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Sleepin with my long johns ON ! Cold fronts aren’t frontin, but for realz. So time to get the wood split and stacked and then it’s just a matter of waiting it out. I don’t mind the coldness so much, but the grey days are not fooling anybody. It’s dreary lookin and I don’t care for that one bit. To tide me over til Spring, I look forward to holiday traditions, psyching the kids out about “possible” snow, and celebrating with family and friends. This edition we welcome back some faces we love to see. STONEFRUIT is back with some long distance love thank goodness. Part Deux of The APRIL STORY takes us on a fantastic voyage with local performing artist CAREY MURDOCK. And we’re also tickled to see Urbanist Extraordinaire JAMES AARON SNOW share his holiday preview. MISTER PENNYWELL brings us up to speed on everything you need to know for Black Friday. And me? I’ve been flip-flopping on the whole net neutrality conundrum and going meta at Sky City. Welcome BOYCE BROWN to the press as well yall. This and a whole lot more inside the Augusta City Rag’s WISHBONE EDITION. We chocked it full for ya Augusta!

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City sidewalks, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style. Strings of street lights, even stop lights Blink a bright red and green As the shoppers rush home with their treasures. That sounds so much like Augusta doesn’t it? Decorations, people running around, every street and sidewalk packed. I left out the line about ”people smiling” because it doesn’t seem to apply as much these days. The song is still a classic. You can probably hear Bing Crosby singing in your head now. Oh how I would belt it out in 7th grade chorus. There I stood, on the raisers, in my red ugly Christmas sweater (it was not socially acceptable back then) and I sang. Years later I would come to believe that this song was inspired by the Salvation Army bell ringers and I appreciated the chorus even greater. Time and the Internet would show me this was not the case. I felt a little disappointed that a song with maybe a twinge of conscience and charity was now reduced to just another anthem about consumerism and mayhem. It would have been a great time to simply write-off the season and give up on good deeds, but one cannot be so quickly deterred. Even as I compose this piece, I know even if the entire CSRA reads my rally against the long lines and Thanksgiving sales and unnecessary stress…they will still go shopping. They will still buy and wrap and mail and hide and review their lists, like an obsessive compulsive Santa Claus. So I will simply share some stories of what this time of year could be, if we simply choose the right priorities.

As many should know, I love my downtown. Broad Street is where I go to take a deep breath and relax. The concrete and brick and voices all echo in my very being when I am away. As some may know, I am also a proprietor of coffee (cold-brew that is). Ball Mason jars and coffee grounds often overthrow my kitchen counter. But there is a side some seldom see. I serve with a non-profit called FULL CIRCLE REFUGE. My primary role on the team is Volunteer Coordinator at the Augusta YDC. I find, train, and walk alongside good men to go inside the fence. Then comes December each year. This is where a small number of us go around Georgia to YDC’s and RYDC’s (Regional Youth Development Campus). Talk about food, laughter, and gifts. Let me give you a small insight into what that is like. Here are a few excerpts from our journey last year. AUGUSTA YDC In order to serve every unit on the campus, we had to do two locations. That meant two places for the skit, meal, and the gift giving. We also had the added variable of the campus banquet meal being consolidated with ours. So alongside our Swedish meatballs, nachos & cheese, red velvet cupcakes, homemade cookies, and Christmas punch there was also baked turkey and green beans. SUMTER YDC [Americus, GA] Most of us have distant relatives, family who live far enough away where it takes the good part of a day to drive or fly to see them. Maybe even an overnight stop on the journey. Regardless, you have to factor in this travel time when planning a holiday visit. Sometimes you may even debate as to whether you want to wait till next year for the trip. Home life is busy, work is stressful, money is tight. They would understand. Continued on NEXT Page


SILVER BELLS, AMERICAN CONSUMERISM, AND RAZOR WIRE CONTINUED But it’s family. You know the longing that comes from being apart for a set length of time. You also know that gas and miles and hours do not matter when it comes to time spent sharing with one another in person. No phone call, no letter, no gift package can replace you. I know some find the comparison to family hard to correlate, but think about this; if it were your brother, son, nephew, neighbor, how far would be too far to see them? At what mileage point would you stop making the effort to speak hope and peace and purpose into their life? You won’t. And neither can we. WESTCARE [Keysville, GA] Devon (Director of Full Circle Refuge) was closing up and the guys were looking through everything. A young man who was hoping for a Xbox One commented, “These are real socks.” He was smiling at the sight of a fresh pair of socks in his hand. It is humbling and humiliating to think about all the times I have been ungrateful. All the times, growing up, I became frustrated at the sight of clothes underneath my wrapping paper. We too often forget just how blessed we are. SANDERSVILLE RYDC There is a young lady who, a year ago, had both of her feet amputated. From what I am told, the amputation occurred suddenly. It was necessary due to the onset of staph infection. One month she was walking around like everyone else. The next month, she’s in a wheelchair. That brings us to the gift bag. One of the key components is a new pair of socks. Beforehand, we put a pair of gloves inside instead. That night a young lady was shown just how much she matters by receiving the gloves instead. ATLANTA YDC Ah Christmas memories. Wrapping paper and bows on the floor, toys in hand, the smell of food working its way from the kitchen. We think about family and table

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games and cheesy movies. But what about numbers? That’s what I found myself focusing on Christmas night. The numbers of how many have self-harmed in the past 11 months (40) and how many juvenile-on-juvenile incidents that have been (177). They were in large font on bright yellow paper at the back of the cafeteria where we were hosting the Christmas fellowship. Imagine that scenario with carols playing in the background. Two locked gates, three locked doors and the cinderblock walls that were once a prison. We had made a choice that instead of being with our families we were going to be family to the youth inside. Some might feel remorse for us as if we made a great sacrifice. Others might give a thumbs up, but think “that’s not for me.” Try and take every Christmas day memory you have and cram into a box and bring it inside the fence. You do this with the knowledge that in that box is the only Christmas they will have until they get out years later. That is not something I can stomach. We brought gift bags and food, but more so we brought smiles and laughter. For the fleeting minutes we had each group, they were just teenage boys celebrating. There it is. Now this wasn’t every stop last year or even the full stories for the locations mentioned. There was hustling and bustling, young people were smiling and carols bounced off the walls. Doesn’t that sound a little more like a season you want to celebrate? One where we sacrifice so that others may know some semblance of joy? Yes, that is the kind of societal behavior I could ring a bell at. Maybe even a silver one.

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When I think of Black Friday, I hear Andy Williams singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” as shoppers stand in the cold, bodies hugged by jackets, coats, and gloves, waiting for the opening of the doors. I see them running towards neatly stacked pallets of low-priced merchandise. Scattered around the store, guided by arrows taped to the floor, carts, and cones, are items ranging from high- tech electronics to home décor, such electric blankets and reclining video chairs. Adults and parents are snatching away at products, cursing, and throwing elbows, trying not to spill their Starbucks drinks and keeping a protective eye on their empty carts. Long lines are forming at the cash registers as the constant beeping from the scanners tally payment totals in the hundreds. Families are steady strategizing, texting and calling each other to pinpoint locations of the DVDs, CDs, clothing, gift sets, toys, and any other item that others may be ecstatic to see well-wrapped under a tree come December 25th. I see a traditional festivity where people spend endless amounts of money not just for good prices, but for the energetic experience of being the first to have something you want before somebody else does. It’s the perfect opportunity for mature people with 401ks and Black Card Visas to act like kids. What many don’t see is the extension of one day that spreads over unto probably the warmest holiday of the year—Thanksgiving. Despite what the economy illustrates, there are still families who rather cook for nearly two days only to enjoy the fruits and meats of their labor in front of a large television, watching movies or professional sports games. If I had my choice, I’ll have a plate full of turkey, honey roasted ham, macaroni and cheese, greens, cornbread with a cup of iced Sprite, ready to watch the Lakers play the Heat (back when LeBron was still there and about forty pounds heavier). I would then go for seconds before watching a good movie such as X-Men: First Class or even The Avengers (yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am a Marvel fan). Not many are granted that privilege. Now days, you’re lucky enough to get some stuffing, a slice of pound cake and a nap before having to work in retail for ten plus hours. Some stores will be opening two hours earlier than last year (6 PM opposed to 8 PM on Thanksgiving Day) and employees will be working long shifts only to go home and rest a bit before coming back to clean up the chaotic mess the retail business calls making a profit. There are two ways to look at this yearly event. It’s a great chance for individuals to buy gifts or personal wants at low prices a month before Santa starts making his rounds. It’s an exciting outing for families who don’t have to be consumed with work that day as well as kids who are momentarily out from school. It gives small groups consisting of siblings and friends an opportunity to strategize with two-day adds in their hands, figuring out the best way for everyone to get what they skipped Thanksgiving lunch and dinner to obtain. It allows Dad to get that 50 inch Samsung he’s been eyeing since watching the Super bowl earlier that year

at his friend’s house. It also presents the chance for his son to have his wish list fulfilled with the purchase of a discounted Xbox One bundle pack. Then again, this Friday can create this dark idea of ridding workers a chance to relax and enjoy the company of family members they haven’t seen since the year before or even longer. The holiday turns into this rushed eve of retail madness, shortening time for many to eat, unbuckle their pants and rest before going for seconds or even thirds. Either way, we all gain and lose from this merchandizing apocalypse. If you do decide to take that cold chance of waiting outside a store in a tent or fully covered in thick layers, make sure that you are warm and that you develop a plan of attack. Don’t take this day lightly, for there will be veteran shoppers out there, armed with sales papers and allied shoppers, willing to lay down their plates of foods rich with taste to make sure you don’t grab their items first. Trust me, Black Friday is the Call of Duty of shopping. Having a sense of expertise is required as well as a stern attitude. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself bombarded by a group of adults, wide eyed and hyped with haste. If you have to work on this day, accept the inevitable, collect the hours, assist your customers to the best of your ability and proceed home afterwards where you can devour some well-sliced ham, a few deviled eggs and a cold beverage. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year because whether you are pushing the cart or the one selling the merchandise to place inside, you understand each other. You understand that things will proceed a lot smoothly if you simply provide each other with acceptable attitudes, whether you know each other or not.


STREAMS ON NEUTRALITY “This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you’s. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder’s head. Luckily I’m adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.” The Dude I’m the last person that should try to clarify the finer points of the Net Neutrality debate so I won’t go into this attempting to do so. Instead, I’ll throw a couple of cents into the mix and just stream some rhetoric. It’s a hot button make no mistake, and I don’t downplay one ounce. But for the life of me, I can’t fall to one side or the other. Do I take the government version of internet or let it slip away in bigger and bigger chunks to capitalists? I, like many folks, don’t want to sacrifice the inherent equality in data speeds. It’s worked up to this point better than anyone could’ve dreamed. It gives us the freedom to enjoy our content, regardless of what it is or where it came from, without paying a red cent more than the next user. It’s allowed corporations to be born because they were able to operate without paying data-specific price strategies. New technology and innovations were delivered like liquid that would have never been realized had the data-transmission resources come at a premium. And it’s all been done without the taxman wetting his beak every other packet. Something too good to be true, but yet it has been. So why now do we come to this precipice of decision making where we have to pick a side? I see the same angles as Comcast, and we are talking about Comcast. There are other ISP’s but the tip and bulk of the spear reside with that one operation. I agree that when investment is made, a return is the incentive. So naturally, if Comcast built and owns the infrastructure of the web, they are entitled to earn from it. And in our system, there is no limit to those earnings. Free market principles will say when they’ve earned enough. But they piggy-back to accomplish their bidding. They use easements so they can ditch witch up the American front yard to lay HFC, and on such a mostronous scale. Or they plant another blessed utility pole along side our roadways every X number of yards, then string it altogether like so many copper

spiders. Yet when the big corporation wants to throw it’s weight around and get their ROI they call foul if the cost to do business increases. When the deal gets so sweet for Comcast, shouldn’t the use of public property and access to easements go up relatively. It’s not a regulation per se, but a reasonable method to retain some leverage. Heck, it’s just smart government. But it does set a precedent that cannot be undone and that I don’t quite abide. But whatever, now is not the time to jump into one pool or the other. I know that much. My theories are suspect and if put into practice would surely bring this country to its knees. So the point of me sharing them with you is to bring focus to what I saw as an important consideration and then to lob arbitrary potato mashers back at the thought of screwing up such a beautiful thing as the internet in such a short amount of time.


STURGILL SIMPSON LIVE From its onset, the night was a promising one. I’d made another successful trip around the sun and was about to enjoy one helluva smokin show at SKY CITY. I stopped by ARTIST LOCAL 1155 and had a pre-show PBR while they hung art for a delightful young artist named Natalia. Although I didn’t get to study too much of it, I liked what I saw, mainly because I have a thing for mosaic-themed work.

So I camped it right there with my new besties and drank up Water from the Well all the way down to Turtles. I knew already that this music is the real deal, but live is a whole different animal. His band and performance surpassed all expectation. And I knew it would. Because they flat out get down. It’s like they were meant to do what they were doing from the moment they took their first breath of life. Authentic to the core. He paused between songs a few times and made some poignant remarks. One was a hollar at the CMA awards which were coinciding on the Tele that evening. I’m saying “What the fuck is a CMA?!?!” at that point. But another moment came when he explained that playing music for us wasn’t a right and that alot of musicians take that mentality... that it’s their entitlement to play in front of music lovers like us. STURGILL looks at it as a privilage and said so. And it gave me an introspect into what a phenomenal artist he was.

I also shot the shit with Chase and his lil dog Zeek, who reminds me of TIger from the Brady Bunch. In a scruffy muttish way. We hung out and I cruised the crowd a few times to see who looked familiar. Then the amps started cranking and I knew talk was getting cheaper by the second. So I got my bracelet from Ms. Pixel and darted for the back bar to get another PBR.

All I can say now is MISTER STURGILL SIMPSON if you please. He’s got the world by the short and curlies and a head on his shoulders to make sure it doesn’t all get pissed away. He just needs to keep doing things his way and we’ll keep loving him for it.

Matt’s straw fedora is on point whenever I see the guy, but tonight, it was a shiny crown. Everthing was idyllic and maybe I’m wrong but I think CoCo put up an extra starlight in the rafters just for my big day. I’ll believe that anyway.

I want to thank CoCo and all the staff at SKY CITY, as well as STEAM POWERED ENTERTAINMENT for making it one of THE most fun and memorable nights for me and the rest of my birthday entourage. It was a gala I wouldn’t have wanted to spend anywhere else.

T. HARDY MORRIS is on stage and settling in with Another OK Coral. I’ll admit here and now that at that moment, that was my favorite T. Hardy song. I’m pretty sure there were 3-5 more favorite songs that evening by him including Audition Tape and a song about a chocolate bunny and luggage. Great set to get me started. Next up, CRIS JACOBS, who is touring on and off with STURGILL SIMPSON. He blew me away with blistering finger-pickin guitar. Then kicked it into a sweet little cover of Moonshiner by UNCLE TUPELO. “How did he know?” is what I’m asking my self. Out comes the cigar box guitar. Dirty blues and if you closed your eyes, you’d swear he had a kick drum. Played the hell out of the thing anyway. A few more of the dirty dirty and we’re setup for STURGILL next. I took the opportunity to step outside like all good smokers do. Talked it up with Peter some more and checked on Natalia’s progress. I didn’t hang too long and had even heard it would be a minute before our headliner took the stage. That was a myth. STURGILL was into the first song when I returned and the crowd had pretty much cutoff my access to the nice front row area I was viewing from earlier. Not to worry. Cold PBR and I started slithering through the ranks. Made it about halfway and then there was just no more room.


INNOVATION ACADEMY THE NEW AUGUSTA INNOVATION ACADEMY has been my base of operations for a good minute now so I wanted to keep everyone informed on their progress. Over the last few weeks, we enjoyed the ALTERNATIVE ARTWORKS #9 come in during First Friday. The venue was perfect for their exhibit and I really enjoyed taking in the displays. I recognized some and some were altogether new discoveries. So basically, exactly what I wanted. Some of the works included (and these are my names not the artists’) Rocket Pop Astrobear by PORK CHOP, Out of Body Monkey by JAY JACOBS, Zig Zag by Chase Lanier, Soul Bar by SYD PADGETT, Quagmire by TOM NAKASHIMA, and Vintage Girl by ERICKA PASTECKI. I’m still learning names so once I get more familiar with everyone, I’ll be throwing in some reviews of shows and what not. Also occurring that evening was the CLUBHOUSE HACKATHON. They spent a cool 24 hours developing projects marathon style and then shared the results of their work with the other hackers. One of the projects included the processes for creating a dinosaur battle video game. My money’s on T-Rex everytime but the raptors en masse could do some serious damage. But the Old Richmond Academy never looked so warm and inviting with T-votives lining the stairway and lighting in the big Oak out front. The back veranda rewarded me with some vino and cream cheese dip. All in all just a perfect night downtown. This past week they also hosted the first SUMO BOT LEAGUE for the middle and high schoolers. Teams/Contestants are given material and support to design their bot and then it’s “Last Bot Standing” in the Circle of Doom! Can’t wait for the next installment and look out when they let the adults get in on the action. I see a pool forming. Other than that, there are little projects being worked on here and there most days and evenings. The AIA is open and accepting memberships so check the website if you are looking for workspace or resources to meet your innovative goals.


THE CURIOUS CASE OF CASEY BY BOYCE BROWN NOTCHET Have you heard about this dumb twat Casey Nocket? She rampaged around the great western national parks making what can only marginally be described as art. I call it absolute shit. When I first heard of her and clicked over to check it out, I thought, “People have been painting and inscribing since the French caves of Lascaux 17,000 years ago. Probably before. Maybe it’s ok.” I am an artist and avid outdoors person, especially in the West. I was prepared to be somewhat sympathetic. Then I saw her “work” and could only say “Wow!” “Wow, it is absolutely terrible!” If she doesn’t feel absolutely humiliated to be associated with it, she is a very dumb, very self-absorbed person. It is mediocre even by 2nd-4th grade school levels. She can only do one thing. A horrid face in side profile. Even that, she can’t do remotely well.

To use acrylic, not even chalk? In these sacred places? Oh, come on. Painting over ancient pictographs?! How dare she. That is the worst of her offenses. Words fail me in describing how someone could think that this could possibly be ok, let alone a good idea. Add my voice to the chorus of punishment. She cleans it all up at her expense with an expert at her shoulder, she pays for an expert to clean up the pictograph desecration, and she pays and serves whatever fines and jail time are legal and appropriate. Social media, which launched her temporary fame, also launched an onslaught of hate and physical threats against her. She is attractive, young and blonde. I think the haters are livid that she might be given a pussy pass on all this, even if any one of these particular hater doesn’t give a shit about art, the wilderness, or the West. She is from New York. If you are not ready for the best of the western United States - not art but nature - its savage, relentless and almost incapacitating beauty can make your head explode. Unless you have had moments that have readied you for it in some way, shape or form. Add to that maybe she was on a manic jag on a long cycle bipolar trip and thought it was a good idea and thought she had talent and thought it somehow related to street art. Suffice to say, she ain’t no Banksy. I have made land art in national parks and wilderness areas but I only used natural materials that were site specific and I never made fixed structures with permanent materials. If you must make art in public places, do it with respect, in a way that works harmoniously with the site, and will disintegrate back to nature leaving no trace in a season or two. Her best defense is to plead cuckoo. Pleading the genius of her talent certainly won’t cut it. If she ever makes it to the Venice Biennale with this level of non-talent, I will put a gun in my mouth. What I did at the Australian pavilion of the Biennale to be described in the next issue.


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ALONG ON THE TRAVELIN’ ROAD

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meeting him, you would probably agree, that he just has that certain je ne sais quoi. He left me doing a double-take, “Don’t I know this guy?” Needless to say, though I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, I was delighted to make his acquaintance. M.A.D. STUDIOS is where I collided, BAM, with CAREY MURDOCK. With his guitar in hand, and his eyes intimately fixed on his audience, the croon that made me swoon was the first among many things, Carey, that I noticed. Owning that smile that goes on for miles, coupled with that trademark twinkle in his eyes; he’s part comedian, part sweetheart and his Elvisesque moves will call to the drum inside you, stop you dead in your tracks and invite your heart out to dance. The charisma in his boy-next-door charm makes him Unforgettable.

After months of following his Facebook posts, I received a delightful, impromptu invite to an out-of-town concert in Athens, Georgia. Carey, and his band-mate Steven Bryant, were performing at the Rooftop Bar of The Georgia Theatre, and were kind enough to include me on the adventure. All the things that go into making a cool road trip, that one is privy to; the coffee, the sharing of french fries, listening to music, telling stories, the schlepping of gear and the birth of an inside-joke about tires, helped me to get to know the behind-the-scenes Carey. I still, however, was hung up on the je ne sais quoi of him. It was time for me to find out.

After a Starbucks one night, I learned a lot about Carey. He grew up in North Augusta, loving to sing while dancing to his own tune. With the influence of great song-writers behind him, such as; Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley, he set out to make music his career, to give back what was given to him. What really inspires him about these artists is that they made their lives out of pushing

through labels that were put upon them, and reflected that struggle in their art. Carey says, “A good singer is a good communicator.. You hear it, you feel it.” This is the most important quality that he chose to emulate, as Carey really knows how to deliver effectively to his audience. Besides, coffee drinking, everything that Carey enjoys is involved in the musician’s life. Mainly, he spoke of his, Travelin’ Road. He has been all around the world serenading hearts, has an official fan club in Austria and has spent time writing songs in Los Angeles and New York. When he missed Sweet Tea and Fried Chicken, this Southern-Lovin’ Troubadour moved to Nashville and then back home to Augusta.

He is part of the fabric that we share, and he reflects our spirit. Just as Augusta has gone through transitions, and evolved into the city she is today, so has Carey as an artist. He had the conviction to become something great; and with a no excuses approach to achievement; he went out and did it. He believes that the potential in the people of Augusta can lead to great things for the city. In his song, Augusta, he says it best. He’s the one that often gazed at you from our sister banks of Carolina, and saw the magical, whimsy in your thousand street lights shining. Yours is a pedestal of strength, scented in sweet magnolias, that he will stand behind. You’re his Steady Queen. He may gallivant this world over, but he will always delight in anticipation of returning home.

Fair Augusta, meet your CAREY MURDOCK.


I went down in the river to pray As I went down in the river to pray Studying about that good old way And who shall wear that starry crown

Good Lord, show me the way Brothers and sisters let’s go down Let’s go down, come on down Brothers and sisters let’s go down

Down to the river to pray

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I am not a man free from sin, even though my great grandfather was a Baptist preacher in South Carolina over one hundred years ago. In my recent stay in the lovely town of Augusta, I did not quite sin. Well, actually I did. I stole. Certainly at the very least I aggravated one of my best friends, Crackerfari, and his dear wife Sprinklerad. I lived with them for two months and kept drinking up their whiskey. Even when they hid it somewhere good, I would find it out and lap it up. Nip sip nip sip until the fifth was gone. Proud of it? No. Did I need it? Yes. The existential darkness is always weighing heavy upon me. A bullshit excuse? Of course. Am I bullshitting myself now as I try to spin it? Obviously. Although my need to club my consciousness into submission frequently may actually land me somewhere between all of these divergent concepts. Do I have a problem? I reckon. Can it be resolved until we have sanity upon this beautiful earth and I have peace in my heart? I reckon not. This might take awhile. Perhaps longer than I got. You only got so many summers to make a mark. The weltschmerz, the weltschmerz, the weltschmerz.

would always be too vast to be devoted to strength and beauty.” Those with genius and talent are often broken individuals and desperately in need of succor: booze, drugs, adulation, glory, sex, caresses, the wind, a good drunken sleep on the beach. Some, like me, try to straddle the two worlds of art and community development as best I can. The poet maudite world and the straight world. Most people with the power to say yes look in unmitigated horror upon such creatures and choose the people leaning towards the square end of the equation, talented or not. When Crackerari was capping on me via text over the lost whiskey bottle, he said shit like “you got issues,” “no wonder you don’t have any friends,” and “good luck living with your mother.” I took them like the shots to the body they were, shots well deserved. Like Sugar Ray getting it from Roberto Duran in their first fight. Or Duran getting it in the second. There are stories I could tell him to say he is not entirely right, but I come from a family and network of lawyers, a entirely tedious profession whose participants tell stories of self justification so boring I would prefer to just take it on the chin. I am a hot mess to be sure but also a genius. Make no doubt about it. I can still attain fame, fortune, and influence. If I do, I will be an “overnight success” after 30 years of diligent work with words, symbols, film, and sound. Or I could die face down in the gutter before too many moons pass. It would be nice if I could still break into greatness with Crackerfari at my side, who is a murderous crusher in all things audio, who I consider one of my deepest soul brothers. But maybe I burnt too many bridges this go around. Maybe I stayed a smidge too long at the party. If so, que sera sera. This ain’t my first rodeo. Continued on NEXT page

Nada y pues nada y pues nada. Absolutemente, este mundial es muy tristessa.

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CONTINUED

In my endless sense of movement and reinvention I can slip out in to other countries like nobodies business and manufacture new worlds for myself, on the regular. I can be sipping smoothies, surfing all day and teaching on the side - if I want to. But I don’t think I do. Been there. Done that. This is the time for the guardians to take a stand in the so-called “first world.” Time for the guardians to come as they are, not necessarily as they “should be.” Flawed. Human. It is ok. Just be good enough. It is time for the deep and important relationships we all have, even if challenged by doucheyness, to be repaired. Time for that which is rent to be sewn up back together. Time for tikkun olam. For Crackerfari and I, to be sure, but even more importantly for others. We all need to get into right relation with those we most care about and get in where we fit in. Because there is a major ass shit storm coming, sure as the day you were born. Make no mistake about that. It is coming.

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2014 Augusta music Directory

4 CATS IN THE DOGHOUSE JAZZ POP DANCE WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/4-CATS-IN-THE-DOGHOUSE/308606922502498 6 ROCK (6) ROCK GROOVE METAL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THEMINDOF6 7 ONCE PARTY/SHOW BAND

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/7-ONCE/114136661946109 A STEP UP JAZZ BAND JAZZ SWING

WWW.ASTEPUPJAZZ.COM ACOSTA FOLK / AMERICANA

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/RPK/ACOSTA ABBERANT METAL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ABBERANT2012 ADAM HARRIS THOMPSON BLUES FOLK AMERICANA

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ATHOMP20 ADAM SAMS INDIE FOLK

WWW.ADAMSAMS.COM/ AHUD MUSIC CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL / CHRISTIAN HIP HOP, SOUL, R&B

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/AHUD ALAMOS BASSMENT HIP HOP

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ALAMOSBASSMENT.ALAMO ALOOF, HE LIES ALTERNATIVE INDIE

ALOOFHELIES.BANDCAMP.COM

DAVE MERCER MUSIC ROCK

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DAVEMERCERMUSICGA DEAD END SONS HEAVY ROCK

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DEADENDSONS DELTA CANE BLUEGRASSTY RAUNCHY-TONK SOULFUL CREOLE

WWW.DELTACANE.NET/ ALPHATIER METAL HARDCORE

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ALPHATIEROFFICIAL ARIANA CHERICE JAZZ BLUES INDIE

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ARIANACHERI ARTEMIA PROGRESSIVE FUSION

ARTEMIA.BANDCAMP.COM AUGUSTA BIG BAND AGGREGATE (ABBA) JAZZ WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/ABBA-AUGUSTA-BIG-BAND-AGGREGATE/118053375050200 B COURTLAND SAXON JAZZ BLUES R&B

BCOURTLANDSAXON.COM/ BATMAN THE DRUMMER JAZZ HIPHOP SOUL R&B GOSPEL

EBRYANT127@HOTMAIL.COM CELIA GARY ACOUSTIC INDIE

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CELIASMUSIC

DERELICT STRING BAND APPALACHIAN FOLK AMERICANA

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/THEDERELICTSTRINGBAND DIVINITY OBSCENITY BLACK METAL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/DIVINITY-OBSCENITY/1446684218893983 DRUM CIRCLE AUGUSTA COMMUNITY OF DRUMMERS/PERCUSSIONISTS

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DRUMCIRCLE.AUGUSTA ED TURNER (NUMBER 9/ROCK AND SOUL REVIEW) COVER TRIBUTES ROCK POP CLASSICS

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/EDTURNERROCKANDSOULREVUE/ EDWIN HAMILTON JAZZ GOSPEL ROCK COUNTRY NEO-SOUL R&B HIP HOP

EDWINGHAMILTON.COM/ ELI MONTGOMERY GRUNGE SOUL ACOUSTIC FOLK ALTERNATIVE

WWW.ELIMONTGOMERY.COM/ ERNEST T. BASTARDS GARAGE PUNK WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/THE-ERNEST-T-BASTARDS/258128167579224

CHELSEA LOGUE INDIE ALT

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CIELOBABY COUNTY LINE COUNTRY

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/COUNTYLINEAUGUSTA CRICKET RIDGE BLUEGRASS

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CRICKETRIDGE CRYING WOLF COUNTRY BLUES FOLK BLUEGRASS AMERICANA

WWW.CRYINGWOLFMUSIC.COM/ DANCE, THE TIRED CLOWN AMBIENT,/NOISE/ POST-PUNK WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/DANCE-THE-TIRED-CLOWN/105395476171413

*If you would like to be included in the Music Directory, please submit info to David (David@Conima.com)


FALSE FLAG HARD ROCK PUNK

JASON WHITE SOUTHERN ROCK COUNTRY

LA ROXES CLASSIC ROCK COVERS

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/FALSEFLAG2009

WWW.JASONWHITECOUNTRY.COM

WWW.LAROXES.COM

FAMOUS LAST WORDS BLUES

LANDON YAROSH MUSIC BLUES CLASSICAL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/FLWAUGUSTA

JAYCIE WARD COUNTRY POP ACCOUSTIC WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/JAYCIE-WARD-MUSIC-PAGE/165527153462639

F.O.C.U.S. ROCK

JEREMY GRAHAM BAND SOUTHERN ROCK COUNTRY

LASTLEGACY METAL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/FOCUSONOURBAND

WWW.JEREMYGRAHAMBAND.COM

SOUNDCLOUD.COM/LASTLEGACY

FRED WILLIAMS SMOOTH JAZZ

JIMMY EASTON (DOC EASTON SMOOTH JAZZ BAND) LOUNGE JAZZ

LAUREN MECCIA JAZZ CLASSICAL

WWW.FREDWILLIAMSMUSIC.COM

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JIMMY.EASTON.7

WWW.LAURENMECCIA.COM

FRESH MUSIC ALL STAR BANDS DANCE POP JAZZ VARIOUS

LEMONTWIST FUNK ALTERNATIVE ROCK

WWW.FRESH-MUSIC-ALL-STARS.COM

JOE STEVENSON INDIE/AMERICANA SINGER/GUITARIST WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/GLUESTICK-MUSIC-LLC/246646648697153

GYPSY LORD ROCK

JOEL CRUZ (THE METHOD/YOUNG LIONS) JAZZ

LIVING ROOM LEGENDS ROCK AMERICANA COUNTRY

GYPSYLORD.BANDCAMP.COM

WWW.THEMUSICOFJOELCRUZ.COM

FUNK YOU PROGRESSIVE-FUNK JAM SOUL R&B

JOHN W. HOBBS GOSPEL JAZZ POP ADULT CONTEMPORARY

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LANDONYAROSHMUSIC

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/LEMONTWIST/739475112775353

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LIVINGROOMLEGENDS LOST BOY EMO, POST-ROCK, PUNK

WWW.FUNKYOUMUSIC.COM

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/JOHNWHOBBS

GIN JOCKEYS GARAGE COUNTRY ROCKABILLY COWPUNK

JOSEF PATCHEN NEW AGE AMERICANA CLASSIC ROCK AND ROLL WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/JOSEF-PATCHEN/136952493011797

LOW CREEK KILLERS NEWGRASS JAM FOLK

JOSH PIERCE AMERICANA SOUL POP

MANN RAY INDIE ART DANCEY FOLK ROCK

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GINJOCKEYS HAPPY BONES PROGRESSIVE BLUES POP ROCK SOULCAST MC

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HAPPY.BONES.7 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THESOULCAST HENRY WYNN (THE HENRYS, THE WYNNS, DOUG AND THE HENRYS) TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN STRINGBAND

WWW.HENRYWYNN.COM HOLLYWOOD GLAMPIRES GLAM / SLEAZE ROCK WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/HOLLYWOOD-GLAMPIRES/404060856391353 HOUNDS OF GOSHEN AMERICANA FOLK COUNTRY

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HOUNDOFGOSHEN IN THE REFLECTION POST HARDCORE / GROOVE METAL / DEATH CORE

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/INTHEREFLECTION IPPIE MUSIC AMERICANA,INDIE,HILLBILLY,FUSION

WWW.SOUNDCLICK.COM/IPPIEMUSIC JASON WALTER GARAGE SURF SKATER PUNK ACADEMIA.BANDCAMP.COM/ALBUM/BILLIE-VACATION-JASON-WALTER

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JOSHPIERCEMUSIC KAREN GORDON (GARDEN CITY JAZZ) JAZZ FUNK R&B SOUL LOUNGE

WWW.GARDENCITYJAZZ.COM KE-JU JAZZ R&B POP

WWW.KE-JU.COM KEITH GREGORY ALT ROCK POP

WWW.KEITHGREGORY.COM KEITH JENKINS (JAMP MASTERS) R&B SOUL FUNK

JAMESBROWNFAMILYFDN.ORG

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LOSTBOYGA

WWW.LOWCREEKKILLERS.COM/

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MANNRAYMUSIC MASON JARS AMERICANA ALT-GRASS

WWW.THEMASONJARS.COM/ MAZES AND MONSTERS INDIE AMBIENT ELETRONICA

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MAZESANDMONSTERS MCKENNA HYDRICK COUNTRY

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MCKENNAANDPHIL MCLEOD THEDAYDREAMR HIP HOP FUSION

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MCLEOD.THEDAYDREAMR

KENNY GEORGE BAND ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY FOLK ROCK

ARTISTECARD.COM/KENNYGEORGEBAND KILL THE HOST MELODIC DEATH METAL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KILLTHEHOST

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ME BAD EYE COWPUNK ALT COUNTRY

ROBBIE DUCEY R&B SOUL CLASSIC ROCK

STEREOTYPE DANCE FUNK SOUL COUNTRY

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MEBADEYE

WWW.ROBBIEDUCEY.COM

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/WEARESTEREOTYPENATION

MICHAEL BAIDEME ROCK POP COUNTRY R&B

ROSCO SLAVEN DISTORTION BLUES

STILLVIEW HARD ROCK

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MICHAEL.BAIDEME

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/MUSICIAN/ROSCOSLAVEN

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/STILLVIEW

MICHAEL TANKSLEY JAZZ BLUES

RULA HIP HOP

SUNWELL SPACE ROCK

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MIKE.TANKSLEY.7

WWW.DATPIFF.COM/RULA-OVERDUE-MIXTAPE.617388.HTML

WWW.SUNWELLBAND.COM

MIKE FROST BAND JAZZ

SAAWARIYA PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TARA SCHEYER AND THE MUDPUPPY BAND KID FRIENDLY POP

MIKEFROSTBAND.COM

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SAAWARIYABAND

WWW.TARASCHEYER.COM

MOBIUS INSTRUMENTAL PROGRESSIVE MELODIC POLKA FUSION

SEKFAN PROGRESSIVE, BBQ ROCK, FANTASY METAL

TEMPERAMENT MODERN ROCK METAL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MOBIUSBANDPAGE

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SEKFANBAND

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TEMPERAMENTALBAND

NORTHAL “NOT” GADDY RECREATIONAL HEALTH PERCUSSIONS

SHE N SHE ACOUSTIC INDIE FOLK ROCK

THE ACE OF PENTACLES INDUSTRIAL ROCK TRANCE

IDRUM2U.VPWEB.COM

WWW.SHE-N-SHE.COM

SOUNDCLOUD.COM/THEACEOFPENTACLES

PHILLIP LEE JR ROCK COUNTRY

SICK SICK SICK PUNK ROCK

THE DUBBER (WENDELL CULBREATH) INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FUNK ROCK

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MCKENNAANDPHIL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SICKSICKSICKPUNK

WWW.THEDUBBER.COM

PITBOSS PARTY ROCK-N-ROLL

THE HOLLERERS BLUES ROCK R&B

WWW.PITBOSSROCKS.COM

SCARLET BEGONIAS GRATEFUL DEAD COVERS WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/SCARLET-BEGONIAS/1422963771279562

PIXEL ADAMS GYPSIE GRUNGE FOLK ROCK

SHAMELESS DAVE & THE MIRACLE WHIPS BLUES R&B

THE MOTHALICKAS PARTY ROCK

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PIXELADAMSGA

WWW.SHAMELESSDAVE.COM/

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THEMOTHALICKAS

PLAYBACK FEATURING TUTU D’VYNE FUNK SOUL CLASSIC ROCK WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/PLAYBACK-THE-BAND-FEATURING-TUTU-DVYNE-AUGUSTA-GA/168070509953912

SHAUN PIAZZA ROCK / FOLK / AMERICANA

THE MUSICATED MINOR SOUL

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/SHAUNPIAZZA

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THEMUSICATEDMINOR

PRESTON ROMAN ROCK REGGAE ACOUSTIC

SHINEBOX ROCK POP

THE TANDEM ROCK SOUL JAZZ BLUES

WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/PRESTONROMAN

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THEREALSHINEBOX

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THETANDEM

PRESTON & WESTON W/ SANDRA SIMMONS JAZZ SOUL R&B

SHOTGUN OPERA ROCK WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/SHOTGUN-OPERA/174563842391?REF=PROFILE

THE VELLOTONES R&B BLUES ROCK

PRETTYPETTY.COM

SILVERTOWN ALT/COUNTRY/ROCK WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/SILVERTOWN/469061669890674?SK=TIMELINE

THE VINTAGE SHOWCASE BAND LAS VEGAS STYLE SHOW BAND WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/THE-VINTAGE-SHOWCASE-BAND

REFUGE LOST HARD ROCK

SKILYR HICKS INDIE POP

WWW.PRESTONANDWESTON.COM PRETTY PETTY TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS COVERS

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/REFUGELOST

WWW.SKILYRHICKS.COM

RISING STONE FUSION POP JAZZ FOLK

SOLEMN VOW METAL

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PROFILE.PHP?ID=100007813698849&FREF=TS

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HOLLERERS

WWW.VELLOTONES.COM

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SOLEMNVOWBAND

*If you would like to be included in the Music Directory, please submit info to David (David@Conima.com)


2014 Augusta artist Directory

DANA CHESHIRE PERFORMANCE ART

AMANDA LYNN JOYCE PERFORMANCE ART

CATHERINE ZICKGRAF POET/SPOKEN WORD

DAVID KERNAGHAN POTTER/CERAMIC

AMY WACHOWICZ OLIVE PERFORMANCE ART

CALVIN CJ PENNYWELL POET/WRITER

DAVID MCTIER PAINTER

ASHLEY GRAY CERAMIC SCULPTURE

CHAISE LANIER PAINTER

DE BROWN BUMGARDNER CULINARY

ASHLEY ORTIZ PERFORMANCE ART

CHANTELLE RENEE CLARK PERFORMANCE ART

ERICA PASTECKI PAINTER/TEACHER

ANSLEY JUKEBOXX JONES PERFORMANCE ART

CHARLOTTE ROYAL OIL PAINTING, DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION,

ERICA PRICE PAINTER/FACE & BODY PAINTING

BARUTI TUCKER PAINTER

CHRISTINA BERKSHIRE PERFORMANCE ART

EVADNE MEDINA PERFORMANCE ART

BILLY S SANDERS PAINTER

CHRISTOPHER MILENKEVICH PAINTER/STENCIL

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BLANE PRESCOT PAINTER

COSMO FRANZ PERFORMANCE ART

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BROTHA TRAV GODBROTHA WRIGHT POET/SPOKEN WORD

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FRED SWINDELL PHOTOGRAPHY

CATHERINE BALDUCCI PHOTOGRAPHER

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GINA LANGSTON BREWER PAINTER/MULTIMEDIA

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bar 544 & 706.922.9240 & 544 Broad St Bar On Broad & 706.955.7954 & 917 Broad St Bell Auditorium & 706.724.2400 & 712 Telfair St Eagle’s Nest & 706.722.5541  & 640 Broad St Firehouse & 706.826.9955 & 1145 Broad St The First Round & 706.364.8278 & 210 11th St Fox’s Lair & 706.828.5600 & 349 Telfair St Green Light Sound Studio & 706.993.5664 & 1030 Reynolds Imperial Theatre & 706.722.8341 &  749 Broad St James Brown Arena & 706.722.3521 & 601 7th St Joe’s Underground & 706.724.9457 & 144 8th St Lavish Ultra Bar & 706.373.0449  & 813 Broad St Le Chat Noir & 706.722.3322 & 304 8th St The Loft & 706.828.6600 & 927 Broad St Metro Coffee House & 706.722.6468 & 1054 Broad St The Playground & 706.724.2232 & 978 Broad St M.A.D. Studios & 706.836.5683 & 307.5 11th St Sky City & 706.945.1270 &  1157 Broad St Soul Bar & 706.945.1270 & 984 Broad St Stillwater Taproom & 706.826.9857 & 974 Broad St TEE Center & not listed   & 912 Reynolds St Tribeca Lounge & 706.828.4433 & 986 Broad St

QUARTERS Augusta Marriott & 706.722.8900 & 2 10th St Ramada Hotel & 800.922.5548 & 640 Broad St The Richmond & 706.373.0127 &    725 Greene St Holiday Inn Express & 706.922.1414   & 444 Broad St Augusta Budget Inn & 706.722.0212  & 441 Broad St

Hard Copy WORK

arc Document Solutions & 706.821.0405  & 1281 Broad St Augusta Blueprint & 706.722.6488 & 512 Reynolds St Augusta Minit Print & 706.823.6234 & 328 10th St Claffey Printing Co. & 706.724.3040 & 748 Greene St Digital Blueprint & 706.821.0405  & 1281 Broad St Holroyd & Associates PC & 706.724.6180  & 929 Broad St Jimmy Williams Signs & 706.724.1770  & 1154 Broad St Johnson/Laschober PC & 706.724.5756 & 1296 Broad St Kruhu & 706-496-7887& 1242 Broad St Phoenix Printing & 706.724.7445 & 601 11th St PowerServe & 706.826.1506 & 959 Broad St RW Allen & 706.733.2800 & 1015 Broad St Streeter Printing & 706.722.5781 & 1467 Broad St Strother's Printing Inc & 706.722.4813 & 312 8th St Weir / Stewart & 706.447.2630 & 982 Broad St

GROOMING

augusta Grooming Lounge & 706.723.5086 & 758 Broad St Cali Nails & 706.828.7848 & 1295 Broad St The Chop Shop & 706.619.4899 & 1128 Broad St Georgia Hatters & Cleaners & 706.722.4094 & 318 8th St Halo Salon & 706.828.4856 & 1122 Broad St Modish Salon & Spa & 706.922.1418  & 1018 Broad St Pazazz Hair Design & 706.724.4877 & 118 9th St Perry & Company & 706.724.0977 & 915 Broad St Salon Duo & 706.631.2834 & 923 Broad St Zion’s Barber & Shoe Shine & 706.421.2134  & 116 9th St

exotic Ink & Not Listed & 908 Broad St Immaculate Ink & 706.414.9228 & 1160 Broad St Lucky 7 Tattoo & 706.755.2075 & 820 Broad St Odd Artist Ink & 706.869.2335 & 802 Ellis St Rocket Tattoo & 706.736.8286 & 863 Broad St Tribal Urge & 706.823.0022 & 523 Broad St

intel Augusta Art & 706.722.8229 & 1116 Reynolds St Gertrude Herbert Institute & 706.722.5495 & 506 Telfair St Gallery On the Row & 706.724.4989 & 1016 Broad St Hang Ups Inc & 706.733.7952 & 1377 Jones St Morris Museum & 706.724.7501 &  1 10th St Oddfellow’s Gallery & 706.513.0916  & 1036 Broad St Artist’s Local 1155 & 706.306.1581  & 1155 Broad St Zimmerman Gallery & 706.774.1006 & 1006 Broad St Tire City Potters & 706.294.3871 & 210b 10th St

Service

bath Fitter & 706.941.8200  & 1255 Broad St Bradbury Center & 706.724.2218  & 1257 Broad St capps Insurance Agency & 706.722.7292 & 1254 Broad St Career Personnel & 706.722.1265  & 821 Broad St Chabad of Augusta & 706.722.7659 & 850 Broad St Critical Solutions Staffing & 706.722.3600 & 1288 Broad St Dazzling Car Care & 706.627.0371 &  210 10th St E Gary Beddingfield Jr PC & 706.722.5104 &   204 13th St ESI & 800.596.0911  & 823 Broad St Fireside Kitchens/Grills & 706.722.3939 & 1246 Broad St Firestone Auto & 706.250.5157  & 1213 Broad St Johnson & Austin Realty & 706.724.9667 & 314 8th St Sanford, Bruker, & Banks & 706.724.2452 & 931 Broad St Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental & 706.832.5323-Sav Rapids Park Wed Augusta & 706.305.1091  & 1106 Broad St Westobou Festival & 706.755.2878 & 967 Broad St Whitehead Heating & Air & 706.722.3600 & 1288 Broad St

CHOW

1102 Bar/Grill & 706.364.4075 & 1102 Broad St 209 Restaurant & 706.722.9692 & 566 Broad St Augustino’s Italian & 706.823.6521 & 2 10th St Beamie’s & 706.724.6593 & 865 Reynolds St Bee’s Knee’s & 706.828.3600 & 211 10th St Big Day Cakes & 706.255.7316 & 120 9th St BJ’s Restaurant (Ramada) & 706.722.5541 & 640 Broad St Blue Sky Kitchen & 706.821.3988 & 990 Broad St Boar’s Head Pub &706.723.5177 & 1135 Broad St

Boll Weevil & 706.722.7772 & 10 9th St Coffee Break Cafe & 706.823.0501 & 753 Broad St Cotton Patch & 706.724.4511 & 816 Cotton Lane Craft & Vine & 706.496.8442 & 1204 b Broad St Farmhaus Burgers & 706.496.8771 & 1204 Broad St Fat Man’s Cafe & 706.733.1740 & 1450 Green St Frog Hollow Tavern & 706.364.6906 & 1282 Broad St Hildebrandt’s & 706.722.7756 & 226 6th St Huddle House & 706.774.0407 & 1297 Ellis St

CHOW Knuckle Sandwiches & 706.828.4700 & 1149 Broad St La Maison & 706.722.4805 & 404 Telfair St Lou’s Crab Shack & 706.922.1699 & 1293 Broad St Luigi’s Italian & 706.722.4056 & 590 Broad St Mellow Mushroom & 706.828.5578 & 1167 Broad St Mia Rancho & 706.724.3366 & 2 8th St Nacho Mama’s & 706.724.0501 & 976 Broad St New Moon Cafe & 706.823.2008 & 936 Broad St O’Donovan’s Pub & 706.524.7321 & 1002 Broad St Pauley’s Steakhouse & 706.364.3512 & 952 Broad St Pizza Joint & 706.774.0037 & 1245 Broad St Quiznos & 706.722.1715 & 3 Ninth St Riverfront pub & 706.722.4678 & 531 Broad St Sandwich City & 706.823.6237 & 10th and Ellis Silla Cafe & 706.722.1800 & 855 Broad St Sit A Spell Coffeehouse & 706.825.0613 & 903 Broad St Soul Food & 706.723.1064 & 828 Broad St Soy Noodle & 706.364.3116 & 1032 Broad St Sports Center & 706.724.9307 & 594 Broad St Subway & 706.722.9420 & 203 13th St Sunshine Bakery & 706.724.2302 & 1209 Broad St Tipsey McStumbles & 706.955.8507 & 214 7th St Whiskey Bar &706.814.6159 & 1048 Broad St


Ah-La-Mode Beautyque | 706.504.4362 | 206 8th Artistic Perceptions | 706.724.8739 | 551 Broad Book Tavern | 706.826.1940  | 936 Broad Big Boss Gifts | 706.399.9371   | 859 Broad The Brass Ring | 706.774.6789 | 122 9th Brigan’s Land of Enchantment | 706.550.0617     | 912 Broad Crosby’s | 706.722.3016  | 970 Broad Curvitude Boutique | 706.836.5970 | 908 Broad David’s Mens Wear | 706.724.1440  | 948 Broad Discount Fashions | 706.724.7333 | 858 Broad

Flowers on Broad Neil Ghingold Antiques | 706.261.8555     | 1018 Broad St | 706.722.3483 | 1230 Broad Fuji Wigs New York High Style Menswear | 706.722.1770  | 928 Broad | 706.724.6367 | 1008 Broad Furman Jewelers Nicole Madison Fine Furniture | 706.722.2932 | 212 8th | 706.854.0600 | 1051 Broad Henry Bros Antique Auctions Our Shop Menswear | 706.414.3267  | 1051 Broad | 706.724.0402 | 1014 Broad International Uniform Rebel Lion Den Culture Shop | 706.722.4653  | 1216 Broad | 706.284.9489 | 910 Broad Johannsen’s Sports Rhodes Variety Shop | 706.722.0949  | 1116 Broad | 706.724.7300 | 902 Broad Marketplace Antiques Ruben’s Department Store | 706.724.6066 | 1208 Broad | 706.722.6671  | 914 Broad Merry’s Trash & Treasures Sho-Ane’s Design Studio | 706.722.3244 | 1236 Broad | 706.724.7220 | 1131 Broad Sidney’s Department Store Naaiya’s Antiques & Flowers | 706.823.5954 | 108 Macartan| 706.722.3112   | 550 Broad Vapor Shotz Nan’s Collection | 706.722.5524 | 960 Broad | 706.496.3311   | 1126 Broad

Vintage OoolleE | 706.724.2591  | 1121 Broad Whitehouse Antiques | 706.774.9448 | 1010 Broad

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divine Fitness For Life | 706.341.1348 | 222 8th evoke | 706.627.7979  | 107 Macartan YMCA | 706.922.9622 | 945 Broad

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afiffiicifionados | 706.922.0312  | 307 8th SEVEN TO SEVEN | 706.826.0620 | 316 8th

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Augusta Library | 706.821.2600 | 823 Telfair Augusta Museum | 7067228454 | 560 Reynolds The Clubhou.se | 7068019932 | 816 Broad Greater augusta arts council | 706.826.4702  | 1301 Greene

MARTIAL MUSIC

Psychotronic | 706.550.5774 | 859 broad Pyramid | 706.724.1508 | 822 broad BERKSHIRE GUITARS | 706.823.5800 | 102 13th

HERE'S TO 30 MORE “My Dad started sweeping floors at Stokes’ Honda Motorcycle shop in Charleston when he was 16 and was managing the dealership by about age 24” ~Greg Hodges

My friend Bryan, who works over at Acura of Augusta put me in touch with owner Gregory Hodges recently and I wanted to sit down and talk to him about their 30 year run on Gordon Hwy. Greg is the son of Mr. Hodges who passed-on some years ago, but started the lot back in the eighties and built one of the City’s premier dealerships. It truly is a family-owned and operated business so beginning with that, I concluded they weren’t a prototypical company in this day and age. By all accounts, they aren’t slowing down either, winning nationwide Customer Service and Performance awards as well as breaking sales records with their luxury brand Acuras. Greg explained that they aspire to satisfy their patrons not only at the time of the sale but through the life of the purchase. This works in their favor with a higher return customer rate. It’s simply doing business the right way and planning ahead rather than living for the moment alone. With the purchase of an automobile being as significant as it is, the Acura of Augusta footprint expands pretty far and wide. They regularly cater to Richmond and Columbia counties, as well as Aiken and surrounding communities. They anticipate even greater opportunities with the growth at Fort Gordon and want to remain where it all started on Gordon Highway. Call it sentimental, tradition, or even market strategy, but the bottom line is that it’s worked for 30 years. Congratulations to the team and Mr. Hodges on building and sustaining the American Dream. Inspire us always! David Parker


A IS AT B ON C November 17 Monday blue mondays famous last words metro pub 9pm Youth Orchestra Performance Maxwell theatre 7:30pm

November 18 Tuesday Emil Altschuler+Claire-Chung Lim st pauls episcopal 12pm Glow Motion @ Hunter Hayes Tattoo Tour jB Arena guitar pull jb arena

pub theology blue sky kitchen

7pm

daredevil born again discussion the book tavern 7pm Adam Harris Thompson stillwater taproom

9pm

greg humphreys sky city

8pm

November 21 Friday

7:30pm

Open Mic w/ Dewayne Brock Joe’s Underground

Hawk of new york 2 release with pure ed unplugged 7:00pm

9pm

Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day Art at Lunch: Eliot Dudik morris museum

12pm

Jazz 101 the Joel Cruz Method Metro pub 9pm

Alphatier and Solemn Vow le chat noir

November 19 Wednesday

the bastard suns+false flag the loft 9pm

Open House Meet/Greet The Clubhouse

delta cane metro pub

5pm

Open Mic w/ The Mason Jars Metro Pub 9pm

8pm

10pm

November 22 Saturday

she returns from war release soul bar

pam b childs memorial disco wildwood pk all day

mic check art+poetry show jsac 7pm

Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day

November 20 Thursday

Artists Workshop: Artist’s books with Alternative Photo Processes morris museum 10am

Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day The Creative Space between Reality and Delusion mary s byrd galler 5pm Figure Drawing Club Oddfellow’s Gallery

6:30pm

Open Mic w/ Catherine the Great MAD STudios 7pm 12th st block party 1200 block

tamela mann bell auditorium Soiree: Jazz+Wine jessye norman school

7pm 7:35pm

November 23 Sunday Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day

November 24 Monday

November 29 Saturday

Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day

turkey trot telfair street

blue mondays famous last words metro pub 9pm

The Nutcracker imperial theatre

November 25 Tuesday

Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day

Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day

The Surreal Circus Masquerade and Club Cabaret Night surreal at surrey 8pm

Open Mic w/ Dewayne Brock Joe’s Underground

9pm

Jazz 101 the Joel Cruz Method Metro pub 9pm

November 26 Wednesday Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day Open House Meet/Greet The Clubhouse

5pm

Open Mic w/ The Mason Jars Metro Pub 9pm

November 27 Thursday Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day Young Maker Meeting the clubhouse

6:30pm

Figure Drawing Club Oddfellow’s Gallery

6:30pm

Open Mic w/ Catherine the Great MAD STudios 7pm

November 28 Friday Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day The Nutcracker imperial theatre

7pm

scarlet begonias sky city

9pm

6pm *SEND SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR CALENDAR TO DAVID@CONIMA.COM

8pm 1pm and 4pm

funk you + dank sinatra surrey tavern

10pm

80’s birthday massacre party with Chainsaw MASScara joe’s underground cafe 10:30pm bob marley tribute sky city

8pm

November 30 Sunday Holiday Gingerbread Village augusta museum all day artist reception sit a spell coffeehouse The Nutcracker imperial theatre

5pm

1pm and 4pm


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