Almanac Travel and Music: From New Orleans to Nashville – A Tale of Three Weeks in the USA

Stan and Marlene Kluzek had a cracking time at Jazzfest 2024 during their visit to New Orleans, as well as a side trip to Nashville on their way home.

Almanac Music: The Rolling Stones @ JazzFest 2024

The Rolling Stones left everyone at JazzFest 2024 in no doubt why they are the greatest rock and roll band in the world. Col was in New Orleans to see the show.

Almanac Music: ‘Gimme a Head with Hair’ – Songs about Hair

Yeah yeah! This week, the theme is hair in Kevin Densley’s long-running series focusing upon popular song.

Almanac Music: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2024

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2024 has announced the headliner acts for this year, and it’s a cracker. Col and Meryl will be there to enjoy the fabulous music and culture of New Orleans.

Almanac Music: Songs with One Word Titles (No Personal Names or Places)

This week’s music theme from KD is songs with one word titles – but in the comments section, readers, no songs with names of people or places, please. Songs relevant to these topics have been covered to some extent in other Footy Almanac articles Kevin has written.

Almanac Music: Angels, Devils and Flawed Humanity – Part 2: Ten Songs About Devils

‘Part 2: Ten Songs About Devils’ is the second article in a three-part piece for The Footy Almanac, to appear over successive weeks. The focus is upon songs which are closely connected to devils in some way. Almanac readers are warmly welcomed to add to Kevin Densley’s list.

Almanac Music: Deconstructing The Beatles’ Song ‘Rain’

In this Friday’s column, KD puts The Beatles song ‘Rain’ under the microscope, and concludes that it is ‘certainly one of the most influential songs of the 1960s, or maybe, the entire rock/pop era’, even if it was originally the B-side of the ‘Paperback Writer’ single.

Almanac Music: Vale Charlie Watts

The Footy Almanac pays tribute to Charlie Watts, legendary drummer of The Rolling Stones, who has passed away aged 80.

Almanac Music: When Mick Jagger Met Fidel

Mick Jagger performed a supposedly ‘secret’ promotional concert at The Corner Hotel in 1988 for his solo album. Matt Zurbo was lucky enough to be there.

Almanac Music: Keef’s obit (just on the odd chance he might predecease me) – Anson Cameron

Keith Richards’ death has always been with us, says Anson Cameron. Yet, “immortally moribund,” he’s still kicking. Best, then, to pay your respects.

Round 2 – Essendon v St Kilda: Bombers bomb out

Col can’t …”get no,…no satisfaction” as his Bombers bomb out, and the Stones stop rolling.

Pub Review: The Exeter, Adelaide

Mickey Randall has been to another pub! Here is his review of the Exeter in downtown Adelaide.

Almanac Music: Chuck Berry – Ent Cent, 1989

Hail, hail rock-n-roll! Earl gives thanks to Chuck.

Almanac Music: Fun and Feasting at the Beggars Banquet

Mickey Randall reminisces over The Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet. It may not be one of their most popular albums, but it the most fun album for Mickey.

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: D Swan

Swanny is one of us writes E. Regnans in this fine tribute to an eccentric character (in many ways and a very ordinary character in others). [Terrific yarn – JTH]

Exile on Adelaide Oval: Stone[s] the Crows

Growing up in a dusty town, The Rolling Stones were the band. So Mickey Randall had to see them in 1995 when they played at Footy Park. Now they’re playing at Adelaide Oval during Round 1, and it’s got him looking back, in a true Aussie yarn.

Their Satanic Majesties Request

Peter Baulderstone heard Kerry OKeefe compliment George Bailey for having ‘Sticky Fingers’. With the Rolling Stones set to tour not long after the Ashes Series, can you suggest a Test lineup based on Stones’ titles? Is “I can’t get no Satisfaction” on high rotation in the England dressing room?

Blues Rediscover That Finals Swagger

We’re all well aware of a grim anniversary that occurred this weekend past. I’ve no intention of adding to the numerous postulations on what that event may or may not have meant. So relax. But that same week a decade ago happens to also mark the beginning of Carlton’s descent. In the general scheme of [Read more]