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Sep 12, 2014
Sep 9, 2014 / 2 notes

Victor Wooten and Conni Ellisor are featured in this year’s version of American Masterworks at the Nashville Symphony. Members of the press were treated this morning to a preview that left them wanting more.   Performances are scheduled for September 18, 19, & 20.

Shelby Park
Sep 1, 2014 / 2 notes

Shelby Park

Lucas and Ray Wylie Hubbard, at 3rd and Lindsley, about three weeks ago. 
Aug 26, 2014

Lucas and Ray Wylie Hubbard, at 3rd and Lindsley, about three weeks ago. 

The garden didn’t do that well this summer but every day breakfast is an exotic treat.
Aug 24, 2014

The garden didn’t do that well this summer but every day breakfast is an exotic treat.

It was early but the parking lot was filled with cars. I headed on to the alley but was promptly stopped by a hand signal to back up from a gentleman in a wheelchair. I put the car in reverse and he kept motioning me further and further back. For a moment I considered the possibility that he was delusional and that I had by virtue of my caffeine addiction played right into his daily traffic cop routine here in the alley behind the Vanderbilt Starbucks. But then the magic happened. Just as I cleared a massive SUV on my left, its backup lights flashed on. This stranger in the alley had handed me a parking space. Free of charge. I pulled into the spot with glee and when I exited the car I yelled over to him:“Looks like I might owe you a cup of coffee.” And you know what he said?“Caramel Frappuccino.” I couldn’t help but laugh, “Caramel Frappuccino?” I yelled through the lot, “that’s your poison?”“Yes.” When I brought it to him he blessed me and said his name was Jacob. “Like Jacob’s Ladder,” he said. “Easy to remember that way.” I asked him what his job was and he told me he was the “Parking lot Sheriff.” I asked him if he ever ran people out of the lot for parking where they didn’t belong. He said he couldn’t run them out but that he does make sure they understand about that “$200 tow truck” that would be on it’s way, just minutes after they lock their car door. “This is Vanderbilt” he said, “they ain’t playin’ around.”
Aug 12, 2014 / 3 notes

It was early but the parking lot was filled with cars. I headed on to the alley but was promptly stopped by a hand signal to back up from a gentleman in a wheelchair. I put the car in reverse and he kept motioning me further and further back. For a moment I considered the possibility that he was delusional and that I had by virtue of my caffeine addiction played right into his daily traffic cop routine here in the alley behind the Vanderbilt Starbucks. But then the magic happened. Just as I cleared a massive SUV on my left, its backup lights flashed on. This stranger in the alley had handed me a parking space. Free of charge. I pulled into the spot with glee and when I exited the car I yelled over to him:

“Looks like I might owe you a cup of coffee.”

And you know what he said?

“Caramel Frappuccino.”

I couldn’t help but laugh, “Caramel Frappuccino?” I yelled through the lot, “that’s your poison?”

“Yes.”

When I brought it to him he blessed me and said his name was Jacob. “Like Jacob’s Ladder,” he said. “Easy to remember that way.”

I asked him what his job was and he told me he was the “Parking lot Sheriff.” I asked him if he ever ran people out of the lot for parking where they didn’t belong. He said he couldn’t run them out but that he does make sure they understand about that “$200 tow truck” that would be on it’s way, just minutes after they lock their car door. “This is Vanderbilt” he said, “they ain’t playin’ around.”

Aug 12, 2014 / 2 notes
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday.
Aug 10, 2014 / 1 note

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday.

Aug 10, 2014 / 2 notes

A few more pics from Tomato Art Fest yesterday.

Aug 9, 2014 / 2 notes
Aug 8, 2014 / 2 notes

This is a fantastic story from beginning to end. Todd Snider w/ Jerry Jeff Walker, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires - “Mr. Boj…

There is nothing more beautiful or essential in the world of wire walking than simply walking on the wire, but in circus school no high-wire walker is learning that. They don’t walk beautifully, or elegantly, because they don’t love it enough. They are not inhabited by the wire.
Philippe Petit, whose World Trade Center wire-walk was 40 years ago today, talks to Calvin Tomkins: LINK

(via newyorker)

Aug 7, 2014 / 177 notes
Aug 1, 2014 / 4 notes

So you’re at Dollar General

in Madison. You’re the sixth person in a line of nine. The front doors roll open automatically just as a guy walks by yelling into his phone. He stops in front of the open doors because apparently he can’t yell and walk at the same time. And loud enough for everyone in line to hear he says:  "Alls I gotta’ do Lisa is get out of the state of Tennessee. Ain’t nobody comin’ after me once I’m gone. I guaran-goddamn-tee it!"

Jul 30, 2014