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I have received some interesting responses for my newest video. The video's a bit goofy, and it's different than most of my other work. The thing that I enjoy about creating content that is very narrow and specific, such as a single furniture store from long ago, is that it’s going to feel more personal to a select group of people, which I like. Here are their messages:
“I remember this place. We would pass it on Austin Peay on the way to the Raleigh Springs Mall. Around 1990, the name changed to Heilig-Myers. When they built the new giant Austin Peay Highway through Raleigh, it destroyed all the businesses along the old Austin Peay road.” - Martin S.
“When I saw the commercial I knew right away, a couple of years ago it was a used furniture/ store fixture store. I bought some shelves there.” - J. Robert H.
“I recognized this immediately because I bought a couch from them. The frame of the couch broke two months past the warranty and they still replaced it with a new couch! I still have the replacement because it is in the living room that isn't used very often. What memories!” - William Guin
“I lived behind close by The Furniture Center and used to play pinball when I was a kid at a store up the street. Then later the ice cream store became a Hub Cap Annie.” - Greg C.
This video is a bit... different. Most of my videos concentrate on serious subjects with a very mature examination of history. This is not one of those videos. This one's about a very specific place in Memphis, Tennessee from the early 1980s. Watch A Return to 1980s Memphis: Finding The Furniture Center below, and you might just come away with a new friend of the family.
This new short video is about the now demolished Highland Street Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee. I visited the property in December 2014 and the video gives a glimpse at a small part of my childhood, mentioning that in this church my parents were married and my siblings and I attended preschool. Check out the two photos captured from Google Street View between 1:16-1:26 to see places I remember from between 1983 and the early 1990s.
In this video I explore the old fire tower at the top of Mount Sterling in Haywood County, North Carolina. While it might have been nice if it was a clear day, the rolling fog made for an interesting atmosphere. I shot this video the same week in 2013 when I shot Tennessee Wonderland and Tennessee Mountain View.