Tag Archives: Nashville

Demanding Poetry

I like to post about spooky stuff in October, and while this won’t count as a horror story I was more than a little anxious about my Poetry On Demand shift at the Southern Festival of Books on Saturday afternoon. The SFB is the premiere literary event of the year so it was THE place [...]

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Red Redo

Back in the late 1990s one of the most impressive sites in Nashville’s art scene was the Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel. The kiddie ride was designed by Nashville artist Red Grooms and it featured whimsical and even grotesque chimeras like Captain Tom Ryman fused with his own steamboat or H.G. Hill monstrously combined with one [...]

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HBD! JLG

Jean-Luc Godard celebrated his 87th birthday on December 3 and even though I read a handful of articles and re-tweeted tweet I saw about the master I’m only getting around to mentioning it here. Maybe I was slow to this task because GODARD seems too massive for a quick mention in a blog post. He’s [...]

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Chat with the Devil

I just watched a preview screener for the new Mansfield 66/67 documentary about the doomed bombshell and camp pioneer Jayne Mansfield. If you’re in Nashville look for my full review in The Contributor next week. The film will open at the Belcourt Theatre on Saturday, October 21. The movie’s opening emphasizes the 666 embedded in [...]

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Defy Day

If you love experimental cinema and you live in Nashville then you’re in luck: the second annual Defy Film Fest starts on Friday night and the event includes screenings of 64 experimental films through Saturday. Here’s a bit from my Critics’ Pick in this week’s Nashville Scene… I was only able to screen a couple [...]

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London Rock

I celebrated a birthday this week and didn’t get back to the blog until this afternoon. It’s starting to feel like summer in Nashville. It’s muggy and warmer, but not exactly hot yet. We sometimes spend weeks in the high 90′s or low 100′s between July and September, but I’m hoping for a milder season [...]

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Midnight Visitor Waits

If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen my ornery post last week wherein I linked to an announcement about Leonard Cohen’s new album, and complained about my Nashville music peers constantly celebrating “great” songwriters who shouldn’t even be allowed to mutter Cohen’s name in their prayers. GREAT is a big word, and [...]

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Kamikaze Clash

One last Clash post to finish off the week and to remind readers that I’ll be on Edward Brinson’s Eigthties/Schmeighties show on WXNA radio in Nashville today to celebrate Joe Strummer’s birthday. We’ll hit the air this morning at 11 AM Central Time. Tune in here, and enjoy a fun look back at Joe and [...]

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Harry on Peyote

Yesterday I posted about my own new music and a Timothy Leary spoken word record that I found in a record store last week. My pal and Nashville music stalwart Steve Poulton messaged me to say he knew about the Leary record, and also to mention a Harry Smith LP of Kiowa peyote ritual music. [...]

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Greil on Blonde

Continuing our celebration of 50 years of Blonde on Blonde here’s an expansive interview with Greil Marcus looking back on all of the ink he’s spilled on the troubadour. Greil is followed by Al Kooper interviewed at Belmont University in Nashville talking about the making of Blonde on Blonde… Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my¬†YouTube [...]

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