A Very Barry Issue
Last month, I received a letter (it was an email, but I’m old-fashioned so I’m going to call it a letter) from a fan in Bluffton. She’s a fan of CH2/CB2 magazine and more specifically, Barry Kaufman. Her “letter” went on to say how much she enjoyed the two articles written by him in that issue: “Bloodsuckers Beware,” about Mosquito Nix, and “Fighting the Good Fight,” about attorney Patrick Carr.
Any regular reader of C2 magazine knows that Barry Kaufman is one of the most entertaining writers in our area. I’ve always said he could make an article about watching paint dry somehow funny and interesting. After getting this letter from Joanna, I decided to assign him every single article in this issue that is, for the most part, dedicated to dads.
I jest, I jest. But Barry did write a lot of amusing articles this month, so let’s go through them in this, our salute, to the most prolific writer in the Lowcountry.
In an Instagram post last month, Mandy Matney, journalist and host of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast, wrote about working with a production company at UPC on a drama series based on her podcast with fiancé David Moses. Barry tagged me in that post with “follow-up story?” In June of 2021 we featured the podcast, and as it was hitting mailboxes, news was breaking around the Lowcountry that Maggie and Paul Murdaugh had just been shot. I said yes to that follow-up story, and that’s the first article by Barry in this issue, on page 68.
Mr. Kaufman also writes his ode to Myrtle Beach on page 99. Listen, we know what you’re going to say … but don’t knock it until you try it at least once. Just because something is different doesn’t make it bad or good. As a woman who prefers running around Walt Disney World chasing thrill rides on vacation, I can attest there is space for beaches and wacky roadside attractions. Just be sure to stay at the Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort if you go.
In the first of two articles Kaufman wrote about the experience of being a dad, he gets behind the scenes with famous local musician and creative Jevon Daly to chat about the re-release of his song and new video “You Kiss My daughter, I’m Gonna Kiss You,” which comes out later this month on CH2’s Facebook page. The song is perfect for Father’s Day, an anthem for every dad who dreads the day his little girl starts dating.
On page 51, Barry shares the story of buying his own daughter her first car and, in what is arguably the funniest article in this issue, expounds upon reasons why sometimes you shouldn’t listen to your own dad’s advice.
But wait. There’s more! There’s also a lovely story about the family behind The Art Café and RockFish Seafood and Steaks, and Kaufman also writes about his first-hand experience witnessing the TODAY show film on Hilton Head Island’s beautiful beaches.
Be sure to check out our special section on Lowcountry attorneys and a very special Father’s Day Q&A with local dads that you nominated through our Facebook page and emails.
And now I release you to enjoy this, the Very Barry Issue of CH2 and CB2.