Reason to Love Memphis #41: Midtown’s Living Room

October 12, 2010 10:59 am3 comments
Reason to Love Memphis #41: Midtown’s Living Room

The Lamplighter Lounge on is Midtown’s living room. So much so that last night, several bedheadded young men came in and ordered bottles of Pabst in their pajamas.

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Reasons to Love Memphis #40: The Riverfront

September 15, 2010 3:53 pm0 comments
Reasons to Love Memphis #40: The Riverfront

As the temperature has gotten more pleasant, I’ve been making excuses to walk around outside. A few nights ago, after killing the better part of an eight piece family meal at Gus’s with a friend, I took a long walk near the Mississippi River.

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Reason #38 to Love Memphis: Memphis Makes You Stronger

July 8, 2010 3:03 pm16 comments
Reason #38 to Love Memphis: Memphis Makes You Stronger

Last night was a perfect Memphis evening. I met a friend and went to Willow Park to watch the Hi-Tone team get crushed in one of the most enthusiastically doomed kickball games ever. I ate a Legit Supreme at Jerry’s, crashed an apartment complex pool with all my clothes on, […]

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Reasons to Love Memphis #38: the World’s Most Awesome Drum Shop

June 21, 2010 10:49 am1 comment
Reasons to Love Memphis #38: the World’s Most Awesome Drum Shop

Open in Memphis since 1987, the Memphis Drum Shop is considered one of the best drum shops in the world. Legendary drummers of all kinds have given performances and workshops in the upstairs performance area and the drum shop has the largest display of Zildjian and Paiste cymbals in the world. In addition to the showroom, the drum shop also manages a large ecommerce business, repair shop, and archive of drum catalogs (from 1900 to the present).

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ReasonTo Love Memphis #37: The Songs About Us

June 10, 2010 3:11 pm20 comments
ReasonTo Love Memphis #37: The Songs About Us

We’re so vain, but it’s only because we know the songs are about us. Our fair city gets name-dropped in more songs than any other city on earth. The Rock’n’Soul museum keeps a running list of all of the songs that mention Memphis in the lyrics. Currently, the count is […]

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