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About the commemorative "Blues Notes" placed along Beale Street:

"Is there any explainable earthly reason why my name and those of Pat Kerr and John Tigrett's should be placed alongside the true masters and heroes of American music: W.C. Handy, Otis Redding, B.B. King, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam and Dave, and Elvis Presley!?! This is a travesty to Memphis music and an insult to the great contribution of the men and women whose sweat, blood, and God-given talent made Memphis the epicenter of the world's music culture!!!" — IsaacTigrett

"Tigrett's letter is some angry throw down on his stepmother, Ms. Pat Kerr Tigrett. There seems to be some sort of nasty family feuding going on." — Summerlib

About "Promoter Ericson Advances Pyramid Plan," by Jackson Baker, discussing an alternative to Bass Pro Shops' plans for The Pyramid:

"Would Ericson object to a proviso excluding casino use? 'No, they're illegal in the state of Tennessee,' the entrepreneur answered. BAH, HUMBUG. Put a moat around it and call it a Chickasaw tribe barge on a Federal waterway — none of this 'state of Tennessee' business!" — Toast

Comment of the week:

About "Policing Panhandling," the

Center City Commission's proposal to fund a security force to fight downtown panhandlers, by Bianca Phillips:

"When the Center City Commission stops funding the security — like human cockroaches — the panhandlers will be back." — The Box

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