Wednesday, March 01, 2006

too many options

When out-of-town guests come to visit, it's a perfect opportunity to get out and see some sights yourself. I've been working on a list of places to take my friend Bean when he visits next week. I posted the first draft of my list a few weeks ago. Since then I have found a few more places that he might enjoy.

An article in this week's Metro Pulse mentions things that "Keep Knoxville Weird" including some that were already on my list -- like the Body Farm and WDVX -- as well as some that were not -- like King Tut's and the Corner Lounge. By the way, I have not yet heard back from Dr. Jantz at the Body Farm, making it unlikely that we will get a tour.

It's probably safe to assume that Bean would like to have his photo taken with the gigantic Alex Haley statue in East Knoxville. It may be too late for Black History Month but because Bean is the world's biggest fan of the post office, he might enjoy an exhibit of stamps depicting black Americans.

He likes roots music, which is why I plan to take him to the WDVX Blue Plate Special. On the day he's here, The Drunk Uncles are scheduled to perform. We may also need to make time for the banjo exhibit at the Frank H. McClung Museum.

I have to make sure that Bean gets to hear a radio show called "Tha Big Deal" which airs on a station calling itself "Southern Roots Radio." I heard it for the first time this week and I may be hooked. Go ahead and listen to a show in their archives.

The more I click around the Internet, the more things I find for Bean to see. I need to get some sleep but not before I mention the War Dog Memorial. Who knew?
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