Thursday, August 16, 2007

Graceland indeed

Okay, so I didn't wait all that long and this isn't exactly the theme what I was looking for, but whatever.

I've always felt that Elvis embodied America just perfectly. The drug addled, too much-too soon approach to life, the frivolous waste, the binging, the obsession with fame, youth and beauty, the thuggery of the hierarchy of his entourage, the stealing of native musical styles to be co-opted for a white nauseum.

It's a perfect match. Elvis is simultaneously the American Dream and its own worst nightmare.

With that, I posit this query. How exactly did this guy...

become this guy?...

Oh, I see. Here's how.

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