City of Music
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February 11th, 2007 – by: Seetwist
I went to Union Station and went inside (I was supposed to pick up my host at the Greyhound station, and I thought this was it) and started taking pictures. It's a really cool place. I walked upstairs, downstairs, outside and all around the building. They were humping cars out in the train yard, so I went and watched that for a bit, and then hopped back into the car and drove around looking at the area around the station.
My host arrived around 9:15 or so, and as we drove to his place, he showed me Music Row, where BMG, ASCAP and dozens upon dozens of record labels were located. It was cool seeing all the small indie labels that I recognized sitting right next door to big hitters. We cruised through the streets and finally wound up at the house. I was pretty beat, but we stayed up and watched part of the Grammys and I caught up on things that I had missed during my trip (for instance, I had no idea that Anna Nicole Smith was dead). I crashed around 1:30 or so and passed out until 8 in the morning.
My host took me to a nice coffee shop near Vanderbilt college in the morning and we chatted about everything from music to Libertarianism as we watched the pretty southern belles walk by.
I pulled off in Mufreesboro/Murfreesboro/that town that locals call "Murphy's Burough" and got stuck there for close to 2 hours. Couldn't get a gas pump that worked, traffic was horrible... I didn't even get back on the highway until 4:30... A word of caution to fellow travelers: Stay away from that town. Not a bad place, but it's easy to get stuck there for a LOOOONG time (I wonder if some of the folks who lived were people like me, who pulled over to get gas and couldn't get back out.)
Next stop, ATLANTA!!!
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