Passing In the Night or: Late

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Today is the 41st anniversary of Ian Hunter’s You’re Never Alone With a Schizophrenic album. This song was redone by Barry Manilow, but let’s play this one. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“We walked to the sea, just my father ‘n’ me. And the dogs played around on the sand. Winter cold cut the air, hangin’ still ev’rywhere, dressed in gray, did he say hold my hand? I said love’s easier when it’s far away. We sat ‘n watched a distant light.” – “Ships” (Hunter)

The Now Normal Continued or: How A Decade Goes

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At least I still get to see The Boy, aka 3B a few days a week. He cut his hair a little, too. He still has more than I ever had and I’m still jealous as heck, but he did cut a bit of it off. I’d say around 8 inches.

A few days ago, one of those memories came up on Facebook and it was from 10 years ago. It was the picture of 3B holding my guitar, in my bedroom, doing his best rock pose. Today, I got him upstairs to hold the guitar again and in the same pose. Wow, time is fun when you’re having flies. A decade passed. Wow, again. Wow.

Until tomorrow, wash your damn hands…
Scorp out!


“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness, how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Suess

The Now Normal Continued or: Imminent Lockdown

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We are now into day whatever of “The Now Normal.” All the work on the WSNC Hospitality List has left me unsure of what day it is and what’s going on. The only saving grace is for what I either record or release as far as podcasts go. It did throw me off to record TLD on a different day of the week (two weeks in a row), but somehow I remembered to post it. I did record Fan Interference today.

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Staring at lists got me like…

The mayor of WSNC, Allen Joines announced today a “Stay-at-Home” alert and that freaked people out. It starts on Friday but people are, of course, going to panic and continue to buy up everything, hoard stuff and put others in further need. People are going to worry about having enough to eat. I can assure you, you will. Even with the “lockdown” in place, you can still go to the store. You can still go to “essential” stores and yes, absolutely, you can still get food from restaurants. You can’t eat in, that’s true. You can have it delivered. You can get it to go. You can even just get curbside that you don’t have to get out of your vehicle for.

Yes, it is a disruption to “everyday life.” It is an adjustment. We will survive it. We will see the other side. It will take a bit. It will be uncomfortable for a bit. But, there is no reason to freak out. That does no one any good. To give you the rundown and updated food service list, visit this link.

Keep calm. Listen to some podcasts. Spend time with your family. And, yes, wash your damn hands!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Y’all made it happen.” – Katie Murawski

The Now Normal or: The List Goes On

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Dear Reader, I’m apologizing to you upfront for the fact that I’m going to continue to inundate you with links to “the list.”

The list is the work of Lea Metz and myself, searching for what food and beverage businesses are doing in WSNC. Lea (pronounced Lee-ah, like my sister except hers if spelled with an “h”) joined Ray and me for The Man Who Ate the Town podcast yesterday. We all practiced social distancing and were each on a Zoom chat, Lea in WSNC and Ray in Mt. Airy and I was in the studio. You can hear that episode here.

I produce the Forsyth Mags podcast and was actually a guest on it this morning and talked about the list, as well. You can hear that episode here.

Technically, there are two different lists but that’s only for style and web usage. The data collected therein is shared between Lea and me. Nothing goes on that list unless we have discussed it with the other of us. We have had a great response and are still having people contact us to make sure their business (or a favorite of theirs) is on the list.

It has been shared and/or used by WXII, The Winston-Salem Journal, Yes! Weekly, and multiple Facebook and social media groups. I actually had someone text me today that said the executives at RJ Reynolds was using our list and had used/added it to their “teams” list. I am proud of this list and I know that Lea is, too. We talk about it all day every day, now. Someone is working on it now to make it more dynamic for cell phones and we will turn it into an app as soon as we can. We’re working on that, too. So, to update you on the list, you can find it here.

Thanks again for reading it and listening and for spending money at the local F&B businesses.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Hope this is over soon and we get to see you here.” – Nui Nui

Not So Sad or: Preach On

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Today is the 44th anniversary of Judas Priest’s Sad Wings of Destiny album and while I could have spent countless hours looking for bad cover bands trying to do Halford, or at least Tim “Ripper” Owens, I decided to just stick with the real deal. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“You’re in for surprise. You’re in for a shock. In London town streets when there’s darkness and fog. When you least expect me and you turn your back, I’ll attack.” – “The Ripper” (Tipton)

Spinning Sunday or: The “Haul” 3/2X/20

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Nothing is familiar right now. Nothing is “ordinary.” Underdog Records, while not “officially” open has been doing some social media sales and The BCPF purchased two records from Jonathan this week. I don’t remember what day it was. They’re all running together. Here’s what they were:

  • The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream — Like a vocally-talented, young Bob Dylan. Ethereal songs with good vocals. Airy and light, it’s a good listen. 2xLP. New.
  • Polvo – Today’s Active Lifestyles — The BCPF warned me ahead of time it was going to be “out of my wheelhouse,” if you will. She was right. It reminds her of her college days when she was a college radio DJ. I thought it was really rough, but hey, if my girl likes it… New.

Right now, more than ever is a great time to follow Underdog Records on Facebook and Instagram. That’s pretty much the only way he’s doing any selling whilst the health situation is happening. He offers limited curbside pickup and limited delivery. I’m not sure how long this will go on, but support him the best you can. There is no TLD/UR special right now. Just be safe. Use Discogs and wash your damn hands!

Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
Scorp out!


“With a comb down here, it’s easy. But do you rather have a good day? But a dream like this gets wasted. That you’ll bend under pressure.” – “Under the Pressure” (Granduciel)

Sounds Like Saturday or: The Gambler

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With all the crap in the world today, we had to wake up to the news that Kenny Rogers passed away. I was once told I sounded like him. I don’t know about that, but I never had a problem with him. So, while there are plenty of things to play of his, I think this is the best action right now. Rest well, Kenny. Rest Well.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I woke up this mornin’ with the sundown shinin’ in. I found my mind in a brown paper bag within. I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high. I tore my mind on a jagged sky. I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.” – “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” (Newbury)

Needing a Break or: Ring the Bell BivDeVoe

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I need a break from the food list. Here’s a video to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Bell Biv DeVoe’s Poison album. I love Postmodern Jukebox, too. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“It’s drivin’ me out of my mind! That’s why it’s hard for me to find. Can’t get it out of my head! Miss her, kiss her, love her.” – “Poison” (Straite)

Day Three Quarantine or: More Food News

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Today was another day of working from home but like the last two days, I’ve been working on the food list. It’s been hard work but I published it. There’s the blog post that I started and then there’s the services list that I put on my The Man Who Ate the Town website. It’s the most comprehensive list for WSNC that I’ve seen. Lea Metz, a friend who has ties to the food industry and I have (and will continue to) worked our butts off on this.

You can see the update here.

I’m going to bed, now.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Great info and very helpful” – Alice Dodson

Day Two or: More Food Stuffs

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Over the last two days, I have written more blog posts at TMWATT and definitely have edited one more than any other post that I’ve ever done. And, we are still hanging out working here at home, The BCPF and I. Working from home for both of us have been really busy. She’s been dealing with canceling functions through her work because of the “illness-that-shall-not-be-named” and I have been doing all the updates for the food and beverage industry.

We’re hanging in, though. If you want to catch up on that list, you can do so here.

I also posted a TLD episode today. You can hear that here.

Until tomorrow, wash your damn hands!
Scorp out!


“Thank you for doing what you do!” – Chelsea Tart