Month: May 2012

Reading the trends in the data at Calculated Risk

I won the monthly contest for economic predictions on my favorite blog.

Savannah-made “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies” now available

I had a chance to see Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies a few days ago on the big screen at the Jepson Center for the Arts along with many members of the cast and crew, but as of Tuesday the movie was available for small screen viewing via a variety of retail and rental outlets.

Logan Venderlic – The Sentient Bean – 06/09/12

From The Sentient Bean: Logan’s self-titled debut long player follows his 2010 breakout, Manic EP, which illicited the quick and telling quip from the likes of The Wall Street Journal: “Tom Petty meets Appalachia.”

American Aquarium – The Jinx – 06/23/12

Highly recommended gig by a hard-working and hard-living rock band from Raleigh.

Grist on the resurgence of local food in the South

“Just 10 years ago it would have been impossible to draw 500 participants and over 30 food vendors and producers to an event focused on local, sustainable food. And the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) has a lot to do with the grassroots movement behind the change. For a decade the nonprofit has been gathering small-scale farmers and ranchers throughout the state in an effort to organize, educate, and network producers and consumers.”

3 lessons from Beryl

1. Dangerous storms can form very close to the coast.
2. The National Hurricane Center was spot on in its forecasts.
3. Some Savannahians spend way too much time watching TV.

First video from Savannah band Aurora: “Back to the Guns”

I first mentioned the young Savannah band Aurora in a post about a No Control show that included Triathalon and Cusses. Maybe it’s just because I’m old, but I hear all sorts of 80s New Wave influences in the music and in lead singer Jake Ellis’ voice.

Home price declines: What’s the matter with Atlanta?

Atlanta home prices fell 17.7% from March 2011 to March 2012.

Home prices at new post bubble lows in March, according to Case-Shiller

Prices are back at their mid-2002 level, but we might have already hit bottom.

Re: Magazine: Fashion with an edge

Re: Magazine, launched a few months ago by SCAD students, has just published its second issue. The magazine is heavy on fashion stories but also includes profiles, reviews, and all sorts of other pieces.

Photos of Truth & Salvage Co. from their first Savannah show

Truth & Salvage Co. played their first ever Savannah gig on Saturday night at Live Wire Music Hall. They’ll be back at Live Wire on Saturday, June 16th.

Beryl update: weakened storm begins U-turn

Now weakened Tropical Depression Beryl appears to be making its expected turn northward to be followed by a turn northeastward. It will bring a lot of rain to some areas.

“CBGB” film cast filling out, scheduled to begin shooting June 25th in Savannah

The cast reportedly includes Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Sana Katic, Joel David Moore, Malin Akerman, Julian Acosta, Richard De Klerk, Josh Zuckerman, Ryan Hurst, and Estelle Harris (Mrs. Costanza from “Seinfeld”).

Norman the dog rides a scooter . . .

Open the post to see Norman ride a bike.