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  1. Thread: Big ears

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    Was that Sherrod Rd? The ridge behind Kern's...

    Was that Sherrod Rd? The ridge behind Kern's Bakery? I lived there for 13 years and still own the house there. I love it. And we were delighted when the Aslan Foundation bought the ridge - a...
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    Hey folks...so Big Ears weekend is upon us and...

    Hey folks...so Big Ears weekend is upon us and we're in the zone over here. There's so much great coverage out there that I will not be redundant.

    I just want those who care to know:
    • things at...
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    There will be a printed program. I'm not sure...

    There will be a printed program. I'm not sure about printing anything that's on line.
  4. Thread: Dear AC

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    Thank you, Scott. You are very kind. I do work...

    Thank you, Scott. You are very kind. I do work hard and I'm proud of what we do, but I also very much appreciate the opportunity to do the work we do. I'm especially lucky to be able to experience...
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    Some of you may find this interesting. The...

    Some of you may find this interesting. The documentary team Rock Fish Stew, who started a documentary about Big Ears last year and are still deeply in the midst of it, and The Paris Review have team...
  6. Thread: Dear AC

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    Sadly, I'm afraid that I'm just not that...

    Sadly, I'm afraid that I'm just not that good...not this late in the game, anyway.
  7. Thread: Dear AC

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    I was actually referring to the request from...

    I was actually referring to the request from mgdrum, not the claim by the "sauced young debutante."
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    I suppose I should be honored to be regarded as a...

    I suppose I should be honored to be regarded as a possible "miracle" worker.
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    I recall something of a variation on it, from...

    I recall something of a variation on it, from Larry himself, where, after months of more or less stalking Iggy, Iggy actually got in touch and invited him to audition. But I may be guilty of...
  10. The Yasmine Hamdan moment in Only Lovers Left...

    The Yasmine Hamdan moment in Only Lovers Left Alive, when our vampire lovers return to Tangier from Detroit.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDepIDGKC2U
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    Just learned that another Big Ears artist has...

    Just learned that another Big Ears artist has Tennessee roots. Holly Herndon is from Johnson City. At some point, she escaped to Mills College.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHujh3yA3BE
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    As an additional note, Jim Jarmusch wrote a guest...

    As an additional note, Jim Jarmusch wrote a guest post on the Big Ears blog today, where, among other things, he reveals that he was made an official Colonel of the State of Tennessee by former...
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    Yes, that's it. Pretty pumped about this. I...

    Yes, that's it. Pretty pumped about this. I just saw some of Bill Morrison's retrospective at MOMA back in the fall, but hadn't quite imagined this. Bill will present some 6 or 7 programs over the...
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    Well...looks like you may get your wish and more....

    Well...looks like you may get your wish and more. I learned that Bill was coming to Big Ears and was planning to hang out for the weekend to soak up the festival. So we conjured up something pretty...
  15. With the Jimmy Page mastered and approved...

    With the Jimmy Page mastered and approved Physical Graffiti finally seeing the light of day, a friend shared this little dose of inspiration from Louisville.

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  16. And while I'm at it, totally addicted to the new...

    And while I'm at it, totally addicted to the new War on Drugs record.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23GdGEzZPvE
  17. Have you heard Sam Amidon's R Kelly cover? ...

    Have you heard Sam Amidon's R Kelly cover?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhryN1hSJKg
  18. Last night, it was Rhiannon Giddens covering...

    Last night, it was Rhiannon Giddens covering Charles Aznavour that rocked my world (so to speak). What a song and what a singer. I must take a moment to pitch not only her performance with her band...
  19. This morning, I'm dazzled by Steve Gunn's new...

    This morning, I'm dazzled by Steve Gunn's new record with the Black Twig Pickers, Seasonal Hire. Effortlessly and seamlessly moving from Appalachian picking' and fiddling' to droning hypnotic ragas....
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    I'm curious if any of you are familiar with /...

    I'm curious if any of you are familiar with / fans of Bill Morrison's work?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aaHYVc9T6o
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    I suspect others have mentioned this already, but...

    I suspect others have mentioned this already, but I finally watched the Muscle Shoals documentary last night. It's pretty great, with fun footage, photos, interviews with Aretha Franklin, Jimmy...
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    Another fun tidbit that might be of interest to...

    Another fun tidbit that might be of interest to some Blabbers, who probably know/remember Larry Mullins:

    Larry's a drummer who grew up in Knoxville and played in a number of Knoxville bands before...
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    Thanks, Geisha. It is true that it's a labor of...

    Thanks, Geisha. It is true that it's a labor of love, so to speak, but it's also an exciting and rewarding challenge. The generous support of the Aslan Foundation has made it possible to do this at...
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    Big ears

    Yesterday, we announced the Big Ears Festival schedule (subject to a few potential tweaks and some pending surprises), and we'll put tickets for individual days on sale tomorrow. Here's the...
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    I love Jim Jarmusch's movies (and I'm thrilled...

    I love Jim Jarmusch's movies (and I'm thrilled that Jim is coming to Big Ears this year too). I haven't heard much talk about his latest, but it's great fun. A love story about two vampires - Adam...
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