The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Not much going on today, other than tons of work and still under the sick spell. I did want to point out a very short, but glowing review of the The Coal Men on the Tennessean web site posted yesterday. Just in case you’re too lazy to click:

You won’t find a shortage of skilled roots-rock bands slingin’ chords around on any given night in Nashville, sure, but really, really good ones still stand out.
And The Coal Men — singer Dave Coleman and cohorts Dave Ray and Jason Hitchcock — are really, really good, bashing out a collection of expertly crafted songs that have as much bite as they do twang. Coleman’s got a heck of a baritone and Ray and Hitchcock’s rhythms are spot-on, but their sets are still loose enough to feel lived in.

That’s about typical for the Tennessean’s reviews of the band. They love the local guys, and they really love The Coal Men. Oh yeah, about locals: If you read (in the Tennessean or elsewhere) last week about the 27 year old female school teacher who was busted for multiple counts of rape of a 13 year old boy, then you may have read on to learn that she’s from my home county. It’s always great to see someone from a small town striking it big in the news. I didn’t know the woman back then, although I’m sure I saw her play some basketball and recognized her maiden name: Pamela Rogers.

Lastly, on the subject of famous people, be sure and read Wired’s article on celebrities that come into the Apple Store at The Grove Mall in Los Angeles. Funny stuff.

4 thoughts on “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly”

  1. Hey Jason, thanks for the name drop. It feels good to have a pat on the back in our home town. Now if only Louisville, Knoxville, Birmingham, Lexington, Charlotte, etc… would get the memo that we’re pretty good, then… we’d have something.

    Oh well… Yep, the smoking gun article on the teacher mis hap is a little creepy… Strange things happen in small towns, where there’s nothing to do, but do it. Yikes…

  2. So, is the “teacher-taking-gettin-with-young-student” thing a regular thing in Fentress county? I don’t think this is the first time I’ve heard of such thing happening there. ;)

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