life, drums, family

Graceland–

This blog is a little late…

When we were in Memphis, we took a trip to Graceland- I really didn’t know what to expect. Of course I know of Elvis, and have heard some of his music, but never really got into his music that deep. But I have to say that I was more affected by the whole experience than I expected. For the tour you wear a headset that plays an audio tour for each part of the house or property, along with some music, interviews with Elvis, or even home recordings. So you’re hearing that, and seeing his home- which for the time, I’m sure was elaborate- but by today’s standards is perhaps a little bit large, yet still a very cozy feeling place… And then seeing all the gold records that he produced, hearing his philosophies of writing music and performing, and seeing several of his live performances— it really made me have a new respect for the man, and his impact on music, and culture.
I want to go and see more of his live performances- he certainly wasn’t called The King for nothing.
So here’s my photo tour of Graceland…. There’s a ton of photos, and I haven’t figured out a better way to display them yet, but I’ll get there!!

Enjoy-

The house–

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…and a whole lot more photos….

just click below ….

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Elephant Head Table Leg

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Super-futuristic-wall-to-wall-mirrored-staircase.

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Basement Lounge-  with 3 TV’s!!!   Unheard of back in the day.

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The Pool Room.  Specially decorated with wall-to-ceiling fabric.20121207-193103.jpg

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Here’s the ‘green shag carpeted’ staircase- leading to the ‘green shag carpeted’ (floor and ceiling) Jungle Room.

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Lisa Marie’s Swing Set.

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I couldn’t even fit all of his gold records in one shot!

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This is the lounge area of the raquetball building.  It was a separate building out back where people could hang out and watch or play raquetball.20121207-195818.jpg

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The raquetball court has been redone to house more gold/platinum records, outfits, and some video displays of Elvis’s performances.20121207-195851.jpg

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Oh yeah… gold plated faucet on the airplane sink.

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So that’s it. You just got the whole tour of Graceland!!!

Thanks for checkin it out!!

3 responses

  1. coco tony

    The Kings Palace !  Cool !  Not Exactly “King” sized, but nice !  Must feel cool checking that out. Great Pics Man, and you look like you are recovered now !  Good deal ! 

    December 8, 2012 at 1:55 am

  2. Tom Turner

    Great Tour. You saved me a trip. Tim brought me a cup years ago. Glad you are getting to see so much country. Hope you have a Merry Christmas in Idaho.

    December 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    • Thanks Tom!
      Yeah, it’s a nice way to see the States.
      Merry Christmas to you too!

      December 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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