I took Steed to Nashville and took him to all the spots he loved.
He played The Bluebird Cafe, Exit/In, Stages and while he didn't love the BMI offices in Nashville, that's where he has his songs.
I took him to lower Broadway and said goodbye on the pedestrian bridge where a lot of country music videos have been filmed. We had looked at apartments along the river there.
He went to the Johnny Cash Museum and watched me buy a trendy CASH tee. He cringed I am sure.
He went to the women's bathroom and the dressing rooms. I felt good about it.
|The Bluebird Cafe|
He was happy in Nashville.
He felt wanted there.
He felt comfortable there.
He wanted to move there and we almost did 16 years ago.
But again, plans changed once his mother died and his father asked if we'd move in with him.
So here I am making pilgrimages to Music City and leaving him there.
He will prosper and his energy will give me hope.
He's given me new everything cause he wanted me to be happy and successful.
|BMI - where they told him to dumb his songs down. |
for DC who believed him so much in ATL.
I think if I just follow his light and Cherokee sense of direction I will be ok. I will take him again I am sure. I need to take him to a few more places...
The big Grand Ol' Opry where he played last, Gruehn's guitars and I gotta find the place where he did a showcase with Liberty Jones and someone said to him "Slept Like A Baby - I Cried All Night" and he told that to Roger Mathis and he wrote the song from that.
Things happened for Steed like nowhere else.
Maybe that's a hint.
|He met John Lomax there and he told|
him to call Mark Pucci - which led him to me.
|Liberty Jones played here and he called me|
from the pay phone to tell me all these Vandy girls
where flirting with him. I told him I didn't need to hear that.
|He played here and his friend Allen worked there.|
|A resting place.|
Two more weeks... and we will go for another ride.