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Flagpole. (Athens, Ga.) 1987-current, July 12, 2000, Image 3

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LOST & FOUNDRY The Athens of the South... South Mouth Okay, the new Southern Music Issue of the Oxford American magazine zinged into my mailbox Monday, complete with its fourth Southern music compilation CD, including songs by Randall Bramblett and Kevn Kinney. In addition, there's an article about Randall and one about Kevn. Now, I've formerly thought that the OA concentrates too much on "stars" in its music issues—national names that everybody's heard—and not enough on all the excellent musicians who are not household words all over the country. I offered that observation to one of their editors at the South By Southwest music conference this spring, but now I have at least partly to take it back. Last weekend I ran across the OA's 1997 compilation CD and thoroughly enjoyed it (and noticed that not all of the players were "stars"). Then here comes the new one, and it's got Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco with Billy Bragg and Alejandro Escovedo along with Doc and Merle Watson, Randy Newman, Dolly Patton, Dean Martin, Ronnie Milsap and Gov. Jimmie Davis, among others. Stanley Booth wrote the story on Randall (or at least held the tape recorder and let Randall talk). Booth is a big-name music writer and an interesting character. This OA has also got the latest installment of the new John Grisham novel (A Painted House) and lots of musician profiles and stones about music. If you don't know the Oxford American, this is a good chance to get acquainted (it's pricey at S8.50; you can read it in the library, but you can't keep the CD). Revitalization Word on the street is that something quite interesting may happen with the New Way Cleaners building on Prince Avenue, something that does not involve a chain drug store. If so, itll blend right in with the renaissance along there that started with the Big City Bread vision which turned a rundown corner on the edge of a poor section into an upscale coffee drinker's, bread fancier's, natural market shopper's dream. The Go corner was transformed; the Grit has expanded and remained true to itself; Smith Wilson and the Nesmiths are turning the old Coca Cola plant into an upscale mixed-use paradise. What wonders await? How much will we have to pay for a Coke? Pete McCor.imons ( ° N/ ’Er STUNT-DOUBLE S EXIT PATRICK DEAN ATHENS, GA JULY 2000 eleven thousand days on THIS pLAhJtT awdWke ALREADY 5EtTo LtAUB! "Tte Rt WERE THE PAW V/H&KJ VoO ThoUCtHT You ok) 'Th'E very evGxe of THe Earth ! WAS THAT ONLY LAST WETk?<5fc LAST MONTH? FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE Street Address: 112 S. Foundry St., Athens, GA 30601 • Mailing Address; P.O. Box 1027, Athens, GA 30603 • E-Mail; Tel: 706-549-9523 • Ads: 706-549-0301 • Fax: 706-548-S981 • Voice Mail: 706-549-2360 • Website: EDITOR & PUBLISHER Pete McCommons ADVERTISING DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Alicia Nickles ART DIRECTOR Lorry Tenner OFFICE MANAGER & COPY EDITOR Margaret Moore LOCAL SALES MANAGER Corolyne Mothers ADVERTISING SALES Moggie Anderson, Amy Majestic SPECIAL AGENT Cindy Jerrell MUSIC & MOVIE EDITOR Ballard Lesemann CLASSIFIEDS & ASSISTANT NEWS, ETC. CITY PAGES PUBLISHER'S NOTES OFFICE MANAGER Geoffrey Cnrr OUT THERE! Margaret Moore, Geoffrey Corr SPECIAL SCRIBE William Orten Carlton CARTOON LISTINGS Patrick Dean WRITERS Brod Aaron, Geoff Carr, Emerson Domeron, frank Homrick, Paul Killebrew, Chris Morris, Travis Nichols, Lizzie Zucker Saltz, Matt Thompson, Jim Winders CIRCULATION DIRECTOR MOVIE DOPE OUT THERE!. Morgaret Moore CIRCULATION David Connolly Jr., Gene Daniel, Charles Greenleaf, Julio Lester ADVERTISING INTERN Jili Sprodley, Cameron Swartz EDITORIAL INTERNS Brandon Butler, Arionne Knowlton PRODUCTION INTERN Spencer Sloan COVER ART "Welcome To The Square Deal Towns" by Phil White CONNECTIONS CLASSIFIEDS 4 7 . 8 10 14 22 24 MUSIC G CULTURE ART REVIEW 6 SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE 17 BUSINESS 18 DRUM BATTLE 19 LOCAL ROUNDUP 20 ISOBEL 22 * VOLUME 14 ISSUE NUMBER 28 Flagpole, Inc. publishes Flagpole Magazine weekly and distributes 16,000 copies free at over ?bO locations around Athens, GA. Subscriptions cost SS5 a year, S35 for six months. vi VERIFIED AUDIT CIRCULATION *SSOC :AliOn A.A.N. altikkatni SOMETHING FOR EH! •no Wednesday Hixiftfii STILL THE BEST FOR LESS NO COVER Gold Dollar 16 oz. Draft THURSDay the Underground Divas Showtimcs at and Midnight followed by DJ Isaac on the Dance Floor Can you take it off for money? AMATEUR STRIP CONTEST WINNER GETS A CHANCE FOR A THURSDAY NIGHT GO GO DANCER JOB Gold Dollar Top Shelf Tequila Tooters FRiDay in the Pub from 8:00-12:00 PRIZES FOR BEST KARAOKE PERFORMANCES Circuit Noise with DJ Kellie Gold Dollar Rum Drinks m presents the Underground Divas Showtimes 10pm i 11pm ^ Followed by Technicolor Dance with DJ Isaac (Bad weather moves show inside) Gold Dollar Schnapps Shots COMING MONDAY, JULY 17 the Underground Divas NO COVER ^ Gold Dollar Vodka Drinks TaESpay The BEST of ELECTRONICA Brought to you by DJ Weatherman and Friends Doors Open at 10pm Gold Dollar Top Shelf Tequila ToGters 433 E. HANCOCK AVI. Evenh Line: 706*543*1555 JULY 12, 2000 FLAGPOLE □