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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

I assure Mr. Tyler that I am exceedingly Google-able!

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Posted by Taylor Hale on 12/07/2014 at 5:00 AM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

It would have given Steve Haruch's story a lot more credibility if he hadn't bought a new build in East Nashville on a sub divided plot in the last couple of years. The developer having knocked over the previous house. Surely contributing the the loss of soul and one of the points he was trying to make in the article to which I do agree with btw. I would ask Steve what has he done to stop this gentrification occurring?

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Posted by ???!!! on 12/06/2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

You must be joking. I gave birth to Taylor nearly 27 years ago and I can most certainly assure you that she's real and speaking from the heart with no other ulterior motives

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Posted by taylorsmom on 12/06/2014 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

Busted. Taylor is really Crofton in Grinch-baiting mode.

Actually, we ran a whole cover story recently on "Priced Out of Nashville," so we weren't too worried about Crofton. No complaints I've heard beyond the comments thread.

As for Steve's (excellent) op-ed, I doubt the powers that be are protesting a New York Times article proclaiming Nashville is getting too hot and too successful. Ask the mayors of Cleveland and Detroit if they'd be offended by such a hit piece.

I sent the link to the email address Taylor provided. I'll let her decide whether she wants to prove she exists. For now, I'd say she's as real as you are, "Bill Tyler."

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Posted by mr. pink on 12/06/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

I don’t write copy for the chamber of commerce, the convention bureau, or any number of publications that rely on advertising from developers, restaurants, and real estate agents like Native, The East Nashvillian, and The Scene does. My comments and posts have no fiduciary incentive whatsoever.

I suspect that a firestorm of advertisers’s criticisms came after the online publication of Chris Crofton, Advice King: Priced Out of East Nashville. Followed shortly after an op-ed piece in the New York Times by Scene contributing editor Steve Haruch. The Talyor letter and timing is extraordinary. It is also unverifiable and handily out of reach.

So read the Crafton piece next to the letter to the editor from Oxford, England.

http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecre…

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Posted by Bill Tyler on 12/06/2014 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

Taylor, they're called douche-plexes not duplexes. Get the terminology right.

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Posted by Chris Aliviado on 12/06/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

Nashville has always been in this gal's heart since childhood...and always will be...back when Krystals were 5 cents, then 25 cents.......drive the back roads to get a glimpse of real Nashville, instead of the fast paced highways....has always been my journey .....I hope you'll find your own place here...one day...:)

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Posted by Melody Harmon on 12/06/2014 at 3:22 AM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

Nashville is a wonderful special place. It stole my Ohio heart 4 years ago and still has a firm hold. Tay-Tay said it best, "Haters Gonna Hate". Just shake it off peeps and open your heart to the beauty that is Nashville. ❤️

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Posted by SongwriterGirl on 12/05/2014 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

Taylor, I love your letter and your excitement and your spirit! Reading how much you love our town before you've even moved here...well, it just made my heart happy. Thanks for sharing your dreams with all of us. Blessings!

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Posted by lipstick on 12/05/2014 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

It's like everyone just noticed that Nashville has been on an upward trajectory for the past twenty years.

All of a sudden.

The bottom line is that Nashville is a poorly a planned city with a Mayberry mentality. Nashville is like a heart patient in need of stents: congested, polluted, and heading toward perpetual gridlock.

Nashville had a better past. Chattanooga has a better future.

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Posted by Bill Tyler on 12/05/2014 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

This is starting to feel like an argument between hipsters with money and hipsters without money.

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Posted by reclaimed neckbands on 12/05/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

Hey Taylor, I read the article and a lot of it is true on the service but living in Nashville is still a hoot. I live in the heart of it in a 1938 cottage, have great neighbors, bike all over the city, enjoy the great restaurants and coffee shops, attend a fantastic church in Hillsboro Village, cook with a cast iron skillet and never use soap, support local music, buy eggs and milk from a Mennonite at the Nashville Farmers Market, haven't raked my leaves from the Fall yet, love the Nashville breweries, and about to enjoy a cigar with a couple of buddies down in my basement with the garage door open as the rain falls on a Friday night. Don't worry about these pockets of gentrification and get your butt to Nashville!

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Posted by WW on 12/05/2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Pledge From a Future Nashvillian

Love this! And Haruch's op-ed.

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Posted by Galyn Glick Martin on 12/05/2014 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Two Sides to Every Story'

Juliette on that scooter reminded me of Marlon Brando in his later, more eccentric years. It was freaking brilliant, I haven't laughed that hard in ages.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sparker on 12/05/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Radio Free Nashville: We're Bad, We're (Mostly) Citywide at 103.7 FM

The Spiffy Squirrel Comedy Show at The East Room is doing an 'Indie Bohemians Comedy Show/Benefit for Radio Free Nashville' 1/4/2015 featuring comics from the Indie Bohemians Morning Show: Ron Placone, Paulina Combow, Rob Haynes + guests. NashvilleStandUp.com has more info. Here's the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/7187439582…

Posted by ChadRiden on 12/05/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Two Sides to Every Story'

If Rayna would just understand that she's Joan Collins in disguise and get on with the general monstrousness with more glee, a lot more people would be watching all of this.

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Posted by Get Out the White Rolls She's Daddy's Girl on 12/05/2014 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Downtown diva Bridget Everett discusses her joyously filthy show, hot chicken and the magic of Manuel

Bob Mackie designed Dottie West's stage outfits!

Posted by roadiegarth on 12/05/2014 at 4:24 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Two Sides to Every Story'

Of all the hilarity of Juliet on the scooter, the thing that killed me was the bandit scarf with daggers on it. I like Stalker Juliet.

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Posted by Lisa Brackmann on 12/05/2014 at 12:59 AM

Re: “Radio Free Nashville: We're Bad, We're (Mostly) Citywide at 103.7 FM

Hi Greg and Ginny Very happy and sad at the same time... so sorry for the loss of Dave at the time we go city wide... Great to be able to reach out to a wider audience.... I am Bobby Pizazz host of GIVE ME A BREAK Radio... So excited to start a new year with this new signal... Thank you all bobby

Posted by Bobby Pizazz on 12/04/2014 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Two Sides to Every Story'

Hayden/Juliette is my FAVORITE lil momma! I finally had an actual reason to use "LOL". I am so sick of Rayna and her poo pooing around. Her whole storyline is just boring. Without her, we could have more "Javery", Jeff, Gay Cowboy, & of course Teddy running whores! Love these recaps. Can't wait til next week's. Deacon passed out on the floor?!?! Get the spiked egg nog ready for the holiday finale!

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Posted by MemphisGal on 12/04/2014 at 5:43 PM

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