rainbows and a full moon; drinking our fill at Hanging Rock

David Wilson woke on Saturday morning with a nebulous thought of seeing his first Bruce Springsteen show. What followed was a wonderful family adventure to Hanging Rock…

Stereo Story: first time I heard State Trooper

Vin Maskell recalls the first time he heard Springsteen’s State Trooper, from the Nebraska album…the sixth song began, its guitar line pulsating like a fresh bruise.

Almanac Music: Springsteen does Springsteen

Peter Baulderstone takes in a Bruce Springsteen concert in Perth last week. Another premiership winning performance or are the years catching up with The Boss?

Almanac Music: Springsteen – in his own words

Neil Drysdale, when feeling down on the year that has been 2016, is given a lift by a Springsteen doco. [Sounds excellent – Ed]

Almanac Music – Bruce Springsteen: arriving late, baseball and what is it with sportswriters?

David Wilson as bowerbird – describes a late coming to Bruce Springsteen – and collects shining pieces by Richard Ford, Joe Posnanski and Drew Magary along the way.

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.”

Almanac Book Review: Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

Chris Michaels reviews the Springsteen autobiography, Born to Run.

Almanac Music (and lists): Top 20 Christmas songs of 2015 (or possibly ever)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring except Paul Campbell’s top 20 and a bit Christmas songs. No carols allowed but you will find an Emilie-Claire, a Diana, a Sheryl and a few more.

Almanac Music: There’s Never Been More to Adore Than in ’84

Call me hopelessly out of touch but I have an altogether borderline theory the world hit peak music in 1984. Sure, wearing your sunglasses at night was advised to protect peepers from pastel polos and assorted fashion crimes.  And swallowing the ’84 vintage mush served by Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, George Michael and Stevie Wonder would make [Read more]

Bruce Blog

Peter Baulderstone has seen the past, present and future of rock and roll. And his name is still Bruce Springsteen. Let us know your experience of Bruce’s tour and the impact of his music.

AFL Round 2 – West Coast v Hawthorn: No retreat, baby, no surrender

Fresh from seeing Bruce Springsteen live, Hawks fan Peter Blenkinsop couldn’t help but view Sunday’s game through the prism of The Boss’s rich lyrical landscape.

Springsteen’s pen: Kaney’s attempt at a Crio type question

Rick Kane, inspired by his audience with Bruce Springsteen, asks for your favourite opening line of the great man’s songs, as well as reflections from his recent tour if you attended.