You shake it off and figure out the best way to talk about the rest of the coming week.
First, I’ll point you toward two posts from this past weekend that you may be interested in; one just in time for the holidays, the other showing just how widespread the use of MySpace has become.
Then we’ll hope that if the rain doesn’t keep you from venturing outside this afternoon, please come out and take a look at the future of Tuxedo Junction.
Cruising in the Junction
It’s in the form of a new building and location for Serra Honda, as mentioned in this late Friday afternoon post. The list of current investment in the Ensley community should be enough to entice you to take a closer look at Birmingham, Alabama’s west side and see what’s going on as well as its potential. The event starts at 2 p.m. at the intersection of 20th Street Ensley and Ensley/Five Points West Avenue.
Taylor’s album…will it make us proud?
There’s some new album coming out today too; Taylor Hicks’. It’s being considered the first release by the current American Idol. Those that have followed him for years know that’s not necessarily true, though this will be the first solo album on a major record label. People have been waiting for several months to see what the most recent winner of the televisedtalent show would produce. Judging from the reviews cited in Wade Kwon’s post yesterday, I’d have to say that Taylor Hicks should be proud of his effort. The question is whether or not people will show their approval by buying or downloading the CD.
Tinsel and Toddies @ Amani Raha
YP Birmingham, Friends of Red Mountain Park and the MPPM program at Birmingham Southern College are looking forward to having people turn out and support their efforts to raise funds for our planned new regional park. The event starts at 6 p.m. and goes until we all realize that we have to go back to work on Thursday. The $10 admission and the monies collected from auctioning ten fully decorated trees will help raise funds for the Red Mountain Park Special Purpose Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (here’s the link to their recently created MySpace page).
There’s probably more going on, but this should easily keep you busy with the rest of the holiday season barreling down upon us.
My last word on the radio carousel (for now)
That first weekend post link at the beginning of this entry has been keeping me optimistic that goodwill may prevail. Especially after following the conversation on what has become the most visited post in this site’s history, the more important thing to remember is that there are times when we should realize just how spoiled we are. I’m thinking if there’s a way a radio or an iPod to someone that doesn’t even get to enjoy the variety that we get to fight over it would be better than continuing this verbal battle over some of our musical excesses.
I think that people on all sides of this issue need to take some of this energy and focus it on something that truly is fading; the ability to be good to your fellow man and to be truthful and honest with each other.
Soapbox time is over. Enjoy the day.