severin

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 favourite 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 29 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 Aug. 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
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 & Aquatic Life The Song Bar Column Blog
13 Mar. 9, 2017 Purple The Guardian Column Blog
14 May 3, 2017 Strange & Surreal The Song Bar Column Blog
15 June 28, 2017 Painters & Painting The Song Bar Column Blog
16 Aug. 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 & Watches The Guardian Column Blog
20 Apr. 25, 2018 Confidence The Song Bar Column Blog
21 July 11, 2018 Nursing & Healthcare The Song Bar Column Blog
22 Sept. 5, 2018 Brevity The Song Bar Column Blog
23 Feb. 20, 2019 Secret Admirers The Song Bar Column Blog
24 June 19, 2019 Compromise The Song Bar Column Blog
25 Sept. 18, 2019 Collecting & Lists The Song Bar Column Blog
26 Dec. 18, 2019 Trust The Song Bar Column Blog
27 June 24, 2020  Non Sequiturs  The Song Bar  Column Blog
28 Sept. 23, 2020 Masks The Song Bar Column Blog
29 Apr. 21, 2021 Tigers The Song Bar Column Blog