9–6-08 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA poster by Chris Shaw

9/6/08 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawSep­tem­ber 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.


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