... the other Black experience



Do you live out in the middle of nowhere, like the sticks? Come talk to folks who live in small towns & desolate cities. I started this group because: I'm nosy about small town people.

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Western Mass?

Started by Calvin Skull Oct 21, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Laura on June 29, 2012 at 10:48pm

rockabilly in Rock Island ill

Comment by blaqvenus on June 21, 2012 at 5:37pm

i'm in baton rouge. come and get me!

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Comment by Moni on October 9, 2011 at 10:10pm

I'm from a small town in Northwest Louisiana, about an hour north of Shreveport and three hours east of Dallas (which is my favorite city to run off to when I have an opportunity!). The school I attended has about 300 students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, and there were 13 people in my senior class. It was ages before cable, then internet, was available in our area, so I lived life via the magazines and music I received in our mailbox. The only peers I had were the people I met through the pen pals section of Metal Edge and Maximum Rock 'n Roll back then. Not even the white kids listened to the kind of music I did. The vast majority of them were solely into country music, and the ones that weren't listened to pop or radio-friendly rap and r&b. That was my life growing up in the eighties and nineties. After I graduated from high school, I attended college in a town that had banned MTV at the local cable company!

After I escaped from that town, I moved to New Orleans, where I worked on Bourbon Street and felt really at home for the first time ever. After I left there, I moved to Austin, Texas, then Fayetteville, Arkansas (more college towns...), before moving back to Louisiana in 2004. That's my background as a podunk afropunk. What's yours???

Comment by Lord Q on February 7, 2011 at 3:32pm
Comment by Jimerea Koch on January 19, 2011 at 6:02pm

I'm from Lynchburg, TN. Granted,we  get a lot of tourists, but seeing the variety of visitors only serves to highlight how homogeneous and small the local population is.

Comment by Caz Prescott on January 29, 2010 at 7:21pm
Welcome Cortney! Nice 'hawk!
Comment by Charelle on December 15, 2009 at 8:42pm
THANK YOU!!! lol.
Comment by Madamoiselle De Sade on December 15, 2009 at 3:48pm
Never noticed this group before. :(
Comment by Kandyce on November 12, 2009 at 7:36pm
Hey small town peeps. Iowa here!

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