Tag Archives: Elvis Presley

My God, Look At This Line of DUDES

This clip has always made emotion well in my heart. I’ve watched it 100 times. And they’re just STANDING there. Presence like this is a lost art, practically. They are “just” (nothing “just” about it) standing there and communicating, openly, … Continue reading

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Autumn Shuffle

“Jambalaya” – Hank Williams. Classic. That steel guitar wandering around in the background. My old friend Pat McCurdy used to play this song at his shows (I’m sure he still does). There was something so charming about being in a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly

Here’s a post I wrote awhile back after seeing the great and legendary Wanda Jackson play a show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. She was 74 years old. She opened for Adele at the age of 73. LEGEND. The Queen of … Continue reading

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“What If Elvis Had Lived?” My entry in Annie West’s What If? A Chronicle of What Might Have Been

My copy of What If? A Chronicle of What Might Have Been, edited and illustrated by Sligo illustrator Annie West, arrived a couple of days ago and what a gorgeous and funny book it is, and I’m not just saying … Continue reading

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New Book: What If? A Chronicle of What Might Have Been, illustrated by Annie West

Annie West is a wonderful illustrator from Sligo, Ireland. I’ve been a fan of her stuff for years. Her latest book, What If?, features entries from a long list of writers (including yours true). Annie asked each of us to … Continue reading

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My Kind of Breakfast Joint

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Happy Birthday, Joan Blondell

Busby Berkeley’s The Gold Diggers of 1933 stands alone as an example of what a movie musical can do, and accomplish, and be. It breaks all the rules. Topical to the extreme (the actual year being in the actual title), … Continue reading

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Telegram from Elvis and The Colonel, February 1964

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Every Week Is “Elvis Week” Around Here

He was “Touched.” Or, as Lester Bangs wrote: “The only credible explanation is that Elvis was from another planet.” One of a kind.

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“I knew there was something I was never gonna see again.” – Bill Murray on why he went to Elvis’ funeral

Bill Murray crashing Elvis’ funeral, August 16, 1977 There’s no video, but here’s the audio of Murray telling David Letterman the story:

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