Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jon Guthrie

Last night we learned we lost local musician Jon Guthrie, son of Michael Guthrie, highly talented musician and member of many bands over the years and a good friend to many of us.

Appreciations and archival material are being gathered now as we wait for arrangements to be announced. Jon most recently filled in on bass for Guff last week at the 40 Watt, and while my cell phone photo is not good at all, it turns out to be the most recent image I have of him.

UPDATE: Writing what little I did was difficult enough, and that must be why I forgot that I also have a cell phone video from that Guff show:

UPDATE: New article from online edition of Flagpole.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ed Schultz Features Rep. Paul Broun's Encounter with Ryan Lewis

Tonight, Ed Schultz featured Gordon Lamb's video of Ryan Lewis attempting to get answers from Rep. Paul Broun at Tuesday morning's forum at the Oconee County Civic Center:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ort Update

Julie Phillips reports that longtime Athens fixture William Orten "Ort" Carlton insists that he's fine, is reluctant to accept charity and can probably pay for his needed mitral valve surgery at $50 a month "ad infinitum" if necessary. Still, we had quite a scare, and it's one more reminder that anyone's fortunes can abruptly turn at any given time.