Monday, November 10, 2008

Did Elvis achieve perfection too often?

Did he reach for the sun too many times? We can't blame the
 Colonel completely for his downfall. What price does an artist pay to give  it all, to kill with each performance, act, production, piece.  Then  again,  what price do you pay not to try at all?

6 comments:

Ana said...

(Read in a German accent) Zee price, dahlink, is your very soul.

pulpexploder said...

True story: Niccolò Paganini, an Italian violinist of the early 1800s, was so good that he was accused of selling his soul to the devil in exchange for mad violin skills. Rather than refuting this claim, he started applying wax to his mustache and eyebrows to give himself a more devilish look. He was, in effect, the first rock star.

Beverly Hamilton Wenham said...

Much the same as Robert Johnson was said to have done. He never said one way or the other. Just let the mystery build. Does that make it true that there is no such thing as bad publicity?

Grumpy Guy said...

You already knew this, but...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_hkIN38qnY

Beverly Hamilton Wenham said...

Help, I can't find this link to You tube.

Grumpy Guy said...

Sorry. On youtube, do a search for Mojo Nixon Elvis Is Everywhere. It's stupid, but it will make you laugh.

Did you try copying and pasting that link? That might be easiest.