When Stereo Stories met the Footy Almanac

Vin Maskell, creative director of Stereo Stories, looks back at a crucial meeting with John Harms of the Footy Almanac.

Almanac Music – Stereo Stories: ‘The River’ Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen and ‘The River’ brings back fond memories for Jane Leonard of a boyfriend and young love in 1983.

Bruce Dawe: A Poet remembered

Vin Maskell is a huge fan of Bruce Dawe, and shares his previously published stories of the poet as a tribute to celebrate the life that has just passed.

Footy Blogging and Archiving

Andy Fuller provides a thoughtful and insightful discussion about footy blogging and archiving.

Postcard from the mixing desk

Stereo Stories now has postcards, designed by none other than Chris Rees (the man behind the fabulous Footy Enigmas designs).

Almanackers all set for Willy Lit Fest this weekend

The Willy Lit Fest is this weekend. Vin Maskell points in the direction of a few sessions involving Almanac contributors.

Almanackers aplenty at 2015 Willy Lit Fest – get your tickets now

More than a few Almanackers, and friends of The Almanac, will feature at this year’s Williamstown Literary Festival, from Friday 12 June to Sunday 14 June. Early bird tickets available until midnight Sunday 24 May.

Almanac Music: Stereo Stories Big Day Out a huge success

Congratulations to Vin Maskell (Stereo Stories editor) and all those involved in the Stereo Stories Big Day out. From all reports (including this one) it was a huge success. Check out the card.

Poetry: The fake green grass of home

The future is fake. Or is it? Vin Maskell is moved to verse again.

Knackers to the fore in new footy book

Five Almanackers are amongst the 50 contributors to Australia’s Game, a new book just published by Slattery Media. The book is an updated version of the 1988 book The Greatest Game, edited by Ross Fitzgerald and Ken Spillman

Williamstown Literary Festival: Footy Town

Knacker Vin Maskell will host a Williamstown Literary Festival event this Wednesday, May 29, featuring John Harms, Paul Daffey and fellow Knacker and Williamstown CYMS footy club legend, Smokie Dawson.

How to Watch Footy, part 5

Vin Maskell is in his element this week – in charge of the scoreboard during the traditional Werribee-Williamstown clash. Bliss.

Scoreboard Pressure, the website

Almanackers Les Everett and Vin Maskell have never met but they share an affinity for photographing and philosophising about scoreboards. scoreboardpressure.com is a fledgling website inspired by Australian Rules football scoreboards. The blog celebrates the fact that while all footy scoreboards have the same basic function, they can differ from ground to ground, and from [Read more]