Wednesday To-do: Nov. 17

Remember yesterday? Of course you do. It was billed as the day you’d never forget.

Still confused? Fine. The Beatles, man! The Beatles.

Yes, after years of waiting for the Beatles’ music to finally be available on iTunes, people can finally download a shiny new copy of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” to listen to on their iPods. Or, of course, they could just continue to listen to the perfectly playable MP3s they ripped from their CD collections in 2003.

Sorry to sound bitter, but I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. Is it just the fact that the band is no longer a holdout? From what I recall, the reason for the delay was strictly business and not because of some idealogical barrier that barred the band’s physical catalog from becoming digital.

Still, a lot of folks are partying over it. In fact, as of yesterday afternoon, all 17 of the Beatles’ albums were in the iTunes Top 100. Will it stay that way, though?

Better yet, will Kid Rock’s catalog do as well on the day he finally caves?


I’m a little late getting this posted today, and I’ve got to get back to cleaning up comments, so I’ll leave you with this one-sentence recap of tonight’s choices:

Dance at FIX, laugh on campus, bowl at Smoke & Barrel, tap your boots at George’s, or choose your own adventure below.

The list

Greenhouse Grille: Tiffany Christopher
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Tom Nolen
UA Student Union: Poetry Slam featuring Mike McGee
Walton Arts Center: UA Wind Symphony Concert
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Urban Achievers Wii Bowling
George’s Majestic Lounge: Josh Abbott Band / The Elise Davis Band
UA Student Union: Comedian Loni Love
Fix: Baby Armie and Bailey Mendenhall

Fayetteville Public Meetings

Technical Plat Review: City Hall, Room 326 – 9:00 a.m.
Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force: Washington County Sheriff’s Office – 1:30 p.m.
City Plan 2030 Attainable Housing Meeting: City Hall, Room 326 – 3:00 p.m.
Washington County Regional Ambulance Authority: Station 1 at 645 S. School Ave. – 5:00 p.m.