10. 26. 12 WEEKEND ROUNDUP: PETER BUCK, EARLY VOTER INFO, GIFS, SWEETNESS FOLLOWS, CHRIS BILHEIMER, MARCHING BANDS AND MORE! GET OUT THE VOTE
Now that voter registration deadlines have mostly passed, our good friends at Air Traffic Control have set up a wide-range of useful links and tips about early voting on a state-by-state basis along with information about some of the most important issues. As we all know, there is a lot at stake in this election with crucial issues like education, the economy, women’s rights, marriage equality & same sex laws, climate change and immigration. In addition, confusing new laws and deceptive, intimidating tactics targeting particular voting populations are preventing people from casting their ballots. For more on all of these crucial topics, please visit atctower.net.
PETER BUCK COMES ALIVE!
Check out this video from Peter's performance at the City Winery in New York City this past week with special friends:
TODOS SANTOS MUSIC FESTIVAL WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE:
What could be better than playing music every night in one of the most beautiful places on earth with some of the most talented people on earth? Raising money for children, doing it all for an amazing cause, that’s what is better.--Peter Buck
The second annual Todos Santos Music Festival will be held January 10-26 in Todos Santos (Baja California Sur), Mexico, with Robyn Hitchcock, Joseph Arthur, The Posies, The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, Chuck Prophet, The Elected, Jon Langford, Alejandro Escovedo, and Torreblanca plus special guests. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Palapa Society. Check out all the details on scheduling, ticketing, and musical guests at todossantosmusicfestival.com. Also, visit the Festival's Facebook page and give them a like!
Peter on the magic of Todos Santos:
MICHAEL PARTICIPATES IN GIF FESTIVAL
Michael is on a Selection Council made up of individuals from various creative enterprises and backgrounds who will each judge a specific category of submission in a digital arts festival called "Moving the Still." The festival is the first large-scale, open call event of its kind for original GIF art. This inaugural competition will showcase animated GIFS as a new genre of digital art. The Festival is curated by Paddle8, a premier online destination for art collectors, and hosted on Tumblr, the world’s leading social blogging platform. Submissions are open and will be published on a rolling basis from October 17th through November 7th, culminating in a live exhibition during Miami Art Week 2012. Read more about the festival and check out some of Michael's gifs at movingthestill.paddle8.com.
CHRIS BILHEIMER IN MINI-DOCUMENTARY FOR AUSTIN COMPANY
R.E.M.'s longtime art director Chris Bilheimer is featured in this mini-documentary on "hard work and creative people" for Austin company Helm Boots. Check it out to see what Chris has been up to at helmboots.com.
"SWEETNESS FOLLOWS" COOKBOOK SIGNING AT ATHENS BOOKSHOP
On Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 3pm to 4pm, Avid Bookshop in Athens (Prince at Hill Street) is honored to host more than a cookbook signing. Sweetness Follows is the story of a journey from near death to a beautiful life.
In April, 2007, Sam Lane, then a junior at UGA, was riding his bicycle on Prince Avenue in Athens, GA, when he was hit by a drunk driver and sustained life threatening injuries. The author's son, Andrew, was his roommate at UGA and Sam's lifelong friend. This book contains photos and recipes of the desserts that Katy Houston, Andrew's mom, made and and delivered every Monday morning for over a year to Sam while he was at home in Jackson, MS, in recovery. Delivering each homemade dessert, which became known as "The Treat of the Week" was her unspoken way of showing she cared. Through quotes and stories you will see how many people expressed their love and support for Sam and his family and how the Lane family found their own ways to give in return (as R.E.M. fans know, the title of the book has a distinct Athens connection as well). The music scene in Athens was one of the main reasons Sam was drawn to UGA. In choosing one of their songs as the book's title, Sam tied the book to Athens and at the same time exemplified the meaning and purpose of the book. In returning to Athens and Prince Avenue, Sam is coming full circle. From living around the corner on Hancock Avenue, being a working member of The Daily Co-op, loving the vibrant culture of Athens, and surviving a near fatal accident, he is now returning to show how Sweetness Follows when there is love and caring. Read more about the book and some of the details of the book signing at their Facebook Page.