Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yee haw

When I lived in Knoxville, my friend Leif worked at YeeHaw, the print shop shown here. I spent a lot of time in there, shopping, talking with friends. Their work is Knoxville to me, and taht video is a perfect representation of the vibe that down has. It's a brick and soil city, and I miss it everyday.

18 Comments:

Blogger HillbillyHannah said...

Very cool! I'm a born and bred Blount Countian. So many people don't realize how lucky they are to live in this special place. Glad you appreciate it! Maybe life will bring you back this way one day.

August 10, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger bellananda said...

that's awesome! *of course* they had to use a little jack for paint thinner.

:)

August 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger HEATHER said...

That's Matt Morelock playing! Doesn't he look so much like Brian?? He always reminded me of Brian too.

August 10, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Jamie Elfrank said...

Very cool!

August 10, 2011 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

I am a transplant Blount Countian. I've lived in the Maryville area for 3 years now and I love it! I'll have to get up to Knoxville and check out Yee haw for myself. If you ever get back down this way Jenna, come say hi. I have a grooming and pet supply store in town.

August 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Jimmie said...

That'n had me toe-tappin!

Diane in North Carolina

August 10, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Me too! I wanna hear more of him. And the shop is great. Thanks for the video.

August 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Very cool video!

August 10, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

TN does something to the heart. I've been fortunate to go back 1x with the kids every year since we left however next year we don't believe it will work out. When push comes to shove, we'd rather be out of debt and actively working towards moving home to TN than spending the $$ yearly to visit.
The Smokeys and surrounding areas are very special indeed. Oh how many times I've shed tears over the longing in my heart. Sometimes so much so it's hard to swallow.

August 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger The Sprouting Acorn said...

love the paint thinner… and this print shop rocks!!

as for jack, i loved him once upon a time-- maybe even a little too much. we didn't see each other often, but had to end it after spending a bad night with him. i'm glad to see he's carried on and our break-up didn't cause him a lapse in popularity. :))

August 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
OpenID Tami said...

I know that you love VerYork...but I think I see Tennessee in your future. There is special feeling in your writing when you refer to Tennessee that is unlike anyother place you speak about. Maybe that is where FlannelMan is...just sayin'.

August 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

JENNA,
THIS BLOG REALLY DOES ROCK!!
I REALLY LIKE THIS "POST" WITH THE
BANJO PICKING (& GRINNING), & PINCH
MYSELF SEEING "JACK DANIEL" USED AS
A THINNER!!!
"THANKS", "CHEERS" WITH A HEALTH DRING (SORRY NO JD) & ...
RONNIE A VERY HAPPY X SEAT WEAVER!!
http://www.chaircaingdirectory.com

August 10, 2011 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

What is it about Tennessee?! I lived in Nashville for 9 years, I went to school at Ole Miss about an hour from Memphis, and I've spent more vacations than I can count in the East Tennessee Mountains. I grew up in AL, I now live in GA, but I always feel most at home when I'm in TN. The friendly people, the green landscape, the rich culture and history, the music that changes as you drive from West to East...I hope that someday, I end up back on that side of the state line.

August 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Flartus said...

I loved seeing the whole process of printing those. Very impressive handiwork.

August 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Way too cool!

August 10, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger angela jiniel said...

Awesome! I'd love to work in a place like that!

August 11, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

A feeling for the south with banjo pickin' and craftmanship through the hands of the workers -- great video -- barbara

August 11, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

Great! And what are you doing in New England? When are you coming back to TN? From the Phoney Farm in a tiny hamlet in rural TN.

August 11, 2011 at 5:00 PM  

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