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No. 282: This Is Something

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Good morning, everyone.

We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do it.

Such is the mandate of the US government best expressed by the recent piece of gun legislation that garnered Republican support and made it through the Senate yesterday. The Executive and Legislative branches are both hostage to the "do something, anything" attitude. Fortunately, the courts are not, and the two recent rulings from the Supreme Court make this distinction clear.

You probably know by now, but just before I hit send on this newsletter, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a monumental decision ending the constitutional right to abortion. Just the day before, the court ruled that NYC's onerous concealed carry limitations violated the Second Amendment. Nature is healing, as it were — the Rule of Law shaking off years of collected dust and mold like some ancient ruin found deep in a forgotten forest discovered anew by an adventurous archaeologist.

It seems likely people are going to riot and burn down buildings this weekend amidst the tacit approval of the White House and the media — you know, a "riots and looting for me, but not for thee" kind of thing. You can already scroll through Twitter and see hysterical lamentations from all the predictable parties. I won't link to any because I value your and my sanity, but just know it's happening.

NPR has taken the morning off to down margaritas and get a spin class in to blow off some steam while the station plays recordings of Sherly Sandberg's book Lean In broken up by songs from Beyoncé's new album as the placid sheen of corporate America comes apart at the seams.

Guess the whole January 6th debacle just got wiped off the primetime slot. There's a lesson there about when you run your show trials that maybe we'll trot out someday around here, but for now, we can say with confidence that whatever PR company is running that thing should send in their last invoice today and move on. Maybe they should've had it closer to the midterm elections? I don't know. Something to consider.

Speaking of labor shortages, wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of people called in sick today. You know, emotional distress and everything. Wish I could've used that excuse to get out of geography class in fourth grade after my crush told me she didn't like me anymore.


There are plenty of those to make, but it's worth noting that even the late, great RBG wasn't a fan of Roe. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.


We've got a fairly trim newsletter today, but listen to our weekend playlist below and check our rich and flowering event calendar to find something to do this weekend. Get out and get some sun!

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Also, be sure to check out our podcast. New episodes every Monday. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

Thanks for reading.


Valerie Malfy returns with part two of her hidden cocktails series, exploring some bars and dives that are "hidden in plain sight" in a "you have to know a guy" kind of way.

Nashville’s Best Hidden Cocktail Gems, Pt. II
Just keep it to yourself...


  • Nashville's Best Hidden Cocktail Gems, Pt. I (Read)
  • Nashville's Best Beer Gardens (Read)
  • Nashville's Best Patio Beverages (Read)


♬ Listen to our weekend playlist on Spotify (Listen)





  • UBS Tower sees start of $2.5M upgrade (Post)
  • South Davidson apartment complex sells for $15M (Post)
  • Calypso Café owners pay $1.09M for Berry Hill building (Post)
  • Forrest statue property offered for $1.85M (Post)
  • Historic East Nashville commercial building listed for sale (Post)


Our semi-frequent run through some of the day's most insane stories and headlines.



  • 🚼 The Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion, overruling the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and leaving the question of abortion’s legality to the states.
  • 🏛 The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that New York’s century-old concealed-carry handgun law violates the Second Amendment, a finding long feared by local officials who viewed the law as a linchpin in efforts to curb the proliferation of pistols on New York City streets.
  • ⚢ The Biden administration on Tuesday proposed changes to the federal civil-rights statute banning sex discrimination in federally funded education programs, including expanding protections to sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • 🚨 The Senate passed the most significant firearms legislation in decades, with a coalition of more than a dozen Republicans joining Democrats to provide new tools to deter mass shootings following deadly attacks around the nation.
  • 🌽 The European Commission proposed on Wednesday legally binding targets to halve the use of chemical pesticides and restore nature across the EU, in an attempt to better protect health and recover plunging wildlife populations.
  • 🇺🇦 The United States will provide an additional $450 million in security assistance to Ukraine, including more long-range rocket systems, U.S. officials said on Thursday.


You can view our full calendar here.

🍺 The Pamphleteer hosts Bar Hours on the third Thursday of every month at Lucky's 3 Star Bar from 6-8 PM. The first ten guests get drinks on the company tab.

🎪 Check out our favorite driving distance festivals this summer - Redneck Rumble in Lebanon this weekend, see us there.

👨🏻‍🌾 The Pamphleteer farmer's market guide.

👂 Listen to The Pamphleteer's Picks, a playlist of the bands featured in this week's calendar.


📷 Flea Market @ The Fairgrounds, 8a, Free, Info

🏎 Southern Survival @ Music City Raceway, 9a, $15, Info
+ Big drag racing weekend in Goodletsville

🎻 The Cowpokes @ Acme Feed & Seed, 12p, Free, Info

🎺 Music of John Coltrane @ Rudy's Jazz Room, 5:30p, $14, Info

🍀 Live Irish Music @ McNamara’s Irish Pub, 6p, Free, Info

🎸 Kelly’s Heroes @ Robert’s Western World, 6:30p, Free, Info

🏎 Nascar Ally 400 Cup Series @ Nashville Superspeedway, 7p, $11+, Info

🕸 The Goonies @ Full Moon Cineplex, 7p, $8, Info

🤖 Kraftwerk @ The Ryman, 7p, $29+, Info

🎸 12 Against Nature: A Steely Dan Experience @ 3rd & Lindsley, 8p $20, Info

🕯 The Altars & Evil Twin @ The Cobra, 8p, Free, Info
+ Bring earplugs


📷 Flea Market @ The Fairgrounds, 8a, Free, Info

🏎 Caffeine & Chrome @ Gateway Classic Cars, 9a, Free, Info

🏎 Southern Survival @ Music City Raceway, 9a, $15, Info
+ Big drag racing weekend in Goodletsville

🎙 Musicians Corner @ Centennial Park, 12p, Free, Info
+ Ellisa Sun goes on at 4

🌱 Plant Swap @ Turnip Green Creative Reuse, 12p, Free, Info‌‌‌‌

🏎 Nascar Ally 400 Cup Series @ Nashville Superspeedway, 2:30p, $11+, Info

🎙 Blackberry Jam @ Boyd Mill Farm, 4:30p, $10, Info

🍀 Live Irish Music @ McNamara’s Irish Pub, 6p, Free, Info

🎸 Kelly’s Heroes @ Robert’s Western World, 6:30p, Free, Info

🏆 Monster Jam @ Nissan Stadium, 7p, $20, Info

🎺 Big Band Dance Lessons @ Centennial park 7:30p, Free, Info

🚨 Eprom @ Eastside Bowl, 9p, $25, Info
+ For all you ravers


📷 Flea Market @ The Fairgrounds, 8a, Free, Info

🏎 Southern Survival @ Music City Raceway, 9a, $15, Info
+ Big drag racing weekend in Goodlettsville

🎻 Bluegrass Brunch @ Von Elrod's, 10a, Info

🏎 Nascar Ally 400 Cup Series @ Nashville Superspeedway, 4p, $11+, Info

🎅🏽  Santa's Ice Cold Pickers @ Santa's Pub, 7p, Free, No Info‌‌

⚡️ Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night @ 3rd & Lindsley, 8p, $15, Info


🎹 Steely Dan @ First Bank Amphitheater, (7/13), $34+, Info

🏜 Hiatus Kaiyote @ Marathon Music Works, (8/14), $35+, Info

🐂 Professional Bull Riding @ Bridgestone, (8/19-21), $20+ Info

🐖 Roger Waters @ Bridgestone, (8/27), $39, Info

🎹 Stereolab @ Marathon Music Works, (9/6), $35, Info

🎸 My Morning Jacket @ Ascend Amphitheater, (9/23), $22.88, Info

🎸 Smashing Pumpkins @ Bridgestone Arena, (10/10), $133+, Info



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