Up for Debate: Symphony's future

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:45am

What role, if any, do you think Metro should take in helping the Nashville Symphony out of its troubles? What is the most likely outcome that you foresee happening? If the symphony and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center do survive what changes should occur?

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60 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 6/14/13 at 4:54

I see a great opportunity for some clever entrepreneur to bring back the "Pink Poodle"
in a venue much nicer than the previous location of some years ago. "Now that
was entertainment"!

By: Loner on 6/14/13 at 5:10

Metro has enough to worry about with the half-billion-dollar MCC sitting on the flood plain...the Schermerhorn will have to be bailed out by some fabulously wealthy lover of classical music....there's only so much public money to go around and there are so many needy people, places and things....stiff upper lip, Nashville!

By: Loner on 6/14/13 at 6:15

The Ode To The Schermerhorn started out in in a bright Major key, with an allegro tempo....then came the deluge....lots of percussion and booming brass.....then silence as the second movement began...in a somber and plaintiff minor key, with an adagio tempo....this is where we are at in this symphony of errors....this could be another one of those "unfinished symphonies"?

By: Rasputin72 on 6/14/13 at 6:18

This is nothing more than a re-evaluation of property value. Bank America will take the hit.

The next hurdle is who is going to be the buyer and where will the financing come from?

By: Loner on 6/14/13 at 6:24

Rasp, with your millions, you could buy the place yourself, right? You could rename it...The Rasputin Tootin' Center....the RTC.

By: bfra on 6/14/13 at 6:34

Loner - I doubt Raspy's keeper even has that kind of money. If she did, she wouldn't fool with Raspy.

By: Loner on 6/14/13 at 6:44

Mornin', Bfra.

The Haslams could spring for the cash...if they didn't need the money to lawyer up, as a result of the FBI fraud investigations...Karl Dean's wife has the scratch, as i understand it...let her family bail the place out....the taxpayers are on the hook enough already.

By: Loner on 6/14/13 at 6:50

Pop Quiz: The Schermerhorn is:

A. The US Navy's newest nuclear submarine
B. An obsolete 17th century brass instrument
C. The home of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
D. A mountain peak in the Swiss Alps.
E. None of the above.

By: bfra on 6/14/13 at 6:56

Loner - So does the Ingram (sp) woman. This was her baby & Karl was right in there pushing it all the way. Let them foot the bill. Karl has sconded enough while in office, he should be able to afford it. Now if he could just get that (under the table) deal across for the Fairgrounds, he probably could really afford it.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 8:19

Rasputin Toontin Center. I like that Loner.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 8:41

Despite your pathetic and retarded opinions about the Schermy, it will survive---with some Metro help.

Sad that you folks have the musical sensibilities of fresh poop.

By: bfra on 6/14/13 at 9:05

Jugs - You really have a retarded opinion of yourself. Quit trying to blame everyone else for your sorryness.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 9:15

Balls.

By: MamaG on 6/14/13 at 9:35

From the article:
At a meeting with City Paper and Nashville Scene editors to discuss transit issues, Mayor Karl Dean was asked directly if any public money was available to help resolve the situation.

“Right now, I mean, where we are is you’d have two private parties, symphony and banks, which are more than one private party, but going through their discussions. And I think our role right now is to encourage the parties,” Dean said. “I think that an agreement is possible. It’s certainly in the interest of the city and certainly all the residents of the city. That’s what we’re encouraging, is for people to come together.”

Way to answer the question, Mayor Dean.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 11:19

Oh great, MamaHippo is here. Hide your Krispy Kremes.

By: govskeptic on 6/14/13 at 12:02

"Come together, right now" sounds like a crafty song writer might put that to use.
Oh yea, they already have. The answer is blowing in the wind, and MamaG and
bfra won't tell us what it is.

By: MamaG on 6/14/13 at 12:41

Gov, ride that wind like a lightning bolt and you'll find the answer.

To the little juggly one--Hey puny penis, see you're here too.

By: MamaG on 6/14/13 at 12:44

Jugster, did you choose the user name jughead because if you used "dickhead"
everyone would know who you are? puny, putrid peter boy.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 12:47

@ MamaHippo: I like em large, jiggly, and feisty. Wanna loofa my stretchmarks, sweetcheeks?

I know ya do....come on, you hot, fat, angry mess. Jugster's got what you need.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 12:47

Balls.

By: MamaG on 6/14/13 at 12:54

Sorry jugg-o my child, but what I need is NOT a little, tiny, shrimpy, stub of a pecker like yours. Why on earth would you think anyone would need something that small? It's quite laughable and I truly feel sorry for your, ahem, short-comings.

By: dargent7 on 6/14/13 at 1:08

The Convention Ceter is not on the flood plane. It's way up a hill, same as Bridgestone.
The Symphony did flood 3 years ago.
Beaman should buy the place. He could always have shiny new cars in the prking lot at the front entrance to show off.
Ingram owns a college, doesn't she?
Al Gore has the money. Someone will bid on it for the ego trip. It is a flagship of dwnt.

By: bfra on 6/14/13 at 1:11

d7 - If not on the flood plane, why the expense of all the pumps & equip. incase of flood?

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 1:28

@Mama: My manhood is enormous. And, you have a big mouth. We are a PERFECT match.

Wanna sniff?

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 1:30

It's the feisty dames like MamaHippo that make life fun!!! She's gonna enjoy the ride, I GUARUNTEEEEEE!

By: dargent7 on 6/14/13 at 1:32

bfra: No, The Symphony WAS on the flood plane, and got $25. million to clean it up from FEMA. Loner (1st post) said Nashville spent "half a billion on a Convention Center and it's on the flood plane....."I've walked from 2nd to 8th and iy's all uphill. eg., The Frist didn't get flooded.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 1:38

bfra: You stupid moron, just look the property up on the Planning and Zoning website and confirm that you are an idiot.

By: bfra on 6/14/13 at 1:41

jugbutt doesn't have enough sense to answer a question!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 1:50

Anyone that has to brag about his manhood, has none to talk about.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 1:50

Anyone that has to brag about his manhood, has none to talk about.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 1:53

If bud light and yogi had a child, it would be an ass-hole baby like the flea.

By: bfra on 6/14/13 at 1:54

Nemo - Think you hit on a fact! budlight & yogi's brat has grown up & goes by "jughead".

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 1:55

People thought that the flea was left in the women restroom, but he was mistake for a turd that would not flush.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 1:56

Question: Does bfra molest collies?
Answer: Most certainly!

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 1:58

Oh, hurt me Nimrod. Sorry you flunked insult school.

Now, go back to masturbating.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 2:00

I don't have to masturbate you little turd. That is for you to do when the lights go out in your prison cell.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 2:04

Nope, I just snuggle up to my 1911 .45 and dream of the day I can use it for a good purpose.

What's my purpose, Nimmy? C'mon, big brave feller, what's my purpose?

Idiot dirtbag.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 2:05

Turd face your sure go through a stupid little stunts to get attention. It must come your abandon, feeling being left in the toilet.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 2:05

Do you feel good embracing femininity, Nimrod?

How about slipping into your daughter's panties--does that make you feel good too?

Freaktard liberal dooooochebag.

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 2:06

Nimrod: Can you please---just ONCE----write a coherent sentence?

Sheesh....got ESL much?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 2:07

You talk big turd face, but you will never do nothing about. You are a coward and only dream of bigger things. Like being a man.

Now have a good weekend of dreaming you little turd.

By: bfra on 6/14/13 at 2:11

So jugbutt is really just a little turd? That sounds right!

By: yogiman on 6/14/13 at 2:14

Well, MamaG,

How do you know what size it is? You been "using" it?

By: bfra on 6/14/13 at 2:17

jugbutt's talk is right down filthmouthed yogi's alley!

By: Jughead on 6/14/13 at 2:55

Ah, Nimrod...you should be scared. I'm deadly serious.

Now, go sit in the corner and try to matter.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 3:29

What are you going to me jugs, hiding in the basement.

By: budlight on 6/14/13 at 4:01

Quit encouraging that Jughead guy, please.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 4:15

He is one of your bud. A right-wing nut.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/14/13 at 4:59

Stupid yogi.

By: yogiman on 6/14/13 at 9:32

bfra,

I do know this: You are a damn fool that is too ignorant to know whats going on in this country or you're 'in the program' with your fellow communist leader.

I'm believing more with every comment you make you fit the number two category.