SOMEONE ASKED ME, “Should I believe anything I read about Elvis on Quora?” I believe in answering yes-or-no questions with a yes or a no, so I responded with a simple “Yes.” But I also believe in adding necessary caveats to those one-word answers so I followed that with, “But only if I wrote it.”
Otherwise, there ain’t enough salt in the Île de Ré to handle all the misunderstanding, misinformation, and out-and-out boolschidt about Elvis Presley on that platform.
Hell’s Belles, it’s less trustworthy about that man’s life and career than Wikipedia!
My answers on Quora
I just added a new page, “My Answers to Elvis-Related Questions On Quora.” It’s just a list of almost 200 questions as they appeared on Quora. Click on any question and it will take you to Quora where you can read my answer to that question.
Some of my answers are lengthy and intelligent; others are short and farcical. To read that article, click here.
FEATURED IMAGE: The image at the top of this page was cropped from this photo, which accompanied the New York Times article, “Where That Great French Salt Comes From.”
Mystically liberal Virgo enjoys long walks alone in the city at night in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig who strives to live by the maxim, “It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble; it’s what you know that just ain’t so.
I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a college dropout (twice!). Occupationally, I have been a bartender, jewelry engraver, bouncer, landscape artist, and FEMA crew chief following the Great Flood of ’72 (and that was a job that I should never, ever have left).
I am also the final author of the original O’Sullivan Woodside price guides for record collectors and the original author of the Goldmine price guides for record collectors. As such, I was often referred to as the Price Guide Guru, and—as everyone should know—it behooves one to heed the words of a guru. (Unless, of course, you’re the Beatles.)