200YTL’s Liberty Bowl/Memphis Road Trip Mix

Tue, Dec 22, 2009

Featured, Football, Pirate Club, Tailgating

If you are both a football and a music fan, you must make the Liberty Bowl trip to go see the Pirates play the Razorbacks. There is nothing like it. I was lucky to be able to get down to Memphis for New Year’s Eve last year and make the Bluff City Ball with a bunch of Pirate friends to see the North Mississippi All-Stars, Lucero, Amy LaVere and the late Jim Dickinson at the Orpheum Theatre. It was a blast and then headed down to Beale Street after the show to celebrate the New Year with a bunch of other fellow Pirates while our feet were ten feet off of it.

tcb at the orpheum

I know the budget may be tight but as my good friend, Big Erv, likes to say, “You can’t put a price tag on memories” and there is no doubt in my mind that making the trip to the 2010 Autozone Liberty Bowl will be memorable to say the least. Just like barbecue, you can find good music about anywhere in Memphis. It is the home of Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes, Howlin’ Wolf and some guy named Elvis just to name a few. Most people think of Nashville is the mecca of music in Tennessee but let me quote a Texas singer-songwriter named Cory Morrow: “Nashville sucks.” However, NashvillePirate doesn’t and he sent along a great list of places to check out live music at in Memphis.

You can stumble in to any bar and catch some awesome tunes. I walked into a place near B.B. King’s and heard a bad ass Johnny Cash cover band and then heard dueling pianos (where they played the ECU fight song and Kentucky fight song depending on which fan paid them the most money) at some place whose name eludes me due to alcohol consumption.

brinson on beale street

If you are worried about the long drive, the editors of 200 Years Too Late have tossed together a playlist that you can download through LaLa to listen to on CD or through a mp3 player. We hope you enjoy it! Go Pirates! ( didn’t have the ECU fight song…sorry):

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  1. David Says:

    gd, and your boy wonder sickeidk jagshouse, when all of sudden did Patrick Pinckney turn into the second coming of Jeff Blake? What in the wide world of sports did he do this past weekend that has the Reflector and the N&O writing stories about him. Yeah, nice little game, no TD’s, and suddenly he’s ready to go to the Rose Bowl and whip the Trojans. He’s a freshman, allright we got it, so is T.J. Yates. They’re both young, and both kids games could go in the crapper at anytime. BTW gd, what is your fascination with T.J. getting taken, or knocked out of the game. Did he turn down a scholly from EZU or something. You really need to find a release dude, all this hypertension can’t be good for you.

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