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It’s Not The Economy Bob!

Bob Dylan has canceled his show in Knoxville due to low ticket sales:

Snider declined to reveal how many tickets were sold but said the number was too low to rely on last-minute ticket purchases to save the show.

“It’s just sort of tough times economically, right now,” said Snider.

Yes, things are tough economically, but another reason ticket sales are low is because it’s the “Bob Dylan” concert. I saw Dylan at Smokies Stadium with Willie Nelson in 2004.  Dylan was horrible. He was two verses into “All Along the Watchtower” before I even recognized it. Waste of time and money.

Willie is always a tremendous show, and Mellencamp is a great show as well. I’ve only seen him once and walked away a fan. Actually, I walked away realizing how big of a fan I’d always been.

I didn’t buy tickets because Dylan was part of the show. Can’t justify giving money for him to take time away from two good acts.

And some breaking news for the KNS–Mellencamp dropped “Cougar” about 20 years ago. You got scooped!

Space Monkeys and Green Roofs

KNS article on my buddy Jay. He bought an old eyesore building on Broadway, gutted it, and is completely renovating it into some very nice commercial space. Part of that invovles a green roof. Stop by and check out what he’s doing if you’re interested.

Proponents of green roofs rave about the benefits. Energy savings routinely reach more than 25 percent. Plants convert heat and soil moisture into humidity, which brings about evaporative cooling. Vegetation-growing roofs reduce noise, improve air quality and are pleasing to the eye.

Rules of CoWorking

We’re putting together some structure and a website for our local coworking group, and were kicking the idea around about how to include people (or not). I’m a big fan of keeping rules as simple and minimal as possible. I figured eight rules were plenty…apologies to Chuck Palahniuk.

  1. The first rule of coworking is that you must talk about coworking
  2. The second rule of coworking is that you MUST TALK ABOUT COWORKING
  3. If someone brings in a box of donuts or pulls up a cool new website, work is over
  4. Any number of people can work at any time
  5. Any number of projects and businesses can be worked on at the same time
  6. No shirt, no shoes? Well, can you at least throw on a t-shirt and some flip flops?
  7. Work will go on as long as it has to
  8. If it’s your first day coworking, you have to work

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Passing a Cyclist

Passing a cyclistPatrick Beeson has a nice article with some tips for drivers. It’s a good, quick list of pointers, but I’m assuming this will be of interest only to the drivers who don’t make a habit of yelling “Git off da roa-ohd!” or throwing stuff at cyclists.

I was riding a lot on the roads a couple of years ago when I was training for longer triathlons. I decided it just wasn’t worth the risk of getting hit by some a-hole after a guy was killed on one of the routes I rode often. I started riding on Cherokee Boulevard exclusively–plenty of space, and people are aware and considerate of cyclists there for the most part. That kind of sucks for longer rides, but the monotony built up my mental fitness and it paid off in races.

Sure, a cyclist has just as much right to be on the road as a motorist, but I’m still not comfortable putting my life in the hands of someone who doesn’t know or care about that fact. Drivers should actually be happy that more people will be on bikes. The decreased demand for gasoline will have prices falling in no time.

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