MEMPHIS/ road trip

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 02:56am by Risky

As I mentioned on my previous blog post Montana Paint sent Sever and I on a Road trip from New York to New Orleans. The photos of the trip were submitted to PHILLIPS DE PURY & COMPANY in New York for an upcoming exhibit. The group of photos  “Graffiti Tales From The Road” capture the mood and tone of the trip. This exhibit is in conjunction with POLAROID and the photos will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Born This Way and  The Free Arts Foundations. Here are a few shots from the Memphis stop….

first I had to stop at Graceland and personally apologize to Elvis R.I.P. for bombing his limo with Dream R.I.P. back in the day…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we stumbled into this really cool bar! It had a ton of history, and it was supposedly haunted. The bartender took us on the ghost tour, we didn’t see anything crazy, but you could definitely feel it. She told us Ray Charles as well as “all” the O.G. blues men stayed there back in the day. Upstairs was a brothel. They used to barricade themselves in their rooms for a week at a time, and shoot dope and hang with the lady’s of the night. The owner shared a ton of good old stories and showed us all kinds of crazy s%#*!!! The Stones even wrote Brown Sugar after Mick Jagger was propositioned by a black woman to go upstairs to the brothel with her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We rocked some huge blocks along the tracks……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We stumbled across some annual Run, so we chilled in the Mad Society bar….and watched the kaos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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