Friday, October 24, 2008

Mix it Up Friday

You have to admit it. It's been a hell of week and then some. If you've had to come for air, then take a long breathe because there's more to come. My e-box is exploding with tips, tag lines and everything in between. What can I say, it's Friday and we are locked and loaded again with updates, breaking news, commentary, links and oh maybe the kitchen sink too. Are you sitting down? Then take a seat and get ready, here we go....



Easy Over: A few post back I mentioned that the tentacles of the NK empire was allegedly engulfing the piano spot, Easy Street. I've still not got the official word, but sources have informed me that the deal will seal around November 1. However, it's still undetermined as to exactly what the format will be. Will it still be a piano bar or another drag haven? No matter what the format, you can bet that it will be fully stocked with your choice of libations and perhaps some type of cover charge for the experience. Also from the mouths of those who hover in those circles came another interesting tidbit. Allegedly those busy tentacle's also are reaching around the corner to a former restaurant site (Timmon's) where it's speculated that a "martini bar" concept is to be concocted. Is there more? Sure it is...stay tuned.

Easy Out: Speaking of Easy Street, apparently it's house maestro Michael Henderson is talking big talk about a yet another business venture purportedly in the vacated Starving Artist space. The "big idea" is a restaurant concept of some sort. Maybe a singing waiter thingy, where Mr. Henderson & theatre friends would come out belting Broadway numbers before the entree! Now really Mr. H.! Are there any other unsuspecting investors left in the city to actually invest their hard earned cash in yet another sketchy ponzi business outing? Yes my friends tongues are starting to wag about the dicey investing many did in Easy Street. So far those involved have been singing sour notes all around town. Items such as premise and piano leases, unsettled air condition units, unpaid cash dividends and possibly more. After all, a close friend of MH's and a contributor to one of those SOS (Save our Shit!) fundraisers told me flatly in his defense that, "he's a good person, perhaps just not a good business person ..." Well alrighty then. This appears to be ringing true since it's reported that allegedly earlier this week some recent NFS (No Funds Sufficient) checks temporarily landed MH in the pokey. But supposedly he was able to skip it possibly due to jail overcrowding. Any body ready to do business?....


Volunteers Wanted! CAR's ALL Families Matter Project is seeking more volunteers ASAP to help finish the community education around Initiated Act 1. We've had a lot of great folks working on this and we need another good push to finish these next few days.There are spots available on the visibility teams or on the flier teams handing out post cards. Let us hear from you! artchangesu@yahoo.com501-244-9690

1 comment:

Patrick Ellison said...

The new owner has hired Easy Street's main pianist, Buddy Habig as the entertainment director. He will be in charge of booking all the acts, playing for selected ones and says he is reforming the house band that garnered so much attention in Easy Street's "better times" for Saturday nights. He is also bringing in sexy soul singer Cody Belew to emcee Friday and Saturday nights. There is no word yet as to what will happen in the third space.