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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Show us your . . . bodily tribute to a country icon

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Each week we ask you to show us something. This week it’s Liz Weck’s BODILY TRIBUTE TO A COUNTRY ICON. Got something to show us? showus@chicagoreader.com

For their anniversary, Liz Weck’s partner gave her a ring engraved with the words WELL, I HAVE JUST BEGUN, taken from Dolly Parton’s 1993 song “More Where That Came From” (“Just when you think I can’t love you any better / Well, I have just begun”).

It’s not the only Dolly-related paraphernalia that’s passed between them: Weck’s partner tattooed Parton’s signature onto her shoulder just two weeks after they started dating—“which is really lesbian of us,” Weck says. She’d long wanted a Dolly tattoo. She grew up listening to country music, and at about 12 years old was inspired by Parton’s famous quip, “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.”

“I think I’ve always kind of lived that,” says Weck.

Parton plays tonight at the Rosemont Theatre; see Soundboard for more. After the jump, the video for "More Where That Came From."

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