Fly on the Wall 

Landmarks

Ah! Nothing beats a sweaty Memorial Day picnic at the boarded-up BP at Union and Cooper. The graffiti-covered building is a heart-warming reminder of those good old days when gas was only $2.76 a gallon.

Elvis is Everywhere

A recent column on the relative merits of Elvis Presley and jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut by jazz.com's "resident curmudgeon" Alan Kurtz resulted in one of the more unlikely sentences ever composed in the history of music criticism. Kurtz declares that Chestnut's recent LP Cyrus Plays Elvis "seems to have inspired the same number of followers as Benedictine Chimes of Westminster Play the Great Ballads of Elvis (Skylark Jazz, 1994) ... none." Ouchie.

Separated at Birth?

Is it just us or does Hernando DeSoto, the mustachioed spokestoon for The Commercial Appeal's "Most Memphis" readers' survey, look a lot like an armored Mario brother?

Oh, Canada

Some fighting words from Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail:

"[Al Green's CD] Lay It Down takes a totally different tack, dumping the old guys [Willie Mitchell, Teeny Hodges etc.] and teaming Green with a younger, hipper crowd." Hipper than Willie Mitchell? Would the Roots' ?uestlove, who produced Lay It Down even agree with that? Ouchie again.

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