I'm not normally the type to make Facebook posts and I'm not normally the guy to point out that I'm not normally the guy to make Facebook posts. I'm not even normally the guy to mention that I'm not normally the guy for anything. So if you were wondering, I'm not normally the guy. Only sometimes. Today is that day.
Today, the year 2016 ends and my, what a year it was. In the inferno of hell, a bacchanalia is taking place in celebration of Satan's absolute dominion over the world.
We lost rockstars, people. The joker was elected president and people still die almost daily. I mean, what a world!
Cheers to 2017!
The Cato Institute released their freedom index recently, ranking Tennessee as the #6 freest state in the US.
We typically float between #1 and #3, but an aggressive increase in drug related arrests between 2015 and 2016 knocked us out of the top 5. The rating system views drug related arrests as indicative of an over active police force that should focus more on violent and property crimes.
Fiscally, Tennessee taxes significantly less than the rest of the country with no income tax and lower state and local tax rates than the national average.
Interesting stuff about the drug wars in Mexico and the power vacuum created by the arrest of El Chapo who is like the Pablo Escobar of our lifetime, escaped prison multiple times and loves his mother.
An account of how Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane wrote "White Rabbit".
HINT: She was high as a Georgie Pine
DeMarco Murray in the house!
Corker denies the VP rumors yet again.
Some hot takes on good shows in town this week.
Charlie Nelson of Nelson's Green Brier Distillery talks whiskey, women and family heritage.
Good to see Ke$ha back in action. Covering Bob Dylan with Ben Folds. Transcendent s**t right here.
At Nashville Neon, we don't understand those who don't admire Lower Broadway in all her boot worn, h***y tonky, hip swinging, fist fightin' glory.
Quite literally, to hate Lower Broadway is to indirectly express disdain for neon. We call ourselves Nashville Neon, and as ambassadors of this inert gas, we must defend all that it brings.
But really, if you can't go down on Lower Broadway and enjoy yourself, get over yourself and go to Robert's Western World and drink beer until you're falling over laughing.