Can Lubbock Get A Real Walk Of Fame?
We currently have what's called a "Walk Of Fame", or do we?
Let's start with some semantics. Am I the only one that noticed that our "Walk Of Fame" is actually a "Wall Of Fame"? I know, I'm nitpicking here, but since I'm bringing up the topic of a "real" Walk Of Fame, then it's germane to the conversation.
Let's move on to the obvious. The current wall/walk of fame is mired in politics and potential tourism. It's all about the money and whether we can get folks to come into Lubbock for a gander. Yes, there are some big names there, but people just kind of see those names when they've finished their five minutes of looking at the Buddy Holly statue.
What I'd like to see is more of those names that stayed close to home and near and dear to our hearts. I want to see the people who rocked the jam nights and the happy hour parties. I want to see the guys who opened for national acts and blew them off the stage because they honed their acts so perfectly on the Lubbock stages.
To be more precise, I'd like to see people like Junior Medlow, P.J. Belly, and Mike Pritchard honored for bustin' it nightly on the boards. I'd love to see Larry Simmons, Bruce Jaggers, and Carlo Campenelli honored for running the clubs. It doesn't have to be much, maybe we just lay a little brick trail either in the current area or somewhere in the Depot District. Those of us who are fans can buy bricks for our favorites pending certain requirements or something.
I realize my idea creates some crossover with the tourist-y things over at the current memorial, but it isn't getting it done for those people who game so much blood, sweat, and tears to make Lubbock music a thing.
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