Notes of the Bass Clef and Honoring Osama

For a time, “All Cows Eat Grass” and “All Cars Eat Gas” were memory devices to remember the names of the notes located on the spaces of the bass clef staff.

These days, however, we may have to look elsewhere for a word tool, seeing how these statements aren’t necessarily absolute. With the advent of the electric car, biodiesel and other technologies, some cars do not eat gas at all.

Meanwhile, at the cow factory, some of these animals being grown for our hamburgers are being plumped up on food other than grass, contradicting the wisdom of the old bass clef line.

Anyway, the grass is becoming lush and it’s nice seeing all of those beautiful little plants popping out of the ground once again.

It will be a good year for my cactus! Get outside, Murfreesboro.

Love your people; back up your work; plan ahead.

When planning your advertising strategy, look at the business asking for your money. Are they concerned, about you? What is their long-term vision—is it junk mail? Is it a land-line number directory? Is it something you could have gotten for free?

Let The Pulse design and publish your next print and web advertising campaigns, and support Murfreesboro’s local, independent, valuable and meaningful publication.

The Murfreesboro Pulse is not an obscure marketing plan, a file on a hard drive, ink on a page or a mere website. The Murfreesboro Pulse is the creative lifeblood that runs through us all, connecting the people of this awesome community with a beautiful oneness. Epic.

Finally, just under 10 years after W. assured the world that “the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts,” Osama has been KIA, making Mr. Bush a very focused and undistracted man of his words.

Making deadline, feelin’ the flow.

This battle, unlike so many of the important events over history, was captured on video thanks to helmet cams on the Navy Seals in action. So now the only thing left to do is throw a Chevy and Gatorade commercial on there, edit it for a one-hour television special and get some true reality TV out there. Wait for the ratings to come in on that one.

I don’t think a nice funeral in accordance with Bin Laden’s religious practice was really the sweet revenge most of the American people wanted, however. I was expecting something more dramatic like lighting his beard on fire, letting his face melt, decapitation and feeding him to wild animals or something.



About the Author

Bracken, a 2003 graduate of MTSU’s journalism program, is the founder and publisher of The Murfreesboro Pulse. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, graphic artist and business partner, Sarah, and son, Bracken Jr. Bracken enjoys playing the piano, sushi, Tool, football, chess, jogging, spending time in his backyard with his chickens, hippie music, climbing at The Ascent, bowling, swimming, soup, tennis, sunshine, revolution, defiance and anarchy. He can cook a mean grilled cheese, and can fry just about anything.

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