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Putting the Spin on the music scene - Alumni Profiles
March 2010 Issue
Charles Aaron came to the University of Georgia to be a sportswriter, enrolling as a journalism major in 1980. But rock ’n’ roll turned out to be his real major, and it’s a big reason why he’s the music editor at Spin magazine now. “I could not have had a better education if I’d planned it,” Aaron (M ’85) says. “Virtually every great underground band of the ’80s played in Athens, and there were all these people who were so into music. It was a combination of a strong journalism school, student paper and music scene, and a bizarre confluence of interesting people. The life of the mind was crackling all over campus, whether I went to class or not.” The starting point in Aaron’s evolution from covering sports to music was at the 40 Watt Club during an early 1980s show by the hardcore band Bad Brains, an experience he calls “mind-blowing, the most revelatory show ever.” He wrote a …
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