Before we begin, ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: This blog will look different, and at times “under construction,” at some point between now and January 3. I am going to switch to WordPress’ Twenty Sixteen theme, the template which determines the look and feel of my blog. I like my current Suffusion theme, but it hasn’t been updated since 2013. It also isn’t mobile-friendly, so I have to use the wp-mobile plugin for readers who read my blog on phones. Twenty Sixteen will let me use all of WordPress’s cutting-edge features and will make my blog look similar on both phones and screens. Saturday or Sunday may be the day I make the switch.
David Skypeck, longtime drummer for FreeWorld, has been suffering some medical setbacks from which it will take him a long time to recover. A benefit is being held to help with David’s medical bills this Sunday at Rum Boogie Cafe from 3 to 11 PM. The list of musicians playing is to long to put on here, so take a look at the Facebook event listing for a complete list. Clearly David is loved and respected by the Memphis music community. A $10 donation at the door is appreciated and encouraged.
First 5000 fans inside the FedExForum for Friday’s Memphis-Ole Miss men’s basketball game receive free pom-poms. In addition, if you bring a new, unwrapped toy, you will receive a voucher for a ticket to a future game.
The Daily News has more information on the Loflin Corner entertainment complex being planned for the corner of Carolina and Florida. Taylor Berger, who most recently helped get the Rec Room going, is involved. That is very exciting news. However, not everyone is excited. The owner of Bacchanal, the New Orleans restaurant and bar around which the Loflin concept is based, sent a letter to the DMC asking it to table any approvals related to the project, feeling that the developers of Loflin may not understand the Bacchanal concept. Mind your own business dude!
Did you know Donald Trump was in the WWE Hall of Fame? There’s a petition to remove him because of his recent idiotic, racist comments about Muslims.
Much respect for Terri the daytime bartender at Kooky Canuck Cordova, who stopped on Covington Pike to help crash victims out of a burning car on Covington Pike today.
Time for beer. Silly Goose, you’re first up. Trivia at Blind Bear later possibly.