“In his own words, Chuck Taylor is ‘coy’ about his record collection. When Taylor first began to volunteer at local radio station WTJU in 1979—a few years removed from English and philosophy at Elon, then stocking vending machines for the University of Virginia—rumor had it that the largely student-run station sought him out so it could access his albums.
“‘There were jokes about it,’ said Taylor during a recent phone interview. ‘One of the vending machine areas was at WTJU, and I got into the habit of taking my lunch break there and talking to the announcers. When I first came in, they were probably a little freaked out…I was just this guy who showed up and suddenly started talking about music with a lot of knowledge.’”
January 12, 2010
For my first Feedback column of 2010, I came up with a list of the 10 local events that best embodied what 2009 meant for the Charlottesville arts community, along with a list of the best local records of 2009. Lucky you! Read both here.
January 5, 2010
Mister Baby, “Lucky You”