Good morning, Nashville. If you ran into roadblocks or saw a helicopter circling very, very low over downtown Nashville yesterday afternoon, don’t worry! Turns out that all of the hullabaloo was just downtown’s Fifth Third bank hanging their enormous new energy-saving sign. In other news this morning:
- Same old, same old. Residents of The Gulch would like us to know that there is no convenience and/or grocery store within walking distance. Hm, sounds familiar. The Turnip Truck fills the grocery void, but leaves residents without a place to purchase their motor oil, over the counter drugs and chewing gum.
- Occupied. “Occupy Nashville” protesters are doing just that – about 35 people camped out in Legislative Plaza this weekend in support of the widespread “Occupy Wall Street” protests happening in dozens of major cities. Another protest is scheduled for today (Monday) at 4:30pm.
- Bocephus strikes back. Hank Williams Jr. has rushed into the studio to cut “I’ll Keep My…” in response to last week’s uproar about his appearance on Fox & Friends and his subsequent parting of ways with ESPN’s Monday Night Football. He calls out Fox & Friends, ESPN, the United Socialist States of America and those pesky “gotcha games” in the song, which we cannot wait to hear. Oh, and if you need a “Hank Jr. for President” t-shirt, he’s got you covered.
- No win for Titans. The Steelers triumphed over the Titans yesterday in Pittsburgh, 33-17.
- Bits & pieces. Another year, another Nashville Zombie Walk. Always delightful! … Oktoberfest this weekend was a smashing success, and for once it wasn’t 100 degrees … 22-year-old Brentwood native Katie Davis moved to Uganda five years ago as a fresh high school grad, and is now raising 13 Ugandan orphans … 500 people turned out for Saturday’s “We Stand With Gibson” rally.
Photo by Kerry Woo.