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tidbits, fragments, and ephemera is a usually weekly but not always, sometimes substantial but not making any promises glimpse at some information and news related to Generation X in the Deep South.

Concerts and venues in Alabama, August 1982

August 1982 music Alabama

Murder in Mississippi (1990)

It was more than twenty-five years after murders of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner – and two years after the feature film Mississippi Burning – that the made-for-TV movie dramatized the incident for American audiences. Actor Tom Hulce won a Golden Globe for playing Schwerner.

“The blizzard of ’93 covered all 67 Alabama counties with snow” from al.com
and
“Archival images from Georgia’s 1993 blizzard” on YouTube

Growing up in the Deep South, snow is a rare thing. So, in March 1993, we were all blown away when we came outside one morning to find inches of the white stuff all over the ground. What would have been passé in states to the north was the stuff of legend in Alabama and Georgia.


level:deepsouth is an online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, and reviews) and images (photos and flyers), as well as to contributions for the lists.

An almost summer Deep Southern Gen X sampler, from “the lists”

The section in level:deepsouth called “the lists” is for collecting and sharing articles, sound files, videos, web links, and images from Generation X’s early years in the Deep South and from today. Below is a sampler.

Epitome Community Coffee Museum and Purple Circle in Tallahassee, Florida (Facebook group)

One of the stories on level:deepsouth that has been visited most often is William Nesbitt’s “At the Epitome,” which is his reminiscence of a popular coffee shop and hangout in Tallahassee, Florida. For those who might be interested, there’s also a Facebook group that shares memories from there.

The Jupiter Coyote Story (January 6, 2021)

The rock/blues/country/jam band Jupiter Coyote started in Macon, Georgia before moving to North Carolina, and put out several popular albums in the 1990s. This four-hour radio show shares some of their music and tells their story.

Toad Suck Daze

The events page is new to “the lists,” and it contains information on the festivals that GenXers grew up going to in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. From that new list, Arkansas’s Toad Suck Daze was founded in 1982 and continues today.


To find out how to contribute to “the lists,” check the submit page.

tidbits, fragments, and ephemera 4

tidbits, fragments, and ephemera is a usually weekly but not always, sometimes substantial but not making any promises glimpse at some information and news related to Generation X in the Deep South.



level:deepsouth is an online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, and reviews) and images (photos and flyers), as well as to contributions for the lists.