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.
Graceland ran a condensed version of my article under the original title, “Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback – Burbank to Graceland.“And it’s pushed interest in my piece across the board: response has been phenomenal!
The editors dropped my reference to Elvis’s home Graceland having become both a social and personal metaphor. I used Paul Simon’s song Graceland and the movie Finding Graceland as examples.
So, if you want to read my piece in its entirety, click on over to the Best Classic Bands site and read it there.
The response has been phenomenal, especially on Facebook. In the past few days, more people have read this one article than have read all the articles on my Elvis site in three years!!!
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.)