Almanac (Footy) Meditation: My Left Foot

Each year, The Footy Almanac includes a piece by a footy-loving muso. This piece by Paul Kelly was penned for the first-ever Footy Almanac in 2007.

Almanac Music: Paul Kelly’s 50 Best Songs

In this epic piece of fan-boy appreciation, Smokie lists his favourite Paul Kelly tracks – from 50 down to 1. (‘Epic’ is hardly adequate to describe this appreciation of PK’s work. – Ed.)

Almanac Music: How to Make Gravy reimagined

Mickey Randall listened to a podcast on the ABC related to Paul Kelly’s ‘How to Make Gravy’ that looked at the storyline from the perspectives of Dan and Mary.

Almanac Music: Tamworth 2020 – From Little Things Big Things Grow

A magic moment at Tamworth for Andrew Starkie, as Kev Carmody and others join Paul Kelly in a moving rendition of “From Little Things, Big Things Grow”.

Almanac Music – Aussie album review: Tex, Don and Charlie – ‘Sad But True’

In the tenth of his occasional series looking back at classic Australian albums, Smokie revisits “Sad But True” – the debut collaboration of Tex, Don and Charlie.

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.

Paul Kelly’s “How to Make Gravy” and me

Mickey Randall’s favourite Christmas song, Paul Kelly’s “How to Make Gravy”, is twenty-two. But it seems as though it’s been around forever. Like Love Actually, which premiered in 2003, they’re both part of the festive furniture, and signal the season’s arrival. Mickey explains.

Almanac Cricket: Boxing Day Test at the ‘G 50 years ago.

Ever wondered about the tradition of Test cricket played at the MCG on Boxing Day? Glen! provides an overview of its history.

Almanac Cricket: Pastures Of Plenty

To Glen’s understanding there have been 26 Australian Test cricketers who were not born in Australia. He has come up with his best 11? What do you think?

Almanac Funny Teams: A Right Pack Of Girls

Rick Newbery selects a team of players who have surnames that are also female names. Can you add any?

A letter from summer

As another summer finishes rolling on, leaving some behind, E.regnans reflects on life, death and our physical, sporting and political landscapes

2017 thoughts: Beating on against the current

After a year like this what can we control? Dave Wilson sees much in his year in review and Christmas song countdown on #gravyday

Almanac Music – Best Albums and EPs of 2017

Just in time for Christmas – Luke Reynolds brings his annual review of music highlights. Albums, artists, stories; with an Australia/ New Zealand leaning. [Do you have any to add? -Ed]

Adelaide Reclink Community Cup – Rockatoos v Anchors: from the little things

It’s a rivalry as old as, well, three years as the Rockatoos and Anchors raise a sweat and some funds for Reclink at Norwood Oval

The Week: 7/7 – 14/7 – How did this happen?

This is the week that was, a bit of this, a bit of that, according to Almanacker JB.

Round 10 – Collingwood v Brisbane: From little things big things grow

David Wilson and the buds are off to the footy; Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous round 2017. It’s a changing game in a changing time, that ends with visiting a special tree and Collingwood one win outside the eight(!)

Almanac Music: Radiohead and me

Having first been introduced to Radiohead through their seminal salute to modern alienation, OK Computer, Mickey Randall embraces the musical pilgrimage and feels there remains plenty for them to ponder.

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 18 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Stumbling block

David Wilson here casts Collingwood 2016 as a deluded amateur golfer, receiving a self-analysis leg-up from Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys.

Almanac Fiction – Daz Cooper Chapter 1: Summer dreams

A summer holiday story from David Wilson; of shifting youthful dreams, the beach, cricket… and her.