What better day than today to start my own Elvisblog, something I’ve been thinking about doing for some time now.
This morning, I was interviewed on national radio about why Elvis continues to fascinate and attract people. After a moments thought it dawned on me that the answer really was quite simple and obvious - the man is so damn good. He sings all kinds; rock, blues, gospel, country, soul, even funk. The guy didn’t write his own songs and still he makes them his own. Then you got to have something.
Of course, marketing by BMG and Elvis Presley Enterprises help him along, but marketing is nothing without a good product, right!?
By the way, received my copy of the new "That’s The Way It Is" DVD and man was I disappointed. The picture and sound quality of the bonus material was way below standard. Nice watching Elvis eating hamburgers, though!