Friday, April 15, 2011

"It'll be there forever, you just won't be able to see it."

This is Todd Greene doing his thing at the airport. As I read/see/hear him, Todd is to Nashville what William Blake was to London. The image is the latest of those woefully infrequent moments a media outlet covers his doings. It, The Tennessean, does so here.
Attendees of our blog will recall the music he broadcasts via the Bulb moniker and the images he provides all manner of cool programming at Vanderbilt. The occasion for mentioning it all again is the fact that he's opening the vault on Saturday (that would be tomorrow) in a "Here's what I do. Would you like to purchase something?" free for all. It's 226 3rd Avenue North, Nashville. Also known as Won's Basement. "Stuff you didn't even know you didn't want," Todd asserts as he opens up his endlesly self-effacing, internal monologue. It's noon to six pm. E-mail me if you need another detail.
Oh. And the Robot Lifeguard prints (what few remain) are now available on Etsy. Right here.
That is all.
Actually it isn't. Spoiler alert for those who haven't yet reached the conclusion of The Wire. I wanted to transcribe the words Steve Earle's Justin carries around in his pocket. He shares them with Bubbles with a few minutes remaining. It's Kafka. And it's beautiful: "You can hold back from the suffering of the world. You have free permission to do so, and it is in accordance with your nature. But perhaps the holding back is the one suffering you could have avoided."
Peace out.


Stephen Mason said...

Long time listener, first time caller. I'm a big fan.

C said...


Also, the excellent post title reminds me of the fantastic name for the new Mogwai song - "Hardcore will never die, but you will."

stephy said...

Long time listener, multiple caller. And big fan.

Gail Standish Ward said...

Lovely, grand, beautiful words, DDark, and brilliant work as always our TGreene. Sad I can't be there Saturday. Love you muchly.

Anonymous said...

glad to see you still doing your thing all the best with it. sorry i couldnt be there.

mjaneb said...

Ow and hell yeah to Kafka... as usual.

mjaneb said...

it'll be there forever, you just won't be able to see it. yep and thanks. I'll be keeping that one with me for a while.

David Bazan said...

peace out?!?!
after that devastating quote "peace out" feels so antagonistic. it's perfect.
also, todd greene is a mo*herf**ki*g bad**s. imho