By the time of the opening strains of Shipping Up To Boston (best known in these parts as the soundtrack to an Australian Rules football advertisement), the crowd is in raptures. It is the cue for my son John to enter the mosh-pit, and at his urging, I bravely follow.
Yes, folks, Stereo Stories now has its own postcard, courtesy of graphic designer Chris Rees.
The Sun God is a mystery to me. I have never heard it and I have not been able to find any recording of it anywhere.
A medley of romantic stories to mark Valentine's Day: The Eels, Vince Jones, Bon Iver, The Church, The Beatles.
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.
Vin Maskell Point Lonsdale, New Year’s Eve party, 1976 There must have been music. It was New Year’s Eve.
Vin Maskell Record store, Melbourne, 2011 All of us are revealing a little of our non-work selves, latching onto something invisible — a riff, a chord, a chorus; holding onto something intangible — a melody, a key change, a lyric.
Fathers and fatherhood are universal themes. Here at Stereo Stories we celebrate Father's Day 2015 not with gifts of angle grinders and barbecues and golf balls but with stories, ten in all.
Darren 'Smokie' Dawson On the road heading north, any January, 2000 – 2010 Whether it was a longer summer sojourn to Coolangatta, or a Sunday winter's day-trip to Daylesford, it was tacitly accepted, unspoken, that when the key went into the ignition, Our Sunshine was to blast out from the speakers.
Jeff Dowsing Inverloch, Victoria 1978 An abiding childhood memory is of sitting at the kitchen bench in a holiday house at Inverloch, munching Coco Pops as Mull of Kintyre played on the radio.