OK, so the last one isn't true. But the first two were actual claims -- though, thankfully, no attempts were made to prove the fertility thing, as the audience was primarily button-down corporate types and fraternizing wage slaves. Only one thing was proven conclusively: Guinness makes women drunk enough to play Final Furlong. But not even Guinness could erase the memory of seeing guys attempt this bouncy, ridiculous horseracing videogame.
Bucking heads: A trip to Buckhead, and not dead yet. Not that there weren't worries. But thankfully, the city is looking out for our safety. Wow, wouldn't a 2 a.m. bar-closing be great? Just think, instead of a trickle, it would be a flood of drunken people getting into their motor vehicles for one massive death rally. This is a ridiculous "solution" to a problem for which the blame is being grossly misplaced. Visit the Web page to let your voice be heard: www.umix.net/default.aspx?tabindex=5&tabid=26.
On a lighter note: Thursday, Nov. 13, East Atlanta's Eastside Lounge stepped it up a notch, hosting local DJ/producer Karl Injex and auspicious imports Kyoto Jazz Massive. The combination of warm cascades of jazz_fusion deep_house beat_boogie and an intimate setting bodes well for the city's ability to replicate, and then personalize, West London immediacy.
Local producer Chris Brann was to perform at Eastside, but opted to just hang. Brann did, however, perform Friday, Nov. 14, with his Ananda Project collective alongside DJs at Luxe (in Mumbo Jumbo's former space) as part of an inaugural fashion event featuring Feresheteh Rashidi's fall designs.
The next night, soulful NYC/N.J. selector Kerri Chandler made his first Atlanta DJ appearance with Kai Alce at MJQ, in an exploration of house from its roots in disco to its most contemporary reaches. Underneath the kaleidoscopic columns of light, the MJQ crowd stretched their hands upward, fleeting moments held firmly in quivering grasps.
Let's not end 3 a.m. epiphanies.
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I'm pretty sure he was 19.
3 people apparently love handing over an extra 40% in fees for nothing in return…
Dang. I thought they would name some actual headliners.
Forgot to mention that Iggy did a stellar show @ the Agora in the spring…
Their fees were onerous, to say the least. $16 per ticket for "convenience," and it's…