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HubFest VII in Heritage Park Spring is finally arriving, and with it the classic American outdoor festival. HubFest delivers on all fronts with a flag ceremony, pony rides, and an apple pie contest, just to name a few. Heritage Park in East Brainerd is expecting up to 4,000 people this year, and for good reason. Kids and families can pay a visit to the petting zoo and or take in the retro fashion show by Collective Clothing. And there’s a Mother’s Day marketplace for any forgetful folks out there to find something perfect (if lastminute) for Mom. Boy Scout Troop 69 will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs, and all the fixins throughout the festival. The Dismembered Tennesseeans will be headlining the shindig, with the River City Red Hots Brass Band and the Scenic City Dance Studio, in addition to several other local acts. Elevenyear-old Nicholas Hickman will be dazzling the crowd with his rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.” While you’re listening, you can head to any of the several ac-


tivities, including a mobile gaming van, bocce ball lessons, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry making. HubFest will be held at Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Facebook page at ChattanoogaEAC or facebook. com/pages/Hubfest-at-HeritagePark. —Katey Alegre

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Sign up now for fresh veg all summer In case you didn’t know, “CSA” stands for “Community Supported Agriculture,” and now is the time for all good local foodniks to come to the aid of their local farms by subscribing to a CSA from your favorite farmer. Each week, you’ll get a box of fruits and vegetables fresh off the land— you’ll have no problem getting your “Five A Day” with a CSA. The easiest way to pick the farm you’d like to support is to visit Gaining Ground’s website at and check out their CSA sign-up page. Thirty area farms are listed,

along with a description of produce items raised and farming methods used on each, plus a little inside information. Other groovy local food events are also listed by Gaining Ground and it’s our guess they’ll be announcing another free localfoods cookbook for the summer, so stay hungry, my friends. —Janis Hashe

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Phone In Health Help for Others Take a look in your junk drawer. A few old cell phones hanging out in there? Practice spring cleaning and random acts of kindness by donating them (with free shipping) to Medic Mobile. A recent post from The Daily Good profiled Medic Mobile, a nonprofit organization “seeking to advance rural healthcare networks in the developing world by implementing sustainable, appropriate technologies with mobile phones.” The donated phones help patients and community health workers connect to clinics for emergency care, medicine, maternal care, and infectious disease support. The project is called “Hope Phones.” According to Mobile Medic

themselves, they will take any phone, working or not, and they don’t need chargers or accessories. “Our recycling partner erases all data through a certified and secure process,” their site states. Your phones will not be sent directly to people in the field. Instead, the phones are refurbished for sale or recycled safely. Hope Phones receives the value of each recycled phone to purchase new mobile technology for the field. A tax deduction is available for larger donations, so if your company is cleaning mobile house, let them know about this project. Says the site: “If Hope Phones can recycle just 1 percent of disposed phones each year, we can outfit 1 million health workers, improving the lives of 50 million people.” Not bad for spring clean-

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Gimme the GIG Beginning May 13, GIGTANK will again give entrepreneurs and specialists a chance to reinvent the future, from gaming systems to mobile security. GIGTANK 2013 is made up of eight teams and 15 specialists operating on the Smart Grid. Watch the Co-Lab blog, Facebook page and Twitter for events open to entrepreneurs and the public this summer. —K.A.

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s the new city council settles down to work, its seven new members, including new Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem, working with the two returning incumbents, will begin prioritizing goals from among the many challenges and opportunities confronting the city. The Pulse asked Hakeem four key questions about the next four years. Here are the questions and his responses. The Pulse: What do you see as the main priorities in the next four years for the City Council? Yusuf Hakeem: Improving constituent services, transparency of council actions, maximizing the use of tax dollars in order to not cut services, and greater opportunity for all of our citizens to build a stable future for themselves. TP: What proposals do you think will be brought to the table in the near future? YH: Economic shuttle service to and from jobs and places of higher education, secondchance opportunities for people who have turned their lives around, and engaging citizens for their buy-in for commonsense change. TP: The council just approved Mayor Berke’s proposed changes to city government

I believe part of the message citizens were sending is that gridlock between the mayor and city council or between council members is not an option…The people believe that working together works.

structure, but you told him he will now have to make good on it. How cooperative do you see this council being with the mayor and his plans? YH: The other half of my comments was that we are in this together. If we are successful, then the citizens we all represent will be successful. I have no doubt that there will be

a cooperative working relationship between Mayor Berke and the city council. We are also mindful that the council is not a rubber stamp for the city administration. TP: Do you think Chattanoogans were sending a message to the council when they did not re-elect several members? What was the message? YH: I believe part of the message citizens were sending is that gridlock between the mayor and city council or between council members is not an option. The people want results from their local government on crime, education, employment and business development, among their many priorities. The people believe that working together works.

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pulled up on the parking lot of the Econo Lodge and I’ll be damned but if the guy the dispatcher described wasn’t just stumbling out of a first-floor room and entering the parking lot. White male, shoulder-length brown hair, wearing an unbuttoned dark plaid shirt and jeans, with or without a very scared hooker. “Boom,” I said to myself. There was also mention he was armed with a black pistol. Ah, “drugs.” He looked like he’d just finished watching a pit bull make it with a basketball (something I happen to know quite a bit about, actually) and the basketball handed it a twenty for its trouble. One eye was opened larger than the other and he wasn’t focusing on anything in front of him, but rather on a horrible image in his mind that he was still trying to process. Oh, make no mistake—I wasn’t sure that’s what he’d seen (those kinds of hookers are actually difficult to find in this town), but that was “the look” all the same, and if I was 90


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percent focused when I arrived on the scene, I edged it up to 100 percent when my left foot hit the ground from my nowopen car door as I saw this. “Show me your hands, sir, then let’s talk this out.” My gun came over the top of the door frame as I said these words. (It’s the second mouse that gets the cheese, after all, and I was NOT about to be the first mouse in this scenario.) My words shook him from his fugue state. He looked up at me stupidly, and after a few seconds, he raised his hands over his head in compliance. “Good,” I thought, and as his

shirt raised up to expose his midriff, by God, there was what appeared to be a black pistol in his waistband. (I was running at 125 percent now.) “Hands up. Hands up, friend.” My eyes narrowed as I prepared to approach to close the distance; backup was a ways off (I love you, Brainerd) and I wasn’t looking to anger him (the “friend” bit was psychologically intentional), but I also wasn’t going to let him get the idea he could run while I stood behind a car door, leaving me wondering where the hell he was with a pistol…so moving toward him to take control it was. And before I took my first side-step around my car door, he said, “Oh, is this about the gun? I’ll give it to you.” “NO!” I yelled in the deepest voice I had. “Don’t touch it. Hands in the air. Do not move. Do NOT touch that gun.” “It’s right here,” he said, and damn if he didn’t start to lower his hands to reach for it. “STOP! Don’t move! Do NOT touch that gun!” I enunciated each word as if I were in a spelling bee. (150 percent now.) “It’s OK, it’s right here, I’ll give it to you.” His hands continued to reach down, and now I started to apply pressure to the trigger. “NO! DON’T TOUCH IT! DO NOT TOUCH THAT GUN!” He just looked at me stupidly, head cocked to the side, and his left hand gripped the bottom of his untucked shirt to lift it higher as his right hand moved towards the gun…

The world around me ceased to exist beyond a four-foot perimeter of light around my customer; tunnel vision had kicked in, and all I saw in this universe was that man’s torso (HANDS!) and the sight posts of my duty weapon. The picture was changing though; I was confused until I realized I was seeing the hammer coming back, back, back… The backdrop was good (no pedestrians, houses, nuns), the gun was clearly there, I had given multiple commands, and then of course there was his race (oh yes, I said it, because even black officers are racists when black suspects are shot, and you race-baiters out there can eat a specially prepared turd for causing cops to hesitate in life and death moments like these). The news broadcasts were running in my mind, and—OH, he’s finally reached the gun and is pulling it out of his waistline, here it goes, will I hear the shots, I wonder? …And he drops it. Son of a bitch drops it. The pistol clacks and skitters when it hits the pavement at his feet, and he again raises his hands about the time a second patrol car skids to a halt on the lot. It’s all over but the hyperventilation risk now. Twelve seconds. That entire transaction took place in less than 12 seconds. Life happens pretty quickly, you know? Ends that way, too, especially when you’re drunk and stupid. But not tonight. (There’s a lesson in there, folks, but I won’t spoil it for you. Enjoy.) • Alex Teach is a police officer of nearly 20 years experience. The opinions expressed are his own. Follow him on Facebook at


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curious structure has emerged from the woods behind Niedlov’s. Sporting an L-shaped roofline, lots of windows and a swooping side panel that has a critter with a martini on it, The Flying Squirrel is a gaze-magnet drawing double takes from several vantage points on Main Street.

It’s one of two new Southside anchors that, although planned and developed separately, seem like a matched set perfectly situated to amp up the energy of Main Street a few more notches. Enzo’s is not just the grocery store grail of every in-town neighborhood, but also has a full kitchen and ample indoor and outdoor seating that’s made for people-watching on Main. Although The Flying Squirrel restaurant-bar is an extension of The Crash Pad hostel a block off of Main, it is designed not just to serve hostel guests, but to engage the neighborhood and to fully reintegrate that formerly decrepit block into the urban street grid. I talked about the Squirrel recently with its designer, architect Thomas Palmer. “It’s a very interesting little part of the Southside,” said Palmer. “It was just an overgrown lot with a couple old buildings, completely forgotten about.” Both The Crash Pad, which opened in 2010, and The Flying Squirrel were conceived as serving more than one purpose.

“The Crash Pad is more of a social place, not just a place to sleep. It needed an outdoor living room, which is where the idea of a pavilion came about,” said Palmer. The accompanying park-like lawn has been embraced by the neighborhood as much as hostel guests for lounging and flinging Frisbees. In keeping with The Crash Pad’s outdoor orientation, The Flying Squirrel was designed to blur the distinction between inside and out. “We were able to open it up with large garage doors, and doors and windows, and lots of glass and connect it urbanistically on the street,” said Palmer. ‘We put it on the sidewalk so that people walking on the sidewalk could engage people sitting in the restaurant. There’s not a lot of barrier between indoors and outdoors.” Palmer’s architectural design of The Flying Squirrel takes a lot of cues from Chattanooga’s industrial past, including using steel trusses to create a framework. “I felt like it needed to have the same materiality of metal that’s usually enclosing a shoptype space and then start to

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peel it away to create that visual openness of the building,” he said. The building’s front includes a curving shape somewhere between awning, wall and roof that seems to be lifting away to expose a wall of windows beneath. It also serves as a sunshade for the entire southern exposure and a shelter for outdoor seating. Designs for The Crash Pad and The Flying Squirrel were created by Palmer and former partner architect Blythe Bailey, who just joined Mayor Andy Berke’s administration to lead the new Department of Transportation. Bailey designed The Crash Pad building when he worked for River Street Architecture, with Palmer designing the pavilion and landscaping. Roles were reversed for The Flying Squirrel, with Palmer designing the building and Bailey—then part of Palmer’s firm—being instrumental in siting the building and designing how it works with the street. Both former partners are passionate about not just architecture—the design of buildings—but about urban design, which focuses on the public spaces that are created by buildings and that serve as the glue the binds disparate buildings into a city.

“I tend to think of a city street as the living room of the city,” said Palmer. “It’s where all activity occurs between different people. It is the gathering place of the city.” The effect of adding Enzo’s and The Flying Squirrel is not just having more things to do. It strengthens the neighborhood by putting more people on the street, according to Palmer. “You reach a point where now that all these people are on the street, they all know each other. That’s what builds community, that’s what builds strength. They will do things for one another that most people won’t do in a community that is completely disconnected.” Palmer studied architecture at Auburn University under the late Samuel Mockbee, an influential teacher whose Rural Studio created homes and “shelter for the soul” for the rural poor. “He’s the one who taught me you are affecting community well beyond the lifespan of whatever company or person is in the building you design,” he said. “It becomes part of the community or city or town that you’re in. It needs to have a positive effect.”

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THU05.09 MUSIC Tim and Myles Thompson • Tim’s a champion fingerstyle guitarist and Myles is his fiddle-playing son who rounds out this Americana-Jazz duo. 7:30 p.m. • Barking Legs Theater 1307 Dodds Ave. •

MUSIC Matthew Shipp Trio • When Henry Rollins calls you a visionary, you must be doing something right.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society and Flying Fingers Productions are bringing one of the most respected and influential jazz artists touring today to Barking Legs for a rare visit to the South. 8 p.m. • Barking Legs Theatre • 1307 Dodds Ave. • (423) 624-5347 •




Sound and Image in the Jazz and Beyond: An Exploration of Music and Art • Mid-20th-century art and sound as reflected by works in the Hunter Collection 6:00 p.m. • Hunter Museum, 10 Bluff View Ave.


• Chattanooga’s psychobilly faves and the swingin’est showstoppers from Nashville. 10 p.m. • Rhythm & Brews • 221 Market St. •

THEATER “The Divine Sister” • A naughty comic spoof of all of your favorite nun movies. Don’t bring the kids! 8 p.m. • Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. •

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• Coolidge Park transforms into an arts festival like no other, hosting over 50 artists displaying and making available for purchase art of every type from sculpture, painging, and glasswork to photography, textiles and metalworking. There will be music, delicious food and plenty of space to park your butt and people-watch . 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. • Coolidge Park, Northshore waterfront (423) 413-8999 •

• Food, a cash bar and the WTM Blues Band in the most beautiful of settings. 7:30 p.m. • Hunter Museum 10 Bluff View Ave. • (423) 267-0968

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Springtime at Finley Stadium, and the smell of soccer is in the air again. On Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., a large crowd will gather to watch the boys in blue and white race up and down the pitch chasing a round black-and-white ball. But first the crowd will be treated to a rowdy parade of dozens of people filing into the stadium. They’ll settle into one end of the place, where they will accompany the match with a variety of hoots, hollers, songs, chants, drumming and blasts on vuvuzelas.

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Clearly, these people are having way too much fun. Meet the Chattahooligans, superfans of both the Chattanooga Football Club and Chattanooga itself. Bill Bolen has been there from the beginning. “I became involved once I heard there would be a team in Chattanooga,” Bolen says. “I wanted to make sure the team had a vocal supporters’ group. I got together with a few friends I thought might

be interested, we formed a group and chose a name, ‘The Chattahooligans.’ Then we started to spread the word about the group and the team.” In Europe, as sports fans know, the “hooligans,” particularly the English ones, are not regarded as a positive force in the game of football. But as Bolen explains it, the whole idea behind the Chattahooligans has always been team support and a party atmosphere. “For me, that’s the most fun way to watch a sporting event, jumping up and down, cheering on the

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home team, waving flags, jeering the visiting team,” he says. The jeering, which can escalate to harassment in Europe, is all good-natured here, he says—although it can have an effect. “There was a game against Atlanta, where we had a good, loud crowd and set as a goal to get under the skin of the Atlanta coach,” he says. “I think we did our job. He eventually was ejected from the sideline.” Bolen brought in friend and improv theatre colleague Kevin Bartolomucci, who, as an enormous man in a Viking outfit, is hard to miss at CFC matches. Unlike Bolen, “I am not a sports fan at all,” Bartolomucci says. But after attending a US vs. Paraguay game and then a US vs. Canada match, he began to see the appeal of both soccer and soccer fandom. “It was all positive energy,” he says. “At the Canada game, the US fans began chanting, ‘Where’s our syrup?’ I feed off that crowd energy.” Now, he says, “I take great pride in being an original Chattahooligan,” and has discovered that soccer is “nonstop action, which makes it fun to watch.” Bolen, Bartolomucci and others use their improv skills to create songs and chants on the spot to match what is happening on the field. “Once the group sang ‘Darth Vader’s Theme’ for over a minute… and if someone gets ejected, they get to hear ‘Hit the Road, Jack,’” says Bartolomucci. “Once we get started, we do not shut up.”

Chattahooligan Galen Riley, like many Americans, was a diehard American football fan who began to pay more attention to soccer during the run-up to the World Cup and the Olympics. In summer 2009, he attended a CFC match, only to notice a group of “crazy people having a lot more fun than I was.” Riley meandered over to see what they were up to and is now a confirmed convert to Chattahooliganism. “We are intentionally not violent or vulgar. What we like to say is that we are incredibly rowdy but proudly PC,” he says, explaining that the group sees itself as promoting Chattanooga as well as the CFC. Membership, which basically just means showing up and sitting with the group, has grown exponentially, and “at the last home game, there were about 250 people sitting with us,” he says, of which more than a third are women. CFC loves their Chattahooligans

“It’s so great what they do,” says Krue Brock, CFC director. “We wanted to give Chattanooga something else to cheer about,” and no one is cheering more than this group. “The players absolutely appreciate it,” he says. “Most of them say they have never played for a team that has support like this.” “We usually have at least a dozen people going to away games as well, “ says Riley.

“We dominate the stands there…we heard one opposing coach said that his team needed people tailgating in the parking lot that weren’t from Chattanooga.” “They create a rhythm that coincides with the rhythm of the game,” says Brock. “It adds a layer of complexity.” He notes that the crowds for CFC games are very diverse, encompassing various age, economic and national demographics and that the Chattahooligans increasingly represent that also. “You can learn from other cultures about how to cheer,” he says. Brock also notes that at least two sponsors last season came in because they appreciated the Chattahooligans’ enthusiasm. “The players say that a crowd behind them can make a difference in the outcome,” says Riley. “When we shout ‘Chatta,” the rest of the crowd responds ‘Nooga!’ And we can see that some of our taunts to the other team sometimes raise a smile or a chuckle from the players.”

CFC’s coach, who got in the habit of coming out to the tailgate for a hotdog—which quickly became a superstition, says Riley, in which the coach was presented with a ceremonial lucky hot dog. “The players were asking the coach before the match, ‘Did you have your hot dog?’” “If you want to, dress up,” says Bartolomucci. “Or you can just wear CFC colors, or just come as you are. It only costs $5 to get in to see a match—it’s some of the cheapest fun in Chattanooga.” “We’re hoping for 5,000 people for the opening match,” says Brock. “It would be great to see 1,000 of them jumping in with the Chattahooligans.” If so, expect to hear them all the way to the Aquarium on Saturday night. The group’s Facebook page, TheChattahooligans, recently posted: “Harbor Freight has cowbells for $2.99 and restocks on Monday. If someone wants to buy ’em out and donate them to Galen for giveaways at Finley, we wouldn’t mind one bit.”

Tailgating Chattahooligan style

One of the best ways to join the group, which is open to anyone, is to join their tailgating party in Finley’s North parking lot from 4 p.m. on for night games. “It’s gotten so we coordinate a bit on who’s bringing what,” says Riley, “but everyone is welcome. Just bring something to share!” The tradition last year extended to

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• Musician Beck is already a fan of this three-piece band from Nashville. He shared their music video for his latest “Song Reader” on his Facebook page of more than million fans. Milktooth recently finished recording their sophomore EP, Wild Before Our Eyes and they are ready to share it with Chattanooga. THU 05.09 • 9 p.m. • The Honest Pint • 35 Patten Pkwy. • (423) 468-4192 •

8 p.m. Barking Legs Theatre, 1307 Dodds Ave. (423) 624-5347 Crass Mammoth 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia, 231 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-1400 Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits 8 p.m. Nightfall at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Southlander

8 p.m. Acoustic Café, 61 RBC Dr., Ringgold, Ga. (706) 965-2065 Arson 9 p.m. The Backyard Grille, 4021 Hixson Pike. (423) 486-1369 backyardgrillechattanooga. com Crossfire 9 p.m. SkyZoo, 5709 Lee Hwy. (423) 468-4533 The Pool 9:30 p.m. Sugar’s Ribs, 507 Broad St. (423) 508-8956 Well Strung Band 10 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar, 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878 Strung Like a Horse w/ Magnola Sons and Lost River Cavemen 10 p.m. Rhythm & Brews,

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lyle lovett • There are country musicians, jazz musicians and folk musicians, but rarely has there been one musician who incorporates all three styles into one inimitable cohesive whole. Lyle Lovett is one of the few who have taken these styles and infused them with swing, gospel and Americana blues to create a musical landscape that is as spacious and wide-open as his Texas homeland. His latest album, Release Me, spent several weeks at the top of the Americana charts after its February release, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that shows not only the breadth of this legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences. TUE 05.14 • 8 p.m. • Tivoli Theater • 709 Broad St. • (423) 642-TIXS •


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Between the Sleeves record reviews • ernie paik


he consistently great Messthetics series, documenting forgotten or never-known-in-the-firstplace recordings from the D.I.Y./ post-punk era of the late ’70s/early ’80s, demonstrates that that period of time yielded a treasure trove of unheralded material, Beach Fossils and it causes this Clash the Truth writer to question (Captured Tracks) the need for revivalists to blatantly borrow certain elements as an aesthetic choice, although it’s a shortcut that frequently works on suckers—this writer included. The new album Clash the Truth from Beach Fossils, the project of Dustin Payseur, goes beyond mere hints regarding its inf luences, evoking recordings on the British label Factory Records circa 1980, instead of previously bringing to mind the pop-oriented Sarah Records on its 2011 mini-album What a Pleasure. The group benefits from the use of a real drummer, Tommy Gardner, instead of a drum machine on preceding releases, who pushes the band forward and provides subtle, yet interesting pattern variations. As before, the sound and execution is clean and purposeful, but it’s less dreamy than before and more kinetic; actually, interest and attention starts slipping when the band strays away from the upbeat approach. For the most part, each track gets to the point and then gets out of the way, with the opening title track being Exhibit A, with a gripping attack, peaking with spoken bursts until its conclusion. “Generational Synthetic” allows the listener to ride its momentum with galloping drums, and “Shallow,” one of the album’s highlights, keeps up the rhythmic urgency alongside its chiming guitars. “Careless” is marked with a specific electric guitar timbre and small, taut melodies, and again, the unrelenting drumming with furious cymbal hits provides a great boost. While the recording is controlled and precise, it approaches the group’s live execution more than any previous release without quite reaching the band’s breathtaking live spontaneity, which can erupt out of the pop structures. It’s an album of balanced stylistic appropriations, conveying energy with a straight face that hides the smile it wants to show.

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orgive this writer, who can’t help but think of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercials where two people bump into each other, mixing their chocolate and peanut butter, being “two great tastes that taste great together.” Conway and Loretta had Dawn McCarthy & it, and it worked Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy for Robert Plant What the Brothers and Allison Sang Krause on Rais(Drag City) ing Sand. These are duo-vocal blends that are more than the sum of their parts, and the new album What the Brothers Sang from Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy spotlights another striking combination. While Raising Sand featured the lesser-known Everly Brothers tune “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On),” What the Brothers Sang entirely consists of songs recorded by the Everly Brothers and features none of their biggest hits except for the b-side “Devoted to You” which cracked the American Top 10 pop chart. Dawn McCarthy is the haunting singer and songwriter behind the theatrical, compelling duo Faun Fables, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy—a.k.a. Will Oldham, the fellow behind Palace in the ’90s—has never sounded better or more conventional, shedding some idiosyncratic vocal tics of his past while not sounding entirely refined and spotless. The album takes little time to dig its hooks in, with the opener “Breakdown” delivering a glorious song swell within its first minute, with McCarthy channeling a little Sandy Denny with her simultaneously hearty and tender vocals. The often understated arrangements serve the songs well, from the finger-picked guitar and mandolin lines on “Empty Boxes” to the pedal steel and string wisps on “It’s All Over.” A perfect balance and tone is reached on “Poems, Prayers and Promises,” while the full-band number with drum backing, “Just What I Was Looking For,” ambles along like an evening promenade. It’s a beautifully recorded album, bereft of irony; both artists have had more challenging releases, but sometimes a simple pleasure like What the Brothers Sang just hits the spot.

The Past and Future of the Great American Rock Band all either came from gangs or wanted to look and act that way.” But, he feels, rock far too quickly become all about money. While on the surface it appeared dangerous, it was designed to be only offensive enough to garner attention, to sell records without actually alienating the mass audience. “I suspect Led Zeppelin wasn’t as much about debauchery as people think,” he says. “They worked way too hard. What they probably had was a good publicist.” And in many ways it’s even worse for today’s rock stars. “Stars used to go to Palm Springs for their debauchery, away from the media,” Svenonius says. “Now, they can’t go anywhere.” Which is one of the reasons he feels the modern rock band is veering ever closer to becoming merely totemistic, in imminent danger of outliving its usefulness. Which is something he earnestly wants to change, if not prevent outright. Supernatural Strategies is his reaction to the diminishment of rock bands, an instructional guide that doubles as a warning device, a philosophical text, and an exercise in terror. Along the way, Svenonius also willfully and somewhat gleefully punctures many of the preconceived notions about rock music. In the ’50s, when rock separated itself from blues and country by taking elements from each and adding its own essence, the biggest fear reaction from mainstream society was about sex. Elvis’s pelvis was going to lead to mass corruption of the innocent teens of America, to use one

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an Svenonius’s voicemail message is an excerpt from an old 45 recording of Gilligan’s Island star Jim Bacchus soliciting ideas for the perfect Christmas party. The underground writer and longtime indie musician remembers a time when everything was recorded on vinyl, no matter how important or unimportant it may have been. “I miss 45s,” Svenonius says. “They used to put out everything on 45s and then the powers-that-be decided that CDs were the thing and 45s become forgotten.” The author of the underbeginning their musical journey. ground classic The Psychic So“Our parent culture isn’t horriviet is back with his much-anticfied by rock-n-roll anymore,” he ipated follow-up, Supernatural says. “In fact, they want to perStrategies for Making a Rock petuate it. I wrote the book not ’n’ Roll Group, in which he dives just as a ‘how-to’ of how to creinto a number of equally controate a real rock band, but also as versial and thought-provoking a socio-economic warning. We topics, ranging from the influlive in an apocalyptic culture. ence of street gangs Everyone seems to on the structure of expect everything rock groups, to how to end, and our pop rock-n-roll, far from culture mirrors being a sexually libthat,” he says. erating force is actu“Rock-n-roll was ally a tool of sexual started by outlaws. GARY POOLE repression, to how Many of the biggest the corporatization names came from and monetization of rock has street gangs, and they created been harnessed as a propaganda groups modeled on the same instrument against Socialist idestructure,” Svenonius explains. ology. “They were outside of the law. He was driven to write SuThe Beatles in Hamburg dressed pernatural Strategies to help like a motorcycle gang, John combat the “school of rock” inPhillips from The Mamas & The doctrination of kids who are just Papas was a street tough—they


well-known example. Svenonius doesn’t buy it, and says if anything, the reverse is true. “Rock-n-roll is not about sex, it’s about sexual repression,” he explains. “It displaces sexual energy into something unattainable. You could scream at The Beatles, but you weren’t going to [have sex with] them.” He also communes with dead rock stars; Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones and Jim Morrison, to name a few. Which, understandably, gives Supernatural Strategies a rather unique place in the annals of rock literature. He believes that listening to “Louie, Louie” composer Richard Berry expostulate on how a nation “founded on the ideas of individualism, rebellion, evangelism, white supremacy, black slavery, expulsion of native peoples, expansionism, and commerce” all play a part in the formation of the U.S.’s primary and arguably greatest cultural export, he has been able to tap into a more complete picture of rock than the normal “myopic critic or historian egghead” would be able to achieve. Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group is not an easy book. It’s not technically difficult to read—far from it. What it does do is make you step back and think (maybe for the first time) about what rockn-roll really is…and is not.

Rock-n-roll is not about sex, it’s about sexual repression . . .You could scream at The Beatles, but you weren’t going to [have sex with] them.

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Arts & Entertainment Thu 05.09 Ooltewah Farmers Market 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., 5829 Main St. (423) 238-9775 East Lake Health Celebration by TENNderCARE 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. East Lake Community Center, 3601 Dodds Ave. (423) 209-8071, CMS/TennderCare.aspx Sound and Image in the Jazz and Beyond: An Exploration of Music and Art 6 p.m. Hunter Museum, 10 Bluff View Ave. (423) 267-0968 “Stacey” Film Screening 7 p.m. Coolidge Park,

FRI 05.10 Go Red for Women 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. (423) 763-4403 Spring Family Sleep in the Deep 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. (423) 267-3474, Cookies and Cocktails 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Lindsay Street Hall, 906 Lindsay St. Casino Royale - A Fish and Chips Event 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. (423) 266-6918, “Stacey” Film Screening 7 p.m. Signal Mountain High School, 2650 Sam Powell Dr. “All in the Timing” 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga,

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5600 Brainerd Rd. (423) 987-5141, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. (423) 267-8534, Blues on the Bluff 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Hunter Museum, 10 Bluff View Ave. (423) 267-0968, “The Divine Sister” 8 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. (423) 267-8534, Chattanooga Ballet’s “Swan Lake” 8 p.m. UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. (423) 425-4269 Big Eddie Caylor 8 p.m. The Comedy Catch, 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233, Mike Smith 9:30 p.m. Vaudeville Cafe, 138 Market St. (423) 517-1839,

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sat 05.11 Walk 4 Hearing 9 a.m.- noon. Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 894-3138, Bike Day 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. (423) 821-1160, Artist Sharon Evans Meet and Greet 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Gallery on Main, 500 Main St. (423) 337-7400 HubFest 2013 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Rd., Hubfest-at-Heritage-Park “The iPlay” 10:30 a.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. (423) 267-8534, Traditional English Tea Party at The Humphreys House 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. (423) 821-1160, Another Gorgeous Evening 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tennessee RiverPlace, 3104 Scenic Waters Ln. (423) 266-0314, A Night to Remember 7 p.m. – midnight. Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. (423) 266-8658, “All in the Timing” 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, 5600 Brainerd Rd. (423) 987-5141 “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre,

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Horton Hears A Who-Fest As they say in New Orleans: Who Dat? In this case, the answer’s simple: Winder Binder Gallery is bringing the wild and wacky Who-Fest Folk Art Festival back to Coolidge Park on the Northshore on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Originally produced in Atlanta, Who-Fest moved to Chattanooga in 2007 and is celebrating its seventh year as one of the city’s most popular (and relaxed) art festivals. Expect to see 50-80 local, regional and national artists hanging out in their booths and more than ready to chat with you about what they do and how. By buying directly from them, you help to support the folks working in folk, outsider, visionary, and self-taught art. Highly original sculpture, painting, glass, metalworking, jewelry, pottery, furniture, photography and textiles will all be on view. With outsider art as popular as it now is, you

400 River St. (423) 267-8534, Chattanooga Ballet’s “Swan Lake” 8 p.m. UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. (423) 425-4269 “The Divine Sister” 8 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 Big Eddie Caylor 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch, 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233,

sun 05.12 Who-Fest 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Coolidge Park, Northshore waterfront,, (423) 413-8999 Mother’s Day at The Zoo

12 noon Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., (423) 697-1322, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” 2:30 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 “All in the Timing” 2:30 p.m. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, 5600 Brainerd Road, (423) 987-5141,

mon 05.13 Auditions for “Legally Blonde” 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. (423) 267-8534

tue 05.14 Chattanooga Symphony String Quintet at Spring Place Elementary 10 a.m. Spring Place Elementary School, 2795 Leonard Bridge St. (423) 267-8583, Centennial Anniversary Tour of the Hamilton County Courthouse 6 p.m. –7 p.m. Hamilton County Courthouse, 201 E. 7th St. Dining Adventure on Chattanooga’s Southside 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Southside Market and Main Sts. (423) 802-9747, Auditions for “Legally Blonde” 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St.

could be buying from the Next Big Thing. After a successful move from Renaissance Park in 2012, the festival now calls Coolidge Park its permanent home and will continue to produce a spring and fall show (Who-Too) at the park, so you can wander Frazier Ave., have a bite and a beverage and take in the festival all in one afternoon. Both Who-Fest days will offer lots of music from local performers, put together again this year by Dana Rogers. Festival hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Winder Binder at (423) 413-8999 or visit www. Who-Fest is produced by Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in collaboration with the Who Ha Da Da Artists’ Fellowship.

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wed 05.15 2013 Tennessee Good Sam Spring Samboree 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy. (423) 240-4391, Live Stream Viewing Party with Author Dan Brown from Lincoln Center 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. (423) 757-5310,

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he state of film in Chattanooga is strong and growing stronger. At least, that’s the opinion participants of the Association for the Future of Film and Television (AFFT) and Film Chattanooga’s annual State of Film put forth at the meeting on May 2. Presenters from film area groups, representatives from state and local government, and members of the Chattanooga film community discussed the future of the industry, searched for solutions, and delivered some exciting news to film connoisseurs, sharing their hard work and enthusiasm for a small but vibrant niche in Chattanooga’s art world. Local film is the best film and the opportunities to participate are becoming more numerous by the day. The filming of “42” as well as ABC’s series “Nashville” have brought a new focus on film in the state. The economic benefits are evident to most, but it seems our legislators are slow to understand just how important film can be to Tennessee as a whole. Representatives Mike Carter and Richard Floyd were both present at the meeting and

seemed willing to at least entertain the idea of encouraging growth in the state film industry. Measuring the economic impact of a film is not as simple as measuring the impact of a Volkswagen plant. Our legislators seem to be focused on the salaries of big movie stars and directors, ignoring the mostly freelance crewmembers and artists that work behind the scenes of a film. For some reason, both Carter and Floyd referred to the lack of a state income tax as the reason Tennessee can’t investigate film incentives offered by neighboring states. Floyd, in particular, mentioned that Tennessee doesn’t “owe one red dime to the federal government,” as if the lack of debt equates impressive financial wizardry on the part of the state. What this had to with offering film incentives to Hollywood in exchange for filming here wasn’t clear. What is clear is that film stimulates the economy in a variety of ways, from hiring caterers to feed a host of people, to buying lumber from local companies, to creating jobs for locally trained crew members and generating positive recognition for a state that has had far too much negative press recently. There is no

rational argument against making Tennessee more accessible to filmmakers. Outside of state politics, film groups have grown significantly in the three years that I’ve been writing for The Pulse. There are now multiple film festivals, including the Lookout Wild Film festival and the 6th Annual Jewish Film Series (starting May 22 at the Jewish Cultural Center), and groups like JimmyLee Smith’s Open Screen Night and the Russian Film Club. Of particular note is my favorite film club Mise En Scenesters, which recently boasted more than 200 film fans at its last event. The interest in film has never been higher. A frequent hurdle for all of these groups has been finding a reliable meeting location. Finally, it seems that this issue has been addressed. Chris Dortch II, founder of Mise En Scenesters and Chattanooga Film Society (CFS) Board member, announced the opening of Chattanooga’s own art-house movie theater, Scenic City Cinema. Details are few for now, but the need has been identified and addressed and the city will be all the better for it. Local film will finally find a home at the Scenic. Perhaps the best news of the

night was the fulfilling of a longterm goal of CFS. Dortch also announced the Chattanooga Film Festival, slated for April 2014. The festival is meant to be more than just a collection of independent films previously screened in other cities. This festival will be new movies—movies for film fans of all types. The goal appears to be accessibility, it isn’t aimed just at cinephiles looking to discuss art movies. Festival organizers hope to have movies for everyone, an inclusive experience for a dynamic and expressive Southern city. As with Scenic City Cinema, details are currently sparse, but the festival is the culmination of several years of hard, passionate work on behalf of the CFS. At the meeting, comparisons between Chattanooga and Austin, TX were tossed around. Austin is an impressive art community, home to the famed Alamo Drafthouse Theater. While it’s nice to be in such good company, Chattanooga can do better. It won’t be long before other cities look to us as the example. Great things are happening here. Support local film!


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Free Will Astrology TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have only a dim idea about how your smart phone and computer work, but that doesn’t prevent you from using their many wonderful features. While you’re swimming, you know almost nothing about the physiological processes that are active inside you, and yet you have no problem making all the necessary movements. In that spirit, I’m not worried about whether or not you will grasp the deep inner meaning of events that will be unfolding in the coming week. Complete understanding isn’t absolutely necessary. All you need to do is trust your intuition to lead you in the direction of what’s interesting and educational.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “I need not sell my soul to buy bliss,” says a character in Charlotte Bronte’s 19th-century novel Jane Eyre. “I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.” This would be a great speech for you to memorize and periodically recite in the next two weeks. Do it in front of your mirror at least once a day to remind yourself of how amazingly resourceful you are. It will also help you resist the temptation to seek gifts from people who can’t or won’t give them to you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What is the big adventure you’ve been postponing forever because it hasn’t been convenient? How about an intriguing possibility you have always wanted to experiment with but have consistently denied yourself? Or what about that nagging mystery you’ve been wishing you had the time and energy to solve? Wouldn’t your life change for the better if you finally dived in and

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explored it? In the next two weeks, Cancerian, I urge you to consider giving yourself permission to pursue something that fits one of those descriptions.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Right now, Leo, you are a majestic and mysterious mess of raw power. You are a fresh, flaming fountain of pure charisma. Irresistible! That’s you! Unstoppable! You! Impossible to fool and immune to the false charms of heartfelt mediocrity! You! You! You! In your current condition, no one can obstruct you from seeing the naked truth about the big picture. And that’s why I am so sure that victory will soon be yours. You will overcome the fuzziness of your allies, the bad vibes of your adversaries, and your own inertia. Not all conquests are important and meaningful, but you will soon achieve the one that is. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A character in Herman Hesse’s novel Demian says the following: “I live in my dreams. Other people live in dreams, but not in their own.” Whose dreams do you live in, Virgo? What is the source of the fantasies that dominate your imagination? Are they the authentic outpourings of your own soul? Or did they originate with your parents and teachers and lovers? Did they sneak into you from the movies and songs and books you love? Are they the skewed result of the emotional wounds you endured or the limitations you’ve gotten used to? Now is an excellent time to take inventory. Find out how close you are to living in your own dreams. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Charles Ives

was a renowned American composer who lived from 1874 to 1954. Because his music was experimental and idiosyncratic,

it took a long time for him to get the appreciation he deserved. When he was 73 years old, he won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for a symphony he had written when he was 30. I expect that in the near future you might be the beneficiary of a similar kind of mojo, Libra. A good deed you did or a smart move you made in the past will finally get at least some of the recognition or response you’ve always wanted.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “There

are no right answers to wrong questions,” says science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin. And that’s why you must be so conscientious about coming up with the very best questions. Right, Scorpio? All your efforts to hunt down solutions will be for naught unless you frame your problems elegantly and accurately. Now here’s the very good news: Your skill at asking pertinent questions is at a peak. That’s why I suggest you make this Focused Inquiry Week. Crisply define three questions that will be important for you to address in the next seven months.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Charlie Parker was a great jazz musician. As a saxophonist and composer, he was an influential innovator. Unfortunately, he also had an expensive heroin addiction. It interfered with his ability to achieve financial stability. There’s a famous story about him showing a bystander two veins on his arm as he prepared to shoot up. “This one’s my Cadillac,” he confessed. “And this one’s my house.” I’m bringing this up, Sagittarius, in the hope that it will provide a healthy shock. Are you doing anything remotely like Charlie Parker? Are you pouring time and energy and money into an inferior form of pleasure or a trivial distraction that is undermining your ability to accomplish higher goals? If so, fix that glitch, please. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good,” said iconic songwriter Woody Guthrie. “I hate a song that makes

you think that you are just born to lose. Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too slim too ugly or too this or too that. Songs that run you down or poke fun at you. I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world.” Amen, brother Woody! I have the same approach to writing horoscopes. And I’m happy to advise you, Capricorn, that you should have a similar attitude toward everything you put out and take in during the coming week. Just for now, reject all words, ideas, and actions that demoralize and destroy. Treat yourself to a phase of relentless positivity.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I know not what my past still has in store for me,” testified the Indian spiritual poet Tukaram. I believe most of us can say the same thing, and here’s why: The events that happened to us once upon a time keep transforming as we ripen. They come to have different meanings in light of the ever-new experiences we have. What seemed like a setback when it first occurred may eventually reveal itself to have been the seed of a blessing. A wish fulfilled at a certain point in our history might come back to haunt us later on. I bring up these ideas, Aquarius, because I think you’re primed to reinterpret your own past.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Accord-

ing to legend, Jennifer Lopez’s butt is insured for $300 million. Bruce Springsteen has supposedly insured his voice for $31 million and wine expert Angela Mount is said to have insured her taste buds for $16 million. In that spirit, Pisces, I encourage you to consider insuring your imagination. To be clear, I don’t anticipate that you will have occasion to collect any settlement. Nothing bad will happen. But taking this step could be a fun ritual that might drive home to you just how important your imagination will be in the coming weeks. Your power to make pictures in your mind will either make you crazy with unfounded fantasies and fearful delusions, or else it will help you visualize in detail the precise nature of the situations you want to create for yourself in the future.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Tarahumara Indians of northwestern Mexico are renowned for their ability to run long distances. The best runners can cover 200 miles in two days. The paths they travel are not paved or smooth, either, but rather the rough canyon trails that stretch between their settlements. Let’s make them your inspirational role models in the coming week, Aries. I’m hoping that you will be as tough and tenacious as they are—that you will pace yourself for the long haul, calling on your instinctual strength to guide you.

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Jonesin’ Crossword

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Sushi Biscuits

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The Lamb Lies Down on McCallie In the early 1970s, I spent a lot of time trying to be as cool as my older cousin. He played the drums, had a beard, his bedroom door had a Zappa poster on it and he drove a sweet yellow Plymouth Duster with black side stripes. He was very cool. One evening, he disrupted the well-maintained Southern Baptist script that had been the guiding force for my extended family for decades with the announcement that he was going to join a religious community, share his worldly possessions and devote his life to Yahshua. I remember my aunt whispering (where we all could hear) that it was the “Yellow Deli people.” That didn’t mean anything to me at the time, but I was psyched about the news because my cousin had decided to give me his drums, sending me on a decades-long pursuit of an ill-fated rock and roll dream. A few years later, as I was leaving a Rush concert at the Memorial Auditorium, I was approached by a wideeyed, uncomfortably friendly young lady who gave me a hug and a yellow booklet filled with hand drawn flowers and Jesus talk. She invited me to come to the Yellow Deli and meet some of her friends, which I did in hopes it might lead to more hugs from her and her fresh-faced friends. I didn’t spot my cousin, but I did see unblinking, muskysmelling young people sitting around talking about Jesus over tasty-looking sandwiches. I loved the sandwich they offered me, but I still had doubleneck

guitars and Geddy Lee’s shrieking voice ringing too loudly in my ears to absorb any Jesus talk. So off I went into the night, not giving the place much thought. These days, my interest in the Yellow Deli is purely epicurean. I long ago traded discussions of the Twelve Tribes and eschatology for deep discussions on the merits of Mangalista pork and late-night ruminations on how to build a home kitchen immersion circulator. Fortunately, there’s no proselytizing in the restaurant anymore and aside from a small rack

tanooga to enjoy a meal, and the staff couldn’t be nicer—which is exactly what you’d expect from someone dressed like one of the Ingalls. Since it is primarily a deli, the menu is dominated by sandwiches, salads, and a satisfying selection of breakfast items. Thanks to good old-fashioned communal living, the folks at Yellow Deli make six varieties of their own bread, grow most of their own vegetables and do both with the attention of an artisan. The breads are delicious and the veggies are so fresh you can hardly taste the free labor. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can choose from a broad selection of breads, meats, cheeses and “extras” to create a different Frankensandwich every day until Yahshua returns. While the temptation to take my own prideful path 1970’s Yellow Deli and create my own sandwich is strong, of their pamphlets, there is I resist that urge so that no evidence of their reliyou can bathe in the shingious affiliation. ing glory of the king of When you first enter the the Yellow Deli signature Yellow Deli it feels a bit sandwiches — the “Origilike Peter Max and J. R. nal Lamb.” The simple R. Tolkein opened a rescombination of ingredients taurant and hired extras belies the true measure of from “Little House on the this sandwich’s greatness. Prairie” as staff. It doesn’t Thin slices of tender lamb, take long, however, to realcrisp cucumber, fresh toize that the decor is actumatoes, onion and lettuce ally pretty amazing. The are all tucked inside of upstairs deck is one of the your choice of bread (I sugmost idyllic places in Chatgest an egg roll) that has a

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milk is a glorious concoction that tastes like a banana smoothie blended by the goddess Annapurna herself. Now that the weather is turning warm, their outdoor deck and patio are even more perfect locations to enjoy a sandwich,

or you can catch their food truck at the Chattanooga Market each Sunday. The good news is that the food at the Yellow Deli is better than ever. The bad news is that they are still not open on Saturdays, causing yet another weekend day to be foiled by religious observance. I’ll let that slide as long as they keep making those heavenly lamb sandwiches. The Yellow Deli 737 McCallie Ave. (423) 468-1777 chattanooga Hours Open 24 hours a day from Sunday at noon until Friday at 3 p.m.


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