The King is Dead

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Thirty-five years ago today, the greatest entertainer of the 20th century took his last ride in a long black limousine. Godspeed, Elvis. I hope you made it. In honor of the king I’m taking today off, so comment approval will be slow. Since most comments in the wake of the Augustine post have been of [Read More...]

“God Is The Bigger Elvis”

Mother Dolores Hart made headlines in February when a documentary about her life and vocation was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary short subject. Called “God is the Bigger Elvis” after a line spoken by Mother Dolores, the film tries to make sense of a woman who had everything, and then went from staring in major motion [Read More...]

Saturday Song: How Great Thou Art

Unlike my “Wayfaring Stranger” post, which includes multiple versions of the classic spiritual, this time There Can Only Be One. Where “How Great Thou Art” is concerned, there is Elvis Presley, and then there is everyone else. That’s not to say others don’t do it perfectly well. Elvis just owns this song. His vocal artistry [Read More...]


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