YO! Do you want to help fund a book? Check this out!

My friend, Shahab, over at Geykido Comet Records needs your help.
Prison Break 2438, a post-apocalyptic political thriller, is written. All it needs is YOU to help them raise some money for an editor and an artist for the cover art.

The authors have written music reviews and band interviews for The Chaos Zine, National Underground, Razorcake, and Verbicide. Countless zines, two photography books, and one art anthology has been self-published between them. Oodles of blog posts, too. And don’t forget creative copy for national and regional ad campaigns.

This novel in particular was started in early 2009 when one brother started “chapter one” and emailed it to the other brother to continue the story. This went back and forth until they hit “THE END” on the first draft in December 2009.

In February 2010 the brothers trekked, without kids or family or work, to Oakland and San Francisco to clean up and shape up the manuscript. A lot of red marker and 92 digital recorder files later they drove back with a broken set of chapters and notes.

By September 2010 the third draft, a more readable coherent version of the story, was completed.

Now we’re in need of your help to be able to pay for an pro editor and an amazing illustrator! We appreciate any help at all!

We’d also really appreciate it if you could share the project with all of your friends so we can get this crazy novel about the world’s future into your hands as soon as possible! (All we need to hit our goal is twenty three Super Duper Superhero level pledges!? LET’S DO THIS COLLECTORS!!!!!!)

If you want to contribute to this awesome project, check out their Kickstarter for more information and how you can help.

Listography :: Twitter

Lists are always fun, especially when it is a list of who you should follow on Twitter! Yay!
I love Twitter, I think it is the greatest social networking tool in existence right now. Its fast, easy and awesome! Anyone and everyone can post something, anything they want, links to fantastic things included.
So, I have compiled a list of people/businesses that I follow from Atlanta and Athens that you might want to take a look at. This list is mostly music/arts related, with some randomness thrown in for fun. So here it is, a list of awesome people, places and things to fill your twitter feed with!

For the Atlanta area. I live in a Atlanta, so I’m probably a good one to follow. Just kidding. (No really, twitter.com/emilyhogan)
A Cappella Books
AM 1690
Atlanta’s A List
Atlanta Music
Atlanta Rollergirls
Aurora Coffee
Brick Store Pub (They have the best selection of beers and awesome veggie burgers! I could eat there every night.)
Center Stage Atlanta
Chunklet
Creative Loafing Atlanta
Criminal Records
Decatur CD
Drive A Faster Car
Drunken Unicorn
The EARL
Fake Marta (because its hilarious!)
Fox Theatre
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
Indie ATL
Indie Craft Experience Atlanta
The Masquerade
Ohm Park
Paste Magazine
The Plaza Theatre
Scout Mob
Sevananda
Star Bar
Sublime Doughnuts
Thee Andersons
Variety Playhouse
Wax ‘n’ Facts
WRAS Album 88.5 FM
For a full list of awesome people, places and things in ATL I follow on Twitter, follow my strategically crafted list: twitter.com/emilyhogan/atlantaawesomeness and I also have one devoted to ATL music: twitter.com/emilyhogan/atlantamusic

In Athens
40 Watt
Cine
Athens, GA News (from my friend, Jon Bird!)
Athens Indie Craft
Athens Music
Athens Music Junkie
Georgia Theatre (Especially follow them for all the latest remodeling/rebuilding updates!)
Flagpole Music
The Red and Black
Venice is Sinking (Fantastic Athens band!)

Upcoming Shows/Events :: Atlanta

Alright, here is a list of upcoming shows/events that I think you should check out for the end of January and February for all my ATLiens. Mark your calendars!

01/30 Vegan Bake Sale for Haiti at Criminal Records 12p-4p (All proceeds go to Doctors without Borders)
02/05 GIRLS will be at The Earl. It’s already sold out, but you can catch them for free at Criminal Records at 5p
02/13 Flogging Molly will be at the Tabernacle
02/18 Nouvelle Vague will be at The Loft
02/19 Surfer Blood will be at Drunken Unicorn and you can catch them for free at Criminal Records at 7p. And also on the 19th, The English Beat will be at The Loft. It’s going to be hard choosing between the two.
02/20 Laura Veirs & the Hall of Flames will be at Star Bar
02/22 Atlanta’s A-List is hosting a Book Club. The meeting will be at Eddie’s Attic. More details here.
02/23 Tegan & Sara will be at Variety Playhouse
02/25 The Clientele and Vetiver will be at The Earl

Links and whatnot for tickets, bands, etc.
http://www.eddiesattic.com/
http://www.centerstage-atlanta.com/ < Look for The Loft tab on the left.
http://www.starbar.net/
http://www.variety-playhouse.com/
http://www.tabernacleatl.com/
http://www.thedrunkenunicorn.net/
http://www.theeandersons.blogspot.com/
http://www.criminalatl.com/
http://twitter.com/criminalrecords
http://twitter.com/GIRLSsf
http://twitter.com/AtlantasAList
http://twitter.com/VarPlayhouse
http://twitter.com/EARL_EAV
http://twitter.com/theeandersons
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/index.cfm

I’m thinking that’s about it.. Lot a links for a lot of cool things. So check it out!

Coachella 2k10 :: Awesome

I should be sleeping, but I feel like this is worth staying up to mention. Coachella is going to be awesome.

If you live or have the means to get to California, you need to. This year’s festival is going to be worth the $269 3-day pass, $3 0f which goes to charity. If I wasn’t a poor student, I would totally try and go.

It’s happening April 16, 17 and 18. Tickets go on sale at 10 A.M. January 22.

Check out the flyer, follow this link and start drooling now..

And you can connect with Coachella on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter!

Okay, now drool..

Britney Spears 3 :: The Soundmen Remix

We’ve all heard Brit’s new song, 3, but have you heard with restyled by the remix kings, The Soundmen? Didn’t think so.
Here it is, for your listening pleasure and then you can download it here.

Britney Spears – 3 (The Soundmen Remix)

As always, visit their blog for all the latest information.
Also you can follow ‘em, fan ‘em and friend ‘em!
myspace.com/beatsandwaves
myspace.com/jjamison
twitter.com/scottdsoundmen

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Savannah Record and Zine Fair :: Something cool to do

So many cool things are happening this weekend.
If you live in the Savannah, GA area or have the means to get there go to the Savannah Record and Zine Fair. It’s this Saturday, October 24th from 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. The location is at the Oglethorpe House Ballroom, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. It is hosted by SCAD Radio and District.

From their website:

Dealers from around the Southeast will offer vinyl, CDs, DVDs and music memorabilia. This year the record fair has expanded to include comics, ‘zines and other independent publications. Admission is free and open to the public. Use the form below to begin the vendor registration process. If you are more interested in the Zine fair aspect of the event, use the registration form here. For more information, contact Kim Herrington at kcherrin@scad.edu or 912-525-5502.

There is more info on the website for the fair so go and check it out.
Analog Apartment also has info regarding the fair.

And here’s a flyer for all you visual folks pulled from the fair’s website.
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And follow them on Twitter! Also check out their Facebook event which is linked on their website.

Whip It! :: Movie Review

Over the past weekend I was lucky enough to see the sneak peek of Whip It! due to come out this Friday. Go see it. Seriously.

Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with this one and its a knock out. Starring Ellen Page as Bliss, Whip It! involves a misfit from a small town trying to find her place in the world among roller derby babes and pageant queens. Based on the book by Shauna Cross by the same title, this movie will have you cheering for the underdog the entire way.

Bliss is a pageant queen that gets involved with the right kind of derby girls to show her that being who you are is all you need. She finds herself on a journey of bruises, heartache and becoming a hero.

Whip It! also starring Barrymore as Smashly Simpson, Andrew Wilson as Razor and an array of comedic vets including Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern and Kristen Wiig. Others include Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden and Eve.

“Be your own hero” and see this movie on October 2nd.

The soundtrack is amazing, too. Get it on September 29th. Here’s a track listing if you don’t believe me.

Pot Kettle Black – Tilly and the Wall
Sheen is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones
What’s the Attitude – Cut Chemist, Hymnal
Bang On – The Breeders
Dead Sound – The Ravonettes
Blue Turning Gray – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lekman
Leanralilgivinanlovin – Gotye
Boys Wanna Be Her – Peaches
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Caught Up in You – .38 Special
Never My Love – Har Mar Superstar Feat. Adam Green
Black Gloves – Goose
Crown of Age – The Ettes
High Times – Landon Pigg, Turbo Fruits
Unattainable – Little Joy
Lollipop [Squeak E. Clean and Desert Eagles Remix] – The Chordettes
Doing it Right – The Go! Team
Breeze – Apollo Sunshine

UPDATE!
If you get the soundtrack on iTunes it comes with two additional songs: Know How – Young MC and The Road to Austin – The Section Quartet.