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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