Thursday, December 20, 2007

old city warlock, plus: christmas bonus!

as i prepared to make my first 'weird knoxville' post, one great figure of knoxville came to mind. no doubt many of you have seen him numerous times. his typical garb includes a ruby studded chalice and wizard's staff (or shepherd's cane?). i don't know his name, but i prefer to think of him as the old city's resident warlock. the attached picture of our wizard friend was captured in the urban bar a few weeks ago. i apologize for the quality of the image, i had to snap the picture on the fly and without a flash (its rude to take a picture of someone without their knowing, but apparently, its not rude to blog about them). i've never talked to the mage himself, but i do have an anecdote. a friend once saw him in the downtown vicinity and, quite naturally, asked to hold his chalice. he refused her this simple act of community and joy because my friend "did not really believe." now, that's what i'm talking about! i can think of no better candidate for 'weird knoxville.' my hat's off to you, warlock of the old city.

also, i'm reposting my favorite picture from the christmas parade. the only thing that might put me more in the spirit of the season is a few ghouls on christams eve!

8 comments:

em said...

i seem to remember me, the pol and megan pretending to "pose" for a picture while you blatantly pointed the camera above our heads to snap the wizard. for this, stan, you are loved.

em said...

also he generally wears red "jam" type pants that my girlfriends and i refer to as "palazzo pants"

lucas said...

i asked the bouncer at urban bar about him and he said that everyone calls him Zeus

ck said...

i'm a believer!

reginold said...

i'm under zues' spell already. look out fair maidens!

as a side note, i saw him play pool at barleys one night and he didn't have the magic. i think his chalice kept on getting in the way of his wand, cue. but i'm still a believer too.

adam brimer said...
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adam b said...

i saw the wiz at west town the other day. whether he was shopping for a new genie lamp or some high shine polish for said lamp, i don't know. i was kindof surprised to see him out of his native old city haunts.

jtruss said...

He also roams Bailey's now and again. The stark contrast between him and the other vanilla patrons only multiplies the delicious weirdness.