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In honor of the third year anniversary of local blog, suburbanapologist, I felt obliged to share the first article I ever had ‘published’ in one of our local zines.
An admitted Pavement apologist, I felt the urge to call out of work/take a few days off of school and drive to Atlanta in order to see Stephen Malkmus perform at the Variety Playhouse.
At this point in time, I never thought I would be privy to catching my Rosebud (Pavement) perform live, and felt that it was absolutely imperative that I drive 7 hours to Atlanta to at least catch my hero perform live solo.
It was an incredible trip, (and it was an even more incredible trip two years later when I caught Pavement’s first American reunion show at Coachella), but nonetheless, I got published for the first time since briefly writing for the USF Oracle as an undergrad.
It’s impossible to express the thrill of seeing your words in print, and I thank Reax for providing me with this brief opportunity.
I love this town. I love what it stands for. I love the hard working people that contribute bringing music to the masses of this area. I wish we caught more shows from a national eye, but meh, it is what it is with Tampa! I suppose it is a ‘detriment’ to living in paradise!
Cheers to rayroa for all the work he has put into making suburbanapologistwhat it is today. I look forward to toasting in his success later this evening, as I currently reminisce on the good ole Reax days!
-Idiot, drinking Lacroix sparkling water