Wed update: Tube top news, football bars, British Invasion, SMA, more

We’ll start off today with a link to a Center City Examiner feature on Philadelphia socialite, DJ and model G-N Kang. Responding to an interview question about her most embarrassing fashion moment, she gave this response:

“I had one of those tube top summer dresses on (with no bra) one day for brunch. As I was getting up from the table, my dress came down to my belly button.”

NICE! That kind of thing is the reason why this blog spends an entire month of the year celebrating tube top fashion. Less than 9 months until Tube Top Month begins anew.

Yesterday I had a question from a reader, asking where Ole Miss fans are gathering to watch Sunday’s game. I got a response from another reader… looks like Alfred’s is the spot Downtown. Details here.

If you have the good taste to be a Tiger fan, I recommend Calhoun’s on G.E. Patterson. Max will be open early, there are 10 TVs, and I’ve heard they’re arranging some kind of setup where it will be possible to watch the game while playing cornhole outside. It’s a small bar, so you better get there early to get a seat. Or, if you want to stay closer to the Center for Southern Folklore’s Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, the Saucer is always right around the corner. One of the bartenders told me they’re going to do better about putting sound on for games this year. I hope that’s true.

The Majestic Grille will have some specials for the festival. In addition to the regular menu items, they’ll have a fried shrimp basket, a brisket sandwich, chicken quesadillas, and an Italian sausage sandwich. They’ll also have $4 mojitos and margaritas on the patio. Hmmm sounds like I’ll be there on Sunday again. Although, I’ll have to tab out at noon sharp… I don’t want to miss the puppet guy who sings the “I’m the top cat, I’m a saber-tooth cat” song.

I received an e-mail that Jeffrey and the Pacemakers will invade Huey’s Downtown, Sunday night September 6th, with the jingle jangle of all of your fave 60’s British Invasion hits from The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs, The Byrds, The Yarbirds, The Searchers, Dave Clark 5, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Donovan, Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies, Peter and Gordon, The Small Faces, The Troggs, The Zombies, Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, The Who, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates and many more. Details on the band here. Blast! Now I have to choose between the closer of the Memphis Music & Heritage Fest and a British Invasion cover band I’ve been wanting to hear for over a year. Why did Huey’s have to book them this week?

Next Tuesday is the South Main Association meeting at the Majestic Grille. Internationally known artist George Hunt will speak… you’ve probably seen his artwork on Memphis in May posters and in the D’Edge gallery on South Main. Social at 6, meeting at 6:30, cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Wonder if I’ll show up? I hate to miss a chance to hear George Hunt speak at one of my very favorite restaurants. On the other hand, I hate to miss trivia… I really enjoyed it last night, most fun I’ve had in a while. The Rapscallions squeaked by with a 1-point victory for first place.

Diversity Memphis Walks at AutoZone Park Sunday, September 13, to raise money for a great organization that celebrates the differences among us. Details here.

Two houses on Mud Island were damaged by fire yesterday evening. Details here. 1030 and 1034 E. Island Place… yikes… a friend of mine lives scarily close to there. Major compliments to the Memphis Fire Department for containing the blaze to two houses… as closely packed as the houses are on the Island, that could have been a major disaster. Suggestion… if you happen to walk past any of the Downtown fire stations today and see the firefighters out, tell them “thank you” for all they do.

Time to prepare for a meeting… haven’t figured out what’s on my agenda for tonight.