Friday, April 2, 2010
Music and Musicians, II
Well, okay, I can't resist making a couple of comments about these Elvis Presley cards.
On the back of th card with the bronze Elvis statue it says "This impressive bronze statue of Elvis standing 9-1/2 fee tall, is located in 'Elvis Presley Plaza' on Beale Street, downtown, Memphis. Memphis is proud of this magnificient memorial to the unforgetable 'King of Rock and Roll'. We hope it will stand as a testament of our love and appreciation for Elvis".
And of course, Graceland, Tennessee has to be on any rock and roll fan's bucket list. I almost got to go there once, when we had focus groups scheduled for Memphis. At the last minute, my trip was cancelled but the art director and copywriter did attend the groups, had a field trip to Graceland, and brought me back not only a picture of Elvis' final resting place but also some "Love Me Tender" hair conditioner. I had that bottle for years, until I decided it belonged in my neighbor's "Homage to Elvis" bathroom, where it now lives, along with an Elvis clock, an Elvis costume (Las Vegas period, as seen in the postcard lower left), Elvis pictures, and a plethora of other Elvis paraphernalia.
My favorite Elvis song is "A Little Less Conversation." especially the JXL remix from 2002. (Lyrics here.) Anybody care to share theirs?
It's Good Friday, and you know what that means. Non-religiously speaking anyways. It's Postcard Friendship Friday - check it out.