While skimming through the Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville 2010 results, I was stunned that my blog made it into the top four along with winner The Sunsphere Is Not A Wigshop and runners-up Blue Streak and Frugalissa Finds. I was also pleasantly surprised that the Marc & Kim and Frank show was recognized in the Best Radio Personality category. Huge thanks to all who voted.
Of all my interests, I always thought that Einstein Simplified had the best chance of being honored in the Metro Pulse. No such luck in any of their Arts & Entertainment categories. We were fortunate to score a win in this year’s WTNZ Hot List, however.
In addition to representatives from several local businesses, we got to speak with two of my favorite women from the local music scene. Paige Travis of AC Entertainment came on to talk about Best Local Idea winner, Sundown in the City. I remember when she was an up-and-coming writer for Metro Pulse and also working at McKay Used Books to make ends meet. I have interviewed Chyna Brackeen about her previous jobs at Knoxville Opera and AC Entertainment. I learned tonight that she is now managing The Black Lillies with her own company, Attack Monkey Productions.