The Life of JaWS

A blog by Jason Sansbury

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Skanking as an oldie...

Downtown Franklin is a wonderful area. It is full of independent shops and cool places like Ben and Jerry’s, which is something I never saw in Atlanta. So it has all kinds of unique places. One of those places is the Mercantile. It is a really nice sandwich place that is open for breakfast (?) and lunch. The Mercantile is the kind of place where lawyers with a few minutes jump over to grab a quick, nice lunch.

But at night, it becomes “The Merc’ as the kids call it. The owners for the Mercantile allow people to rent out the place at night for a nominal fee and do different things. Last Thursday night, it meant that three local teenage bands got together and played. Mostly the music was ska oriented, or as I call it “A Chance for Marching Band kids to Feel Cool.” It was a cool experience, despite the typical teenage angst that requires the ornery kids to yell “MFer” into a microphone when given a chance. It is cool that the couple that owns the Mercantile is allowing the kids of Franklin a place to chill, be angry and do it safely. At some point down the road, I will post about teenage angst and music.

2 Comments:

At 1:06 AM , Blogger Lauren said...

Hey now, marching band kids are pretty cool, all the time.

 
At 1:07 AM , Blogger Lauren said...

Hey now, marching band kids are pretty cool, all the time.

 

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