Category Archives: chapel hill

the 919, another indie hub, home to superchunk, archers of loaf, merge, mammoth, carrboro, shrimp and grits at crooks corner, the university, where I once saw a raushenberg show, yardleys

Welcome home The Lofts at SodoSoPa!

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Palo Alto Perry w. Clyde Jones critter (Bynum, North Carolina)

Lane Wurster took me once to visit with folk artist Clyde Jones, in his Bynum, North Carolina home (Chapel Hill area). I was at the meeting, and in fact shared a table with ex-Mayor Nancy Shepherd and current Mayor Karen … Continue reading

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Ann Packer and Superchunk: precision author

I ran into Nancy Packer the other day; she was taking out the trash and I was leaving my parents’ building via the back door. I always get a little kick talking to this very wise women. She is the … Continue reading

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Henry Butler is no small, Japanese woman although Mimi Jones is a West Indian ram

I was Henry Butler’s manager, for six months. (blind piano player from New Orleans) Malcolm Papa Mali Welbourne (who actually got his moniker from his reggae days, dubbed such by Burning Spear himself, because Malcolm or Mali had four kids … Continue reading

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John Ellis LA-story w. Don Ellis ‘Whiplash’

Go, John! I didn’t realize. Caveat: “hundreds” of recording credits is a big of a stretch: All Music Guide lists 138 credits which is closer to 42 sessions, still pretty busy dude, because that includes up to 5 each on … Continue reading

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Neutral Milk, June 2 at Cubberley?????

Merge Records, celebrating 25 years of not working for you, but working, tips the news that Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel are going on the road next spring and summer, for a limited run. There is what looks like … Continue reading

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Cyber-attack on Jon Wurster, Hey-ahh!!!

A couple days ago a younger person asked me if I had heard of Har Mar Superstar. Of course: kind of writes songs, kind of on a label , had a cameo in a movie, a dance-off. (I had to … Continue reading

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