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Re: “Watch Linear Downfall Get Blasted With Mace in 'Bloodhead' [Fresh Vid]

Eh, not crazy about the music-- kind of a funny idea for a video, though

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Posted by yoyo on 10/27/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Florida Georgia Line Says 'Girl' 42 Times on Anything Goes, aka 'The Worst Album Ever'

And, I also think that people ought to be proud we do this kind of thing in Nashville--take pop and rock detritus that the rest of the world abandoned years ago, and create a stupid, hybrid form that we call country music, out of those spare parts. As the cliche goes, Nashville is where rock music went to die, and here all of us are, bemoaning the fact that Nashville has to come up with words and concepts to underpin its musical offerings, instead of trying to appreciate them for what they are, as opposed to what they obviously aren't. This kind of thing does not happen anywhere else in the world, that I know of. I think it's fascinating.

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Posted by edd on 10/27/2014 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Florida Georgia Line Says 'Girl' 42 Times on Anything Goes, aka 'The Worst Album Ever'

I think that this is far from the worst record ever made. This kind of thing, that Nashville does, is not done for good, caring, liberal humanists in love with "real music" and all that stuff. I don't understand why anyone would get outraged about the frankly commercial offerings of Nashville. It is not designed for you to parse, it is not indie rock, it is not any of those things. If you want good, liberal humanist popular music, why, then, go listen to Americana. Jason Isbell or someone like that. Country music is made to sell to people who like it. You're wasting your outrage on people who believe me, couldn't care less about what you think of their record. They're laughing at you all the way to the bank.

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Posted by edd on 10/27/2014 at 11:38 AM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

12 South became uncool when they narrowed the road, added sidewalks and street lamps, and outsiders with kids started moving in. hey wait, that's me.

Posted by Pancho on 10/27/2014 at 10:09 AM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

The "old" East side is definitely gone. It died in 1998 when the tornado went through. It's amazing all the people that move here and think East Nashville was founded in 2005.

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Posted by ryan on 10/27/2014 at 8:02 AM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

As someone who lived directly across the street from and would hangout at Dino's for the past 6 yrs, until I moved two weeks ago, Dino's has been up for grabs for a while now. I own a company that I even considered looking into moving my operation over to there because I was worried about someone not from the area bringing some yuppie idea in its place. We all that live or have lived on the East Side know its the next area to get a facelift from outsiders. People have to remember Rick was gonna be done with Dino's at some point, so no matter what....."YOUR" idea of Dino's was gonna die. Things change and it sucks, but...they change. That's life. As someone who has lived in East Nashville for 8 years and 6 of those in the Five Points area, the "old" East Side is gone. If it's not dead, then it's on life support. It sucks, I think it sucks, my friends think it sucks, we talk about "how things were", but we also have enough sense to realize things change and that's life.

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Posted by DavyCrockett on 10/27/2014 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Paul McCartney's Triumphant Bridgestone Arena Return

Macca mentioned that the baby bjorned in his lumberjack coat on the cover of McCartney now has four kids of her own — you’re humoring Paul Motherfucking McCartney! " -
Seriously? Is this journalism.

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Posted by Bad Journalism on 10/26/2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Florida Georgia Line Says 'Girl' 42 Times on Anything Goes, aka 'The Worst Album Ever'

Once Chris Crofton was joking about the double-entendre songs he heard on the R&B radio show I used to do. "I'm gonna pour milk in your catcher's mitt!" was his own contribution. That might fit perfectly into a Florida Georgia Line song.

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Posted by Pete Wilson on 10/25/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

wait.. if it's "too popular" that would imply that somebody is going there and at an undesirable frequency.

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Posted by Seth Graves on 10/25/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

Don't be sad. There's always Fran's Eastside.

Posted by smokeupaholes on 10/24/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Waste Managment: The Skinny on Promo CDs

I forgot to add that our stations not receive many promo CDs anymore from record companies and in fact, we don't even play CDs on the air anymore.

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Posted by Bradley Olson on 10/24/2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Waste Managment: The Skinny on Promo CDs

Most commercial radio stations play mostly download files or files ripped from CDs and download their music from websites such as PlayMPE or NewMusicServer.com

Posted by Bradley Olson on 10/24/2014 at 7:53 PM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

Nobody goes there anymore. It's too popular.

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Posted by RIMBoy on 10/24/2014 at 7:35 PM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

Guys, chill the fuck out, will you? The lady says it's staying "as is", and we all know that she'll keep her word.

Anyway, think how awesome it will be to let your kids try the Dino's Grassfed Elk Burger (w Truffle Butter) at the Dino's Totally 90s Sunday Brunch!

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Posted by ryan on 10/24/2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Waste Managment: The Skinny on Promo CDs

My comment was totally unrelated to the point of the original post. I can certainly see why Patrick is exasperated with the inundation of unwanted and uninteresting discs.

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Posted by Pete Wilson on 10/24/2014 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Image of the Week: New Nashville Skyline, an Artist’s Rendering

That's pretty shitty Photoshop work...

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Posted by Nashville Peasant on 10/24/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

It's changing? Who cares. It changed long ago. The clientele is totally different from waht it was and i haven't seen a fight break out there in like 15 years. Plus Dino's went down hill when they took hot pockets and those shitty Totino's-esque pizzas off their menu 10 years ago. Deal with it.

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Posted by matt on 10/24/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

12th South was kind of shitty well before Burger Up or Imogene & Willie opened. I think it suffered the death knell the day the coke den that was Mirror closed. Anyway, if this many people are up in arms about a dive bar, it's probably close to being "uncool" anyway. It's just a short time before a bunch of Vandy kids start hanging out there after the Mon. night dance party at 5 spot. Anyhow, at the end of the day shit changes, just be thankful that you can still walk in, hear some music, poetry, comedy, et. al. while eating a yankee burger at 2:30am. With that said, anyone want to go hang out at Smeraldo's this weekend?

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Posted by Salty Ron on 10/24/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

Hey, 12th South had a cool vibe... until Burger Up opened

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Posted by yams on 10/24/2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

Maybe if we'd all known that Dino's was in risk of getting wiped out completely, then you -- as the new owner -- would be considered a hero. Maybe this new Dino's is the best we could've ever possibly hoped for. Or, Maybe Ben and Alexis from 308 could've bought it, and would've had the sense not to change a fucking thing. We'll never know. Either way, we've been blindsided by this, and this feels like we're getting hosed.

Smoking indoors is as much a part of the fabric of Dino's as any other. Changing that around, and then acting like that's not a hugely monumental shift, suggests that you're sadly out of touch with this bar. Those mismatched barstools? Yeah, those too. The freezer full of Sysco shit that they'll fry you up when they feel like it? It's been working for the better part of a century. The jukebox? It doesn't need an upgrade. Seriously. Stop it. The mismatched 2004-era flat panel TV's? I bet you've got your eyes on those, too. The bathrooms? They're gross -- we get it. It works. It's a dive bar. A real one. The cigarette smoke to the ceiling/sawdust on the floor type. Dive bars don't have beer gardens. Don't kid yourself, and don't treat us like we're fools.

Maybe you're doing us all a favor, and you saved Dino's from a much worse fate. But, don't try patronize us all by telling you us that you're leaving it as is, while tearing apart many of the qualities that make the place exactly what it has been for so many people, for so long. If you were really leaving this place as-is, then why do you need a photographer to document the transition?

Maybe this is some sour grapes shit. Maybe no one should let nostalgia get in the way of accepting legitimate progress and change. A ton of us are living in homes that the previous owners will never be able to afford again, and we've all probably contributed to this gentrification more than we'd like to admit. It's just sad to see this neighborhood becoming less of itself and more like the other soulless, gentrified neighborhoods. We live over here because we don't want to live in a place like, um, "12-South." This neighborhood, at least for a while longer, has its own character. For the sake of all of those who really care about this bar, just be gentle.

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Posted by dave on 10/24/2014 at 12:41 PM

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