Tag Archives: Wade Smith

Good Reads (and a couple of things you’ve seen before)

“New features at the Cobalt Club?” Scott Wilson asked, giving me a skeptical look over the top of his lenses. “Yeah,” Wade Smith chimed in.  “Haven’t we heard that before?” As much as I hated to admit it, the club’s … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Cobalt Club Wedding Reception

“A wedding reception at The Cobalt Club?” “Yes,” Millicent said firmly.  “Is there a problem with that?”  She was giving me the glare she hadn’t used on anyone since Mandy Shunnarah attempted to enter the premises while wearing roller skates. … Continue reading

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The Soprano and the Serpent

  Paula Reid placed the stuffed Hello Kitty figure on top of the amplifier – as she does before every Desperate Hero performance – and seemed completely oblivious that she’d just made one of the most remarkable statements ever heard … Continue reading

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The Radioactive Ostrich Award

Millicent stopped me at the coat check room, a small envelope in her hand. “Oh, good.  You’re here. This came for you.” I took it, removed a small horizontally-folded card, and glanced at the script written on it before looking … Continue reading

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Somewhere Close to His Dream

  Justin Chain has the distinction of being the first country artist to play the lounge here at the club.  Fresh from his appearance on The Voice, the 23-year-old musician wowed the audience with his distinctive sound and down-home charm, … Continue reading

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No Rules, Just Pickles

 The Cobalt Club recently had occasion to participate in the quest for Birmingham’s best fried pickles.  The search was initiated by Magic City artist Sarah Miller, a frequent patron and former employee of the club who publishes a bouncy little … Continue reading

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Miles to Go Before

I can’t say how long I’d been held in a trance by the neon and mercury vapor which create the bright colors peculiar to Birmingham at night before I was startled by a discreet cough.  I turned from the window … Continue reading

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The More Things Change…

Mandy Shunnarah, Scott Wilson, and Wade Smith stalked into the library and surrounded the arachnid chair. I ventured a “good evening” as I looked up from an inscribed copy of Billie Thomas’ Murder on the First Day of Christmas. The … Continue reading

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When the Shutter Releases

“Stopped by Friday night, but I didn’t see you here,” Wade Smith said offhandedly as he settled into the octopus chair. “Friday,” I mused, sticking my index finger into The Ghosts’ High Noon to mark my place.  “Oh, right.  I … Continue reading

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