"This trip is going so fast. Diary No.3 means I've been here for nearly three weeks already, wow!
I've left the tinsel and dazzle of LA LA Land behind me now after a couple of amazing weeks of songwriting and have landed in Memphis to start recording the album.
I love Memphis but right now I'm trying to decide if I have picked the absolute worst or absolute best time to be here. As I write this the people next door to my hotel room are having the world's biggest Elvis party. I mean, I really like Elvis but if I hear "Jailhouse Rock" one more time I'm gonna pull out all of my once afroed hair.
I've seen more sideburns and rhinestones in the past two days than you could possibly imagine and, let me tell you, in Memphis the white jumpsuit is definitely alive and kickin'. It does make me think, though, what a huge legacy Elvis left and that 30 years on people are still flocking here to see him -- he truly is a legend.
I tried to get a peek at Graceland today but the crowds were too big so I opted to do a drive by Sun Studios instead -- the next best thing!
Tonight, I also met Steve Cropper. Steve is producing and playing on the Memphis record that I am over here doing. We had dinner at this amazing Brazilian steak house. It was all-you-can-eat and we both took that literally ...