The Birmingham News and al.com have a piece on the struggles facing our neighborhood’s local music venue. Apparently, things are tough over at Moonlight on the Mountain with less than $100 in the bank, month-to-month. I admit that I have never checked it out, but hope to do so. It’s an interesting idea, giving unknown names a place to be discovered and play. Moonlight on the Mountain doesn’t sell food or drinks. So the only revenue seems to be ticket sales
Here is there calendar of scheduled performers. They even have open mic nights. Hopefully 2012 will be a good one for this unique venue up here on the Bluff.
It’s time to take the tinsel down and start vacuuming up the pine needles. I just swapped some emails with the Hoover Trash & Recycle folks. They said that we have two choices for tree disposal this year:
- 1. we can place our tree out by the curb on our normal trash day, or
- 2. starting Thursday, December 29th we can drive it over to Municipal Lane (across from the Lake House) and drop it off. They said that the banners marking off the drop off area will be up by Thursday.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and found some time to enjoy the season. It was a fun one for us. We’re very thankful this year for good friends and a healthy family.
Now, time to start looking to 2012 . . .
Bluff Park resident Drew Robinson is down in Uruguay this week learning from the locals about how they do BBQ and grilling. Robinson is a chef for the Alabama-based Jim N Nicks BBQ chain and a member of the Fatback Collective which placed third in the 2010 Memphis in May competition.
It sounds like Drew and crew are learning lots and taking good notes. He is posting about their travels over on FoodRepublic.com. If this first appetizing update is any indication of what’s on the menu, it’s a quick series that you are going to want to keep up with. The Fatback Collective is also posting to their Twitter account.
Safe travels, y’all!