Archive for July, 2012


Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit in Calhoun Tonight

July 27, 2012

The Historic Gem Theater in Calhoun has been bringing in some great acts lately. Tonight they’ll have acclaimed singer/songwriter Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit. This is a video to their song “Alabama Pines.” To find out about getting tickets go to the Gem Theater’s website,


Mullins Mania and Venue Dog in Cahoots!

July 19, 2012

Hi everyone. I mentioned in an earlier blog that has teamed up with and that I would elaborate on our partnership. In case you haven’t heard, is an excellent event based web app that launched in February of this year. A few weeks prior to its launch I was invited to check it out and take it for a test drive. It took no time at all to realize that Venue Dog had constructed the mothership of event calendars. Here are some of the things I love about it.

-It’s very easy to navigate.
-Anyone can post their event.
-It’s free to use.
-It only takes a few minutes to sign in and create your own events.
-It is an amazing resource for event planners, venue owners, and anyone.
-Users can update their events anytime.
-An image can be added to every event (allows for creativity).
-It hosts a wide range of events (yard sales, sports, club meetings, concerts, etc.)
-You can browse the events by category, date, and venue.
-There is a Google Map on every event for quick directions.
-Users can actually set up their own calendar and receive reminders of added events.

Mania Man and Venue Dog, so happy together.

So after seeing, I was invited to join the team, which I did. Fortunately for me, the team consisted of some of my already good friends, which is always a plus. Many of my friends asked what would become of Mullins Mania. I was pleased to tell them that it would continue to be a hub for Rome nightlife, music, arts, and entertainment. So now the hard working musicians and artists can get even more exposure. That’s what it’s always been about to me anyway.

I am also pleased that can now go down in history as it is the first website to utilize VenueDog’s API (Application Programming Interface). The tech guys at VenueDog are super talented, and when I found out that I could feed events directly from VenueDog, and only the events that I wanted, I had to take advantage. I met with the tech guys about how I wanted it to look (like it did before) and what info I wanted it to show (the same as it did) and in no time, my life became easier. I’m now saving lots of time, which has allowed me to add even more events to both sites. I’m very pleased with all of it. So thank you,, for creating such an amazing app, and for inviting me to come aboard.

And thank you for visiting and taking the time to read this. If you have any questions about or, feel free to send me an e-mail to either of these two addresses and I’ll get back to you soon.  or