Who is Mase??? That's a very complex question with very simple answers. I was born in Greensboro, NC, but spent my "formative years" misplaced in a little nowhere town in Georgia called Perry. After graduating from high school (in a class of 42 people) I went to college at Ga. Southern in the other armpit of Georgia...Statesboro.
My first radio experience was on our campus station, WVGS (10,000 watts). My roomate/future bandmate and I had a show together where we could do (and did) pretty much anything we wanted. Anything from playing 3 hours of nothing but Johnny Cash, The Minutemen and KISS.Our facilty advisor said our show was "sophomoric", which we thought was great since we were freshmen.
After deciding to move to Atlanta, go to Ga. State Univ., and start a band, I got out of radio...thinking "it would be way cooler to play in a band than to just play bands on the radio". I spent 12 years in Midtown Atlanta, playing drums in a few "regional" bands, sharing the stage with bands like The Ramones, The Offspring and The Foo Fighters. After releasing 3 albums with my own bands, playing on a handful of albums for others, and being involved in a lawsuit against a certain major record label, I lost the dream and decided to get out of Atlanta and move to the ocean with my best friend and the smartest person I know...My wife Joy...so here I am.
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Sad news, former Drivin' n' Cryin' guitarist Buren Fowler passed away this past Friday according to the DnC website. Buren played with DnC from 1988 to 1993. If you lived in Myrtle Beach in those days you more than likely saw DnC with Buren playing more than once. During that time they recorded "Mystery Road", "Fly Me Courages", "Smoke" and "Wrapped In Sky". Before joining DnC, Buren was Peter Buck of R.E.M.'s guitar tech and would play 2nd guitar or the "Pagentry" and "Work" tours.
Thanks to www.slicingupeyeballs.com here are 2 videos of his work with DnC as well as R.E.M.
Kendrick Lamar is not just hip hop anymore. After working with Imagon Dragons at the Grammy's he has teamed up with Tame Impala for a remix of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards", but just titled "Backwards". It's set to appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming film "Divergent". Check it out below.
Way back in 1992 R.E.M. was begining to not only be known by you, but also your Mom. "Automatic For The People" was out and the day before the Grammy's where they were nominated for 7 awards, Mike Mill did a very akward interview and played "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" on Live! with Regis & Kathy Lee.
Good news for Bob Mould fans (like ME!!!)...Bob will release his 11th studio album via Merge Records on June 3 called "Beauty & Ruin". Once again he will be joined on the album by Superchunk drummer John Wurster and former Verbow frontman Jason Narducy as his band. Bob is currently out touring the 25th Anniversery of his debut solo album "Workbook". Last night he was at The Ed Sullivan Theater as a guest on the The Late Show With David Letterman where he played "See A Little Light"...enjoy.