john walker ross – rest in peace, my friend

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I AM THE BEARER OF BAD TIDINGS: My friend and co-author John Walker Ross passed away on Feb­ruary 9, 2021, and this is an obit­uary of sorts and a tribute. I stum­bled over John’s blog The Round Place In The Middle sev­eral years ago and spent the day reading his ar­ti­cles. [Continue reading]

deep-sea, iridescent “elvis worms” have researchers all shook up

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“FROM ELVIS WORMS to the Milky Way’s edge, these sci­ence sto­ries sparked joy in 2020.” How could I re­sist that head­line? Even though the tagline to this web­site is “a blog about Elvis Pres­ley’s music and the records it can be found on” and this ar­ticle has ab­solutely nothing to do with music or records, they had me at “Elvis worms.” [Continue reading]

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The car­i­ca­ture of Clint East­wood as “Dirty Harry” Callahan is by Art for Fine Art America.


“elvis is king” is an illustrated children’s book that fans must see!

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THIS IS AN UNUSUAL MOVE FOR ME in that I am pushing a product here on my Elvis – A Touch Of Gold blog. I didn’t go looking for a product to push; in fact, quite the op­po­site oc­curred. I was looking for im­ages for the se­ries of ar­ti­cles I am writing about the line of Elvis records on the Gold Stan­dard Se­ries. [Continue reading]