Like sands through the hourglass so are the subcultures of our lives. Robert Newsome is the editor and publisher of The Atomic Elbow. Nathan G. O’Brien is the editor and publisher of Soda Killers Magazine. Together they are Relatin’ Dudes To Jazz.
On this episode:
R.E.M. discovery, the lasting association of Athens and R.E.M., regional perception versus national perception, R.E.M. bringing fIREHOSE on tour, Mike Watt writing a song for Michael Stipe, Eddie Vedder intentionally/unintentionally overshadowing Mike Watt on tour, Butthole Surfers moving to Athens during R.E.M.’s rise in popularity, a disinterest in intentionally offensive bands, Bill Berry’s departure from R.E.M. overshadowing important world events, where R.E.M. fits in subculturally, and the another installment of the Skate Report – improving (or not), getting hurt, looking at the world through a skater’s lens, feeling kinship with fellow skaters, and more.
Songs played on this episode are: R.E.M. – “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)”, Pavement – “Unseen Power of the Picket Fence”, fIREHOSE – “Song for the Singer of R.E.M.”, Mike Watt – “Against the ‘70s”, R.E.M. – “King of Birds”.