We’ve Been a Long Time Gone
My lands, we were gone a long time, weren’t we?
Great to see you all again, everyone. Harvey and Jeff play a little catchup on life, Panic, politics, and such, and then sit down with Scott Whiddon, a Professor of Writing at Transylvania University in Lexington, who also happens to be a damn fine musician. On December 27, Scott will release his new single, “The Ballad of Chris Bell,” about the Big Star founder and Memphis-born singer-songwriter who died way too young in 1978. The guys talk about Scott’s new record and talk a lot about Panic, using Scott’s first show, 12/30/95 in Spartanburg, SC as the jumping off point. While NYE 1995 deservedly gets a ton of praise, the night before is damn fine as well, featuring a lengthy sit-in by John Keane, and some darkness before the New Year’s joy of the next night in Macon, GA.
We promise to see more of you in 2021, but until then, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
30 December 1995 – Spartanburg, SC – Memorial Auditorium
West Virginia > You Got Yours > Stop-Go (w/John Keane), A of D, Wondering, Maggot Brain (w/John Keane) > Chilly Water