Bon Voyage, Erin!

August 24, 2011By FrancisBUSINESS, FUN, People, THE AGENCY, Trucking, Uncategorized

Just this morning, Martha put Erin on a plane for the Great American Truck Show in Dallas. She’s really been looking forward to it—since James Hudson (one of our many good friends at Randall-Reilly) was kind enough to send her a snapshot of a Time And Temperature display indicating that the outdoor temperature was exactly 100º. … Read More

Fletcher Hare: YouTube Star

May 4, 2010By FrancisCULTURE, Music, People, THE AGENCY, Uncategorized

(He’s in the middle, wearing the Parliament T-Shirt) Fletcher signed-up for Rock Band as his elective this Spring—and the band had its public debut in Birmingham’s world-famous Spencer Center last night. Click here for a sonic blast of primal rock at its absolute rawest. (Warning: May be disturbing to pets and small children). http://bit.ly/rokkband

I Had The Most Liberating Experience Recently.

April 15, 2010By FrancisPeople, THE AGENCY, Uncategorized

I was deleting unimportant emails the other day, and clicked on my Sent Items folder—where I discovered that, somehow, Outlook Express had deleted every message I’d sent since February 16. That’s at least 2000 messages, and the vast majority of them were business related. What’s more, no message I send right now registers in the … Read More

My Music Blog For B-Metro

April 1, 2010By FrancisPeople, THE AGENCY, Uncategorized

Wherein yours truly connects new and recently released records with older, similar (and invariably superior) albums. But who cares what I think? Which is why each column comes with a Click-To-Play link—featuring the records reviewed—so you can decide for yourself. Isn’t that exciting! Charlotte Gainsbourg w/ Beck & Sam Phillips http://bit.ly/soundlinks-one Dave Matthews w/ Mofro & Donna The Buffalo http://bit.ly/soundlinks-two … Read More

HARE PEOPLE (note 1)

January 22, 2010By FrancisPeople, THE AGENCY, Uncategorized

Francis: On New Year’s Day, I found (carefully stored in a long-unused file drawer) a 1981 R.E.M. 45 RPM single—released on Hib Tone Records, and signed by the entire band. Bassist Mike Mills included a personal note to Martha: “Hi Martha — 404-546-0365”. Seeing as how I haven’t felt the need to play it in … Read More