Sorry Folks, Park’s Closed
It didn’t exactly sneak up on us, but summer’s end did seem to get here before we were quite ready. We tend to juggle through the summer months and this season was no different. We spent a fair amount of time underground working out some technical stuff and now we’ve come out the other side with a few differences. Let’s work through them real quick.
First, the blog has relocated. No, the prior space was not foreclosed upon, but we never got out of it what had hoped for either. We’re now at atlalist.com. It’s easy to remember, easy to repeat, and easy enough to type. Change your book marks and all that stuff.
Second, much more than the url has changed. For example, we didn’t even know what a url was a year ago. The new atlalist.com has plenty more bells and whistles than our old space. Now you can easily check out our record reviews, book reviews and prior “week of” rants. We’ve got all the A-List Advance posts in one place and a calendar for that too (though the calendar is still in “beta” – another new word we’ve learned!) We think the new space is fun and more user friendly (even if that user is just us). C’mon, check it out…atlalist.com.
Third, we’re going to continue with the record and book reviews (just posted a Tom Robbins review today), but have decided we want to cover some of the things that may not be brand new but are still noteworthy, so we’re gonna try a new column covering exactly that. Right now, we’re calling it “In Case You Missed It”, but we’re not real crazy about the title, so email your suggestion or post a comment. If we use your idea, we’ll find something cool to give you.
Fourth, …is there a fourth? Dunno. Maybe it will come to us….Nope. Moving on.
Destroying a City Near You
This event has not snuck up on us either, but we’re coming at it a little more unprepared than we’d like to be. It’s the Decatur Book Festival. Bookzilla is on the way and we’re not prepared for disaster. We’re just going to keep listening to our records and reading our books and lean on some of the other folks around town to tell you more about this event.
Of course as a big sponsor, folks at the AJC can be counted on for all kinds of details and the festival’s website has all that. Another way to stay on top of what’s going on is to follow the festival on Twitter and catch up on other tweets about the event by searching #bookzilla. Don’t forget to follow the A-List while you’re there too.
One of the cool things we do know they have done this year is create program tracks – that is, grouping events across certain topics. There’s a poetry track, a culinary track, a writer’s conference track, stuff like that. One track that the festival didn’t put together but somebody else thought of was a comic track – check it out here – brought to our attention by our pals at Cable & Tweed.
Oh yeah, there will be some music too. After 20 years and 13 million in record sales, it’s safe to call Mary Chapin Carpenter a country/folk icon. She will be playing with Kate Campbell, Claire Holley, and Caroline Herring on Saturday night at Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel on the Agnes Scott Campus. It’s billed as a tribute to Pulitzer Prize Winning author of the south, Eudora Welty. Should be good.