October 24th, 2006 5:33 pm | by MARK BAUMGARTEN Music | Posted In: Columns

Amy McCullough Named WW Music Editor

Zach Dundas, Mark Baumgarten and Amy McCulloughMany great moments have... shit, what's the word. I can't think of it. To tell you the truth, I can't really think at all after the wonderful farewell party Willamette Week threw for me last night at Acme. If you were there, you know what I'm talking about. If not, well, you probably still do. But what you might not know if you didn't attend is that there is a new music editor in town. And this is what I was talking about up there at the beginning. Great moments. The life of a music editor is filled with them, but the moment that occurred between sets by Tractor Operator and the Morals last night was perhaps the greatest of my three year tenure.

There, from Acme's small stage, I announced that my former calendar editor and current best friend, Amy McCullough, would be taking the helm of Willamette Week's music section. At that moment, when she and I hugged one another in congratulations and goodbye, I was finally able to let go, knowing that everything we have worked for at this paper will continue under her guise. So, join me in welcoming your new music editor, and the first ever woman to hold the position (although she's more of a dude than I am), Amy McCullough.

Amy just took off for a two week vacation, so please don't throw your demos and one sheets at her until Nov. 3. And please, don't make fun of her accent. She's sensitive.

Photo: Three generations of WW music: Former music editor Zach Dundas (left) and Amy McCullough celebrate the return of red, as Mark Baumgarten (center) thinks about Hubert H. Humphrey. By Karla Starr.
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