Christmas in a small Southern town.

Sorry I didn’t write many updates last week. I was in training for my job and that involved a long commute to Atlanta, each day. It was kind…

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40 Watt Tonight- The thrill and terror of covering John Bonham

When a band decides to cover Led Zeppelin, it’s seldom the drummer’s decision. Not because Led Zeppelin songs aren’t fun to play, because they are. It’s more because…

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It’s a Beautiful Day to Get to the Airport

Sometimes life can find you in unexpected places, such as on a late night flight from St. Louis to Toronto to Frankfurt and (then via a 3 hour…

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Five Eight and Florida, City by City: Pensacola

The relationship between Five Eight and Pensacola goes back to our earliest days as a band. We came down in our first van- a battered white Chevy cargo…

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Five Eight live at the Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge, circa 2002

Hi, Folks! It’s been a busy week for us, so apologies for not posting more here. If it’ll make it up to you, we’d like to have this….

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Why ‘A Man is a Pent-Up Thing’ and What to Do About It.

There’s a war between us and everyone knows but you. Mike wrote that line in the song “Magnetic Fields,” which is one of my favorite songs to play….

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Bands We Love: Puddles’ Pity Party

Though not exactly a band, I want to share this with you. Puddles, the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice, is one of my new favorite things. Puddles…

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Athens Show on 12/12!

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Bands We Love: The Gary

I’m taking a break from the Florida memories posts while the guys get together and fill me in on The Most Amazing Night Ever (!!!!) in Orlando, as…

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Last Minute Four on the Floor Show! 40 Watt December 12th!

So, there’s nothing like a last-minute show! This one is special, too- a “Four on the Floor” show is where the bands set up on the floor of…

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