Sunday, June 29, 2008

I love this patriotic message



Okay call me corny or whatever but as I sit here this morning building 55 trophies for the upcoming 4th of July parade in our town a strong sense of pride comes from within. The column have the American Flag on it and are extremely patriotic so it has inspired me to ramble on a little bit.

Sure America is down pretty good right now, but as Americans this country will come back as we have many times in the past. I might not be able to bring it back but if alot of us, me, you and many others lift our heads up, pump our chests out, unite and take full pride in the quality of work we provide and do what we can to help stimulate the economy every little bit will help.

I was becoming very negative and going to retire, get out of the business and could care less who bought it but I am now energized and going to do my part 120% and more to bring America back up into its rightful place in this world. We have helped everyone in this world at one time or another and now our America is licking her wounds and we will help mend those wounds to make her the proud, beautiful country in the world envied by all!

This is my country, my ancestors fought long and hard working their fingers to the bones and spilling their blood to make her the great country she STILL is! We are a country of immigrants, Irish, Polish, Jewish, African, Mexican, and on and on from every country in the world, but we must join together as Americans and on 4th of July and every day there after be proud of who we are and make it known that being American and built in America still has the mighty meaning it always did.

Be proud to say as I am, God Bless America and God Bless each and everyone of my fellow Americans!

My closing comment, those that are kicking us in the face when we are down, beware, the Eagle will fly high and mighty very soon and we don't get mad, we get even.

Bob McGinnis
RWM Embroidery & More
Smyrna, DE USA

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Equine Motorcoach- luxury for you and your horse



This is a luxury motorcoach for both you and your horses. What a way to get to and from shows now! I know this isn't in our budget anytime soon but I'll keep working and within a few short years, it will be.



Visit the website of Equine Motorcoach to learn more about this incredible vehicle.

Visit the Equine Motorcoach blog to get updates from horse shows and the road.

Health and Chiropractic Answers from Dr. Chad McClellan from Nasvhille Chiropractic



Dr. Chad McClellan and myself are in the process of creating anopportunity for you all to ask questions about chiropractic services and health issues. We will also be able to explain how chiropractic services can help your body.

We will be answering your questions via video on the Webbspun Ideas blog. When emailing a question, please put "Question for Dr. Chad" in the subject line. We look forward to providing some help and information to keep you all a bit healthier.

Visit Webbspun Ideas for contact information

Visit Chiropractic Nashville to learn more about Dr. Chad and his services.

The "living art" is gone from the Hotel Preston



Shea and the art of hanging out in a glass room in the Pink Slip bar has moved on. She is no longer at the Hotel Preston. I had hoped to see it at least once but alas now I will miss her. Well, I guess next time I won't dilly-dally around....

Read more at the Hotel Preston blog

Friday, June 27, 2008

Meet Joe Shaw and watch and learn as he cooks up some amazing dishes



The amazing Chef Joe Shaw of the Standard at the Smith House, 167 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., will be the featured chef at the Farmers Market’s first Chefs at the Market cooking demonstration at noon Saturday, June 28.

Shaw will start the day by shopping for fresh meats and produce at the market’s farm sheds and cook a few dishes for everyone to sample. The event starts at noon at under the shade of the Farmers Market tent in the Market Midway, between the two farm sheds. This event is the first in a series of cooking demonstrations that will take place every month at the Farmers' Market and features some of Middle Tennessee's finest chefs and best farm products.

For more information about events at the Farmers' Market, visit their website or call Marne Duke at 615-880-2001.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wendell Smith's in Nashville (meat and three series, part 1)

The first in our series about meat and three restaurants in Nashville. We'll have more coming up in the future so come back and check them all out.

Smokey, the culinary caninecierge, decides who is worthy of a doggie bag (part 1)

Rating: Worth a doggie bag

Las Palmas

803 Rivergate Pkwy

Goodlettsville, TN

Phone: 615-851-7315

Hours:
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm

Fri 11am-11pm

Sat 12pm-10:30pm

Sun 12pm-10pm

A beautiful yellow butterfly

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tennessee Festivals in July

July 3-6
Libertyfest
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Activities and attractions:
Inflatable Toys; Water Slide; Contests; Fireworks Display; Baseball Game; Music; Food

July 4
Franklin on the Fourth
Franklin, Tennessee
12th Year in Historic Downtown Franklin, Kids Area, Fireworks, Food, Crafters and more.

July 4-5
Fiddlers' Jamboree and Craft Show
Smithville, Tennessee
Old time music competion and Craft show combined. Handmade crafts made by the crafter.

July 5
Rockin' the Docks
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Live bands, food, fireworks, children's play area, all on the banks of beautiful Fort Loudoun Lake

July 26
FOL Cardboard Boat Race Festival
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Benefit Cardboard Boat Race

A Cowboys Heart by Garrett Parris with Shawn Flarida riding

Shawn Flarida is the rider

Garrett Parris is the singer

Watermelon salsa recipe from Pick Tennessee Products


Watermelon Salsa

You will need:
1/4 cup Smucker's Orange Marmalade
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups seeded watermelon, coarsely chopped
1 cup sweet onion, chopped
1 cup orange sections, chopped

Stir together first 6 ingredients. Add watermelon, onions and orange sections, tossing until coated. Chill at least 1 hour before serving with Frito Lay Tostidos Gold chips. Yield: 4 cups. To can, heat all ingredients in a large saucepan and allow to simmer 10 minutes. Pour into hot pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on wire rack (untouched for 12-24 hours) away from drafts. Do not tighten lids. Store at room temperature.
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This recipe comes from the Pick Tennessee Products website.

Amazing wall paintings













I found these cool pictures at Freshome

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sign up for the Music City Notes newsletter from Webbspun Ideas


Sign up for the Music City Notes newsletter. The first one starts June 27 and will tell you about some of the sights of Nashville as well as concerts, restaurants, nightlife and other interesting things about Music City.

Sign up HERE!

Chuck Waggon talks about the first meat and three to be featured in the new series by Webbspun Ideas

Green Hills Grille goes out of business


Green Hills Grille has closed both of its locations in Nashville and Knoxville restaurants. This has been a tough time lately for local restaurants. I hope they can survive and I will do what I can to help them make it through these hard times.
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Read the entire story in the Nashville Business Journal.
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Read more about the local restaurants closing from WSMV Nashville.

Thoughts of Fan Fair and paying celebrities to attend- Part 1

Thoughts about Fan Fair and whether we should pay the celebrities to attend- part 2

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

We saw the Nashville Symphony tonight in Centennial Park



Visit the Nashville Symphony website for more info.

Nashville Symphony at Centennial Park
June 24, 2008
Centennial Park
The Nashville Symphony and Assistant Conductor Kelly Corcoran return to Nashville's Centennial Park for a second time as part of this summer' Regions Community Concerts. An event for the entire family, the program includes many audience favorites.

~I'll add pictures of the program tomorrow...Sorry for the delay~
C.S. Webbspun

3rd & Lindsley calendar June 17-22



Tuesday, June 17
Band Of Heathens
7:00 pm

McClain w/ Natalie Prass
9:30 pm

Wednesday, June 18
The Rosedale Rhythm Revue CD Release
7:00 pm

The Wooten Brothers
9:30 pm

Thursday, June 19
The Players
Brent Mason, Michael Rhodes, John Hobbs, Paul Franklin, Eddie Bayers
7:00 pm

Adam Nitti
9:30 pm

Friday, June 20
MOOG Music Guitar Showcase
Kenny Vaughn and Funkwrench and Garaj Mahal
7:00 pm

The Midnight Riders
Allman Brothers Revue
10:00 pm

Saturday, June 21
Webb Wilder – 7:00 pm

John Hall, Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd, Bill Labounty, Todd Sharp, J.D. Souther, Victor Wooten and Friends
10:00 pm
$20 general admission at the door, doors open 9pm

Sunday, June 22
Justin Townes Earle w/ Joshua James and Lex Land
7:00 pm

Bluebird Cafe calendar June 17-21


Picture is from Bridge and Tunnel Club

June 17
9:00 pm
Beth Nielsen Chapman hosts PeaceJAM Benefit In The Round with Doyle and Debbie, Ernest Chapman and Damien Horne
$15.00 for regular seats and $25.00 for gold circle seats

June 18
6:00 pm
In The Row with Arlo Gilliam, James Grant, Shane Worley and Kenny Berry
no cover

9:00
An Evening with Don Henry, the other Don for more than $1.00,
$8.00

June 19
6:00
In The Round with Corley Roberts, Joe Truman, Susan Anders and Gary Talley
no cover

9:00 pm
In The Round with Tom Kimmel, Michael Lille, Michael Kelsh, George Marinelli
$8.00

June 20
6:30
In The Round with Barbara Cloyd, Kirsti Manna, Jeremy Spillman and Jon Robbin
no cover

9:30 pm
In The Round with Don Sampson, Wynn Varble and Jim “Moose” Brown
$10.00

June 21
6:30 pm
In The Row with Ron Hellard, Steve Goodie, Tim Panyard and JR Russell
no cover

9:30 pm
An Evening with Jonell Mosser and friends
$12.00

Station Inn calendar June 17-21



June 17
The Doyle And Debbie Show
7 PM
$20

MashvilleBrigade
9:30 PM
$8

June 18
Luke Bulla & CaseyDriessen
$10

June 19
Jim Rooney's Irregulars
$10

June 20
Williams & Clark
$10

June 21
Randy Kohrs Band
$10

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Excellent footage of Metallica in the Basement in Nashville



Check out the newest Metallica Video at the Basement in Nashville.

Metallica runs amock in Nashville before Bonnaroo


Metallica was spotted eating at Sunset Grill on this past Thursday, after the surprise show at The Basement and before going heading down to Bonnaroo for their show.
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See some real close-up videos HERE from the Basement show.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Taste of Music City- June 21



Saturday, June 21
5pm - 9pm

Gateway Bridge (Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge) will again be home to the Nissan Taste of Music City! Taste food and wine from some of the area's best restaurants (see a complete list of restaurants by clicking on the "Restaurants" link to the left).

All samples, including food and beverages - wine, water, specialty teas, and beer from our local and national microbreweries - are included in the price of admission. In addition, you will enjoy live jazz music from local musicians.

Tickets are $45.00* Advance or $55.00* Day Of Event.

Admission includes all food samples from the area's best restaurantsas well as complimentary beer and wine samples.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Inside the Lane Motor Musuem





Visit the Lane Motor Museum to learn and see more.




HOURS OF OPERATION:
Thursday - Monday
10am-5pm

Tuesday & Wednesday
CLOSED

ADMISSION:
UNTIL DEC. 31, 2008:
Adults (18-54)- $5
Seniors (55+)- $3
Youth (17 & under)- Free

AS OF JAN. 1, 2009:
Adults (18-64)- $7
Seniors (65+)- $5
Youth (6-17)- $2
Under Age 5- Free

LOCATION:
702 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
615-742-7445

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Chuck Waggon" talks about horse racing

"Chuck Waggon" and his restaurant roundup

3rd & Lindsley calendar June 11-14



Wednesday, June 11
Billy Dean, Richard Leigh, Clara Oman, Brent Rader – 6:00 pm
The Wooten Brothers – 9:30 pm

Thursday, June 12
Brooke Fraser w/ William Fitzsimmons and John Lawhead – 7:00 pm
Patrick Collum and The Law – 9:30 pm

Friday, June 13
Shelly Fairchild and The People w/ Alana Grace – 7:00 pm
Mellow Down Easy, The Wickersham Brothers, and Sam Stone – 10:00 pm

Saturday, June 14
The Jack Pearson Band – Jack's Birthday Bash – 7:00 pm
Josh Hoge, Ernie Halter, Rob Blackledge – 10:00 pm

Blue Man Group is doing a casting call in Nashville on June 12



Blue Man Group is holding its first open casting call in Nashville on Thursday, June 12. The auditions will be held downtown at The Arts Company. The website is www.bluemancasting.com

Blue Men hail from a fascinating mix of disciplines: classically-trained actors, musical comedy performers, rock musicians, and dancers, among others. Though the casting department has seen thousands of talented people, only approximately 70 people have been discovered with the unique combination of talents (drumming and acting skills) and physical stamina (along with the appropriate height requirements) to embody the Blue Man.

Blue man searches for potential performers to join their existing casts in nine theatrical productions around the world (New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Oberhausen, Stuttgart, and Tokyo) and/or the international rock concert arena experience, Blue Man’s MegaStar World Tour (which visited Nashville twice in the recent past).

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Candles, wine and some classic records

Dean Martin
Tunnel of Elm Merlot
B.J. Thomas, Dwight Yoakam, Blood Sweat and Tears, Don Ho and Henry Mancini



Brand new Nashville shirts with cool designs



Visit Threadventures to purchase these designs as well as more cool stuff.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Grand Ole Opry line-up for June 7



6:30 – 7:00
Jimmy Dickens
Jim Ed Brown
Sunny Sweeney
7:00 – 8:00
Dwight Yoakam
Joe NicholsJennifer Hanson
Charley Pride
8:00 – 8:30
Mel Tillis
Jan Howard
Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys
Opry Square Dancers
8:30 – 9:00
Bill Anderson
Jean Shepard
Riders In The Sky



9:30 – 10:00
Jimmy Dickens
The Whites
Charley Pride
10:00 – 10:30
Mel Tillis
Jack Greene
Jennifer Hanson
10:30 – 11:00
Jeannie Seely
Jean Shepard
Joe Nichols
Opry Square Dancers
11:00 – 11:30
Bill Anderson
Sunny Sweeney
Riders In The Sky

Station Inn calendar June 9-14



June 9
The Time Jumpers
(Country & Western Swing)
$10

June 10
The Doyle And Debbie Show
7 PM,
$20
MashvilleBrigade
9:30 PM,
$8

June 11
ShannonWhitworth
$8

June 12
TheGreencards
$15

June 13
Steep Canyon Rangers
$12

June 14
TheSteeldrivers
$15

Visit the Station Inn website for more info.

First Saturday Gallery Crawl- June 7



6 - 9 pm
Free

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings on the first Saturday of every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Two free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm. See the shuttle map and gallery listing here. Listings below include additional information about some of the openings. Please NOTE that 17 galleries are officially on this month's tour. The map includes a complete list of galleries that will be open this Saturday.

The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North
254-2040
6 - 9 pm
Free
"Brother Mel: 50 Years of Fresh Art" celebrates 50 years of Marianist monk Brother Mel making art and is also a celebration of his 80th birthday. This is the 10th annual exhibition of Brother Mel's artwork at The Arts Company. On display through August 15.

Estel Gallery
115 Rosa Parks Blvd (8th Avenue N)
251-8997
6 - 9 pm
Free
"Common Thread" features mixed media work by Cathy Breslaw, Vanessa Oppenhoff and Teri Moore. On display through July 12.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North
752-6030
6 - 9 pm
Free
The Rymer opens in their new space on 5th Avenue on the first floor of the Art Avenue Lofts building. "Engage" features works by Dominic Besner, Antoine Claes, Aniocles Gregoire, Leszek Wyczolkowski and Kristina Colucci. On display through June 28.

The Showroom
77 Arcade
347-306-1859
6 - 9 pm
Free
Official grand opening reception. Group show features works by Pamela Staker, Mathieu Levesque, and Phil Wallis. On display through June 30.

TAG art gallery
83 Arcade
429-7708
6 - 9 pm
Free
"Nice to Meet You" is a group show featuring works of familiar TAG artists and TAG newcomers including Terri Saul, Keith Greiman, Gregg Gossel, Mary Addison Hackett, Maura Cluthe and Andrew Hem. On display through June 28.

Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway
6 - 9 pm
Free
Two exhibits on display "Central South Art" and "Club MCM After-School Program" through June 27.

Tennessee State Museum
5th & Deaderick
741-2692
6 - 9 pm
Free
"Bonsoir" art sale and reception. Attendees will have a chance to experience a little French ambience and personally meet Alexandre Renoir, great-grandson of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. A special reception and art sale will feature selected artwork from the "Strokes of Genius: The Works of Pierre-Auguste & Alexandre Renoir - Art from Private Collections" exhibition, available for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Tennessee State Museum Foundation. On display through June 8.

Tinney+Cannon Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North
255-7816
6 - 9 pm
Free
"The Quest for Dignified Solace in an Otherwise Chaotic World" features mixed media paintings by Linda Mitchell. On display through July 12.

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade
888-535-5286
6 - 9 pm
Free
"The Din of Culture" features works by Watkins graduate and New York resident Quinn Dukes. On display through July 26.

Art-Luck
Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Avenue North
254-7584
6 - 8 pm
Free
Potluck dinner and art show = Art-Luck. Bring a dish to share, dinner at 6 pm. "The Art Works of The Contributor Nashville's Street Newspaper" features works by a cross section of homeless, formerly homeless and non-homeless artists including Jonathan Field, Ray Ponce de Leon, Tasha French, Paul Fahle, Richard Davis and others.

Country Ham Breakfast- Today



Grand Lodge
100 7th Avenue North
255-2625
8 am - noon
$8.00
The Grand Lodge has been recently remodeled and the Masons invite CMA Music Fest attendees and locals to a Country Ham Breakfast on Saturday featuring country ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits and more.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Free wine tasting at Corrieri's Formaggeria- June 7 @ 2-5pm


The wine tasting will be located at
Corrieri's Formaggeria
1110 Caruthers Avenue, behind Vinea
Vinea's Website

"Shooter" by Kimmystry/ Family Tree-O

Mick's big announcement about a music documentary

Mick Womack and his plans for an upcoming documentary

A look inside Manuel's

Inside the "Willy Wonka"-type of place that is Manuel's. I think it could be called the crystal castle.

Manuel at work

The master

Inside the rhinestone room

Inside Manuel's rhinestone room...the spot where rhinestones are added to the clothes.

A master embroiderer at work at Manuel's

Pancho

Sidewalk jam with Mick and KymMystry/Family Tree-O

Visit KymMystry or "Real Good Music"

KymMystry and Mick Womack in Nashville

KymMystry

"The Other Band"

Enjoy good food at Pearl fusion restro in downtown Nashville

We had sushi, which was really good and the interior was a nice change of pace from the norm in Nashville.

KymMystry aka Family Tree-O on the streets of Nashville

A honky-tonk way to save a parking space in Nashville

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores June 4-10

HIGH SCORES:

Hilton Suites – Main Kitchen
121 4th Avenue South
Date Inspected: 05-29-08
Score: 91

Anatolia
48 White Bridge Road
Date Inspected: 5-28-08
Score: 88

12 South Tap-room
2318 12th Avenue South
Date Inspected: 5-29-08
Score: 87

Radisson
1112 Airport Center Drive
Date Inspected: 5-29-08
Score: 88


LOW SCORES:

No low scores for the week.

UPDATES:

Golden Corral
315 Old Lebanon Road
Passed Reinspection

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Fan Fair fever hits Nashville and we walked right through it

150 miles per gallon car developed by AFS Trinity Power Corporation

This is what we need to have available with the costs of fuel so high now. You might even be able to justify a drive in the country or cross-country in this car. I may just have to order one as soon as they are available.
~Corey Webbspun



AFS Trinity Power has developed patent-pending technology that makes it possible for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to achieve 150 MPG, go 40 miles in all-electric mode, and use gasoline for additional unlimited miles in hybrid mode.

In July 2007, in order to very quickly demonstrate all of the key attributes of this technology, the company mounted an effort to build two fully operational XH-150 SUV prototypes using off-the-shelf components. The two vehicles—modified Saturn Vue SUVs—were built in less than six months. They were unveiled on January 13, 2008 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (Press Announcement) and (Salon.com test drive report).

On April 8, 2008, AFS Trinity started a cross country tour to give Americans their first onroad look at what CNN and others suggested may be “the car of the future.” The XH-150 arrived at the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 20, 2008 (Video of Congressional Ride-and-Drives). On May 2, 2008, AFS Trinity and Ricardo announced a joint Extreme Fleet™ program that will slash gasoline and diesel use by car, SUV and truck fleets. (Press Release).

Find out more at the AFS Trinity Power Corporation website.