Yesterday I left the Blind Bear about 11, walking north on Main then turning right onto Union to get to-go food from Huey’s. MPD drove by and slowed down and looked me over good. I guess because of the long hair they think I’m a drug dealer? Pretty sure most drug dealers don’t wear shorts when it’s 55 degrees out.
There’s a new Memphis Music app available for iPhones and Android phones. It’s a product of the Rock N’ Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. It has plenty of information about Memphis music attractions, new Memphis music, the city’s many live music venues, Memphis music events, and much more. Kris from The Warehouse recommended it, and given his ties to the local music scene that’s a pretty strong endorsement.
Moody Ques members: We need your T-shirt sizes. 1 shirt is included with individual membership, 2 if you joined as a couple.
Million Dollar Quartet, the TV show set in the 1950s currently being filmed here, has put out a call for paid extras.
The 2016 Peabody Rooftop Party opener is this Thursday, April 14, headlined by The Molly Ringwalds and American Idol winner David Cook. These parties are hosted by The Q 107.5/96.1 with DJ Mark Anderson spinning. $15 admission, first 200 ladies free with doors opening at 6 and entertainment beginning at 7. Admission includes a buffet of chicken drummies, chips and veggies (available 7-8 PM). There is a VIP season pass you can purchase for $150. It gets you into a private VIP area where there is a second buffet of carved prime rib, lobster mach & cheese, and cupcakes (7-9:30 PM).
The My HQ Alley Party is coming the evening of Wednesday, April 20 in Barboro Alley next to Downtown Local. There will be Local’s craft beer, music by DJ Witnesse, art by Tom Domek, and ping-pong tables. Come check out the new lighting and compete in an office stock photo contest.
Need to get a workout in fast on your lunch break? The Church Health Center at 1115 Union is hosting a Pilates Express class from noon to 12:30 on Wednesday, April 27.
Keep an eye on North Korea. There have been some serious defections there, including a colonel and a diplomat. Also, 13 restaurant workers defected and North Korea’s only ally China could have stopped them and chose not to. North Korean leaders are planning a congress of the Korean Workers’ Party next month, the first since 1980, to demonstrate Kim Jong Un’s strength, but in preparation they are working their people nonstop.
It’s Equal Pay Day. If you are a woman who has been working since January 1, 2015, as of today on average you have earned as much as a man working the same job earned in calendar 2015.
The Fly on the Wall blog has a vintage commercial for the Green Beetle. By-the-drink liquor sales weren’t legal at the time, so the commercial advised to go to Frank’s next door and get a fifth of Old Crow and take it over to the Beetle.
Africa in April is at Robert Church Park at Fourth and Beale this coming weekend, Friday through Sunday. The honored country this year is Tanzania. Holly has details here. NOTE: I have not confirmed for 2016 but Uncle Lou’s has been known to be a vendor at this festival in the past. You may be able to get some Sweet Spicy Love without leaving Downtown.
Note about this weekend: If you see me at Downtown Olympics Saturday (I will be there all day), I would love to hang out and talk, but I’m asking that people not offer to buy me beer and shots. The reason why is that I have a VERY long day Saturday, extending well past the end time for DTO, and if I do shots all afternoon I will not make it to the second half of my plans. Thanks to all for understanding. I hope to take a lot of photos and tell the story on my blog of DTO and of the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry. If you volunteer for UBFM (or if you get fed by UBFM) I would love to get a quote from you on what the organization means to you.
That’s all for now. Maybe a second post after work, so check back.