This article makes me feel old. Let's have another Sleep Therapy album.
i think one of the #1 walls that needs to be painted is along fort street in sweet auburn— i'm talking about that giant wall that is the downtown connector. it's directly across from some old apartments with a cool 60s vibe— unfortunately the whole mood is shat on by the fact that you have to live next to a giant cement wall of a freeway. thus, the apartments are understandably abandoned.
there are places like this all over midtown and downtown, just walls of interstates. many of the walls that are being painted aren't that ugly in the first place, although the art is a welcome addition, there are some spots that the DOT and city of atlanta should allow to be beautified.
@zedsmith: thank you for being on hand to answer reader questions this weekend!!
kiteless: Generally they stay intact, but that choice is in the hands of the owners of the walls. LW has had at least one wall owner who wasn't happy with the mural they ended up with who ended up painting over it.
Dragonslayer: given how frequently the owner of that underpass buffs the tags off of that wall, I suspect they're not interested in taking their hands off the wheel and letting an artist paint it. That's either the City or State DOT, I think.
Has there been any talk of painting the tunnel on Moreland Avenue from L5P to the Edgewood shopping district?
question— do the walls get painted over at the end of the week or do they stay intact?
Abilene Cooper's name is spelled as Ablene twice in this article. Mistake or deliberate dissing?
I'm here for cheesy self-promotion, also. Vinny Bucci (Regular Guys show), Taj Turner, and Dulcé Sloan are three Atlanta comics who have been guests on my podcast: http://ArtHowardAtNight.com.
As for luring successful actors to live here, getting more agencies, and casting local comics in films: the fantasy that Atlanta would become a second L.A. was going around 20 years ago, and it's never happened, and won't. Those roles are cast in Hollywood, end of story. If you've got the talent and the $, you need to be in L.A. You'll waste your best years waiting for it to come here.
Comedy Cellar - NYC...never been to a comedy show in Atlanta (minus Paul Mooney a couple years back)
Check it out, Scott, think this is what you're looking for:
Kudos to CL and Austin for keeping the current surge of the rookie comedy scene in the spotlight. There's pros and cons to the depth of open mics and stand-up opportunties for amatuers and pro-hopefuls, as notated. I still appreciate that you can go to cheap spots like Sweetwater (every first Monday of the month, 10 bucks for six pints, show and a glass.. duh) and all the open mics around town for free, cheap, uninhibited stand-up. And for those of us who appreciate and respect the craft, the cream will rise to the top; the rookies that are spoiled and dry of material will be weeded-out as like most niche' Industries as it is fairly tight-knit. Can we get an open mic line-up like another local blog has?
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If you want to hear another recent interview with Atlanta comic Shalewa Sharpe, we've got it right here:
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THEY ARE NOW DATING! Any of you who think this was a hatchet job ought to see what became of these two. Apparently, Ms. Stockett likes to be challenged, as they were caught on camera KISSING at this year's White House Correspondents' dinner. Google both their names if you are wary of the link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/st…
After finishing the book I get online to find out a little more about the author of this beautiful novel. And, boy, am I surprised to run into THIS article as number three on google's list. I am really shocked at Mr. Wyatt's inexplicable hostility towards Ms. Stockett. Oh well.. I can only imagine what people like him wrote about Harriet Beecher Stowe back in the day. After all, what she wrote in Uncle Tom's Cabin must have been nothing but a big fat "ambitious" lie too.
Understanding a human whois not yourself is always a lie.
Really? Who besides WeeWyattWilliams believes that? If that were true why would anyone bother writing fiction? You'd
have to restate the old adage. There'd still be just 3 kinds
of lies. But novels would replace "statistics" at #3.
Does Miss Stockett have a contract with someone that obligates her to talk to a drip like this? I think the comment that captures WW "essence"(limpwrist/characterassassin) best is the one thanking Our Lord that nobody writes like WW in Atlanta. One is plenty.
Wow, Wyatt. Bitter much? Is the reason the text reads so bitchy that she wouldn't tell you what you wanted?
hmmm...Is this the reporter currently dating Ms. Stockett.
I want to be Butler's Gordon Lish and cut his book in half. Then maybe call it good. There are amazing passages, heart stopping language in this claustrophobic book, but it's mostly too long, arbitrary, and a Johnny One-note. By page 200, we get it. The box within the box remains in the box, family, identity. It's not that profound, not as Mr. Williams seems to imply, and Butler's personal life does not make it any more so. Wouldn't his personal life be irrelevant? It's a work of fiction and should stand on its own. I'm not saying that you shouldn't read this book; you most definitely should, but know that it is a dark ugly book on the horrors of the monotony of family and identity, and that the book is crippled. (perhaps intentionally)
Why Blake Butler Doesn't Write At His Own House In Cabbagetown
"I don't shit where I eat."
So you're telling us he shits in his parent's house. What a rebell.
Something To Note About The Differences Between Blake Butler and Blake Butler
When he sits down at the computer to write, the screen reflects in his eyes and his head casts a shadow on the screen.
excellent piece & very informative.
My point, as I said in such lines as, "In Atlanta, urban legends, online accounts and other reports of spectral behavior at times lack explanation" and "You probably won't learn the reasons behind the poltergeist activity surrounding a specific location or event," is not that Atlanta lacks reports of paranormal events. In talking to people and hitting the books, I could find not find many that could be presented as "campfire-ready" stories.
But if I've missed any, I can't wait to hear them.
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