Tin roof, rusted.

Filed under:General — eric @ 11:20 am

Twenty-five years ago today, at a house party just up the street from where I am now, five friends played a six-song set twice. The B-52’s were born, and Athens hasn’t been the same since.


  1. Tragically, that whole article on the B-52s and the history of the Athens music scene completely neglects to mention the Indigo Girls…hell, they even have a video called “Live from the Uptown Lounge”! I wonder why they got the snub? At first I thought maybe they played the wrong kind of music, but on further reflection, I guess I wouldn’t put them THAT far away from REM style-wise…and Michael Stipe has appeared on their albums. Hmmm…..odd, no?

    Comment by M — 2/15/2002 @ 5:33 am

  2. Say…how the heck due you get back to the Nest from this new comment page, anywho?

    Comment by M — 2/15/2002 @ 5:34 am

  3. Ahhh….it is a new window! Sneaky..didn’t notice that…actuallly I noticed, then forgot by the time I was ready to go back. Just yesterday a coworker and I were debating whether links on the company website should open a new window, or if it should open within the existing window…things are complicated in our case by our upfortunate inheritance of a “frames” based site (changing it is not worth the trouble at this point). Our debate centered on which was better, the weirdness of opening a new page within our frames or the confusion of opening a new window…would people be smart enough to know that they had to close the window to get back to our site? I guess not. P.S. Even though R and MG (mff) think I had something else in mind all together, it really was just the peak load issue that tripped me up about the water towers…

    Comment by M — 2/15/2002 @ 5:50 am

  4. I can stop posting anytime I want. Really. (Stop laughing, Kim).

    Comment by M — 2/15/2002 @ 5:52 am

  5. From what I can tell, the Indigo Girls aren’t really an Athens band at all. They got started in Atlanta, though they did play here a lot. Kind of like how the Ant Farmers were an Albuquerque band, but for a while their only major following was Socorro. So… they don’t count.

    And, I’ve yet to template the comment boxes. I’m leaning toward putting them the way they used to be, but I’m open to suggestions/requests. After all, you guys use these a lot more than I do :^)

    Comment by eric — 2/15/2002 @ 10:12 am

  6. ok, i’ve quit laughing now m…

    i think they have support groups for posting to guestbook addictions. although, i am addicted as well so i can’t really say anything.

    eric- i get a done, but with errors on page notice on the bottom of the screen when i go to your page now (just thought i’d back m up here).

    Comment by kim — 2/16/2002 @ 4:47 am

  7. The “errors” are from me trying to be clever. On the main page, move your mouse over the timestamp under each entry. At the bottom of your window, it will display the title of the entry. Well, some of me entry titles have apostrophes, and that throws up the error. MSIE (later versions, anyway) complain silently, but Netscape and a few others would throw up the error window.

    I think I’ll just stop displaying the titles.

    The thing is, though, it’s just the same as it was before, so it should have always complained. Maybe I just rarely use apostrophes.

    Comment by eric — 2/16/2002 @ 6:28 am

  8. You are probably right about the Indigo Girls…though I’ve always heard them described as an Athens band and heard them thrown in with the B-52s and REM alot. The comment boxes are fine…I was just confused the first time…I think I like it better this way now. One thing that IS odd is that I keep getting error messages every time I open the Nest…you know “page loaded with errors, do you want to continue?” type messages…could just be my computer, but it seemed to coincide with the switch over. I have never been able to get Epiloge to load on the first try since the switch to the new location either…so maybe I’m just not good with change.

    Comment by M — 2/16/2002 @ 10:38 am

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