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40th anniversary

ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL

HER FAVORITE THINGS

Cover model Ashley Croft lets us in on a few things she can’t live without

Hippies in Dixie

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Kevn Kinney at The Hummingbird Macon Musicians Guild at Grants Psyk Nyne at Asylum Sol Junky at Bottoms Up

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Krazy George, founder of the “Wave” at Pinetoppers game A listing of sizzling hot events to celebrate Independence Day Two historical musicals to open at local Theatres

Free cover photo by Robin Cook


KNOW MACON: Live, Meet, Shop, Eat and Play PUBLISHER’S NOTES

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y very first concert was a double bill. Conway Twitty, with former county agent and seed salesman/ comedian, Mr. Jerry Clower. My mother and father took me when I was about 10-years old to Ray Charles’ hometown for the show. I remember Clower in his red tuxedo with his big ruffled shirt telling a story about taking a music class at the East Fork Consolidated High school in Mississippi. Miss Minnie Lee Stone taught the course and the class sold liniment vanilla extract for a month to buy up some of those “rhythm band instruments.” He said if you was good for two weeks, the teacher would let you “whop some sticks together,” and if you were good for a couple of weeks straight you could “tinky, tinky, tinky on that little triangle.” That was a joke back then. Well, even today, were you to ride in my father’s truck, you would probably be able to find Clower Power or Conway sitting around somewhere in there, waiting to be stuck in the player. That was the only concert I ever went to with my parents, and they’ve lived it ever since. I love that about them. As I got older, my childhood sweetheart’s father used to have some

footage of the Atlanta (Byron) Pop Festival. He’d let me watch it some, and though the hippie boobs may have interested me more at the time, it was pretty evident something special was happening out in that soybean field. Eventually, as Jimi Hendrix, and Allman Brothers albums started piling up in my car, I started to recognize just how special it was. Forty years later, people still post up their memories about it online. Nothing like it has happened near Macon since. I doubt it ever will. Though I don’t think the day went off without a hitch or two, back then it didn’t seem like people minded. Even the state patrol said “Screw it, let this happen.” Everyone worked together to turn a soybean field into the biggest thing to hit Middle Georgia since Sherman. Today, were you to put a trumpet to your mouth on a sidewalk, you’d need a permit. A neon sign is unheard of on Cherry Street. The 567 Cafe’s move to a bigger space downtown, which they’ve rehabilitated themselves, has seen one issue after another. Remember “Bragg-Jam-Gate” last year with the alcohol ordinance? If cool things are going to happen here, we need to be working together to make it easier for things to happen.

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My Favorite Things: Cover model Ashley Croft reveals a few items she can’t live without! PAGE 6

A tribute to MJ, Krazy George, Two Musicals hit Theatres PAGE 4 GMHF presents Singer/Songwriter Camp PAGE 4

11th Hour’s Culture Calendar PAGE 5

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Listen Up: It’s what our local bands are digging right now. PAGE 11

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Grill Me: A Q&A with those in the biz PAGE 19

Tic Toc Room, Luigi’s, Dolce Vita and massage by Jennifer Jones!

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Exclusive Bar & Music Schedule PAGE 12 Local Views from both the right & the left PAGE 20

City Scene PAGE 21

Talk Dirty: The Urban Scene by Dirt Dogg PAGE 22

THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BYRON POP FESTIVAL >> PAGE 11-14

Dining Hotspots PAGE 19

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PHOTOS BY CARTER TOMASSI

Modern Rocker: PAGE 27

The 411 on Bibb County Crime PAGE 29 Classifieds PAGE 29

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contributors

Columnist Rick Hutto is a member of Macon City Council elected City-wide. His book about a scandalous 1960 case in Macon,A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia, will be released nationally by Lyons Press in October.

Columnist Bill Knowles is a lifelong Conservative who has lived in the Macon area for over 20 years. He got his first taste of the political process when at age 9 he proudly handed out buttons for then President Richard Nixon and has been hooked ever since. Bill has held campaign positions for various local, state and national candidates, including President Ronald Reagan, Steve Forbes, Senator Fred Thompson and most recently Senator John McCain. He is currently a member of the Bibb County Republican Party’s Executive Committee and the Georgia GOP’s State Committee. He and his wife Bridget have one son,Teddy.

Columnist DJ Dirt Dogg, co founder of the Black Card Party with Roger Riddle is back online with a new column about Urban Culture in Macon. His day job is as a DJ on one of Macon's oldest and most relavant radio stations, 97.9 WIBB, where hip hop lives.

Jenny Murr is a freelance journalist and co-owner of Jem Publicity, a New Media publicity and writing firm providing online marketing services, social networking, web and SEO content, publicity events and representation. A member of the Macon Writers Group, Jenny is eagerly anticipating the release of her first children’s story, Son Glasses, which will be published in December.Visit her website at www.jempublicityonline.com

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Enjoy dinner and drink specials all night in downtown Macon, plus art openings, live music and drag queens performing in the street. 5-10pm.

KRAZY GEORGE AT PINETOPPERS GAME JULY 9

George is the world’s most famous cheerleader. On October 15, 1981 at the Oakland A’s New York Yanks Playoff Game, Krazy George invented the wave! In the last 28 years, Krazy George has performed in front of 25 million fans and has been seen by hundreds of millions on TV. Don’t miss it when the Macon Pinetoppers take on the Milledgeville Capitols at 7p.m. And a special performance and Krazy antics with George's arsenal of crowd participation routines.

The Ultimate Thriller: The Michael Jackson Tribute AT MACON CITY AUDITORIUM

Fri, July 9 8:00 PM Tickets on sale now! Adults and Children Ages 2 and up: $28, $35, $42

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fter playing sold out shows across Europe and making history in The Persian Gulf, The Ultimate Thriller – “The” Michael Jackson Tribute spectacular is answering US fans' ardent demands with an extensive North American Tour. Jackson fans across America can now pay homage to the biggest pop star of all time starting on June 25 – the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s untimely death. The tour will kick off in Boston and travel to dozens of major cities across the country including Macon, GA on July 9! “Keeping Michael’s spirit alive is our first priority,” says Robert Hyman, The Ultimate Thriller show producer and drummer. “We’ve been deeply touched by fans around the world, and now we are living our dream of bringing it home to the States.” Described in the press as brilliant, thoroughly entertaining, amazing and surpassed expectations, The Ultimate Thriller is over two hours of the best of Jackson’s "Dangerous" and “Bad” concert tours. The tribute features a live band fronted by award-winning impersonator Tej’ai Sullivan, and troupe of dancers choreographed by Mic Thompson who spent nine years on stage with Jackson. “The concert gave Jackson fans the closest experience they could hope for since the King of Pop's untimely death last year. Everything about its content was meticulously planned and it was obvious within the first five minutes just how much work went into organizing a stage show of such magnitude," said Charlie Holding, Gulf Weekly, Bahrain. Call the Box Office, 478-751-9232.

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History Hits the Stage: Two Magical Musical Tours BY CINDY HILL

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ake a trip to two unique times in America, complete with live performers, fabulous music, and a heaping helping of history, all from the comfort of a seat in an air conditioned theatre near you! Downtown at Theatre Macon, the story of the events that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence springs to life in the Tony Award-winning musical “1776.” Not a dry recounting of historical fact, the show unfolds through the lives and characters of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and the other men (and their wives) whose ideas of liberty and freedom led to the laws that still govern us today. It’s hard to imagine their average age wasn’t much older than the average 11th Hour reader. Jim Crisp directs the cast of 24 men and 2 women with music direction by Jim Penndorf. The cast is clothed in phenomenal period dress (all hand crafted by the amazing Shelley Kuhen), providing a detail which literally elevates productions to the next level and which is easily overlooked, particularly when a performer is knocking your socks off with their performance--+but do yourself a favor and just take a moment to appreciate the ornate duds and give thanks that modern fashion doesn’t dictate that we wear that today! Across town, Macon Little Theatre sets its sights on the circa WWII big band era with the song and dance extravaganza “Swing!” The show opened on Broadway in 1999 during the Brian Setzer “Jump, Jive & Wail” craze, but this production marks its Central Georgia debut. Some of the most popular and danceable tunes from the 1930’s and 40’s, including “Boogie Woogie Bugle

- Theatre Macon Presents “1776” July 9 - 24

- Macon Little Theatre Presents “Swing” July 9 - 18 Boy,” “Blues in the Night” and “it Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” transport you to the time. But music is only one half of the dynamic duo of this show. Nearly two dozen dancers will jump, jive, swing, bounce, and otherwise defy gravity in some of the most technically challenging and high energy choreography to hit a midstate stage in a decade. “Swing!” is directed by Sylvia Haynie with music direction by Laura Voss and choreography by Northside High School resident dance diva, Jenny Carroll, who also appears in the show. These singers and dancers will amaze you and have your toes tapping. “1776” makes history onstage at Theatre Macon, July 9 – 24, with performances on Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday matinee on July 11 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. For reservations call 746-9485, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Swing!” bounds onstage at Macon Little Theatre July 9 – 18 with performances Wednesday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students (23 & under with ID). Call the box office at 471PLAY weekdays from 1 to 6 p.m. Be sure your “how I spent my summer” essay, blog or tweet includes these shows. Both are appropriate for ages 8 & up and provide great nourishment for your mind and spirit, not to mention a fun night out!


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Thur July 1 This day in history: (1982) Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games.

Baseball at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Milledgeville Capitols. 7p.m.Thirsty Thursday! 2-4-1 beer and sodas. Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Fri July 2 This day in history: (1982) Larry Walters

using lawn chair and 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'

Family Movie Night at the Capitol: Showing “How to Train Your Dragon” (PG) Movie starts at 6p.m. Admission: $5 Adults / $3 Children 12 and under, $1 pizza slices and $1 select drafts all night long. Dinner available: $5 Adults / $2 Children. Also showing Saturday and Sunday, 6pm. $1 Movie at 9pm, “Used Cars” (R). Enjoy $1 pizza and drafts! 382 Second Street.

Baseball at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Milledgeville Capitols. 7p.m.Fun family night featuring a performance by Myron Noodleman. Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Joycine's Art, Attitude, and Accessories 65th Anniversary Sale and Artist Reception 5-9PM Musical act: City Council's

Jubee Webb and Friends, Featured Artists: Timothy Hedden- collage artist, Jimmy and Peggy Maine-artist. 333 Cotton Ave. 743-3144

Sat July 3 This day in history: (1989) John Wayne Bobitt marries Lorena L Gallo.

City Market on Poplar Street Green Weekly market offers seasonal fresh

and organic produce from the area, skillfully created arts and crafts, free-style arts, baked goods, plants and herbs, handmade soaps, jewelry and more. 9am - 1pm.

Baseball at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Warner Robins Aviators. 6p.m.Family fun night with fireworks after the game. Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Sun July 4 This day in history: (1983) U.S. Supreme

Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions.

Baseball at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Warner Robins Aviators. 6p.m.4th of July fireworks, family day and autographs. Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Mon July 5 This day in history: (1950) Law of Return

passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel

Baseball at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Warner Robins Aviators. 1p.m. All Faith Night, bring your church bulletin for 1/2 off tickets. Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Wed July 7 This day in history: (1993) Philadelphia

Phillies beat San Francisco Giants 7-6 in 20 innings

Dinner & a Classic Movie at Cox Capitol Theatre. “The Lost Weekend"

(1945) 6:30 pm. Call or check website for menus & films. $5 or $17.50 with dinner. 478.257.6381 CoxCapitolTheatre.com. 382 Second St.

Dollar Day at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Independence Day Weekend There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~ William J. Clinton

> Chill ’N’ Grill at the Big House will be from noon-4 p.m. Sunday at The Big House Museum, 2321 Vineville Ave. An all-American good time with hot dogs, beverages, pool. 741-5551.

> Fort Hawkins Fourth of July Celebration will be from noon5 p.m. Sunday at the fort on Emery Highway. Free lemonade and cookies plus fiddle music. Col. Benjamin Hawkins in his American Revolutionary uniform will present a patriotic program at 2 p.m. Benefit barbecue plates, featuring famous Fresh Air BBQ, are $12.50 each and will be served from 1-4 p.m. Free admission. > Fireworks will be held at Lake Tobesofkee in Macon on Saturday starting at 9:30 p.m. Admission for the parks is $3 per person and free for children under 6, and includes entertainment by Loose Skrews at 6 p.m. 474-8770.

> The Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry hosts the 2010 Summer Showdown Custom Car Show on Saturday and Sunday. It is hosted by Jason Barnes and “Freaks of Nature Car Club.” Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Spectators are free with donation of a 5-pound bag of dog or cat food. The proceeds benefit Houston County Humane Society. For additional information or car entry, contact Jason Barnes 808-7889 or 225-6953.

> Ol’ Time 4th at Jarrell Plantation from 10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Juliette. Demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills. Competitions in three-legged race, sack race, egg toss and tug-of-war. A reading of the Declaration of Independence will be at noon. $3.50-$5. 986-5172. Warner Robins Aviators. 7pm - $1 Hot Dogs and $1 Sodas. Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Thur July 8 This day in history: (1969) U.S. troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam.

Drag Queen Bingo with Deonna Sage at the Hummingbird

Bingo is never a drag, especially when it’s hosted by a drag queen! Macon’s own glamour gal Deonna Sage emcees Drag Queen Bingo, an incredibly fun event hosted by The So Chi Companies. DQB will continue every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 79p.m. Admission is $10 at the door and ladies drink free from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Milledgeville Capitols. 7p.m. Thirsty Thursday, 1/2 off beer! Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Fri July 9 This day in history: (1997) Mike Tyson is

banned from boxing, for biting Holyfield's ear.

Baseball at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Milledgeville Capitols. 7p.m.Featuring Krazy George! Krazy George led the Oakland A's fans in the first-ever Wave and it continues to circle stadiums around the world today. It is but one antic in Krazy George's arsenal of crowd participation routines. Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Sat July 10 This day in history: (1938) Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours.

Baseball at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Milledgeville Capitols. 6p.m. Fireworks after the game! Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Pinetoppers.com

Sun July 11 This day in history: (1989) President

Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game.

The Macon Film Guild screens

“Everyone Else”. Admission $5, Three showtimes, 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM at the historic Douglass Theatre.

Baseball at Historic Luther Williams Field, Macon Pinetoppers vs.

Albany Quails. 2p.m. Family day, autograph sessio after the game! Tickets $8 box seats, $7 reserved seats, $5 general admission.

Tues July 13 This day in history: (1985) "Live Aid" concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief.

2nd Tuesday Rock 'n' Roll Picture Show at the Capitol.

Showing “When You're Strange” (R) 7:30 pm, $5 admission ($3 with a classic rock band tshirt) $1 Pizza Slices and Select Draft Beers all night. The 90-minute doc uses footage shot between the band's formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971, including footage from Morrison and Manzarek's time together at UCLA's film school.

The Macon Film Guild screens “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” a Wes Anderson comedy with Bill Murray, as part of their Director's Choice series. Admission $5, historic Douglass Theatre.

Fri July 16 This day in history: (1969) Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched.

EG Kight in Concert at The Rookery Join Georgia’s songbird who

recently appeared on Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. 9:30 p.m. at The Rook. Admission $10.

Sat July 17 This day in history: (1978) Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes manager Billy Martin to suspend him.

The Evolution Extreme Action Sports Tour is a World Tour event series

featuring top pro athletes from the extreme disciplines of BMX, Extreme Trials, and Freestyle Motocross. Athletes qualify and are seeded into pairs to compete against each other advancing through the Final where an event champion is crowned. This unique event also features a 60-minute Meet and Greet for all ticket holders prior to showtime. Come take pictures, collect Rider Autographs, meet with corporate client displays and get a "tracks-eye" view of the event. Two show-times, Noon and 6pm. First 500 tickets for each show will be sold for just $12.50 each, then $22.50 each. Call the Box Office 478-751-9232.

430 Cherry Street | 741-9130 MON-sat 4pm-2am

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MON TUES karaoke with mitch Trivia. WED Team free wells for gals FRI. JULY 2

Big Mike & the Booty Papas SAT. JULY 3

WED. JULY 7 a special performance by

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DRAG QUEEN BINGO FRI. JULY 9

Packway Handle Band SAT. JULY 10 summer saturday series with scott pallot, 7pm

Back City Woods WED. JULY 14 Team Trivia with will cowart LADIES NIGHT WITH DJ OLD FLAME

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1. Vintage Rock n Roll Magazines- I collect these from the 70s and 80s. Then I get to pretend like I'm in the rock n roll hay day! 2. Givenchy lipstick in Fabulous Rouge- This is my favorite lipstick of all time! It smells like roses, and is the perfect shade of red! 3. Metallic Pink Betsey Johnson Bow ShoesI saved my money for months for these bad boys. They are completely ridiculous! They have Marilyn Monroe's face on the bottom, so I've only brought myself to wear them out on the concrete once though! 4. Vintage Las Vegas Scarf- I found this at a thrift store. I love Las Vegas memorabilia from the 50s and 60s! 5. Pink Flamingo Postcard- I found this at an antique store in Florida. I just love pink flamingos! 6. Records- You can't go wrong with a sweet mix of Hair Metal, Hawaiian Surf Music, Dolly Parton, and Glam Rock! 7. Zsa Zsa- She is my BFF and greatest companion! I used to take her around in one of those dog carrier bags when she was younger, but started to kinda feel like a tool. Now she just walks. 8. Pink Champagne- My party staple! 9: Rhinestone Pin- This rhinestone pin used to say "Rock", but it broke and now says "Rod"! I was so happy when I realized it, and I love it even more now, because of my endless love for Rod Stewart...I think it's a sign!

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Our Cover Model, Ashley Croft, let’s us in on a few things she just can’t live without Heidi Clinite Winner of our BraggArt Poster Contest

Dustin Murdock of Xavii Name a song you've listened to in the past 24 hours? “Gong” by Sigur Ros (from Iceland), they have the best studio sound ever in existence. What was the first album you bought with your own money? The first vinyl I ever bought was F#A# (INFINITY) by Godspeed You! Black Emperor Whose band t-shirt do you wear proudly? I love wearing my O'Brother shirt (band from Atlanta), they kick ass. Who would we be surprised to learn is in your music collection? The Roots album from 94', Johnny Cash. Recommend a band our readers must

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hear now? Check out a band called "Mono" they’re a orchestral rock group from Japan. Favorite local happy hour spot? The Back Porch Lounge, with PBR ! Favorite local independent restaurant? Ron & Cheng's Kitchen (120 Tom Hill Sr Boulevard); I always order the Fried rice, mac n cheese, & Mongolian Chicken with CornBread. Where you can catch them next? At the Macon Noise Vol 1 Benefit Concert, July 2 at Grant’s Lounge. Check out new tracks at www.myspace.com/xaviixavii

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ecollections of the Second Atlanta Pop Festival tend to begin one of two ways. Attendees either talk first about the music, notably the Allman Brothers Band and Jimi Hendrix -- homecoming kings because of their Macon ties -- and others who provided the ecstatic, note-bending soundtrack of a revolutionary era when jam sessions carried real consequences. Or their nostalgia starts with the nudity, that tableau of bare bodies, capering, skinny-dipping, and rutting unselfconsciously among the pecan trees. “This was the only time I've ever seen a naked, pregnant woman riding a motorcycle - looked about eight months along,” someone calling himself “Papa” marveled on one of the many chatboards that have sprung up about the festival. Either way, the party known locally as the Byron Pop Festival, which marks its 40th anniversary July 3 to 6, was cataclysmic. A crowd ranging from 200,000 to 600,000, depending on the source, converged on the Middle Georgia Speedway for an event billed as the “Woodstock of the South,” the largest public gathering in the state’s history before the 1996 Olympics. Traffic was backed up for more than 100 miles, all the way to the Varsity in Atlanta. Tickets for the festival were priced at $14, but organizers eventually shrugged and

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threw open the gates after the crowds started tearing down the plywood fences. Drug bazaars and O(ver)D(ose) tents reportedly lined the pathways, with bemused Georgia State Patrolmen looking on, realizing they were simply, overwhelmingly outnumbered, albeit lovingly. The answers were not so much blowing in the wind as suspended in the soup-like humidity, so revelers took to the creeks, and a water-truck, manned by “some ol’ naked guy in a fireman’s helmet” helpfully hosed everyone down, says Michael Pierce, a festival volunteer, adding, “I don’t think he was a real fireman.” Fittingly, here, in a town named for poet Lord Byron, in the “Peach Capital of the World,” the Summer of Love ripened in a 104-degree miasma of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll -- Southern style. “It was a new world,” says Pierce, an artist still reeling from the experience. “It was a new day. When you see half a million people peacefully gathered in one place, not giving a shit, that’s a whole, huge nation of people.” And their agape-inflected priorities are easy enough to spot in the old photos that show glassy-eyed, beatific faces trailing corn-silk hair and, well, just “trailing.” These images from the sweaty navel of Georgia happily counteract others in the region’s “They Shoot Hippies, Don’t They?” slide-show of paunchy sheriffs and Klansmen; the “Easy Rider” gunman with the goiter blossoming poisonously on his neck; and the state’s bantam-rooster, segregationist governor who decried the festival as “one of the worst blights that ever struck our state.” >> PAGE 14 11thHourOnline.com

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Four Letter Lie, I Am Abomination, Monster Party, Oh the Horror 567 Cafe, 6:30pm, $8 DJ Slim Bottoms Up

Matt & Lewis Locos Bar & Grill

FRI 7/2

Loose Skrews 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Psyk Nyne Asylum Nightclub Sol Junky Bottoms Up

Soulshine (ABB Tribute Band) Backporch Lounge

Xavii, Citizen Insance, Floco Torres, Scotty Lingelbach, Some Witches are Horses, Cult of Riggonia Grant’s Lounge, 8pm Big Mike & Booty Papas The Hummingbird Robert Lee Coleman Mellow Mushroom Stoopgrass Rivalry’s Sports Bar

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SAT 7/3

Kylie Devron Dolce Vita, 8pm

The Soul Shakers The Hummingbird TBA Mellow Mushroom

UFC Fight Rivalry’s Sports Bar TBA The Shamrock

JD Rock & the New Trend The Shot House

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Unmentionables Wild Wing Cafe

SUN 7/4

Open Mic BJ Billiards 3-6pm

MON 7/5

Tim Brooks 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

TUES 7/6

Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill

B Keith Williams The Shamrock

WED 7/7

Chris Hicks & Friends Backporch Lounge Chris Bartlett Cheers Bar & Grill

Kevn Kinney w/The

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The Hummingbird, 430 Cherry Open Mic w/ Matt Rivalry’s on Northside

THUR 7/8

Chris Bartlett Backporch Lounge DJ Slim Bottoms Up

DJ Dance Party Club Envy Drag Queen Bingo The Hummingbird Josh Carson Locos Bar & Grill

Talent Showcase The Shot House

FRI 7/9

RJ & Randy 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive SubCam Asylum Nightclub

Jason Hobbs Duo Billy’s Clubhouse Wes Loper Bottoms Up

Packway Handle Band The Hummingbird Chris Bartlett Mellow Mushroom

TBA Rivalry’s Sports Bar Jason Hobbs The Shamrock

Harold Thomas & Danger Zone The Shot House

Dallas Martin Band Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 7/10

Randy Wesson & Co. Billy’s Clubhouse Kylie Devron Dolce Vita, 8pm

Summer Patio Series, 7p with Scott Little 11p: Back City Woods The Hummingbird Scott Pallot Mellow Mushroom

Comedy Night & Chris Bartlett Rivalry’s Sports Bar Big Swig The Shamrock

Conquest Band The Shot House Chapter 13 Wild Wing Cafe

MON 7/12

Randy Wesson 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

TUES 7/13 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill

B Keith Williams The Shamrock

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Hippy Chick Night 6PM-Close: $1.50 House Wine & $4.50 Jager Mellow Mushroom

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Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards

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Scott Pallot Cheers Bar & Grill EG Kight The Rookery, 9:30pm Jeremy Johnson Mellow Mushroom

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Four Letter Lie @ Center for Renewal

With I Am Abomination, Monster Party & Oh the Horror Shortly after their signing to Victory Records, FOUR LETTER LIE recorded their first full-length album with producers Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner (Coheed and Cambria). In 2009 the band unveiled A New Day to the World. It’s an album that has truly made anyone who has ever questioned them forget why.

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Featuring Xavii, Citizen Insane, Some Witches Are Horses, Cult of Riggonia, < Scotty Lingelbach, Floco Torres, and live art A part of the Macon Musicians’ Guild, more than 30 Macon bands/artist are coming together in order to raise money to manufacture the first Macon Noise compilation album. The goal is to raise enough money through live shows in order manufacture 250 physical two disc albums with music from each act, artwork, info, links, bios and more. The cd's will be sold to further promote Macon musicians and arts. Show is 18+ and is only $3 at the door.

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Mondays with Man in the Box, 9pm at Locos on Riverside

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Every Wednesday with $3 Ritas & Big Drafts El Azteca Every Tuesday, Macon Mellow

Every Monday with Big Jammin, Happy Hour all night, Rivalry’s Team Trivia Tuesdays, 7pm Synergy

Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe Trivia with Jacob at Loco’s every Wednesday, Big payouts!

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Sunday Poker League 2:30,Tuesdays at 7pm, Rivalry’s

Psyk Nyne @ Asylum

FRIDAY 7/2

Loose Skrews @ 20’s Pub

"Playing your Kind of Music" is the theme and that's exactly what the Skrews do -- something that everyone will like - from Classic Rock, Country, Southern Rock, Blues and even a few Gregarian Chants thrown in.

Psyk Nyne @ Asylum

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Sol Junky @ Bottoms Up

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Soulshine @ Backporch Lounge

Soulshine, Macon Ga's Allman Brothers Tribute Band, was founded by musician Stan Killingsworth to recreate the awe and majesty of the Allman Brothers live performances. By combining the talents of some Middle Georgia's finest musicians, Soulshine, has received praise from fans and critics alike.

Stoopgrass @ Rivalry’s

Matt Moncrief’s new project is laid back tunes, bluegrass influenced with some rock and roll and jam thrown in. Sounds like a good time to us!

Finesse Band @ The Shot House

Combined, The Finesse band has performed with such artists as Clarence Carter, Larry Howard, Betty Wright, Johnny Taylor, Charles Wilson, Mel Waiters, The Manhattans, Little Richard, The Drifters, Peabo Bryson, Percy

Unmentionables @ Wild Wing Sledge and many others. It’s as old school Macon as they come. And your going to want to bring your dancing shoes.

Matt Pippen @ Wild Wing Café

Pippen started playing music in Macon, Ga. In the house band at a local hang out, with band memebers that included Jason Aldean, Wes Robinson, Justin Weaver , Michael Benefield, Richard Passmore and several others. From there he went on the road, playing all over the southeast United States. Auditioned for and GOT the guitarist job for Local Star Jason Aldean in early 2004-2005.

SATURDAY 7/3

The Soul Shakers @ The Bird

The Soul Shakers show off a variety of music and styles ranging from 50’s and 60’s Texas & Chicago Blues, 60’s STAX Soul, blends of Rock & Roll, Surf and Honky-Tonk with traces of Spanish styles of Jazz, Pop and Rock pre dating the 60’s. "...their style and music is rooted in relatively obscure blues, with delicious touches of soul..." Atlanta Blues Society.

Unmentionables @ Wild Wing Café From J. J. Cale, To Waylon Jennings, To REM to Bill Withers, how much better can a set list get from this group of partying rockers who aren’t scared to bring a stand up bass to the party. Get ready to have your face rocked.

WEDNESDAY 7/7 Chris Bartlett @ Cheers

Sharing the stage with acts such as Velvet Revolver, Former Eagle Don Felder, Sugar Ray, .38 Special, Wyclef Jean and many others, it's no wonder why Chris Bartlett (affectionately known as Truth) has been creating major buzz in the music world today. Currently recording his second solo effort - expect thunderous sounds and unique songwriting from this soulful powerhouse.

Packway Handle Band @ The Bird

Kevn Kinney w/The Madison Square Gardeners @ The Bird

Kevn Kinney was the lead singer of the Atlanta rock band Drivin' n' Cryin', but since the band's 1986 inception he's released some spare acoustic records on his own, often collaborating with R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck., Kinney cannot easily be thrown into the same bag as Springsteen, Mellencamp or Dave Alvin.

THURSDAY 7/8 Josh Carson @ Locos

This half of the band Macon can’t forget, Acoustic Workshop does some stellar songwriting of his own, and plays a bunch of songs you’ll like to sit and listen to as well. Laid back, and fun as it gets.

FRIDAY 7/9

Wes Loper @ Bottoms Up

Wes Loper entertains professionally across the region. He has performed along the gulf coast for the past eight years and continues to mix Rock, Country, Blues, and Folk music to create his own style with a funky, beach side feel.

Packway Handle Band @ The Bird

Formed in 2001 PACKWAY has emerged at the national forefront of bands that use the "gatheraround-the-mic" style. The mission of this engaging quintet from Athens, Georgia, is not to preserve historical styles- it's just how they do what they do the best!

SATURDAY 7/10 Big Swig @ The Shamrock

Atlanta-based Big Swig, "a honky-tonkin', rock 'n' rollin', good time", was established in 1999 by veteran musician, Arlan Gibson. After 10 years as a professional singer, songwriter and guitarist playing the Southeast, and abroad, in a variety of bands, Gibson formed his own band.

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“You have to understand the context,” says Alex Cooley, the festival’s primary organizer who had convened the first Atlanta Pop Festival, headlined by Janis Joplin, the previous year at a Henry County speedway.

“It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Lester Maddox was governor. I wanted to do something to make people where I lived understand that we could change.”

... the road to Byron, 1970.

“It was a strange mix of all kinds of people -- hippies, rednecks and wannabes. I was just out of high school and was one of the wannabes then, with very short hair,” says local Macon artist Michael Pierce.

“You have to understand the context,” says Alex Cooley, the festival’s primary organizer who had convened the first Atlanta Pop Festival, headlined by Janis Joplin, the previous year at a Henry County speedway. “It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Lester Maddox was governor. I wanted to do something to make people where I lived understand that we could change.” Message received, loud and clear at 200 decibels. That transformation was heralded by the Maconbased band that opened and closed the festival, the Allman Brothers, a proudly integrated outfit that earned a standing ovation just by tuning up. In keeping with the established fertility rites of such occasions, moments before the Brothers commenced, a woman in the crowd gave birth. (The naked one riding the motorcycle? Who knows? If you were born at the Byron Pop Festival, please contact us.) During one set, rain began to fall, and the roof over the stage collapsed. Instead of stopping the show, the group’s indefatigable rhythm section plunged into a drum solo. “The thousands of kids greeted them like heroes,” writes Scott Freeman in Midnight Riders. “It had started out as a sort of homecoming; it ended as a coming of age for the Allman Brothers Band.” Thus was the world introduced to a newly minted category of music called “Southern Rock,” which united the yin-and-yang sounds of its long-divided birthplace. The lineup also included Terry Reid, B.B. King, Procol Harum, The Chambers Brothers, Poco, Grand Funk Railroad, Captain Beefheart, Ravi Shankar, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter, John Sebastian, Mountain, and Spirit, among others.

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“For me, the most memorable performance was Richie Havens greeting the sunrise with ‘Here Comes the Sun,’” says Atlanta resident “Big Al” White. “We all were groggy and exhausted by that point, dawn was breaking, and it was just a beautiful, peaceful moment.” The scene that most indelibly entered the era’s iconography, though, was Jimi Hendrix doing his hairraising take on “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a declaration of independence that Francis Scott Key never would have dreamed of. It seemed to announce: God bless funky, freaky America! According to music lore, Hendrix had “people” in Middle Georgia, relatives he visited, as well as his onetime bandleader, Little Richard. The comet-like entertainer, who would die of an overdose a couple of months later, reputedly learned his pyrotechnic guitar moves from Macon’s Johnny Jenkins, who also was prowling the Byron festival, decked out in American Indian garb -- one of the many marketing ploys of promoter Phil Walden. Not everyone hailed from the counterculture. An article dated July 5, 1970, from The Athens BannerHerald reports: “There are plenty of ‘long-hairs and hippies’ in establishment terminology, but it appears that by far the vast majority of the persons around the festival are representative of middle class-and-up Americana. Most of the guys could easily fit into a River Road or South Lumpkin Street fraternity in Athens. … And, among those with shirts or blouses on, there's a good sprinkling of fraternity and sorority letters.” White remembers the gawkers with annoyance. “The only thing that seemed a little ugly to me was the rednecks who turned out to leer,” he says. “Some

people came just to nail a hippie chick or take their picture, but overall it was a lovey-dovey atmosphere of peace, fun, and music, with no violence.” A few guys in John Deere caps hovered around a creek, placing bets on “who was a natural redhead,” recalls Don Robbins, then a naive optometry student who thought he “somehow had landed on the French Riviera, but it was…Byron? Anyway, I never sensed any animosity toward the long-hairs. The farmers were in awe of the hippies.” Adds Pierce, “It was a strange mix of all kinds of people -- hippies, rednecks and wannabes. I was just out of high school and was one of the wannabes then, with very short hair.” Some social workers had recruited him to work in the O.D. tents. “They stayed full,” says Pierce, who grew up in Macon. “Mostly it was a matter of comforting people by sitting with them. Sometimes we had to physically hold them down. I asked one of the volunteers, ‘Why are people flipping out like this?’ He told me to walk over to the purple tent and find out. The guy there asked for a dollar and then handed me a pill. Before I even left his tent, I was airborne.” The pecan trees filled up with cats, he says with a laugh. “And there were guys in Army fatigues, like Castro. Firecrackers went off, and I thought: THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN! Then I heard Jimi Hendrix. I became ‘experienced,’ you know? That was the lift-off date for my life.” Pierce eventually found his way to San Francisco, where he worked in a tofu kitchen. So the Byron Pop Festival produced a new archetype: the Southern hippie. The magnolia-petaled flower children combined their flair for backwoods hell-raising, honed at honky-tonks and juke joints, with progressive ideals of social justice, all packaged -- most of the time - in genteel manners. They did not have to go “back to the land” because they had never left, and, just as Gregg Allman ate soul food to lube his vocal cords, they usually rejected macrobiotics in favor of pork. “Such decadence!” says Bobby Whitlock, a keyboardist who played with Eric Clapton and lived for awhile in Macon to record at Capricorn Records. “We drank a lot of beer and ate a lot of barbecue and greens -the barnyards were not safe from us. I once made a B.L.T. sandwich with psilocybin mushrooms big as my hand.” It proved a seductive way of life. “As the scene grew, just about every redneck grew his hair long,” says Pierce, whose smoke-colored hair grazes his collar, “until it became hard to differentiate between them and us.” All of those Byron-inspired, Samson-like strands combined probably would stretch around the globe. “We may have felt like freaks, but now we knew we weren’t the only freaks,” writes Mark Kemp in Dixie Lullaby: a Story of Music, Race and the Beginnings in a New South. “I didn’t realize it at the time, but the feeling of community … was the beginning of a healing process - in me and in many Southerners of my generation - that continues to this day.” Or, as Pierce points out, while tinkering with his didgeridoo, “There are plenty of people still experimenting with the experiment that began then.”


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20’s Pub Boasting freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and dinner specials in a well-lit tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.

5 Guys Burgers & Fries The best burgers in Macon is what our readers say, serving dogs and peanuts too. LD • $ 120 Tom Hill Sr., 474.0445

Billy’s Clubhouse Come try Billy's new menu with our angus burgers, colossal sandwiches, great salads, appetizers and more. Lunch and dinner specials available as well as our late nite menu. "We upped our standards, Now up yours!" LD • $ • BAR 1580 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Mon-Sat 11a-2p, Sun 12:30p - 12a. BJs Billiards BJs is now serving up your favorite late night snacks. Nachos, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches and breakfast all day, every day. Smoking, open 2pm-2am. Now open Sundays til midnight! LD • BAR • $

Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd.

Cheers Bar & Grill Featuring weekly dinner specials from grouper baskets to all you can eat catfish to 2-4-1 Crab legs! Live music every Wed & Fri. Lunch 11-2, Dinner 5-10pm. LD • BAR • $ 3852 Northside Dr., 474-5006. CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262

Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live music on the weekends. Delivery and catering also available. LD BAR • $ 2440 Riverside Drive. Nu-Way Weiners Open since 1916, this original store with its neon sign is one of America's oldest hot dog stands and they serve secret recipe chili sauce, famous hot dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368

Rivalry’s – The only place in town where you can order Atomic Buffalo Turds and wash them down with a giantsized bottle of Monty Python’s Holy Ale. 3986 Northside Dr., Macon 474-0606 LD BAR $ The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658

Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD

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Fresh-Air Bar-B-Que Award winning BBQ known for its tangy tomato and vinegar style pulled pork, ribs and baked beans. Don’t skip out on the Brunswick Stew neither. LD Open 7 days a week • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.

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Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but Caliente’s does them the best. If you can handle it, get the MOAB… if not, there’s always the Thrilla From Tha Grilla, which is just right. LD • $ 6255 Zebulon Road

El Azteca One of Macon’s best patios, serving all your favorite Mexican dishes, voted Macon’s best margarita. LD BAR • $-$$ 169 Tom Hill Sr., 475.9199 El Sombrero Witha brand new outside dining patio, this is the place to get some fresh, authentic mexican cuisine in downtown Macon. LD • BAR • $ Located off Spring Street in the Baconsfield Shopping Center.

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Jim Shaw’s Casual dining with Macon’s best seafood, tuna tidbits, scallops, wild Georgia shrimp. Seperate bar area with smoking. D • BAR $-$$ 3040 Vineville

Fish n’ Pig Spectacular views of Lake Tobesofkee. Patio or inside seating serving both barbecue and seafood. D • BAR $-$$ 6420 Mosely Dixon, 476.8837

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Luigi’s Bistro Casual Italian cuisine in a hip, swanky atmosphere. LD • BAR • $-$$ 401 Cherry Street, 743.4645 Ingleside Village Pizza IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.

Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locallyowned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $$$ Located just off Bass Road at 5425 Bowman Road, Macon.

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Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteriastyle lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches, soup, salads, pasta, pizza and daily specialties. Also, specialty coffees and beer and wine. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • BAR $ 359 Third Street

Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$

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The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving fresh fish, prime cut Black Angus and features it’s own humidor. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999

The Shamrock Dargan and his crew cook up some of the best homemade meals in Macon, including his legendary Shepard’s Pie. Plus, he’ll surprise you from time to time with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City 750.1555 The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645

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Ignorance is Bliss

Not you, you might be thinking. You see it like it is and tell it the same way. You’re not like Everybody Else. A sharp tack, not easy to fool... And that dear reader is denial.

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he story was right out of the Stupid Criminals File. A man robs a bank in full view of the security cameras. He is undisguised. He is also five-six and 270 pounds rather recognizable, and within one hour of his image being telecast, he is indeed recognized and arrested. When questioned, he seems stunned that he was actually caught on film. Yes, he knew the cameras were there, but he’d protected himself. “I used the juice,” he says. Apparently, this was his clever plan. Somewhere in all the chit chat that criminals engage in at criminal cocktail parties, someone told him that rubbing your face with lemon juice renders you invisible to video cameras. And he believed it. As much as we’d like to think we have nothing in common with this chap, we all do. We are all prisoners of our worldview. We each construct a coherent reality to live in, but it comes at a cost.

In short, we’re all living in denial of some kind. Maybe not as extreme as the citrus-faced would-be invisible man, but equally as impossible to break through. It comes down to a simple truth, we are all in denial. Not you, you might be thinking. You see it like it is and tell it the same way. You look for evidence in fact and truth, even hard truth. You’re not like Everybody Else. A sharp tack, not easy to fool and certainly not prone to self-foolery. And that, dear reader, is denial. Neurologists describe something known as the Dunning-Kruger Effectour incompetence masks our ability to recognize our incompetence. David Dunning describes it thusly: “When you’re incompetent, the skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is.” Incompetent people don’t have this skill, and their incompetence prevents them from acquiring it. Dunning first conceived this idea

when reading the story about the misinformed bank robber. If this man was too stupid to be a bank robber, Dunning reasoned, perhaps he was too stupid to realize he was too stupid to be a bank robber? In other words, did his stupidity actually isolate him from a sense of his own stupidity? This explains a lot about what’s wrong with the larger machinations of the world today. And the smaller ones too. Despite factual and statistical evidence to the contrary, we hold to some cherished fallacies. We think we can talk on cell phones and drive safely. We think the perils of global climate change are exaggerated. We think that we don’t have to change the way we live and eat and drive, that somehow boycotting BP is the sole measure of response required of us as tar balls and dead dolphins wash up on the Gulf beaches. Other people smarter than I am have reached a consensus on these issues. Other people have looked beyond their individual deniability, checked out their truth with their peers, and arrived at a perspective that holds up no matter the viewpoint of each individual. It’s this connection that makes the difference. No man, no woman, is an island. We have to check in with each other on a regular basis. In Twelve Step groups, this is what we do. In religious gatherings, this is what we do. In coffee klatches and committee meetings and

THE RIGHT

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s Georgia’s primary election draws nearer on July 20th there will be more choices on our ballot than in any election in recent memory. Statewide there is no incumbent Governor, Labor Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner, School Superintendent, Agriculture Commissioner, Attorney General or Insurance Commissioner on the ballot running for reelection. The primary ballot, especially on the Republican side is jam packed with candidates, nine of which are running for Insurance Commissioner to replace John Oxendine who is running for Governor and has held the position since 1994. I’d like to tell you about one of those candidates: Maria Sheffield. Maria is a Middle Georgian, who was raised in Wilkinson County. Her mother, a native of Bibb County, was a nurse who was killed by a hit and run driver when Maria was 15 years old. Unfortunately, her father, who was a native of Laurens County, passed away from cancer 10 years later. Rather than let adversity get her down, Maria earned a BA in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville as well as earning her Master of Business and Juris Doctorate at Georgia State in Atlanta, all by the age of only 25. Maria was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2000 as well as being

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sewing circles, this is what we do. I don’t know how we got into a place where we cherish our ignorance, where we’re proud of what we refuse to know. I see this especially in higher education, where students come to class believing they know everything they need to, that classes are just hoops to jump through using as little effort as possible. Some people are mighty invested in this mindsetafter all, it keeps the machine running efficiently. So how do we move beyond our own ignorance? Admitting it is the first step. We then have to open ourselves to all the ways of knowing that we haven’t even considered. In short, we have to think about all the things we don’t know we don’t know. That means hanging out with people who don’t live like we do and don’t think like we do. It means expanding our horizons to places where we might be uncomfortable. And it means letting go of some of the cherished delusions we hold dear, the things that we use to prop up our daily lives and philosophies. Think about all the places where you smear lemon juice on your face. Think about maybe giving that up. It will be hard for a while. But I mean really, won’t it be nicer without having to squint, eyes burning, skin on fire, at a self-fabricated illusion?

“I will use all of the constitutional, legal, moral and political authority of my office to oppose and fight Obamacare. We must use all resources available to stop Obamacare which is an unprecedented expansion of the federal government...” - MARIA SHEFFIELD

other candidates. admitted to several Georgia The office of Insurance high courts as well as the Commissioner has always U. S. Supreme Court. been one of the most Maria worked for six important offices in the years in the Department of state. However, with the Insurance as a regulator. passage of Obamacare, the As an attorney with the office’s importance has firm Burr and Forman for been multiplied a thousand the past seven years, Maria fold. A few days ago, has specialized in regulatoSenator Hudgens had a ry and corporate insurance “hot” mike during a radio law and has literally show interview with touched every type of MARIA SHEFFIELD IS A MIDDLE GA Martha Zoller. To the insurance regulatory matNATIVE RUNNING FOR STATE shock of anyone who ter. She is also a member INSURANCE COMMISSIONER heard, Senator Hudgens of eight different insurance told Zoller when he thought he was off the professional associations including the air that “the insurance commissioner can’t National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Besides her obvious expe- do squat about health care.” I beg to differ with the Senator. He has done a great job rience, for me Maria’s most endearing as a State Senator, but I do not feel that if quality is that she is not a lifelong politihe truly thinks that he “can’t do squat” cian who is part of that “good ole’ boy” about health care as commissioner, he network that several of her opponents should step aside and let people who CAN belong to. Despite that fact, based on the DO squat about Obamacare lead our state’s last disclosure statement, Maria is only a little more than $8000 away from having as insurance department. I asked Maria if she were to become much donated money on hand as State Georgia’s next Insurance Commissioner Senator Ralph Hudgens, who is also runwhat she would do to fight Obamacare and ning. (Technically, Hudgens has $115,000 help Middle Georgians. She said,“I will use more than Maria, however, he transferred all of the constitutional, legal, moral and $106,000 from his State Senate campaign political authority of my office to oppose which per ethics rules should be refunded.) and fight Obamacare. We must use all Further, Senator Hudgens and Maria have resources available to stop Obamacare which led the independent polls that have been is an unprecedented expansion of the federal conducted, even though there are seven

government which translates to obscene costs in the form of higher taxes, burdensome debt, anti-freedom mandates and reduced care. All options must be on the table including litigation, legislation, and appropriations. Of course we can also make a difference in November when we vote and elect members of Congress that represent our interests.” “Being from Middle GA, it is important to me that consumers in this area have access to affordable coverages that offer the benefits that are needed.” This doesn’t sound like a Commissioner who “won’t do squat”. I feel that Maria Sheffield has the vision, the ability and the experience to lead the Georgia Department of Insurance in a fair way for all Georgians while at the same time standing up to the Obama Administration and the enactment of Obamacare. She will do everything she can to protect and help the Georgia insurance consumer while holding all insurance companies that do business in Georgia accountable. Over the next several years, the federal government will be enacting Obamacare in Georgia as well as across the nation and the office of Insurance Commissioner will grow in importance every step of the way. Georgians deserve someone who is not only confident in their ability to fight Obamacare but who is also competent enough to do so. I hope that you agree with me as in my opinion I feel that Maria Sheffield is that person.


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Read all about it: A bi-sexual, bi-racial murder in pre-Civil Rights Macon RICK HUTTO MACON CITY COUNCIL

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ast summer I went to New York City to meet with my literary agent. After spending a couple of hours discussing my then-current writing project, toward the end of the meeting he asked casually, “Do you have anything else?” I replied that I had an old truemurder tale from Macon that I hadn’t touched in several years and gave him just a quick overview of the story. Registering only mild interest, he said he was about to leave for the beach (the publishing world operates on an elevenmonth schedule; if you are not ensconced at some terribly elegant ocean address in August, it is best to stay indoors so no one will learn that you aren’t among the chosen few). He instructed me to send him what I had written to let him look it over. Two weeks later, my agent called from his vacation and said, “Drop your project and get back to the murder story. Now!” By December 17th, I signed my first national book contract with Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe-Pequot, and A Peculiar Tribe: Murder and Madness in

the Heart of Georgia will be released in late September. What sort of tale could elicit such a quick response in a notoriously-slow industry? A bi-racial, bi-sexual murder in pre-Civil Rights Macon, complete with kidnapping, forged wills, commitment to the insane asylum in Milledgeville, a cross-burning by the Ku Klux Klan, the possible murder of a loud pet parrot, interracial homosexual coupling, the fattest woman in the world, and the brutal murder of a Shirley Hills matron while her husband lay in a local hospital bed. And every bit of it true. In fact, if I had written it as fiction, no one would believe me. As my generous law school classmate, television personality Nancy Grace, says of the story, “With characters so deceptive, it takes a sleuth to identify pure evil.” She calls my book “a race to the finish!” Chester Burge was the last link to the proud Dunlap family whose mansions dotted College Street. In fact, two of them – the old “Beall’s” restaurant and Jack Caldwell’s house – still stand, as well as the residence of the family sire on High Street. Only three days before the last Dunlap daughter died at Chester’s home, she changed her will to benefit him and his family. There was no autop-

sy, and the ensuing will dispute (which brought to Macon the handwriting expert in the baby Lindbergh kidnapping case) was among the biggest Macon had ever seen. Chester quickly became the biggest owner of Macon’s substandard “shotgun” houses that he rented or sold to unsuspecting blacks and poor whites. He bought a mansion in Shirley Hills and began his attempt to scale the heights of social Macon. Notoriety was never far from Chester, however, and reams of court documents testify to the number of times he was involved in protracted litigation. His personal reputation matched his litigiousness. On the night of May 11, 1960, as Chester lay in the Macon Hospital recovering from a double hernia operation, his wife was strangled in their home after a violent struggle. The Burges’ seven year-old grandson was asleep in his room down the hall but heard nothing. The next day Chester was carried on a stretcher to see the murder scene where he helped authorities decide that it was a failed robbery attempt. Within days, however, police began hinting darkly at other motives. Finally, after a month-long investigation with few leads, Chester was arrested for his wife’s murder. And the motive? Because, the police said, his wife “interfered with his private life.” For a great deal of money, Chester was able to secure the services of the same two attorneys who the year before had prosecuted Anjette Lyles for what was, until the Burge case, Macon’s most

famous murder. In addition to Macon’s morning and afternoon newspapers, both Atlanta newspapers covered the trial along with constant radio bulletins from the courthouse. Prosecutors told the twelve white men of the jury that they could prove Chester was in his home the night of the murder. They even promised to produce an eye witness. Surprises and heated arguments littered the trial, and each day brought headline news to every doorstep in middle Georgia, including the revelation that Chester’s own mother (who lived with him and his wife) testified against him. Most thought the trial’s outcome – Chester’s death in the electric chair - was a certainty but, like so many assumptions concerning Chester Burge, they were wrong. Chester was then tried for sodomy after his black chauffeur – and lover – was offered immunity to testify. The remaining members of the Burge family were left to try and escape the onus of Chester’s name. It will come as little surprise to learn that they were only partially successful. Savannah was made world- famous by Midnight in the Garden of Evil, and that fact-based story was written as fiction. A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia is fully-documented as a nonfiction page in our history. While it may have a few passages that will make the reader wince in self-recognition, I can only quote President Jimmy Carter who calls the book, “a fascinating tale of murder and deception.”

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