Where Are You?
After a long journey on the Blogosphere, you awaken. Looking around, you wonder if you have taken the wrong track.
Was it the second railcar to the left or the third to the right that promised adventures beyond the edge of reality?
Where are you? Never fear, weary traveller. The Mystery Train you have been riding has finally arrived at your destination.
I am your guide in the realm of Pastimescapes.
Pastimescapes expands the mission of the blog formerly known as The Mystery Train. The music of Elvis Presley will continue to have a strong presence here, but this revamped site will also cover other topics.
From an entertainment perspective, my core interests have remained with me since childhood: Elvis Presley, Star Trek, and Star Wars. Some might say I am extremely loyal.
The truth is, I never grew up. According to my birth certificate, I am 40-years-old. This is obviously a misprint. An unfortunate typo. Dividing that number by five will produce a more accurate age, though. Just ask my (very patient and understanding) wife.
This also means I am a member of three of the most obsessive fan bases. I am really not that obsessive, though.
For instance, everyone knows the below kinds of information, right?
- The recording details for their all-time favorite song? (Recorded in March 1972 during a “mock” studio session in Hollywood, with additional overdubs in 1981.)
- The birthdate of their all-time favorite fictional character? (March 22, 2233.)
- The figure that defined the 3-3/4-inch size of their all-time favorite line of action figures? (Luke Skywalker.)
Okay, maybe I am a little obsessive. When I am really interested in something, I want to learn all I can about it. Sometimes, those diversions fade away, while others remain a part of me, or new ones are discovered.
I also enjoy exploring the history of entertainment, particularly of the 20th century. I respect the past, which is why I have no problem enjoying productions that predate my time on this planet. After all, 90% of Elvis’s career took place before I was born.
Through Pastimescapes, I will examine my fascinations, old and new. I hope you will find something that you like.