40 Watt announces tribute show to Vic Chesnutt
The Vic Shows: A Celebration of Vic Chesnutt’s Life and Music Night I: Friday February 19 | 8:00 PM Doors | $10 Advance Five Eight Daniel Hutchens (of Bloodkin) Jack Logan and Kelly Keneipp Ham1 Dave Barbe & the Quick Hooks Todd McBride and Rob Veal Kelly Hogan Amorphous Strums Ben Mize Flash to Bang Time Jill Carnes John Keane (Online tickets include a $2 surcharge per ticket) Night...
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This article was written by my big bro, who taught me everything I know (about movies). He runs the Naro Cinema in Norfolk. Also, this online zine Alt Daily is out of my hometown of Norfolk, Va. — it’s an excellent (and extremely needed) publication for that town.
watcherinthewoods: Scientists at the British Royal Society are meeting this week to discuss whether extra-terrestrial life exists not in space but here on our planet. According to physicist Paul Davies, “weird” microbes that belong to an entirely different order of life that he refers to as the “shadow biosphere”, could exist in harsh, isolated ecological niches in which ordinary life...
An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own...– J.D Salinger (via theimpossiblecool) (via crashinglybeautiful)
'More than a Feeling': phony artist rep pulling... →
I had a chat today with the real representative for Tom Scholz (of Boston, more on that later). But a fake rep using the name Joe Fletcher and saying he was with Tom Scholz, got to Kyle Pilgrim over at the Melting Point first. Apparently this scam artist has gotten away with a number of clubs’ deposits, according to a recent article in Pollstar. The supposed show, titled ”Evening With...
Vanessa sent me the link to Supercluster’s “I Got the Answer” that premiered earlier on Paste. On that note, a show not to miss is Friday at the Melting Point. Lineup: Supercluster, Flash To Bang Time and Magnapop. $8. (706) 254-6909 or www.meltingpointathens.com.
Athens bands Widespread Panic and Modern Skirts on...
A little visit over to the Athens Music Junkie yields this … and also a note that The Whigs will be on Letterman again on March 31, supporting their new release “In the Dark,” set for release March 16.
I was just reminded of this awesome story Beth did... →
“ The world basically falls into two camps: People willing to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a slobbery Bloodhound. And, those who are not. — Beth Jones The next Pet CPR class is coming up 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, and ”covers medical and other emergencies common among pets and how to care for them in these situations.” This program is for ages 13 years and...
Valentine's "Sweetheart's Duets" Hoot features...
Susan Staley sent me the lineup yesterday for the annual Valentine’s ”Sweetheart’s Duets” Hoot. If you’re not familiar, this is a great event; many of the husbands/wives/significant others play music together already, but many do not. Previous Valentine’s “Duets” Hoots have featured Don Chambers (Don Chambers + Goat) and Sanni Baumgaertner (Dancer...
Arts worth $387M to state
This from a story published Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle: The arts are an integral part of the state’s economy. That’s the conclusion of a new economic impact study that surveyed 380 arts organizations in more than 70 counties across Georgia. Using a conservative set of criteria, the study determined that 380 arts and cultural organizations in the state had a net...
Apparently, some of us are so estranged from their very humanity, so besotted...– Leonard Pitts, on how conservatives spin human tragedy, in this case, Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson.
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It takes less than a second. This contest is being run through Facebook and sponsored by Chase. Help these guys win $1 million to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, it’s a tally of most votes, so do it man, do eet now! (only a few days left) They’re the only cause in Georgia, and these guys have worked tirelessly now for five years raising awareness, money, etc. Most are UGA grads...
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Anderson Cooper helping Haitian boy severely... →
Aside from seeing this blow up into some kind of boon for Cooper’s career, the video here just about killed me. It’s hard to imagine the kind of desperation that leads people to behave this way. I want to crawl under something and pray for peace.
My friend Arianna Huffington has started a campaign designed to convince people...– Break Up With Your Bank - Bill Maher for the Huffington Post (via afghanibanani) Zero Hedge ran a similar proposal (complete with a quote from the head of the IMF stating that sure, in theory, the banksters could just ask for another bailout if enough deposits were removed, but that no government...
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.– Albert Camus (via crashinglybeautiful)
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But we’re being assured this “restructuring” will be a positive for the company and alleviate Morris’ financial situation. And, as always, counting blessings like: still have job roof over head don’t live in Haiti
alyssadehayes: biggray: RIP Jay Reatard. ...
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Will Patterson win an Oscar? →
Patterson Hood’s song “Depression Era,” the closing song in the film “THAT EVENING SUN,” has made the final cut for Oscar eligibility in the Best Original Song category. Of course our fingers are crossed tight, and Paste is trying to help with a little campaigning, by way of a video of Patterson performing the song. Check it out and cross your fingers, too. ...
Because nothing says I love you like a bottle of...
The Valentine’s Day press releases for suggested gifts have started coming in. This from 1800 Tequila: Hi Julie, Not sure what to get your man for Valentine’s Day? 1800 Tequila offers a “Design Your Own” feature on its Web site, where consumers can upload original artwork to make customized bottles. Send your sweetheart a custom message on a bottle, or personalize with his favorite artwork...
More people in Athens laid off →
The link above is a story to Power Partners, which laid off 58 factory workers yesterday. Earlier this week I went to Mercy Health Care, which is a free health clinic in Athens, helping people who don’t have insurance. I interviewed a man — a patient there — who’d worked for Mayfield Dairy for 13 years; he developed kidney stones, and the doctor who operated on him screwed...
The Big Lebowski, if written by Shakespeare
shorterexcerpts icanseenewyorkcityfrommyhouse: desnoise: “Trifle not with the fury of two desperate men. Long has thy wife sealed a bond with Jaques Treehorn; as blood is to blood, surely thou owest to Jaques Treehorn in recompense.” — Two Gentlemen Of Lebowski | The New Republic Entire script Day waster. Previously