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The Man is still keeping us down

Parker’s Market Downtown, Starbuck’s, hell, even Gallery Esxpresso, all turned me down when I asked to put a band poster in their window space to advertise for our show at Livewire.

When I was turned down at Starbuck’s I jokingly (but with feeling) exclaimed “Corporate Bastards!” at their recitation of a ridiculous policy that bars any band posters advertising a show, that, holy crap!, has a cover charge!

I proceeded to Parker’s Market where the employee told me to take it up with Greg (Parker). So, I told him it was too bad he couldn’t offer a little window space to a local band made up of guys that have been pouring money into his store for years. LAME.

So, to assuage my anger I ventured on to Gallery Espresso and was directed to a bulletin board back by the bathroom that is great ad space to reach tourists with X-ray vision. LAME.

Now, of course the new bike/skate shop on State St. and Clothing Warehouse on Broughton didn’t even hesitate to say yes. Why? Because they are not LAME. They are savvy business owners who don’t waste time enforcing meaningless power-trip policies that short-change the same people that regularly use their business.

Long-time supporters of local music and just genuinely good people, Johnny and Gabbi at Zunzi’s would let you tape the poster to their shirts if you asked. They’re great.

It’s getting a bit tiring explaining to these lame-os that if you support local music it will support your business -- just ask the Chamber of Commerce of, oh, I don’t know, Athens or Boulder or Austin or Raleigh or Ithaca or Lafayette, Arkansas, or....

C’mon people, get your snooty heads out of your asses and stop being so lame. If a local musician asks to borrow some of your window space, the answer is always “yes”.

Street Circus Symphony

Question from Down Under


I’m sorry to address this to you but I was unsure as to whom I should ask my question to.

I am looking for a local family of Savannah that I met when travelling through your beautiful city in late July last year, and I was wondering if there was anyway to put the word out through your newspaper.

I didn’t get the family members names, but I met them at Mrs. Wilkes and had a lovely meal with a mother with her teenage daughter and autistic son - their dad is in the police force. They were lovely, treated us like family, and secretly paid for my meal - then disappeared before I even knew what they had done, or had the chance to express my gratitude. I would just like to get the chance to thank some lovely people that I don’t know how to find.

Stephanie WadeMelbourne, Australia

Editor’s Note: If anyone can help Stephanie, drop me an e-mail at and I’ll forward it to her.

Woo-Hoo! We’re rich!


I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Winnings Bank Draft of 1,000,000.00 Pounds, but I did not hear from you since that time. Then I went and parcel the Bank Draft and all the document that will facilitate the clearing of the Bank Draft in your Bank know that the Draft is been authorised and authenticated by the world bank, please note that i have deposite the Parcel with FEDEX COURIER INTERNATIONAL,United Kingdom,I traveled out of the country for a Months Course and I will not come back till end of April.

What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER INTERNATIONAL as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charges. I would have paid for the security keeping fee but they said no because they don’t know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.


Dispatch Director: Mr. Mike Aderson

Email Address:

Telephone: +44-704-574-1469

You are advice to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of 110.00 Pounds for their immediate action.You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.

Yours Faithfully,

Mr Walter John