photos - kk in Nashville '91-'93
spent the better part of 1991 through the summer of 1993 in Nashvile,
Tennessee, in an attempt to start a 'new life' as a working
musician. i worked -
perhaps harder than ever before in my
life. i made a living, but it was not happy time.
appoaching a nervous breakdown, i escaped back to the
north east in
'93. these photos are the few smiles i preserved.
do you lke my new haircut
? i worked
briefly in the back-up band of a nice young man who was n 'Elvis'
imitator. this is a photo of not-me and not-him.
here i'm playing the pianos at the home of my good friend, Katherine McKenzie.
she was the bightest light of
my stay in town.
and here she is
. she was the proud owner of a Plymouth automobile of
indeterminate model and vintage, here . . we drove the damn thing
to Florida in '92 to visit Thomas Edison's ghost, not pictured . . . . the trip was a joy with intermittent nightmares courtesy of Knight's Inns in
Alabama. another trip took me to Memphis where i visited the ghost of the real Elvis . . .
who i didn't see either, but i got ot stand next to one of his Cadillacs
in the Graceland garage shown here
a few more things that didn't happen. here and here . . . .
hey! it could have been me. just luck. :)) i carried on, playing the
piano for ballet classes by day for rent money, and by night. amusing myself with my guitar
sometimes i visited K. Mc Kenzie at her home and we played old standards, four hands
which gave me the notion to start a new 'career' as a cabaret singer. promo shot
here. i even bought a jacket & tie for it. at one of those cabaret jams i
met a nice woman named
Linda Bieheusen and her husband, Rich. Rich
had a recording studio where is worked from
time to time. Rich &
Linda and i are still close frineds after many years. one mosre bright
on my occasional day off i had time to see local attractions. i think this
is me in front of Andrew Jackson's house . . . or one of the those
asshole's plantations. whatever.
and that's it. i hated Nashville, so i left.