Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Speaking of Renaissance....

Here is some drone footage of Renaissance that popped up on Youtube in July.  Music needs some work. He should have used Wagner.


Anonymous said...

The Change Up rap music would be appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Wagner? A German? How about Vivaldi? You know, an actual I-talian.

Anonymous said...

Good quality but needs a gimbal mount for the camera.

Anonymous said...

"Wagner? A German? How about Vivaldi? You know, an actual I-talian."
September 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM

We're supposed to pretend that Mattiace is a "French" name.

Anyway, Scarlatti would be an even MORE appropriate composer, since he was Sicilian. Capisce?

Which reminds me... Can anyone recall how many GO ZONE millions (intended for rebuilding the Coast, after Katrina) got funneled into this celebration of stucco over styrofoam?

Anonymous said...

Well, it's a twist on the red painted cinderblocks of Madison-classy-ville (Red bricks to match our red necks), but not quite the classy touch of Alabama houndstooth condos built using GOZone funds:

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With large swaths of the Gulf Coast still in ruins from Hurricane Katrina, rich federal tax breaks designed to spur rebuilding are flowing hundreds of miles inland to investors who are buying up luxury condos near the University of Alabama's football stadium.

About 10 condominium projects are going up in and around Tuscaloosa, and builders are asking up to $1 million for units with granite countertops, king-size bathtubs and 'Bama decor, including crimson couches and Bear Bryant wall art.

Anonymous said...

12:50, I would like to make a pilgrimage to these 'red painted cinderblocks' of which you speak. Can you tell me where, in Madison, I might find them?

Thanks, in advance! I await your reply, with bated breath...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful place.

Anonymous said...



A Little James Brown, Please ... said...

It's high time you people got together on the spelling of Mattice/Mattiace. Make up your damned minds.

Anonymous said...


You prefer to continue shopping at Westland Plaza?

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:59 - Matisse is French. Mattiace is Italian. CAPISCE?

Anonymous said...

You prefer to continue shopping at Westland Plaza?

I loved shopping at Westland Plaza......hit up McRaes then over to Shoneys...home of the Big Boy.

Anonymous said...

Flying in a congested, urban area, over people and within 5 miles of an airport. FAA recently announced they will be stepping up enforcement actions against people who break the law like this. It would be much easier for this guy to take a few minutes to learn the law himself than to have it taught to him by the FAA after they hit him with a $25,000 fine.

Anonymous said...

County line will soon be Westland miss Shoneys though, I am sure someone would be offended by the term Big Boy.

Anonymous said...

@4:11 - I'm not so sure they broke any rules. I watched the entire video and it appears the UAV never got out of visual range of the operator or flew higher than 400 ft. Most if not all of the flight was over the open area between the CSpire building and Renaissance. I've seen plenty of YouTube videos that clearly broke FAA rules, but this doesn't appear to be one of them.

Anonymous said...

You prefer to continue shopping at Westland Plaza?"
September 2, 2015 at 2:30 PM

I don't even know where 'Westland Plaza' IS. But it's a safe guess it's somewhere west of I55.

I DO know where Renaissance is, though. Tried to shop at Williams Sonoma, once. They didn't have it. They could order it. I can order it, myself, cheaper, on Ebay. Went into Barnes & Noble, ONCE. The kids found the music intolerable, and so we left, after maybe seven minutes (maybe less: time stands still when you're being tortured with the Sounds of the Seventies). Won't be back. Drove an 89-year-old aunt around Renaissance, to show her the sights. Otherwise, I won't stress the suspension on my eighty-thousand-dollar car, by driving it over the "cobblestones".

We 'make groceries' at the "Dangerous" Kroger on Frontage Road, because the music is barely audible there. We'd love to use the beautiful Kroger a couple of minutes from our Madison home. But the speakers are really "good", and the music is really BAD. Every oldie is drilled into your head, if you're unlucky enough to have to shop there.

We like Great Scott/Lady Scott, Circle 7, and Maison Weiss. Otherwise, we find people running the small 'boutique' shops to be mean as snakes, and the people working the big box stores to be mean AND incompetent. So, we took a tip from friends, and now wait and do our big box shopping, when we're in Monroe or Lafayette - SO much more pleasant...

Anyway, we USED TO shop Highland Village - not 'Westland Plaza'. Now, we shop Old Covington (where the shop owners are polite), and then head into the city, to One Canal Place. Nice, shady parking, breezes coming up from the river, AND THEY HAVE A SAKS: a REAL Saks - not a fake Saks outlet with ghetto music blasting so loud you'll be doing 'bass hair-tricks' up in there.

Micah Gober said...

cool video. I'm sure I'll be ridiculed by someone with a self entitlement attitude by posted Anonymous who has a burr up his butt about life.

Finds It Interesting... said...

Did somebody really actually name their child Micah Gober (while sober)?

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear from Thurston Howell III blogging from his $80,000 vehicle. If your suspension is so poor that you can't handle the Rennaissance parking lot, how the hell do you negotiate the streets of Jackson? You could trade it in on a Chevy pickup and use the spare $40,000 to pay for the clothes at the REAL Saks, but then you couldn't brag about how much your vehicle cost.

I'm not sure what you mean by "shady parking" at One Canal Place, unless you consider a parking garage to be shade. The lots that service that place are wide open and treeless. Maybe you're parking at the Audobon Zoo and flying your $240,000 helicopter there so you can buy shoes at the REAL Saks.

It doesn't surprise me that you don't know where Westland Plaza is. I don't imagine someone who drops the price of his car and brags about driving over 2 hours to shop at a Belk can be bothered to leave his gated community to do anything as plebeian as drive in that part of town. I doubt your $80,000 vehicle's suspension could handle West Capitol or Ellis Avenue anyway.

Of course, your weird selection of stores sounds less like a local and more like someone who Googled info on the region. i imagine you love your East Jackson home, too.

And I can give the name of a couple of good places to repair the $10 struts on that $80,000 chumpmobile if you'd like.

Anonymous said...

Who would leave their $80,000 car parked in New Orleans. That would be like parking your car in the Cowboy Maloney's Parking lot on 55 and begging for it to be stolen.

Micah is from the Bible. I guess you've never meet Mr. Gober he is very nice guy.

Cabbages And Kings said...

We have people 'from the Bible' on here? I knew we had 'thumpers' and some who think they wrote the damned thing.

The guy in the FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR SUIT! said...

So let me get this straight. You won't go to Williams Sonoma in Rennaissance because they didn't have one object and you can order it online, but you'll drive to New Orleans to shop at Saks Fifth Avenue for items you can order online. You refuse to shop at either of the Madison Krogers because of the music, so you drive 10 miles away to the Kroger in Jacksonian Plaza just because their music volume is a touch lower. You don't like the Saks Off 5th because the music is too loud, so you drive 3 hours to the "real" Saks where, one would assume, the music is softer. Barnes and Noble is also out because of music.

You also choose to drive to Monroe or Lafayette to shop at a department store because the staff in jackson were rude. Same for boutiques. And you no longer go to Highland Village, but still like Maison Weiss?

Why do you live here again?

The only thing I get from this is you enjoy driving your $80K vehicle in long stretches to shop for Dockers and Doritos.

And I've been in all the stores you mentioned and I've never had a problem with the music volume or the service. Sounds like the problem might be you and your sensitive ears.

Anonymous said...

5:46, "The kids found the music intolerable, and so we left, after maybe seven minutes"

You let your kids dictate your shopping habits??

Dude... the word is "NO". Use it well, use it often.

(Is this even a real post?)

Anonymous said...

5:46, you seem to have much larger problems than deciding where to shop. Rather than just shopping in Monroe or Lafayette, maybe you should actually move there.

Anonymous said...


You need to attend a Dale Carnegie course... or two.

Anonymous said...

Ear plugs are dirt-ass cheap at Academy.

The Lafayette Dillard's is INCREDIBLE! said...

Academy? I drove my $80,000 vehicle there and the music was so loud that I decided to drive my $80,000 vehicle to Lake Charles, where the music is not as loud. I drove my $80,000 vehicle 9 hours round trip to purchase $2 earplugs.

On the way back, I stopped at Sears in Lafayette because that's where I do my big box shopping. When I need khakis or a new belt, it makes sense to drive my $80,000 vehicle 3 1/2 hours each way rather than 15 minutes to Northpark.

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