I met Doc the day I moved into the building on Dauphine in June of 2006. He walked up wearing a bodysuit of the type that surfers wear. He was wet, and he had obviously been swimming or bathing, I introduced myself as a new tenant. In his huge baritone voice, he said, "Philip Turner, otherwise known as Doctor Love. Nice to meet you.”
Nashville and Memphis lay legitimate claim as Tennessee’s music cities, but we have forgotten that at one time Chattanooga was a destination for some of the best music in the South. And Ninth Street, or the Big Nine, was where you went to find it.
There is something both unsettling and beautiful about the land as the series takes the viewer past structures, down winding roads, through the fog, and ultimately to the top of a mountain where the people's land lies below.
The Bible Belt stretches from Central Virginia to Northern Florida to Eastern Texas to Southern Missouri, and its boundaries are commensurate with those of the Biscuit Belt: that region of America where a hungry person can sit down in any diner or restaurant at any time of day or night and order a plate of biscuits and gravy.