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Zastrozzi @ Mercer Theatre Wine & Music Festival at The Big House Honky Tonk Angels @ Macon Little Theatre

KNOW MACON: August 26 - September 8, 2010 PUBLISHER’S NOTES by BRAD EVANS

JASON ISBELL PLAYS CAPITOL BENEFIT PG 13 This week an advertiser accused me of endorsing C. Jack Ellis, then pulled his ad. This is because he saw his picture on the cover. When I asked if he’d read the article, he said no. Macon, Georgia confuses me sometimes. When I got back to the office C Jack Ellis calls me and says that our writer Van Horne wrote a real piece of “shit”. He accused us of talking only to people that were against him. My defense was that we had to show both sides of the coin. “Well you didn’t talk to anyone that was positive about me.” “We talked to you Jack.” “Well it didn’t sound positive.” “We didn’t say it was going to be positive, Jack, but the article used a lot of your own words.” “No it didn’t.” “I have the tapes if you’d like to hear them.” “I know what I said.” Macon confuses me sometimes. That’s just it. It’s just confusing to live here. Three years ago, in everybody’s head, C Jack was going to jail. Indictments were coming, he was supposedly moving to Ghana where he’d supposedly built a palace. But today, he has a real chance of running for Mayor again, and some believe he has a chance of winning. I understand Monroe County more and more every day. In some good news, as I was being bummed out about Macon, my old school buddy Lisa Love over at the Music Hall of Fame (which won’t be here in Macon for much longer, fyi) called to give me the schedule for Brown Bag Boogie. Fall will be in the air, music outside, maybe even a breeze or two. It’s one of my favorite events of the year. This year, alongside Steve Penley’s tribute to Macon Artists, we have local musicians who will be playing songs with Macon ties. Check out this line-up and put it on your calendar, it’s a luncheon concert on Friday, Sept. 10th! Jared Wright sings Emmett Miller Aaron Irons sings Elvin Bishop Bo Ponder sings Otis Redding Floco Torres raps James Brown Abby Owens and Vic Stanley sing Bonnie & Delaney Bramlett Chad Evans sings R.E.M. C. J. Warren sings Little Richard Chris Hicks Band sing Johnny Jenkins, Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie with more special guests t/b/a

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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

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Things to catch over the next two weeks Post Cards to Macon, by Maryann Bates

first friday

First Friday, September 3 is one day out of the month when downtown Macon truly comes alive. Sip, shop and stroll down First Street, Cotton, Cherry and beyond. Browse shops open late, enjoy drink and dinner specials, live music and art openings. 5-10p.m. downtown Macon. Beer & wine on the street allowed in a plastic cup only.

Art Openings:

• First Friday Alzheimer’s Benefit & art exhibit at Joycine’s. 5:30 – 9 p.m. Free. Joycine’s Gallery, 333 Cotton Ave. • Macon Arts presents “Postcards to Macon” Photographs by Maryann Bates, ceramics by Michael DeBerry. 5 - 8 p.m. FREE event with complimentary wine & beer. 478.743.6940. 486 First St. • Contemporary Arts Exchange houses over 30 local artists in a modern, loft style atmosphere, 6-10pm! The CAE is located at 590 Mulberry Street, upstairs.

Live Music:

• First Friday at the Hummingbird, Live music with Mic Harrison & the High Score also featuring a monthly First Friday barbecue from 5-8p.m.

• Celebrate the Rookery’s one year anniversary with the Royal Fireworks playing. $5 cover, music starts at 10pm. • Bottoms Up opens up all three rooms tonight for the first time! Check out the new space and rock out to Pistoltown. • A Tribute to Otis Redding at the Douglass Theatre with Arthur Bo Ponder and friends.Tickets $15.

Dinner Specials:

• Market City Cafe is open for dinner every Friday & Saturday, nightly specials. Adriana’s open for dinner 5:30-9:30, enjoy your second glass of wine for free! Live music on the patio at Luigi’s with drink and dinner specials. Dinner and beer specials at Greek Deli. $2 domestics and $3 imports from 5-7pm.

Other Activities

• USA Dance at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Free lesson then dance ‘til you drop! All skill levels welcome. 7:30 – 10 p.m. Admission $5. • Georgia Children’s Museum’s First Friday family-friendly activities. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 478.755.9539. 382 Cherry St. • Dollar Night at the Cox Capitol Theatre, Showing “Ghostbusters” 7pm


Penley Preview Party at Georgia Music Hall of Fame Thurs. Sept. 9, 7 - 9 p.m. Ribbon Cutting at 7:30 Music by world-reknowned violinist Robert McDuffie and Students from Mercer. Cost $10 for members, $25 general public.

Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline By George F. Walker Directed by Scot J. Mann Gypsies, tyrants and thieves! All are brought to dazzling life in this swashbuckling, philosophical romp through the dark side. Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline is a thrilling black comedy with a mission. The ageless debate of good versus evil, sex versus love and power versus piety are all covered at a galloping pace in this gothic spectacle of one man's search for truth. Zastrozzi is for a mature audience who doesn't mind theatre to be challenging and somewhat mind blowing. This exciting production is being brought to you by Mercer Theatre and features Mercer Theatre Director and professional Fight Director Scot J. Mann, professional actor and stunt performer Kelly Martin, Mercer Technical Director Zach Broome, Mercer Alumni Phillip Banze, and Mercer Freshman and newcomer Leah Parris. For reservations and information, call 478-301-2974, M-F 9am-3pm. Tickets are $5. Presented at the Backdoor Theatre, Mercer University August 26, 27, 31 7:00 PM August 29 2:00 PM September 1, 2, 3, 4 7:00 PM September 5 2:00 PM

To commemorate Otis Redding, one of Macon’s most famous sons, the Douglass Theatre presents “The Legacy Continues: A Tribute to Otis Redding,” on First Friday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. This live tribute will feature Arthur “Bo” Ponder and the Old Soul band as the primary act, along with legendary DJ and 2008 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee Hamp Swain who will serve as an emcee. Redding, who was born on Sept. 9, will likely receive other observances and tributes this month.Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call the Douglass box office 478-742-2000

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Falcon’s Tickets: This past week, a friend and I decided we’d drive some Falcons Fans up to the game and scalp some tickets. For forty bucks, we ended up in the lower level end zone watching Tom Brady and crew kick the crap out of us. I met two old timers who had had season ticket holders since the inaugural 1966 season. His hat was vintage, to say the least.

Live from Daryl’s House: I don’t make any apologies about being a Hall and Oates fan. So you wear stupid looking skinny jeans and like Fugazi? Blow me. Daryl Hall may be one of

the greatest soul singers of our time. It’s a shame that he can get lumped in with bad eighties artists like Rick Astley when his pipes can make a grown man cry. His web based show Live From Daryl’s House features artists like Smokey Robinson and T Bone Olk and I’ve been addicted for the better part of a week now.




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arts New Macon Co-Ed Book Club:

Fri Aug 27 This day in history: (1953) Roman Holiday

Looking for a hobby? Love to read? Want to make new friends? Possess intellectual conversation? The new macon co-ed book club is just what you are looking for. For more information please call 912227-4212.

opens, featuring Hepburn’s first starring role.

“The Hundred Dresses” at Georgia Children’s Museum. Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets $5 - $8, includes Museum admission. 478.755.9539. 370 Cherry St.

Macon Arts Gallery September 3 – 25 – “Postcards to Macon” at Macon Arts Alliance. Photographs by Maryann Bates, ceramics by Michael DeBerry. First Friday opening, Sept. 3, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 478.743.6940. 486 First St.

College Hill’s Big Screen Movie Nights at Tattnall Park. Showing The

Neverending Story. Co-presented by Macon Film Festival. Outdoor movie screenings. 8 p.m. Free. 478.301.2008.

Macon Architecture: a Story of Structures opens at the Museum of Arts &

Sciences. New exhibit featuring Macon’s architectural gems. Hands-on components teach science, technology & artistry. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. Free for students & Bibb Co. residents the last Friday of each month, 5 – 8 p.m. 478.477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Sat Aug 28 This day in history: (1917) President

Woodrow Wilson is picketed by woman suffragists who demand that he support an amendment to the Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote.

City Market on Poplar Street Green

Weekly market offers seasonal fresh and organic produce, skillfully created arts and crafts, free-style arts, baked goods, plants and herbs, handmade soaps, jewelry and more. 9am - 1pm.

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit in Concert Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation,

Inc. present Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Tron Jackson – Live In Concert. Doors Open at 8:15 p.m., Concert at 9:00 p.m. Admission: $20.

Fall for the Arts Festival at the Grand Opera House. Family friendly arts

fair with live performances & info about arts seasons and classes of multiple arts & cultural orgs. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. 478.743.6940. 651 Mulberry St.

Wed Sept 1 This day in history: (1864) Union Army

General William Tecumseh Sherman lays siege to Atlanta, Georgia.

Dinner & a Classic Movie at Cox Capitol Theatre. “I Want to Live" (1958) 6:30 pm. Call or check website for menus & films. $5 or $17.50 with dinner. 478.257.6381

Thur Sept 2 This day in history: (1969) America's first

ATM makes its public debut in New York.

Robert McDuffie Festival for Strings at Mercer University. Sept. 2, Distinguished Artists Concert. 6 p.m. Free. Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Bldg. 478.301.5751. 1400 Coleman Ave.

Fri Sept 3 This day in history: (1990) President George

Bush meets with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The theme of the meeting was cooperation between the two superpowers in dealing with the Iraqi crisis.

“Honky Tonk Angels” at Macon Little Theatre.

“Dreamgirls” meets the “Dixie Chicks”…Country music revue. Join us on a hilarious, rollicking and touching journey that celebrates the voices of women in country music. Experience Stand by

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit headline a benefit at the Cox Capitol Theatre called Weaver’s Weekend.This charitable event’s proceeds are used to promote youth sports activities in the memory of Mike Weaver, who died in 2003. Events start Friday morning with a 4-man golf scramble at Healy Point.To register email Will Argo ( Friday evening everyone is invited to a Low Country Boil at Porter Pavilion in Waterworks Park. The event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by the Mike Mason Band.Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Saturday night is the main event and doors open at 8:30p.m. with Isbell and band taking the stage at 10:15. Opening the night is Mercer college favorite’s and party band Tron Jackson.Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance on the Cox Capital Theater website; Your Man, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Delta Dawn, 9 to 5, Harper Valley PTA, I Will Always Love You and many other great songs through the voices of the three country gals who meet on a bus on their way to NashvilleWednesday – Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m. $10 - $18. September 3 – 12. 478.471.PLAY. 4220 Forsyth Rd.

The Electric Social at the SoChi Gallery. The best in electronic music featuring:

Dark Shadow, Element, and Old Flame. 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. $5 - $7. 478.238.6630. 534 Second St.

First Friday Alzheimer’s Benefit & art exhibit at Joycine’s. Ceramics by

Rheetah! Flanagan, paintings by Martha Adams Thompson. 5:30 – 9 p.m. Free. 478.743.3144. 333 Cotton Ave.

Sat Sept 4 This day in history: (2002) Kelly Clarkson, a 20-year-old cocktail waitress from Texas, wins Season One of American Idol.

Battle of the Baddest Bands

Insurrection Sound, in conjunction with Storey Communications presents the second annual Battle of the Baddest Bands at 7:00 PM, September 4th, at the Cox Capitol Theatre. This event is the grand finale of a five-week competition where the preliminary rounds were held at Wild Wing Cafe. Four of Middle Georgia's best up and coming bands will battle it out for prizes from exclusive music retail sponsor Music Masters in Byron, GA, recording time at Insurrection Sound, a live DVD of the event from Storey Communications and other prizes. Show starts at 7p.m. and tickets are $10.

Urban Hike Series: Walk and Learn in the Corridor 7pm Trees of the Corridor:

Learn how to identify common trees found in the corridor with plant ecologist Dr. Heather Bowman Cutway of Mercer University. Meet at the corner of Coleman Ave. and College St.

Mon Sept 6

This day in history: (2002) Kelly Clarkson, a 20-year-old cocktail waitress from Texas,

Vineville Neighborhood Association Wine & Music Festival

Featuring five local bands and wine tastings by Michael’s on Mulberry. 3-9p.m. at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $10 for students, $5 for kids under 6.

Wed Sept 8 This day in history: (1986) Oprah goes national.

Dinner & a Classic Movie at Cox Capitol Theatre. “The Bridges at Toko-

Ri" (1954) 6:30 pm. Call or check website for menus & films. $5 or $17.50 with dinner. 478.257.6381 3 82 Second St.

Thur Sept 9 This day in history: (1939) Audiences are

treated to surprise preview of Gone with the Wind at Fox Theatre in California. Gone with the Wind debuted in Atlanta on December 15, 1939, and became an instant hit, breaking all box office records.

Lord T & Eloise in concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre This duo

are know as Crunk artists and performers based out of Memphis, TN. The two self-proclaimed ‘intergalactic time travelers’ and ‘forebearers of the Rapocalypse” have spent the last three years touring the United States, sharing the stage with some of the industry’s most important modern performers, and bombarding the American media with their own sense of style, bravado and showmanship. “No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t hate it…as good, if not better than most of the rap I hear these days…polished, unique, and catchy as hell...funny, relevant, and original.” - THE SAN FRANSISCO BAY GUARDIAN Show presented by Adam Smith Productions. Concert starts at 9pm. Tickets are $9 in advance, $11 at the door.

Steve Penley exhibit at Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Preview Party – Sept.

9. Ribbon cutting, meet Penley, hors d’oeuvres & drinks. $10 Members, $25 general admission. Macon native artist’s portraits of Macon-related artists. Opens to public Sept. 10. Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. $3 $8. 478.751.3334. 200 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

“Harriet Tubman: A Moses to Her People” at the Tubman African American Museum. Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m. $4 - $6. 478.743.8544. 340 Walnut St.

Steve Penley exhibit at Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Macon native artist’s portraits of Macon-related artists. September 9 – July 11 Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. $3 - $8. 478.751.3334. 200 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. Joycine's Art, Attitude & Accessory Gallery Costume jewelry, art and so much more! 333 Cotton Ave. For schedule and information contact Barbara at 478-743-3144. Through Aug. 13 – “By Land, Sea or Air” at Middle Georgia Art Association. Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon – 3 p.m. Free. 478.744.9557. 2330 Ingleside Ave. “Images of Monroe” and “Fascinating Food” at Monroe Arts Alliance Gallery September 8 – 24. Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free admission. 478.994.8668. 54 N. Jackson St., Forsyth.

family “Sky Over Macon”, Fridays at 8p.m. Mark Smith

Planetarium 4182 Forsyth Rd. Weekly, live star talk explore the constellations and far away celestial objectsvisible from Middle Georgia. Admission by donation. 477-3232.

Live music for kids every First Saturday at Georgia Music Hall of Fame Every first Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., Included with museum admission, $3.50 ages 4-17. Featuring Pilar Wilder and Hayiya Dance Theatre. Through October 10 – The World of Giant Insects at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. “Buggy Saturdays.” Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. 478.477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

museum hours

The Musuem of Arts & Sciences Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Last Friday of Each Month, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Admission - Adults $8, Students 12-17 $5

The Allman Brothers Band Museum/The Big House. Call for hours. 478.741.5551. 2321 Vineville Ave.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 1pm-5pm Sun. 1-888-GA-ROCKS. $8/$3.50.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 1pm-5pm Sun. Admission $8, children 4-16 $3.50.

The Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Open TuesdaysSaturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4. Tours are on the hour with the last tour at 3 p.m. $8 adults, $4 students. Children under 6 free. Tubman African American Museum Monday-Saturday 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission $5 for adults $3 for Children 4-17. 340 Walnut Street.

Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. Free for students & Bibb Co. residents the last Friday of each month, 5 – 8 p.m. 478.477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

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Hello, Good Buy

What was the last thing you bought? Sales tips, fashion trends and hot buys in Macon. In honor of First Friday on September 3 in downtown Macon make an effort to check out some of the great sales and unique items found at the shops along First and Cotton Street. Most will be staying open late on First Friday for your browsing pleasure. I recommend Ginger Michele and Cocoon after viewing the artwork at Macon Arts and strolling down Cotton to stop in at Joycine’s, this is a treasure of vintage jewelry, fine art, and one-of-a-kind accessories and gifts.

Asylum is home to Middle Georgia’s hottest dance parties. The posh atmosphere and upscale dress code add to the big-city dance club vibe. Freakin Fridays promise no cover for the ladies and $2 wells all night!

There was a packed house and alot to be SCENE at Rivalry’s Thursday night. Top left: Employees from Taki take a break for a little karaoke. Bottom right: It’s Man in the Box and Rivalry’s karaoke host Wild Bill. These guys really bring the crowd to Northside!

Nestled on Vineville Avenue, right next to Subway, Bike Tech is holding their end of season sale thru August 28th. All road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX and comfort bikes are 10-50%. This includes their huge selection of clothing, accessories and shoes. The humidity is finally subsiding and temps will have to drop in September, and the fall season is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a little wind in your hair. Take note of the recent bike crossing signs along the College Hill Corridor for added road biking safety.

we saw you

Misty Ivey Churchwell Stylist at Signature Salon

Misty’s Outfit: A metallic, empire waist, tiered cocktail dress from H & M. A tiny, black sequined clutch and black T-strap heels w/ bronze rivet details from DSW.

06 Aug 26 - Sept 8, 2010

SCENE at the Rookery during Sunday Night’s Open Mic hosted by Savana Surprise, there is now something to do on Sunday nights in downtown Macon. The Rookery is hosting an open mic where each songwriter can play 3-4 songs (one must be an original). L-R: Justin, Dan and Tom; Lacey, Chris and Ellen in a booth enjoying the music; Host Savana with guest artist.

I don't really have one particular style. If I like it, I wear it! My list of essential items any girl should carry in her purse are: red lipstick, bare Minerals mineral veil and mints.

Misty’s favorite local store is Head over Heels Boutique (4123 Forsyth Rd). They have an awesome selection of cute and affordable shoes.



Tuesday All drinks $2 all night Wednesday $2 Wells all night Thurs College Night, free cover with ID til 12am Macon’s best DJ Shawty Slim Friday Live Music, drink specials Saturday Voted Best Dance Party




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He collects old Westerns (on reels!)

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Floco Torres’ first single from the album "Floco's Modern Life" called "Sidewalk Talk" is available for download! You can preview and download the song here by visiting

vinyl mondays $1 Wells all Day!

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"Floco's Modern Life" is set for a February/March 2011 release, so stay tuned!

I have always loved the Rookery, and now that it is non-smoking we can take our son Connor out to dinner there.


Tokyo Spa WED. SEPT 1 Team Trivia from 7-9pm LADIES NIGHT WITH atlant’s

DJ mike B 10pm. FRI. SEPT 3


Dan Zook, the forty-something saxophonist for Magnificent Bastard tells us a little about his musical tastes. Zook also created the Magnolia Street T-shirt Company, a small, local press that specializes in custom, creative designs. Enquire about their rates by calling 714-0168. Name a song you've listened to in the past 24 hours? “Newark Wilder” by Pavement. What was the first album you bought? Mac Davis Greatest Hits 1979. My mother still has a recording of me singing “One Hell of a Woman” when I was about 9. Whose band t-shirt do you wear proudly?

Trendlenberg. Because performing circus bears don't like him, and I don't get along with performing circus bears ... also because it was one of the first t-shirts that we (Magnolia Street Press) printed. Recommend a band our readers must hear now? The Long Winters (Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene) What’s your favorite local happy hour spot? The Rookery, gotta do an Irish Car Bomb! Favorite local restaurant? I really enjoy the Tic Toc Room’s Crab Cakes.

What our readers are listening to


blues legend...

Eddie Kirkland 10 Aug 26 - Sept 8, 2010

Denny Hanson, front man for Nomenclature and now entertaining the happy hour crowds at the Rookery recommends The Ronettes, “Be My Baby”

Mark McDonald is listening to Blackberry Smoke; Michael Collins is digging Macon Noise Comp; Cindy Whittington is playing Fiona Apple’s “Limp”, Rhonda Coons is listening to Rocky Votolato



Memory Trip: “Postcards to Macon” from Maryann Bates



aryann Bates unveils a new side of herself in “Postcards to Macon” the new exhibit of her photography opening in The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance on First Friday, September 3. Her byline is known by most from her decades-long career as a photojournalist here in the midstate or for her signature “Framed” portraits depicting “locals” in various states of disguise, in and around a picture frame. For this new show she’s taking us all for a memory trip. “It started on a trip to see Ryan in Hawaii.” Maryann went west to visit her eldest son a few months back. “I love the old, vintage postcards and pictures of Hawaii from the 50’s and 60’s. When I was there I was struck by the beauty and timelessness of it. I just had to shoot pictures. I came home with a couple thousand images. I liked the ones that made me giggle – that were quirky and unique.” Back in November Maryann had lost her mother and since then giggles were few and far between. In the aftermath she discovered a cache of old family photo albums and memorabilia. In it were her family’s postcards from vacations of her childhood – the same

vintage, pas“It’s like steptel hues of ping back in idyllic, sunny time to the 50’s scenes. or 60’s,” says “My Maryann of her mom had walk through saved this Weeki Wachee. scrapbook I’d “You go undermade in the ground and see fifth grade the mermaids… and in it was I felt like I was an old 10 again.” brochure for Florida was Weeki one of eleven Wachee.” states she visitMaryann ed in one year. grew up in And everyFlorida but where Maryann never made went her camthe journey to era was sure to Weeki go. “L.A., New Wachee York, Springs, the Williamsburg, Weeki Wachee Mermaid pop culture Washington, oddity turned state park just north of DC, Hawaii, Florida…” Then Ryan Tampa, Florida, that features live came home and on a jaunt to Atlanta Mermaid shows in a retro-fabulous they decided to look for “roadside oddiamusement park style setting. ties” like the one’s she’d seen in other The old brochure reignited a lifestates. A theme began to emerge, a long desire to go there and do that so theme new to the accomplished lens she and her husband, Larry, and jockey. youngest son, Logan, packed up and “Not many people have seen this headed south. stuff,” she says. The collection will be

featured in this new exhibit she calls “Postcards to Macon.” You can see the images for the first time and meet Maryann at the free Opening Reception at the First Street gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on First Friday this Labor Day weekend. One piece featuring an otherworldly Weeki Wachee mermaid made its debut in the Taste of the Arts silent auction August 21. The iconic American pop image elicited the same kind of response in many who saw it. “I can’t tell you how many people told me their childhood stories of traveling with their families. It was really incredible.“ These new images remind Maryann of her own family, particularly of her mom. “I’ve thought about her a lot. I think she’d have loved to see this. She would think it’s cool.” “None of these pictures is going to change the world,” Maryann muses. “I just hope it makes people smile or laugh and opens their eyes to the beauty and quirkiness all around us.” What: Photography Exhibit by Maryann Bates Where: Macon Arts Alliance Gallery When: First Friday, September 3 Cost: Free and open to the public

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DJ Shawty Slim Bottoms Up

Drag Queen Bingo The Hummingbird Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe

Open Mic with Savana The Rookery, 7pm

SAT 9/4

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DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub

SUN 8/29

Nathan Garrett 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

TUES 8/31

B Keith Williams The Shamrock

FRI 8/27

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Matt & Lewis Billy’s Clubhouse

John & Dan Cheers Bar & Grill

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Soulshine Bottoms Up

Megan North Mellow Mushroom

Homeless Hills Rivalry’s Sports Bar DJ Old Flame The Rookery TBA The Shamrock

A2Z Band Wild Wing Cafe

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Mouse Fire, BabyBaby, Space Ghose, Geri X 567 Center for Renewal, $8 DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub

Jason Isbell & 400 Unit Cox Capitol Theatre Kylie Devron Dolce Vita, 8pm

Planet Retro Billy’s Clubhouse

Tokyo Spa The Hummingbird

Citizen Insane Mellow Mushroom

Mike Brookshire The Shamrock DJ Old Flame The Rookery Radio Cult Wild Wing Cafe

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Chris Hicks & Friends Backporch Lounge

Open Mic w/ Matt Rivalry’s on Northside

THUR 9/2

DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub DJ Slim Bottoms Up

Randy Wesson & Co. Locos Bar & Grill Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 9/3

Big Mike & Booty Papas 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

Ocean is Theory, Robbers, The Key, Stribling, Efren 567 Center for Renewal, $7 Matt Moncrief Billy’s Clubhouse

Phoenix Falling & Pistoltown Bottoms Up Bloodkin The Hummingbird

TBA Mellow Mushroom

TBA Rivalry’s Sports Bar

Royal Fireworks The Rookery, 10pm Galen Crader The Shamrock Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe

Second Thief, Aneirin, Of Legions 567 Center for Renewal, 7pm, $7

TBA Billy’s Clubhouse Kylie Devron Dolce Vita, 8pm

Eddie Kirkland The Hummingbird

TBA Mellow Mushroom

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TUES 9/7

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Planet Retro Cheers Bar & Grill

THUR 9/9

Lord T & Eloise Cox Capitol Theatre

FRI 9/10

Jason Hobbs Billy’s Clubhouse

A Tribute to Macon: 13th Annual Brown Bag Boogie GA Music Hall of Fame, free outdoor concert, 12-1pm



Happy hour til 7pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub

The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Lt bottles, $4.50 well doubles, and 2 for 1 Jager.


$1.50 Domestics, $5 Domestic Pitchers Locos

Vinyl Mondays at the Bird. Bring your records & enjoy $1 wells. Happy Hour M-F, $3 Ritas, $3 wells and $1 Drafts El Azteca 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar $1 Wells all night, The Bird Happy Hour open to close Rivalry’s Sports Bar

Free Red Bull mixers, only at Wild Wing Cafe

Service Industry Night 6PM-Close: 2 for $10 Jager Bombs; $3 House Margaritas; $3 3 Olives Vodka; $2 select Pints Macon Mellow


2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar

3 for $9 shot specials, Jell-O Shooters, Savaged Angels dancing bartdenders and more Club Envy

Gals, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s Beer pong: $2 pitchers for teams, $1.50 wine for ladies, $3 wells, $3 Ritas Macon Mellow 2 for 1 Jager Bombs, $4 Irish Car Bombs Wild Wing $4 Jager Bombs! Locos


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$2 pints of Mellow Blonde, $2.25 PBR Tall Boys Mellow Macon 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar

Trivia: $1.50 PBR Pints, $4.50 Pitchers, $2 Blue Moon & Yuengling Macon Mellow

The Rookery 11-1am: $2 BL bottles, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager.

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The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Light, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager.

2 fer Tuesday: 5-10p, featuring $2 Domestic drafts Wild Wing

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$1.50 Dom Draft beers, $3 Bloody Marys, Tara’s Tavern


Taco Rita Nite: $2 Tacos, $3 Margaritas, $4 Skinny Margaritas Wild Wing Cafe

Macon’s Hottest Trivia, $3 Ritas & $3 Big Drafts, El Azteca

Everyday, Miller Lite buckets just $12! Wild Wing

2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar

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Nascar, drink specials, 20’s Pub $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow

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$3 bloody marys & Margaritas, live acoustic on patio, 6:30-9:30pm Wild Wing Cafe

Ladies night, free wells for the gals The Hummingbird

Free Darts, Tara’s Tavern

2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar

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The 3rd Annual Weaver’s Weekend concert event is scheduled for this Saturday, August 28 at the Cox Capitol Theater in downtown Macon. The opening act will be Tron Jackson, with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit headlining the event. Tickets are $20 and doors will open at 8:30. Tickets can be purchased on the Cox Capital Theater website at, or at the door on Saturday. Proceeds will go towards the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, a tax-exempt charity focused on promoting youth sports in middle Georgia. For event details please visit,

With opening band Phoenix Falling and the grand opening of Bottoms Up third room. This place is huge! Strapping up in December of 2004, this three-piece pop/rock band, better known as “Pistoltown” has done nothing but try to forge ahead in today’s “clone” world of skinny jeans and bleached hair. Never trying to fit in, these boys rely solely on their infatuating music, electrifying live shows, and incessant schedule. The Atlanta trio plays rock/ pop-punk and is making a name for themselves across the southeast.

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Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe Wednesday nights, 7:30pm at Billy’s Clubhouse

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Sunday Poker League 2:30,Tuesdays at 7pm, Rivalry’s Nightly Poker 8p, BJ Billiards

Thur & Sun 7pm, Billy’s Clubhouse

Bloodkin @ The Hummingbird


Matt & Lewis @ Billy’s Clubhouse “Pure unabashed rock with the stripped down splendor of the original MTV Unplugged series."

Soulshine @ Bottoms Up

Stan the Drummer Man is perhaps best known as Tony Tyler’s dad these days, but this dude is not afraid to rock. Soulshine does tons of Allman Brothers Band covers and they do them well.

Homeless Hills @ Rivalrys

With Darin's powerful vocals and killer guitar riffs, Adam's rock solid bass playing and Danny's hard hitting drumming the Homeless Hill sound is unique and addictive, not bad for a couple of guys out of Warner Robins that wanted to play a little alt/rock . They have taken the middle Georgia music scene and made it there own with there high energy performances.

A2Z Band @ Wild Wing Café

These guys do it all, hence their name, and they probably do it better than any other cover band in Macon. A2Z really brings out the folks who are looking to have a good time.


BabyBaby @ 567 Center for Renewal with Space Ghose, Geri X and Mouse Fire

There comes a time in every bands life when they must ask their selves “what are we doing?” Yeah we know life gets rough but, it’s the music that makes you want to forget about that sorry stuff. They are playing music!! Music that makes us dance, makes us sing, makes us want to keep playing songs for you with every entangled organ we own. We’ve heard the sad stuff and that just isn’t going to do.

Citizen Insane @ the Mellow Mushroom

Truly ask yourself, look deep inside you and search for the answer… when was the last time you got your face painted? When was the last time you danced to some fun rock, baby? Tomorrow the light bill is due but tonight, without a doubt, we dance.

Jason Isbell & 400 Unit @ Cox Capitol Theatre Southern rock is a

minefield of rebel flags, drinking songs, and dudes yelling "Free Bird!" With Drive-By Truckers, singer-guitarist Jason Isbell learned to embrace some of those clichés; on his gritty, vibrant second solo album, he begins to transcend them.

Planet Retro @ Billy’s Clubhouse

Members of Cold Feat inhabit this 80’s party band playing all your favorites from the Breakfast club era.

Tokyo Spa @ The Hummingbird

TOKYO SPA(the band) is a mix of seasoned musicians playing an eclectic mix of rock cover songs covering the 70s, 80s, 90s and NOW. Everything from Peter Gabriel to 311, Billy Idol to U2, Pink Floyd to The White Stripes!!

Citizen Insane @ Mellow Mushroom Citizen Insane is a three

piece avant-rock outfit from the outskirts of Macon. In a world with far too many rock bands doing little more than attempting to recapture the music they grew up on, Citizen Insane is truely unique. It's all there, everything from the chaotic freedom heard via bands like Sonic Youth and The Velvet Underground, to the raw intensity of The Stooges and Black Flag. Yep, it's chaotic, free, raw, and intense.


Open Mic with Savana @ The Rookery, 7pm This open mic is quickly becoming a hotspot for Macon’s young

Homeless Hill @ Rivalry’s

songwriting sect. We’ve heard a gauntlet was thrown down last week by Justin Cutway for musicians who take part in this night to write a new song every week. Get down there and see for yourself what is happening in Macon.


Ocean is Theory @ 567 Center with Robbers, The Key, Stribling, Efren

Hailing from Atlanta, Ocean Is Theory blend hard hitting guitars with airy overtones and a solid drum and bass section that holds it all together. Having shared the stage with bands such as The Gym Class Heroes, As Cities Burn and Versa Emerge, Ocean Is Theory’s live show is unforgettable and has caught the attention of fans all over the southern US.

Phoenix Falling & Pistoltown @ Bottoms Up

See above, a guaranteed good time.

Bloodkin @ The Hummingbird

Bloodkin’s 20-year history has been a roller coaster of the good, the bad, and the ugly. But through it all, their music remains a genuine article of southern gothic narrative wrapped in the cloak of powerful and raw guitar-driven rock & roll music. With 8 albums of material to their credit Bloodkin is an undeniably important, although generally under-recognized, part of the contemporary southern musical landscape.

Royal Fireworks @ The Rookery

Behind Brent Evans guitar and searing vocals, Royal Fireworks have become the most talked about band in Macon lately. Overprepared, anxious and right on time, these guys will be helping the Rookery celebrate their one year anniversary of it’s renewal on Cherry Street.


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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.

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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

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Satterfield’s Serving hickory smoked meats, seafood, vegetables, daily specials and salads. L • $ 120 New Street, 742.0352

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.


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. 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 • $-$$


Greek Corner Deli Serving delicious lamb gyros, monster greek salads, subs and specialty sandwiches 7 days a week. One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059.

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


Killian’s Coffeehouse Serving patries, coffees and smoothies for breakfast and lunch. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend. BL • $ 490 Cherry Street, 492-1771.

WHAT THEY THINK A conversation with some of Macon’s

Hipsters about the local scene



Clark Bush, Macon GA 24 Years Old “My subway Sandwhich artist thinks I look like Jesus.” Night Job: Sound Engineer at Wild Wing Café. As promoter at Golden Bough Bookstore, Clark has booked close to a hundred shows over the last year, which have become the heart of the burgeroning Macon Music Scene. He’s also the co-editor of the new Macon Fanzine, Macon Noise. Associated with Nomenclature, Truffelina, City Council, and the Georgia House Band. Shawn Williamson, Macon GA 28 Years Old “I’m all about putting “Fuck” in the paper. Day Job: Ingleside Village Pizza. CoEditor of Macon Noise and he helped put together the Compilation album. Associated with Citizen Insane, Truffelina, Trendlenberg, Mother Cunt Lacy “Bad Ass” Hortman, Macon GA 26 Years Old Day Job: X Ray Tech Associated with Mother Cunt and Citizen Insane

Chris Nylund, South Jersey Day Job: Retired English Teacher, Assistant Curator and Educator at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Freelance writer for 11th Hour (see Elko Boggin is Redneck Heaven) Associated with Magnificent Bastard, Royal Fireworks, Trendlenberg Orchestra, Citizen Insane Ellen Banas, Chicago, IL (And no, she is not a Cubs fan) 28 Years Old “I Despise Musicians” Day Job: Retired Art Teacher, Currently Admin Assistant at Mercer & starving artist Associated with Magtard via her long time beau Chris (see above). And Luke Goddard (not pictured) founder of




was over a year ago, when we featured Denny Hanson on the cover of the 11th Hour, holding a single finger over his mouth. He was heralded, behind him his band Nomenclature, as making something happen here. I told Chris Horne the story about recording him when he was 16 years old and how he came in and played every instrument on his track and blew us all away. He was the pied piper, but he was moving to Portland, and Chris wondered in a column that next issue if the burgeoning music scene might leave with him. Turns out, it didn’t’. Denny’s back now, living a little more in his own world, beating on the piano down at the Rookery, and playing some alongside old school indie rocker Chad Evans, but the scene he helped foster may be stronger than ever. It’s been written about in the Telegraph, surface scratching as ever, and some of the folks who play in the bands that compromise this movement have now started their own fanzine “Macon Noise,” an unfortunate pun, but one that says it all. I’ve struggled all year with how to approach this story. Obviously, the 11th Hour has been a part of any and just about every movement that has happened here since we arrived, and we will continue to be. But this particular movement got a life of it’s own without much help from us. It lives outside the world of our advertisers, which we serve without apology. And some of the more experiemental music that takes place doesn’t resonate with me personally. I’m old, headed over the hill, and while I understand the importance of creating art, anything I create is completely fueled by fear, guilt and by anxiety. This movement seemed fueled more by playful arrogance, and the love of raw noise. I’d feel much more comfortable talking about music with Otis Redding than these kids. There was no post-apocalyptic punk grind-core whatever movement where I grew up. Most of the things I wrote I buried in a cotton field so no one would think I was a pansy. Being an artist in Vienna, GA isn’t an option, unless you’re an in the closet interior designer that decorates the Christmas tree down at the Bank of Dooly come December. I’ve asked several of the members of this movement to cover this scene for us, to no avail. Deadlines and artists rarely go together. So it was going to have to be me, the big country boy, to write about this little scene being born here. I decided to do it the easy way. I decided to let them talk about whatever they wanted. BY BRAD EVANS / PHOTOS ROBIN COOK (+cover photo)

Brad: Tell me about the scene as you remember say 10 years ago? Shawn: Some of us were really young back then. Brad: Some of you are still really young. But really, what was the first live music venue you remember here in Macon. Shawn: I remember 550 Blues. Clark: I remember 550 Blues. Well, Nomenclature started in 2007. Shawn. 550 Blues’ second show was Nomenclature’s first show in Macon. Chris: So Yeah, I think Nomenclature, Citizen Insane, and Magtard played 550 Blues, didn’t we? So none of you would remember when I first got here, and the only place to see live music in Macon was a place called Riverfront Blues, which was in the location of 550 Blues. Jessie: Oh yeah, I think I remember that now. I remember hearing that the owner got busted or something like that. Sean: For us, I mean we were ready to get the fuck out of Macon. Really get out of here. And some friends of ours asked us to come and see their band play at Back Porch Lounge. So we went out there and they were doing all this noise stuff. No songs, no words, just random noise. So who was this band. Sean: Ghost Train, Oh No They Didn’t.... Jessie: And they were just doing things we liked. Sean: And then we met Nomenclature and were just like, “Wow”, let’s stay here and see if we can make something happen. Did you have something specific in mind, or were you just waiting to see what happened? Sean: Nothing specific at first, and then we just decided to try and make our own thing happen since nothing was happening. But when you say nothing was happening what do you mean? Sean: I mean nothing was happening for US. Brad: I see. I guess I’m just trying to relate, having been here or at least on one scene or another a bit

longer than you, my version of nothing happening was Big Mike and the Booty Papas every weekend at Riverfront and maybe some Soulshine back when the Rookery was painted bright blue. Once the Hummingbird opened, the Capitol opened, it at least felt like things were getting better. Sean: Yeah, I see what you mean. But still it wasn’t anything specific to what we like. Explain “Noise” to those who might not know what you are talking about. Clark: I guess it boils down to static, distortion, abrasive textures, and using unexpected or harsh layers of tone to create musical movements. Making noise, Macon noise, that’s what we are doing in a sense with the Fanzine, we are screaming out loud "hey this music scene is happening whether you like it or not, and you arent stopping us!" Chris: All of my punk rock heroes had fanzines and now, thanks to Macon Noise, we do too. Clark: For the most part, our scene is not comprised of noise artists or experimental acts, but once every month or so we are treated with a touring band usually from up north that lays down some amazing stuff that not many people in Macon are aware of. We do have a few acts in Macon experimenting with "noise" and diving into "avant garde".Open Star Clusters (Philadelphia) who played at our Harvest Tribute show, we had to put them on the backporch of the Hummingbird just cause we knew it was going to piss people off and freak them out, but for a large crowd that we brought, it was amazing and one of the best acts we’ve seen in town, creatively that is. They were a strait up noise/thrash/spaz core band with circuit bent toys, modulated distorted guitars, crazy odd rhythms, timings, and just chaotic arrangements of music. I had never been exposed to such a thing and literally didnt know what to think, other than Holy Shit....this is crazy... I guess it has seemed that the Bird and The Capitol has been a great thing. But I’m not sure if these venues have helped your scene. Jessie: I feel like if the Capitol Theatre would drop their drink prices they’d do a lot better. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE...



“Kids today have no use for the past...” - SEAN


Brad: I think the Capitol is rethinking their whole business plan right now. I end up buying more drinks and food at the Greek Deli when I go to something at the Capitol. Jessie: Me too. Sean: But what we are doing, we’re not really interested in money or anything like that. We don’t work in that world. So that doesn’t have anything to do with us. The Capitol is trying to get off the ground and they need to make money to get off the ground, I understand that. Brad: Agreed, it probably costs more to cut the AC on at the Capitol than it does to pay for my house. It needs a lot more people than can fill up the Golden Bough to keep those doors open. If you open the doors and don’t have a few hundred people in there, it almost isn’t worth it. Sean: I don’t know what the answer is. We tried to do a little of it all. We tried playing The Bird, tried playing this theatre and that theatre, and none of it worked. So instead we just started doing what works for us, and we just don’t worry about the rest of it. Is the Capitol Theatre worth saving, since like Sean said, it’s not in your realm? Sean: Well the Capitol may be more in our realm. It’s not like they are genre specific. If you can bring X number of people in and pay X dollars then you can play there. It’s just a venue. You don’t have Karaoke Mondays or Drag Queen Wednesdays or whatever. They are just a venue. And certainly they are worth saving. Jessie: They fill a really important gap in Macon. What about the Hummingbird? Sean: I don’t feel that way about the Hummingbird. They like what they like and that’s all they book. They didn’t have the respect to let Truffelina finish their set and that was that. I’m not saying that’s bad. They do what they do. And I admit, Truffelina went up there and was “noisy” as fuck. And I understand if he doesn’t like it, it’s his stage. But if you book someone you should let them finish their set. Chris: I could understand it if they were running people out, but they had a cool crowd in there. Clark: We scared the Billy Joe Shaver fans out. That’s what happened. Chris: Okay say so the band is up there sucking ass, and running your audience off or whatever. But when Truffelina played they brought a crowd. More importantly, the frat boys and sorority girls are going to pay 5 bucks and go play corn hole anyway. Lacy: I’ll be honest. The Capitol has always treated us well. Chris: But let’s be real. Nobody in Macon wants to pay more than five dollars to see a show. Just like the last thing they did there with the Roly Bots and the Royal Fireworks. It was seven bucks and as a result not as many people came. Sean: So for us, even if we wanted to do more shows at the Capitol. We just don’t have the money to rent it out.

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The 567 might be the answer to all of this. Sean: I would agree to you. Lacy: Would they let Mother Cunt play? Brad: Keith is a great friend, and yes, he’s a preacher. Knowing him I doubt he’d take much stock in the name of your band. Yeah, I think you could play there. Sean: I’m telling you, those hardcore shows know how to build a scene. Clark: With the Golden Bough, I’ve had to book a bunch of stuff that I don’t like, that I don’t give a shit about, because I thought it would better the community to expose people to it. I think if people could take that example, and build upon it, they would all do better. Jessie: People forget that Macon is a big city. It has a lot of people in it and they don’t all like the same shit. Why not try something different? Lacy: When I go to the Golden Bough these days, I don’t know a soul there, and I used to know everyone. And that really says something great. Brad: When I go I feel like I’m going to break the store. Sean: Or an Indie Kid? I bumped into this Sonic Youth fan and his shoulder broke off. Brad: Exactly. But it’s so important what Clark has done there. No doubt. It’s very intimate. It’s probably the only place in Macon you can go where the fans are always listening. I’m old, and I don’t really fit there, but whatever. I do realize that it’s probably the most important venue in Macon. Ellen: You know, I’ve been around programs in Atlanta that were very successful in bringing arts to their community. I’d be really interested in doing something similar here. When I came to Macon it was about the time a lot of the art programs were being cut from public schools, I couldn’t even find a job. I landed at Mercer, eventually, but it’s important for me to find art in my community. I love helping the community realize that art plays a very important part in life. Brad: There is certainly no cheaper or better way to make your town better than having cool things going on there. The times I enjoy living downtown are the times when things are going on. No matter what they are. Ft. Hawkins Car show, Cherry Blossom, Bragg Jam, whatever. Those are the times when it feels like a real city. Sean: I tell you, this year’s Bragg Jam schedule, I’m 28 years old and still felt too young to connect with. Luke: This year's Bragg Jam 2010, to me, lacked in its effort to reach across the board. My website,, was a sponsor at one of the local bars called "Bottoms Up," and I'm very appreciative of Bragg Jam giving The Blue Indian the opportunity to have its own stage. But, I personally feel the festival could have been so much better. For the future, I think those in charge of Bragg Jam would do well in booking bands that are more popular for those in their teens and twenties. There's a large group of kids who would've bought passes for Bragg Jam had it been more sensitive to their interests. The 567 hosted the best

performing band-- The Rocketboys from Austin, TX. I think it's just important to reach all ages. Chris: Yeah, it was like Cherry Blossom for 35 year olds. Brad: You know, I’ve been involved with Bragg Jam for a very long time. And it’s become a very profitable, welloiled machine. I think in the beginning, we set out to book some bands that people hadn’t seen here, and pair them with bands that we knew would get people out, in Macon. Let’s be honest, Bragg Jam can’t survive on the indie music kids. We have to have that North Macon contigent as well. Chris: Will they ever run out of reunion bands. Ellen: I think there are enough people here now, who have connections with bands from Atlanta, and Athens, and there is plenty of space for Bragg Jam to be more of a regional festival and still keep it’s local feel as well. Chris: You know Clark books bands from all over the U.S. You don’t need 15 fucking cover bands to play a festival. What do you like about living here in Macon. What keeps you here. Ellen: It’s cheap. Perfect for artists. Chris: It’s also a very easy place to be an outsider. There are a lot of us here. A lot of transplants, especially downtown. Our scene here has become very supportive. We have a really good network. Brad: What about the preserverence of this scene? I’d say the people in this room, and the people I’m going to talk to later like Luke Goddard, Justin Cutway etc. are certainly at the heart of what is happening locally. I look at you, and you are all very young and enthusiastic. An older person can’t help but think about what they were like at that age. For me, I was in San Francisco in between my tent and a meditation camp. I thought that I had it figured out. But I come from a dirt poor family. So as I got older, I had two choices. I had to stay in that tent, or start figuring out how to pay rent somewhere. Ten more years went by before I started the 11th Hour, with no money in my pocket, and barley enough to cover print-

ing. I guess, what I’m saying is that everyone realizes they aren’t Peter Pan. That they grow old. Everyone, eventually, finds their assembly line, their place at the wheel. When you look behind you, do you see people younger than you, that when you do leave this behind or make it or do something else or whatever, do you see the scene moving on. Sean: Absolutely. Lacy: I see what you are saying. And it is scary to think about that. But even Clark is much younger than we are. He’s into things that I wouldn’t dare listen to and vice versa. When I go to the Golden Bough, some of the kids call the music I like Classic Rock, which makes me want to cry. But at the same time, I enjoy teaching these kids about the background of what they like, and usually they embrace it. That’s what it’s about. Keep embracing good stuff. Sean: Also things are just so readily available today. Kids today have no use for the past. They just see a band on the internet, and are like Wow. Brad: Yeah, our attention spans have gotten much shorter. Sean: Exactly. And even us. I think I’m probably part of the older generation. Clark’s a part of a younger group coming up, and there are plenty of people younger than him. I remember first meeting him and he didn’t know who Fugazi was. I pumped that shit to him for a year before he got it. He was like “this is amazing” and I said. “yes it is.” Lacy: Six months ago, I don’t know if I thought the scene could sustain itself beyond our core group. I don’t feel that way anymore. Sean: Yeah, I agree, six month ago, or around the time of the Allman Brothers show, I was just fed up. You go through those phases you know. But I just remember The Hummingbird being the only place to go to see live music. You go here and see an Allman Brothers rip off band, you go to another place and see another Allman Brothers rip off band. I was just sick of that shit. That was 30 years ago. And it was great. But it was 30 years ago. Let’s move on. Brad: I couldn’t agree more.


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he melee started innocently enough, with a one-word post as my Facebook status: “Overturned!” I was referring to the recent judicial decision to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in that state. As a big believer in the idea that Americans shouldn’t be allowed to discriminate against other Americans no matter who has the majority vote, I was happy to see this bit of news. Not all of my Facebook friends were delighted, however. They made this very clear. Here I shall lapse into the passive voice to describe the brouhaha — opinions were shared. Strenuously. Opinions about Prop 8, about checks and balances, about other opinions, about other opinionators, and eventually, about me as the “host” of all this opinionating. It got ugly, and then it got uglier, and then I pulled the plug on it. But not before I had the chance to see fullfrontal American “debate” in action. And this is what I’ve decided — Americans have lost the art of civil dis-

course, especially concerning controversial topics (by which I mean topics where people might reasonably disagree) because nobody knows how to be friends anymore. Facebook. MySpace. Twitter. These are our communities now, and in these virtual enclaves, we seem to be surrounded by friends. But it’s an illusion — we’re really surrounded by soundbites of our friends, little snippets of personality that when assembled together may feel like a circle of friends, but which isn‘t. A Facebook profile is called a “wall” with good reason — it’s like an expanse of electronic brick that belongs to a benevolent slumlord who doesn’t really mind if you and your pals scribble graffiti on it. Friends, family, co-workers, high school classmates all mingle together on “pages” that give you the impression that you are the nucleus of a coherent whole. It’s an egotistical assumption. But it’s a very seductive one too. No one needs to be lonely when there’s a ready made audience at the touch of a button, waiting to hear all about what you had for lunch or how crazy it was at Wal-Mart.

With real friends, not virtual illusions of friends on MySpace or Facebook

I’m guilty of such updates. They’re satisfying in a potato-chip kind of way. But what I’m hungry for is substantive conversation. Not debate — I’ve had enough debate, which is a form of discourse designed for talking, not listening. Debate is conversation mutated into competitive blood sport, like fencing with serrated steak knives, and despite its hotblooded nature, it’s cold in the middle. I want conversation, which is more than just two people taking turns talking; conversation is exchanging stories. Deresiewicz describes it as a mutual intimacy which requires sensitivity, patience, devotion, skill and subtlety. True conversation must have both empathy and conscious engagement, abilities that modern Americans are losing as fast as they’re losing critical thinking and basic math skills. I don’t single out Facebook for the blame. I also blame Fox News, and MSNBC, and all the niche demographics. I blame the modern American ideal, which encourages people to surround themselves with a cocoon of agreeable ideas and like-minded yes-pals. In this way of thinking, you build a castle of

your own convictions and wall yourself up in there, president-for-life of a smug little kingdom of rightness. This is why when we do disagree, it feels like war, like something huge is at stake. This is why we spit and seethe and throw insults around — because it feels like we’re losing ourselves when really all that’s crumbling is our self-righteous certainty. The American media machine, which is supported by the American consumerism machine, encourages this. It has a solution. Buy stuff with labels. That way you’ll always have an identity right in your closet or garage or kitchen drawer. I have a better solution — make friends. Not just buddies either, real friends who challenge you intellectually and morally and ethically, who aren’t afraid to argue with you but who would never disrespect you. Friends who don’t make friendship contingent upon “getting along” but who cherish you even in conflict. Friends who ask questions because they want to know the answers. Face-to-face friends.

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Dear Congressmen, I am writing this open letter to you in hopes that you all will put aside partisan politics and take action to extend the tax cuts put in place by former President Bush. Inaction on your part will result in a mammoth tax increase on the American people that an already strained economy just can't stand. Let's look at some specifics: 1. Any private individual who collect dividends today gets 85 cents of every dollar. If these tax hikes are allowed to happen in 2011, that same dividend dollar will decrease to a little over 61 cents on the dollar and by 2013 because of the new Medicare tax it will further decrease to 58 cents. Wow! Maybe I'll sell all my stock if that happens. Holy crap Batman! If I sell my stock, see number 2. 2. I have to pay fifteen cents for every dollar of capital gains on my stock, if I were to sell today. If the tax hike goes through, I'll have to pay twenty cents in 2011 and 24 cents by 2013! Yeah...Let's stimulate the economy by taxing the overtaxed some more. That should work!

3. Since I can't collect dividends without paying half to Uncle Sam, and can't sell my stock and I can't sell my house or anything else of value without taking a hit, I guess I won't save any of my money by investing in sound companies on the stock exchange or in my savings account. I'll stuff the cash in coffee cans in my back yard. (My 17 year old Basset Hound Chester still patrols my backyard, so don't get any ideas. He's almost blind and can't hear, but if he get's a hold of you, he might gum you to death!) 4. Unemployment will probably go up even more. Small business, who are still the backbone of the United States economy, will most likely have to let go more people because of the higher taxes they'll have to incur. The Heritage Foundation has estimated that 270,000 more jobs will be lost in 2011 and by 2018 the total will climb to 413,000. In the Great Depression, "Hoovervilles", shanties of homeless people, sprung up across America. Will Obamaburgs be the latest fad beginning in January, 2011? 5. I might not need to worry about those dividends, however. If the tax increase occurs, I'm sure many of the companies will

either do away with my dividends or severely decrease them. Look at history: In 2003 when the Bush Tax Cut went into effect, dividends from the top 500 S & P companies rose from $146 billion dollars to $172 billion. I'm no rocket scientist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. If the companies increased dividends when they got a tax DECREASE, they will decrease them if they get a tax INCREASE. Make sense? Simple concept isn't it? 6. Don't count on getting the senior citizen vote if you don't try to extend these tax cuts. Everyone knows that senior citizens get paid a lot of dividends in their retirement years. Do you think they'll be happy campers if they end up living in a camper down by the river? (I miss Chris Farley.)

Tax cuts historically have helped an ailing economy. In a 1996 report by a Congressional committee called the Joint Economic Committee, it was found that "The Reagan tax cuts (of the 80's), like similar measures enacted in the 1920s and 1960s, showed that reducing excessive tax rates stimulates growth, reduces tax avoidance, and can increase the amount and share

of tax payments generated by the rich. High top tax rates can induce counterproductive behavior and suppress revenues, factors that are usually missed or understated in government static revenue analysis." The same thing goes 14 years later. Give people more of their money and the economy grows. Let business people keep more of their money and investments in their companies will grow, thus creating more jobs. Democrat William Jennings Bryan once said, "There are those who believe that, if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests up on them." It didn't work then. It won't work now. And by the way, William Jennings Bryan lost four Presidential elections. Congressmen, please learn from his example. Respectfully Submitted, Bill Knowles

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policy could have seen a premium increase from $465 to $1,631 per month. Obviously, this was a problem, which was complicated by the fact that we had to have a budget passed by July 1 – and the mayor’s budget figures were based on the new insurance plan. One thing that became clear during budget hearings is that we need take bids for a new provider. Coventry has been administering the city’s plan since 2005, and five years is an eternity to go without seeing what else is available in the marketplace. At the beginning of July, I sponsored legislation to require the city to take bids for a new insurance provider. The bidding process should begin soon, and I expect that the end result will be a good plan at a much better price than what we are currently paying. However, that process is likely to take months from beginning to end, so changes are going to be necessary before we pick a new company to run the city’s insurance plan. For the past several weeks, members of the City Council and the mayor’s staff have been working to come up with a new proposal that will control costs in a way that

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he budget process concluded in June with one significant piece of unfinished business: redesigning the city’s health insurance plan. As part of the budget, the administration came forward with a proposal to make major changes to the way the city provides health care coverage to employees and retirees. For years, increases in health-care costs have outstripped inflation, and this has affected the city, just as it has affected businesses all over the country. With the city’s health care expenditures expected to be more than $12.8 million this year (in a total budget of $106 million), obviously expenses in this area are a major concern. The mayor certainly deserves credit for attempting to rein in costs, but there were a number of problems with his proposal, most notably enormous premium increases for some retirees. For instance, a retiree with one dependent on his or her

is fairer to active employees and retirees. Nothing has been decided, but the new plan is likely to contain the following elements: There will be premium increases. Health care costs have gone up far too much to avoid increases altogether. • Deductibles are likely to increase. The $250 deductible is increasingly rare and is not likely to remain part of the city’s plan. • The city will probably stop subsidizing coverage for those who can obtain it elsewhere. This means that employees’ spouses who have coverage available from their own employers will not be part of the city’s plan. Likewise, Medicare-eligible retirees will be moved to the Medicare system. However, the city’s plan should remain available to Medicare-eligible Perfect fordependents Your at cost as retirees and their Tailgate Party! secondary coverage. • For the purposes of calculating premiums, active employees and retirees will be placed in a single pool, rather than two separate pools. Making these changes will not be painless, but I am convinced that we will be able to control costs in such a way that city employees and retirees get a fair deal. Before concluding, I would like to note my Ward III colleague Alveno Ross’ decision to resign effective Aug. 6 in order to take a job in Augusta. It has been has been a privilege to sit next to him on the horseshoe. He has one of the sharpest minds on the council and a keen wit. His IN isDOWNTOWN departure a real loss for the city.

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Tron Gets Reboot with New Film, Soundtrack

Tron: Legacy, the new Tron remakeslashsequel, may not be on the way to theaters until this upcoming December, but Tron: Legacy the soundtrack will beat it to stores this fall. Penned by none other than legendary electropioneers Daft Punk, the soundtrack for the film will feature Daft Punk music exclusively, and is available for pre-order on Amazon, although the album itself won’t be available until November 23rd (with the movie’s release date being December 17th in both standard theaters and 3D IMAX).. Psychedelic Canadian rockers Black Mountain have wrapped work on their latest album, which was recorded in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and will spend the rest of their summer touring North America and Europe, including stops on both coasts, in Los Angeles (8/26) and Brooklyn NY (8/30). The album itself, Wilderness Heart, will be instores on September 14th, with an as-yetunspecified single heading to radio this week... Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival is just around the corner (September 4th- 6th). Headliners this year include singer/songwriter Bob Dylan as well as Weezer and hip-hopster Mary J. Blige; additional performers include The Decemberists, The English Beat, Ra Ra Riot, Billy Bragg, and Balkan Beat Box. Get all the details and tix info at

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Gov’t Mule have just released an archival 3-disc live recording that they’ve dubbed Mulennium... And the Black Eyed Peas have reportedly been collaborating with none other than Avatar director James Cameron to put together a Black Eyed Peas concert film - This one will be a documentary- style movie about the Peas’ world tour, on stage and backstage, and is also set to be presented in 3Dl... Queens of the Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures musician Alain Johannes is stepping away from his many, many band projects to focus on his own solo album, Spark, which is set for release on August 31st... Slash has kicked off yet another round of touring in support of his own self-titled solo album, which will now keep the guitarist on the road until early October... Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will be taking their classic Staxstyled soul on tour this fall, including live shows in Memphis (9/18), Dallas (9/23), and Denver CO (9/28)...


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WOW! Is all I can say when I looked at the top hip hop earners according to Forbes. But are we surprised? Jay Z is at the top of that list followed by Lil Wayne, Diddy, Drake and others. On top of being great businessmen they have similar characteristecs that we can all learn from. One,knowing your self value. I have always struggled with knowing how much to charge or when to say no when it comes to my talent. It’s difficult because I love what I do and did it for free for so long that once I got successful I couldn’t effectively put the price tag on it. It’s hard to walk away from some deals. You never know how that deal could effect your career. The big hip hop moguls have taken chances and made deals thast changed hip hop. For example, when Diddy was fired from Uptown he didn’t just roll over, he started his own label Bad Boy. Knowing your self worth is very important. Second, being able to constantly enhance your craft and not becoming stagnant. Hip Hop’s top earners have always matured and changed the game with their talent. From name changes to clothing lines everything is revolving and doesn’t stop for one person. Where would hip hop be without Lil Wayne getting better with every album? Third, expanding your audience and tackling the market. You cannot sell to the same amout of people everytime. You have to find ways to grow. You have to cross-over at some point or just retire. Why do you think all of the top hip hop earners have done crossover albums from rock to r&b. For middle GA, we can all start to apply basic principles to improve our entertainment scene here. We can start with those three points and go from there. The talent here can know their worth and not settle for less. Stand your ground and have enough balls to back it up. I wonder who would make our local Forbes list if we had one. And how many young people would be on that list? Back to knowing when to take chances and always enhancing your craft.



Incident at Nightclub Leads to two Aggravated Assaults

The Bibb Sheriff's Office is investigating two related Aggravated Assaults that began in the rear parking lot of the Rock-A-Billy's night club, located at 4821 Sheraton Drive and continued just north of the exit ramp to Hardeman Ave. Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the Bibb Sheriff's Office received a call that shots were being fired in the rear parking lot of the Rock-A-Billy's night club. While deputies were in route to the night club, a second call was made to the Sheriff's Office stating that a person had been shot. Once deputies arrived on scene, they found that the victim and suspects had already left the night club's property. Investigators

later received information that 30 year old Antonio Fitzpatrick of Macon was at the hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm that he received while at Rock-A-Billy's. The bullet hit the artery in his upper right arm. He was immediately taken into surgery and is currently listed to be in critical condition. A second gunshot victim was also at the hospital, 27 year old Mario Lindsey of Macon. It was reported that Lindsey put Fitzpatrick in his vehicle and transported him from the Rock-A-Billy's night club to the Medical Center. According to Lindsey, while in route to the hospital, a dark colored S.U.V. pulled up next to Lindsey's vehicle while onhouston Interstate 75.COUNTY Several shots were


fired from the S.U.V. and one of the bullets went through the door, hitting Lindsey in the leg. Lindsey stated that he got off the interstate and sped towards Hardeman Avenue as the S.U.V. continued south on Interstate 75. He rushed himself and Fitzpatrick to the hospital. Lindsey was treated at the hospital and released Sunday afternoon. Investigators are following several leads into the events that led to the Sunday morning's shootings. This incident is under investigation; anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff's Office at 478-7469441 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.


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You will say things without thinking. You can be arrogant, presumptuous, and your own interests will come first. You will hear something this week about your investments. The news is excellent at this point but you still have a waiting period for some real returns. However, even though the good news does not stop you from wondering what the future will bring in the way of finances. The end of this year brings it all together so do not be so impatient. You are causing yourself unneeded stress. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are practical, peace loving, stubborn, and deliberate. Taurus has a natural interest in money, and you like the finer things in life. Luck and fortune are changing directions for you this week. It is time to dig in and fight for what you want out of life. You need to work at what you want and it will be all yours by the end of the year. Money you have saved may now be invested in a home or business for a much better return or down payment on your future. By years end you should be either engaged or married. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini is versatile, fickle, intelligent, creative, quick, neat, and curious. The stress you have been feeling lately comes to a head and then it begins to slowly ease off. In mid September, the stress should bother again for one last time. Those things were meant to be, so do not allow the tension to get you down. Calmly handle the situation in a direct a manner. Then you may go on about your business and let others work out their own problems.

LEO (July 23-August 22): Leo is colorful, self assured, outgoing, impulsive and expansive. Everything is going great even though you might be feeling overloaded this week. You feel tension and stress building up but you can handle it as you tackle the cause. You will have to help out others as things start to get out of hand. Money is coming in and your plans are going ahead very nicely. There is a nice surprise for you the beginning of this week. $ ' 2 % 2 : / 7 6 ( 7 $ / 0 2 5 ( % , 1 2 / '

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancer is sentimental, sensitive, and needs to have a sense of security. Cancer is intensely romantic and has a vivid imagination. Everything is going your way now so sit back, relax and enjoy it. You ideas about finances are great stick to your guns. Others are trying to handle stress this week but you are feeling great. This next weekend brings a terrific opportunity your way but you will have to reach out for it and work at it. There could be a new ring on your finger around the end of this year.

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VIRGO (August 23-Sept 22): Virgo is intellectual, critical, fussy, and shy and needs constant reassurance.Opportunities are building up for you this week and by next Monday you will be able to take advantage of them. This is an important week for your future. Pressures at home are also building. It would be to your advantage to talk it out before it gets out of hand by mid September. Everything seems in the process of turning around now and it should be all in your favor.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Libra is artistic, musical, level headed, sympathetic, and generous. You can be gossipy, critical, and bitter. People around you are on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;overloadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; this week. They are stressed out to the maximum and you need to talk some common sense into them. They are finally ready to listen to your interest and concerns. Your partners finances are changing and this could cause some nervous moments. This needs to be taken into the open and discussed.

SCORPIO (October 23-Nov 21): You are very intense, strong willed, determined and secretive. You can be willful and sarcastic, but a deep thinker with a fine mind. Carefully think over what you have learned this past year on a personal level. If you can learn from any mistakes you have made, you may have a new ring on your finger by Christmas. Of course, this means if your relationship is not working. End it now so a new one has a chance. You only have four months to pull it together. With either the old partner or a new one. SAGITARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Sagittarius is warm and friendly. You like to talk a great deal making it difficult for others to get a word in edgewise. Tension is really getting to you this week. The stress is building up to an almost intolerable level but then it will ease off as the week progresses. By mid September you will finally take some action that eases that stress in your life. Take some precautions so you do not over react to the situation. Do some careful investigating or research, whichever helps you out at this point. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Capricorn is very often politically minded. Capricorn is also patient, reserved, cautious, faithful and shrewd. Great things are happening around you in the next couple of weeks. Loans and finances are favorable to you even in these hard times. Business deals go through now. The home or business you have been looking for drops into your hands out of the blue. It is a great and a stressful time all at once. End of the year brings a ring to your finger. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Aquarius has a strong will, and is inventive, and will always enjoy doing the unexpected, but you can be self centered. Do not overreact to a home or family situation this week as it will only make matters worse. Tension is building in people around you and it calls for a long talk with them. Plan your talk carefully, do not overdo it. Your energies are still too much scattered. Concentrate on one thing at a time. You can get everything done that needs doing even if it seems like too great a load. PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): You are emotional, easy going, artistic and sociable, Pisces will see only the good in others, but you can often be self-centered. This week can be important for you if you go after what you want. By next Monday it should be firmly in your pocket. It will turn out to be a stressful week but you can win if you try. By Christmas you may have a new ring on your finger.

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