@kconner: Yes, but since those are largely (not exclusively, but it's fair to say largely) white audiences no one cares.
The music scene in Athens is instead somewhere between tragic & comic.posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:10
@Humbucker bob: Because they're not radio stations. They're also saddled with performance rights fees (to the artists) which traditional radio is not. Remove those, THEN there's a discussion that could at least begin about adjusting the songwriter royalty rates to something that is more in-line (rationally adjusted for actual impressions per play) with radio.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 13:57
Oh dear, the same tired whining from the same extremely tired (and tiresome) crowd. Don't like it, don't sign away your rights. You made your money, you took your chances and now that you've become largely irrelevant to anything meaningful you decide it's time to cry. Here's a tissue.
Lowery's "music" was bad enough but his whining has grown interminable. Might very well be the single most tiresome non-politician Athens has ever has the misfortune of being burdened with.
Go away already, please, for the love of all that's Holy ... just GO AWAY !posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 13:55
@Yellow Dog: My best guess was soccer, followed by swimming. Those are the two sports that I primarily think of as having "club teams".posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 20:41
Is it just me or does this article fail to mention even once what sport Lamm & Denney play?posted @ Friday, February 7, 2014 - 23:19
@Joe Johnson: Careful not to (entirely) confuse begrudging a charge with disagreement about what constitutes a reasonable charge. The .99 trial at least had my wife considering a monthly on-line subscription. Upon seeing what the long-term plan costs were, well, the laughter still hasn't stopped. I believe there's about an exponential gap in what you see as the value versus what the vast majority of your customers/potential customers will see as the value.
I don't believe "begrudge" is the correct word to describe that, I understand the motivation. As Reuters financial commentator Felix Salmon noted last year "In a dying industry, the sensible thing to do is to maximize your revenues before you die. Paywalls might well make money for newspapers. But that doesn’t mean that newspapers aren’t dying."posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 13:23
You gotta do what you gotta do ... enjoy the complete shutdown that follows within 12-18 months. It was fun while it lasted.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 13:09
The trend of artists with comic ticket pricing continues unabated. I like Travis just fine & all but $35 is absurd for at this stage of his career (what's left of it).posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 23:07
"highly anticipated" ... by whom exactly? The few dozen pretentious foodies that infect the area?posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 16:58
Good coach, even better person. Nothing but good wishes for him going forward.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 23:11
I suspect this will continue as long as suckers keep falling for it.posted @ Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 07:38
A predictable end to one of the worst ideas to hit Athens in many years.posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 02:14
@hardrocker: You do realize that Buford moved up to AAAA along with North Oconee, right?posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 00:09
The other school that may find themselves right on the cusp of changing classes could be Commerce. At a strict 22%, they would be the 2nd largest school remaining in Class A. Depending upon where the cutoffs are finally drawn, they could find themselves on the move up (or could even potentially ask to play up)posted @ Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 17:33
@big.john6654: Naturally, it works sooooo well after allposted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 20:13
Probably worth reminding fans that, as a region champion, PACS will be seeded higher than the #8 power rating. Barring unexpected changes on appeals, they'll be the 5th seed in the private bracket.posted @ Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 20:05
BTW, that Willie Nelson tour sure is a tough get.
Stops in the next month include Wheeling, WV, Live Oak, FL, Newberry, SC and Tuscaloosa, AL.posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 09:53
"she worried about the Classic Center being able to pay back the cost of a failed project and the community being saddled with the resulting debt. “Our government has to back this cost,” she said."
Didn't want the community to be saddled with the resulting debt? Umm ... exactly who does this (expletive deleted) think provides the government with its funds? Santa Claus?
So help me, Congress looks sane next to the ACC Mayor & Commission.posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 08:53
@mkultra27: Netflix ftw.posted @ Monday, September 30, 2013 - 19:24
Nothing like a bit of good old government boondoggle.posted @ Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 21:30
"A win this week could mean a swing in momentum in the Titans’ favor."
And would be extremely impressive considering North Oconee isn't involved in this game at all.
Proofreading, a dead art. Hopefully there's at least someone with enough dignity left at the ABH to be embarrassed about this sort of thing, especially when it happens so frequently that it could be turned into a drinking game.posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 - 00:24
Quentin Tarantino may have a copyright complaint.posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 - 02:18
@Shine: Wasn't Henderson there through '95? If so, I'm guessing that's how the article came up with 6. 5 coaching _changes_, but 6 coaches.posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 09:49
Not to take anything away from Gunn's remarkable tenure, but I believe the list at the end of the story has one rather notable omission: Larry Campbell has been at Lincoln County since 1972, still there as far as I'm aware (despite some rumors to the contrary a few months ago). That puts him on the job by more than a decade longer than anyone mentioned in the list, including the venerable Coach Godfrey.posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 00:11
Maybe they'd prefer "the two guys at RB until something better comes along"?
If they seriously have an issue with the nickname, the easiest way to relegate it to history would be for one of them to step up & win the job outright.posted @ Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 19:28
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more