I was at the show. I watched that moment live 8 years ago. I am a huge Memphis Tigers (and Grizz) fan, as well as a massive Phish Fan (140 shows over 18 years to date). I had to be maybe 1 of 10 people in the Arena who knew exactly what Trey was talking about when he mentioned DWash at the show. The song is very beautiful, and poetic to me. It is a metaphor for life. I hope DWash appreciates that it isn't rubbing salt in a wound, but honoring a moment that on its face is seemingly ugly, but has ultimately made him a better man.
Thanks Trey and DWash for contributing to the soundtrack of my life!
Give me a break. Is the premise of this column that if you don't live inside properly designated city lines you can't have a gripe about anything? What a ridiculous sentiment to have. As a resident whose home is within the city limits, the city has numerous problems that should be griped about, complained about, and taken to action over by any and all who have to traverse to the city as part of their daily lives. To gloss over the problems this city has because the ones who care enough to raise their voices have moved into the outlying suburbs to shed themselves of the numerous urban problems, or to advance "new restaurants" and an "NBA Team" as somehow being evidence that things will be "all good," or "we got this," is foolish. The premise of this article can be boiled down to one sentence, "I don't like you complaining about my city." Wake up. Memphis has problems. It is a good place to live, but to pretend as if we should never take to task this city's numerous problems because the people who care the most have moved 15 miles east to escape them is looking at this city through the rosiest of rose-colored glasses.
By Chris McCoy
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