Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Subway Lounge


This month Delta Magazine ran a story I wrote on the Subway Lounge that used to be in the basement of the old Summers Hotel in Jackson. This story was so much fun to write because we all know how much I love Mississippi culture and the Subway was the epitome of pure Mississippi music and as I found out, holds a special place in the hearts of so many people in our state. I interviewed the owner, Jimmy King, and had so much fun listening to the memories he had to share. I had the pleasure of spending more than a few nights there before the doors closed a few years ago and I must say, it was like nothing I had ever seen. Such a fun place.
Now, on Saturday nights, Schimmels restaurant in Jackson transforms from upscale dining to a very "Subwayesque" atmosphere and you can hear the sounds of the Houserockers, the Subway's former house band.
So pick up a copy if you see one. I know Barnes & Nobles in Ridgeland sells them. The magazine itself is really great too!

6 comments:

Sandi said...

Kudos to you! You're a good writer, and I'm glad they're running your story!

From the Doghouse said...

I'll watch for it!

i'm black betty said...

way to go!! i bet that was the coolest interview and tour.

Monica Bane said...

I was wondering when I would see this. I am so excited to see it!! Pick up a copy for me!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Manda I haven't been watching you for a while. But I just wanted to say Lee was talking about our attempted Subway adventure just the other day... remember the night we took you girls there, right after it closed down and we ended up at another place. This is way to funny I will have to pick up a copy for us to read!

Love you guys!
The Burkes

Travis said...

After watching Robert Mugge's documentary about the Subway Lounge. I wrote a song about it. You can hear it at iTunes and AmazonMP3. Just do an artist search for Travis Posey. It is titled "Buckets Of Blood".