Guilty? Who, me?

Mary’s last post has made me feel quite the heel. I am supposed to be writing something here daily. Have I? No. Why not?

I don’t know. Maybe it’s because, unlike say London (where I did live) and San Francisco (which I’ve never seen), Nashville is a wierd sticky mess of big city, small town and clique factory.

Nashville the city is actually much smaller than the Nashville The Larger Metropolis. I’ve lived here for 15 years and watched the city change as much as my life. In an effort to boost my postings from ZERO to ONE per day, I’m going to spend the next two weeks chronicling the Nashville I Have Known year by year. It may not be the most accurate picture of the city, but it’ll let you in on how one transplanted Hoosier has changed alongside this odd little town.

I realise I should be writing about nightclubs or parks or something. But I’ll leave that to Chris and Mike.

8 Comments so far

  1. Mary (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 10:15 pm

    I’ve come to notice that Nashville seems to have a big ego…like the city thinks it is more important and bigger than it really is…was that what you were trying to get at?

  2. Katherine Coble (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 11:22 pm


    Nashville has an inferiority complex which leads to classic “small man syndrome”. It’s a unique place.

  3. Busy Mom (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

    I was thinking Nashville was just busy lately.

  4. Katherine Coble (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 12:58 am

    You have an out. You were smart enough to let everyone know up front that you are, indeed, “busy”.

    I, however, failed to be as farsighted. And, really, the last week I haven’t been that busy. So instead of blaming my own blasted laziness I’m blaming ALL OF NASHVILLE for not providing me with adequate material.

    Not that I’m arrogant and demanding or anything.

  5. Busy Mom (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 12:59 am

    Ooh, I didn’t mean to be cliche. Well, any more of a cliche than I already am…

  6. Jim (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 9:16 am

    As one of the few actual NATIVE Nashvillians, I’ve watched my city grow from being the big small town to the small big town.

    It’s always been an unusual place to live. On one hand it was hicky and Old South. On the other hand it was cosmopolitan and influential because of the brain magnetism of Vandy and the music biz.

    Now, we natives are the minority. The influx of Americans from all across the country in addition to the Latino and Asian immigrants have blended into this mix well (although with strang results sometimes). Like the Chinese Buffets run by Mexicans who have banana pudding in on the dessert buffet.

    I’m glad to see the homogenized old Nashville give way to more diversity but I miss the days when I could get on the Interstates at 10pm and be one of four cars on the road.

  7. Busy Mom (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 11:03 am

    I’m a native.

  8. Bo Link (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

    Me three.

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