Friday update

Still having laptop and router problems so I’m doing this from my phone. The WordPress app has gotten really easy to use. This isn’t much harder than blogging from my laptop.

Some big names have been announced for the 2018 Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. These include the late Aretha Franklin, the Box Tops, and 8Ball and MJG. The induction will take place at the Cannon Center on Thursday, November 1.

For those who are fans of “Everything” bagels, my personal favorite bagel flavor… last night I received a tip that the Starbucks at Main and Monroe has Everything bagel bites, round bites with cream cheese in the middle. Yum!

Historian Jimmy Ogle will give a free lunchtime tour of the Pinch District next Tuesday, October 9. Assemble at Westy’s, 346 N. Main, at 11:45.

Cooper-Young Beerfest, set for Saturday, October 20, has once again set a record for the number of breweries that are coming. This is my preferred beer festival in Memphis because there’s such a focus on education. The festival requires that each brewery send a representative who actually works at the brewery (whereas, at many festivals, the distributor sends a rep) so you can actually talk to the brewers about the beer. They also limit ticket sales so each attendee has plenty of opportunity to talk to brewers. In addition, they only invite breweries within a day’s drive of Memphis, so if you like what you’re tasting, it’s accessible.

If you need an additional reason to attend CY Beerfest, every cent goes to the Cooper Young Community Association. It’s one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the CYCA.

From FiveThirtyEight: Tennessee really could flip that Senate seat blue. Please, everyone check and make sure you’re registered to vote!

NF is bringing The Perception Tour to Mud Island on October 28. Tickets are now on sale.

How do you like them apples? Is the theme at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. Apples are available by the bushel at the Market this week. UT College of Pharmacy will be on hand with info on heart health, and there will be live local music all day. The Market happens every Saturday through October 27 at the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson, 8 AM to 1 PM.

Coyote Ugly on Beale Street is having open auditions for bartenders tonight 9-12.

Today our country has its collective eyes on Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. Their votes will likely determine whether Brett Kavanaugh sits on the Supreme Court for life. But just think, the needed 51 votes for Kav likely would have been a done deal had Alabamans not nominated a pedophile for the Senate.

That’s it for now. Apologies for any typos but a post with typos is better than no post at all. I can’t promise I will be back tomorrow but I will try.