Red Letter Agent

It’s not exactly like a time agent or a secret agent.
A few weeks ago, I had a weekend where I was doing a lot of stuff for work, and really needed a break, and after getting to the Five Points area in Atlanta, stopped in at the Star Bar. There was a really good turnout, and they put on a high-intensity show. Red Letter Agent is local to Atlanta, and their current tour includes Los Angeles, parts of NV, TX, NM, AZ, LA, and TN before coming back to GA. Their sound is described mainly as brit-pop, and is reminiscent of Dishwalla, ColdPlay, and Kasabian. The songwriting is very tight, using great hooks that don’t feel like hooks, and guitar melodies that bolster the smart lyrics and strong vocals.

My favorite track from RLA is “Burn the Good Ones Down”. They have had a couple of tracks used in both television shows (Kyle XY) and commercials(an E! promo), so their sound might already be familiar to you.

Burn the Good Ones Down

Watch it all before in the bright lights, do you
Burn the good ones down ’til they’re nothing
But you’ll never keep them out

Could it be the last of the blackouts of the darkness
Heard a young one’s cry for the heartless
They’re bleeding to the bone, alone

Say tonight you’ll listen to their hearts

Watched you bend your knee on a dirt floor, so you
Offer what you have in a spotlight
Never to be shown

We could be the spark to ignite them, higher
Hear this one’s cry for the hopeless
They’re begging to be free, believed

Love is the only cure for you
Love is secure enough for you

Dekalb Cow-nty: moo!

County Considers Earlier Last Call
The city of Atlanta forced the clubs and bars to close earlier, and now people are apparently flocking to Dekalb county in droves to spend money at businesses, and now the county is debating over passing a similar bill to force the taxpaying bars and clubs to close earlier as well.

What do they mean by “sending people and any trouble along with it”?

It’s my contention that:

  1. Adults can manage themselves
  2. Bars and clubs are businesses
  3. Businesses manage themselves
  4. If clientèle cause “problems”, there will be a drop in profits
  5. making changes in laws in order to “follow the herd” is short-sighted

Convince me otherwise.