After some serious calculations concerning our itinerary, we're making a command decision: We're going to say goodbye to Nashville and go directly to Louisville. We've gotten behind, at this point, about three days on our schedule, so something has to give and it looks like it's going to be one of the cities on our original itinerary.
I’m sad to do that, really, but it had to be done. Nashville — and, by the way, it's the first time I've ever been here — is a beautiful city with a heck of a lot going on downtown. However, time constraints being what they are I need to pick up the slack and head on down the road. So that's what I'm gonna do. Nashville will have to wait for another trip.
It’s 1am and I’m wrecked. Ready for bed. Tomorrow I get together with my old radio buddy, Gary Guthrie. He lives here in Louisville and we’re seeing each other for the first time in almost 40 years. This’ll be fun!
Monday in Louisville
Met Gary for breakfast and It was good to catch up and bounce ideas off each other and see what each of us is doing.
Have to shift gears a little bit and buy some equipment that will help us produce a better quality product. Specifically, a higher-end video head then we have.
On to scout locations for shooting interviews tomorrow, offload and repack the truck, and get to know the city of Louisville a little bit.
Late in the evening, I spoke with the owner of Cumberland Brews, a local bar with a huge number of beers. I asked permission to use the bar as a location to film interviews and he was happy to do it. Tomorrow afternoon Gary has offered to help me with equipment and logistics as we move in and out of our location.
In the morning, I plan to head over to a very cool part of Louisville — The Highlands. Louisville is gaining a reputation for being the home of a growing number of hipsters and interesting shops and other businesses that fit surprisingly well with the surrounding older, upscale neighborhood.
More tomorrow. . .