such was the nature of 2018 that i- a woman with her good ear perpetually to the ground of celebrity gossip- TOTALLY DID NOT KNOW THIS.
not until, like, now. when i was reading an essay on memphis music and thought biography.com wasn’t enough of a credible source and wondered if there were any biographies of j.tim to recommend to this student and then………. LO.
on 29 october 2018, hindsight & all the things i can’t see in front of me apparently came into the world.
and then, a blessed 144 days of my not knowing this detail later, hindsight & all the things i can’t see in front of me came into my world. Continue reading →
true story: this is the part at which i suck. because i can do curation… pulling together a lot of tangential stuff and saying ISN’T THIS SO NEAT?! where i do not excel is the question of WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!?!?! Continue reading →
so hey, guess who we’re talking about! yup. STILL. i know, i know. you’re wondering how there could possibly more words to spill on this man. how has my admittedly shallow well of thoughts and analysis not run completely dry. fear not! we’re nearly done. (except… ARE WE?! because now j.tim’s chimed up about how he’s so memphis because his primary impulse is to kill people rather than dialogue, which is a maddeningly reductive thing to have said about a city known for the killing of martin luther king, jr.) as i mentioned initially, my dislike of j.tim can be distilled into three episodes: the wedding, the shriners, and take back the night.
(sidenote: doesn’t he totally look like chuck bass in the photo above??)
i would write about this, but everything i would write about it was written so damn beautifully HERE. you should read THIS. this is why celebrity studies matter, why celebrities matter. because they reflect back things we so often choose not to see within ourselves.