Horoscopes return Monday
The decision to discontinue them was not at all mine; in the increasing squeeze o’ space in the Living section, it was just a matter of figuring out how to fit two pages of comics/games into one and a half pages. What’s disheartening is the number of phone calls we get for changes to the comics page (we had to discontinue a number of comics because of costs as well). Readers seem to...
Rock 'n' Roll Ringing in My Ears
I mean that literally. There are plans and then there’s what happens. My brain is rattled and my voice is hoarse. I have a low-grade headache and a nap is in my immediate future. The Melting Point wasn’t in the cards last night, and no regrets. Leaving out extraneous details, there’s this that I re-discovered last night. Rock music is something that’s either embraced or...
Weekend planning, still inside the Banner-Herald →
AthFest Hopes and Realities
I think Gordon Lamb sums it up best in his podcast with Blake Aued when he says AthFest is a marathon. You have to pace yourself. Already awfully sleepy from staying out past my bedtime covering the Flagpole Athens Music Awards last night, I’m starting to feel a little skeptical regarding my previous ambition for tonight’s viewings. So I’ve been assessing how much walking around downtown I...
Anxiously awaiting the evening from my desk at the... →
ABH AthFest 2008 micro-site up and running
It’s up and running and chockfull of goodies, including early photos of the B-52s by Kelly Mills, along with a clip from a 1978 concert video he made of a show in Atlanta when he was a student at Ga. State. There’ll be blogs and podcasts and other goodies, so check it out.
Flagpole Athens Music Awards tonight
Tonight is one of my favorite events of AthFest, the Flagpole Athens Music Awards. Aside from the general raucous revelry that ensues in cramming umpteen rock bands and their closest fans/friends under one roof for the evening, the lineup of musicians playing the show spans all genres and showcases the huge, huge wealth of talent in Athens — all that in one of Athens’ truly loveliest venues, the...
Don’t even bother reading the rest, just get to the comments and start...– From “A Brave Nation Of Half-Literate Blog Commenters” by Ken Layne