Love/Hate Mail, Sept. 6, 2012 

All that Jazz

This was just wonderful and lifted my day ("Accidents Will Happen," Aug. 30). Congrats, Brandon Jazz, on the gig and the recollection.

Joe Pagetta

ICE capades

Super article on 287(g) ("287(gone)," Aug. 23). Thank you.

Avi Poster

Bean's talk

Here's is the most troubling thing I read in this article ("Pandemonium," Aug. 9): "No, actually the federal government is going to pay for it." The federal government does not have any money. All they have is taxpayer money — most of which, in my opinion, is stolen from the taxpayers and wasted on idiotic grants, congressional perks, and most importantly, foreign aid.

Again, the government has NO money. I'm sincerely disgusted with everything.

Leah D. Bean

Obama cares

I am a nurse anesthetist at Summit Hospital and enjoyed reading your article in this week's Scene ("Pandemonium," Aug. 9). I am going to post it in our lounge and hope everyone reads it to open their eyes and what is going on here in Tennessee. Thank you for all your research and writing this amazing revealing piece of excellent journalism!

Marsha Nager

Not so darlin'

I was excited to see the cover article on this week's Nashville Scene ("Rebel Girls," Aug. 2). I was excited to read the article. I was excited because, in a world of Jersey Shore and over-sexed Disney darlings, there are still people working hard to empower women of all ages.

I was excited — until I reached page 14 and saw the picture of Jessi Darlin, being all nostalgic about her time at SGRRC. I find her attire (sans pants, avec lingerie) and her pose (legs spread, with her genital region "demurely" covered) a flamboyant smack in the face to the whole article. Perhaps next time you could profile a past camp-goer who hasn't stooped to the oversexualized stereotype of women in music — someone who is not representing the antithesis of the "Rock and Roll Camp" mission.

Yay, Jessi Darlin, for being a proud comfortable woman; she looked amazing and sexy. Boo, Jessi Darlin, for allowing that picture to run in an article that is praising the hard work of those who want to empower young women, and which clearly states a need for women in music to be taken more seriously, and for the "overemphasis on looks and sexual appeal" of women to stop.

Lindsay Bilyeu

Puttin' the hurt on Hurt

I truly wonder why Edd Hurt wrote his little thought piece about Crosby, Stills and Nash ("Déjà Vu All Over Again," July 23). Let me paraphrase Edd's story: "This group of old guys who made a couple albums 40 years ago that are listenable for a track or two at a time, and who were put in their place by Elvis Costello, are coming to the Ryman to promote their new live-performance video."

Does that cover it?

Best of all, Edd shows us readers that he really does know his rock 'n' roll history ... he's familiar with Hackamore Brick! Wow! Impressive!

What is the point of this article? I can't figure it out. I'm sure Crosby, Stills and Nash all got a good laugh out of it. "Who? Edd Hurt? Oh ... that hurts."

Randall Weaver

Rhio bravo

Re: "GOP Will Eat Itself" (July 19): I'll be more than happy to supply all the salt and pepper, the mayonnaise and the ketchup!

Rhio Hirsch
Whites Creek TN

More Rhio, less bravo

According to Martin Brady, the "stage musical version of Jerry Lewis' masterwork is wholesomely charming, though not without its shortcomings" ("Cracking the Nut," Aug. 9).

Maybe its most glaring shortcoming is Brady's review.

Rhio Hirsch
Whites Creek

Not so Nashville

Regarding "You Are So Nashville If ..." (July 19): You are so Nashville if you have watched YASNI devolve into a collection of obscure references and humorless inside jokes. Or, you are so Nashville if your response to half this year's entries was, "Huh? I don't get that one either."

OK. So previous years' YASNI winners referring to HOV lane usage and searches for Janet March may have pushed the boundaries of good taste, but at least they were clever and imaginative. Nothing memorable in this group.

David Baggott


In the Aug. 23 Spin column, we misidentified a photo of Chancellor Warhol's DJ, Raw Tune. The Scene regrets the error.


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