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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND...JUNE & JULY SHOWS...BEER STATES

 Tuesday morning and here we are at last day of May. 92 and hot here today.

YESTERDAY

It was a lazy Memorial Day here at the Whyte House. The sun was out, and it was really a gorgeous day even though the mercury jumped up to almost 90. The heat is right on cue with this time of year in Nashville. I got out and took advantage of the weather and got a little hike in around nearby Percy Priest Lake on a little two-mile paved path that has a point where the patch ends onto a long wooden bridge you walk over that gives you a terrific view of the lake that was filled with paddleboarder and canoe enthusiasts. Pretty good way to spend Memorial Day.

ROAD AHEAD

This week will start a pretty good run of shows on my schedule. Here’s a quick peek of where I’ll be in June and July.

June 4

At the Grinder House in Crossville, TN for a 6 pm show with “Hits & Grins” that includes my buddies  Steve Dean  and  Victoria Venier .

June 18

Marion, Virginia with  Linda Davis , and  Lang Scott  and our “Evening in the Round” show at the BEAUTIFUL Lincoln Theatre.

June 25

At the Bluebird Café in Nashville with Steve Dean & Victoria Venier. Always a treat to get to play at the world-famous Bluebird, and this will be the first time our trio has played there together.

July 1

Louisiana, Missouri to celebrate the 50 th  anniversary of Mo Mo the Missouri Monster. I’ll be singing that song I recorded all those years ago and giving a concert. And we’ll reminisce with some of the stories about ole Mo Mo too with some special guests.

July 5-9

Montrose, Colorado where I’ll be writing a veteran’s story into a song. Several other Nashville writers will be doing the same, and there will be a big outdoor concert to play those songs written and to honor our veterans.

July 21

Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs, Arkansas with  Brent Burns .

July 22

Sullivan, Missouri with Brent Burns at The Hangout, an outdoor house concert for those who love Trop Rock music and comedy. Open to the public. Bring a lawn chair and cooler.

July 30

Pensacola, Florida with Brent Burns at Concerts on Canal.

July 31

The Peoples Listening Room in Mobile, Alabama with comedian  Juanita Smith .

More details on all of these shows can be found in the calendar section of my website.

WARNING

According to some researchers four malicious alien civilizations could attack earth. I don’t mind the aliens showing up, but I do mind the “malicious” part. They need to settle down a bit before invading.

VIRUS NOTES

The new COVID drug Paxlovid is rolling out with a warning. It could make you sick for a few days. But those touting the drug say there’s a 90% chance you won’t die or go to the hospital if you do take it. And I’m wondering if I get too sick from taking it and must go to the hospital then, what be the point?

Meanwhile South Africa now has a 5 th  wave of COVID going on even though 97% have antibodies.

Encouraging. It’s encouraging that it’s getting harder and harder to find big headline news about COVID. The papers and TV news shows were full of COVID stuff not all that long ago. Not so much right now. Encouraging.

MEMORIAL DAY

It was nice to see the announcement over Memorial Day weekend that the first all-female honor flight is getting ready to take place. The group will fly to Washington, DC to take in the sites and the monuments and will be honored when they get back home coming off the plane in the airport. That’s always a moving experience for any veteran that gets to go, and I know several who have and could not stop talking about how great the experience was. Good for them.

MORE MEMORIAL DAY STUFF

Beef, chicken, and gas all hit all time high prices. If you grilled, or drove somewhere, you paid through the nose for it. Mattresses were cheap though, so we had that going for us.

SPEAKING OF HIGH GAS PRICES

A solar electric car is available. They’ve already had 22,000 reservations for the Aptera vehicle. It has a range of 1,000 miles. Root for sunshiny days when you’re driving. The car ranges from $25,000 all the way up to $50,000. Check out this bad boy.

BEER

Lots of folks crack open a beer over the holiday. Knowing that a list was released of the states that drink the most beer per capita.

  • 5 Vermont
  • 4 South Dakota
  • 3 North Dakota
  • 2 Montana

And the state drinking the most? New Hampshire. 41.5 gallons per capita. Of those 5 states Budweiser was the beer of choice for everyone but North Dakota. Their beer is Fargo, and I’d never heard of it until this survey. A local brew that’s popular statewide der don’t ya know.

HEADLINE OF THE DAY

Research people say people who drink coffee every day are less likely to die early than those who don’t. Good. Considering how much I drink? I may never die.

TONIGHT

They are calling for an unreal meteor shower tonight. For the record it’s called “A Tau Herculid”. Maybe I’ll grab a Fargo beer and go look up late this evening, or more likely I’ll read about it when I wake up tomorrow.

TODAY

No big “gotta do” stuff today. I’m hoping I might get to sneak off and catch the new Top Gun movie which I’ve not heard one negative word about so far. I’ll let ya know here tomorrow if that happened or not.

Have a great Tuesday!

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