Tag Archives: Elvis Presley

Comfort Music

First course: comfort food Sometimes a good shrimp po’ boy does the trick. Shrimp Creole, the way my mama used to cook it, always made me feel better, even when I was feeling fine already. Boiled shrimp, Trout Amandine or … Continue reading

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The moon, Sun and Hemingway

The Moon It was a product of the pride the people in the United States had in the 1960s for our race to land a man on the moon. A globe of the moon. As a boy in Mississippi approaching … Continue reading

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Sun shines

August 22, 2015 started cloudy in Memphis, Tennessee. As I left my hotel downtown on Union Avenue and made my way to Overton Square, a light drizzle got more intense. By 11:00 a.m., the rain began to fall so loudly … Continue reading

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Slicin’ Sand

Snow and ice are no day at the beach, at least for a Gulf Coast boy like me. So here I am in Nashville, Tennessee where we have to deal with it every year (which makes me wonder why people … Continue reading

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Birthday 335

Reflecting on my birthday this year found me remembering my favorite of them all. In 1996, for my fortieth birthday, I was surprised by my wonderful wife, Gail, and friends with the gift of the cherry-red Gibson ES-335 electric guitar … Continue reading

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“God’s time” in Middle Tennessee

“Well, we can get off Roosevelt’s time and go back to God’s time,” my step-father would say every fall. Bob Gordin never liked Daylight Savings Time. He was born in 1922, grew up during the Great Depression and fought in … Continue reading

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Frankie and Johnny (song link included)

Drinkin’. Cheatin’. Revenge. Murder. Capital punishment. All tied together with a catchy little melody. That’s what I love about Frankie and Johnny, an American ballad that has withstood the test of time. Basically, Frankie finds out that Johnny, her sweetheart, … Continue reading

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