Sunday update: Morgantown loves my blog, One901 meets Paul Ryburn’s Journal, trophies for the Moody Ques and more

Probably the best part of writing my blog is meeting my readers. Last night I was hanging out at Max’s Sports Bar, my home away from home on the south side, and I heard “Hey Paul!” I turned around and a woman told me, “I read your blog.” We talked briefly and she told me she was from West Virginia.

“What part?” I asked.

“Morgantown, where the university is,” she replied.

“Do you burn couches?” I asked.

“How do you know about that?” she asked in astonishment. I know things. We got to talking and I told her about my Moody Ques teammate Aaron from around the corner in Wheeling. You know you’re a good BBQ team when vegetarians want to join. Aaron is our vegetarian.

Oh, by the way, since I brought up the Moody Ques… we brought home a couple of awards from Senatobia this weekend! We got 4th place in Ribs and 3rd place in Sauce at the Tate County Fair.

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After I left Max’s Sports Bar, I caught a Lyft back to the Blind Bear, where I ran into Michael from the One901 blog. If you are not following that site, you need to. Lots of good information there.

If you’re free this Thursday, my friend Gwendolyn will be doing a live painting session at People’s, the pool hall on Beale Street. DJ Remy, diRty Avenue, and The Block Soul Band will perform and there will be open mic as well. The fun starts at 9 PM.

There will be a book signing today in the lobby of The Blues Foundation at 421 South Main. David Whiteis will sign copies of his book Southern Soul-Blues. The book examines the development and history of Southern soul from its roots in the 1960s and 1970s.

All right, that’s it for now, not a real newsy day but that par for the course for Sunday. It is time for D-RANKS with B-RAD at the Blind Bear where I will do a shot in honor of Katie (not Mac) who celebrates her birthday today (at work unfortunately). Time to hit Publish and then go update the Moody Ques website with the news from Tate County.