You’re invited! Four events in and around Louisville

I’m so thrilled about these upcoming events (3/7-5/4: two concerts, a play, and a lecture) that I’m inviting everyone. I’ll be buying my tickets in the next two weeks—and none of them are more than $25. Charles Bradley will be at Exit/In in Nashville on May 4th; the others are all in Louisville, through the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (voted four times as Kentucky’s best venue for music, theater and dance).

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Louisville STI testing experience

Last Friday, I spent four hours at the Specialty Clinic on Barrett Ave.  I try to go in for regular sexually transmitted infection tests (STI/STDs: HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, etc.) about once a year, but this is my first attempt in Louisville. As you can imagine, this may be TMI for many of you, so proceed at your own risk. Read more Louisville STI testing experience

So long, Lala

As I expected, Lala announced a few weeks ago that it will be closing its doors on the 31st. Next to Last.fm, Lala was my favorite overall music site. The good news is that rumors are flying about a June 7th cloud-based iTunes announcement, although I doubt it will be anything near as excellent as the little-known Queen Lala (as I like to call her)… dethroned. Read on for more about the current state of online music.

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Lala.com partial screenshot of Armistice release

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Another great Nashville visit

Took a trip with my lovely lady to Nashville this past weekend. Met up with a lot of friends and enjoyed yet another visit to my college town. Two birthdays, Dudamel symphony, Germantown Cafe, Robin Hood, Tribe, Play, Dan McGuinness, and lots of visits all over town. Special thanks to Michael the host, as always (who also posted some photos on Facebook). Photo highlights from my Flickr set:

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Flood support in TN & KY

It’s taken me several days to come to grips with the flooding in Nashville. At first, it literally hurt too much to read about the destruction in this city so close to my heart, but now I realize that this blog can be another channel to list sources of aide for the disaster. Nashvillest is keeping an updated account.

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Flooded Nashville Riverfront, Sunday (via tandemracer)

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An unforgettable event

Event postponed until further notice, but you can still donate on the ABHF website. Planit Nashville actually has an even bigger bash planned for the future instead!

The more I think about it, the closer I get to attending the  “$30 for 30” charitable event and birthday party on October 24th (I’m supposed to be in Memphis that weekend). Amber is one of the best event planners in the Nashville area and she’s one of the best people I know on top of that! There are certain people in this world who have such a loving aura around them, and Amber is one of them.

The party will be in Lebanon, but it’s worth the trip, even if you think you won’t know many people there. Most importantly, though, it’s for a good cause: The Anna Brooke Hurdle Foundation and a portion to the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. For more about ABHF and the event, go to the Planit Nashville website. Even if you can’t attend, please consider donating.

$30 for 30