Anyone, out there, remember The Keyboard Lounge on Piedmont Rd., next door to the ice skating rink? Ruth was the piano player, keep everyone singing along, The owner, I can't recall hes name, played piano with a three piece jazz combo that was next to none. I had so much fun there. On New Years Eve, 74? I was wiped out. The only time in my life I have ever, been intoxicated. I would like to here from anyone, that recalls those days.
"688 was for old folks" Really? I was in my 20s and lived nearby when the incredible club opened. I saw some of the most amazingly raw and intimate performances by artists such as James Brown/R.E.M./Psychedelic Furs/Billy Idol/Debbie Harry/B52s/Gary Numan/ The Cramps/ and Iggy Pop playing more then three days for touring rehearsals! It was the go to place for many artists of the early 80s!
OMG! In the mid to late 80's I practicly lived at the Plex! Being friends with the band Hallow's Eve spent more than one show on stage leading the crowd in the "Goblet of Gore" chant. Memories of a by gone era!!! I miss that place. Great Venue to see a band for sure!
The New Republic | November 16, 1992 | O'Donnell, Mark
Brain calling Hand:
Release at my command.
Hand calling Brian:
I do what you ordain.
Heart calling Hand:
Retrieve the blowing sand.
Hand calling Heart:
I've no such magic art.
Heart calling Hand:
You do not understand.
Hand calling Brain:
The Heart has gone insane.
Brain calling Heart:
Can’t overturn the cart.
Heart calling Brain:
Hope hurts more than pain.
Brain calling Heart:
You are mad. Break apart.
Heart calling Brain:
I can't explain. I can't explain.
@mary maras Is it too late to reminisce??? It's just turned 2013, get back to me before at least 2016.....meow.
I used to DJ at the Metroplex for AUC parties and the Pheonix (sp) and Lorretta's on Peachtree st.
Member of Weekends.
I have some old video footage DJ's behind the chicken wire...lol
We used to pack that place for our parties and all the punk rock kids who squatted there had to find somewhere to go when we did our thing there.
Yeah, I got lots of historic memories of the late 70s to the late 90s in Atl's nightlife.
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Merry Christmas all!:-)
I miss them, too! I remember seeing a show in late '97 or '98 at the Star Bar. I saw them there many times...opening for Dave Alvin and opening for Buick MacKane (Alejandro Escovedo's garage band, I saw a Halloween show in drag, and I saw them several times when I moved back to Houston in 2001. The last time that I saw them - at Houston's Continental Club - Dunn told me that they were all frstrated, as Billy points out in the announcement. Dunn said that he had an engineering degree, and was beginning to to believe that he needed to move on to that career. I can't say that I blame them. I still listen to both CDs and the 4-song sampler a lot. I still can't figure out why they dind't make it. Maybe in today's world with the de-emphasis of major labels, they would have made it.
Hot Tuna, Yellowman, Motorhead, etc. !! Many a night at the Plex
Most of this information is incorrect. Anyone who has ever done a google search can see how much raw opium comes from a single score. Also, much of the steps and details were left out. This paper is a blatant work of disinformation designed to discourage people from making their own drugs and not being reliant on the big pharmaceutical corporations.
This just happened to my husband today, he was a sub-contractor for Dish-Force in Valdosta GA who contracts for Dish Network. 2 years ago before getting hired he was open and honest with Hope who owns Dish force, that he had a past with a withhold judication in his background, since then we both have been in God graces. 2 days ago he went on a call to a customers house to trouble shoot a reciever, Now this reciever is not a common reciever carried by the company and net worth is over 700 for the reciever alone, which Ed felt it was odd. He did his job to the best of his ability. COme to find out this guy is an Off duty police officer, he ran an unauthorized backgound check on my husband with no probable cause, decided to call Dish-network to tell them they sent a convicted felon to his house now he feels unsafe and has to get an alarm system. Dish-Network in turn called Dish-Force (Hope) who had no choice but to fire my husbandd. Now today he comes home without a job. Acts like this I would think is Illegal.
in the 80's Atlanta had a great nite life. I think I went to everyone of those clubs and thanks to my very cool uncle Frank who was a photographer for creative loafing paper
I got back stage at many concerts. I remember meeting Wendy O Williams at the Agora Ballroom got a really cool poster from her. Thanks for the memories Old Atlanta and Uncle Frank. Jan S. Atlanta
So, basically, they admitt to giving special priviligies, to people connected to law enforcement. So far the only good thing those blood suckers ever did for me was Nothing.
Most Cops are rednecks, and hate the fact that I am Russian, so I hate them, right back.
F**CK COPS. Any Federal Instituion gets mad credit. Feds do real work, not meter maid. Crispy Creme on 163rd and 6th ave in miami. Pigs
F**ck COPs. Cheating bastards. Die.
I saw this family on some documentary years ago. His house was all Elvis ~ he'd get rid of furniture to fit more Elvis memorabilia in. His wife left him because of the Elvis obsession. He said he'd gone through several VHS recorders trying to catch any shows that mentioned Elvis. I love Elvis, he is the King, but I'd hate to loose me family over him.
To this date I still believe the Plex was the best live music venue this city has had. The layout was perfect in my mind (and hey if my fake Id didn't work one night, I could just use a long straw thru the chicken wire)
I have two readings on this:
One, is that the FBI and its people are just doing their job. Part of that responsibility involves running down shit all day long. Constructive shit and bullshit.
The constructive shit is ID'ing & keeping track of people who are, well, dangerous. Yeah, I know, who's to decide what dangerous is? It's a pretty damn fuzzy line. Dangerous to me isn't possibly dangerous to you (literally and figuratively) - witness the misguided soul at the coffeehouse who apparently thought reading the 'wrong stuff' constitutes a crime. I don't blame these poor folks - they're like my elderly parents who are plugged into FOXNews 24/7 and go to sleep frightened pretty much every night.
But surely most reasonable people agree that someone needs to be looking out for the kinds of individuals in our society who've always been here who are plain crazy *and* have a propensity to act out on these urges through violence.
Secondly, someone needs to be looking for, God I hate using this Fox word, terrorists. Make no mistake Marc, you *were* being interrogated. The street-level FBI guys spend all day, every day talking to people and they are probably fucking good at it. They're looking for the aforementioned standard everyday crazies, as well as the possible terrorist types who have already condemned America for real/deserved or imagined transgressions and are now simply looking for ways to strike at our society.
My guess is that they knew exactly what bucket you fell into after talking 5 minutes with you - the rest of the date was just them going through the motions to cross all the T's and dot the remaining I's.
The second reading is more disturbing (at least to me) and it has to do with 'Thought Crimes'. That's when an element of society intentionally attempts to chill ideological dissent through intimidation. That's why the Librarians (bless their sexy souls..) attempted to go all medieval on the Bush administration's ass a few years ago for legislation that A) compelled them to give up reading records of their patrons (US citizens reading publications in a public library), and B) prevented the librarians from talking about it (I think this legislation still stands today, btw). Anyway, it's this thought-crime aspect of America that's more disturbing to me. If I may mangle a metaphor, a successful marriage [citizens to their country] needs to continually be subjected to at least a little stress , else it becomes a pretty flabby union.
Long live dissent - it was the thing that made us great once and may yet again.
The question I would be asking is, how did they know who you are. Answer that riddle and you will be closer to the truth of who brought the FBI to your door. From their you can answer the why they where there with certainty.
My Sigma Brothers,
I am so proud of you. Dada...I knew you still had it in you. Congrats.
Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority
This is a blast from the past. We rode the school bus together in first grade to Platten Strasse elementary school. I am hoping to contact your father who still lives in Virginia. I have a phone number from the phone book, but want to make sure it is correct.
I retired from CIA in 2005 and then obtained a law degree from GW Law. After practicing law with a boutique firm for three years, I opened my own practice in Leesburg in January 2011. My practice focuses on estates, trusts and probate. I don't sue anyone, don't go to court, except to get copies of deeds...
Eileen Guerin Swicker
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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