Month: January 2012

Savannah Music Festival adds Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt; Pink Martini; The Head and The Heart and Justin Townes Earle; and Gershwin cabaret to 2012 lineup

Indices from Philadelphia and Chicago federal reserve banks give reasons for optimism


I periodically post information about the current state of the economy from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which publishes a monthly economic index based on 85 weighted factors, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which publishes a coincident…

A modeling agency’s new website and a few thoughts on the future of fashion in Savannah


The Savannah College of Art and Design has appeared in national rankings of top fashion schools. Savannah also has to have as many photographers per capita — some SCAD affiliated, many not — as any small city in America. Plus…

South Carolina House unanimously approves resolution challenging key permit for Savannah River dredging project

And so the inter- and intra-state fighting continues. Now, according to The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.: House lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle Wednesday decried a controversial decision that, they say, is disastrous for the Charleston port…

Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” tour begins in Atlanta, then Greensboro and Tampa

Idgy Dean – The Sentient Bean – 02/02/12

Live Spaceman – Idgy Dean from Spaceman Sound on Vimeo.

The Farewell Drifters – The Sentient Bean – 01/27/12

James McMurtry – Live Wire Music Hall – 02/15/12

Hurt / Jeffro / The Wandering Madman – Live Wire Music Hall – 02/10/12


Scott H. Biram / Lydia Loveless – The Jinx – 02/03/12

Scott H. Biram: Lydia Loveless — I really love this song:

Jucifer / Guzik / Demonaut – The Jinx – 01/28/12

Jucifer: Check out the Facebook event page for more links.

Broader access to refinancing would help housing market

I’ve spent A LOT of time in recent years studying and writing about housing issues at the local and national level. And I’ve been frustrated by the unwillingness to take bold steps that would clearly help buoy the sector. The…

AJC: UGA loses Hinesville recruit because he can’t prove citizenship

I’ve been highly critical — and will continue to be! — of the various efforts in Georgia to tackle the problem of illegal immigration in ways that are counterproductive. From the AJC’s Immigration policy likely at heart of Chester Brown…

State of the Union word cloud