I'm Jon Wolter. I draw. When I'm not being lazy. Help me not be lazy.
Hey, here are some more of those animation class assignments:
The foods I miss most are seafood based. I especially miss oyster roasts, shrimp and grits, and she-crab soup. Most of the rest of the foods are things I can replicate easily at home.
As far as the racism, sadly I can still find most of it everywhere I go.
Bah. It’s no “Kissing Cousins.”
I do. Usually quite fondly.
In countdown order:
5. “Blue Moon” (No, not “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” though that makes the top 10 easily) - Creepy, atmospheric, and if it hasn’t been used as the background music for a bleak travelogue film across the badlands, indie filmmakers have let me down.
4. “Burning Love” - This song gets joked about a lot, but it is a perfectly constructed song about consummating the physical act of lovemaking, as sung by a pudgy man in a jumpsuit.
3. “Mystery Train” - One of the greatest songs of the dawn of the Rock’n’Roll era. Throbbing, pulsating, mysterious, and rocking.
2. “Polk Salad Annie” - Sleazy swamp music. Just a pure joy to listen to and sing along with.
1. “Suspicious Minds” - Just an IMMENSE song. So crucial. Especially the TCB Band live versions with multiple fadeouts. I could listen to about an hour of those fade-ins and outs without getting tired of it.
As you can see, my two favorite eras for The King are his Sun years and his Early, Still Relatively Slim, Jumpsuit years. And I feel like I left off dozens of great songs from both, as well as his other peaks of Early RCA years, Immediately Post Army, and even some of the highlights of his lesser Movie years and Fat Jumpsuit years.