Thursday update #2

Good live music at the Ghost River taproom this Saturday as The Rusty Pieces play 6-9 PM. I have heard them several times at the Blind Bear and they are definitely worth checking out. Their style is not easy to put into words so I’m just going to steal a description from Facebook:

“Two long time singer songwriters converged, and out sprang a crop of soulful, earthy, catchy ear candy. Stomp box, cajon, washboard, shakers, and foot percussion join in with guitar and rich vocal harmonies to create a surprisingly huge sound. Their goal is to create music that defies genre and gets stuck in your head after the first listen. The Rusty Pieces music has been called bluesy pop, soulful pop, indie-pop, front porch pop, pop rock, old timey, high energy, and the list goes on. I just call it damn good music, and I think you’ll agree.”

You can now pre-order your Survival Package for the August 21 solar eclipse watch party at the Ghost River taproom.

Klinger is coming to town! Well, not Corporal Klinger from MASH, but Jamie Farr, the man who played him. He will be starring in “Tuesdays with Morrie” December 2-3, the first of a new theatrical series at the Halloran Centre. I’m pretty sure Farr will not be wearing a dress in these performances.

JustLARRY’s Mayhem!, a burlesque show, is coming to the Evergreen Theater Saturday, August 25. It will be an evening of sexy schoolgirls, dark damsels disrobing, stand-up comedians sitting down, magic, acrobatics, a carnival of curiosities hosted by the pompadoured performer JustLARRY. My neighbor Kitty Wompas is performing in this and has told me it’s going to be quite the show. Shows will be at 8 PM Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. Tickets are $20. Purchase tickets here.

Look what I found yesterday evening:

To clarify, Bluefin is not turning the entire restaurant into a sports bar, just the bar on the right-hand side that was last operated as a coffee and donut shop. Hmmm… despite the 9-block farther walk, I think I’ll continue going to Max’s.

By the way, I saw this sign on my way back from a brief meeting with Moody Ques president John D. Someone who won a Top 3 in one of the categories at Best Memphis Burger Fest last year has expressed an interest in helping our team this year at that event. We’ve had another very talented cook inquire about helping as well. We are assembling a cooking superteam and with nothing before Burger Fest distracting us, I predict we’re gonna make some noise at Tiger Lane on October 7. By the way, Seth from Burger Fest messaged me last night and told me there are still a few team spots open, if anyone wants to get in on the action.

Remember the Titans will be on the screen at Clayborn Temple for tonight’s installment of the 15 Film Series.

The 2017 Russell George Memorial Benefit will happen 7-11 PM Saturday, September 9 at Earnestine & Hazel’s. This event, celebrating the life of E&H’s late owner, will raise money for the Church Health Center and will feature the Earnestine & Hazel’s Band.

The Memphis airport is hiring a manager of accounting.

FedEx is hosting a job fair to 800 positions in the hub. Let me remind everyone once again – throwing boxes part-time may not seem like a dream job, but if you stay there 12-18 months and do a good job you’re probably going to get promoted. Even better, you’ll have a chance to bid on internal corporate jobs at FedEx that aren’t even advertised to the public.

Memphis could have a pro soccer team, playing at AutoZone Park, as soon as 2019. They would play in the United Soccer League, one tier under Major League Soccer.

Uh oh: TMZ reports that former Grizzly Zach Randolph was arrested on marijuana charges in Los Angeles. He was reported to have enough on him that he will be charged with felony attempt to deliver. I don’t smoke weed but it is so ridiculous that it is illegal in this day and age.

Today is the last day to purchase a Teacher Appreciation special ticket for the August 18 game at the Redbirds. Ticket includes a Teacher Appreciation T-shirt in your choice of size.

That’s it for now. This is the second post today, so keep scrolling down for more Thursday news. Doing happy hour at the Silly Goose again. Back tomorrow with more news.