Post by Dennis M. Hammes
"I wuZ sittin' in the Crystal, nursin' my pitchur, and /she/ walked
in. Her sweater was so tight you could count her freckles by touch,
and she was touchin' both sides at the same time. She flowed this
way and that way at the same time, too. This way, or maybe it was
that way, flowed over to me and asked if I had a light. I told her,
'no, this scene was strictly /noir/'. She looked at me like a frog
had crawled out of my forehead and asked her to dance. Then she
/proved/ it was /noir/ by saying, 'don't mind if I do'. She flowed
over me like bubblegum on a hot lamppost. I was just about to ask if
she wanted to continue the dance at my place, when she ruined the
whole /schmear/. She seD, 'I've got a job for you'..."
Heh... not bad for a change, Uncle Hammes... send it off to your
Post by Dennis M. Hammes
Woodie's very large area would be ideal for an Isis function,
and spacious, since Kite's field is out without heavy weaponry
ammo, as Ellen and I found out the hard way.
Well hello folks! We had the 1st Annual Freedom Festival at
Woodie's In Juniper Georgia. A amazing weekend w/ lots of old, and
New friends. I am going to talk about it each night so you can get a
idea of what happened. I am also making a freedom festival website so
as the pics keep coming in, we can still add more and more. So if you
took alot of pictures that night and want them seen in website, scan
Day One: Freedom log
The stage has been set, Shane Stubbs has put in a tremendous amount
of work painting the club, setting up the booths and getting the kegs
cold and ready for the masses. If you have not been to Woodie's, it's
this area best kept secret. But after the weekend, Woodie's is firmly
on the map as far as local music is concerned. Shane has volleyball,
horseshoes, pool tables, glass blowers, dunking booths, insense
makers etc and so on. We had talked about a festival and we figured
we would give it a try. Henry Conley showed up and ran sound on the
first night and was a lifesaver. I would like to thank him for his
involvement and all his spirit and help which made it go so smooth.
The tents were going up and the wood was being put together for the
giant bonfire after nightfall. First up on the bill was MOONPROPHET.
Moonprophet had Guy Fawlkes(Rick Dukes) on Gtrs joined by Will
Dockery, Austin Martin and some special guests Brian Follicle and
John Joiner. Guy Opened the show in a Hawkfeather ma! sk and tore
into "Allah" which is a brilliant piece of music, I ended up running
up on stage and joined them, followed by Joiner. Moonprophet played a
long set of psychedelic jams and then the stage was set for JONES
AVE. Jones came on and did a hour set of songs from their
album's "FOLK ART" and "IDIOT's VISION". As the day turned to night,
SUPERCZAR came out. This music was harder and has a techno-
psychedelic feel. They have a single coming out on Shut EYE records
called House of No Windows. Mater Gabe Holland and Brian Follicle
played a hour set and played songs from Gabe's album. Cd's were on
sale from all the groups. The Jones Ave album is on sale at LINK
ARTWORKS for those who did not get one from the show. SUPERCZAR will
be starting on a new album being produced by "one night STAN
STEPHENS".J JIMMY HOLLAND set in w/ both JONES AVE and SUPERCZAR and
showed his master trumpet skills he was a big hit at the festival.
After SUPERCZAR came HENRY CONLEY to close out the first night. We
all ended up on stage till about 3:00 that morning. Henry played cuts
from his great album, available from him or linox.com. One of my
highlights was to see everyone getting along so well and enjoying the
festival atmosphere. The wide open spaces at Woodie's was comfortable
and the folks were very friendly. Great food and great times. People
were wearing masks and having a laugh and not being too serious.
Day 2 (Saturday)
The first band up was one of my favorite bands around here called
the "SLOTH BAND" I was happy to get one of their cd's and they ripped
thru their set playing some originals and covers. Second up was a set
from INNOCENT IVY. They played a long set of OZRIC/AMON DUUL type
space rock that was good for a event like that. They did a good job
and were interesting. After that JONES AVE hit the stage with LASZLO
STAN a violinist from Transylvania. He is a one of the best violists
you will ever hear. Master Gabe Holland played Congas w/ Dr. David
Wisdo and Brian Follicle. We played some covers like "Rider's on the
Storm" and "Lucky man" w/ Acoustic instruments mandolin, flutes,
violins etc. Kinda like a Pearls before Swine meets Incredible String
Band. We did a Hour set and rolled thru some album cuts and had a
great time. The crowd was dancing and cutting up and everyone was
having a blast. The massive p.a. HAYWIRE rolled out is impressive.
They were helpful to all the bands and had an unmatched pro-attitude.
We called Shane up and he proposed to Leigh and it was a great time.
Haywire hit the stage and the dancing started again. Kenny Miller is
incredible on percussion and he is an amazing entertainer, They know
how to get a audience rocking out. If you have not seen HAYWIRE you
need to.Tthey were really great. 2 drummers, 2 gtrs and a and a great
bassist. HAYWIRE played a 2 1/2 hour show and gave the crowd all they
could handle. Thanks so Much HAYWIRE for such a solid show. Alot of
people made the FREEDOM FESTIVAL happen and alot of bands gave their
time and efforts to make this work. Here is a list of the Bands and
THE GREAT AMERICAN SLOTH BAND
go to website to see pics from FREEDOM FEST 2002
other websites of interest(Freedom Fest bands)
HENRY CONLEY is hosting at Coaches Corner on Tuesday night's.
Try and make it out for live music and good times.
Jones Ave. have released a new album called FOLK ART available in
town at Links art works and on the web thru the above websites
(www.sfblue.co.uk) It is available thru ZEITGEIST in SCOTLAND.
Special thanks to SHANE STUBBS for helping me throw a heck of a party
all your hard work and DEDICATION made it work and the Spirit of it
p.s.s If you haven't been to Woodie's its 20 miles out 80 east turn
right and 4 miles out on 41 Woodie's is on left. Be watching for more
FESTIVAL information. I invite you to the FREEDOM FESTIVAL WEBSITE to
look at pics http://www.angelfire.com/music4/mtfollicle/. 2 big
stages and good food and beer.... !!!
You all have a great month and check out festival pics It was great
Brian Follicle OUT!
If you have something you want us to review, interview, discuss or
Contact us. We will get to it quickly!
Amy, just good old fashioned Rock And Roll... no one gets hurt... I
think Sam was hanging in the "tent village" where everyone did what
they wanted, all in good fun, party time, lots of good little
cookouts, et cetera. Woodie's is located on several acres of land in
rural Marion county, just outside Shadowville, and things were cool as
long as no one tried to drive away, since the sherrif's deputies took
a keen interest in the activities, and were waiting on the highway...
so most of us stayed from Friday till Sunday night. Besides the music,
there was a glass blower, the madman Insense Guru with his own hand
made insense, my old high school pal Henry Alcott doing airbrush, and
"soulmates" for everyone. The Satori of the night came for me when
Shane lit a bonfire... then lit another... two huge bonfires, and the
"Freedom... like Yin/Yang, dark/light... for every Freedom there is
slavery, for every war, a peace... love... hate..."
Vocals: Will Dockery. Music: The Shadowville Allstars.
Based on "Greybeard Cavalier" by Will Dockery, 0x0000 and Brian Fowler.