Is the woman on the left
Beginning to sound a lot like the woman on the right?
Wendi Thomas today laments the fact that our own Three 6 Mafia has been nominated for an Oscar for the song, "It's Hard To Be A Pimp Out Here" because, well, you know, pimping is BAD.
Never mind that this is the highest profile for a Memphis-based recording act in a long time, never mind that while Hustle and Flow showed the seamier side of this city, it's a side that exists, and will continue to exist as long as we have the same people running the show economically.
Her columns of late have had that lecture-like tone we used to hear whenever Aunt Esther would lecture Fred Sanford that he would wind up in Hell if he didn't get right with God, to which Fred would note that if she weren't in Hell and he was, he'd be better off.
There are times when Wendi has good points and makes sense, but she ignores the fact that our music industry was made by wild-ass crazy people who were, well, brilliant. Do the names Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Phillips, or Jim Dickinson mean anything to you?
Enough said. I'm rooting for Three 6 Mafia to win Sunday night, and for Terence Howard to win the Oscar for Best Actor. Even if I do burn in Hell.