Friday update

Recently I was asked, “Paul, there are certain events you really promote hard on your blog,” (like Breakaway-Bardog 5K and Monroe Fest this Sunday. Would you like more information about that event?) “How do you decide which ones you push to the moon when you write?” Well, I don’t really have a conscious process. But subconsciously, I guess I ask myself three questions.

Do people benefit from this event? And/or does it make the vibe of my city richer, make it more interesting?

Do I know the organizers? Do I know of the organizers? Are they good people?

Are the people the organizers associate with also good people?

An event that scores 3/3 on this quiz is likely to get heavily promoted in my blog. That’s why I recommend Plunge to Expunge at Memphis Made this evening. That’s why I recommend making Stumblin’ Elvis your plan for tomorrow (starts at Flying Saucer 5 PM). That’s why you’re going to read a lot on here about the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival over the next couple of weeks.

Songwriter Night #63 is tonight at South Main Sounds, 550 S. Main. Newcomers Abby Frances and Lauren Moscato kick things off, followed by acoustic sets from Thompson Springs and Coyote. 7-9 PM, free to attend.

First 1500 fans at AutoZone Park tonight receive a tire gauge that can be put on a keychain, courtesy of AutoZone. There will be fireworks post-game and it’s Scout Night and Teacher Appreciation Night. Block party in the plaza with select $2 beers and music by Big T prior to the game. Gates at 6, first pitch 7:05.

Hey, there’s Jubi and Sarge’s dad!

The Rusty Pieces play the Flying Saucer tonight 6-9 PM.

I had one of the new appetizers from the Silly Goose’s new happy hour menu last night, the fried chickpeas.

Tasty and high in protein, you get a very good sized bowl of these for $5. For those of you who want to graduate from popcorn to the next level, this is an ideal bar snack. High in protein too!

Loflin Yard is hosting a Mayweather vs. McGregor viewing party on the 26th. I like Conor McGregor but he gonna get his ass beat. He could have a lucrative career in the WWE if he wanted it.

Bring It Food Hub is now signing people up for its fall fresh produce subscription. Locally grown produce you can pick up at a point near you every week, September 5-November 17.

Off work today. I like to take the Friday before the Breakaway-Bardog 5K and Monroe Fest off and go down to Bardog to show my support. I show my support by getting to the bar at 9:30 AM and drinking PBR and playing the jukebox. Might stop by the Saucer this afternoon too. Time to get out there and enjoy not being in a cubicle. Back tomorrow with more news.