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Elvis Photobombs, Part 2

As I explained here, my friend Larry, when he’s bored, lifts my photos off of Facebook (or stock photos of Elvis, either one), and photo-shops Elvis into my pictures, or vice versa. I never know when I’m going to get … Continue reading

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Blizzard iPod Shuffle

Our blizzard is melting, although mountains of hard ice still mark the land. But it’s so mild today that the melting snow outside sounds like it’s raining. The wind roared all Saturday, the snow pouring down in heavy horizontal waves. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lord Byron

Lord Byron’s epitaph to his dog: One who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices. This praise would be unmeaning flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but … Continue reading

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For John Carpenter’s Birthday: His 1979 Elvis: “It’s a Personal Film.”

A re-post for John Carpenter’s birthday, which was yesterday. Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley, 1979 John Carpenter, director: In dealing with Elvis, I’m bringing a lot of my own feelings to it and how I feel about him, and how … Continue reading

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Gearhead Heaven: Elvis’ Car Museum

Elvis was born on this day in 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi. 1956 Cadillac Eldorado 1962 Lincoln Continental 1969 Mercedes Benz 600 Limousine 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood sedan 1973 Stutz Blackhawk 1956 Lincoln Continental 1960 Willys Jeep 1976 Harley Davidson Electra Glide … Continue reading

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Keith Richards on Elvis Presley: “It Was Almost As If I’d Been Waiting For It To Happen.”

Elvis was born on this day in 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi. From Keith Richards’ wonderful Life: I think the first record I bought was Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally”. Fantastic record, even to this day. Good records just get better with … Continue reading

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It’s Got To Cost You Something

Elvis was born on this day in 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi. This is a post from 2014. If you can bear my soapbox about performing, I think it is very very important. Along with Judy Garland and James Brown, Elvis is … Continue reading

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Uhm, Elvis?

Elvis was born on this day in 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi Here is his outrageous live performance of the swamp-funk down-and-dirty “Polk Salad Annie” in Las Vegas, 1970. His onstage sexual shenanigans in the 1950s brought him notoriety: the police standing … Continue reading

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“Animals Don’t Hate, and We’re Supposed To Be Better Than Them.” – Elvis Presley, the Twin Who Lived

Elvis was born on this day in 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi From Elvis and Gladys by Elaine Dundy On the chill afternoon of Tuesday, January 8, 1935, Catherine Hall was walking briskly home. At the end of Lake Street she slowed … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Vilmos Zsigmond, Part II

Glenn Kenny has a beautiful tribute to the work of this legendary cinematographer. Zsigmond not only worked in a flexible way, adjusting his style to the material, he was a personal artist: he shared with us how he saw the … Continue reading

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