Is the Columbus music scene legitimate

Created by I Love Music on Jul 8, 2012

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Yes, its varied and alive

No, its dead, not much talent in these parts

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1722 Jan 28, 2013
Smith Station Panthers wrote:
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Yes this is an ongoing debate and you are one of many who weigh in on this and of the same opinion.
I think what is so funny is after each new person opines on this, Will (or should I say Wheel now) posts 5,6, 7 replies to try and bury the opposing opinions. I have yet to see anyone give a good review and even Josh (Will's friend) had his doubts too.
It has become almost comical at this point.
Well, you should know by now I'm gonna be here to keep the record straight, correct any falsehoods and misrepresentations, and present the facts for inspection, Panther.

The negative voices are more active here, true, but their repetition of lies will never make the lies into truth.

And for those unfamilar with the music scene in Columbus-Phenix City then and now, the scene is also thriving with talent of every variety:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

These videos can be viewed by Phenix City residents on East Alabama Cable-TV channel 7 throughout the days and nights.

Follow the link above for a comprehensive overview of the local Columbus-Phenix City music scene with videos from local talent both young and old.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1723 Jan 28, 2013
Smith Station Panthers wrote:
I have yet to see anyone give a good review
There have been quite a few good writeups on the Columbus-Phenix City music scene, Panther, so I'm glad you asked.

Of course there was the short one from Rusty Wood, for starters:
Rusty wrote:
With over 600 videos and countless hours, I seriously doubt that anyone here took too much time to check it out. If you did, you would find much talent.
I can repost others, since you missed them, Panther.

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http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1726 Jan 28, 2013
Sometime Next Week wrote:
!!!!!!!!!!
I wont be back until sometime next week. I'm going to Tennesee to help Adam Ant load the band equipment for his up coming Florida show. So unless I get a break and the hotel the hired help is in has a computer I won't be able to log in. Panther and Robin ya'll keep it lively while I'm gone.
!!!!!!!!!!
Well rock on, my friend!

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1727 Jan 28, 2013
They like chicken wrote:
the answer to drawing in larger crowds to the local Columbus Georgia Music Scene Open Mic Poet Venues
One answer is the old counterculture tradition of self promotion.

Exactly... the term is "Do It Yourself", and was created by musicians, artists and poets who don't have the big $$$ of corporate backing.

Here's more on DIY culture:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_it_yourself

Do it yourself (DIY) is building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. The popular culture phrase "do it yourself" had come into common usage (in standard English) by the 1950s, in reference to the emergence of a trend of people undertaking home improvement and various other small craft and construction projects as both a creative-recreational and cost-saving activity.

Subsequently, the term DIY has taken on a broader meaning that covers a wide range of skill sets. DIY is associated with the international alternative rock, punk rock, and indie rock music scenes; indymedia networks, pirate radio stations, and the zine community. In this context, DIY is related to the Arts and Crafts movement, in that it offers an alternative to modern consumer culture's emphasis on relying on others to satisfy needs. The abbreviation DIY is also widely used in the military as a way to teach commanders (hence how from this YouTube videoclip) or other types of units to take responsibility, so that they'd be able to do things themselves just as a preparation for their own future.
Subculture

Main article: DIY ethic

The terms "DIY" and "do-it-yourself" are also used to describe:
Self-publishing books, zines, and alternative comics
Bands or solo artists releasing their music on self-funded record labels
Trading of mixtapes as part of cassette culture
Home made stuffs based on the principles of "Recycle, Reuse & Reduce" (the 3R's). A common term in many Environmental movements encouraging people to reuse old, used objects found in their homes and to recycle simple materials like paper.[6]
Crafts such as knitting, sewing, handmade jewelry, ceramics[7]
Designing business cards, invitations and so on
Creating punk or indie musical merchandise through the use of recycling thrift store or discarded materials, usually decorated with art applied by silk screen.[8]
Independent game development and game modding
Contemporary roller derby
Building musical electronic circuits such as the Atari Punk Console and create circuit bending noise machines from old children toys.
Modifying ("mod'ing") common products to allow extended or unintended uses, commonly referred to by the internet term, "life-hacking". Related to jury-rigging i.e. sloppy/ unikely mods
DIY science: using open-source hardware to make scientific equipment to conduct citizen science or simply low-cost traditional science [9] DIY bio


DIY as a subculture could be said to have begun with the punk movement of the 1970s.[10] Instead of traditional means of bands reaching their audiences through large music labels, bands began recording, manufacturing albums and merchandise, booking their own tours, and creating opportunities for smaller bands to get wider recognition and gain cult status through repetitive low-cost DIY touring. The burgeoning zine movement took up coverage of and promotion of the underground punk scenes, and significantly altered the way fans interacted with musicians. Zines quickly branched off from being hand-made music magazines to become more personal; they quickly became one of the youth culture's gateways to DIY culture. This led to tutorial zines showing others how to make their own shirts, posters, zines, books, food, etc.

HTH & HAND.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Delaney

Columbus, GA

#1728 Jan 28, 2013
oF COURSE IT IS not! These awful videos just prove it!

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1729 Jan 28, 2013
Silver Dollar Moon wrote:
Silver dollar Moon is the name of the Auburn band MADIERA'S CD.
That's interesting, since that line is also a part of my "Shadowville Spreedway" song:

http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

Shadowville Speedway Blues

In a taxi watching a sporting house
Beside a Linwood vacant lot
Silverdollar moon portspotting
Constellation like a sailor's knot.
The sky was black, ink and glitter in the night
Train whine saxophone out beyond the light.
I'm in love with a ghost blue turns to grey
Put a pyramid on my head to take my pain away.

Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Brown Reculse magic drifting around the shed
Someone has it in for me I must not lose my head
Moving with the speedo life several with me left behind
Burned too many bridges defragmented my time.
Somewhere in time I've seen all this before
In a magazine or a dream of a distant war.

Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Manifested destiny a manifesto and a part
All the actors still agree that ever had a heart.
Hazel knew the karma, she kept it in a bottle
Black tooth mojo marked index cards
Bundles over the side of Dillingham Bridge
Splashing as ripples reflect from the stars.

Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Don't look back, don't admit defeat.

-Will Dockery & Henry Conley

Read more: http://artists.letssingit.com/will-dockery-an...
LetsSingIt - Your favorite Music Community

Copyright Information at Library of Congress

http://www.wikinfo.org/Multilingual/index.php...

Shadowville speedway.

Type of Work: Entry Not Found Registration Number / Date: PAu003501816 / 2008-09-23 Application Title: Shadowville speedway. Title: Shadowville speedway. Description: Compact disc + Print material. Copyright Claimant: Will Dockery, 1958-. Address: P O BOX 7394, Columbus, Georgia, 31908. Date of Creation: 2008 Authorship on Application: Will Dockery, 1958- ; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: collaboration of words and music.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1730 Jan 28, 2013
Delaney wrote:
oF COURSE IT IS

These

videos just prove it!
Hey Delaney, how's Bonnie?

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1731 Jan 29, 2013
NOT TOO GOOD wrote:
The MUSIC in the VIDEOS is NOT TOO GOOD WILL.
From all evidence, and listening to new local entries like Poanna, who Josh Green gave me a heads-up on, you apparently couldn't be more wrong, my anonymous little friend:

I came across Poanna on Reverb Nation also... great vibe and sound, and a truly great addition to the Columbus Georgia music scene!

http://www.reverbnation.com/poanna

Love Is Lead / Poanna:

http://www.reverbnation.com/poanna/song/15410...

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1732 Jan 29, 2013
Spector wrote:
Hey, at least they serve alcohol so it
To wash down the BBQ!

http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

And hang onto your hats, Minstrells far & wide, Hogbottom is a-coming, April 27th!

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1734 Jan 29, 2013
Tell People wrote:
Look at the videos of last year.
Hogbottom?

Sure, let's have a little look at a Hogbottom moment:

http://youtu.be/EBpnUOepRZg

"Will Dockery & Friends" at Hogbottom 2013: Will Dockery (vocals), Sandy&#65279; Madaris (vocals), Henry Conley (guitar), Geno Woolfolk (keyboard), Doug Conley (bass), James McGuire (trumpet) & Dorundo Jenkins (drums). Looking forward to&#65279; another blast in Fort Mitchell!

Mark your calenders for April 27th 2013 for Hogbottom Music & BBQ!

Including performances by:

Will Dockery & Friends, Blue Harvest, The Gravy Robbers, Wildwood

Bluegrass, The Conley Brothers, Shades Of Grey, Jimmy Jam & The Big

Fun, Sean Rox, Katt Redd, The Buddy Harden Band, Fiddlers Blues Band,&#65279;

Rick Edwards, Don Dixon, Strokin' Dixie, The Shady Branches, Bibb City Ramblers.

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1736 Jan 29, 2013
Hamilton is best wrote:
The best alternative is HAMILTON GEORGIA. Nice shops and good dining. Choose Hamilton rather than these rehashed drags year after year. They are about as much fun as attending a movie behind the old Kirvens in the old theatre's dimming days. Hamilton strolling shopping and dining is where to spend your money and time.
Okay, so how is the music scene in Hamilton?

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Scenes of Hogbottom:

http://youtu.be/EBpnUOepRZg

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1738 Jan 29, 2013
Great Bands wrote:
Great bands and singers like GWEN STEFANI and REM often are seen casually shopping or playing a song in a restaurant or outside unannounced. Bruce Springsteen is often here too. Elton John told them about Hamilton. Elton John has a condo near the variety store near five points in ATL and long time friends there put them on to Hamilton. Plus State Patrol monitor Hamilton and they ticket and arrest any sketch people there. The Pine Mountain Hamilton area is the new HELEN GEORGIA. A paradise. Stylish. For those IN THE KNOW.
Fair enough...

...And for those of us who want to enjoy great BBQ and the best of the local music scene, we have Hogbottom.

Scenes of Hogbottom:

http://youtu.be/EBpnUOepRZg

April 27th 2013 in Fort Mitchell Alabama, featuring performances by Will Dockery & Friends, Blue Harvest, The Gravy Robbers, Wildwood

Bluegrass, The Conley Brothers, Shades Of Grey, Jimmy Jam & The Big

Fun, Sean Rox, Katt Redd, The Buddy Harden Band, Fiddlers Blues Band,&#65279;

Rick Edwards, Don Dixon, Strokin' Dixie, The Shady Branches, Bibb City

Ramblers.
Bobby Brady

Douglasville, GA

#1739 Jan 29, 2013
The links posted on this thread are garbage. The sounds I hear are worse than a chain saw cutting wood.
The spammer posting this garbage should be banned.

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1740 Jan 29, 2013
Bobby Brady wrote:
The links posted on this thread
Thanks for watching!

http://youtu.be/EBpnUOepRZg

Looking forward to&#65279; another blast in Fort Mitchell this year!

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1742 Jan 29, 2013
Debbis Mitchell wrote:
These folks been trying to play music for years. But, they remain The Down Syndromes of the gene pool of music. TRAINABLES. Like Down Syndromes taught basic hygiene. They can name check all sorts of music trivia. They can hold an instrument. They can remember rudimentary lyrics, but THAT'S IT! The SPECIAL OLYMPICS is called SSSSSPECIAL Olympics.
The Columbus Georgia Open Mic Special Poetry Music Scene.
That is why they are clueless about chatting up all ages. A Man Child in Perry Georgia who collected Happy Meal prizes one time asked my cousin if he could come inside and look through her son's toy box to see if he had any things to trade. Nicely my cousin told him that wasn't happening. I think ROBIN meant the same thing in regards to what is going on with this SPECIAL Columbus Georgia Open Mic Music Scene. She thought they might be SPECIAL she said.
Robin. Thought.
The tragedy of all this is that I and the others of the Columbus-Phenix City special music scene are doing more than you'll ever even begin to.

And that truth hurts, doesn't it?

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Scenes of Hogbottom:

http://youtu.be/EBpnUOepRZg
No pain

Douglasville, GA

#1743 Jan 29, 2013
The simple truth is you suck at music.
I am sure the pain is all yours.

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1744 Jan 29, 2013
No pain wrote:
The simple truth is you suck at music.
I am sure the pain is all yours.
You have the right to your opinion...

But I note we sure don't see you showing how you might make better music.

Because you have nothing but your whining, bitterly jealous complaints.

Someone here has sure gurt your little feelings sometime in the past, obvious, my anonymous friend?

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Scenes of Hogbottom:

http://youtu.be/EBpnUOepRZg

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1745 Jan 29, 2013
Typo alert:

"hurt" not "gurt"

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1746 Jan 29, 2013
Rusty wrote:
<quoted text>

It's unfortunate that folks feel that way.. Will is a good guy.
I can't argue with that one!

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1747 Jan 29, 2013
Spector wrote:
Hey, at least they serve alcohol
That's the number one reason the music venues exist, to sell booze, after all.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

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