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I'm Austin. I'm a Mountaineer aspiring to do something with his life. I'm a DJ for WWVU-FM, and an amateur music reviewer. I don't get it either.

theappalachianmale:

Aerial shot of Morgantown, West Virginia!

Mmm just look at the mighty Mon River.

theappalachianmale:

Aerial shot of Morgantown, West Virginia!

Mmm just look at the mighty Mon River.

(via thisfire-burns)

— 6 days ago with 30 notes
#so fresh and so clean  #west virginia 
wwvufm:

The Aristotle Jones Experience performing live on Morgantown Sound last night  

wwvufm:

The Aristotle Jones Experience performing live on Morgantown Sound last night  

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#u92  #morgantown  #west virginia 
cityofmorgantown:

Things get a little bit bleak out on Dug Hill Road.

cityofmorgantown:

Things get a little bit bleak out on Dug Hill Road.

— 1 month ago with 8 notes
#morgantown  #west virginia 

cityofmorgantown:

I spent way more time than I should have trying to match the advertisement that reappeared late last week after the demolition of the old Farmers and Merchants Bank with an image of when it was brand new.

Sadly, I couldn’t find a match. But I was able to verify that the Farmers and Merchants Bank went up in the late 1950s or early 1960s, which means that bright advertisement above has been there for at least sixty years. Furthermore, if you look at the second image, you’ll notice that Comuntzi’s - a restaurant located where Gibbie’s is now - purchased new space there on the right side of the image. You can see both the Coca-Cola and the Comuntzi’s on a white background beneath it. The advertisement above would have been from the left side of the second image, painted onto the building that has a sign that reads “Hotel.” 

I do wish I could have found an image but such is searching old archives. 

Thanks to longtime reader (and distant townie) Michael B. He was back in town over the weekend and noticed the uncovered advertisement. 

— 2 months ago with 16 notes
#morgantown  #west virginia 
It feels nice to be home for a few days.

It feels nice to be home for a few days.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#west virginia  #wv 
1989 list of artists who had played at the Underground Railroad (now 123 Pleasant St.) in Morgantown, WV.
Featuring names from all over, such as The Flaming Lips, Henry Rollins, Pixies, Dead Milkmen, and more. Click image for (slightly) larger view.

1989 list of artists who had played at the Underground Railroad (now 123 Pleasant St.) in Morgantown, WV.

Featuring names from all over, such as The Flaming Lips, Henry Rollins, Pixies, Dead Milkmen, and more. Click image for (slightly) larger view.

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#wv  #west virginia  #morgantown  #punk 
1983-04-10
The Grateful Dead play Morgantown, WV.

1983-04-10

The Grateful Dead play Morgantown, WV.

— 2 months ago with 1672 notes
#grateful dead  #morgantown  #wvu  #West Virginia 
cityofmorgantown:

Even though its frighteningly cold, any view of the city from relatively high above it is worth getting. (Also, Woodburn’s lighting scheme is still terrible. Fix that Gee. Make your mark.)

cityofmorgantown:

Even though its frighteningly cold, any view of the city from relatively high above it is worth getting. (Also, Woodburn’s lighting scheme is still terrible. Fix that Gee. Make your mark.)

— 2 months ago with 16 notes
#morgantown  #west virginia 
I'm From West Virginia and I've Got Something to Say About the Chemical Spill →

It’s fair and even warranted to place the blame of the WV chemical leak on Freedom Industries and their willful neglect of the storage containers. That’s a valid point. When you’re upstream of a major area’s water supply, it would behoove you to check up on your facilities more than once every twenty years.

This, however, is a two-way street. Over the past 150 years, West Virginia has turned into an easy target for industry. What’s not to love? Abundant natural resources, cheap property, and residents to thrive on ignoring the past in the name of “tradition.” We brought this on ourselves. We stood by and let coal companies and chemical plants use our state as they see fit, and we take it as proof that the West Virginian is a strong, resilient person. This culture of ignorance has helped lead to the stereotypes, the rape of our land, and the cycle of poverty that all too many of us have experienced.

All in the name of tradition.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#west virginia  #wv  #chemical leak  #wv chemical spill