12 September 2007

Ready for Redding

It's time to get up from that dock on the bay -- or Hooch, as the case may be. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon is about to open up an exhibit that should be worth the two-hour drive.

The exhibit is called "Otis Redding: I’ve Got Dreams To Remember," and its a collection of music, photos, film footage and other pieces documenting the life of the Dawson, Ga. man who died 40 years ago (at the age of 26, for god's sake, in a plane crash that also killed the Bar-Kays). It opens Friday and runs through Sept. 10. It kicks off with an 8 p.m. celebration Friday night at Macon City Auditorium, where the Macon Symphony Orchestra will join Dexter and Otis Redding III and other guests for a concert. Elevate yourself to Otis' site for details.

"And I know that it’s home because that’s where the stereo sings
'I’ve got dreams to remember.'
But not even home can be with you forever."
-- Okkervil River, "Listening to Otis Redding at
Home During Christmas"

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