Tag Archives: Elvis Presley

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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Twanglish Lesson: Poke (featuring Tony Joe White)

Twanglish Lessons is your semi-regular, bi-weekly guide to mastering the finer points of the Official Language of the South. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

I’m sure most of these young ‘uns today would think “poke” is something you do on the Facebooks.

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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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The He-Said, She-Said of the Southern Sweets Showdown

Today you get two showdowns in one. On one level it’s #4 Apple Butter vs. #13 Banana & Mayonnaise Sandwich in the Miscellany Region. On another level, it’s Deb vs. Wayne, Her vs. Him in the Battle of the Sandwich.

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Southern Sweet: Pound Cake

Perhaps no other Southern cake dessert represents Southern cooking as well as the simple pound cake. It is fairly basic in its formulation, yet lends itself well to endless customization.

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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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Be a Real Southern Man #77 – Work on Your Chops

Welcome to your virtual manual for becoming a Real Southern Man.

Today’s how-to tip is, sadly, one this Southern man will never be able to master.

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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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Twanglish Lesson: Mama

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to master the finer points of the Official Language of the South. Remember, it’s not English, it’s Twanglish.

In the scholarly study of Twanglish, one will sometimes encounter words which appear to be no different than the corresponding words in English.

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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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