Forgot to mention that Iggy did a stellar show @ the Agora in the spring of 1980. I remember that someone gave Iggy a single white rose during the show which he proceeded to eat! The Restraints opened and the singer was hit with a Tooheys beer oil can which he stuck on his Kaiser helmet spike.
That poster is for the Iggy Pop show on March 11 1983 @ 688 club. It was an incredible show and LOUD!!!!! I'm still kicking myself for not knowing in time about week long stint, I could've been there every night.
Love love LOVE them. Saw one of their first shows and have seen many since.
CR, thanks for hipping us all to this cat, who sings as well as he plays !
Here's a great clip from YTube
Vox, his learning, both as a young Suzuki method student & letaer as an adult, was briefly described in the article.
I see he's been covered by CL previously [ http://clatl.com/cribnotes/archives/2013/1… ]. How'd I miss that ?
Gotta read every issue !
Top dude. Way to go Ogawa.
Takénobu is that dude. Talented artist.
Nice article, and wishing him success. Any mention of his classical music training?
(the reason I ask is that Atlanta has some very impressive classically trained musicians in the city and it would be interesting to see some profiles of them as well).
To take classical, "pop", one needs to have started to master classical first else it seems a marketing label.
Human beings should be taught from a young age that friendship is about going to the movies, concerts, restaurants, parties, being there for someone when they need to talk and someone to turn to when you need to talk and going to each others funerals and weddings, etc. Maybe even writing songs and making music together.
The moment money becomes involved you have to realize and accept that this part of your life has nothing to do with friendship and you should treat your friend and anyone else involved like you never met them before and assume you can not trust them.
Everything is discussed, everything is agreed on, everything is in writing, everything in writing is reviewed by your own lawyer and you hire your own accountant to audit all business. Then, and its only a maybe, you might still have a business and a friendship.
Think about how more valuable a class in "friendship and business" would be to most people in high school or college than calculus.
But I sympathize with this man, I learned these lessons several times in my life myself. It gets very, very expensive, wish they had had a class, calculus never made me any money.
"moved her in '09 after 16 years in LA and 17 in Miami, both 'international' cities, and this is by far the most integrated"
That is my dad Joe summerville on this cover. Gone but never forgotten !!!
@carl r white - THIS IS WHY I LOVE ATLANTA - moved her in '09 after 16 years in LA and 17 in Miami, both 'international' cities, and this is by far the most integrated, accepting and friendly city full of unexpected alliances and friendships I have ever encountered - proud to be a transplanted ATLien
You look at the pictures and I know what many of you are thinking but you can not always judge the book by its cover, believe it or not, the local chapter of Black Lives Matter has started meeting at SoCo every Monday night.
I like southern comfort alot I'm glad it reopened but very disappointed they didn't keep the band with Dana singing that was the main reason I came
Great story - I love this place and glad to see such a nice tribute!!
I USED TO PLAY WITH THE GANG AT TNE SUNDAY JAM SESSIONS FOR YEARS , HAD A BLAST EVERYONE WAS FAMILY,THEN T MOVED TO ALABAMA AND DONT GET THERE AS OFTEN AS T WOULD LIKE TO MISS THOSE GOOD OLE DAYS ANH WILL BE BACK, LOVE SOUTHER COMFORT. GLAD ITS NOT CLOSING SEE YOU SOON
A wonderfully truthful article About Atlantas last great Honky Tonk. Memories I will always hold dear, both good & bad. My prayers for their continued existance continue for the community. I Love that place & the opportunities and experiences it provided. Even the lessons learned. Although my path has changed I wish them the very best!
M O T O R C Y C L E ~~ B O O T S
^ dude is a big fan of flea markets.
Rodney, hell of a job. Pulitzer Prize level work...you made my eyes misty with all of the back stories, locations & you captured the real vibe of that era. Especially, Money Makin' Martell Homes!! You know, I always said you had 2 different things happening--Atlanta & ATL, Decatur & The Dec. Both parallel realities happening at the same time. Big Shout out to 5 Points Flea Market, Candler Road Flea Market, Glenwood Flea Market, Old National Flea Market, Greenbriar Flea Market...and Third World Records / what you really know about the Dirty South????
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