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Things that make me cry

‘Are you turning into a marshmallow?’ asked Sarah the other night. The answer is probably Yes. I seem to cry more easily as I get older. 608 more words


Body washed ashore at Steenson Harbor

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala.- Police answered a call to Steenson Harbor.

A body washed ashore around 1p.m. Police have still yet to release the identity of the victim except that the gender is female.


Honest Music: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Like most YouTube performances from St. Paul and the Broken Bones, the one from Southern Living shows the seven-piece band among dolled-up exposed brick, with fancy camerawork and lighting that frames singer Paul Janeway’s goofy, excitable smile.   466 more words


The Longevity of the Allman Brothers

I wrote about a new oral history of the Allman Brothers for Paste. See the piece here. Before Duane Allman started the band, he played as a session guitarist at Muscle Shoals, working with Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin. 52 more words


Muscle Shoals

We watched the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals last night on DVD. The film features FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals Alabama and has appearances from (among others) Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin, Rick Hall, Mick Jagger,  Alicia Keys, Spooner Oldham, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, and Steve Winwood, with lots of commentary by the members of The Swampers, the back-up band on so many hits, who started with FAME Studios and later left to form Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. 89 more words


Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil

What an interesting couple of weeks it has been. I spent the better half of last week celebrating my birthday with my best friend up at Emory University. 110 more words


"Muscle Shoals"-- A hit in my book

First-time director Greg Camalier’s “Muscle Shoals,” the documentary film about the almost mythical music history of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, was playing in select theaters in September, but I didn’t get a chance to watch it until last weekend. 564 more words

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