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Heart Like Memphis, etc

Mike Sudhalter  |  May 26, 2009

It's like a bad chain reaction.

Whenever something's going on in pop music, country always tries to mimic it with its own version.

Sounds like that's the case with the Carter Twins, who remind me of the Jonas Brothers. Their song, "Heart Like Memphis", is about beautiful girls who seem like everything is perfect for them, but they are broken hearted and lonely.

It took me a second to realize that Memphis is just a metaphor for the blues. I should have known, but I didn't.

The last thing that country music needs is another version of the Jonas Bros., but I do like the concept/message of the song. I just wish someone would have recorded it differently.

Another trend I've noticed - movies that have sequels with none of the actors from the original. Usually, these sequels go straight to video. I've seen them at the video store for movies like "Dukes of Hazzard", "Waiting" and "Without A Paddle". The American Pie series started out with a trilogy. Now, there's all these AP movies with maybe one or two actors from the original series and none of the rest.

If you're going to make sequels, at least stay with some of the same actors. If not, that's the best way for a flop.

Have you ever been in a store and you're ready to leave, but they're playing a song you like so you want to stay and hear it? That happened to me yesterday when "I Was Meant For You" by Jewel came on the radio system at TJ Maxx.

I've been watching the NBA Playoffs, and LeBron James is one of the most talented and likeable players of all-time. But I've found myself rooting against them in this series against the Orlando Magic.

Michael Jordan and the Bulls knocked on the door several times before he started winning (six) championships.

James needs to go through the same thing, but I have a feeling that he'll bolt Cleveland if they don't advance to the finals in each of the next two seasons. Seeing James pay his dues makes one realize that he's not always Superman - although anyone who saw his game-winning 3-pointer last Friday might argue otherwise.

If the Cavs don't escape this 3-1 series deficit and advance to the NBA Finals, this season's will go down as a continuation in Cleveland sports' heartbreak history - the Indians' World Series loss to Florida, and the Browns' loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game.

It's highly possible that their championship hopes will be dashed by another team from Florida (the Magic) or Denver (the Nuggets).

Maybe, the Carter Twins need to write a song about the Cleveland sports fan. It will definitely be a tearjerker.

:: Posted at 10:52 PM by Mike Sudhalter ::
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