Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Many Updates, New Activity
For those out there that do not get the Atlanta weekly paper, Creative Loafing, they did a piece on me and the blog last week, which I have attached here. The full Q&A can be accessed through this link:
Creative Loafing James Joyce Article
So I have received many great responses from locals that have read it and checked out the site, so thanks so much for your interest and love of Atlanta's recent musical past. A guy named Brian Poust runs a similar blog and website dedicated to Georgia's Soul music history, which to me would be more obscure and a much tougher challenge to document, so I commend him on that effort. I have received almost everything from my want list, so I have updated it with new items (please see down on the right).
New posts upcoming will include the Quadiliacha discography including an interview with singer/guitarist Will Greene, a Fiddlehead 2nd post including five live shows and an interview with singer Geoey Cook and bassplayer Mike Haggerty, more live Car vs. Driver shows, more live Freemasonry shows, live Barrel recordings, and even hopefully the Dirt Live at WREK. Furthermore, I have received flyer collections from Matt Mauldin, Gray Kiser, and soon Chuck Petrakopoulos, so I will start an Atlanta flyer archive which will be centrally located for viewing.
Probably the most exciting development is the addition of a guest contributor to this blog. Brad Castlen, the singer for Crisis Under Control among several others, has contacted me and offered his support in providing archive materials from his vast collection. He is similar to me in my obsession for organizing and cataloging records, pictures, flyers, etc. from our hometown scene. He comes from a similar background in the same era, but in a way complementary to mine, so I believe he can provide a wealth of great content for this blog from his perspective. Also, my personal commitments only allow me to make a post or two per week, so I think he will be good at covering more ground than I can in certain aspects of the Atlanta scene, and provide good material to peruse every week.
Update: I have also opened the door to Scott Wishart so he can do some guest postings on the blog. If you don't remember him, he was the drummer of Scout, Ostinato, Such As, and several others over the years. He has been living in Charlotte for a while now, and runs his own record store, conveniently named Lunchbox Records. He also has many good suggestions for posts, so we should be seeing some real momentum here on the blog.
Thanks for checking everything out, and let me know your comments, requests, suggestions, etc.