EXCEPT FOR A FEW IDJITS, there is near universal recognition and acceptance of the genius and wonder that was the Beatles from 1962 through 1970. Making a snide remark about the artistic and commercial achievements of John Paul George & Ringo, or saying something stupid about their place at the toppermost of the rock … CONTINUE READING
IRECENTLY DISCOVERED QUORA, a sorta social media website with a mission: “To share and grow the world’s knowledge.” They do this by allowing registered members (it’s free and easy) to ask questions and other members to offer answers. When I signed up, I ticked off a number of categories of interest to me, and … CONTINUE READING
IN A RECENT ARTICLE, I broke Elvis fandom down into several distinct groups, or generations. In response, Nondisposablejohnny (the enigmatic overseer of The Round Place In The Middle website) posted a pair of observations in the Comment Section. I started to answer his points in that section, but realized that I had a bit … CONTINUE READING
THE TERM “ELVIS FAN” is generally bantered about as if it describes one large group that has been more or less the same for sixty years. There are many generations of fans, from those who fell in love with Elvis the Pelvis in the ’50s, to those who grew up with “the King” through … CONTINUE READING
THIS WEBSITE/BLOG titled “Elvis – A Touch Of Gold” includes articles on Elvis’ records and the sessions that made them possible As an introduction, I also address Presley’s movies, television and concert appearances, and even some memorabilia—mostly the ’50s EPE novelties like charm bracelets, lipstick, and other yucky stuff for girls.
Here I will … CONTINUE READING
ELVIS MAY HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING, but he has passed into popular culture as an historical figure and as a metaphorical/mythological presence. These latter two were first found in songs, especially after his death. They can now be found in movies and literature, including Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s “Good Omens”!
His presence is less … CONTINUE READING
WELL LAWDY MISS CLAWDY, I’m a guest blogger for Elvis! On Friday, the official website for Graceland picked up my article on the 1968 NBC-TV Special as part of their annual celebration of the original December 3, 1968, broadcast date.
Lawdymissclawdy, but I accidental like pushed “Publish” instead of “Save Draft” and so I sent this article out onto the worldwide web well before it was completed. So I have to apologize and tell you that I’ll finish it lickety-split and get it back up here where it belongs!
PS: When the finished piece … CONTINUE READING
IT STARTED SIMPLY: someone posted a comment on my Elvis Facebook page: “I was going to subscribe to your Elvis web blog, but then started to read some of your posts. OMG if you mention drugs once!” Then it got worse. Actually, once is about the rate at which I mention Elvis and drugs … CONTINUE READING