There is a fine mansion in Memphis,
Once home of Elvis the King,
It stands on a hill by the highway,
Where his fans now gather to sing.
The grounds are all green in the Summer,
With oak trees casting shade on the lawn,
Beneath them the air is cooler
Behind them, the house stands forlorn.
People wander and weave in the garden,
Where Elvis played host to his friends,
When the days were rich with laughter,
And the songs just had no end.
A Cadillac stands on the driveway,
By the stone lions, that sit by the door,
But today it's no longer needed,
For Elvis, travels no more. MC. 2001.
Long before I came to this Forum I had read Elvis fan's complaints about the level of abuse they received by a small clique of malcontents who are regular posters here. I thought the complaints were probably exaggerated. And went about promoting Elvis in a very positive way by contacting the media whenever I thought they would respond.
Fortunately for me they sat up and listened. Subsequently more than 130 articles appeared in the press and magazines. TV and Radio were also receptive and dozens of Radio Shows mentioned Elvis in a fresh light. Three TV shows featured our Elvis stories including Memphis TV. But the jealousy of some here is just beyond belief, and I am not their only target. Nevertheless their futile attempts at wit are so juvenile they do indeed have me laughing out loud.
Paul McLeod in, Graceland Too, Holly Springs, Mississippi reckons he is, "The greatest Elvis fan in the World and Universe". Looks like he has some competition from the inflated egos in this neck of the wood.
Trying to make me out as being arrogant just shows their inability to see beyond their myopic outlook. Not the most profound group by a long shot. They know who they are and most discerning visitors to this Forum will recognise them soon enough.
Meanwhile, we are in the Newspapers again:-) Sculptor Michiel Van der Sommen's lecture in Dublin is sure to be quite an event next Wednesday-posters for it are appearing everywhere! I'll keep you posted.
See the, "Fingal Independent".