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Re: “Everybody knows Nashville is hurting for affordable housing. What are we gonna do about it?

I don't like housing prices either but, fortunately, they're less than most of the rest of the world. Annnnd, if everybody who moved here and started complaining about the way things are done here would just move back where they came from, housing prices would fall. (I crack me up.)

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Posted by yoyo moi on 03/05/2015 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Remembering the late musician, artist and cult hero Dave Cloud, whose Gospel of Power lives on

Met Dave thru my brother on a visit back to nashville some time ago. He was a unique and groovy guy. Truly kind and funny. An original style nashvillian. A real nashvillian. Was sorry to hear he passed. From offbeat things to big band. He new it all. If it as music you cod assume he knew enough to get by. No be about needing a score or the numbers. He'd just play t.on whatever.


He liked our dads radio station and would go visit th big band disc jockeys there. A TRUE Nashville musician has passed. Thats as seen from a nashville native who comes and goes there a few tims a year. I saw him last at bongo java w my brother last year. He remembered me even though I as an infrequent visitor back to Nashville then.
Rest in peace Dave.
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Posted by pxlfxr@jetlink.net on 03/03/2015 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Remembering the late musician, artist and cult hero Dave Cloud, whose Gospel of Power lives on

One Easter morning I was the first person at bongo when it opened. Dave was the second. We ate breakfast together. I had heard so many stories about him so I was stoked to be hanging with him one on one. He was as awesome as I had imagined - hilarious and freakishly smart. I remember talking about a picture of his dad as a younger man doing missionary work. The background of the photo was a huge bag of shrunken heads. Couldn't tell if he was riffing or not but I didn't care.

Nashville needs a Dave Cloud statue.

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Posted by Kdub813 on 03/01/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “To Have, But Not To Hold

I have no opinion about what should have happened to Teresa ("Deion") Harris. Trying to figure out what should have been done with her is above my pay grade.

It appears that there are three absolute morons in this story, that I do know:
1. Walter Smothers/Stacy Ramsey. And more than just morons, truly sick, sadistic, subhuman monsters.
2. Timothy McDonald. Don't airlines require a psychological profile before hiring pilots? If so, I don't know how this one ever passed. Let's hope that there are no more like him flying commercial airplanes.
3. The prosecutors. I can't adequately express my contempt for these prosecutors. Imbeciles! How could they have offered a deal to Smothers saving this piece of work from the death penalty? The good young man Dennis Brooks, Jr. dies, but Smothers gets to live. Where is the justice in that? The prosecutors, because of their crime against the citizens of West Tennessee and the whole country, by all rights ought to be in prison with Smothers and Ramsey. And the key should be thrown away.

Posted by G8rsRGr8 on 02/27/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Remembering the late musician, artist and cult hero Dave Cloud, whose Gospel of Power lives on

That C.O.B.S. show is still one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Hardly anyone was there, and yet two of those people remember it vividly 20 years later. If you hear about something here off the beaten path that sounds interesting, take a chance and check it out. Twenty years later, you might have been on the ground floor of something amazing.

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Posted by mr. pink on 02/26/2015 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Remembering the late musician, artist and cult hero Dave Cloud, whose Gospel of Power lives on

Wait, is that Dave Cloud with R. Stevie Moore in that slideshow?

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Posted by Valerie Hernandez on 02/26/2015 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Remembering the late musician, artist and cult hero Dave Cloud, whose Gospel of Power lives on

Kudos to The Scene for giving Dave the cover this week.

Dave had the uncanny ability to look different almost every time you'd see him. I loved that about Dave - You never really knew what you were gonna get, but it was always gonna be something special.

I first met Dave around '93 and was immediately drawn to him. How could I not be? He was kind enough to share a bit of his life with me, and though we weren't very close in recent times, my fondness for Dave only grew throughout the years.

I was fortunate enough to see Dave last week before he slipped away. The show of old friends and the outpouring of love is a true reflection of Dave's unbridled heart. Nashville has lost its very own hometown mystic, they broke the mold after Dave.

Thanks for the adventures Dave. I love you, and I miss you already my old friend.

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Posted by JClauer on 02/26/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Fascinating figures and forgotten stories from African-American history in Nashville

Ms. B. Phillips' article Fascinating figures and forgotten stories from African-American history in Nashville" in the Nashville Scene (2-19-2015) article is a fine job. However, perhaps the article is re-inventing the wheel and may be unaware of the Local Conference on African American Culture & History co-sponsored annual by TSU, Metro Historical Commission, and Fisk, which do a fine job in research, publishing, and distributing continuously local black history every year--since 1981. Even though the article consists of individual profiles already known and not the larger, interpretative picture of local black history, the article nevertheless is commendable. But the article appears to suppose paternalistically and without adequate knowledge that the current African American communities are not on top of the publicizing of their own history, and/or that local agencies are not involved in helping to promote cultural diversity in Nashville. Lastly, relative to the statement: "Much of Nashville's history remains hidden . . .;" really, Nashville's history is lucidly displayed in many books, articles, the Civil Rights Room and Nashville Room at the Downtown Public Library, the Metro Archives downtown, the Tennessee State Library & Archives on 7th Ave. and soon-to-be published online Encyclopedia of Nashville History.Additionally, citation/documentation always should be included even for newspaper articles whenever literary material is already researched/published by other writers, historians, the Local Conference, books, libraries, archives, etc..

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Posted by Lee Lovet on 02/26/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “A hot 1980s band has its final residency in a West Nashville bowling alley — if their arms don't fall off. Meet Rock-afire Explosion.

Sadly the Hillwood Strike N Spare closed but I heard they are seeking a new location in West Nashville or Bellevue. I hope they have the band in storage. The Rock-afire Explosion may rock again!

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Posted by Joe Smith on 02/26/2015 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Handle With Care

I was there. I actually met Linda Harris, but was lucky enough to be released directly before her death. I too was being abused physically, emotionally, and mentally by residents and staff. I experienced things there that have a tendency to still bother me from time to time. My parents fought and fought and was able to get me released somehow. Thank God. My heart goes out to these kids and their families. It's just so sad.

Posted by Lacey Stone on 02/26/2015 at 6:22 AM

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Re: “The terrifying true story of the Harpes, who terrorized Tennessee two centuries ago — and paid with their heads

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Re: “Fascinating figures and forgotten stories from African-American history in Nashville

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Re: “Fascinating figures and forgotten stories from African-American history in Nashville

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Re: “Fascinating figures and forgotten stories from African-American history in Nashville

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Re: “When it comes to lesbian dating in Nashville, sadly, the clichés say it best

I loved this Story! Made me laugh because it is all so true. :)

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Posted by erinbrock39 on 02/20/2015 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Results of the 15th Annual Country Music Critics' Poll

Poor year for country!?! Sturgill Simpson is the best thing to happen to country music in alteast 15 years.

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Posted by MehTeets on 02/20/2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Fascinating figures and forgotten stories from African-American history in Nashville

Fine work Bets! And BTW, Mark S, these topics have been in the Scene in past years, but would be great in a feature article next Feb.
I have always wondered about the back corner of Mt Olivet Cem. near the railroad track backing up to Greenwood Cem: Was that a cut off corner of Greenwood? They built the RR in 1916 and the section looks very out of context to that part of Mt Olivet.

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Posted by Curt W. Porter on 02/20/2015 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Fascinating figures and forgotten stories from African-American history in Nashville

Thank you for this excellent, wide-ranging piece. I wish you had spent some time on Edmondson, Bailey, and Jarrett. You glossed over them by assuming folks know about them. I suspect that they are less broadly well-known than you think. I also recommend you look into the Negro League and its lost Nashville ballpark, and a magician by the name of Fetaque Sanders, who was known by his peers in the conjuring arts as one of the greatest of all time. You nodded to Fisk, but certainly some individuals stand out for mention, such as Aaron Douglas, Nella Larson, Charles Johnson, and other eminent members of the Harlem Renaissance diaspora. As far as Roger Williams University, the "mysterious" fires were widely reported to be the work of Vanderbilt students. Never proven, but an odd omission.

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Posted by Mark S on 02/19/2015 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Fascinating figures and forgotten stories from African-American history in Nashville

Fantastic history and very enlightening! Great job!

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Posted by Karen Maiden America Coleman on 02/19/2015 at 12:40 PM

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