Month: August 2011

Lion Versus – The Sentient Bean – 08/20/11

From the Sentient Bean website: Savannah born Lion Versus returns to the South. “There’s something in the now-Philadelphia-based group Lion Versus’ sepia-toned, gritty folk that clearly speaks of the group’s Georgia origins; it’s something distinct, alluring, and as Southern as…

Savannah and hurricanes: a tale of two centuries

Tropical storm Emily is a long, long way away from Coastal Georgia, and the current forecast has it remaining a tropical storm (not a hurricane) as it gets closer to us. [Update, 8/4: Emily collapsed earlier today over the mountains…

New track from upcoming Astronautalis album: “Dmitri Mendeleev”

One of my favorite acts of last March’s inaugural Savannah Stopover was Astronautalis — the hip-hop artist originally from Jacksonville who isn’t afraid to mix genres. There were some audio issues at his gig, but I loved the show. My…

Lucian Freud: giving more life to the living

Sometimes I can’t believe that I’ve missed some news, but I didn’t find out until today that painter Lucian Freud died a couple of weeks ago in London at age 88. He died — and all the attendant press coverage…

One way to deal with illegally parked cars: crush with a tank

Thanks to my friend Matthew for pointing this out to me. This seems too good to be true — a prank? a public service ad? — but if not, it appears mayor Arturas Zuokas of Vilnius, Lithuania has found a…

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s WSVH moves to Armstrong

Classes begin at Armstrong Atlantic State University in about two weeks, and the campus will be busy in the interim as professors and students prepare. And we’ll all find a new neighbor. Georgia Public Broadcasting’s WSVH (89.1 FM) has moved…

Markets do not like what they see in debt deal, current data, and future policies

The Dow was down 2.19% today, the Nasdaq 2.75%, and the S&P 500 2.56%. Obviously, the markets were not buoyed by the debt deal, signed today by Obama, that averted a default. No, the markets were apparently looking at fresh…

Video of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on the House floor to vote yea for the debt bill

Not much to this, really, but it’s great to see Rep. Giffords on the floor of the House less than 7 months after being shot in the head. The video is embedded via The Washington Post.

Under proposed map, Ga.’s 1st district would still be a lock for Kingston

I already posted about the redistricting map currently making the rounds among Georgia lawmakers. But I got a few questions about the impacts, and I decided to take a closer look at some of the electoral implications. First, let me…

With debt ceiling crisis averted, back to the economic grind

It’s been long and ugly, but it looks like we’ve averted a debt crisis and default. As I’ve noted here before, there wasn’t a crisis about our debt — investors around the world have been more than happy to buy…