Vinyl Elvis: 1977’s MOODY BLUE Closes a Lonely Journey

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the July 19, 1977, release of Moody Blue, an album that turned out to be the last Elvis Presley record before his death four weeks later. Moody Blue Label: RCA Catalog Number: AFL1-2428 Recorded: 1974-1977 | Memphis, TN; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Kalamazoo, Michigan Released: 1977 Ranked: #7 in Pastimescape’s…

Laughing with Elvis

Elvis Presley fans tend to take a moment to remember him on January 8, for today would have been his 82nd birthday. I was 9 years old when I first became aware of Elvis’ birthday. Either the weekend before or after January 8, 1985, local radio station AM 1140 WRVA hosted guest DJ Steve Christopher…

Digger and Tyg from SHIRT TALES (art by the 8-year-old me)

Thinking Back on the SHIRT TALES Gang

Way back in 1983, when I was literally 8-years-old (rather than figuratively, like I am now), I drew this picture of the Shirt Tales gang for my little sister – who was 4 at the time. She had it hanging in her bedroom for years, and she recently rediscovered it. Shirt Tales was a short-lived…