At the least, Bowie's show can objectively be called better than that of his warm-up group, "Whole Oats", a country rock quartet.
Playing all of their eight numbers in a simple four-four time, the group could not even keep the attention of the crowd which spent much time milling up and down the aisles and tossing several plastic Frisbees.
One of "Whole Oats" final numbers was titled "I'm sorry." It should have been dedicated to the audience.
It seems like only yesterday that the Prince of Darkness was picked up stumbling drunk and tossed into the slammer by a couple of Beale Street cops. But 30-years has passed since the infamously drug and booze-fueled Ozzy/Mötley Crüe show came to the Mid-South Coliseum, May 15, 1984.
In honor of this momentous occasion Fly on the Wall wishes a slightly belated birthday to Ozzy's mug shot.
Memphis' Commercial Appeal used to advertise the newspaper's lasting value using the motto, "If you haven't read it it's still news." The same basic principle applies to publishing fails, we think.
Earlier this week a fellow staffer at Contemporary Media dropped by the Fly Cube brandishing the War on Terror section of the CA from January 9, 2005, which he'd discovered while doing some spring cleaning. It's as good an example as any of why, regardless of actual content, some ads just don't fit with some stories.