By Gerald BurrisLast time I talked a little about Peter Buck and some elementary aspects of his style and tone. One of my goals for these columns was to bring some attention to Athens' current and lesser-known—at least compared to Buck—musicians and the styles in which they play, but I also thought it was important … Continue reading Don’t Fret: Randy Bewley
Hard to believe it's been two years. The best thing about Randy Bewley's music is that it lives on. And damn, what great music it was. Is. Will be. Long live Pylon. Long live Randy.
After couch/apartment surfing for 8 months, I've finally found a place to live for good. Naturally, with any new place comes the workload of cleaning and decorating and general mayhem. As I type now, I can see all the lovely splatters of paint still on my hands from yesterday (blue and white if you must … Continue reading Pylon and Painting
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
There's this little play that my hometown theater troop used to do called "All I Really Need To Know, I Learned in Kindergarten." It's cute and has a lot of good points. My mind is focused on Pylon today. And somewhere in the last year, through all the sadness, I realized something. Pylon has a … Continue reading All I Really Need To Know, I Learned From Pylon
Over the weekend, I met up with an old friend to catch up on our lives and ended up discussing the inevitable "What are you doing with your life?" question. He was about to get engaged to his longtime girlfriend, got a decent job in a corporation, etc. So when asked what I was up … Continue reading From the Notebook: Athens Book Ideas
You should've been at the Underneath the Covers show. Devo was AWESOME. Remember, if you want the most up to date news from Athens, Georgia's music scene, follow Blueshades on Twitter or become a Fan of AthensMusicJunkie on Facebook. Pylon revealed a long-lost video for "Beep." Quite a trip back in time. Join the band … Continue reading News Roundup and Shameless Plugs!
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 the … Continue reading Friday News Roundup
Oh, you have NO idea how long I've been waiting for this. Yes, some of you have been waiting longer just by virtue of age alone but seriously, Pylon has remastered CHOMP! Hell, they even added four tracks! It's the first time this record has been on cd! *insert massive hysterical squealing here*Chomp marked a … Continue reading Sink Your Teeth into CHOMP MORE!
Since AthensMusicJunkie HQ is currently under construction (ie, I'm moving to a new apartment), I've had to acquire some new furniture. Chief among these is a queen sized mattress sans boxspring. After weeks of searching, I found one. A boxspring mattress. For free! A nice woman on Craigslist would leave it on her front porch … Continue reading Young, Foxy, and A Free Mattress