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.
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.
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?
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