Tuesday, March 31, 2009

who knew?

today i was out driving and listening to a radio interview. the great guitarist steve cropper was telling interesting stories about working with elvis.
seems like one of elvis' main kicks was to have all his friends assemble at graceland and then race each other to the local cinema, privately booked by elvis. once settled into their seats they'd watch whatever elvis enjoyed. some screenings only lasted fifteen minutes and then another film was given a chance.
considering this was a long time tradition, i imagine elvis saw many movies. cropper said there was one film the king liked best of all, 'one eyed jacks.' a great choice! cropper said that elvis would run it up to six times in a row.
needless to add, i will surely have that be my return post when my computer comes home.

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