I love the fact that Kari Lehtonen loves Atlanta hip-hop; this city certainly offers the best in forward-thinking, creative hip-hop (Outkast, Gnarls Barkly, Danger Mouse's other projects) and the worst in stupid, sonic-crack type hip-hop (I won't name names). I will say that even though I'm not a huge fan of Lil' Jon (though I am a huge fan of Outkast and company) I'm happy to see his mug emblazoned across Kari's helmet. Or was happy to see it; is he wearing the Uma Thurman/Lucy Liu helmet full time now? That's a good one as well.
At any rate, the point of this post is that for the first time in its history Atlanta has a credible indie rock scene. During the 80's it was Athens that spawned brilliants off-kilter rock bands like R.E.M. and Pylon and the B-52's; nowadays Atlanta supplies the world with deliciously weird and varied bands like the Black Lips, the Selmanaires, Deerhunter, and many others (some of whom I like, some of whom I don't really like). I love the Black Lips in particular; wouldn't it be a fine thing if we could get some of their high-energy, catchy flower punk played on the PA system at Thrashers games? Some of the songs seem tailor-made for sing-alongs and chants.