Thoughts from the shadows of a great American city

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When you support The Salvation Army, your contribution touches children and adults in ways that can dramatically uplift their lives. Among the many services offered by the Nashville office of The Salvation Army are disaster relief, housing, counseling, rehab, youth services, and social work. As we head toward a holiday season in which we are witnessing widespread unemployment and the pervasive suffering it causes, please consider a donation to the Nashville office of The Salvation Army. Visit Salarmy-nashville.org and the just-launched web site ThankGodforYou.org.

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Reverb Media to close in two weeks

by Dave Carew

We got word today that Reverb Media, the cool CD and rock-clothing shop directly across from Bongo Java on Belmont Boulevard, is closing in about two weeks. A big sign reading “75% off everything” now adorns the outside of the shop, and, in fact, a bunch of the CD’s are literally being given away.  I stopped in there today and was able to get a rare Flying Burrito Brothers album (featuring the post-Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman line-up of 1976) for a whopping $2.73.

By the way, if you’re wondering what will replace Reverb at that prime location, prepare to cringe: a candy store.

David M. (Dave) Carew is editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.”

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