Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 11:44:48 -0400 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: Re: Hotlanta Little Feat and the Allman Brothers were fine suggestions. I checked out both web sites. Little Feat performed the song "Oh Atlanta" on three records, but "Hotlanta" is not in the lyrics. Pretty close, though: Well you can drop me off at Peachtree I got to feel that Georgia sun And women there in Atlanta They make you awfully glad you come. THE ALLMAN BROTHER BAND AT FILLMORE EAST has a song called "Hot 'Lanta." The song was recorded March 12-13, 1971. This is the earliest "Hotlanta" so far. I also wrote to the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau ( for further information. If they're like the New York Convention & Visitors Bureau, they'll never respond. The Fillmore East was a legendary rock & roll venue in New York City. After a long fight against real estate developers, the developers won. The Fillmore East has been or will be destroyed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------- "BITE" UPDATE: Connie Eble's COLLEGE SLANG 101 (1989) has "that bites" and "bite the big one" on page 95. On page 94, there is "bite moose," which comes with an illustration. If you see Connie, complement her on the "bite moose" illustration, which is certainly helpful in grasping that obtuse "bite moose" concept. "STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER" UPDATE: On Presidents Day in February, I posted the origin of the phrase "Stars and Stripes Forever" and wrote that I had suggested the 100th anniversary postage stamp for 1997. The 100th anniversary was May 14th. This weekend was July 4th. I went to my local post office; the stamp was announced for 1997 but has not yet come out. Obviously, they're waiting for Elvis's birthday in August. I filled out a complaint/compliment form in January about this, and got no response. In April 1997, I filled out a Freedom of Information Act request. All I wanted to know was who suggested the stamp, when's it coming out, and what happened to my suggestion (which mentioned that J. P. Sousa's grandson lived in my building). On May 21, Consumer Affairs Analyst Margaret Madison of the USPS in New York wrote that "Your inquiry is being referred to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee....I am sure this matter will be given prompt and proper attention." I never heard back on my FOIL request.