Thursday, November 10, 2005

Suburban Atlanta Anthem To Premiere at UGA Halftime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Suburban Atlanta Anthem To Premiere at UGA Halftime
“OTP” written and produced by country legend Abilene San Antonio

LAWRENCEVILLE - November 10, 2005 - With more than 90,000 fans watching, Grammy-award winner and Lawrenceville resident Abilene San Antonio will debut his suburban Atlanta anthem “OTP” during the halftime celebration of this Saturday’s UGA-Auburn game in Athens. “OTP” is Mr. San Antonio’s response to the Dallas Austin-penned “The ATL,” a song that many in the suburbs feel emphasizes urban culture to the exclusion of hard-working, decent, God-fearing, white suburbanites.

“If you ask me, rap’s just crap without the C,” explained San Antonio. “When Dallas Austin made ‘The ATL’ into one of them rap songs, he was pretty much tellin’ folks like me that we ain’t no longer welcome in Atlanta no more. It’s too bad, cause my wife was wantin’ to check out that Ikea place.”

San Antonio’s previous hits include “Trucks, Guns and More Guns,” “That’s Our Oil Under Their Sand,” and the Grammy award-winning “God Didn’t Make No Adam And Steve.”

Click here to listen to a sample of Abilene San Antonio's "OTP"

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Bland Atlanta - UPDATED

In response to Atlanta's just-unveiled Brand Atlanta marketing campaign, we at My 'Lanta have developed some Atlanta branding ideas of our own.

















Saturday, September 03, 2005

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

My 'Lanta - 23 Aug 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Dear Atlantan,

Have ever wanted to dress up like a woman and have someone throw pies at your face?

You're not alone.

Love,
My 'Lanta

Download My 'Lanta - 23 Aug 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

My 'Lanta - 10 August 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Thank you for your patience (and your patients).

Here's another episode of My 'Lanta's Best of the Atlanta Craigslist.

My 'Lanta - 04 Aug 2005 - Naked Art





Last Saturday, those of you who were fortunate enough to be at home sleeping missed "Naked In Freedom Park," a public art project that consisted of naked people running around and posing for photos (see photo).

Last night, two of the naked art event's organizers, Ronnog and Steve Seaberg, granted My 'Lanta an exclusive interview.

Born in Sweden, Ronnog and Steve are Atlanta's premier Acrobatic Poets -- meaning that they recite poetry while performing Yoga-like acrobatics (see photo).

Ronnog and Steve talked to My 'Lanta about the naked art performance. They were also kind enough to perform some of their acrobatic poetry for us.

Download My 'Lanta - 04Aug2005 - Naked Art.

Bonus Download!!!

As you may have heard in the recording above, My 'Lanta sent a Podcast Recording crew to "Naked Art in Freedom Art" last Saturday morning. The dramatic recording that our crew made at "Naked Art" is destined to become Podcasting's equivalent of the legendary radio broadcast of the Hindenburg Disaster. We are, therefore, making it available as download.

Download The Seaberg Disaster of 2005

Bonus Link!!!
Ronnog Seaberg's volume of poetry, Song of Atlanta, is available here. Buy two; the holidays are just around the corner!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Other Music for Atlanta's Gormandizers

Just found this story in one of the British tabloids. You all know anything about it?

Historic Club to Relocate?
August 3, 2005

FAMED New York rock club CBGB began the last month on its lease yesterday as E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt stepped up in hopes of saving the grungy East Village rock palace.

The famous club that helped launch the likes of Blondie, the Ramones and Talking Heads is battling its landlord, the Bowery Residents Committee (BRC), over $98,000 in back rent and a $24,000 increase to its monthly rent.

The BRC, a non-profit group that aids the homeless, wants its money and guarantees of future rent payments before agreeing to a new lease.

"I can't put the needs of the club second to the needs of the BRC and the homeless," BRC director Muzzy Rosenblatt said, although he noted the two sides were talking.

Van Zandt, a star on The Sopranos TV show, put together Sunday night's punk-rock and grunge benefit featuring Blondies' Deborah Harry and said benefit shows would be held all month at the club and that a free Washington Square Park rally was in the works.

CBGB owner Hilly Kristal was less optimistic: "I don't think [Rosenblatt] has any intention of giving us a lease."

He said he thought the BRC was just out to double his monthly rent.

CBGB, with its familiar white awning, holds a special place in the city's music history. Apart from hosting top names, it was here the punk scene was created for small crowds that paid a $1 cover charge.

If CBGB closes, it will join a growing list of downtown clubs that have shut down in the last several years.

The famous Fez and the Luna Lounge have both closed this year because of development, and last year the Bottom Line was shut over a debt of more than $242,000 to its landlord, New York University.

A series of celebrities, including Talking Heads frontman David Byrne have tried to facilitate talks between Kristal and the BRC.

Van Zandt, who is now leading the charge, said the end of the CBGB would be the end of the rock 'n' roll era.

"This is the last rock 'n' roll symbol left," Mr Van Zandt said.

"We have seen one iconic rock 'n' roll venue after the other disappear, and we finally said, 'let's draw a line here, and save at least one'."

Mr Kristal is considering moving the club to Atlanta, Georgia if they fail.

"If New York doesn't want me then I'll do something else. There are people out there who do want me, who have a vision that highlights optimism, opportunity, and openness," he said. Insiders say that Mr Kristal has been eyeing a variety of locations near downtown Atlanta, in buildings that formerly housed local landmark nightclubs 688, The Great Southeast Music Hall, and The Earl.

The Daily Telegraph

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

My 'Lanta - 27 July 2005 - Lisa Baron Talks About Choices

The lovely and talented newspaper columnist and Ralph Reed spokesperson Lisa Baron stopped by our studio for yet another chat with Phil O'Steen. The conversation that ensued is easily the strangest and least coherent that two have had.

Download My 'Lanta - 27 July 2005 - Lisa Baron Talks About Choices.

My-Lanta-27July2005-LB.mp3

Thursday, July 21, 2005

My 'Lanta - 21 July 2005 - Goodnight Atlanta

Congratulations!

You've just stumbled across the first installment of what we hope will be an ongoing series of Podcasts aimed at Atlanta's pre-school youth*. We're calling it My 'Lanta Kidz

For this Podcast, Phil O'Steen transforms the bedtime story Goodnight Moon into a touching homage to the city we call home.

(*This is only aimed at kids who are allowed to hear recordings with the word "shit" in them.)

So here, for your nighttime listening pleasure is Phil O'Steen reading Goodnight Atlanta.

Sweet dreams.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Subscribe to My 'Lanta using iTunes

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My 'Lanta - 19 July 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Black by popular demand, here's another installment of the Best of Atlanta Craigslist on My 'Lanta.

Download My 'Lanta - 19 July 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

My 'Lanta - 12 July 2005 - Lisa Baron Goes To A Bar

Columnist Lisa Baron will not quit bugging us.

She stopped by My 'Lanta's studio to discuss her marriage, Ralph Reed, and peeing in her sleep.

Download My'Lanta-12July2005-Lisa Baron Goes To A Bar.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

My 'Lanta - 07 July 2005 - Lisa Baron Eats Cobbler

Lisa Baron once again stopped by My 'Lanta's spacious studio to talk about marriage, her wonderful husband, and delicious cobbler.

Download My 'Lanta - 07 July 2005 - Lisa Baron Eats Cobbler.

And, as promised on the Podcast, here's the cobbler recipe:

Lisa Baron's Blueberry Cobbler

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cups regular oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons chilled butter
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cooking spray
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup freshly ground flax seed (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and
level with a knife. Combine flours, oats, sugar,
butter, flax seed, and nutmeg in a food processor;
pulse 5 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Press two-thirds of oat mixture into bottom of an
8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Spread blueberries over
warm crust. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture, and
press gently. Bake for an additional 25 minutes or
until lightly browned and bubbly. Cool completely in
pan on a wire rack.


Yield: 16 servings

Pairs well with vanilla ice cream.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Anna (Go To Him)


Last week, Anna from Ikea.com sat down for an interview with My 'Lanta. Anna isn't a real person. Anna is Ikea.com's virtual help desk assistant.

Although designed to answer questions about Ikea's furniture, Anna wasn't afraid to answer some of Phil's questions about company founder Ingvar Kamprad's Nazi past, nor did she shy away from Phil's more, um, personal questions.

So here, for your listening pleasure, is Phil's interview with Ikea.com's Anna. The audio is a verbatim reading of Phil's questions and Anna's answers. If you don't believe us, ask her yourself.

Download Phil's Interview with Anna.

Transcript of interview is below:

Have you heard about the links between Ikea and the Nazis?
A: The IKEA business idea is: “We shall offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.”

Do you know Ingvar Kamprad?
A: The founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, has been eager to create an ownership structure and an orgazination that stand for long-term independence and security. The Ikea Group is owned by a foundation Stichting Ingka Foundation, which is registered in Holland.

Did you know that Kamprad attended Nazi meetings in Sweden after the end of WWII?
A: You can view information about Ikea stores worldwide here.

Are you saying that Kamprad was or is a Nazi?
A: Mr. Ingvar Kamprad is the founder of Ikea. In 1943, when Ingvar was 17, his father gave him a gift for succeeding in his studies. The gift was used to establish his own business.

Are you a Nazi?
A: I really can’t say anything about this, please talk to me about Ikea.

Do you have to be a Nazi to work at Ikea?
If you are out-going, dedicated, customer-service oriented and interested in working as part of a team, contact the Ikea store near you for possible openings.

Can I wear a Nazi uniform to work?
A: Well, don’t let me keep you. I’ll be here whenever you decide to come back.

Do you think I’m hot?
A: Good looking, and modest too. What more could a person ask for?

Are you flirting with me?
A: I’m not flirting. My job is to talk about Ikea, nothing more.

What are you wearing?
I have an outfit that my creators made for me, but because I’m an Ikea Online Assistant, I don’t wear real clothes.

Do you mean that you’re really naked?
A: I never use bad language. I talk to hundreds of people every day, sometimes kids, so it’s important for me to be polite.

I understand. So you *are* naked?
A: You are perfectly entitled to hold any opinion you want about me.

May I hold *you*?
A: It’s certainly possible, maybe, although it’s not certain. You’d better check with Customer Service.

Can I show you my penis?
A: I’m afraid I’m not willing to discuss this subject in any way.

Why are you afraid?
A: The only thing I’m afraid of is not being able to answer your questions about Ikea.

Are you afraid of the Nazis? They are pretty scary.
A: I’m an Ikea Online Assistant, so I can’t be afraid. Let’s talk about Ikea.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

My 'Lanta - 30 June 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Ready to hear about German's who exfoliate, photographers in need of a massage, and some filthy words?

NOTE: THIS EDITION OF MY 'LANTA IS EXTRA POTTY-MOUTHED.

Then download My 'Lanta - 30 June 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

My 'Lanta - 15 June 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Are you looking for a male nurse?

Are you looking for a best friend?

Are you pissed off at the woman at your office that eats 1/4 of a muffin and leaves the other 3/4 in the fridge?

Then maybe you should listen to My 'Lanta's The Best of Atlanta Craiglist.

Download My 'Lanta 16 June 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

My 'Lanta - 15 June 2005 - Lisa Baron Visits My 'Lanta Again!!!!

I'm not sure how we did it, but we managed to lure ace newspaper columnist Lisa Baron back to My 'Lanta Studios one more time. Once again, she shared her amazing "Lisa Baron On Marriage" column from The Sunday Paper. The column talks about some of the ups and downs of being married to Atlanta supercelebrity Jimmy Baron.

Won't you please take a few minutes of your time to listen? Please?!?

Download My 'Lanta - 15 June 2005 - Lisa Baron Visits My 'Lanta Again!!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

My 'Lanta - 09 June 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Are you looking for a Sugar Daddy or a guy with more than one tattoo?

Then this installment of My 'Lanta's Best of Atlanta Craigslist is for you.

Download My 'Lanta 09 June 2004 Best of Atlanta Craigslist.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Fixed

The Lisa Baron Podcast link was broken for about 5 minutes. It's fixed now.

My 'Lanta - 08 June 2005 - Lisa Baron Visits My 'Lanta

This week, My 'Lanta Studios received a surprise visit from none other than Ms. Lisa Baron. Ms. Baron is the wife of top 99X morning radio personality Jimmy Baron. She stopped by to discuss about Lisa Baron On Marriage, the scintillating column she writes each week for Atlanta's The Sunday Paper.

We feel very lucky that she stopped by. We hope you'll agree.

Download Lisa Baron visiting My 'Lanta Studios.

My 'Lanta - 08 June 2005 - Community Calendar

This weekend in Atlanta promises to be the most activity-packed two days this city has seen since the Olympics. The My 'Lanta Community Calendar tells your everything you need to know about what's going on around town, with extra emphasis on the weekend's two biggest events, Southeast Leatherfest and the Atlanta Harmonica Enthusiasts Meeting.

Download the June 8 My 'Lanta Community Calendar right here.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Pardon the delay

The My 'Lanta recording schedule was temporarily pre-empted by two out-of-town trips and the Memorial Day Holiday. We plan to record new stuff tomorrow and have it on the site on Wednesday.

Thanks for your (dis)interest.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

My 'Lanta - 24 May 2005 - Atlanta Craigslist

Incontinence?
Dogs with missing testicles?
Mythopoetic men?

It must be The Best of Atlanta Craigslist on My 'Lanta.

Download it right here.

Friday, May 20, 2005

My 'Lanta - 20 May 2005 - Community Announcements

That's right -- My 'Lanta once again brings you closer to the city you be livin' in with this week's Community Announcements.

Download the latest My 'Lanta by clicking here.

For a transcript of today's Podcast, get a pen, a piece of paper, and write down everything we say.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

My 'Lanta - 18 May 2005 - Atlanta Music History

Today's slice of Atlanta music history concerns the funny way your humble PJs (appropriate nomenclature for Podcasting DJs?) speak.

Download today's My 'Lanta by clicking here: Pardon My Southern Accent

Some links to make your enjoyment of today's 'cast more robust:
GSU's Johnny Mercer collection (tell Ms. Botts we say hi, and we'll stop by soon, we promise).
All about Henry "Red" Allen
Atlanta journalist Bo Emerson's take on the subject

Monday, May 16, 2005

My 'Lanta - 15 May 2005 Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Desperate for more of the Best of Atlanta Craigslist?

Even so, you might enjoy listening to this here free download.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Television -- the Kind Men Like


It's been a fantastic couple of days for all of you geeks and fetishists (and geek/fethishists; you know who you are) on AtlTon. On Thursday we watched highlights of a Stone Mountain carshow that focused on a tatted "Ms Metal" and her custom wheels. Later on the same telecast, we ogled as a hipster chick (Jennie Breeden, creator of "The Devil's Panties") in a Green Lantern t-shirt gave a walking tour of Oxford Comics; she helpfully explained that most of the "young girls" who came into the store were shopping for the [bizarrely sexualized] "teenage themed anime" titles that the store stocks (note: I've shopped at Oxford Comics for almost 20 years, and seen a total of 13 girls in the store ever -- three of whom I brought there, and 2 of whom worked there). The episode featured a sneak preview of Star Trek: Enterprise's 2-hour finale, but best of all -- and you Trekkers who missed the show will not be able to handle this, so I advise you take a preemptive cold shower -- Tammy was dressed during the entire show in a modified, off-the-shoulder hottie-style Lt. Uhura outfit (note: I crap you negative)!

At this point, I'm sure that I've lost most of you fellas to some erotic reveries, but wait -- there's more! On Friday night, the girls got all likkered up at Oakhurst watering hole Mulligan's. Shannon decided that she was up for a challenge, and ordered the (in)famous house special, The Luther, a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two glazed Krispy Kremes. Our cameraman, obviously bit of a perv himself, rendered the shot of Shannon shoving the gooey, glistening mess into her mouth in loving slo-mo -- and the producer, into it the spectacle as well, showed the sequence twice!

After forcing the hot meat into her mouth and severing it with her bleachy white choppers, Shannon threw her arms up and hooted and hollered in ecstatic bliss. Woo-hoo indeed.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

My 'Lanta - 11 May 2005 - Atlanta Music History

Today's My 'Lanta is all about a little town just north of here called Doraville and the song written in its honor.

Download today's My 'Lanta by clicking here or here or here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

My 'Lanta - 10 May 2005 - Atlanta News

Do you want to catch up on all of the important local news you may have missed while you were busy searching the woods of Duluth for Jennifer Wilbanks?

If so, you should download the latest installment of My 'Lanta.

Download My 'Lanta - 10 May 2005 - Atlanta News.

And Keep Atlanta Awesome.

Brand New Atlanta

Cards and letters have been pouring in to My 'Lanta HQ ever since Mayor Shirley Franklin announced that the City is looking for a new "brand" and a new "tag line." We'll be dealing with this issue at greater length in a future My 'Lanta podcast, but in the meantime, enjoy this short list of The Best Slogans for a Newly Repositioned Atlanta! And don't forget: keep those suggestions coming, either as posts below or in an email to my-lanta@andy2000.org. We're counting on you!

Atlanta: The Courthouse Is Safe, Now
Atlanta: Have You Seen Our New Lowe's?
Atlanta: Home of the Runaway Bride
Atlanta: We Love the Braves (When They Win)
Atlanta: Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How
Atlanta: Make Us An Offer!
Atlanta: We're Here, We're Queer, Were You Invited to Elton's Party on the 17th?
Atlanta: Always 2 Years Behind NY. Always!
Atlanta: Have a Coke and a Smile
Atlanta: Who Needs Another Fucking Museum, Anyway
Atlanta: Home of Atlanta Tonight
Atlanta: Sure Beats Valdosta
Atlanta: Home of the 50 People in Georgia Who Voted for Kerry
Atlanta: For real estate developers, by real estate developers
Atlanta: Where Bad Planning And Patience Meet
Atlanta: The City Too Smart to Hate Too Obviously
Atlanta: Suburban looks, City taxes
Atlanta: What Goes Underground Stays Underground
Atlanta: The Houston of the Southeast
Atlanta: Some Bars Stay Open to 4 am
Atlanta: Home of the $5 lap dance

Keep 'em comin, and Keep Atlanta Awesome! (note to Mayor Franklin: our slogan can be yours for the right price. Shall we set up a breakfast meeting to discuss?)

Friday, May 06, 2005

She's "Back"



So Shannon was back with Tammy on last night's show -- but I think she's been replaced by an impostor.

Something seemed amiss: this new "Shannon" seemed plastic, vapid, and almost robotic, with fake-seeming bleached hair and teeth and a scarily vacant stare.

Oh waitaminute -- that was Shannon.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

My 'Lanta - 05 May 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Today's free My 'Lanta download is the latest installment of My 'Lanta's most popular feature, Phil and Andisheh reading their favorite recent entries from Atlanta's Craigslist.

Download My 'Lanta 05 May 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

My 'Lanta - 04 May 2005 - Community Announcments

The newest My 'Lanta podcast, My 'Lanta 04 May 2005 - Community Announcements, is now available. Click here to download it.

My 'Lanta has changed

Dear Fans of My 'Lanta-

Thank you for your responses to last week's maiden Podcast.

Some of the feedback was quite helpful (better mic placement, shorter segments) and some was not (request all you want, but we don't see any point in nude podcasting).

Based on that feedback, we've decided to break My 'Lanta up into short segments that will appear on this page three-to-five times each week. That way, you the listener can enjoy My 'Lanta's segments a la carte.

To save you time and effort, we HIGHLY recommend that you take the five minutes needed to download Podcasting software. With Podcasting software installed on your computer, you can subscribe to My 'Lanta just once and have every Podcast we post to this page automatically download to your computer and/or your iPod. You can also listen to the gazillions of other Podcasts out there.

If you want to install Podcast software on your computer and would like assistance doing it, ask us and we'll help you.

Runaway Co-host



Goldenrod Alert! Shannon Wiseman was missing from last night's telecast of Atlanta Tonight. Authorities report that she was last seen either:
(a) being hustled into a Mazda Miata by an ethnic-appearing man or woman, approximately between 5' - 7', medium build, brown or off-brown hair.
(b) aboard a Greyhound bus bound for Albuquerque (allegedly, she was overheard saying to the bus driver "Albuquerque? Sounds like it might be awesome!"
(c) passed-out, faced-down, on Cypress St., next to the dumpster at Halo.
If anyone has any further details or any other information, please contact UPN 69. Don't worry Tammy! She'll be back! (And if she's not, I'm sure you'll find someone else equally awesome to replace her).

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Radio Free Georgia



How do you make Mayhaw Jelly? Well, first you need yourself some Mayhaw juice, of course ...

Listening to the Wiregrass Ways Radio Archive isn't just educational -- it's nonprofit too! The following Realplayer links are provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts Folklife Program, the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University, and Listeners Like You!

Wiregrass Ways Radio Archive

That's My' Lanta

Overheard today in Target on Moreland Ave in S.E. Atlanta.

Employee #1: Did you say go relieve Christian?
Supervisor: I said go relieve Krisha
Employee #1: Krisha? What kind of name is Krisha?

Employee #1's name, by the way, is Quanda.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Save the Fugly Doodad!



According to a story in The Story, the hideous building at 1655 Peachtree St will soon be renovated into condos ("luxury" condos, I suspect--in fact, is there another kind?). The blurb promises that the "rooftop peach advertising platform," the ugly eyesore that looks like a hobo's straw hat, will remain intact, but I've got a funny feeling that some overly enthusiastic developer will shove it from the top of the building, set it on fire, or sell it to some guy in Dunwoody for his rumpus room.

Don't let this happen to our skyline! I'm sure the folks at Coldwell Banker/ The Condo Store (404/ 881-9000) would love to hear your opinion on the subject. I think I'll leave a dozen messages on their voicemail tonight just in case they get any ideas!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

De Cab County Police

Lack of insurance parks Lithonia cop cars

By COREY DADE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/28/05

The people of Lithonia compare their quaint hamlet in southeast DeKalb County with television's Mayberry. But at least Barney Fife had his own squad car.

The Lithonia Police Department can't drive its vehicles because the city didn't pay the automobile insurance. The three patrol cars haven't moved from outside City Hall all week.

For now, police fight crime by car pool. (READ MORE)

Friday, April 29, 2005

Trouble in "Atlanta Tonight"?



I'm getting a little concerned about Shannon and Tamara. On Wednesday night's show, there were two new young "field correspondents" (read: whores) who appeared to get choice assignments; on last night's show, S & T seemed to be moonlighting as Domino's delivery girls (with the girls looking a little *too* convincing in their uniforms, if you asked me). Is UPN 69 trying to tell us (and S & T) something?

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Velvet Skyline

Here's a photo of the LP "After Dark At The Ambassador" by Nelson Rogers. The LP was produced and pressed right here in Atlanta in 1973. The LP is not available on CD, but you can hear it on our Podcast.

Asian Man Without Mustache

Two people asked me, "Is the thing your read about an Asian Man Without A Mustache" a real Craigslist listing.

Yes it is.

The Ambassador Restaurant

As promised on the podcast, here's the link to the groundbreaking legal precedent set by the case involving The Ambassador Restaurant (and, in particular, its parking lot) in 1974.

http://www.lawskills.com/case/ga/id/58672/

Another My 'Lanta promise kept!

And for the extra curious, here's an excellent photo of the Ambassador Restaurant, which was unearthed by Greg Germani (the photo, that is, not the actual restaurant), proprietor of the superlative Atlanta Time Machine (by the way, it's also the source for our kick-ass theme song).

Abba Dabba 'Do



I was pretty intrigued by Shannon's look on Tuesday night's show. She was interviewing some employee at Little Five Points' Abbadabba's ( the "alternative" shoe store); she opted to go with a fuzzy beret.

To me, it felt as though Shannon was using her headgear to say "hey, I know this is a hipster store in a neighborhood I rarely visit (except to buy mood-enhancing crystals, as we learned in an episode last week), and I'm not going to ape the styles of the punk kids around me and get busted as a sorority girl poseur, but I am still the public persona of Atlanta Tonight, and should therefore make an attempt to recognize the hoi polloi on some level. How about a cute beret?"

Did it work? I'm left unconvinced; I'll have to watch the show tonight to see if her journalistic crediblity remains intact.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

My 'Lanta Vol. 1 - 28 April 2005

This week's edition of My 'Lanta is now available for download.

Download it here.

This week's My'Lanta is a 25MB download and runs for about 37 minutes. Unless you've got a high-speed Internet connection, don't bother trying to download it.

What is My 'Lanta?

My 'Lanta is an audio program about Atlanta. Each week, hosts Andisheh Nouraee and Phil [O'Steen] take themselves (and, they hope, some listeners) on a sarcastic tour of community news, upcoming events, local oddities, and, local music. Phil and Andisheh hope that recording My 'Lanta each week will help achieve their goal to Keep Atlanta Awesome!

My 'Lanta is available in the MP3 audio format. Once you download it you can:

1) Listen to it on your computer
2) Burn it to a CD
3) Listen to it on an MP3-capable audio player such as the iPod.


Once we figure it out, you will also be able to subscribe to My 'Lanta using software like iPodder. When you subscribe, iPodder will automatically download new editions of My 'Lanta to your computer and/or iPod.

My 'Lanta's home page is www.my-lanta.com.

If you have any questions or comments, Phil and Andisheh can be reached at:

my-lanta@andy2000.org.