Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello 
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Re: “That Other Elvis: Hearing Graceland & The King Anew

This Elvis was never a fan of the other Elvis.

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 11/19/2019 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Elvis Live 1969: Bearing Witness To The King's Triumphant Reinvention

In 1974, Elvis got tired of the French funky angels so he decided to give one of them an African American look. It was 3 am, after one of his midnight shows, there was no one else around, so he got a ladder and with the help of his pal Jerry Schilling, he got some paint and proceeded to convert the 6 feet French figurine into an African American. Barron Hilton, who had bought the hotel from Kirk Kerkorian in 1971, was told of the changes Elvis made, but he let it go. After all who could bring 2.2 million gamblers to his hotel, over a 7 year period in twice a year engagements each of which broke the Las Vegas attendance records set by the immediately preceeding one? Here is the painting...…

Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 08/14/2019 at 6:07 PM

Re: “The News From Hell: Keeping Up With DT

Terrible representation by someone who probably doesnt have a single descendant. Otherwise, why would he assume that President Trump is not worrying who amongst the closest to Presley, Ruth and Scallia may decide not to accept his invitation to pick up a posthumous award. That one of them would show unwillingness to go to the White House, in fact would be twice as newsworthy, and bad for the President's image, since it would mean that his badly handling of his job since he became President has trascended more than a couple of generations already. As to Elvis Presley, let us say he should have been amongst the first to be so honoured, as he had changed the world, culturally, many times over by the summer of 1963, when JFK made his first list of nominees known. So, don't even infer that one of the reasons for the three posthumous awards has to do with his fear of rejection. They deserve it. And Presley is Tupelo's home boy, not Memphis'.

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 11/15/2018 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Fly on the Wall 1540

The Elvis related mobile home's final tally was US$65,500, which includes the usual 20-24% auction fees. It was a record for the sale of any mobile home, at auction.

Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 08/30/2018 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Elvis Week Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the "'68 Comeback Special"

Best Elvis week ever!!

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 08/10/2018 at 8:53 AM

Re: “The King

Very few people understood Presley. Had Director Jarecky read this, he wouldn't have dared to draw the metaphor. And I quote "He never understood the artistic claims that were made for him, probably thought very little of the nature of his appeal. Presley viewed music as for the body, not the mind, so he recorded and performed accordingly; and, if much of his music sounds superficial, it was thanks to his undoubted vocal talent and extraordinary charisma that, at least, it was all gloriously superficial and celebratory; he knew better than to take it seriously and, in doing so, he became the consummate music figure, one that defined its spirit by delighting in its very limitations. Unquote. The key sentence is: "Defined its spirit by delighting on its very limitations". How can THAT be tied to the status, then, or now, or even in the future, of the United States of America, a country entirely proud of it never ending search to reach its limitless potential? There is no metaphor... Taken from Richard Middleton's views on Presley as noted in his book "Popular Music, Volume I: Folk or Popular?

Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 07/23/2018 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Fly on the Wall 1525

Elvis always has the last laugh. In 2014, Brando and Elvis faced each other where it really counts, since they are both dead. And look what took place.…

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Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 05/17/2018 at 9:58 AM

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