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Around The Bend

Around the Bend
     I’m not exactly %100 today so I’m turning my eyes to the future with the knowledge that around the bend, the sun is shining and the air is warm on a daily basis. Looking forward to it. Just a little while longer.

Growing Pains in Music City

A protester at Thursday’s rally yells at construction workers.

     Last Thursday a group of local union labor workers gathered to protest outside the construction site of the new downtown convention center. They are upset over the amount of contracts that have been awarded to out of state construction firms. These firms have shipped in workers from other states, angering local unions who point out the large number of unemployed in Davidson County. 
     The protesters marched from the Metro courthouse to the construction site of the almost 600 million dollar convention center. Once they reached the site, local police were forced to shut down a section of Franklin Street between 5th and 4th to accommodate the large crowd. The protesters marched around, some of them banging on 5 gallon paint buckets and all of them chanting, “Local jobs for local people!”.

Weekend Sky

     I made a trip up to Pleasant View this weekend to help my brother with some things around the house. It’s a drive I should make more often. There are some beautiful landscapes up there with plenty of barns, fields and sky. We had wrapped up our work and as I was loading up the truck I noticed the clouds. They had a look of brushstrokes and in my head popped an image of Bob Ross. I think he would have loved them. 
     Chalk up one more reason to always have a camera handy. I usually have a couple with me wherever I go. Most of the time I have my DSLR, but the truck is stocked with disposable film cameras in case I’m without. I miss having my Iphone since it went kaput for many reasons, but the camera it held is at the top of  the list. I’ve been rockin’ my old school Razr for a couple months now, but I’m not afraid to whip it out, either. A pixelated image is better than no image at all. Sometimes, it’s preferred. 
House on not-so-Haunted Hill
     On the road I listened to some new tunes from a duo called The Civil Wars. They make some beautiful music together. Haunting and subtle with serious intensity. Some of their vocals gave me chills.  After 10 tracks I was left with the same feeling I had when I first heard early Patty Griffin or Jeremy Lister, which is to say I wanted to hear more and I can’t wait to see where they go next. There’s a free download of a show they performed at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia available on their website. If you have trouble finding it, you can always just click here. It’s worth checking out. Enjoy.