Not everybody wants to sit down and write something. But that shouldn’t stop you from contributing to level:deepsouth, if you want to. The images section is for sharing digitized versions of old photos, flyers from shows, ‘zine covers, artwork . . . One important part of this project is publishing stories about the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s in the Deep South, but there’s also room for photographers and artists to include images of what was going on back then. (And don’t worry about bad hair and embarrassing outfits— we all looked like that.)
To know more about how to submit, check the guidelines.
The editor of level:deepsouth is seeking submissions on the following subjects, or on similar subjects:
Hattiesburg, Mississippi band Buffalo Nickel
Starkville, Mississippi-based musician Del Rendon
Oxford, Mississippi-based band Beanland
Atlanta, Georgia-based band Drivin’ N Cryin’
the band Hairy Buzzard Gizzards
South Carolina-based bands Crazy Ethel, Two Pound Planet, Homeboy Madhouse
the North Carolina-based band Jupiter Coyote
the song “Drowning” by Hootie & the Blowfish
the song “Take Down the Rebel Flag” by Buffalo Nickel
the Mississippi music venue Musiquarium
the Spartanburg, South Carolina music venue Dawg Gone
Greenville, South Carolina studio Cafe Pleasurematic
If you have a firsthand story to tell or photos to share, check out the submission guidelines for how to go about sending them in.
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.
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 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.
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.