Mike from Memphis 
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Re: “Memphis Beat: "One Night of Sin"

Oh wow this week West Memphis got promoted, it's in Tennessee on the childhood sweethearts profile

Posted by Mike from Memphis on 07/27/2010 at 11:17 PM

Re: “A Very Unfortunate Elvis Item

Another thought, go to Gracelessland with a bunch of baggies, take a breath, blow in the bag, Get to Ebay..... Or do they already sell that at the gift shop?

Posted by Mike from Memphis on 07/22/2010 at 1:52 PM

Re: “A Very Unfortunate Elvis Item

In responce to M_Awesomeberg , all I can say is ROFLMAO

Posted by Mike from Memphis on 07/22/2010 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Memphis Beat: "One Night of Sin"

I was born in Memphis in 1952 and raised in Memphis. But in reading all of these comments I have to agree a little with almost all of them. I was looking forward to a Memphis show now that I am in exile in Florida, (my longest since birth, 6 years) Those of us from Memphis get more out of the opening credits than most of the shows so far. I grew up with a sister 5 years older than me who played Elvis 24/7 on the record player so even though it wasn't something I tried to do, I know ever word to every song Elvis ever put on vinyl. She later became the president of the Memphis chapter of the Elvis fan club before she died and let me tell you , Dwight's Elvis room is a starter edition. I tend to be a blues guy and I went to see the King (B.B.) at the Thunderbird before it burned down. You older people remember when that was possible and there was a time when there was no strained relationship between Blacks and Whites at the clubs or at the churches. April 4, 1968 was Memphis Tennessee's One Night of Sin. Anyway Memphis is a great city and has a lot to be proud of and I just wish some of those things would make it into the show. It does look more look Nashville at times but if you fail to remember all those folks ( yes folks is generational but I still here it among people Dwight's age when I come to Memphis) from Millington to Tipton County and from Collierville and Memphis to Fayette County then you never get to see the plaid and hats but man they are there. The little bars out there don't have a fire capacity they have a hat capacity. Those are the people that you see packing the country concerts. I wonder if Chris is from Memphis, his profile mentions his favorite singers as the Rev. Green, (that's a plus) but also Prince hmmmmmmm. I did like his comment about one of the differences in the show is that the Beal street crowd is a lot drunker than in the show. ( sorta like Bourbon Street)
Granted Tennessee is a 3 state, state and Memphis people don't like to be associated with those hillbillies from Bashville but if you look at Memphis Heritage you will find country gospel and country western staring right at you. Talking about Mamas, I clearly remember mine singing 40's tunes right along with Hank Williams that were playing on the radio. Granted we don't participate in this new country music and quite honestly it snuck up on me when it made it so big. Mainly I guess because I can't understand it. It's dropping off now somewhat but it still sells more CDs that the Blues. Y'all be good,

Mike

Posted by Mike from Memphis on 07/22/2010 at 1:38 PM
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