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Pat Benatar Tonight in Memphis at Live at the Garden

Tonight, Pat Benatar graces the state at the Memphis Botanic Garden’s yearly concert series, Live at the Garden.

I still remember the first time I heard a song by Pat Benatar. I was probably 8 or 9 years old and living in Osceola, AR. We were eating dinner at “Ken’s Pizza” when someone played a song on the jukebox. I’m almost certain my parents were horrified.

I had been exposed to a lot of popular music, but most of it was more late 60’s and early 70’s rock. Honestly, if you walked into our house back in those days you were more likely to hear Jazz or Classical music than any pop music at all. So hearing this song was a bit of a shock to my 8 or 9 year old system.

I’m not going to say I fell in love, or anything like that because I didn’t. In fact, I’m not sure I would have even noticed the song had my parents not made such a big deal about it. What did happen was I started paying more attention to the music that was happening outside of the household. This was only amplified when our cable system added MTV to the mix.

So, there ya go. I don’t know why I just told that story, but I did. Now I need some coffee to turn off the earworm that I’ve started in my brain.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Zach Wamp got an endorsement and a smackdown yesterday.

DOMA down! Though I doubt this will be the last time this case is litigated. Wonder what the SCOTUS will say.

There’s a new independent Gubernatorial poll out. Its findings are not particularly surprising considering how much money has been spent so far.

Wells Fargo is closing down Wells Fargo Financial and will no longer offer sub-prime mortgages. Is this a recognition of the validity of the charges against it by Memphis and Shelby County?

The MED got an unexpected financial shot in the arm to the tune of a 3 to 1 match from the FEDS. Maybe Joe Ford really DID save the MED.

Both candidates for Shelby County Mayor have now come out against consolidation. What does this mean for the effort? Who the heck knows, but for proponents of the measure, it’s probably not good.

The Blue Dogs are down with Roy Herron. No surprise there.

Wondering about all those Judicial candidates in Shelby County? The Memphis bar has released a poll that ranks them.

And finally, is financial literacy coming to Tennessee? Well maybe. At least someone’s trying!

Blogging will likely be light today here at STP as both Trace and I have pretty crazy schedules. In the meantime, have a great day, we’ll see ya on the flip side.

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