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Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

People have the rest of the city to sleep in, have condos in. Once Music Row is parceled out and things are torn down all you'll have left is the footprint of a once thriving and creative industry. Bravo Development needs to change it's name to Presto Destruction...now you see it, now you don't, only you can't bring it back once it's gone.

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Posted by Jeff S. on 09/19/2014 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Todd Snider: 'I Take Acid for the Shows'

Sounds like he's really got his shit together.

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Posted by ryan on 09/19/2014 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

AnyAxwel,

I have an apartment in one of the newer apartment buildings in the Gulch and there are a lot of musician/singer/songwriters that live in the building and they get together often and play around the building.

As a matter of fact, I quietly sat in on a songwriting session for the first time in one of the building's lounges. It was an amazing experience.

I eventually went on to hang out with more songwriters and even got my confidence up to co-wrote my own song with them.

Damn, before that I didn't even know I could be a songwriter. When they wanted me to demo our co-written song I got stage fright, but heck, who knows I may get the guts to record that co-written song and others in the future...still working on getting that much confidence up.

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Posted by my 2 cents on 09/19/2014 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

>>>I am sure there will be lots of musician/singer/songwriters living in the new structure on this old piece of ground, making more music in this new place ....

In privately owned, upper-yuppie condos? Right on. You know, if you pull my OTHER leg, it plays a royalty-free version of "Jingle Bells."

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Posted by AndyAxel on 09/19/2014 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

face.pal.mugh,

Oh you mean the Station Inn that has been a very successful business for decades?

The folks that own that building have been building around it.

First: The vehicle repair shop next door to the Station Inn became a restaurant and a five room - 5 star hotel.

Second: Soon, a new larger hotel with a restaurant will be built on the rest of the gravel lot in the "island plot of land" where the Station Inn is located.

Now there is one smart owner developing that property around that tiny building in the Gulch. There is no need to tear down the Station Inn since it brings in customers by the droves every night...and yes, I am on of those customers.

Your description of gross ,well, my my, the stone walls are not gross at all. Maybe the gray paint on some of the stone walls is an eye sore but that old gray paint could be sandblasted off to reveal the beauty of all the stone walls once again.

The Station Inn remains such a successful business it has been suggested that a building could be built over the Station Inn. All that is needed are some steel beams and then another building could be built above it.

LOL

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Posted by my 2 cents on 09/19/2014 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

Tuesday, September 23rd - 10 AM
Where: RCA Studio A on Music Row at 30 Music Square West
https://t.e2ma.net/.../642422895d51bbf1844…

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Posted by roadiegarth on 09/19/2014 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

lolz my 2 cents:

"Randy Travis started out washing dishes at the Nashville Palace. If it weren't for the Nashville Palace where would Randy Travis be? Didn't Garth Brooks get discovered at the Bluebird Café?"

yeah exactly. no irony lost on you...i really.. wow. Can you tell me when they will tear down that gross tiny building in the gulch? that place has got to go!

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Posted by face.pal.mugh on 09/19/2014 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

ugh,

Randy Travis started out washing dishes at the Nashville Palace. If it weren't for the Nashville Palace where would Randy Travis be? Didn't Garth Brooks get discovered at the Bluebird Café?



Caitlin Gresta,

How much money can you donate, and are you willing to donate, to save this place? You still have time to help save it.

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Posted by my 2 cents on 09/19/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

Absolutely disgusting that such a modern structure is going to replace such a historic building in our own backyard and it seems that nothing we do is making a difference. It's gut-wrenching to think that places my idols recorded music in will no longer be standing after these jerks get done with it

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Posted by Caitlin Gresta on 09/19/2014 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

@my 2cents

Music scenes that are historically significant don't spring up around the kinds of places you are talking about. Various industry types that make money off musicians do though. The new songwriters you mentioned will be waiting tables and washing dishes at said locales. So yeah...i'll give you that. I bet the Ryman would make a killer development. Elliston place is ripe to finish the transition too. Also, I know for a fact music row itself has some super sweet plums that would see six or seven figures easily!

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Posted by ugh on 09/19/2014 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Todd Snider: 'I Take Acid for the Shows'

What WAS that about? And was that his gym bag that he carried offstage with him?

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Posted by Jennifer Radway on 09/19/2014 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

On the www.musicrow.com web site there is a more complete explanation of the newly planned building which would include only 80 condos (albeit upscale) and a 2,000 ft restaurant space which will tribute the history of RCA Studio A.

I'm picturing that restaurant space looking like the Puckett's Restaurants and performances spaces with a little fancier touch. They might as well build a stage in that restaurant because songwriters are going to show up there wanting to play. That's how the Bluebird Café got started.

Hell, along with a stage they might as well plan to incorporate recording equipment in that restaurant too. Then the place can be called Studio A II /Restaurant.

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Posted by my 2 cents on 09/19/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

Unbelievable. Our musical history - the legacy that differentiates Nashville as Music City and draws millions of visitors to our town each year - disrespected and destroyed in the sake of "progress." We hate to imagine what our unique, creatively-centered city will look like in ten years if this thoughtlessness continues. Please join the conversation and join the cause at our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SaveStudioA

Is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum board actually in favor of this? Looks like a collaboration with Reynolds to pick the gold fillings out of patients' back teeth before they're even dead. CMHOF's mission to "protect" our country music heritage has turned to a joke in the sake of progress.

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Posted by SaveStudioA on 09/19/2014 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

Love it.

Once the old building is torn down and this new one is up and running, I am sure there will be lots of musician/singer/songwriters living in the new structure on this old piece of ground, making more music in this new place than has been made since the studio was up and running in its more prosperous days/ an older time.

I'm predicting songwriter get-togethers in the public lounges and on the roof and songwriter shows in the retail spaces/restaurants. We may be seeing another Bluebird Café or Listening Room Café in this new place.

I don't know what was in the space where the new City Winery has opened up but it was very interesting to check out their Facebook pages and see the pictures of all the renovation/construction that went on there to get it ready for its opening yesterday (with a grand opening in October). It was even more amazing to check the City Winery web site's calendar of upcoming music events and see all the great shows that will be happening there, with lots more to come for years and years and years. That restaurant/music venue is going to be a great addition to the Music City. I know it is going to be one of my new favorite places to go for shows.

I am really looking forward to what happens here. I know it is going to be a great place for more people to be able to visit than have been able to visit in the past.

I'm glad the old owners got paid well for the old building that they made so much commercially successful music in and something new and just as special will soon take its place.

That's my prediction.

I hope a restaurant owner with a love for music, like the City Winery owner, comes along and creates a beautiful restaurant/music venue inside of the new building that will go up on this old plot of ground. God knows if a sports bar goes ends up in the retail space of this new building it will just be one more huge ugly controversy. There can never be enough restaurant/music venues in Nashville for all of the musician/singer/songwriters to play at.

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Posted by my 2 cents on 09/19/2014 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

Folks need to stand up against this type of development. Where is the preservation of history in this story. Come on Nashville, save the studio !!!

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Posted by Jason Upchurch on 09/19/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

Yeah, especially since Eddy Arnold's kids sold off to Você what he intended to remain forest land to build yet another soulless development for the wealthy. His ghost keeps getting evicted.

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Posted by AndyAxel on 09/19/2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

May the ghost of Eddy Arnold haunt the place and all its occupants.

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Posted by Bill on 09/19/2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

I just want to punch those tiny people on that balcony. I can't help it.

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Posted by taterhead on 09/19/2014 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Bravo Development Announces Plans for Development on Former RCA Studio A Site [Oh, the Humility]

"Features that honor the legacy of Studio A" without being in any way related to, you know, things like songwriting, performing music, or history.

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Posted by AndyAxel on 09/19/2014 at 2:17 PM

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