I recently found a list of outlets I was hoping to write for once I graduated college. None exist in the same form as they did in 2010 and a great many of them died off long ago in the last great music blog war. Remember music blogs? Yeah... Sure, we all had a great … Continue reading Vapor.Wave.
A while back I posted about the Legend of Zelda musical that some UGA students were staging. I was wondering if I "could" post the announcement since it was so different than what we normally talk about here. Usually, AMJ doesn't get into the theatre/orchestra areas of Athens. Yes, it's a shame and yes, we're … Continue reading What Constitutes "Athens Music"?
Sometimes what I do is extremely frustrating. Creating content day after day has that kind of effect on a person, I suppose. It's easy to get burned out, to take the easy road, to wonder why you're doing this at all...And then you happen across something unexpected, maybe it's a new band that blows you … Continue reading Reflections on a Weekend Spent
It's two in the morning and you've just stumbled out of the show, into the cloud of smoke that hangs around the entrance like a wreath. It burns and stings at your eyes but you just try to ignore it, clutching your jacket tighter as you make that oh so long journey back to your … Continue reading Hold Onto It Tightly
City lights/shine so bright/all over this town....From my vantage point at my current location, I can see most of Athens. In the distance is the airport with all its landings and takeoffs and whatnot. Over there, no, over there a ways is Nuci's. And I figure that big thing right there is Sanford Stadium. Sure, … Continue reading A little random musing…
Normally, I'd be writing this post from a red chair inside WUOG, tucked in a corner of one of the downtown coffee shops, or from my desk on Dearing Street. But instead, I'm writing in the corner of my childhood bedroom about three hours away from Athens.You see, I've never really explicitly stated this on … Continue reading Hey, Hey, Hey, What’s Going On…
The old place in Memorial...So this is it. The last time I'm ever going to click on the mic, read some nearly impossible to pronounce PSA from our crack PR team, and watch that "On Air" light slowly fade to black. Ok, maybe I'll be back for alumni events and whatnot but tonight, I'm saying … Continue reading The Final Bow: My Last WUOG Shift
I owe a lot to Jason Gore and his band the Brothers Gore. That ragtag group of Springsteen lovin' rock 'n' rollers came up to WUOG during my second ever time producing on Ops Staff and we all hit it off. I was still painfully shy about getting out and about in the music scene … Continue reading Coming Full Circle with the Bros. Gore
(Mike Mills at WUOG circa December 2008)I've been a deejay for quite a while now. While I'm no professional, there's a familiar pattern to playing a song, announcing dialogue, and then taking a call from a listener that you develop over time. It becomes routine. You often don't realize that anyone is even listening in. … Continue reading R.E.M. 30: The Airwaves
I keep forgetting that my time is quickly running out here at the station. It feels like I've been at WUOG forever. But then I run into the new kids, the ones that never saw Memorial Hall, never walked up 94 stairs, or slept out on the roof. I go to speak about the beautiful … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms