September 6, 2008 — 40 Watt Club, Athens, Georgia
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
According to Moonalice legend, the mountains in Eastern Tennessee — along the road we took to get to Athens from Nashville — were particularly conducive to tribal agriculture. In the early days, all the tribe did there was grow. That’s why they called the mountains the Hempies. Then came the European settlers. They found the hemp. Now the mountains are called the Smokies. Go figure.
According to Moonalice legend, man’s best friend will most commonly be a woman. However, the tribe has always been open minded in all personal matters. It has never seen an issue in canine companionship, either as a complement or alternative to human company. The tribe has always welcomed dogs of exceptional character and extreme jowls. Given this background, it should come as no surprise that the band is distantly related to Georgia’s brand new canine mascot, Uga the VIIth … and even more distantly related to the football mascot, Hairy Dawg. If Uga the VIIth and Hair Dawg turn around, then you compare their posteriors to a photo of me, you will see the resemblance.