It’s only rock and roll but I like it…

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Evolution of the Tongue (courtesy of The Rolling Stones)

Please excuse my absence of late.  I’ve basically been getting my ass handed to me by life, resulting in zero energy to be creative.  When this happens, I escape by surfing the web exploring cool places to visit and things to do.  Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon an ad for a show I’ve planned imaginary visits to for the past two years, only to find I will  soon be able to drive ten miles down the road and see the show anytime I want.

The Rolling Stones “Exhibitionism” tour is coming to Nashville March 29th through June 30th and I am  beyond excited!   The first time I saw the Stones play was during their  ‘Some Girls’ tour in 1978 and the last time was during their ‘Bridges of Babylon’ tour in 1997.  I still wear my concert t’s, own most of their music catalog in one form or another, and continue to listen to the Exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers, and Some Girls albums at least once a month.

Since I don’t have to travel far to see the show I thought I’d put my tourist planning skills to use for you instead.  Are you a Stones Fan? Are you interested in spending a weekend in Nashville to see the exhibit or the city? Not sure of where to stay, where to eat, or what to explore while in Music City?

All you need to do is follow my blog.  I’ll select three followers and create a personalized weekend itinerary that will have you and your tour mates experiencing Nashville like rock stars!

*It’s Only Rock and Roll – The Rolling Stones

 

Nick Cave Project…

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2011’s Architectural Forest

One of the great benefits my job affords me is the ability to become a more active viewer and participant in our local art scene.  Earlier this week I got to take part in a private showing of Nick Cave: FEAT at Nashville’s Frist Center for Visual ArtsContinue reading “Nick Cave Project…”

Take me home country roads…

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Woodstown Doors Quilt

My past few posts have mentioned me helping my momma recover from some surgery.  Spending time in hospitals and rehab facilities isn’t fun under the best of circumstances, so every day I tried to take a mental health break to get outside and explore… Continue reading “Take me home country roads…”

Take you riding in my car…

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Fat Tire Bikes

Plans change.  Instead of taking it easy my husband and I headed over to Asheville because, why not?  Have you been?  This was my first visit but not my last.  What a great, laid back, artsy hipster town (or at least the parts I spent time in).  Check it out…. Continue reading “Take you riding in my car…”

Greasy gears on a carnival ride…

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I can’t pinpoint when my love of fairs began but it started at a very early age. Community fairs, school fairs, county fairs, state fairs – I love them all.  While each style of fair is unique all fairs have things in common, including entertainment, contests, rides, pageants, games of chance and food… Continue reading “Greasy gears on a carnival ride…”

Got a pocket full of dreams…

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Amaranthus Faux Flowers

A few weeks ago, I attended the Porter Flea Summer Market Preview Sale.  Porter Flea started a few years ago as a way to showcase the millennial craftsmen (and women) moving to Nashville.  I’m a crafty fox and spend a lot of my daydreaming moments trying to come up with ways to market and sell what I make, so I am always curious to see what other people are making – and asking – for their products… Continue reading “Got a pocket full of dreams…”

Sure plays a mean pinball….

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Pinball Power Play

I’ve been a pinball junkie since I walked into the back room of our local hoagie shop and put a quarter into the slot of Gottlieb’s Wizard.  My habit quickly developed and I spent years hanging out in smoky game rooms and working arcades down the shore perfecting my playing skills.  Those skills have waned over the years and I haven’t seen, much less played pinball in a long time.  That’s why when I had to deliver a load of furniture to Indiana this past weekend I decided to detour to Lafayette and drop some quarters in the machines at Main Street Amusements Continue reading “Sure plays a mean pinball….”

Havana moon…

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Azucar

It’s been 30 years since we lived in South Florida and while a lot has changed (more people, more traffic, more buildings) an awful lot has stayed the same (the beautiful scenery, delicious food, and incredible cosmopolitan vibe).  We used the Miami Punk Rock High School Reunion as an excuse to get away for a week and relive our youth… Continue reading “Havana moon…”

Easy target…

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The garden bar

I equate Target to an inexpensive retail amusement park with no lines (until checkout) offering just enough attractions for me to while away a lunch hour perusing… Continue reading “Easy target…”

Even if it’s old junk…

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Three flea gitaroj

Last weekend I got an itch to go and see. That translates into a need to do something a little different from my routine. I took advantage of the nice weather and headed out to The FleaContinue reading “Even if it’s old junk…”