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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture: Country Life

Re: “Scary Story Open Thread 2014

H.P. Lovecraft's "The Rats in the Walls" is the first story I remember that really spooked me. Also had trouble sleeping after "Pickman's Model" and "The Picture in the House."

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Posted by Mark on 10/31/2014 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Pervy, Weird Marginalia From Illuminated Manuscripts

First image:

"I said you could show me ONE of them, Jerry. Just one."

"Ahh, come on. Not bad, am I right?!"

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Posted by d. patrick on 10/31/2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “The Greatest Band Ever is Coming to the Nashville Symphony! Sort Of ...

I know the answers to all 5 of your questions above.
1) Farouk Bulsara
2) News of the World
3) Part of a fireplace, a knitting needle, and some of his mum's buttons
4) Roger Taylor
5) Delilah

Oh, and I actually really like The Miracle...

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Posted by Cory Howell on 10/31/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Scary Story Open Thread 2014

Joe R. Lansdale's "The Night They Missed the Horror Show." It basically asks which we should really fear: monsters and zombies and such in art, or a world where something like the Emmett Till murder is possible. Be warned that you can't unread it — it's the opposite of a fun Halloween story, and that's kind of the point.

It's hard to go wrong with vintage Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, Harlan Ellison, Shirley Jackson or BOOKS OF BLOOD-era Clive Barker. Haven't read it in a long time, but I remember really liking Robert Aickman's collection COLD HAND IN MINE.

And while they aren't exactly what you'd call horror stories, few creep me out as much as Raymond Carver's "Tell the Women We're Going" and "So Much Water So Close to Home," Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" and Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Good Country People" — stories about the unfathomable shadows roiling under placid surfaces.

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Posted by mr. pink on 10/31/2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I Can’t Get Over You to Save My Life’

I think they're going a little bit over the top with Avery and his descent into pathetic levels of drunkenness and man-whoring around. I get it, the Juliette thing destroyed him, but it's almost like he's become a caricature of himself. I have no problem with his overall plot, but seriously guys a little restraint would make for more enjoyable viewing.

Speaking of Avery and his fondness for random skanks, I did really like that they used a song by Wildling during the scene at his apartment when's making out with one and thought it was really appropriate given the song is called "I Can't Get Over You To Save My Life" and that's exactly what Avery's trying to do at that moment.

Posted by Modest Complexity on 10/31/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

I nearly cried silent tears when I saw Mykelti Williamson on the show last week. He is so imposing as Limehouse on "Justified", how on earth did he wind up in this role? So bad. So so bad.

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Posted by Guacaholic on 10/31/2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Scary Story Open Thread 2014

Thanks for the tip! I got lucky that the two above happen to be online.

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Posted by goose on 10/31/2014 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Scary Story Open Thread 2014

Definitely "The Bees" by Dan Chaon. I first read it in McSweeney's a while back. Selected Shorts did a whole episode where they read it (it's long) that's available on the podcast. Unfortunately can't find a complete link online.

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Posted by PepitoDarling on 10/31/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Recap: 12 Hours of Terror at The Belcourt

Did you make it through INSIDE? I turned around when it was over, and half the theater had emptied behind me. (When Beatrice Dalle's Terminatrix advanced on the pregnant, immobile heroine with a pair of scissors, a guy behind me whimpered, "Oh, shit.")

One woman had driven all the way from Memphis, and after THE BABADOOK (which really shook up most folks) she was loudly complaining, "When is this going to get scary?" She was pretty quiet after INSIDE.

Posted by mr. pink on 10/31/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Recap: 12 Hours of Terror at The Belcourt

Is the author seriously implying the only women who were there were keeping their spouses company? Come on, Scene, I expect better than this. I was one of many women there dragging a male friend to see some kickass horror. Sexism looks bad on you guys.

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Posted by @the Intersection of Harding & Harding on 10/30/2014 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Photo of the Day: Tim Kerr's Fond Object Mural

I hate that damn mural! Ugly and has nothing to do with Inglewood. Go back to Austin!

Posted by Lex Kdwl on 10/30/2014 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

Doyle, that's exactly what I said about Teddy calling the hooker!

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Posted by Beth Evans Hall on 10/30/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Halloween '14: A List of Live Evil — Parties, Pub Crawls, Plays, Events, Movies and More

You'll find those and a whole lot more in the list of music events at our sister blog Nashville Cream:…

We'll post the link in the story above also.

Posted by mr. pink on 10/30/2014 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

Dear "Nashville,"
Please add Ashley and Doyle to the writing staff NOW. You need people with good senses of humor on board before you start breaking the "Jeff Fordham blackmails Rayna into letting Maddie and Daphne sign with Edgehill by threatening to release a video of Teddy cavorting with an escort" storyline.

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Posted by MarieBoston on 10/30/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “The Greatest Band Ever is Coming to the Nashville Symphony! Sort Of ...

I thought I was reading about "us." For the past nine years Peeps: Freddie Friends has enjoyed everything QBC does except geographically we are spread all over the world. We began as a youtube group but the format changed so we went to Facebook where we have been for the past 6 years. We have 22 hand-picked members; our youngest is 21 but Hanna was 12 when she joined. I'm the oldest @71. All lifestyles, religions, races, and ages are represented. As Queen toured and will tour with Adam, nine of our members will have seen the concert; only two members saw Queen live. Countries represented in our group: England, Norway, The Netherlands, India, UAE, Philippines, Israel, and America. In addition to The Music, we study Ancient Persian culture, current Iranis and Parsis culture. There has always been an ongoing interest in Zoroastrianism among our members and from time to time we enjoy fleshing out the Zoroastrian Riddles from many of Freddie's lyrics.. We keep up with Jer, Kashmira, Peter F, and Mary (elusive). Of all aspects of Freddie, his phonographic eidetic memory is my personal favorite subject; his mind was much like Mozart's but his Bipolar traits were better controlled than Wolfie's. Basically, we are just like QBC except all of our communications are on the internet/email/phone. I think being a "fan" is probably low on our list of priorities though there is some of that, too. Peeps is more of a "study" group than a "fan" group. Every member keeps "legacy" at the forefront because we, like you, are aware of the quality of The Music, so we want it to be known by every generation that comes down the pike. Cudos to Abby White; this piece is well written and greatly appreciated by our members; it has been posted in our group. Long Live The Queen.


J.K. Wilson-Synar
Rattlesnake Mt.

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Posted by Jk Synar on 10/30/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

I'm hoping Teddy was calling the hooker to hire her to be the nanny.

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Posted by Doyle on 10/30/2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Halloween '14: A List of Live Evil — Parties, Pub Crawls, Plays, Events, Movies and More

What about the Division St. Block Party and
Battle for the Bones concert?

Posted by K80 on 10/30/2014 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

Vomited up puddle of candy corn! Ohhhhh Ashley. You never fail to impress. I am only glad Scarlett still exists so you may describe her insufferable antics.

I remember Coleman.

Juliette was EVERYTHING this episode, and you're right, Rayna is THE WORST. She actually deserves smarmalicious, waxed chested Luke. Her hair reached new levels of wavy chestnut perfection, however. God this show. THIS SHOW. What could even save it at this point?

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Posted by Lisa Stran White on 10/30/2014 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

As soon as "hire a nanny" was mentioned, I immediately thought "Teddy will skeez out on her and have sexy/scandal times". JB's firing of Zoe was classic JB! Scarlett needs some lessons on what you do and do not do while hanging out alone in the city. #blessherheart If I created a drinking game whereby I took a shot every time I heard "Highway 65" on this show, I would be stone cold passed out before the first commercial. This was a fun one to watch. Great recap!

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Posted by BradNash on 10/30/2014 at 9:15 AM

Re: “It's Baby Red Panda Day at the Nashville Zoo!

There needs to be a red panda workout gifset. :D
Pull-ups were never more adorable.

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Posted by lostinfont on 10/29/2014 at 12:31 PM

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