Beal Street, Memphis
When Richard is on his computer he often listens to Drake & Zeke on Rock 103 via the internet. The radio station is located right in the middle of Beal Street, Memphis. The things that these two say would get them a life time ban from broadcasting in England. Richard sends them a few emails every week, and built up a bit of a rapport with them.
When we went to Memphis in September 2000, we telephoned the radio station and met up with them in a bar. We had several beers, and met a young man who was called 'pudding'.
'Pudding' offered to show us Beal Street, so off we went. First of all he showed us the Rock 103 radio station and gave us a whistle stop tour of the studio, I had imagined that the actual studio was a lot bigger, strange how you get a mental picture of something.
Beal street is full of bars and clubs playing live music, it is just an amazing place. The atmosphere is so vibrant