Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Joe Knows Nashville (PG 189)

Joe knows everything. Joe's Crab Shack, 123 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Living Like a King - Inside Graceland

 The Living Room

 Vernon and Gladys' Room

 The Dining Room

 The Kitchen. Bitching Carpet and a wood grain microwave.
Just how many peanut butter and 'nanner sandwichs were consumed in here?

 The TV Room. Three TV's, because that's how many the President watched.

 The Pool Room. Pleated cloth walls and ceiling. I'm so jealous.

Down in the The Jungle Room.

A tour through the Elvis empire. Pay your admission and wait in line. Ride the bus to the front steps. Enter. No flash photography! Stay between the velvet ropes. Keep moving. Please press the corresponding number on your audio tour.

When you think of Elvis - The King of Rock and Roll - you don't picture Graceland being as compact as it was. And oh so seventies.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Finzel Barn

Red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red barn. What? That's right. This barn was painted "Holy Cow That's Red" red. Looks good in front of the corn field accented by the John Deere. Located along the National Highway in Garrett County, Maryland, between Frostburg, Finzel and Grantsville.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Birding at the In-laws

I sat on the In-Law's porch last week until I had to go to the car and get my camera. Of course what I was seeing was the house finches landing on the sunflowers. Do you think they would light on the sunflower after I got my camera? Nooooooo! I did manage these, though. The house finches, ruby throated hummingbird and the house sparrow did cooperate a little.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fire Museum of Memphis

Fire Museum of Memphis, 118 Adams Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. Located in old Fire Engine House No. 1. The Memphis Fire Department dates back to 1846. Fire Engine House No. 1 was built in 1910 and the museum opened in 1996.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cody Canada and The Departed

Imagine my luck when I find out that a band I like and have been waiting for over a year to be in concert near home is in concert in Memphis during the 20 hours I would be in Memphis. The Departed is Cody Canada's new band and they have released two CD's. Cody and bassist Jeremy Plato were for a long time in the band Cross Canadian Ragweed. His new band The Departed, who I'll bet you've never heard of, alslo includes Seth James. Seth does as much singing as Cody. Really good concert in a small intimate club. The Departed play American Red Dirt/Southern Rock. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beale Street

Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale. My Beale Street experience lasted about 20 minutes. Walking down from BB Kings and couple blocks and walking back up. I could see where this could be a party place but you could also tell this could be a bad place to be. A large police presence gave the impression of being safe at least. There was a bit of a bluesy vibe, I stood in the street outside of Mr. Handy's Blues Hall Juke Joint listening to someone do a really good cover of Tina Turner's Rolling on the River. I did not hang out anywhere too long or eat anything, so I'll have to go back sometime. Of course, more pictures later, maybe some video.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sun Studio

First stop once hitting Memphis was Sun Studio. The home of some of the greatest music you hadn't heard yet. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Eldorado and the Ruckus... Well, Eldorado was our tour guide. You want to talk about someone who loves his job? Taking this tour you couldn't help but feel the magic of this place and the sounds that came from here almost 60 years ago. I'll have more pictures later, inside and out, of this historic landmark.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A House Fit for a King

We went to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis Tennessee. Yes, after 2 and a half not stop days in Nashville we blew into Memphis. We got there around 5:30 pm and were gone by 1:30 pm the next day. That's 20 hours in Memphis. Our number one purpose for being there was Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley. There will be plenty of Graceland pictures later. make no doubt about it though, Elvis Presley is an industry.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Church with the Blue Cross

This is the Piney Plains United Methodist Church off of Mann Road in Orleans (Bellegrove), Maryland. As seen from Interstate 68.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Backyard Birding: June 2013

 Downy Woodpecker

 Common Grackle

 Northern Cardinal

 Mourning Dove

House Finch

Friday, July 19, 2013

Orleans Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

Orleans Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., 12210 Orleans Road NE, Little Orleans, Md., Allegany County.

   As is typical of small volunteer fire companies, the Orleans Volunteer Fire Company has no presence on the world wide web. If you have information on this or any of the fire stations featured here on the Outskirts leave a comment.