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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: new site, new gig

September 20, 2014


Delighted to announce the arrival of the new Stereo Stories website. The site includes details of the next Stereo Stories gig at the Newport Bowls Club, Sunday 19 October, 2pm. See you there!

Beach house records (preview)

July 31, 2014


Great Ocean Quarterly is a gorgeous new magazine dedicated to ‘art, ideas and the sea’.  The publishers are based on The Great Ocean Road in Victoria but the magazine’s stories, including stunning photography and artwork, roam the world’s oceans. I happened across GOQ last December and thought, ‘Where has this magazine been all my life? […]

50 songs, 50 stories

October 19, 2013


October has been a big month for Stereo Stories, the project I started with my good friend Dave Linden just under twelve months ago. The Stephen Andrew story about Rocktober 1975 generated plenty of hits and memories and the John Weldon story about the Kiss song Take Me (from his novel Spincycle) marked our 50th […]