Almanac Poetry: ‘The Great War – AIF Suite’

Kevin Densley’s ‘The Great War – AIF Suite’ poetry collection is as timely as ever on ANZAC Day. Read on for some poignant and arresting reflections on Australian soldiers who fought in World War One.

Almanac Memoir: Rannoch House, Renting, Music and Writing

This Friday’s post from KD is a multi-dimensional affair, involving an iconic Geelong mansion – Rannoch House – and personal memoir, music, writing and Geelong Football Club history.

Almanac Poetry: Grandfatherly Metaphysics

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley involves his maternal grandfather’s backyard shed. “Its walls were lined with empty bottles,” according to KD.

“The full ones didn’t last very long.”

Almanac Poetry: Morning Sun, Fitzroy

According to Kevin Densley it is clear that beauty can be found in the most unlikely places; this time the very streetsides of inner-Melbourne.

Almanac Music: My Favourite Rock Drummers – Clement Burke of Blondie

Today’s profile of Blondie’s Clement Burke is the first in a series by KD on his favourite rock drummers.

Almanac Poetry: A Little Night Music

This Monday’s poem from Kevin Densley was inspired by a well-known Mozart composition and night-time in general.

Almanac Poetry: Death of a Bantam

Today, Kevin Densley’s poem is on love, death and a nobly-lived life.

Almanac Poetry: Murray Cod

In this week’s poem, Kevin Densley looks at Australia’s most iconic indigenous fish, and one of the largest freshwater varieties in the world – the Murray Cod.

Almanac History and Poetry: Two Remembrance Day Offerings

To commemorate a Remembrance Day theme, we revisit a couple of earlier contributions from Kevin Densley about Capt. Bert James and Capt. Albert Jacka VC.

Almanac Poetry: Kitchen

The kitchen is far from a bastion of domestic bliss, moreso a den of violence in this week’s poem from Kevin Densley.

Almanac Poetry: Jack-o’-lantern

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley is a new piece about that classic symbol of Halloween, the Jack-o’-lantern.

Almanac Poetry: Death of Presley

Is Kevin Densley’s poem more than simply toilet humour? Could it be a royal flush?

Almanac Poetry: In Celebration of Great Australian Racehorses

As another Spring blooms, take a second look at this poem from Kevin Densley highlighting the great racehorses in Australian Turf history.

Almanac Poetry: The Artist Formerly Known

The history of rock ‘n’ roll contains many novelty acts and artists with quirky stage names. In this week’s poem, Kevin Densley charts the rise and fall of a fictional rock ‘n’ roller along these lines. [Very mild language warning – Ed.]

Almanac Music: Australian Songs of Spring – Name a Personal Favourite

With the input of readers of The Footy Almanac website, KD is putting together a set of posts on seasonal Australian songs. So far, summer and winter have been covered. Now it’s time for the songs of spring. As usual, he puts forward a nomination of his own to get the ball rolling.

Almanac Poetry: In the Heartland

Politics can be funny at times, and members of the electorate can express themselves in a variety of ways. Kevin Densley recalls a time when George Bush Senior, on the US Presidential campaign trail, was mooned by an entire family!

Almanac Music: When Will You Fall For Me?

We all have those songs that go round and round in our heads, and get stuck there – this can be for days on end. In this Friday’s column, KD writes about his current one.

Almanac Poetry: Five Miles from…

In this Monday’s poem, Kevin Densley looks at the situation of the most iconic dog in Australian folklore.

Almanac Poetry: Irish

This Monday’s poem from Kevin Densley draws on family history, in particular his Irish ancestors, who, like many of their countryfolk, left their native land to start new lives around the world.

Almanac Music: Favourite Songs of the Half-Remembered Kind

Do you have songs you really like but, for an extended period of time, can only partially remember them? In this Friday’s post, KD asks Almanackers this question, and puts forward an example of his own.