Postmodern Sass and her friend K visit Elvis

In October/November of 2004 Postmodern Sass spent ten days in the Deep South. She visited Graceland with her best friend, K; spent Halloween on Beale Street in Memphis; may or may not have gotten a tatoo; recorded a single at Sun Studio; and watched in disbelief, from her hotel room in Starkville, Mississippi, as John Kerry conceded to George Bush.

Here are a few pictures.


Postmodern Sass's best friend, K, orders a martini at the bar in Graceland.

 

 

Right: Can you see where
Sass signed the wall?

Left: K at Elvis's bar.

Graceland really is postmodern. It's a playful pastiche of ostentatious opulence. It's ironic and self-reflexive. It's retro. It doesn't take itself too seriously. If Elvis were alive today, he'd love Graceland.

The stone wall of Graceland, along Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee, where fans can leave their messages for Elvis.

What more appropriate costumes, when spending Halloween in Memphis, than Priscilla Presley circa 1967?

 

 

Sass is the taller of the two Priscillas, left. Don't you just love our trick-or-treat bags? I was carrying cigarettes in mine. K, I discovered later, was carrying something a little more... practical.

And who knew they still sold blue eyeshadow at Walmart?

If you like, you can click here to listen to Sass sing Crazy. (I'm sure my karaoke buddies will take a pass on that!) This was my producer:

Sass's producer at Sun Studio in Memphis.


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