I can't see myself at thirty.... well, not for a few more years at least. But YAY! Today's my birthday and you know what that means, right?!PRESENTS!FOR YOU! Yes, I'm giving away a prize pack of local cds to you as a birthday present. All you have to do is be the first to answer … Continue reading Contest: It’s My Birthday. You Win Stuff
Today is Vanessa's birthday so I thought I'd do a special little post here on AMJ just for her. Ya see, I have to blame Pylon for starting my Athens music addiction (not R.E.M. as many believe). Since Vanessa pulled me up onstage one cold night some years ago, I've been absolutely hooked. So now … Continue reading Pylon Junkies
Yes, ladies and gentlefolk, today marks the 2nd anniversary of the founding of this here site we call AthensMusicJunkie. And I just thought that the first year of AMJ was crazy! Our second year went places that I think none of us expected but we all enjoyed.Let's talk about some of our R.E.M. adventures. There was the … Continue reading Happy Birthday To Us! Again!
I can't see myself at thirty, I don't buy a lacquered thirty.. - Little America
It's been almost thirty years since R.E.M. made their debut at a party in an old abandoned church in Athens. Thirty years of rule-bending, tour-grinding, record-smashing, heart-breaking, death-defying, breath-taking music that has been the soundtrack to our lives. We've laughed, we've cried, and it's far from over still! So in celebration of the four guys … Continue reading R.E.M. Turns 30! Party in Athens!
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. Think … Continue reading When I Was Young…
I should probably explain who Jason is. His name is Jason Gore and I owe him big time. You see, there was a time when I didn't go to shows in Athens. It was too intimidating. I had no clue where to start. And then came the Brothers Gore.Along with Sleepy Horses, the Brothers Gore … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jason!
Well, you might've noticed a slight redesign to Athens Music Junkie. It's the one year anniversary of the blog and a few of us decided that it was time for an update. In addition to our spiffy new look, we've got some great things coming up.When I started this blog a year ago, I never … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us
Athens' most well known scarf/hat enthusiast, I mean, singer/lyricist, turns 49 today. Kinda hard to underestimate the tremendous impact that Mr. Stipe has had on the music landscape in his career. Not to mention his work in politics, art, and general coolness.If anyone sees him out and about, wish him well from all of us … Continue reading Happy Birthday Michael Stipe!