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The Segal Has Landed

OINK! Do you smell Bacon? I do! The swine flu flew into my home this past week. My son has been plagued by the pork…but thankfully pigs do fly. He has made a full recovery.

ken-burns-poster1While on the subject of flying, just as the feathers are touching ground from movie star Karen Black’s departure another big bird is flocking to town. Iconic documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and his Segal collection are landing at the Museum of Arts & Sciences.

Burns’ film “The National Parks” aired last night on GPB. This Saturday @ 2:30pm Burns will present his three short films “Seeing, Searching, Being” on Maconite-turned New Yorker-turned millionaire-turned artist William Segal.

popzilla-logoI want my MTV! Have you seen the new show “POPZILLA” that premiered this week? The animated TMZ satire was written & executive produced by Rob Fried whose parents, Jeff & Linda, live in Macon.

SAVE THE MUSIC! The Music Matters concert is tonight @ the Cox Capitol Theatre. If you want to keep Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, please attend this benefit concert. Performers include: Chris Hicks, Paul Hornsby, Mag Tard, Roly Bots and more. Tickets are $12 @ the door.

October is here and the cooler temps give a whole new meaning to “Taking it Outside.” This Friday is FIRST FRIDAY. Enjoy the crisp weather with a stroll downtown. The open container laws are relaxed for the event so you can sip & stroll! And be sure to get your fright freak on at the Underworld Haunted House! It is Scare-rific!

HALLOWEEN HORRORS
fearunderworld2Underworld 2009 Haunted House presented by Cox Capitol Theatre & Grave Intentions. Rated PG-13. Nobody puts Baby in the corner, but you’ll want to leave the kid at home for this fright fest! The haunting takes place @ 450 3rd St between Cherry & Poplar Streets. $13 for adults/ $11 students & those with a military I.D. Tickets may be purchased online at Cox Capitol Theatre. 8p – Midnight.
Oct. 2,9,10, 16,17,23,24,26,27,28,29,30 & 31. 478-257-6391

Netherworld Haunted House, the #2 Best haunted house in the U.S. is in Norcross, Georgia!

spirits-in-the-courtyard1“Spirits in October” Riverside Cemetery in partnership with Historic Macon and The Cox Capital Theatre present a series that includes tours of the cemetery & historic sites downtown. For more information: Riverside Cemetery, Historic Macon or Cox Capitol Theatre.

<— Spirits in the Courtyard.

The 11th Hour THRILLER PARADE – Friday October 30 @ 9:00 P.M. @ the intersection of Cherry & Third Streets. Want to join the Zombie parade? Practice is every Tuesday until the event @ the Library Ballroom. 7p – 8p

Halloween Costume Party @ The SoChi Gallery
“Night of the Living SoChilites”
Attire: Haunt Couture
Signature Cocktail: The Bloody SoChilite
Friday, Oct.30th *following The Thriller Parade

FUTURE LOVE PARADISE

musicmatters_poster1Music Matters – Fundraiser for Ga Music Hall of Fame Cox Capitol Theatre Thurs, Oct. 1st 8pm. $10 advance/$12 @ the door

First Friday in Downtown Macon. Friday, Oct. 2nd. Fun begins @ 5pm.

An Afternoon with Ken Burns. Museum of Arts & Sciences. Sat., Oct. 3rd @ 2:30 pm. $10 students/$15 members/$20 non-members. For tickets, call the museum @ 478-477-3232.

Opening Reception for William Segal w/ special guests Marielle Bancou-Segal, Ken Burns & Bill Eiland. Museum of Arts & Sciences. Sat, Oct. 3rd @ 7pm. $30 members/$35 non-members. 478-477-3232

Georgia National Fair Oct. 8th – 18th Perry, GA

stuck-pig-maskDancing a Jig. Macon-filmed “Stuck!” will have its World Premiere at the 17th Raindance Film Festival in London, England, on Saturday, October 10th.

6th Annual Arts on Riverdale
Jazz & Arts Festival
Sat, Oct. 17th
12 – 6p
Free Event

Blues, Brew & Q
Friday, October 16 7:00 – 11:00pm
Marriott Macon City Center
$40 for one ticket or $75 for two tickets
Buy your tickets online at www.jlmacon.org or call 743-0847.

Market Place 2009 Thursday, Oct 22 – Sunday, Oct 25
Hours: Thursday 10-8; Friday 10-8; Saturday 10-8; Sunday 10-4
Macon City Auditorium
Buy your tickets online at www.jlmacon.org or from any Junior League member.

An Evening of RESPECT, a musical tribute to Otis Redding.
Thursday, Nov. 5th
The Woodruff Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
Tickets: 404-733-5000

Tybee Island: Pirate Fest Oct. 9-11

I WANT TO ROCK-N-ROLL ALL NIGHT!
psychedelicfurssochilitecom2Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
U2, Oct 6th @ The Georgia Dome
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena
Echo & the Bunnymen, Nov. 15th @ Masquerade
Miley Cyrus, Nov. 29th @ Phillips Arena
Fly South Music Festival, Dec. 5th @ Luther Williams Field, Macon

Lunatic Fringe

“Why are we doing this again?” says nice but very condescending motorcycle cop to habitual speeder. “I DON’T KNOW!” I say in a very animated I’m-an-idiot sort of way. His retort, “Let’s not do this again! This is my last warning.” The cop knows me from Starbucks and has been very lenient with my Speed Racer ways. If I said this was my second “warning” I’d be lying. I need help! No actually, they need to raise the speed limit on Hardeman Avenue!

matt-kingWhen it Rain, It Pours! … And Floods! Well, there will be free beer, wine & a signature cocktail on the table tonight “if the creek don’t rise!” Rain or Shine, there will be an art exhibit tonight @ The SoChi Gallery that I’ll just describe as “sticky.” The Art Adhesive is an exhibit of original works by artist Matthew Linden King. Tonight @ 5:30.

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Songwriter Ken Johnson who appeared at last month’s SoChi Songwriter ShoCase has just hit the Top 40 on the Country Billboard music charts with his song “Beer on the Table” recorded by Nashville star Josh Thompson.

A Father/Son outting lead me WeChi (west of Chichesters) to the Macon Mall on Sunday for a little Lunar Mini Golf. I know! Shocking! BUT…what is even more shocking is that we had a glowing great time. 54 holes for 8 bucks! Afterwards we enjoyed a refreshing Orange Julius (remember those?)

vineyard_vines_logoCherry Street is blooming! Have you checked out the newly opened Dolce Vita Café & Bar? It’s a cool hang for a light lunch. Or pop in for a nice cup of coffee. Try the Hazlenut-Raspberry Caffe. Also head upstairs and check out Jack & Coat men’s shop. They have edgy to preppy clothing & accessories. Whale watchers: they sell Vineyard Vines!

The Rookery has done a revamp: Inside, Outside and to the Menu. They have some mouth-watering food ideas. Let me suggest the Chicken Salad & the Pork-n-Bean salad!

Factoid: Macon is one of the top 10 least expensive cities to live in, according to Coldwell Banker. I know for me, I’ve saved a ton on speeding fines!

FUTURE LOVE PARADISE

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Don’t miss movie star Karen Black on stage in @ the Cox Capitol Theatre! Missouri Waltz wraps on Saturday.

The Art Adhesive
Art Opening for artist Matthew Linden King
The SoChi Gallery
Thursday, Sept. 24th. 5:30p – 8:30p
Free Event. Open Bar.

Rockin’ in the Penthouse w/ Hank Vegas
Telephone Exchange Building
505 Second Street
Friday, Sept. 25th. 8pm
Sponsored by Historic Macon
FREE. Refreshments provided.

Vodka tasting & hors d’oeuvres
@ Edgar’s Bistro
Saturday, Sept. 26th @ 7pm
$38 per person
reservations: 478-471-4250

Cirque Dreams Illumination @ The Grand Opera House
Sunday, Sept. 27th
4p & 7:30p
Tickets: $41-$45
call: 478-301-5470

dexter_season4_poster1America’s Favorite Serial Killer is back! DEXTER premieres on Sept. 27th @ 9pm. Showtime.

Comedian Brett Butler “Grace Under Fire” @ Laughing Skull Lounge
Sept 29th, Oct. 6th, 13th & 20th
8pm
$15
Tickets: 877-523-3288

Ken Burns, famed documentary filmmaker @ MAS, Oct. 3rd. 2:30 pm. Opening Reception for William Segal @ MAS, Oct. 3rd. 7pm

Macon filmed “Stuck!” will have its World Premiere at the 17th Raindance Film Festival in London, England, on Saturday, October 10th.

artonriverdale0916th Annual Arts on Riverdale
Jazz & Arts Festival
Sat, Oct. 17th
12 – 6p
Free Event

HALLOWEEN HORRORS
Underworld 2009 Haunted House presented by Cox Capitol Theatre & Grave Intentions. Rated PG-13. Nobody puts Baby in a corner, but you’ll want to leave the kid at home for this fright fest! The haunting takes place @ 450 3rd St between Cherry & Poplar Streets. $13 for adults/ $11 students & those with a military I.D. Tickets may be purchased online at Cox Capitol Theatre 8p – Midnight. Oct. 2,9,10, 16,17,23,24,26,27,28,29,30 & 31
478-257-6391

Netherworld Haunted House, the #2 Best haunted house in the U.S. is in Norcross, Georgia! If you want to get your horror freak on, check it out.

“Spirits in October” Riverside Cemetery in partnership with Historic Macon and The Cox Capital Theatre present a series that includes tours of the cemetery & historic sites downtown. For more information: Riverside Cemetery, Historic Macon or Cox Capitol Theatre

The 11th Hour THRILLER PARADE – Friday October 30 @ 9:00 P.M. @ the intersection of Cherry & Third Streets. Want to participate? Practice is every Tuesday until the event @ the Library Ballroom. 7p – 8p

Halloween Costume Party @ The SoChi Gallery
“Night of the Living SoChilites”
Attire: Haunt Couture
Signature Cocktail: The Bloody SoChilite
Friday, Oct.30th *following The Thriller Parade

I WANT TO ROCK-N-ROLL ALL NIGHT!
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Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
U2, Oct 6th @ The Georgia Dome
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena
KISS, Oct. 26th @ Phillips Arena
Echo & the Bunnymen, Nov. 15th @ Masquerade
Miley Cyrus, Nov. 29th @ Phillips Arena
Fly South Music Festival, Dec. 5th @ Luther Williams Field, Macon

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner

“Nobody puts Baby in a Corner!” Say it out loud. Now, say it again – with passion this time. There is just something about saying that line that is truly empowering. Now say it once more like you’re talking to your girlfriend’s dad after he refuses to let you twirl her around the dance floor like a cheerleader’s baton. Now, flex your bicep!

lynn-cass1SoChilite Lynn Cass has moved to the mountains. Nobody can KEEP this baby in a corner, but you may be able to put a few of her things in a corner of your house. Cass’ Estate Sale, conducted by her interior desecrator Terry Holland, will be this Saturday, Sept. 19th from 9am – 3pm @ her 547 College Street home. She’s selling everything that wouldn’t fit into the mountain-climbing pickup! Pieces will include antiques, flatware, artwork, Americana/primitives, silver, crystal, stemware, kitchen, miscellaneous…too many treasures to list. Questions? Call Terry @ 478-747-3094 beginning Friday.

amyraychuckleavellemilysaliersThis past weekend Macon played host to some major talent. The Indigo Girls played The Big House Museum Benefit @ the Cox Capitol Theatre. Movie star Karen Black introduced the band and Rolling Stone Chuck Leavell participated in a backstage video with ‘Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers about Living Green.

terrell-sandefurcarrie-prestonlovelybysurpriseAt the same time and a few blocks north, HBO’s True Blood star Carrie Preston was screening her film LOVELY BY SURPRISE on Coleman Hill. This event was sponsored by the College Hill Corridor Commission & the Macon Film Festival. Preston who is originally from Macon had the coolest lady in town in her audience – her mom, Pam Preston.

Nobody puts a film festival award in a corner. Congrats to MAGA’s Stephanie Shadden! Her film “cycle.break.” won the Best Experimental Film category at the Rome International Film Festival this past weekend. If you see Shadden ask her where she put that baby.
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Check out the Capitol City Bank NewTown GetDown – every third Thursday. This week the event is at Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Thursday, Sept. 17th. 5:30-7p.

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This Friday, meet me @ the SoChi Songwriter ShoCase. Performers will include Molly Stevens, Shane Bridges & Dawn Jackson. Doors open @ 7:30 p. Music begins @ 8p. The SoChi Gallery.

This Sunday, September 20th on Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime @ 9PM) Maconite & “baby who doesn’t know what a corner is” Sylvia Boykin’s “character” gets a name……..so tune in to find out what is is!! This episode will guest star, Rosie O’Donnell, Delta Burke, and Liza Minnelli.

Don’t let anybody put you in a corner …. Get out & SoChilize!

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze!

FUTURE LOVE PARADISE

Rockin’ in the Penthouse w/ Hank Vegas
Telephone Exchange Building
505 Second Street
Friday, Sept. 25th. 8pm
Sponsored by Historic Macon
FREE. Refreshments provided.

The Art Adhesive ArtAdhesive_MatLKing2
Art Opening for artist Matthew Linden King
The SoChi Gallery
Thursday, Sept. 24th. 5:30p – 8:30p
Free Event. Open Bar.

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Saturday, September 19th @ the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The 31st Annual Awards show begins @ 6:30 pm. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by calling 770-491-9494 ext. 15. Honorees, Third Day and Collective Soul will perform.

America’s Favorite Serial Killer is back! DEXTER premieres on Sept. 27th @ 9pm. Showtime.

stuck-plezHot Women in Prison would so be Babies “stuck” in a corner. Macon-filmed STUCK! will have its World Premiere at the 17th Raindance Film Festival in London, England, on Saturday, October 10th.

6th Annual Arts on Riverdale Jazz & Arts Festival
Sat, Oct. 17th. 12 – 6p. Free Event

An Evening of RESPECT, a musical tribute to Otis Redding.
Thursday, Nov. 5th
The Woodruff Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
Tickets: 404-733-5000

HALLOWEEN HORRORS
fearunderworld1Underworld 2009 Haunted House presented by Cox Capitol Theatre & Grave Intentions. Rated PG-13. Nobody puts Baby in a corner, but you’ll want to leave the kid at home for this fright fest! The haunting takes place @ 450 3rd St between Cherry & Poplar Streets. $13 for adults/ $11 students & those with a military I.D. Tickets may be purchased online at Cox Capitol Theatre 8p – Midnight. Oct. 2,9,10, 16,17,23,24,26,27,28,29,30 & 31
478-257-6391

Netherworld Haunted House, the #2 Best haunted house in the U.S. is in Norcross, Georgia! If you want to get your horror freak on, check it out.

The 11th Hour THRILLER PARADE – Friday October 30th. 9:00p
@ the intersection of Cherry & Third Streets.
Want to participate? Practice Begins on Tuesday Sept 22 from 6:30-8:00p
@ the Library Ballroom, and will be every Tuesday thereafter.

Halloween Costume Party @ The SoChi Gallery
“Night of the Living SoChilites”
Attire: Haunt Couture
Signature Cocktail: The Bloody SoChilite
Friday, Oct.30th *following The Thriller Parade

Collecting Soul

collective-soul-backdropIs it better to party like a rock star or party with a rock star? I looked that up on Ask-a-Hedonist.com and the correct answer is: BOTH! I like it! But not in a Gordon Gekko “I like my Greed with a greasy hair gel icing” kind of way, but more like a “having your cake and eating it too” -happy- kind of way.

Rockers COLLECTIVE SOUL did a free outdoor concert for the hometown fans in Atlanta’s Centennial Park on Saturday. My “I’m with the band” friend artist/filmmaker Joseph Guay invited me to join the VIP action to which I jumped all over. Joseph shot the cover for the bands new album & designed the entire CD.

dragoncon2I arrive in Atlanta, pull off the interstate and head down Peachtree Street and immediately run into a complete freak show: Faeries (w/ Wings & faery dust) and Gladiators and Trekkies … TONS OF THEM! Are these people Collective Soul fans I wonder? I make my way to the park to see a more rocker/football fan clientele @ the park. The concert was a blast but the real fun happened post-concert at the band’s private party at the clubby-cool DRINKSHOP @ the W Hotel-Downtown. I cavorted with a Goose who was oh so Grey and flew freely into my glass all night long! Grey Goose was one of the sponsors so the vodka was complimentary. This was my kind of party.

The band’s rock star guest list included fun friends: Guay, Daily Candy’s Tiffany Davis, Celebrity stylist Ritchie Arpino and Good Day Atlanta host Suchita Vadlamani
I made a new cool friend, Vincent Martinez, who is looking for the next supermodel. If it’s you, click: FASHIONADO

dragonconlogo1Sunday I took the fam back to Atlanta to check out the Fantasy-Fest that is DRAGON*CON. Thinking this is totally not my scene, but the kids will get a kick out of it. NO….this was a complete eye candy extravaganza and more of a PG-13 rating. I’m all about a costume party, but this was way over the top. 50,000 people in way out costumes: monsters, trekkies, Star Wars characters, super heroes … if it’s in a comic book, it was there. My family was radically underdressed for the party: we arrived without weapons, wigs or masks. No capes or super hero logo’d leotards on any of us. I was thinking I should have brought my vampire cape. My daughter left her SCREAM mask in the car. If I go next year, I’ll definitely be dressed for the occasion and flying the freak flag!

The Vampire Dairies,” which is filmed in Georgia, premieres on tonight @ 8p on the CW network. A few locals are in the cast.

There are a very few Indigo Girls tix left for the Saturday night concert @ Cox Capitol Theatre. If you want them contact Kirsten West @ kirstenw1238@aol.com.

FUTURE LOVE PARADISE

College Hill Corridor’s Downtown Look Around, Friday Sept. 11th 5p-10p. FREE EVENT.

11x17True Blooded Maconite Carrie Preston will be in Macon on Sept. 12th an acting workshop @ Theatre Macon from 2p – 4p. Tickets are $5.00 Preston be talking about the Business of Acting. Saturday evening, Preston will be available for the screening of her new film “Lovely By Surprise.” The FREE outdoor event will be at Coleman Hill. Preston will do a Q&A @ 7:30pm prior to the film. In case or Rain Saturday night, the event will be moved to the Willingham Auditorium @ Mercer on Coleman Avenue across from Tattnall Square Park.

SoChilites rejoice! The new YOGAMOGA yoga studio is opening Sept. 14th in the old Telephone Exchange Building on the corner of Poplar & Second St.

missouriwaltz21Don’t miss moviestar Karen Black‘s MISSOURI WALTZ @ the Cox Capitol Theatre. Macon’s own Sylvia Haynie has the starring role.

The #2 Best haunted house in the U.S. is in Norcross, Georgia! If you want to get your horror freak on, check it out: Netherworld

I WANT TO ROCK-N-ROLL ALL NIGHT!
Indigo Girls, Sept. 12th @ Cox Capitol Theatre
Pet Shop Boys, Sept. 12th @ Chastain Park
Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
U2, Oct 6th @ The Georgia Dome
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena
Echo & the Bunnymen, Nov. 15th @ Masquerade
Miley Cyrus, Nov. 29th @ Phillips Arena

World in My Eyes

I ♥ L.A.! My parents whisked my kids off to L.A. (Lower Alabama) for the weekend. As they say, “When the Cats are away, the Mice will drink cocktails and end up on stripper poles!” That IS what they say, right?

“Let me take you on a trip
Around the world and back
And you won’t have to move
You just sit still

Now let your mind do the walking
And let my body do the talking
Let me show you the world in my eyes” … Depeche Mode

Deonna Sage.Drag-SoChi.ad-photoFriday began with a few “Fabulous Bastards” & friends at Lemongrass Thai Bistro. I had the Shrimp Spring roll & Thai Clay Pot and would highly recommend them both. (the clay pot is lined in Bacon!) While there, B52’s front man Fred Schneider came in gave the bastard a sip and said “Very Complex.” So like any decent publicist, I’m pimping the quote! And to quote a pimp, the night ended on a Stripper Pole @ Synergy. Oh Yes, indeed. And NO, there are no photos. Although, I now know why those chicks have great legs…working the pole properly is a workout! The night was no drag, but it ended that way. I am all out of dollar bills but must give another Standing Ovation to the amazing Miss Deonna Sage.

taking-woodstock-posterA slow motion Saturday was well spent TAKING WOODSTOCK. Ang Lee’s hippie fest is, well, Groovy! The acid trip scene is just as vibrant as the real thing.

The stars weren’t only in the sky Saturday night…they were also inside Don Bivings & Pino Mauro’s Georgia Ave mansion. Star of stage & screen Karen Black and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Harriet Schock performed at the benefit for the upcoming play “Missouri Waltz” that will premiere at the Cox Capitol Theatre on September 18 and run until the 26th. Rock star Fred Schneider also made an appearance at the Love Shack baby!

Ok, Macon…support local actress Sylvia Boykin by going to see Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2. She’s in the bookstore scene right after the stripper gets her face bashed in. This is a serious slasher flick and not for the faint of heart. But, if you’ve ever been stabbed in the back you’ll be able to deal. halloween2_poster1

There is nothing like a little beach reprieve to put the wind back in your sails. I cruised down to Tybee Island for the night and docked at one of the fabulous beachfront “cottages” provided by Oceanfront Cottages Rentals. tybee-island3I’m excited about a new foodie find: The Sundae Café. The name is completely deceptive…..they dished out a Seafood Cheesecake that was better than any life preserver. Tybee’s recent $11 million beach refurbishing is reeling in the big stars & received it’s own star by being named one of the “Top Ten City Beaches” by AOL Travel. Miley Cyrus just wrapped a film and Robert Redford is arriving this week for his latest film project. Go relax and tell “Miss Tybee Island” Stacye Jarrell of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals I said hello!

depeche_modeOne can only “Enjoy The Silence” for so long. After a walk on the beach I got “Behind the Wheel,” strapped on the seatbelt and raced up “Route 66” to Atlanta for the Depeche Mode concert @ Lakewood Amphitheatre. I found My Own Personal Jesus that night. Man, Oh, Man … can they rock! The amazing production was worth the late night return to my bed in Macon. Well, hope you enjoyed “Walking in My Shoes.”

Future Love Paradise

First Friday. Sept. 4th beginning at 5pm. Downtown Macon

Labor Day. Monday, Sept. 7th.

True Blooded Maconite Carrie Preston will be in Macon on Sept. 12th for the screening of her new film “Lovely By Surprise.” The FREE outdoor event will be at Coleman Hill. Preston will do a Q&A @ 7:30pm prior to the film.

Wine Tasting to Benefit Hay House featuring Judy Beardsall a wine consultant, vinter & author of SNIFFING THE CORK. The $250 per person is hosted at the home of James & Amanda Upshaw on Oct. 24th @ 6:30pm. Catering by Natalia’s. For reservations, call Katey Brown @ 478-742-8155.

I Want to Rock-N-Roll All Night!

psychedelic.furs+sochilite.comCollective Soul & Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Sept. 5th @ Centennial Park, 5pm (FREE CONCERT)
Indigo Girls, Sept. 12th @ Cox Capitol Theatre
Pet Shop Boys, Sept. 12th @ Chastain Park
Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
U2, Oct 6th @ The Georgia Dome
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena

The Satin Doll & The Fabulous Bastard

Don’t name a STREET after me. I don’t need a DAY named in my honor. I’m not even interested in a KEY TO THE CITY. However, name a COCKTAIL after me, and you had me at “Hello!”

lemongrass-thai-bistrosochimacon-georgiaTuesday night Priscilla Esser & I were honored with our own signature cocktails at the oh-so-hip Lemongrass Thai Bistro in SoChi. We arrived with our minds on the mission and the mission on our minds. Does that qualify as Mission Work? Not sure, but I do know we were there to begin an outreach program. Not only did we get to select the cocktail’s name, we played mixologists for the night and concocted our cocktails, selected the glassware that the drink will be served in and the garnish. Priscilla’s cocktail is “The Satin Doll” and mine, “The Fabulous Bastard.” They are truly Signature! I would say that our mission is certainly of the outreach variety … bellies to the bar, outreaching for another Satin Doll & Fabulous Bastard!
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The fun was had, now the work begins. A “Run for the Roses” ain’t just a horse-racing term. No sir, promoting our cocktails will make the Kentucky Derby look like, well, exactly what it is – a race for two year olds! Goodbye Horses! We are sophisticated SoChilites and there is nothing like a little friendly competition to turn up the heat! Especially when Alcohol & Egos are involved. This competition is between the sexy Satin Doll and the slightly older but never-the-less Fabulous Bastard!

So you ask, “What’s so Fabulous about the Bastard?” … EVERYTHING !!!!!!!
All for the Low, Low Price of $9.

Right out of the Starting Gate…Attempt if you dare:

Grey Goose Vodka
Hangar One Kaffir Lime Vodka
Kettle One Citreon Vodka
Zen Green Tea Liqueur
Tonic
Garnish with a Kaffir Lime leaf & a Thai Chili Pepper. Serve on the Rocks!
*note: the mixologists @ Lemongrass are the keepers of the exact proportions.

collective-soul-joseph-guay-cover1Bunnies weren’t made for boiling. Shoot ‘em instead. I have to give props to my dear friend, artist & filmmaker Joseph Guay. He shot the cover for Collective Soul’s new album.

Need to save face? My wife, Kim, had a post-summer microdermabrasion to remove the sun damage and she’s singing the praises of aesthetician Stephanie Ollikainen. If you’re in need, give her a call at Dr. Stefan Adair’s office. 478-633-7677.

Don’t Miss: Maconite Blogger & Editor-in-Chief of Red State.com, Erick Erickson on Sean Hannity’s show this coming Monday night, Aug. 31st. FOX NEWS Channel, 9pm.

I’ll end with a TOAST … to the incomparable Satin Doll, SoChi’s own Holly GoLightly, Priscilla Esser. “To The Death, Baby! SALUTE!”

Future Love Paradise

Weaver’s Weekend, August 29th. The Armory Ballroom. 8p-Midnight. $35 per person, open bar, meal included and music by John Dunn and the Jazzmen. All of the proceeds go to support Vine Ingle and the Mike Weaver Scholarship fund.

Lemongrass Thai Bistro’s Chef’s Table
5-course dinner prepared by Chef Tom Sarrtsud
6:30 pm, Aug. 31st
$75 + tax & gratuity
For Reservations: 478-257-6464

missouri-waltz-posterKaren Black (two-time Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee) brings her play, “Missouri Waltz,” to Macon’s Cox Capitol Theatre. Sept. 18th – 26th. For tickets call 478-257-6391.

“On Golden Pond” @ Theatre Macon Sept. 11th – 19th. For Tickets, Call 478-746-9485.

Check out my new column about mixing & mingling: “The SoChi Life” in the August/Sept issue of Macon Magazine.

Listen to “SoChilizing with Terrell Sandefur” every first Thursday on WIBB-AM 1280 with Anita Ponder & Todd Haygood. 7:30 a.m.

I Want to Rock-N-Roll All Night!

Los Lobos, Aug. 28th @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Motley Crue, Aug. 29th @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Depeche Mode, Sept. 1st @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Indigo Girls, Sept. 12th @ Cox Capitol Theatre
Pet Shop Boys, Sept. 12th @ Chastain Park
Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
U2, Oct 6th @ The Georgia Dome
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arenaindigo-girlsemily-saliersamy-ray1

Frankly Lorena, I Don’t Give a Damn

true-bloodlorena2Not since Rhett Butler have we heard such an big “F… Off.” It wasn’t the arched eyebrowed Scarlett O’Hara that took the hit, but the bloody-eyed Vampire Lorena that was the victim of the scoff heard round the world. And frankly my dear, the fact that she is a vampire makes it all the more harsh. “You may be immortal Lorena, but you’re dead to me!” said vampire Bill Compton to his meddling maker on HBO’s True Blood. Talk about blood curdling!

I just got a piece. Yep, downtown in the alley! Macon Pizza in the Alley is serving up hot pies but may I suggest the Garlic Parmesan wings! Other HOT EATS: Try the Tomato Basil Soup @ Molly’s Cafe. The Cuban Sandwich & Coconut Cupcakes @ Fountain of Juice. Pino’s Paper Pizza @ Market City Cafe. The Gyros @ Greek Corner Deli – ask for extra Taziki sauce!

Did you Rock with the Docs on Saturday? If you called in sick, the event was a hit. Winning chefs were
Appetizer – Marcus Simmons
Entree – Stefan Adair
Dessert – Jay Davis

And speaking of Winning Chefs, SoChilite Priscilla Esser & I were guests of uber publicist Toren Anderson’s “Summer of Jar Love” Garden Party in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon for a sampling of “those things in a jar” that will be in her upcoming cookbook. Twelve of Atlanta’s top chefs presented their own things in a jar, including TOP CHEF contest Hector Santiago. The party bloomed in the garden of Bill Musso‘s stunning Villa Mira Flores and made all the sweeter by the signature cocktails provided by Alys Beach and created by C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar. It was a jarring experience and one that I’d like to experience again … here in Macon.

stuck-groupHit me with those laser beams! Frankie Goes to Hollywood … and Macon. Screenwriter Frankie Krainz was in town this past weekend doing a little research for his next film. Krainz wrote the film “STUCK!” that was recently filmed here. This will be another “get” gotten by the Macon Film Festival. Film folks are intrigued by this little town & its interesting inhabitants.

A shout-out to local actors Anthony Ennis & Sylvia Boykin. Ennis, famous for his SoChi Gallery party entrances will find fame on the small screen when he debuts in The Vampire Diaries airing on Sept. 10th on the CW. He’s also filming the web TV show “Soperton” around Macon.

Maconite Sylvia Boykin has been cast in several projects including The Fat Boy Chronicles which is filming in Newnan, GA. The film’s directors were at MAGA last year with their film “The Last Bullet.” Lifetime’s new hit show Drop Dead Diva is filmed entirely in Peachtree City. Boykin’s character will be introduced on the episode airing on Sept. 20th. She’s also in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 which opens nationwide on Aug. 28th. The flick was filmed in Madison, Covington, Decatur & Atlanta.

Future Love Paradise
michael-emerson_emmys carrie-preston-arlene1 Maconite Carrie Preston who portrays “Arlene” on the HBO hit TRUE BLOOD will be in Macon on Sept. 12th to premiere her latest film Lovely By Surprise. She’ll do a Q&A following the film. stay tuned for more details …

In 1999, Monday’s were a Bitch..but it looks like in 2009, it’s up to Tuesdays: the new MELROSE PLACE is premiering Sept. 8th on the CW.

I Want to Rock-N-Roll All Night!
Jonas Brothers, Aug. 22nd @ Phillips Arena
Depeche Mode, Sept. 1st @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Indigo Girls, Sept. 12th @ Cox Capitol Theatre
Pet Shop Boys, Sept. 12th @ Chastain Park
Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena

Clarice, Have the Lambs Stopped Screaming?

silence-of-the-lambsYou know what it’s like. You’ve had a day from Hell. The “rat on a wheel” kind of day. Quittin’ Time rolls around and you are now happily home. You dive into that newly delivered Macon Magazine enjoying “The SoChi Life” column on page 23. That’s when the Lambs start to Scream!

And by lambs, I mean children. And not just the two that you own, but several of the neighborhood kids as well. You and your wife race to the back of the house fully anticipating a protruding femur bone and blood spurting everywhere.

Well, not exactly. My wife and I get to the playroom at almost the same time. The flock is screaming and crying, they are freakin’ hysterical. Lazslo & Zara have murdered Honey and Bandit! It was horribly gruesome. The little fellas spread out on the floor – bellies up. Punctured … and bloody … and Dead! Oh, did I mention that Honey & Bandit were the family hamsters and Lazslo & Zara are our rat on a wheel hunting dogs? Regardless, this moment was pure hysteria! My gosh, the screaming! SILENCE! … SILENCE OF THE LAMBS!

Wow! All that drama leaves me a bit hungry. Have you checked out the new MACON PIZZA? It’s in The Alley right across from Tokyo Alley and Downtown Grill. Try the Garlic Parmesan chicken wings. AND…they will be open for Sunday Brunch from 11a – 3p. So…there is finally an independent restaurant open in Macon on a Sunday. Beginning on Aug. 17th they will do delivery. They just opened on this past First Friday.blog6

Oh,yeah…my lambs & I got framed on First Friday! FRAMED by photographer Maryann Bates @ the Contemporary Arts Exchange. This is an ongoing project of Maryann’s that has evolved from shooting fun pictures of people to “framing” them into works of art. She shoots these most First Fridays her gallery at the Contemporary Arts Exchange on the corner of 2nd Street and Mulberry. And hey, she has the costume closet from hell! You can go crazy with all the funky stuff to choose from. It’s an experience the whole family will enjoy so go for it…go down and get “Framed!”

Oh, by the way … the lambs did stop screaming!

FUTURE LOVE PARADISE

SoChi Songwriters ShoCase. Thursday, August 13th @ The SoChi Gallery. 7pm. Three Nashville artists will perform in the round.

John Hughes movie night. Friday, August 14th @ the Cox Capitol Theatre. Pretty in Pink at 7 pm. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at 9 pm. $1.00 movie.

docwhorockposter1DOCS WHO ROCK. Saturday, August 15th @ The Blacksmith Shop. 7p-10p. Contact Macon Arts @ 478-743-6940.

WATCH: The Season 3 premiere of FLIPPING OUT on BRAVO, August 17 @ 10p. America’s favorite House Flipper is back!

LOOK: “The SoChi Life,” in Macon Magazine.

LISTEN: “SoChilizing with Terrell Sandefur” every first Thursday on 1280 WIBB-AM with Anita Ponder & Todd Haygood. 7:30 am

I WANT TO ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE !!!

The B-52s, Aug. 14th @ Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton
Hippiefest, Aug. 15th @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre, Peachtree City
Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Aug. 22nd @ Cox Capitol Theatre
Jonas Brothers, Aug. 22nd @ Phillips Arena
Depeche Mode, Sept. 1st @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Pet Shop Boys, Sept. 12th @ Chastain Park
Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena

Brain, Athlete, Basket Case, Princess, Criminal

brat-packIn the ’80’s there was a tribe called THE BRAT PACK. These were the coolest cats in the Hollywood Circus and their Ringmaster was director, producer & screenwriter John Hughes.

When I hear his name the first thing that springs to mind is Molly Ringwald – followed immediately by the 80’s new wave music that he introduced to me through his films. That music has become the soundtrack of my life. It is almost like Hughes himself made a mixed tape just for me. (how’s that for an ‘80’s reference!)hughes-brat-pack1

His legacy: turning a redheaded teen into the Queen of the Brat Pack, brainwashing us all into accepting an Andrew McCarthy-type as a heartthrob and exposing Americans to some seriously fabulous British alternative tunes. I have to thank him personally for the music the most. The Psychedelic Furs, The Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen New Order, Joy Division, Charlie Sexton, Flesh for Lulu, Love and Rockets, Simple Minds, Kate Bush, OMD … the soundtrack of my life. Hughes married the film to the music like no other director ever has before or after.

OK, when you hear “Don’t You Forget about Me” don’t you immediately think: The Breakfast Club? I do. “Beat’s So Lonely”: Some Kind of Wonderful and “Pretty in Pink”: Pretty In Pink. Fortunately, these tunes can be heard today on Sirrius Satellite Radio. 1st Wave Classic Alternative.

Film Director & Writer John Hughes’ films include Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, She’s Having a Baby.

One of my all-time favorite movie quotes comes from a Hughes film. When the kids are asked to write a essay telling their teacher who they think they are…in rebellious but true to themselves fashion the kids respond: “Dear Mr. Burn, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in dentention for whatever it was that we did wrong. But we think your’re crazy to make us write an essay telling You who we think We are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simpliest terms, with the most convient definitions. But what we found out was is that each one of us is a BRAIN, and an ATHLETE, and a BASKET CASE, a PRINCESS and a CRIMINAL. Does that answer your question?” Sincerely Your, — The Breakfast Club

Having departed this world, I imagine Hughes saying to us all from his new alternate universe, “Don’t You Forget About Me” … I, for one, will not!

hughes-brat-pack2John Hughes mini film fest at the Cox Capitol Theatre this Friday, August 14: Pretty in Pink @ 7 pm. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ 9 pm. Each flick for the Retro Price of $1.00.

Ripping Off the Toga

togarific-priscilla-terrellI’m all over a theme party like a cheap bed sheet! Costumes play a big role in a successful themed event. Considering the struggling economy, there is no cheaper costume than a toga party. I mean seriously, EVERYONE’s GOT A TOGA! You have a BED, Right?

Besides, there’s just something so hedonistic about wearing a toga. Last weekend I hosted the PARTY AT THE PARTHENON @ The SoChi Gallery.
Upon entry the monumental columns backdrop from Macon’s Backdrops Fantastic really transformed the joint into a Grecian party palace. The signature cocktail appropriately named The Nectar, was truly fit for the gods. But what really made the theme party a success were the TOGArific party-goers and the mythological tunes provided by DKH Entertainment! If rolling out of the sheets and wrapping them around you ain’t your bag, call Needle & Thread Goddess Angie Hardison. She transformed me into Dionysus, the god of wine.

There are not many things cooler than live jazz. And the CD release party for jazz great Mose Davis’ new SUNSHINE CD certainly was one of the coolest things ever. It was the MOST, to say the least. The Jazz Association of Macon hosted the event at The SoChi Gallery on the 24th. Mose brought along songbird Maria Howell from the film THE COLOR PURPLE who blew us all away with her vocals. You can catch Maria perform at Sambuca in Buckhead on a regular basis. It was magical. Thanks to Wesley Audio for supplying the organ.

OK, have you seen the Sasha Baron Cohen flick BRUNO? Well, if not it’s a Must-See for the Sick & Demented set. I loved it! Apparently word has spread because I was one of 3 people in the theater. Fortunately, the other two people were also twisted. It was a serious laugh fest.

realhousewivesofatlanta-premiereparty-season2Speaking of sick & demented, I skipped the BRAVO premiere party for the new season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at the W Hotel in Buckhead so I’ve nothing to report on that front other than I heard it was a complete bomb!

Hey, does your life suck? If so, check out this new site I found. It’s called F My Life. It’s good for a few laughs. And it just may make you realize that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence…in fact, the grass is dead or at least full of weeds.

Speaking of WEEDS, Happy Birthday to Mary Louise Parker of the Showtime hit by the same name.mary-louise-parker-weeds

Unlike most people, I gleefully usher out summer each year. It’s not my bag. I hate the heat. My family takes off and leaves me HOME ALONE or in the words of rocker Billy Idol, DANCING WITH MYSELF! Mercifully, Summer is coming to an end and my family has returned. WELCOME HOME!

Remember, this Friday is First Friday. See you all in SoChi!

FUTURE LOVE PARADISE

docwhorockposterMacon Arts’ Taste of Music. August 15th @ The Blacksmith Shop. 7p-10p. If you are a doctor who’d like to be a celeb chef at this year’s event, contact Macon Arts @ 478-743-6940.

Weaver’s Weekend, August 29th. The Armory Ballroom. 8p-Midnight. $35 er person, open bar, meal included and music by John Dunn and the Jazzmen. All of the proceeds go to support Vine Ingle and the Mike Weaver Scholarship fund.

BLACK IS BACK! Movie legend Karen Black is bringing her play “Missouri Waltz” to the Cox Capitol Theatre. The show will run from Sept. 18-26. There will be a Kickoff Party for Karen & Grammy Award Nominee Harriet Schock @ the home of Don Bivings & Pino Mauro on August 29th for all event sponsors. Please contact the Cox Capitol Theatre for sponsorship opportunities. 478-257-6391 missouriwaltz2
Karen first came to Macon for the ’09 Macon Film Festival and fell in love with the city. This is why she is coming back so I encourage all to support her.

Check out my new column about mixing & mingling: “The SoChi Life” in the August/September issue of Macon Magazine.

OPENING FALL ’09 on Cherry Street: Jack & Coat Men’s Store and Dolce Vita Café & Bar. Stay tuned.

I Want to Rock-N-Roll All Night!
Jonas Brothers, Aug. 22nd @ Phillips Arena
Depeche Mode, Sept. 1st @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Pet Shop Boys, Sept. 12th @ Chastain Park
Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena

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