Tennessee Guy meets Travelgirl

April 15, 2007

The Conference on World Affairs just concluded here in Boulder. One of the participants was Stephanie Oswald, co-founder of Atlanta-based Travelgirl magazine, who held forth on various panels. She discussed how her magazine was launched right after 9/11, not exactly the most auspicious time to pour money into a travel venture, and has succeeded–subscriptions now total 300,000.

Oswald quoted a survey that claims that women make 75 percent of the decisions related to travel–where to go, where to stay, etc. Here is Travelgirl’s take on Memphis.

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Paul Griffith joins TNguy.com

March 14, 2007

Paul Giffith, a drummer and writer in Nashville, has signed on with TNguy.com to cover nightlife in Nashville. Paul worked with me on the last edition of Moon Handbooks: Tennessee and did a good job with the Music City clubs in that book.

Here’s Paul’s description of himself: “Journeyman drummer, writer and misanthrope. Likes the ocean, books, watches, hi-fi’s, church buildings (as long as they’re empty), vintage drums, drum machines, The Meters, a good hamburger, barbeque, raw oysters, tamales, a full English breakfast, ale, proper egg foo young, Makers Mark, Sailor Jerry, step aerobics, martinis, bikinis and panty lines.”

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For a look at one of his reviews, go here.