“Under Pressure” with Freddie Mercury and David Bowie — just the vocals

Apparently this video/audio has been making the rounds for awhile, but it just crossed my desk tonight:

Problems involving social equality and bicycling infrastructure


I include relatively short block quotes from many published sources in posts here at Savannah Unplugged. Often, those 1-3 paragraphs (almost always less than 10 sentences, I’d guess) give my readers here a pretty good sense of the key information…

A few thoughts on the passing of Ben Tucker


Ben Tucker, the 82-year old jazz great and one of Savannah’s leading citizens, was killed today in a tragic accident on Hutchinson Island. My condolences to Ben’s wife Gloria, as well as the rest of Ben’s family and friends. Ben’s…

Why does The Jinx dominate so many categories in Connect’s annual readers’ poll?


I didn’t take many photos at this year’s party hosted by Connect Savannah for the winners of the 2013 Best of Savannah readers’ poll. That was mainly because Connect decided to dispense with the traditional (and lengthy) welcoming of each…

WSJ editorial board member rants about how “the bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise”

Screen shot 2013-06-04 at 10.20.33 AM

There’s been a lot of levity the last few days about Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz’s Onion-like rant in the newspaper’s rather extraordinary “Death By Bicycle” video, embedded below. More on that in a second. I haven’t…

Filligar – The Jinx – 08/03/13

Tornado chaser, his son, and a colleague killed in Friday’s storms in Oklahoma

Screen shot 2013-06-03 at 12.25.24 AM

Tim Samaras received 18 grants over the years from National Geographic to further his research on tornados, but also played a role in selling the storms as entertainment on the Discovery channel. His final tweet and a tense video of an EF4 from 2003 are embedded here.

Why isn’t Savannah more of a “restaurant town”?


I have not read Damon Lee Fowler’s new book Savannah Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from This Historic Southern City, but I have read several pieces about it today. From Cooking, Savannah style in the Winston-Salem Journal: It may be understandable…

O.A.R.’s June 8th show at Grayson Stadium gets canceled

Screen shot 2013-06-02 at 8.44.28 PM

Probably most of the fans who had already purchased tickets have seen the news that O.A.R. (of a revolution) has canceled their June 8th show at Grayson Stadium in Daffin Park here in Savannah. Refunds are available through the original…

Don’t panic: Social Security and Medicare are far from broke, many long-term fixes available

Screen shot 2013-06-02 at 11.12.30 AM

When some politicians and organizations are calling for steep and immediate cuts to entitlement spending, it’s very difficult to tell sometimes whether they are making ideological or economic arguments. Do they really want a more libertarian society in which the…

Photos and a few thoughts about SCAD’s New Alumni Concert


What a beautiful Friday night for SCAD’s New Alumni Concert in Forsyth Park with The Greyboy Allstars, Mayer Hawthorne, and Gringo Star. Just a few random thoughts, followed by some photos of the event on Friday evening. Gringo Star was…

Interesting subtexts in Moshe Safdie’s return to Savannah

Screen shot 2013-05-26 at 11.15.19 AM

Moshe Safdie will be speaking at SCAD’s commencements in Savannah and in Atlanta on Saturday. It’s an interesting development. Safdie is a renowned architect with a stunning list of major projects that includes Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in…