Have a ball on Turkey Day.
While I won’t be heading to the Turkey Testicle Festival, I will be traveling to dine with friends in Memphis and I’m so looking forward to sharing the community meal.
And for the musically inclined, here’s a link to a ton of food tunes you can stream while eating your turkey repast.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Posted in food, holidays, Memphis, music, ouch, road trip
Tagged food, food music, food tunes, holidays, music, Thanksgiving, Turkey, turkey balls, Turkey Day, Turkey Testicle Festival, weird food
Riding to a game last night, I flipped the radio around the dial until I ran across this tune. Cranked it up, sang along (Give it to me baby) and put a smile on my face for a few minutes.
The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For a White Guy).
So I spent the majority of Monday on a day long drive from the office to a tennis match to another tennis match to a softball game and back to the office.
It was a long day, nearly 200 miles and several different towns and cities.
I spent most of it by myself in the car. Part of the time driving I was on the phone, but most of it was just good old me, myself and I.
During the course of the day I saw tears of sadness and exhaustion followed by tears of joy. The joyful emotion came not from an athlete but from a parent.
I saw heavy, black thunder clouds that transported tornadoes that ripped up a few communities I didn’t drive through.
I saw a coyote trotting through a field. I don’t know its destination, but I believe it was racing to find a safe spot ahead of the storm.
I saw a rainbow.
I think it was some sort of vision quest day.
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Tagged coyotes, emotion, rainbows, road trip, sports, storms, vision quest, weather
It’s Friday and I spent the morning at the 73rd Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Parade in Humboldt, Tennessee today.
Lots of corn dogs, lemonade, candidates and marching bands in attendance. One parade exec I heard speaking was pleased with the turnout considering the horrible weather and flooding parts of the community endured just days ago.
In honor of the strawberry, today I bring you The Brothers Johnson.It’s from a performance on a Dutch televsion show in 1977.
And if you want to find out how to help with flood relief in Tennessee, there are links at Speak To Power.
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Tagged 70s music, Brothers Johnson, carny food, festivals, Humboldt, parades, strawberries, strawberry, Strawberry Festival, Strawberry Letter 23, Tennessee, Tennessee flooding
Today was a stuck on the couch and surf the Internet day for me.
I came across the Southern Foodways Alliance website thanks to a post over at Adrenaline’s Shadow about her craving for a hot sausage sandwich from The Big Apple Inn in Jackson, Mississippi. Maybe more importantly, she didn’t order the pig ear sandwich. What she did do was link to a documentary about the restaurant called Smokes and Ears. Wonderful stuff.
Thanks to those two sites, I’m now craving barbecue because of the documentaries by Joe York at the SFA site. He shot one about the art of Whole Hog barbecuing in Lexington which is about 40 miles from my locale here in Hoots. If it hadn’t been for all the rain and flooding today, there might just have been a road trip.
These are some amazing docs. I haven’t watched them all yet, but the man is good at what he does. It’s an excellent mix of music, visuals and interviews. He even has one about Prince’s hot chicken in Nashville.
I’ll be settling in and watching all these over the next day or so. I recommend you do the same.
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Tagged barbecue, BBQ, Big Apple Inn, documentaries, food, food documentaries, Joe York, pig ears, Prince's Hot Chicken, Scotts Barbecue, Smokes and Ears, Southern Foodways Alliance, Whole Hog, whole hog barbecue
I heard this on Lightning 100 last week while cruising through Nashvegas on my way to Murfreesboro for the TSSAA girls state basketball tournament.
It’s stuck with me ever since, so I thought I would share it with you.
Norah Jones performing “It’s Gonna Be” from The Fall album she released in late 2009.
I love the organ in this one. I think that’s what pulled me in.
The performance is from “Later With Jools Holland.”
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Tagged Feel Good Friday, It's Gonna Be, Later With Jools Holland, Lightning 100, music, Nashville, Norah Jones, radio, The Fall