Valentine’s Day was a big success around here, despite those end-of-world predictions by weather-foolers and the panic of school officials across the region, who either cancelled or dismissed classes early for yet another “storm that wasn’t”.
I tackle my Top Five news stories — the battle over gaming in Kentucky that illustrates why we can’t have nice things; a quick take on the Metro Council elections now that the candidate deadline has passed; Governor Beshear’s “mind-boggling” trip to see the President’s State of the Union address; the death of a local newspaper and my Super Bowl prediction.
At first, it seemed I’d gone to a play and a Laua party had broken out. It’s clear from the moment you step into the cozy Bingham Theatre that this Actors production is all about having a good time, as members of the Chicago-based troupe The Hypocrites wander along singing and tossing beach balls. I caught one right in my beer as I took my seat.
Whether you know him as Roger Knight or Hank Sinatra, you’ll want to contribute to his health, healing, and all the financial help that is involved. One of the finest southpaw guitarists in town, Hank needs as much support as he can get, emotionally and financially, so come on out to Jim Porter’s this Sunday. Easy, free parking and plenty of it. So much talent under one roof, it could be deemed as the Louisville Music zip code for the day. Jim Porter’s – Sunday, Aug. 11 Ballroom: 5:35 – 6:00 Happy Panic…
Let’s just say that I had some of time freed up by a lifestyle change and leave it at that. And, we hosted a record crowd for the Breakfast of Champions, I got to speak to the Mayor, had a blog post at Insider Louisville that is creating some attention, and spent much of the week at the Galt House doing trade shows and staying disconnected from the Internet.
I am sort of getting the hang of this podcast thing.
Please check out the first edition of The Rusty Satellite Show. The premiere features two guests — Mark Hebert, with whom I discuss his job at U of L and the state of journalism, and Cyndy Tandy, my social media maven friend who shares some insight on KYAnonymous.
This video, produced by Mark Cowherd, gives you a great feel for the Bernie Lubbers/Hickory Vaught show at the Haymarket Whiskey Bar, which I wrote about last week. Bernie and Hickory take you through the history of bourbon with story and song. This is “Last Letter Home” about a Civil War soldier fighting and dying for the Conferderate cause. I had a pretty good seat!
There just may not be enough bourbon-themed tourist attractions in this town, so it was time for someone to create an entertaining Bluegrass music/Bourbon history show.
So says comedian Bernie Lubbers, the self-proclaimed Whiskey Professor, who along with mandolin-picker Hickory Vaught has created a 75-minute show touted as “an all-sensory historical live musical performance piece.”
How many of us wake up every day and can’t wait to jump out of bed and start our day earning a living and making a difference, not only in our own lives but hopefully in the lives of others? I, for one, do NOW. I finally “got it”…I just had to follow my father’s excellent advice to find something I loved to do and figure out how to earn a living doing it! Years in the Louisville media working for various corporate entities made me aware of the challenges of starting a show of my own. Thanks to Crescent…