Wednesday, October 17, 2012

a beer and a country band everywhere

Two-piece spicy whiting from the Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish truck.  I had a canned peach Nehi to go with it; an inspired pairing.

Friday (driving Baton Rouge to Nashville):
Ernie K-Doe, Selected Hits Vols. 1 and 2
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Tender Prey

There it is, being world famous. I went and had a beer in there while in Nashville and a country band was playing. There is a beer and a country band everywhere in Nashville.

The Southern Festival of Books
Countless crack country bands doing country versions of non-country songs (Green Day is a popular restaurant country band choice)

This remarkable specimen was not had in Nashville but at the original Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa on the way back. When I asked the waitress what comes with an order of ribs, she replied, "Nothin' comes with nothin'." Perhaps the most profound statement made during this very wordy weekend.

Sunday (driving Nashville to Baton Rouge)
Gary Shteyngart, Absurdistan
CD's to review
Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool

Nashville is cute as a button, especilaly across the street from Pancake Pantry where you can get buckwheat pancakes accompanied by a warm syrup bottle and a waitress that might have been a backup singer fomr Tammy Wynette or something.

The festival was great by the way.

Miles Davis, Big Fun

The aforementioned buckwheat pancakes. I'd show you a picture of the syrup bottle but that would border on the pornographic.

Judas Priest, Screamin' For Vengeance
Ken Stringfellow, Danzig in the Moonlight (streaming at American Songwriter)
American Music Club, Mercury
Giant Sand, Long Stem Rant
Clem Snide, End of Love
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney, Superwolf
Z'EV, Symphony #2: Elementalities

ATTN DEEP SOUTHERNERS: Leave change colors in the fall. I'd almost forgotten.

Teaching all day.

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