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Bulletin Board September 30 2000

WRAS's Georgia Music Show (Saturdays 5-7 p.m.) has a new host. Jez de Wolff, the station's former music director, is taking over the reigns of the long-running program. Bands are currently being booked to play live in October and November. If you're interested, send an e-mail to throwinghorns@yahoo.com, or for those still in the analog state, call and leave a message on the voicemail at 404-690-1319. Vinyl, CD's, mini-discs and DAT's, but oddly no cassettes (they're soooo 80's), are welcome.
Sunday Sept. 29 is the date and the Cobb Parkway Mars store is the location for more semi-final action in the Mars Music $100,000 Big Deal Contest. Atlanta's Tone Mutts have made the cut (out of 1500 entrants) and will be videotaping a four-song, 20-minute set to be sent to Mars HQ from which five finalists will be chosen. Turn out and cheer on your hometown band, but call first for the exact time. Or better yet, check the band out for a full set when they play the Brandy House on Oct. 18. Film, who are also semi-finalists in the same contest, recently shot their video for submission at Smith's Olde Bar.
The Reaching Out Foundation, an all volunteer, non-profit organization that helps cystic fibrosis patients and their families, has produced a fund-raising CD comprised of songs written, produced and/or performed by Atlanta residents impacted by cystic fibrosis. All of the songs were written by the Director of the CF Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Reports say the music is mostly easy listening love ballads, but, hey, it's a good cause. Find out more at www.reachingoutfoundation.org.
Jarboe, former singer for the now-extinct Swans is looking for a local guitarist to back her up at a local gig in November. The only qualifications are that the applicant must be tall, able to sing, perform choreographed moves and have strong visual style and stage presence. If you fit the bill, send a photo and bio/resume to vanessa@thelivingjarboe.com