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What Is Hillbilly Porn?

Okay, I can’t help myself. I have to write a post about hillbilly porn.

Last night, I sat in a dignified paneled room atop a tall building in downtown Nashville, where we were served amazing food. We engaged in diverse, layered conversation about multiple topics: architecture; Philip Glass; Springfield, Tennessee; the name Watkins around Nashville; and hillbilly porn. Of course, hillbilly porn was my favorite topic of them all.

Hillbilly Porn is really a statue in downtown Nashville at the center of their first roundabout. Called Musica, it is a work that includes naked people. Or, as our host described them, nekkid people frolicking around the center of the roundabout.

I love the word “nekkid,” that gorgeous Southern utterance that doesn’t get nearly enough play anymore.

Instead of taking a trek to the Hermitage today, maybe I shall make a pilgrimage to view this unappreciated hillbilly porn instead? Perhaps it will inspire me to get nekkid myself.

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  1. Lou Mello #

    And the spirit of Mardi Gras lives on…you can put some beads on them.

    March 10, 2011
    • Somebody actually snuck in there and put clothes on them as a prank. :)

      March 10, 2011
  2. Love it! It so reminds me of work at Brookgreen Gardens, which is one of my favorite places.

    March 10, 2011
    • I think it looks joyful. I agree with you about Brookgreen, too. I first went there when I was 5, and I still remember how striking it was.

      March 10, 2011
  3. What ever you do, have a great day, and if you decide to get “nekkid” don’t do it on public, b/c while statues are allowed to be unclothed in pubic, people aren’t…but you know that…right? :-)

    March 10, 2011
    • Given that it is in the middle of a city roundabout, i doubt that anyone gets out and does much visiting. There were many accidents when it was first unveiled, partly because people were staring at all the nekkidness, and partly because Americans cannot drive in roundabouts.

      March 10, 2011
  4. My sister lives in Nashville. When we last visited we were taken by that sculpture because we were told we “just had to see it.” Funny how everyone in town knows about the nekkid statue!

    Did you see the Bat-Tower too? If you don’t yet know what I am talking about, just ask someone.

    Nashville is a fun place, I hope you and your bright green eye-shadow have a blast there. One of the best things is that they don’t take themselves to seriously. Everything is a bit tongue in cheek.

    March 10, 2011
    • It was a very animated dinner discussion. The residents seem to enjoy just telling the story of the thing.

      I have barely been out of the room here, but I will ask about the Bat Tower. :)

      March 10, 2011
      • Barely been out of the room?! Are you and MTM on a second honeymoon or something? (I am blushing just thinking of it.)

        March 10, 2011
      • No, Carnell. MTM is working the whole time, and I am, too, after a fashion.

        March 10, 2011
  5. Gwen #

    My family lives in Nashville. I never knew of this sculpture…I may have to take a trip and visit mom. :)

    March 10, 2011
    • It is relatively new, Gwen. I think it was installed in the mid-2000’s. Someone even wrote a song about it by the same title. I hope it will add flavor to your next visit with your mom. :)

      March 10, 2011
  6. Frolicking nekkid in the middle of a round about seems like a lot of fun. :) Whoever invented clothes should be shot. I can not wait for my kids to get grown and move out on their own. Once that happens I can run nekkid through the house all I want and not worry about it. HEH….

    March 10, 2011
    • That seems to be something men wish their kids would leave for. :)

      March 10, 2011
    • Yes, having them underfoot does crimp one’s style, does it not?

      I wear clothes because I have to and much prefer frolicking around nekkid (neat word!). :)

      March 10, 2011
      • Have you never heard the word ‘nekkid’ Bill? I think I laugh every time I hear it or try to say it.

        March 10, 2011
  7. Linda Watkins (Mom) #

    I loved Nashville and worked there for five years until you were born. I met some of the friendliest, nicest, genuine, people there who took a Kentucky hill girl that had never been away from home, accepted her and helped her make a big adjustment in her life. I have very fond memories of my time there.

    March 10, 2011
    • I walked around a bit last night and wondered if you worked near where we are staying. It is right downtown.

      March 10, 2011
      • Linda Watkins (Mom) #

        I worked down the street toward the river from the Life and Casualty Building which, by the way, was the tallest building in Nashville at that time. I walked through Printers Alley every day to and from work.

        March 10, 2011
      • If I can get out of here today, I will have to look for it. Rain is keeping me indoors.

        March 10, 2011
  8. daniel h #

    We need more art like that in Australia!!! lmao

    May 21, 2011
  9. Blurry Valentino #

    Never seen the Naked Sculpture yet..But the real one i’ve done…Which the exciting more :)

    December 28, 2011

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