Thur update: Lionel Hollins, barista jobs, Orpheum and Peabody events, parking scammers, Riverfront Bar & Grill

BREAKING NEWS from the Memphis Redbirds: “Due to travel complications with tonight’s opponent, Colorado Springs, tonight’s game has been postponed. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader this Saturday, with the first game beginning at 5:05pm. Tickets for tonight’s game can be exchanged at the AutoZone Park Box Office for any remaining 2014 home game, excluding all fireworks games.”

Former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins put his foot in his mouth in yet another interview. Hollins, the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, compared living in New York to living in Memphis, saying, “Memphis is like, compared to New York, it’s back in the stone age when you didn’t have electricity or something.” Lionel. Just stop giving interviews. I like ya, I hope you do well in Brooklyn (except when playing the Grizzlies), but just shut up.

Bluff City Coffee tweeted that they’re looking for experienced baristas for afternoon and evening shifts. If interested, email your resume to

There’s a Wizard of Oz sing-along tonight at the Orpheum. Sing classic songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with the characters on the big screen in this classic 1939 movie. Doors open at 6, movie at 7. Come early dressed as your favorite character for drink specials and an audience-participation costume parade.

Meanwhile, over at the Peabody, it’s the weekly rooftop party. Live music by Al Paris & the Heartbreakers with special guest Chromeo. Admission is $15 this week, with ladies and hotel guests free before 7. Admission includes a buffet of fried catfish, mac & cheese, and hushpuppies. If you’re in VIP you get a second buffet of fried chicken, fried okra, and country ham biscuits.

*Sigh* Tourist says she was scammed at Downtown parking garage. I hate hearing stuff like this. The thing is, a lot of these guys who run scams are pretty smart. They know where to stand so you don’t see the “do not pay any person, pay the box” signs and know exactly the right angle to use to get your money. If it wasn’t for the fact that they’re unreliable and smoke crack, many of them would make good salespeople.

The Hungry Memphis blog paid a visit to Riverfront Bar & Grill, the new restaurant in Beale Street Landing.

Work duties permitting, I hope to be back out at the usual places this evening at the usual time. Not getting out until 9 last night gave me cabin fever!