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|R.E.M.: Fables of the Reconstruction: Wendell Gee|
Wendell Gee was a local businessman in the Athens, Ga area. [Ron Henry] * He was a used-car salesman, if I remember correctly. In the "Shiny Chatty People" interview, the guys say there is a little town near Athens where there are a bunch of businesses owned by people named "Gee" -- pool hall, bail bondsman, etc. "You just know it must be some kind of family," Peter says. He doesn't quite explain why they used the name in the song, though. [Laura Del Col]
song: Begin the Begin
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