The Jolie Pez Project: The Jolie In NashvillePosted: October 14, 2010
After recuperating from her missing person experience, The Jolie headed off to just outside Music City USA to visit Todd Pack and his Messy Desk. From there she was able to drift in to Nashville and see the sights. Let’s get Todd’s report…
“She seems to draw trouble to herself,” Omawarisan had warned me, and he was right. She’d been on the ground maybe 2 minutes, and already the Jolie had run afoul of Thing 2’s ferocious robot dinosaur.
She managed to escape and struck out on her own.
She’d landed just outside Nashville, Tennessee. Music City USA. She wanted the full country music experience. She wanted to take “The Grand Tour,” see the stars’ homes, maybe record a hit record or two.
She wandered the suburbs until she found a house with musical notes on the front gate
She wondered who lived there.
If only the Jolie could read.
She decided she needed to get closer to the action, so the Jolie stowed away inside my computer bag, sneaked into and out of my office…
… and, like countless starry-eyed dreamers before her, set out to make a name for herself in Nashville.
She’d always dreamed of standing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, but she didn’t have the $18 for a tour, as her pants were made of plastic and had no pockets, so she could only stare longingly at the Grand Ole Opry House from the plaza outside.
The Jolie was almost ready to give up her dreams and go back out on the road when she saw a plain, cinder block building on Roy Acuff Place, down on Music Row.
It was RCA Studio B. Hundreds of classics had been recorded there. “It’s Now or Never” by Elvis. “Only the Lonely,” by Roy Orbison. “I Will Always Love You,” by Dolly Parton. She thought of going in and seeing if they’d let her record a song, maybe a cover of Dolly’s “Jolene,” only instead of “Jolene,” she’d sing, “Jolie,” because she thought that would be clever, but, sadly, she didn’t have $10 for a tour, and they wouldn’t let her in the building.
What happens now? Where will she go from here? Will she continue on her journey around the world, or will she disappear as she had so many times before?
Only time will tell….
…and so The Jolie is on her way to her next destination, headed west in a padded mailing envelope.
Thank you to Todd and his family for taking on the dangerous task of hosting The Jolie and making sure she had the opportunity to have such a great adventure. I don’t think anyone anticipated she’d have the opportunity to meet the Engineer from Conjunction Junction and Porter Wagoner at the same time. You’ve got to respect someone who has those kind of connections.
A couple of administrative notes for all fans of The Jolie. She has a really extensive list of destinations, but there’s always room for more. As things stand, she has a few more US destinations this year. She hopes to begin a Canadian tour in late December or early January. She’ll return to the US for more travels before beginning her trip around the world. Look for a dedicated Jolie Pez page on Blurt very soon.