Posts Tagged: Elvis Presley

Even At His Heaviest Elvis Presley Probably Would Not Have Been Able To Bear The Freight Of This Much Symbolism

"Could the Elvis, the hillbilly cat, also be a Avalon mist-figure from an Arthurian Lord-of-the-Dance saga, or the myths of wounded Fisher Kings that stretched clear back to the megaliths of prehistory — and were so seriously and ironically invoked when Constantine and St. Augustine were mixing up Jesus Christ with Mithras to create the official deity of the Roman War Machine? Elvis the Fertility God may have also found himself cross fertilized by the horned and phallic, dark Legba divinities of Dahomey with their human sacrifices and Amazon girl soldiers, but, hell, isn’t that the just story of rock’n’roll?" —Mick Farren [...]


Joe South, 1940 – 2012

Hippie-era country music writer Joe South, whose most famous song, "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," was a smash hit for Lynn Anderson in 1971, died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 72 in his home near Atlanta. Here's a video of Elvis, obviously wasted on all sorts of crazy drugs, singing another great song South wrote, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes."


Bono Poem About Elvis To… Eh, You've Already Read Enough, Right?

BBC Radio 4 will broadcast "a bizarre 14-minute poem about Elvis Presley written by Bono, the U2 frontman." A sample verse: "Elvis the ecstatic/ Elvis the plastic/ Elvis the elastic with a spastic dance that could explain the energy of America." Also he uses The N Word.