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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 

Three Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad

Good day today. Wrote a piece over at Right Down Peachtree on ESPN's Michael Vick Town Meeting last night, and ended up getting quoted by both Deadspin and USA Today. (Same quote, but still.)

Next, this afternoon, I did an interview with Phil Niekro, one of my childhood heroes, while sitting in a Burger King parking lot. (It was a cell interview, though Phil may have been in a BK parking lot too.) It's for a Smoltz profile in ChopTalk next month.

Then tonight, I hit a headquarters-launching party hosted by TopRight Partners (who I've done some writing for in the past) and Camp Jam (who I...well, can't say anything yet.) Anyway, Camp Jam includes former members of .38 Special and guys who've played with Billy Joel and Sheryl Crow, among others, so the party had basically the coolest cover band of all time--except that you can't really call them "covers" when the guys that wrote those tunes are up there playing them. "Caught Up In You"--say what you will about '80s music, that's one of those solos that puts me right back in high school, so it was sweet to see it played live by the guy that wrote the tune in the first place. Music is cool.

What's not so cool is getting a pitch passed on. I don't know if I can mention this yet, so I won't go into details yet. But it involves comics, and the fact that the continuation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comic book form has been a runaway success. A company I'm writing for asked me to envision what I'd do to continue a certain well-known series that recently ended. Pretty big assignment for just a small-town girl, living in a lonely world, like myself.

Anyway, The Powers That Be passed on the whole idea of a comic series. Hopefully I'll be allowed to post the pitches--one for what happened before the series millions saw and loved, one for what happened immediately after. But if not--hit me up sometime and I'll give ya the scoop.

Tomorrow...who the heck knows?


Jay Busbee runs Yahoo! Sports' NASCAR Blog From The Marbles, Atlanta Magazine's Atlanta sports blog Right Down Peachtree, and the Southern sports/humor blog Sports Gone South. He also writes for damn near anybody who'll throw him a buck and a byline, and he's at work on the books The Quiet Dynasty: The History Of The Atlanta Braves' Championship Run (2009, Sports Publishing LLC) and God Is A Bulldog: Georgia, Florida, And The Greatest Play In College Football History (2010, Sports Publishing LLC). Click below for more info on his novels, articles, and comics.
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