cfc is a proud lifelong Memphian who, when not sobbing for the city's miseries, can be found weeping for its beauty.
When the rock annals are duly rewritten, the remainder of MC's '80s catalog will likewise be considered "legit classics," and his '90s output won't be far behind. I know of at least one Memphis songwriter [full disclosure: I am he] who burns incense to Crenshaw every morning upon waking. The man is pure gold.
Thanks for an enlightening article. I learned plenty; I'd have to admit, though--as with much of what I learn about how things actually work in my beloved and beleaguered hometown--I'd almost rather not have known. Once again we see how seamlessly the interests of government and industry have aligned to keep whole foods out of our bodies and maintenance medications in our bloodstreams. (Imagine the public health threat posed by the falafel cart, the fresh fruit or vegetable vendor, or--gasp!--the grilled fish hawker.) So now, if you're in need of a quick bite and are forced to choose between the office vending machine, national fast food chains, and a hot dog stand, can chronic obesity, diabetes, and heart disease be far behind? Too bad the world's Mercks figured it out before we did.
Thanks to you, as well, for providing a near-perfect example of what I mean when I say that I can't stand it when people act mean, petty, or stupid. While you may not be stupid--it seems likely, though we're a bit short of the evidence we'd need to be certain--you've left little doubt as to the other two. Congratulations: the trifecta!
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