That's why he's billed as an "entertainer" and not an artist. I got free tickets to his show last week and thought what the hell, so I went. I knew two of his songs, both of which are off the 20/20 album. The show was absolutely amazing...no shit! One of the best shows I've ever seen in my life, but not because of the music, because there were lazers and hot chicks and smoke and elevated platforms and a 16 piece backing band who were super talented. I'd never go again though.
George King is a slime ball.
I had to deal with him on multiple occasions while managing a local business downtown Chapel Hill. Once he ruthlessly towed a legitimately handicapped grandma's car within about 5 minutes while she ran into Panera Bread with her grandkids. She had a tag, parked in a handicapped spot, and legitimately needed the space. The lot she parked in was pretty much empty....at least 40+ open spots but since she went across the street and he got her on video camera he towed her car out to wherever his lot is in the sticks outside of town. They were stranded and helpless with no money to pay the hefty fines and had no way to get the car back. He refused to help her or see her side. This is just one of many instances where this asshole took advantage of people.
And another one is going up on w Franklin st. Wtf?
I've also heard reports that there will be a clogging show, a movie, and magician Michael Casey at this release party.....
I moved to Carrboro about 2 years ago. I checked out every aspect of the area, and quickly realized that E. Franklin St. was not for me.I guess it had to do mostly with popped collars, pistachio colored khakis, and at least a dozen or so people trying to fight, or yelling obsenities at each other as I cruised down the street. I did however find comfort in establishments streched along W.Franklin and in Carrboro, including the Cave, 506, Station, OCSC, etc etc. It wasnt until I started gigging with a local band that I ventured back over to the east side. We played at Jack Sprat several times, and they became an oasis for me and my friends on that side of town, and I try to go there as much as possible. They have done a great job of getting original, local, and touring acts in there. It is also one of the top venues that we have played as a band. They really take care of the bands that play there, and they always hook us up with way more than most other venues. The location has also brought in new fans that have stumbled in off the street, and later looked us up online, and joined mailing lists, and come to other shows at different venues. I think that if J.S applies their philosophies and work ethics to the upstairs venue (Players), then it is going to be a great addition to that side of town. I wish them the best of luck, and look forward to supporting them, as well as the rest of my favorite music venues on W.Franklin and in Carrboro, in the future.
I agree with Mari. More bike trials! And put bike lanes on S. Greensboro and from the tracks on Estes up to N. Greensboro! More roads is the LAST thing carrboro needs!
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