Well, here we are at the end of another year. And what a year it’s been. Before we look forward to 2009, I thought that I’d list some of the most interesting moments in Athens music this year. 1) Athens, GA water supply creates fertile year Everybody and their brother’s bands released records this year.… Read More The Year in Athens Music
I’m Still Having Nightmares About Burl Ives…. Happiest of Holidays to You and Yours, blueshades
I never thought I’d get to see it happen but there he was, along with Kevin O’Neil, walking up the stairs in front of Memorial Hall, both carrying tons of vinyl. His hair was longer than I remembered it being in the show in ATL, but it was him alright. Mike Mills. It was the… Read More Mike Mills at WUOG
The 40 Watt, besides being my favorite venue in all of Athens, is also the favorite venue of many of my friends. Why? Because of lineups like what’s coming up in the next 50 or so days to Athens. Like Dead Confederate and Manchester Orchestra on December 16th. Or Of Montreal’s two night stand on… Read More The Epicness that is the Coming Soon List at the 40 Watt
We had the party for WUOG’s last official day on air in Memorial Hall last night. The execs brought up food (but no forks!) and bit by bit, more alumni started drifting in. For me, it’s fascinating to speak with past disc jockeys and staff. Sometimes we tend to forget that the world did not… Read More WUOG’s Last Day
There’s this saying that goes “Always use the buddy system.” It’s meant to keep people together in times of danger or from getting lost. My theory’s always been, if I’m swimming with my buddy and a shark starts to attack, I’m good because I know I swim faster than my buddy. THANKS BUDDY SYSTEM! Anyway,… Read More Use The Buddy System
Today’s Peter Buck’s 52nd birthday. So go for a long quiet walk or jangle a guitar in his honor.