Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Comment Archives: Stories: Arts and Culture: Books

Re: “"She terrified people"

My dad is one of Georgia Tann's stolen children. He was adopted as a newborn, but was very sick with dysentery and jaundice, probably from the appalling conditions at that house of horror. He was adopted by a wealthy and loving family in Memphis, thankfully for him. But he still wishes he know who he really is and the circumstances of his adoption. We may never truly know as she falsified the actual birth certificate.

Posted by Aleks Hart on 08/13/2014 at 2:18 PM

Re: “"She terrified people"

Gay people aren't pedophiles. Pedophiles are pedophiles. Gay people are attracted to consenting adults of the same sex. Pedophiles are attracted to children. BIG difference. If you want to lump everyone together as if all events are mutually inclusive then by your same reasoning HETEROSEXUALS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REPRODUCE BECAUSE HITLER WAS STRAIGHT SO ALL STRAIGHT PEOPLE BRING ABOUT GENOCIDE. Your reasoning is majorly flawed.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by thinkaboutyourwords on 08/08/2014 at 11:00 PM

Re: “A biography (at last) of Huey 'Piano' Smith, the man who diagnosed the 'Rockin' Pneumonia'

The Ace record is actually called "Huey 'Piano' Smith's Rock 'n' Roll Revival."

Posted by edd on 08/07/2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “A biography (at last) of Huey 'Piano' Smith, the man who diagnosed the 'Rockin' Pneumonia'

I find it amazing that there seems to be no good domestic comp of Huey's work. I used to have the original Ace version of "Having a Party with Huey 'Piano' Smith"--it was part of a group of CDs that a burglar stole from my house years ago. I've never seen a copy of that record since. The comp I now have is a good one--the 1997 West Side CD "Having a Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns, The Very Best of, Vol. 1." 24 tracks. In his bio of James Brown, RJ Smith talks about the Clowns' drummer, "Hungry" Williams, as a precursor to the funk drummers who later worked with Brown. There is also a good chapter on Smith's Ace record in Greil Marcus' "Stranded" anthology of writings about desert island discs. Great piece, Ron--I gotta read the book.

Posted by edd on 08/07/2014 at 8:26 PM

Re: “A biography (at last) of Huey 'Piano' Smith, the man who diagnosed the 'Rockin' Pneumonia'

This great man was part of a two part show in Nashville that was my first concert experience. The other act that night was Bo Diddley. At the time, I was blown away by 'Dr Feelgood and the Interns' and had no idea just how important he was. Just a great performer. He still resonates in my mind...

Posted by notnearlynormal on 08/07/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “In The One, R.J. Smith advances James Brown, Godfather of Soul, as the musician of the century

Hello !
we are launching a book about James Brown's life .If you want to have more information About James Brown then kindly see this site ::: http://insidethegodfather.com
We are the biggest publisher in USA .we have all the books about James brown .Please visit us .Thank you

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tom Cooper on 06/24/2014 at 1:36 AM

Re: “Lisa Guenther argues against the 'social death' of solitary confinement

Gee! more reason for the death penalty. We dont have to worry about releasing violent personalities or killers back into society.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rickrak on 05/25/2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “In The Future's So Bright I Can't Bear to Look, Tom Tomorrow takes on the most religious nation west of Iran

I am DISGUSTED BY TOM TOMORROW in May 15-21 2014 VOL. 33.
For one Tom why can't you come up with YOUR OWN MATERIAL!!!

You want to talk about a HATER. Tom Tomorrow is their leader.

The whole Political thing is not funny AT ALL!!!! He is just saying his opinion. I pick up Nashville Scene for entertainment purposes not to hear one person's view on politics.

How about this Tom since you can't come up with your own material here is one for you.

***How about next week you do one on Liberals and how they support the slaughtering of the unborn, then laugh about sending other hard working people's money because they are too high on weed to left a finger.
Oh wait "they were born that way".....right???
***The draws should be super easy for you TOM as well. Seeing how with Liberals you can't tell who's a guy or a girl so you could just do stick figures.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by TK on 05/22/2014 at 6:31 AM

Re: “"She terrified people"

Jesus NEVER meant to be "tolerant" of child molesters so you are the idiot. Pedophiles are NOT forgiven and they go to hell. I don't care what urges they have or were born with, they are expected to control them. The same is true for gays you know. And Dagny, yeah STATS prove a lot gay people go after children so spare us the immature whining. You are making a fool out of yourself.

10 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Lev on 05/07/2014 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Pulpmaster Joe R. Lansdale discusses the creation of one of the unlikeliest cult movies of all time

"The Night They Missed the Horror Show" was the first thing I ever read by Lansdale. I've been a fan ever since.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by hepcatfox on 03/13/2014 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Pulpmaster Joe R. Lansdale discusses the creation of one of the unlikeliest cult movies of all time

Lansdale has a short story called "Night They Missed the Horror Show" that's one of the most disturbing things I've ever read — a portrait of racist vehemence and atrocity all the more scarring for its laconic shootin'-the-shit matter-of-factness. Don't get worked up about zombie movies, it says, when the real world is a hell of a lot scarier. You'll find it online with a Google search: just be warned you can't unread it.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mr. pink on 03/13/2014 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Music City's non-country scene gets a four-decade chronicle in the Rev. Keith A. Gordon's The Other Side of Nashville

Gee Horse_Pipe, you shouldn't hold your feelings in like that. Sounds like Cheap Trick wannabe/bassist (?) T.Peterson, who's been in and out ofthe badn several times. Anyway, enough about the Rev.'s good points! The point is, this is a very good book and the Webb Wilder & Jason and the Scorchers sections, especially highlight this thang. Glad it came out and you all want to see a real reviewer in action, check out my 999 reviews on this and everything else, soup to nuts on amazon.com Rev. Rich Salzer, The Bad Dolphins

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rev Rich, basssit The Bad Dolphins on 03/07/2014 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Music City's non-country scene gets a four-decade chronicle in the Rev. Keith A. Gordon's The Other Side of Nashville

Rev. Keith was neither a musician nor a journalist. He was a fat, lazy, drug-addled, token negro who got free drugs and passes to write positive reviews for wannabe rock stars in the Nashville underground back in the day.

In the 80's and 90's of the Nashvile (not a typo) music scene, so-called "journalists," like Keith Gordon and Gus Pallas, spent most of their time looking for opportunities to get free high and screw groupies. And that's the truth.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Horse_Pipe on 12/02/2013 at 6:32 PM
Posted by Horse_Pipe on 12/02/2013 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Irrepressible man of (prank) letters Sterling Huck returns to form

Apparently, there are some imposters at large, posting under my nom de plume.

Your details have been logged for further review.

Sincerely,
William Vincent Indigo Matahi DeMain

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill DeMain on 11/21/2013 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Irrepressible man of (prank) letters Sterling Huck returns to form

Sterling, sorry to learn of your evident lobotomy.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by mr. pink on 11/21/2013 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Irrepressible man of (prank) letters Sterling Huck returns to form

Dear Nashville Scene,

I want to start a local publication in the greater 615 region called Basheville Spleen. I am tremendously witty. I just thought you should know.

Sincerely,

Sterling Huck

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sterling Huck on 11/21/2013 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Irrepressible man of (prank) letters Sterling Huck returns to form

Brilliant bricolage art. Congrats!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Bradley on 11/21/2013 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Irrepressible man of (prank) letters Sterling Huck returns to form

I honestly found the first volume of Huck letters to be rather smug and self-satisfied – neither ridiculous enough to be funny nor insightful enough to be pointed. From what I'm reading, things ain't changed much.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Cirling Shuck on 11/21/2013 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Robert K. Massie talks about the inspiration for his blockbuster biography of Catherine the Great

side note: Bob Massie is a Distinguished Alumnus of University School of Nashville. He graduated in 1946.

Posted by Britt McCauley on 11/07/2013 at 9:48 AM

Sign Up! For the Scene's email newsletters





* required

All contents © 1995-2014 City Press LLC, 210 12th Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of City Press LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Powered by Foundation