If you’ve noticed the most recent issue of the City Paper, which hit the streets this morning – and it’s hard not to notice; our annual Spoleto kickoff Buzz-O-Meter issue has roughly the heft of a telephone book – then you’ll hopefully understand why the Lowbrow has been a little preoccupied lately. But with that issue out, this Spoleto blogger can devote himself almost exclusively to the two festivals for the next two weeks. The Lowbrow’s working pretty much alone on this adventure, apart from a lot of technical help from webmaster Joshua Curry and new photography intern Jordan Crossingham. So cut us some slack, wouldja?

We actually have a third podcast ready wing its way into the wild digital yonder of cyberspace – a conversation with Charleston Stage Company’s Julian Wiles, whose original new play Denmark Vescey: Insurrection premieres at the American Theater Thursday night. Unfortunately, our blogging platform, WordPress, seems to have been hit by a denial-of-service attack yesterday. We’re assured that “technicians at the datacenter are currently working to resolve this,” but until said technicians work their magic, the Lowbrow is unable to upload anything at all – podcasts, audio, photos, etc. – to this site. In other words, all you’re getting from me are words, without a bell or whistle in sight. It’s blogging the old-fashioned way, old-school, just like our grandparents did.

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