Sunday, November 20, 2005

If it's too Cold, you're too Old

That about sums up my feelings on Eaglepalooza. I'm too old.

I hear from the guys at St. Elmo's that they are no longer soliciting bands for Tuesday night shows.

. . . . I was a bunch more excited about the Olive Garden coming to town back when we had only five restaurants in Hattiesburg, and those were all steak places.

Guthrie's is not necessarily the "Best thing to ever happen to chicken (sm)."

Afroman's new album is out. Here's a scathing review of Afroholic the Even Better Times. I haven't heard it yet, but I'm here to tell you that I love Afrodude's raunchy and mysogynistic single Mississippi (Because I Got High) . . . . I get nervous. . . .

Friday, November 18, 2005

Eagelpalooza tonight, sure to be chaos.

Hopefully, fun chaos. There was an article in yesterday's American that states there are still some issues around the event, so we'll have to see how it goes. I get off work at 6 and my building is right in the middle of he mess, so here's hoping I can get home.

Here's the latest on what I've heard about the line-up:
The stage will be on Main Street at Batson near The Oaks Cafe. Vendors will offer food and beverage items, such as hot chili and beer in "limited areas." (Courtesy Mugshots.) Kicks off at 6 pm with a DJ spinning songs, followed by 'Hey Revolution' (???) at 6:30, a DJ at 7 pm, Pat Green at 7:30, a DJ at 9 pm, the SOUTHERN MISS PEP RALLY at 9:30, a DJ at 10 and the show's headliner, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, performing from 10:30 to midnight.

Ooooh, a PEP RALLY!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Eaglepalooza SNAFUs

Why can't we ever have anything nice? Here's a story about the travails of Eaglepalooza, which is set for the 18th.

I do think the light opera meets heavy rock in a downtown rumble will be pretty fun. (Ok, the rock will not be so "heavy," but the word works for my journalistic purposes.) Puts me in mind of the Coast Con (Science Fiction convention on the Coast)/gun show debacle of several years ago. Geeks with light sabers meet rednecks with Uzis! Good times, people.

C & M Music Auction

C&M Music Center in Hattiesburg has been closed since Hurricane Katrina due to major damage to the roof........ AND -
As a result of Hurricane Katrina, C&M Music (Hattiesburg Location only) has hired an auction company to liquidate the remaining inventory from the store. The entire inventory will be sold on Saturday November 19th, 2005. It is available for viewing on Friday November 18th from 9am - 3pm and absentee bids are accepted online as well. All inventory has been graded and tested as to condition.
After rescuing many items, there is still over $500,000 (at retail) left of inventory at the location to be auctioned. Many great deals waiting for someone to scoop up on...
Any serious but specific inquiries can be directed to Brian McLelland or any staff member at 601-545-2565 (serious inquiries only please!).
You can check out for more info and more pics of the gear.....
We Will Re-open for regular business the following week!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Annual Authentic Existence Multimedia Minimalist Technology Conference

is an institution in Hattiesburg. Under the auspices of old-school Hattiesburg musician Scott Panther, The Conference is a two-day showcase of the innovative, experimental, loud and crazy.

This is the 11th year of The Conference. Each year, Panther says that it's the last, but Hattiesburg just won't let him retire. The Conference is November 15th and 16th this year, and I strongly recommend that you try to catch at least one of the nights.

Use the comments section below to post your memories of The Conference of years past.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Gulf Coast "Band Aid"

There's an instrument drive on for Coast school bands. If you would like to donate instruments or money, please contact Jacqueline Pierce, who has this to say:

The need for monies and instruments for the schools and students along the Gulf Coast is enormous. There is a need not only for today's band students, but for future band students as well. When the families of these future band students don't have suitable housing and have lost so much, they simply won't have the money for flutes and clarinets. This will have an affect not only on high schools on the Gulf Coast, but a long term affect on colleges and university's in the State of Mississippi.

Jacqueline can be reached at

This is for a good cause, guys. See what you have lying around that you can donate.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I don't need a record deal

I stumbled across this site when I got a google alert about Hattiesburg music. Seems that she was planning on speaking here tomorrow (the 2nd), but perhaps it was called off? If anyone knows anything about this, please contact me or leave a comment. Interesting site, too.

DS Mars has found a drummer

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