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Stereo Story: Alexandra Leaving

July 23, 2017


Here’s a new Stereo Story of mine. Based around the Leonard Cohen song Alexandra Leaving, it’s a tribute to my late sister-in-law, Jan, who died just over 12 months ago. Regards Vin. Alexandra Leaving Stereo Story Advertisements

First kiss

December 29, 2016


As you know, dear reader, much of my writing these past few years has been through the prism of Stereo Stories and the notion of a song, a place, a time. You also know that, come summer, I somehow fall back into poetry…

A brother’s records

November 5, 2016


‘Been a while since I’ve written a Stereo Story. Here’s how my latest starts: My eldest brother didn’t own many records. If my memory serves me well, the albums he listened to were by The Beatles, a rebel country songwriter, some Dylan and Clapton, a little art rock, and some English pop by a red-headed […]

Stereo and other Stories 2016

February 1, 2016


Greetings dear reader, Creative conundrum: my busyness with Stereo Stories these past two years has run parallel with me writing less stories about the beach and the family and sport and suburbia. Has the need to think about staging, lighting, guest performers, set lists, running sheets, public liability, social media and heavens know what else […]

Words and music (preview)

April 10, 2015


About a month ago I sent Alan Attwood, the editor of The Big Issue, an invitation to the next Stereo Stories gig, on Sunday 19 April at the Williamstown Library. Alan said, Why don't you write a story for us, about Stereo Stories, and how it started?

Stereo Stories’ big day out a big success

November 6, 2014


Many, many thanks to everyone who was part of the very successful third Stereo Stories gig, at the Newport Bowls Club in Melbourne on Sunday 19 October. Head for the Stereo Stories site, for photos, set list, thanks and a very perceptive comment from one of the audience members. And, while you’re at the site, […]