The Imprisoned Lightning

What a week this has been here in the United States, which I have slowly learned is a country of contradictions. This is a nation of inspiration, but also of disappointment. A nation of enlightenment, but also of ignorance. A nation of hope, but also of despair. The below poem, written in 1883 and later…

As close as I’ll ever get

My buddy Phil Arnold recently posted a piece about Elvis impersonators over on his ElvisBlog. Against my better judgment, I’ll link you to it – but with the strong warning that many of the photos there may cause permanent eye damage. In any event, Phil concludes his post as follows: “If you never saw Elvis…

20 reasons to love Elvis after 1972

If you believe many accounts, exploring the work of Elvis Presley after 1972 is a fruitless journey through five depressing years best left forgotten. While a downward spiral of personal problems certainly affected his music, I cannot agree with the overall sentiment. Inspired by a recent Elvis Today Blog post, I want to share 20…