Monday, August 22, 2016

#BorntoRun by Bruce @Springsteen is a Must Read!

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run.

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began.

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.

Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.

Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ashley Judd's "All That is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir"

Ashley Judd is best known as the acclaimed actress in films such as De Lovely and Double Jeopardy, but these days she is more likely to be found wading through an African refugee camp or Asian brothel than on a film set. For most of the past decade Judd has been visiting human rights hotspots around the world to spread the word of hope, health, and gender equality on behalf of one of the leading public health nonprofits, PSI/YouthAIDS. Her work has put her in the company of Bono, Bill Clinton, and other world leaders in the battle against disease and poverty and in advocating grassroots programs to improve the lives of women and children.

Memories of her own painful childhood inspired Judd to reach out to those in desperate need, especially abused and abandoned girls. She writes movingly of friends such as Kausar, an AIDS sufferer in the slums of Mumbai who becomes an activist and peer-educator, and heroes such as Dr. Rene, who lends his heart and soul to keep the sex workers of Madagascar from contracting and spreading HIV.

Judd also describes her own personal spiritual journey of discovery that takes place during the interludes between her trips overseas. Through being of service to others, she unlocks the door to her own unsettled past, including an abusive childhood, and later on, her issues with co-dependency and depression. Through the act of bearing witness to others, Judd finds her own path to healing.  Her recovery becomes integral to her ability to continue her humanitarian work. It reaffirms what her faith teaches her: “When I change myself I help change the whole world.”

Judd recorded her experiences both abroad and at home in more than five hundred pages of journal entries, which she has woven into a highly personal and powerful memoir about change, hope, and human transformation.

All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The @MusicCityFW Grand Tasting Chef Showcase Chef Lineup #MusicCityFW

The Music City Food + Wine Festival Grand Tasting is a tasting event on Saturday and Sunday from Nashville's top restaurants paired with wine, beer, and spirits from standout national and international beverage creators. From 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, guests are invited to the Grand Tasting to take a bite out of Nashville's finest culinary creations.

2016 Grand Tasting Chef Showcase Chef Lineup

Kahlil Arnold (Arnold's Country Kitchen) • Salvador Avila (Prima) • Kristin Beringson (Silo) • Matt Bolus (The 404 Kitchen) • Chris Carter (Porter Road Butcher) • Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker) • Larry Carlile (Americano) • Jessica Benefield + Trey Burnette (Two Ten Jack) • Jay Flatley (Tavern) • Trey Cioccia (The Farm House) • Matt Farley (Southern Steak & Oyster and Acme Feed & Seed) • Maneet Chauhan (Chauhan Ale & Masala House) • Nick Hertel (Merchants) • Josh Habiger (Bastion) • Sarah Gavigan (Little Octopus, Otaku Ramen, Pop Nashville) • Philip Krajeck (Rolf & Daughters) • Brandon Frohne (Holler & Dash Biscuit House) • Daniel Lindley (5th & Taylor and Alleia) • John Lasater (Hattie B's Hot Chicken) • Andrew Little (Josephine) • Hal H. Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table) • Travis McShane (Adele's) • Deb Paquette (Etch and Etc) • Margot McCormick (Margot CafĂ©) • Jason McConnell (McConnell Hospitality Group) • James Peisker (Porter Road Butcher) • Nick Pellegrino (Mangia Nashville Focacceria, Bar & Ristorante) • Giovanni Pinato (Giovanni Ristorante) • Kyle Patterson (Sinema Restaurant & Bar) • Vasisht Ramasubramanian (The Hook) • Nina Sayasack (Thai Esane) • David Tieman (Five Points Pizza) • Ryan Poli (Catbird Seat) • Levon Wallace (Cochon Butcher) • Bryan Lee Weaver (Butcher & Bee Nashville) • Kaelin Ulrich Trilling (Bajo Sexto) • Andrew Whitney (Virago) • Jason Zygmont (The Treehouse) • Karl Worley (Biscuit Love)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Nonstop Service on @FlyFrontier from @Fly_Nashville to @LASairport

Nashville International Airport (BNA) announced Frontier Airlines will begin daily nonstop service to Las VegasSave on trips to Las Vegas, Nev. Tickets are now available for purchase, and service begins Sept. 6.

“Frontier’s decision to grow its Nashville operations speaks volumes about our region’s thriving business climate and expanding tourism and convention industry,” said Rob Wigington, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “The addition of new carriers to existing destinations increases flight options for our passengers and helps keep air fares affordable. That’s great news all around.”

Frontier is offering special introductory fares as low as $69 one-way.

BNA is currently served by 12 airlines and offers 390 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Top 10 Nashville Area Transit Recommendations from @NashChamber for @NMobile2016

1. Use the most comprehensive and far reaching of the three scenarios in nMotion’s strategic transit plan as a starting point for developing a bold, regional plan.

2. Design transit projects between Nashville and surrounding communities such as Clarksville, Franklin, Gallatin, Lebanon and Murfreesboro so that they can be upgraded to high-capacity transit, such as rail, in the future. This probably would mean dedicated lanes on major corridors.

3. Urge Mayor Megan Barry’s office to develop a plan for downtown transit access by the end of 2016 that includes all modes of mobility.

4. Recommend that public agencies prioritize transit projects based on community’s projected density and land-use policies.

5. Include a direct, light rail connection between downtown Nashville and the Nashville International Airport.

6. Encourage the state of Tennessee, Middle Tennessee’s mayors and other stakeholders to continue exploring the relocation of the Radnor Yard rail facility located near the 100 Oaks Mall area and owned by CSX.

7. Request the state of Tennessee create an Office of Public-Private Partnerships.

8. Ask the Regional Transit Authority and the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee to hold public discussion of transit planning in each county surrounding Nashville at least twice per year.

9. Request that the upcoming Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization regional technology study identify the capital and operational costs of installing an “intelligent transportation system” in each city and county in the region.

10. Recommend Metro Transit Authority/Regional Transit Authority include strategies for incorporating autonomous vehicles into the nMotion plan, including in each city and county in the transit system.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Bob Dylan: All the Songs - The Story Behind Every Track

This is the most comprehensive account of Bob Dylan's work yet published with the full story of every recording session, every album, and every single released during his remarkable and illustrious 53-year career.

Bob Dylan: All the Songs - the Story Behind Every Track, focuses on Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 492 songs he released. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the details that led to the composition of Dylan's recorded songs, what went on in the recording studio, what instruments he used, and behind-the-scenes account of the great artists that Dylan worked with.

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