There was a great disturbance in the force yesterday, when news broke that Nashville's famed singer-songwriter proving ground The Bluebird Cafe would be shutting its doors, making way for one of tropical clown Jimmy Buffett's Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants. The story was reported by Scene/Cream staffer Adam Gold, and thanks to thousands and thousands of shares and retweets — including a little something from the Bluebird folks themselves — the post piqued the interest of local ABC affiliate WKRN.
As you can see above and over at News 2's site, the local news team sent a crew to interview both Bluebird GM Erika Wollam Nichols and Mr. Gold himself. (Spoiler: That's not actually Gold's cubicle.) Follow along as WKRN's crack team gets to the bottom of the story. Question: Does WKRN have to pay royalties to SadTrombone.com? What performance rights organization is SadTrombone.com with?
Anyway, Bluebird has a little update over on their Facebook page, and props to them for being good sports. And hey, people who only read headlines (not that you're reading this, obviously), let this be a lesson to you. A lesson that you will never read. Enjoy your Buzzfeed lists and inspirational Upworthy videos.