I nearly forgot! Caught this in the referrals last night… (it looks like i’ve been missing a lot of stuff.)
The Oak Room seems to be a specialty mp3 blog, focusing on the North Carolina Triangle area, a very rich vein to mine. He actually knows what the hell he’s talking about when writing about Chris Stamey and those guys.
Southern college rock… (I don’t know if Mark would use such a label.) It’s an odd thing. It’s one of those paths i didn’t follow. I knew it existed in my hometown, but it seemed more for humanities grad students. I imagined that they sat around listening to stuff like this, along with the Roches, and whatever David Byrne was listening to, chugging expensive beers and wearing birkenstocks, after a long day of writing papers on William Faulkner and Flanney O’Connor. No! I’m not slamming the music! This just happened to be the only exposure i had to the music at the time. On reflection, it seems like quite an idyllic life, but back then, it didn’t seem terribly cool.