Paul Griffith joins

March 14, 2007

Paul Giffith, a drummer and writer in Nashville, has signed on with to cover nightlife in Nashville. Paul worked with me on the last edition of Moon Handbooks: Tennessee and did a good job with the Music City clubs in that book.

Here’s Paul’s description of himself: “Journeyman drummer, writer and misanthrope. Likes the ocean, books, watches, hi-fi’s, church buildings (as long as they’re empty), vintage drums, drum machines, The Meters, a good hamburger, barbeque, raw oysters, tamales, a full English breakfast, ale, proper egg foo young, Makers Mark, Sailor Jerry, step aerobics, martinis, bikinis and panty lines.”


For a look at one of his reviews, go here.

Alligator found in East Tennessee lake

March 14, 2007

According to this story in the Knoxville News Sentinel, a five-foot long alligator was found in Watts Bar Lake near Spring City. The gator was sunning itself on a log when dispatched by a Rhea County wildlife officer. Non-native critters have been moving into Tennessee for some time–fire ants and armadilloes are prime examples–but an alligator is something else. As with pythons in Florida swamps, the alligator was probably brought to Tennessee by some person who, when the reptile grew too large for the trailer, loosed it in the lake. (The photo below is not the one found in Tennessee.)