OtherArea: n mississippi
I love the coward part. And I agree with the other posts in that staying and fighting would in some cases be the better thing to do. And I am sorry about the "got smart" thing. That was out of line. But geez, How many elections have to pass with the same results before you start to think that it just isn't gonna change? And our moving wasn't a quick cut and run decision. It broke my heart to leave the place of my birth.
I went to school there, raised children there, even received several awards throughout the years, but it just didn't feel safe anymore.
Oh, and for the record, we didn't move to Desoto County.
I will always love Memphis, but Willie, well that's another story.
I was born and raised in Memphis and still have family there. But even if that were not true, the wonderful part of living in this country is freedom of speech. So I have the right to bash football teams, presidents and mayors.
Ain't America great!!!!!!!!
This is the major reason we left Memphis almost ten years ago. We saw the writing on the wall and the mayor has proved us right.
How a person can say he would retire then when he doesn't get his way change his mind and now say he didn't say he would retire is mind blowing.
Well, Memphis, welcome to the mayor you keep voting in and voting in and voting in.......
During the civil war there were many in the South who never owned a slave that was beaten, raped, their houses burned to the ground, and some were even killed. I'm not talking about the men that were fighting the war, I'm talking about women and children. All of this for the freedom of people who's own countrymen were selling them as slaves.
This is why we fly the stars and bars of Dixie! So that these folks are never forgotten.
To stop being stuck in 1968 is to move on. Sure there are a lot of things that have happened in this country that was wrong, or that hurt others.
But at some point, you just move on. Not forgetting, but not letting it consume you and others.
I was a part of the Memphis music scene in the 70's. There were honky-tonks on every corner and a country artist could work all they wanted. BUT! To get a record deal you had to go to Nashville. There was a big thing between Memphis and Nashville. Nashville wanted to be the only sorce for country music, while leaving the blues to Memphis.
Now with the internet, the field is wide open but with issues. One major issue is lack of knowledge or training in independent music. It still comes down to money. How to make money with our music!
I have to be truthful. Her version of Immigrant was just wrong. Wrong I tell ya!
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