- John Mayer got his feelings hurt by Taylor Swift’s song “Dear John” and is telling Rolling Stone all about it this month. Words cannot describe how awkward reading this made us feel.
- Speaking of T Swizzle, an entire exhibit of costumes, instruments and props from her “Speak Now” tour opens today at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Just in time for uh, some big country music festival or something.
- The gates are opening for Bonnaroo a day early this year in attempts to make funneling 80,000 people into a field go as smoothly as possible. Other allowances have been made for the heavy traffic that typically accompanies the festival as well.
- Filed under Things We Never Ever Wanted To Know, No Really, Please Don’t Tell Us Nashville Business Journal: “How many types of bacteria are in offices?” (We’ll spoil the surprise, the answer is 500+ and the article includes the words “intestinal cavities,” so.)
- TDOT is working on a smartphone app for our favorite online tool ever, the TDOT SmartWay Map. This is good news, y’all.
- Some people aren’t happy about the new apartments being constructed in 12 South.
- We just learned so many interesting things about Nashville from this article. Hustler Hollywood sells gray ties, and 407 people are on the waiting list for the single copy of 50 Shades of Gray at the Nashville Public Library. The book is also helping, ahem, stimulate sales at our local adult businesses.
- Bits & pieces: You can get actual whiskey samples at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery now … “Thieves Snatch Purse, Attempt to BBQ Evidence” … “Johnson City TV Weatherman Shot By Crossbow” … A false-alarm bomb threat forced an evacuation of the federal courthouse downtown yesterday morning … The Preds would like to unload Alexander Radulov and have picked up Swedish player Patrick Cehlin … Metro officials have filed a civil suit against the Kurdish Pride gang, calling them a public nuisance … Gov. Haslam has signed a bill reducing grocery tax to 5.25% from 5.5%.
Photo by Jonathan Belcher.