Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Before there was a Memphis Flyer there was a Dixie Flyer. Before there was a Fly on the Wall there was a Bluff Town Buffoon

Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Are you from Dixie?
  • Are you from Dixie?

I recently interviewed Gordon Alexander, a Memphis artist and businessman who was also music editor for the Dixie Flyer, an alternative newspaper the preceded and inspired the Memphis Flyer. Our primary topic of discussion was Ed Perry, a locally-trained artist who passed recently, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work. We also talked briefly about Alexander's time with the Dixie Flyer, and after the interview he sent a couple of great sample details from Memphis' original bastion of alt-journalism. But that's not all he sent.

Feeling lucky, punk?
  • Feeling lucky, punk?

Alexander also launched a funny paper inspired by National Lampoon called the Bluff Town Buffoon. This shot is a sample from the Buffoon's sex issue.

Is that a monument in your pocket?
  • Is that a monument in your pocket?

We here at Fly on the Wall like to honor those who came before us, paving the way for the kind of silliness we now provide on at least a semi-regular basis. So here's to the Buffoon.


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