Stephen Males who goes by the handle of severin hails from South West London and has been a member of the community since the Dorian Lynskey years. His musical tastes are varied -bit of punk, bit of reggae, bit of folk, bit of old jazz/swing stuff innit citing Katzenjammer, Olivia Chaney, The Unthanks, Joan Armatrading, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Nico, and Mary Coughlan among his favorite artists. His first A Lister was Soup Song by Robert Wyatt for the topic of Food on April 7, 2006. He was posting as Stevie at the time. His first stint as guru was on Apr. 18, 2013 for the topic of Left Wing Politics. Severin has taken the reins 20 times.

  Date Topic Where Column Blog
1 Apr. 18, 2013 Left Wing Politics The Guardian Column Blog
2 July 4, 2013 Smells The Guardian Column Blog
3 August 1, 2013 Blue The Guardian Column Blog
4 Mar. 20, 2014 Reptiles The Guardian Column Blog
5 July 3, 2014 Best Brass The Guardian Column Blog
6 Mar. 12, 2015 Control The Guardian Column Blog
7 Jan. 21, 2016 Limbo The Guardian Column Blog
8 May 4, 2016 Flavour The Song Bar Column Blog
9 Sept. 1, 2016 Winners The Guardian Column Blog
10 Oct. 5, 2016 Green The Song Bar Column Blog
11 Dec. 8, 2016 Disbelief The Guardian Column Blog
12 Jan. 18, 2017 Fish and Aquatic Life The Song Bar Column Blog
13 March 9, 2017 Purple The Guardian Column Blog
14 May 3, 2017 Strange and Surreal The Song Bar Column Blog
15 June 28, 2017 Painters and Painting The Song Bar Column Blog
16 August 2, 2017 Arresting Opening Lines The Song bar Column Blog
17 Dec. 13, 2017  Onomatopoeia The Song Bar Column Blog
18 Feb. 14, 2018 Honorific Titles The Song Bar Column Blog
19 Mar. 29, 2018 Clocks and Watches The Guardian Column Blog
20 April 25, 2018 Confidence The Song Bar Column Blog
21 July 11, 2018 Nursing and Healthcare The Song Bar Column Blog