Graceland, Sun Studio… this weekend was a trip through a few of the most iconic stops on music lane. I yet again have my sister (and her mover ‘n shaker job status) to thank for taking me to another city. The more she moves for work, the more I realize how much I have to see of the U.S. of A.
And yes, please take a moment below to enjoy me rocking out with the same microphone that was sung into by some of the greats in music’s history. Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash (Million Dollar Quartet, anyone?) to name just a few. The popularity of Sun Studio among musicians still exists today with Bono and John Mellencamp making recent visits to record. One of the most unique parts of Sun Studio was pointed out by the tour guide. In any other museum this microphone would be protected behind a glass case. However, Sam Phillips, the record producer and creator of Sun Studio, who signed a number of iconic figures, wanted this experience to be enjoyed by everyone.
I loved this part of the tour. Sure it was worthwhile to look at all the history behind the glass cases, but nothing can compare to holding that microphone in my hand. To stand in the studio (with original floor tiles no less) and truly experience this part of history. The things we remember most are the ones we can walk away carrying a solid memory. Life is all about the experience and the more opportunities you have to catch all you can – I say take it.
There is so much to see all over the world. In fact, a recent #u30pro chat asked if we could travel anywhere (and bring one thing) where would we visit? Far off places made up the majority of answers. Sometime it’s trips just across the state line or the unexpected road trip that can create the most lasting memories. What have been your favorite stops in the US? Anything I can’t go another day without adding to my bucket list?
Oh and one more thing. After spending time in the world of Elvis, I’d like to close with this for reading my latest post:
Thank you. Thank you very much. : )