Monthly Archives: November 2009

AMJ and NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo, aka, National Novel Writing Month, is a fun project I’ve been fooling around with for a few years. You basically write a novel in a month, hopefully equaling 50,000 words by November 30th. The results are often mixed, but in the end you get a piece of work that you’ve created and can cut […]

Black Friday? Shop Your ATH Off!

Ah, the holiday season has begun. We’ve eaten far too much turkey, watched far too much football, and now we’ll all go and get far too stressed out about what to buy for the loved and liked and barely tolerated ones in our lives. Shopping is annoying, it’s true. But no more Christmas Griping! Shopping […]

Happy Turkey Day!

Since we can’t give you a real turkey, here’s a video of R.E.M…..in Turkey.Happy Thanksgiving y’all. And to our out of country readers, Happy Thursday.

Weekly Show Picks

TONIGHT:The Melting PointNormaltown Flyers THURSDAY:ThanksgivingEat a turkey, sleep during the parade, watch “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” FRIDAY:Farm 255Darius Goes West BenefitFeaturing Reptar, Gus D, and the Gray Hounds New Earth Music HallBirds & Wire Kaitlin Jones and the County FairMajor Love Event SATURDAY:CaledoniaBurns Like FireKarbomb MONDAY:Tasty World UptownThe District AttorneysFounder and the InvisiblesWoodfin TUESDAY:Seney-Stovall ChapelWorld […]

Believe in Memories

Some long time ago, I found a band that I loved called the Sleepy Horses. They let me follow them around, played to me at the Caledonia, signed a promo copy of “Golden Light” that I now keep on the stereo, and then left. The band underwent a lot of changes. Band members came and […]

Out of Athens: The Music Will Follow

I grew up in the middle of freakin’ nowhere Georgia where even the names R.E.M. and Widespread Panic were rarely heard during my childhood. It’s always a mindwarp coming back here for holidays. Everyone’s older, places I used to love have closed down, people are married and moved away… But what really gets me is […]

Friday News Roundup

We reported that R.E.M. was one time zone over earlier this month (leaving New Orleans out of the report just for privacy’s sake) but Stipey spilled the beans on REMHQ and posted the above video and this one as well. Hope you’re having fun guys! MICHAEL & VANESSA @ WUOG PODCAST Click the link for […]

When I Was Young…

I always try to be cautious not to confuse a singer’s intended meaning with what I take a song to be. Lifting lines is dangerous. Just the music writer in me I guess. But whatever. It’s my birthday. And today, this song, every line, is mine.  Trust in your calling, make sure your calling’s true. […]

Weekly Show Picks

One day closer til I say goodbye to my current age. My how time flies. Sometimes, though, it freezes. Athens is notorious for virtually freezing in place during the Thanksgiving holidays but there’s a few shows around this week that you’ll wanna catch before all the lil’ children run back home for a week. WEDNESDAYCaledoniaPatterson […]

Michael & Vanessa at WUOG TONIGHT!!

Photo By Terry Allen, stolen from Facebook Two of the most awesome people in the world are guest djaying on Sound of the City tonight! Pylon’s Michael Lachowski and Vanessa Briscoe Hay are coming up to WUOG and will be spinning whatever the hell they want for an hour and a half or so. I’M […]