Filing under Standing on the shoulders of giants: 64 is an interesting age. Paul McCartney even imagined it in song once a long time ago. For whatever reasons, I’m lucky enough to know some pretty amazing people in their 90s: *Mo Ostin, who built Warner Bros records, and changed a lot of lives, … Continue reading Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
(this part written late on 4/4/20): April 5, 2020, 40 years since R.E.M. played their first show-- no band name yet, hadn't decided yet, at Kathleen O'Brien's birthday party at the old St Mary's church in Athens GA on Oconee Street on the way down the hill toward the river. I wasn't there-- even then … Continue reading April 5th is a very special day to lots of people, 1980 – 2020 . . .
Sad news on Tuesday in Seattle, Athens and around the world wherever anyone was lucky enough to know Bill Rieflin. I adored him as an extraordinary musician, a complete gentleman and a gentle soul. And a true friend to his fellow travelers. Bill was a lifer, an accomplished musician known for his work with Ministry, … Continue reading Remembering Bill Rieflin, 1960-2020
Today is a big day for the Cobbham neighborhood: the Cobbham Triangle Park is being dedicated after a couple of years of intensive planning and work to make something pretty special out of an oft-overlooked small piece of land in our midst. It was worth the trouble, believe me. A quick search only led me … Continue reading November 10, 2019– Dedication of Cobbham Triangle Park
Yesterday was the seventh annual AthHalf, the signature event of AthFest Educates, the local charity that infuses our schools with enhanced arts and music opportunities for Athens schoolchildren. And major kudos to Jill Helme and her whole team at AthFest Educates for the work they do all year, not just in June and October AthHalf … Continue reading AthHalf reflections from 3 years ago trying to motivate myself for the one just 13 days away (written October 2016)