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RSM Elvis Week: Revisiting The Real Black Elvis

One year ago today, I posted about RSM Kris Wheeler and me meeting a man who claimed to be “The Real Black Elvis.” in observation of Elvis Week, we think it’s worth revisiting:

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Festing Nash Vegas: Return of the Threshold Guardians, Part II

Follow RSMs Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler on their adventures as they take their film, Duke & The King, to the Nashville Film Festival. Sunday night, 9 p.m., the time we had been building toward for nearly six years. As the moment that our film would finally unspool (figuratively speaking, of course, since our fm […]

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Festing Nash Vegas: Return of the Threshold Guardians, Part I

Follow RSMs Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler on their adventures as they take their film, Duke & The King, to the Nashville Film Festival. Day three of our Nashville adventure was fairly uneventful. Family and friends rolled into town; Kris and I watched a number of other music docs; the growing sense of angst and […]

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Festing Nash Vegas: Used Film Salesmen

Day Two of our Nashville Film Festival experience begins with a free bacon buffet in the hotel. Reportedly, there were other breakfast foods present, even on my plate, but I couldn’t get past the words “free bacon.”

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Festing Nash Vegas: Chunky Glasses, Tiny Fedoras and the F-word

For the next week RSMs Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler will be blogging their experiences as they take their film to the Nashville Film Festival. Mythologist Joseph Campbell, in his seminal work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, says that the hero of any good story must vanquish forces known as Threshold Guardians who seek […]

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Festing Nash Vegas: A Real Southern Men Adventure

This week, RSM Kris Wheeler and I are taking our documentary feature film, Duke & The King to the Nashville Film Festival. The film will have its world premiere this Sunday night at 9pm. Seeing that it’s a film by Southern men, about a Southern man and playing in a Southern film festival, it’s only […]

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RSM Elvis Week: TMI and The Real Black Elvis

Part 5 of a Real Southern Men Adventure:

It’s time to put the wraps on this long, winding adventure through the town immortalized by Johnny Rivers: Memphis, Tennessee.

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RSM Elvis Week: Super-Fans, Fried Burgers and More Elvi

Part 4 of a Real Southern Men Adventure

Confession: these posts are starting to make me tired. Our weekend in Memphis was exhausting, and reliving them is equally so. Last time, I had just been assaulted with the P-word by a vagrant in TGI Friday’s. Mentally battered, weary, I retreated to my hotel room to fight anew the next day.

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RSM Elvis Week: Chicken George and the P-Word

Part 3 of a Real Southern Men Adventure

Welcome back to our tale of how RSMs Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin took Beale Street by storm as we attended Elvis Week.

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Gas On, Gas Off – Part II of a RSM Adventure

“Now the one thing no one wants to do is drop the clutch and stall the car as he’s trying to pull away. No decent Real Southern Man raised on NASCAR would ever allow that to happen.”

In part one of his Real Southern Men Adventure at the Richard Petty Driving Experience, RSM Kris Wheeler squeezed himself into some ill-fitting fireproof jammies and steeled his nerve for a 180 m.p.h. spin around the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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