Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 15:49:47 -0400


Subject: Re: Hotlanta

There was a club called "Hotlanta," a venue for loud rock and roll

around 77 or 78; my memory is dim, of course.

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Peter L. Patrick wrote:

I moved to Athens in 1974, and we used "Hotlanta" pretty freely, both

enviously (cause Athens was not) and also ironically, later when we

got all sophisticated. I agree with Bethany but also think it could be

pronounced without either "t" being realized as a /t/, something like:

glottal stop - schwa - L - ae - nasal flap - schwa

for the "Atlanta" regular version, and for "Hotlanta":

h - a - glottal stop - L - ae - nasal flap -schwa

I don't remember any special link with gay bars or discos, but do

remember the notion being linked with the Underground. I suggest

checking Creative Loafing or the earlier alternative rag Great

Speckled Bird, if anyone can find copies...

--peter patrick