MY APOLOGIES for neglecting regular readers of my blogs for the past few months. Fortunately, there is a good reason for this that has nothing to do with those silly rumors circulated by the VRC that I had run off and joined a progressive commune in Vermont left over from those hippie-wannabe days of yore. Sigh, as enticing as that sounds, there’s work yet to be done. READ MORE
STEAM ENGINE TIME. That’s the name of a concept in science and history that many readers should be familiar with. It’s also the title of a fine short-story that most readers will not be familiar with. This story was written by Lew Shiner, who just might be known to some readers for genre-bending novels like Glimpses and Deserted Cities Of The Heart. READ MORE
DID ELVIS EVER TRY ACID? Apparently, yes. Elvis and LSD pop up in questions and conversations on the Internet, so I am publishing this short piece addressing the topic. While his name is probably forever linked with the misuse of prescription drugs—many of us heard the word ‘polypharmacy’ for the first time in relation to Presley’s death—Elvis also experimented briefly with the marijuana and LSD, both illegal at the time of the experimentation. READ MORE
This page is a test page for a plugin developer to see a problem that I am having. There is nothing here to read.
To return to the homepage of Elvis – A Touch Of Gold, click HERE.
Here are three sequential screenshots of the Homepage scrolling down from top to bottom of the sidebar. READ MORE
THE PRIVATE LIVES of other human beings rarely interest me. This includes the people I deal with every day along with the people I enjoy as artists, athletes, entertainers, and even politicians. Consequently, I don’t read many biographies and rarely write about people’s lifestyles. 1
When I write biographically about a musician on my Rather Rare Records blog, their sex lives or the drugs they used only interest me to the degree that it affected their music and creativity. READ MORE
HAVING FUN WITH QUORA and the many questions—intelligent and otherwise—kept me from addressing the latest release with Elvis Presley’s name and voice on it. It is another compilation featuring tracks doctored by producers and engineers to give decades-old vocals a ‘new sound.’ This one is a gospel set and it made an immediate splash on the charts and in the media, especially here in the States. READ MORE
AFTER TWO LONG YEARS of pussyfooting, farting around, lollygagging, and dillydallying, I finally (FINALLY!) got my new blog off the ground: The Endless Sixties is up and running and waiting for readers. There are half a dozen articles already posted plus the homepage, and everyone should read the introductory homepage first, of course.
The concept behind the site is to produce and publish a slew of articles, essays, and pictorials about the positive aspects of “the sixties”—positive, at least, in my opinion. READ MORE
MOTLEY NEWS IS A WEBSITE that features current news, stories of interest, humor, and photography—“a motley of what’s in the news today!” On May 24, 2012, they ran a feature titled “Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars.” While the article was uncredited, all the answers given to the various comments were credited to Michelle at Motley News. So I am giving Michelle the byline credit here as I discuss the lovely, talented, funny, and outspoken Cybill Shepherd. READ MORE
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