M. SCOTT MORRIS: We have plenty to cover today, so let's get to it

It’s grab-bag day here at the Mighty Daily Journal, and we’ve got several topics to cover.
We’ll start with a story that got cut from the paper for space reasons. I hope you find it worth a few moments of your time.
A ‘Killer’ story
A promoter once called to rent a piano from Dan Soper to be used during a Jerry Lee Lewis concert in Tupelo.
“At first, I said, ‘No,’” the Tupelo resident said. “Then I said, ‘If he damages this piano – because I’d heard he kicks the keys and jumps on pianos – you’ll buy it.’”
After The Killer’s concert, Soper found the piano in spotless condition.
“If he stepped on it,” Soper said, “I couldn’t tell.”
He loaded it up and returned to his shop, but he wasn’t as careful as he should’ve been. During transit, misplaced bolts gouged the piano.
“Long story short,” Soper said, “I had to sell it as damaged goods.”
The piano’s changed hands a few times, but Soper recognizes it whenever he tunes it.
“You can see what I did,” he said with a smile. “Jerry Lee Lewis didn’t do a thing.”
Thanks for asking
Sharon Long at Tupelo Ballet invited me to join Facebook the other day.
The e-mail included a list of six other people who’ve invited me to join the social networking site in the past. I appreciate the thought behind the invitations, but I can’t get excited about Facebook, MySpace or Twitter.
Good people have said social networking sites are wonderful things, but at least one person said, “I used to get on Facebook all the time. It was fun connecting with everyone at first. Now, I don’t mess with it much, and I feel kind of guilty.”
No offense to anyone who loves networking on the ‘net, but who wants to feel guilty for not goofing off?
My new blog
But I’m not a complete technological dinosaur. I recently started a blog at NEMS360.com, Mighty Journal Publishing Co.’s Website.
It’s called “Quote of the Day,” and here are a few past entries:
- “If you don’t do the thing you love, it’ll drive you insane.” – William Heard
- “We are not disturbed by events, but by the views which we take of them.” – Epictetus
- “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will – tomorrow!” – Gloria Pitzer.
Here’s a quote that hasn’t run in the blog, but it explains what I hope people get from “Quote of the Day”:
- “The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests you, close the book and meditate.” – Prince Charles-Joseph de Ligne.

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M. Scott Morris is a Daily Journal entertainment writer. Contact him at (662) 678-1589 or scott.morris@djournal.com.

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