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2008-08-07 06:00:27

By Ed Bumgardner, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Aug. 7--Bassist Michael Lachowski knows that his band Pylon, along with pals The B-52s and R.E.M., helped make Athens, Ga., the center of the alternative-rock universe. He also is quick to point out that Pylon, unlike the other two bands, was never really geared toward immersing itself into the dubious inner-workings of show business that brought about fame and fortune. The band formed in 1979 and split in 1983 when it decided that making...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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