Saturday, July 07, 2007

Stone Mountain, Georgia

I went for a hike up Stone Mountain this morning confirming precisely how out of shape I actually am but it felt good to get outdoors. The name Stone Mountain immediately reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Matewan, John Sayles' saga of the coalminers struggling to form a union featuring the relatively unknown at the time Chris Cooper and a very young Will Oldham.
Anyway, there is a huge mural carved in the side of the mountain honoring the holy trinity of the Confederacy (Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson). Not sure how it plays locally with the large African-American community here but I had mixed feelings of it. Not for any political objections as I do enjoy the concept of historical monuments but I think the mountain would be more impressive looking without it.

We also found a good place for Pho in the middle of the numerous Korean establishments.

I am listening quite often to the latest album from The Polyphonic Spree and enjoying it very much despite or perhaps because of how much I hear a bit of Blondie in them. Check out the clip below:


El Duderino said...

What about Little Sorrel, Traveler or Lucy Long? Aren't they worthy of mention as well?

Churlita said...

I loved Matewan. When do you get back into town?

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