Almanac Music: Reservoir Rockers

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter the most; Andrew Starkie has become part of a neighbourly trio of enthusiastic amateur musicians during lockdown.

Almanac Life: Special Subject – ‘Revolver’

Smokie Dawson is bit of a trivia buff. How and why he remembers all the ‘stuff’ is one of life’s great mysteries. With the ‘Revolver’ album as his special subject he’d cream any question Jennifer Byrne would ask him. [Perhaps a Footy Almanac Trivia night is on the cards? – ED.]

Almanac History – January 30 over the years

The Almanac investigates January 30 – major events, births, cricket and the arts. There are too many to choose from, but Ian Hauser remembers some that left an impression on him.

Almanac Music: 50 Years Since Woodstock

The 50 year anniversaries continue. Last week it was the iconic Abbey Road photo, this week it’s Woodstock. Where were you and what did it mean to you? Ian Hauser shares his memories.

Almanac Music – Famous Photo of Fab Four is Fifty!

The famous Abbey Road photograph of the Beatles is fifty years old today. Ian Hauser pays tribute and muses over various events of that time.

Round 4 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: The “Fab Four” no more

All was not lost when Paul announced the end of the Fab Four almost 50 years ago [“Imagine” and “Live and Let Die” still to come – Ed.] and for John Green, the sky has yet to fall on his hobbled Tigers as they pulled off a stunning upset of Port Adelaide sans stars.

Almanac Music: Cheap Trick and The Beatles

What do Cheap Trick and The Beatles have in common? A fair bit, says David Oke.

Almanac Music: The Smokers, 2000

You won’t get a chance to see a gig from The Smokers, but Earl O’Neill takes us back to the first, last and only time the band got together.

Almanac Memoir – The Tracks of my Tears

“I buried my face in the pages of the Football Record and I cried as frustration washed through me. If you think the disappointment of being bundled out of the finals in 2013, 14 and 15 was bad then you didn’t experience the disappointment of the last round of the 1966 season. The gut-wrenching emotion of that last game had me in tears.”

Almanac Music – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at 50: The philosophy of kaleidoscope eyes

David Wilson has a new awareness with each listen, still, all these years later, as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary Beatles album ‘Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’.

Iconic Instants in Music

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

Almanac Music: A case for the *real* Beatles albums

Pete Zitterschlager runs through many of The Beatles’ albumless orphans, lamenting what could (or should) have been.

Almanac Music – Book Review: The Beatles I Was There

Neil Drysdale reviews Richard Houghton’s new book on The Beatles. Looks like some terrific early insights emerge from interviews with those who were at the earliest gigs – and beyond.

Almanac Cinema – The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

Peter Crossing has good things to say about Ron Howard’s Beatles movie, in fact it’s “an absolute joy”.

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: The Beatles and me

Mickey Randall shares his passion for The Beatles and the quiet genius of George Harrison

Almanac Music: Top 10 songs that Bob has “butchered”

DAM is back and thinking controversially. If you accept the premise that Bob Dylan is a butcher – what are his 10 greatest crimes against music?

Almanac Music: wishing life was like Penny Lane

In the midst of family violence Maria Majsa found comfort in a little transistor playing Penny Lane: a brave and moving story by one of Stereo Stories’ finest writers.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test Preview: Dear Prudence

Are we sending echidnas to play in hedgehog conditions? So many questions leading into the Lord’s Test. A Beatles influenced E.regnans offers up some interesting thoughts ahead of the second Ashes Test.

AFL Round 7 – Adelaide v GWS: Dangerfield and the Rickenbacker guitar

Patrick Dangerfield is the opening chord of A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles.