Wed update 2: Music Fest weather, Flaming Lips cancel, AIGA event at Stax, Nuh-Uh Lunch

The blog reports that conditions are not looking good for Music Fest. Many necessary ingredients are in place, the blog reports, for severe thunderstorms, strong winds, and possibly hail and tornadoes.

Therefore, I’ve made a decision… no Music Fest for me this year. At least a 40% chance of rain every day? No thanks, done that at Music Fest before. I’ll spend most of the weekend hanging out on Beale Street people-watching and drinking Big Ass Beers. I haven’t done that in several years… it’s just as much fun as Music Fest, and $73.10 cheaper than the three-day pass. If you’re going, today is the last day to buy the 3-day.

I read on Twitter today that it’s rained on Music Fest 12 of the past 15 years.

Breaking news: The Flaming Lips had to pull out of Music Fest due to a member being hospitalized.

In other news… AIGA Memphis is honoring the late Larry Shaw with its AIGA Fellow Award, which recognizes the contributions and achievements of leaders in the Memphis Design community. Shaw’s family will accept the award on his behalf at a cocktail reception and panel discussion at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music on Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public by calling 728-5464 to RSVP. Guests set to pay tribute to Shaw at the event include Al Bell, Kim Shaw Brisco, Deannie Parker, Howard Robertson and Michael Thompson.

The Rapscallions finally suffered a loss at trivia last night. My friend Chad told me about the cheap lunch he had yesterday. “I wandered around Costco and tried all the free samples,” he said. “Then I bought a hot dog and Coke for $1.50.”

“Minus the hot dog and Coke, you know what you had?” I replied. “The Nuh-Uh Lunch.”

Here’s an updated list of the badges on Foursquare.  You know what badge needs to be on there, but isn’t?  A “Perfect Record” badge.  Foursquare determines mayorships of venues by counting the number of days you’ve checked in there in the past 2 months.  I just looked up my stats, and I’ve checked into the Flying Saucer 56 of the past 60 days.  I haven’t been there yet today, and the three other days I missed are close to falling off the end of the timeline.  When I reach 60x, I want to be recognized dammit!

Speaking of the Saucer, that’s the next stop.  The Red Rooster grand opening party is also on my agenda, and I’ll probably make a stop by Kooky Canuck for one quick small Bud Light.  Time for a beer!