Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Knoxville signage

Download: Bad Animal -- "The Hunted"

For reasons of rock, I was in Knoxville, TN (pop. 173,000) this past weekend. While there I was introduced to a Bad Animal indigenous to the city. It's a strange town, and to illustrate this I've assembled a variety of store names and one billboard sign from just one road - Broadway - that really did it for me.

* Jeans a Go-Go

* Pardon Jewelry

* Chintzy Rose

* Tangles Hair Salon

* an otherwise unmarked building with tinted windows called, i kid you not, "Abstract Title"

* a billboard that read, "Knoxville, Seafood Capital of the World.....Captain D's, Now Hiring"

No one that I spoke with was able to explain to me how/why Knoxville is the Seafood Capital of the World, but if you know, please comment.


KBAB said...

hahahaha I just watched the Simpsons episode where Bart gets a fake ID and rents a car with his friends and they go to Knoxville and that thing falls over and crushes their car
that's all

Rob Howard said...

I spent the night in Knoxville. I staggered down the lovely well named Gay Street, from the Downtown Grill and Brewery to the Bistro at the Bijou ( the minor theater) past the Tennessee (the major Theatre). Alcohol makes the city much more bearable, but I sell Real Estate here (http://www.robsellksnoville.com) and I love it despite itself.

Shawn said...
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Shawn said...

hi, this is shawn, also known as BAD ANIMAL. thanks for the write up on your blog! i appreciate it. you can check out more ba stuff @ www.galaxyofglass.com email me if you have any questions. thanks! shawn/ba

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