The “eerily quiet” (as a friend so correctly described it) video below was shot by my son yesterday (Wednesday) morning in Pensacola, Fla., after nearly two feet of rain pounded the Alabama and Florida Panhandle gulf coast.
If seeing this at the RexBlog.com URL, the 12 regular readers of RexBlog.com may notice that it looks a little different. That’s not what this post is about. The post is about the blog having some glitches until I update some settings and menu arrangements. (And until the person who fixes things I break does some tweaking.)
For the past 12 years, posts about music on this blog have been rare. And on those rare occasions, those posts have been almost 100% about the members of Nickel Creek. (The reason for why “just them” is buried in those posts, somewhere.)
This post is the next in that rare tradition.
Six years ago at the Ryman, I shot this grainy video of Nickel Creek‘s last song of their last stop of their farewell (“for now”) concert tour. (Here’s my blog post from 2007.) Their first stop of their current “reunion” tour (fulfilling the “for now” foreshadow) will also be at the Ryman.
I’ll be there.
Here’s a preview of my review: “They were great.”
(See update at the end of the post.)
While I typically support efforts to add sanity to our overly-litigious culture that seems to encourage anyone to sue anybody for anything, I don’t think the lawyers at General Mills thought through the type of social media firestorm they would ignite by adding language to the company’s website alerting customers they can’t take legal action against the company if they’ve done things like download a coupon, enter a contest or, if read literally, liked on Facebook one of the company’s products, say, Cheerios or Wheaties or Macaroni Grill or Fruit Loops.