There's just so much awesome stuff going on this weekend surrounding R.E.M.'s 30th Anniversary that I felt like we needed somewhere to list all of it. Then I asked a few friends how they've celebrated R.E.M. anniversaries over the years. Some of the responses were completely cheesy fanstuff and then others were truly touching. So … Continue reading 30 Ways To Celebrate R.E.M.’s 30th This Weekend
(Graphic by Ziona Kocher)WUOG 90.5 fm, the student run station at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA will celebrate R.E.M.'s 30th anniversary by breaking our long-standing station philosophy and playing R.E.M. songs for 5 STRAIGHT HOURS on Monday, April 5th, 2010, from noon until 5 p.m. EST.Typically, bands that have achieved mass popularity like … Continue reading WUOG TURNS WR.E.M.
(Stunning sketch by natrenee on deviantART)Holy cow guys, there are a LOT of albums coming out of Athens this year. Seriously, it's gonna be hell trying to figure out the Flagpole awards next year. So hang on to your B-sides baby cause here we go.Starting off in R.E.M. land, Michael Stipe has donated a sculpture … Continue reading Athens Music News Roundup: Record Release Edition (Updated)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a college student in possession of a trust fund must be in want of a good time. However little known the feelings or views of such a student may be on his first entering a college town, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the … Continue reading Spring Break 2010 Playlist of DOOM
Well ladies and gents, it's Spring Break time for UGA. Yeah, I'm not sure why it's always so early either. I mean, there was snow on Tuesday! I'm headed outta Chronic Town for a bit, but we'll keep on truckin' here on the blog. First a few links...This was a pretty neat read, thanks to … Continue reading Break! Links! Things!
First up, according to their Twitter feed, the Modern Skirts are currently mixing their follow up to All of Us in Our Night. It has yet to be discovered which tracks will be included on the new record but "D.U.I." and "Bridges and Overpasses" have been played a lot live so maybe those songs will … Continue reading First of the Year Athens Round Up
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
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…
Peter Buck really loves that song. In fact, Buck really loves a lot of the songs on the new record. He uses the phrase no less than six times in his extensive liner notes to R.E.M.'s Live at the Olympia. Other times, he varies his writing with "really like" and "interesting to play" but after … Continue reading R.E.M. Live at the Olympia
(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)I've made it no secret that I've been involved with the UGA Music Business program. In its current state, you basically spend a year working your ass off outside of class with benefits coming in the form of amazing class speakers, internships, networking ops, and the chance to do some really incredible stuff.I know … Continue reading Getting Down to (Music) Business