It’s incredibly mild here, just as it was one year ago. I walked over to the Arcade for lunch and sat outside. Then it was down to the Country Music Hall of Fame to see the “Night Train to Nashville” exhibit -- finally! It is a great look at R&B music from this town, and the African-American musicians and entertainment districts that made it happen.
The Shelby Street pedestrian bridge was full of people coming back from the Music City Bowl! I was so happy and proud.
DMJ called me this afternoon -- quite a surprise. She is back in town so I will have a chance to see her before my northward return. I’m so glad.
I know I said the library is what I will miss most, but I meant that in terms of place. DMJ, hands down, is the person whom I will miss most. That’s all I’m going to say about that for now.
EV and I had a great dinner last night at Kien Gieng -- highly recommended -- and saw the Hot Club of Nashville at Station Inn. A fabulous way to close the musical year. When Stuart Duncan and Richard Smith are involved, you know it’s going to be good.
I’ve decided to stay an extra day and not drive back until Sunday morning. I keep postponing my “last day in Nashville,” which is a bad way to think about it, because it won’t be my last day in Nashville. I’ll be back to visit. There is my “yet to do” list, after all.