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Archive for January, 2007

January 28, 2007

Hitting the Jackpot at the Hillbilly Casino

I’ve lived in Nashville since 1982. For the first time ever, we went to the Opryland Hotel complex to see a band play in one of the clubs. So, what group motivated us to go mingle with the tourists? Hillbilly Casino. If you like rockabilly, you’ll love these guys. They’re fronted by a fellow named […]

January 22, 2007

NASCAR’s New Points System, Explained

NASCAR today unveiled some changes to the points system for this coming year’s Nextel Cup Series. The changes are meant to put more emphasis on winning, and make sure that NASCAR favorites like Jeff Gordan and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., consistently make the Chase for the Championship. As a public service, I’ve decided to publish this […]

January 16, 2007

Benny Parsons, RIP

Wow. Another NASCAR death from cancer. NASCAR Champion and broadcaster Benny Parsons died today in North Carolina. Although I worked as a reporter for Racing Information Systems and attended about a dozen Winston Cup races, I never got to talk to him in person. I did see him from time to time, and he always had […]

January 16, 2007

A Vonage Adage, Part III

Well, I got the (finally) free phone adapter today. I plugged it into my router, then plugged the fax machine into the adapter. When I tried to send a fax, I could hear a voice telling me I was using a phone port that wasn’t active. So I guess I’ll have to call Vonage again. […]

January 12, 2007

A Vonage Adage, Part II

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and all is right with the world. In my previous post, I’d concluded that I was just going to out and out cancel Vonage. But I decided to give them one more shot. If they didn’t agree to sending me the free phone adapter, then I was […]

January 11, 2007

A Vonage Adage

We decided we needed an incoming phone line for Fine Art Touch. A friend of mine has been using Vonage for a while now, and he loves it, so I figured why not try Vonage. I went to their web site on Monday night (January 8th) where I started the order, but I had a […]

January 7, 2007

Bobby Hamilton, RIP

Wow. I just surfed over to Jayski’s site a few minutes ago and was stunned to see that Bobby Hamilton had passed away. I think everyone had expected him to get better, but the cancer must have been worse than publicized. I’d guess that that’s what he wanted; he didn’t want the team or the […]

January 7, 2007

Webb Wilder, Unplugged

We went to see Webb Wilder play last night at Puckett’s Grocery in Franklin. As his website said, this was a “limited personnel gig”. That is, it was Webb and Tony Bowles, both on acoustic guitars. I’ve been to Puckett’s Grocery in Leiper’s Fork many times, and had their great hamburgers. But this was the […]

January 4, 2007

If I Ruled NASCAR, Seven Years Later

Below the fold is the second column I wrote after I created Racindeals.com (sadly, the current version of the site doesn’t go back that far (to 9/3/1999)). The gist of the article (and the whole reason I created Racindeals.com) was to get off my chest things that, as a race fan, I felt NASCAR needed […]