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Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

"The current trend of countrifying...". I kind of think that's my point. It's inauthentic boomer product. Borrowing songs isn't new. The Acuff-era Opry functioned like an Academy for a time, but country's been harvesting songs since A.P. Carter went roaming the hills and hollers looking for hand-me-down hits. But my point's more about the inclusion of a retooled "soft hit of the 70's" in the absence of other female artists in a jukebox format. Your last point's spot on though. They do sing the hell out of it and make it work.

Posted by Chris Davis on 10/19/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Actually, you can't spell "Isis" from "Memphis" because "memphis" doesn't have enough "i"s and "s"s.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

Being a child of the 80s, it's amazing that I was unfamiliar with REO Speedwagon's Time for Me to Fly. I didn't even know that it was a thing until I read this review. After reading, I went to Spotify and gave it a listen. IMHO, it makes a much better upbeat country song than it does an 80s rock ballad. Plus, it fits into the somewhat current trend of countrifying old rock songs. I think it works in the context of this show and these girls sell the hell out of it.

Posted by Daniel Kopera on 10/19/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Sheeple,

Now do yourselves a favor and read how the Park and Statue were dedicated, and you will find that it was a gift, and can not be removed. No matter what your narrow minds conjure up. Now this started back in the early 2000's the removal of all statues and Memorials in Memphis. OK, OK, why don't we tear up the streets on where every Slave was forced to walk. We don't have the multi-million dollar street cars anymore or the Great Pyramid, or even the obelisk that proclaimed Tom Lee a "GREAT NEGRO". And that was a dubious "HONOR" in that timeframe. In 2003 it mysteriously feel down due to high winds and was removed. REALLY!!! BS Lets just isolate ourselves like, North Korea and take a sharp stick an poke a Grizzle Bear. Let BS artist tear down what Memphis stands for and what brings in visitors money, a Bass pro shop can't do it all. Everyone has a Wendy's seen and eat at one you've done it all. BURRRP!!! Memphis in May is only a small event and the rest of the World has better things going on. Now we let the "Memphis Bell" go back to be restored and displayed at Wright Patterson AFB Dayton, Ohio. because your pockets are not deep enough to complete the restoration yourself but yet your quick to destroy history if it crumples your panties. Memphian's unite!!! Dawn your turbans' and tear the walls of the ramparts down, destroy our Heritage and burn the books in the streets as though ISIS is your savior. You cried and shook your fist at them you should be doing the same in a mirror. Take a selfie ISIS. Just remember you cant spell MEMPHIS is without ISIS.

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Posted by Mark Johnson on 10/19/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

I'm talking about Mayor Henry Loeb.

You know, the mayor under who's watch MLK was assassinated?

Here's a fun article from http://MLK50.com about all the Loebs, even their good ol' little boys.

https://mlk50.com/the-loebs-exploited-blac…

It's still politically correct to like MLK, right?

Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

+1 to the garbage truck idea.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Pontotoc opening next week on South Main

Are they opened yet?

Posted by Susan Hadley Maynor on 10/19/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

I was once a long time resident of Long Beach, CA. I can attest to there being no proof that tourism gimmicks fix any problems a City has.

Memphis already has an aquarium, tax payer supported. It's right next to the elevator at Bass Pro.

Memphis needs to stop putting tax dollars to work for companies and gimmics, and start putting tax dollars into education and crime prevention. Then maybe people will want to come here, maybe even stay here.

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Posted by Fitz Dearmore on 10/19/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

As a backup plan, I would suggest, in light of events 50 years ago, that the city back several garbage trucks up to the statue, tie it off and pull it down.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/19/2017 at 9:11 AM

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