But maybe something is about to happen. On the For Elvis CD Collectors forum a guy from the Netherlands shared the following address: www.followthatdream.com.
I immediately visited the site and found some nice pictures, many obviously taken from FTD covers, followed by the message "new site currently under construction."
The administrator is no other than a certain Roger Semon, so maybe the site is soon up and running. On the other hand, maybe not, as it was created in 2002 and last updated on 8 January, 2008 (according to this).
Be that as it may, here are the advantages of an official FTD website as I see it:
- The newsletters from FTD could be posted here and not only sent to fan clubs and Elvis sites.
- Fans could ask questions.
- FTD would have a way to reach all fans and at times set the record straight.
- Information, such as documents shown in booklets, could be published in full.
To sum up, the FTD website would be the first place fans visited to find out about releases, read about decisions being made and why, and contributed with questions and thoughts.
But I don't hold my breath. I realise there would be a lot of unkind words (if FTD would allow comments to be made on the site) and that there's no way Ernst or Roger could muster the time or energy to handle that. A Follow That Dream website would be a one way affair, but if interesting documentation was published as well as newsletters, that would be a lot better than nothing. What do you think?
PS: This is the 200th posting on Elvis Today. I think I'm gonna celebrate by listening to the album that the blog is named after. After all, "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" has always been a favourite of mine!