Ellijay, Georgia; The Place of Many Waters

Ellijay, Georgia is a tiny town of less than two thousand people in a little over 2.5 square miles. It is halfway between Blue Ridge and Jasper, just 75 miles north of Atlanta. Originally Cherokee territory, Ellijay also takes its name from the Cherokee word Elatseyi meaning “many waters.” Ellijay is located near the confluence…

Oakhurst Porchfest; Party in Decatur-Atlanta

Porchfest started in 2007 in Ithaca, NY as a totally resident-owned and operated music festival, and it has spread to over 130 other cities in the USA and Canada since. Care to start one in your town? The organizers have thoughtfully put together some info you can find here. Maybe I will add that to…

The Goths of Cabbagetown

  When I found out Bauhaus would be playing within a few hours’ drive, I immediately bought a ticket without thinking of any details. Seeing them live has been a dream since, oh… the late 90s, and I would not abide another missed chance. My song for this entry is “Double Dare” by Bauhaus:  …