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Cigars and Lonestars

Mike Sudhalter  |  May 22, 2008

If the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs meet in the 2008 NBA Finals, it'll be cause for celebration with Cigars and Lonestars. The Cigars, obviously, to honor the late Red Auerbach, and the Lonestars, because it's a Texas beer. Unfortunately, I think it's looking more like the Los Angeles Lakers will qualify for the finals. In case you're wondering, I got the inspiration for Cigars and Lonestars from a line in a Granger Smith song called "Long Way From OK."

Zac Brown is singing about PBR on the way in his song "Toes." I was dumb enough to think Professional Bull Riders was coming on the tube. It was actually Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Interesting, how we can associate an acronym with one thing because we've heard it so many times.

On Sunday, I'm going to be making the trip to the Sierra Repertory Theatre in beautiful Columbia, Calif. to watch Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Look for a review and further commentary on the upcoming event.

From one country legend to another, check out this video of Marty Robbins' "Feelena." The song is actually a prequel to Robbins' signature song, "El Paso." I think the song is much better than El Paso because it basically tells the entire life story of Feelena, the female character in "El Paso." In a world of American Idol and other talent shows that are basically glorified karaoke contests, why don't we have more talents like Robbins? I wish we'd have more straightforward, creative storytellers like the late Robbins. And pay attention to the video, there's a guy who sits there for the entire 7 minutes, 58 seconds and just admires the legend's singing. Does he say anything? Watch and find out.

:: Posted at 1:25 PM by Mike Sudhalter ::
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