Plenty of practice and empty heads – Part 12: Drafting predators

A bit of John Lennon, a bit of Michael Clarke, a bit of IVA Richards and some theories of McGilchrist and Panksepp all make this piece, on predators and prey, in a sporting context, much food for thought.

Iconic Instants in Music

Mickey Randall with some iconic moments in song by some legendary artists. The Beatles, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Radiohead. Aural intoxicants.

Round 17: The 2016 Wassily Kandinsky Cup

Earl O’Neill is a stream of consciousness sort of guy and this is more your torrent of consciousness. Worth the read. There are some gems in here. [Love the notion of transcendence – you’ve nailed that – Ed]

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: a swim in the Yarra, gunshots at the Dakota

Where were you when you heard that John Lennon had been shot?

Stephen Andrew, a prolific writer of Stereo Stories, was having a swim in the Yarra at Warrandyte on that day 35 years ago.