The Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia on 7 February 2009 killed 174 people. These four stories include two by Stephen Andrew, who survived that day.
Nimity James Theodor W. Adorno, the German philosopher, said we don’t understand music. Rather, music understands us.
Maria Majsa Back bedroom, Pakuranga, Auckland 1978 I held the popsicle to my left ear while my brother stabbed away at my right. It was a warm day and I could feel the popsicle oozing down my neck. Blood and raspberry, an indistinguishable mess.
Jack Gramski and Vin Maskell were talking and singing Stereo Stories on ABC 774 on Wednesday 13 April, courtesy of the Lindy Burns evening program.
Brian Nankervis Europe, late 1976 Melbourne, late 2013 All of us from somewhere else, chasing dreams, telling tall stories and playing games. All of us well and truly under the spell of Joan Pollock.
Alice Bishop The Mississippi, April 2013 The cotton fields lie fallow. Awash. I watch the swirls and eddies and the floating debris.
Pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea and listen to the 20 minute Stereo Stories segment broadcast on Radio National on Monday evening 21 July, 2014.
Welcome to Stereo Stories
Take a song, a place and a time, and you may well have a Stereo Story: a short memoir inspired by a piece of music.
Stereo Stories are about pop and country and jazz and rock, about love and family and humour.
Stereo Stories are about punk and metal and folk. About school and life and love and grief.
And always about being a fan.