Bought Scott Miller’s latest “Big, Big World” for a road trip to Indianapolis. And I’m glad I did.
Who’s Scott Miller? He is most well-known for a mid-90s Alt Country band called the V-Roys, one of the best (if not the best) bands to hail from Knoxville.
Certainly not his first album since the V-Roys, “Big, Big World" was released early this month and Miller told the Houston Chronicle that the title came from the time he lived in Knoxville (he now lives in Virginia):
"One of the apartments I rented, there was in this dingy little basement, one door and one window. And the back door looked out into the back parking lot of a convenience store set in the middle of a (expletive) neighborhood. What goes on back there? It just made me think of a big, big world. It got me thinking of the big, big world idea. That plus donkey basketball. You encompass everything that God created."
Amazing story of some of the most magical recordings of the last six decades in the new documentary “Muscle Shoals.” I rented it on Amazon after listening to Bob Edwards interview director Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier. See it!
Not all the tourist attractions are closed in Washington, D.C. during the shutdown. We visited Hillwood Museum and Gardens, “Where Fabulous Lives.” This photo is a crown of Catherine the Great. It’s a fascinating house and gardens. See more photos.
At the Adams Inn in Washington, D.C. The block has a fascinating history.
From Google Field Trip:
Lanier Place became a hub of anti-establishment politics. Members of Students for a Democratic Society lived at 1779 Lanier Place. Black Panthers, American Indian Movement workers, and the Berrigan brothers (Catholic priests and anti-war activists) all passed through. The Mayday Tribe, anti-war organizers, created a commune at 1747. After a bombing at the U.S. Capitol in 1971, F.B.I. agents staked out 1747 in search of witness Leslie Bacon. She was chased along the rooftops of these buildings and apprehended.