Sunday, October 2, 2011

the killer's finger

what it is: mysterious power
where i found it: memphis, tennessee

By the time I was born, everyone seemed to think that America's fear of sexual corruption via Elvis and rock and roll was a big joke. I'm not so sure though. In this clip Jerry Lee Lewis demonstrates what parents were afraid of. With one single finger he makes me feel violated and also afraid for a daughter I don't even have. Just wait for the breakdown.

Clearly he's a little older in the above clip than most of us commonly picture him. Here is the original menace. There are a lot of mind blowing things about this clip. I might like the part about the "chicken in the barn" the best. I can watch this over and over again, which may not be healthy.