Friday, June 29, 2007
A magnificent time was had by all
Drinking Liberally had a rock-star like quality last night, as we had lots of cool people (not that we don't usually, just more than normal). A deep thanks goes to our sweet Stacy Mac for putting together this magnificent event, Sarah and Brandon would be proud!
Of course, we had Carol Chumney working the room and answering questions from one and all; I have been told that it was a larger crowd than the one assembled weeks ago for Herman Morris.
However, I wasn't inside listening to Carol; hell, she's got my vote anyway. I was outside on the patio meeting our beloved Newscoma, her friend the delightful Squirrel Queen, and a surprise visit from a blogger I thought lived in NashVegas, but lives in MIDTOWN, Lynnster! All of the above may assist me later, as this blog may be moving later in the summer. (Don't worry, the whole freaking world will know when I go, as I am being aggregated and linked by a few places now, thankyaverymuch!)
If Chumney's arrival hadn't already brought them out, I assure you the local lefty blog-o-sphere would have shown up for our terrific trio. There WILL be pictures later, as brother Rick took tons of them on his shiny new badass digital SLR.
Among the assembled bloggers were Pesky, the legendary Kibitzer, Autoegocrat, MemphisBlue, MemphisPI, Pam and Rick of the Freedonian, Dabney, David and Meg of WTL, and my favorite Memphis poet, IQ, whom you have seen in poetry slams around town, as well as at the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival MCing.
The wait was well worth it, as I got to talk at length with 'Coma, who I have read for a while now, as well as mentioned on these pages. it was a terrific night, one that will have to be done again very soon, I hope you were there; if not, you really missed out.