I'm home after spending two days with my brother in Malmö, in the south of Sweden. It was a pleasant visit, not only because I found some Elvis LPs in a second-hand record store, but mainly because my brother is a big Elvis fan, just like me.
Of course we do other things than talk about Elvis when we meet. But we always end up discussing FTD-records, new DVD-releases or whatever. This time we watched "Tickle Me" on DVD which we both agree is a winner. Even my brothers wife, who isn't into Elvis, likes it, so we must be onto something there.
I don't know about you, but I've always felt that it is great to have someone to discuss Elvis with. There weren't many of those around when I grew up during the 80's, so I was very lucky that my brother started to listen to Elvis, too.
Of course, nowadays you can share your thoughts on the Internet but that doesn't beat talking eye to eye or over the phone. And speaking of phone calls, my wife keeps teasing me about the conversations I have with my brother. "You always talk about Elvis," she says, and she's right.
The funny thing is, I have a second brother, who started the ball rolling when he bought the double LP "Elvis Forever". He didn't become an Elvis fan, though. But I guess two out of three ain't bad!