Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:28 am
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:28 pm
gws wrote:When was the last time you spoke, spent time, or was around Elvis?
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:33 am
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:42 pm
Jim Dandy wrote:I suppose with the book and the CBS special he was finally at some crossroads, perhaps a little pressure to face up to the current situation. I imagine he felt it was a little "in his face".
Hi Sandi, what's your thoughts on my assumption?
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:32 am
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:42 pm
Jim Dandy wrote:Thanks for the reply Sandi. What was it, or why do you think he got into, or allowed himself to get in to such a rut to such an extreme degree? I understand if you don't wish to post your thoughts on this subject. It's probably one of the most contemplated topics among fans, IMO.
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:21 am
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:32 am
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:08 am
DutchLA wrote:I think he just hit bottom - with his health, his career, and with Elvis, it seems he almost had to be at the bottom before he decided to do anything about it and apparently he reached that point.
He said he was going to take 6 months off to get back in shape and get healthy...which is weird because many many years later, when all the the Col.'s stuff was being archived, they found a list of concerts Elvis was set to do for like the next year so I don't know where that 6 months off was going to be worked in and when he mentioned it, it sounded like he was going to be taking off after the very next concert or at least that's how I took it.
ALso, many years later another piece of the puzzle fell into place - The Stamps did a show in Yorba Linda that I attended and I went out to dinner with them all afterwards and JD offered up that Elvis had intended to do a Gospel show with him- go on tour and it had been in the works at the time of his death. So I'm wondering if that was the new project Elvis referred to?
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:50 pm
DutchLA wrote:My own opinion, which isn't necessarily right, is that he had nothing more to conquer. He liked challenges and there were none left and his creativity was being stiffled. He should have put his foot down, but he didn't and he could have accomplished so much more if he had.
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:54 pm
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:01 am
Xaykev wrote:The one thing we should not forget, is that Elvis drug abuse increased from '69 to '73. In this period Elvis made a comeback in Las Vegas, made 2 TV documentaries, 4 shows in Madison Square Garden and a world wide concert from Hawaii. There certainly was enough career highlights in that period of time.
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:58 am
N880EP wrote:DutchLA wrote:My own opinion, which isn't necessarily right, is that he had nothing more to conquer. He liked challenges and there were none left and his creativity was being stiffled. He should have put his foot down, but he didn't and he could have accomplished so much more if he had.
He couldn't. Any human being within the throes of chronic clinical depression and addiction, simply is unable to fight other battles simultaneously. It is humanly impossible, without help, support, and some will on the part of the sufferer.
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