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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TUESDAY TRAVELS

"I'm going to Graceland, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee"


There are a few things wrong with this picture.

First it wasn't taken in Graceland, Elvis Presley's home.

It was taken in a curio/gift shop in Jerome, Arizona.

And the lyrics quoted before the picture were written by Paul Simon.

In 1986.

And Elvis died in 1977.

Other than that . . . . .

14 comments:

Jager said...

My first girlfriend was an Air Force brat, Kathy Ann Young, her sister was Billy Jean, southern girls from Mississippi and they loved them some Elvis. After much coercion I learned to pronounce his name properly. EV-IS. BTW what was the price on that EV-IS statue? Kathy Ann is a retired physic prof and she'd probably buy it raht now.

Catalyst said...

I don't even know if it was for sale. I might be able to find the shop again though. If I do, I'll check and let you know.

Inspiringimagesaz said...

"You ain't nothin but a hound dog"! "Thank ya, thank ya verry much"...

Jager said...

Kathy Ann was ambidextrous, she could change an EV-IS record on the turntable with either hand. All she and her sister ever played was EV-IS. I knew every lyric, when her old man was transferred to Turkey I stopped listening to the King and haven't since. Last time I talked to her she was telling me how much fun she had at an AC/DC concert. Go figure.

Tom Cochrun said...

Suspicious Minds wanted to know that.

Catalyst said...

C'mon, you guys, I'm getting All Shook Up.

L Lewis said...

Give me a cigar store Indian over Elvis any day.

Judy said...

I am surprised he's still there. The last time I saw him was in Williams.
To answer your question, Not yet....I'm still resting. Besides, your doing a great job!

Catalyst said...

Well thanks but I'm sure your many fans miss you. But we all need our rest so kick back and enjoy.

Stephen Hayes said...

Well, I'm not one to be picky.

Val said...

I knew that was Simon before I scrolled down to Elvis. I'll take Paul Simon over EV-IS any day. You don't see many statues of HIM, though.

Anonymous said...

When was the photo taken?

Steve

Catalyst said...

Steve, there's a date on it of July 26, 2010 but I don't know if that was when it was taken. Sounds about right though by the size and color of my beard!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. You have lost some weight since then.

Steve