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...Anticipation for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight...

...Anticipation for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight... I just re-watched Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. It's been three years since Tarantino released a movie. I needed a break from revising stories, and decided to delve into his last read more...


James Franco's Film Adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy Book Child of God

James Franco’s Adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God This morning I watched James Franco’s film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s third novel Child of God. Since read more...


Ace Atkins' Latest Book The Redeemers

The Redeemers By Ace Atkins I just finished The Redeemers, a fine book by Mississippi writer Ace Atkins.... Born June 28, 1970, in Troy, Alabama, Ace Atkins played football at Auburn University, and even graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1993 read more...


Please Donate To Help Tornado and Flood Victims!

With all the loss of life and terrible damage done by the tornadoes across our beloved Swampland Footprint and the flooding from the Mississippi River, please consider donating to the Red Cross so that they can continue to help those in need. All you have to do is to click read more...


Please Help Nashville Flood Victims!

Dear Swampland readers, We wanted to pass on an important message from one our Nashville friends: Non- Nashvillians; please spread the word. Temporary shelters are at capacity, missing people are unaccounted for, Nashville has been declared a disaster area by the read more...


Celebrate Record Store Day 2010!

  Record Store Day 2010 is read more...


GRITZ Presents All New Volume II Free Compilation Download

The second "Gritz Stone Ground & Southern" compilation is now available! The FREE album download features another


Download The New GRITZ Digital Compilation FREE

It's quite a special day in the Swampland. Today we begin our monthly series of digital music compilations. and every month we will be offering you the GRITZ reader a FREE download of new music from many of the artists you read about here in GRITZ. The first read more...


Announcing Our New Athens, Georgia Pages - on Swampland and on Facebook

Join Swampland Facebook Pages Hillsides of kudzu lead you into the town of Athens, Georgia.  Athens, located on the Oconee River, serves as the home to The University of Georgia, read more...


Win A Copy of Pat Conroy's "South of Broad" - READ RULES HERE!

In celebration of the release of Pat Conroy’s South Of Broad, his publisher, Nan A. read more...


Swampland.com Presents an Exclusive Boxmasters Download

Please click here to read the story of their latest song, "He's Just Making His Rounds" about the late Poodie Locke.  There is also a link read more...


Swampland's Facebook Groups

  Join us on Facebook to discuss and interact about all the Southern subjects we cover on read more...


Swampland Hosts Georgia-Florida Bash

Swampland/Mystery And Manners Hosts Pre-Georgia-Florida Football Outing 10/22/08 On October 31, Swampland/Mystery And Manners read more...


The Latest in Swampland Technology: Introducing "The Moss" (and other things)

  Introducing "The Moss" You might already have noticed the read more...


Please Be Patient: Swampland's "Construction Debris"

We here at Swampland.com are constantly working to find ways to improve our site.  At the moment, we are having a few techical issues that will be resolved over the course of the day.  These temporary issues may hinder you from accessing our different read more...


Friends of New Orleans and Swampland.com Join Together!

Swampland.com is proud to announce that we have joined Friends of New Orleans (FONO) as an official cultural partner for this worthy charity.  Here is the mission statement of FONO direct from the official read more...


Book Excerpts Added to Swampland.com!

Dear Swampland readers, We have added a section for book excerpts.  The first two were provided by author Neal Thompson.  He wrote two fantastic books, Hurricane Season, about a New read more...


Swampland Celebrates National Record Store Day

Today, April 19 2008, is Record Store Day. There are so many great independent record stores across the Swampland Footprint.  They are owned and staffed by the people that help to keep music alive across read more...


Contacting Swampland: via MySpace and by email

Dear Swampland readers, Swampland now has its MySpace page up and running.  You can find it here at http://www.myspace.com/swamplanddotcom.  If you are a Swampland reader and MySpace member, we read more...


Southern Rock Lists - Swampland Wants Your Feedback

Dear Swampland readers, We invite you to visit this dispatch from Michael Buffalo Smith of GRITZ to log in and give us your favorite Southern Rock records.  Buffalo posted


New Design Up and Running!

Hello Swampland Readers! Our new design is up now.   (You might need to hit your refresh button to clear out the old page.)  Enjoy our front page video with the Allmans read more...


Swampland.com Re-design Coming Soon!

The long-awaited re-design of Swampland.com should be hitting the web within the next day or so.  We at Swampland hope you will enjoy the updated format that will allow all our reader to better see the depth of content on our site.


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR from Swampland!

Happy Holidays to all in the Footprint!! As the year comes to an end and you celebrate with family and friends, please keep your thoughts and prayers with our own Michael Buffalo Smith who has been battling health issues since before Thanksgiving. You can read his post


Win Marshall Tucker's New Live in 1977 DVD/CD FREE!

The Marshall Tucker Band was at their peak in the summer of 1977, and now you can relive the magic of the original lineup of Toy and Tommy Caldwell, George McCorkle, Paul Riddle, Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks on a fabulous live DVD that comes complete with a 2-CD set of the same read more...


Jam 4 George Was a Major Success

Swampland.com was happy to participate as a media sponsor in The Jam 4 George, an all-day concert in Spartanburg, S.C. honoring the memory of the late George McCorkle, a founding member of The Marshall Tucker Band. Read a complete review of the event inside


Win Free Tickets To Jam 4 George

Here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Jam for George memorial concert in Spartanburg, SC. We have a few pairs of tickets to give away. All you have to do is comment below and tell us why you want to be at the big event or your memories of George read more...


An Urgent Message from John McEuen about George Grantham

We here at Swampland want to let everyone know about a message that John McEuen is trying to get out to the public at large regarding Oklahoma native and Poco drummer George read more...


Stanley Booth arrives! (Fiction & Southern Pro Football too!)

Swampland is honored that esteemed Southern writer, Stanley Booth, has contributed one of his classic pieces


New features added - Music, Discourse, Sports!

We at SWAMPLAND.COM just wanted to let everyone know about a couple of new weekly features we are adding to the site. First, we are going to do a weekly Dispatch about music and movie releases that are Southern in nature.  This allows us to keep everyone up on what's read more...


Welcome to the New Swampland.com

Hi everyone. Well as you get up this morning and log  in to Swampland.com, you may notice that the site has been completely redone. I can't tell you how excited I am to present to you this new version of Swampland. We have been working hard to prepare and complete this read more...


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