What do you think about our new
public art? Are you one of the people angry we didn’t spend the
$330,000 on Predators tickets? Are you one of the surprising number of
Nashville hobbyist arc-welders who says you could have built it
yourself? Do you think “Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks” is
a conspiracy involving Alice Aycock, Opryland and the mothballed
remains of the Wabash Cannonball? Is this the best we can do? If we
don’t bitch up a storm about “Ghost Ballet,” you can just bet there
will be more roller coaster art to follow. (Anybody seen the old
Screamin’ Delta Demon lately?) If we’re not careful, the east bank of
the Cumberland could end up looking like Millennium Park in Chicago.
What a Frank Gehry nightmare that would be. No thanks—Centennial Park
and Greek Revival suit us just fine.