Almanac Short Fiction: ‘Bostell’s Lager Man’

The opening of Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’, in which Gregor Samsa awakes from uneasy sleep to find himself transformed into a giant bug, receives an unusual twist in this short story from Kevin Densley. Is KD’s piece a strange cautionary tale? An example of ‘the Aussie surreal’? A modern Aesop’s fable with its origins in the brewery? You be the judge.

Almanac Music: The Revolution Starts at Closing Time (a short history on the band ‘Serious Drinking’)

Dennis Gedling’s got a mate from East London who has introduced him to some bands, some old, some new. Serious Drinking is but one of them.