Weekend shows/Ben Franklin beer quote

August 6, 2010

You’ve probably heard the Ben Franklin quote, “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Sadly, I did a little research today and found out that quote is actually not accurate. It’s a derivation of a quote from a letter Franklin wrote to Andre Morellet in 1779. The real quote is:

Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.

As a beer lover, it was kind of saddening to learn this, but oh well. (Via this about.com article)

Now for some shows to catch this weekend.

Before we get to the individual days, I’ll mention that Little Hamilton is throwing YES FEST all weekend. There’s a shit ton of bands, and you can also get special weekend passes. There’s too much for me to mention here, so if you want to know more about YES FEST, check out Nashville’s Dead.

FRIDAY:

The Protomen, Makeup & Vanity Set, and Magic Hammer @ 12th & Porter. 9pm

Andrew Combs CD release show with Caitlin Rose, Rayland Baxter, and Giving Tree @ The Basement. 9pm

SATURDAY:

Unknown Hinson @ Exit/In. 9pm

Powerload (AC/DC tribute) w/ Magnet School, Alcohol Stuntband, and Dirtbot @ FooBar. 9pm

Black 13 Tattoo parlor’s 2-year bday party w/ Autovaughn, Hillbilly Casino, Madi Diaz, and Plumb.

Megan and I will also be at the Arcade Fire show at the Ryman on Monday. (I’m taking pics for the Scene.)

Have a great weekend!



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