I've just finished reading Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me (again!) with Michelle Douglas. Reading it together was fun, especially since we live in different states. If you haven't read the book, our heroine is Min Dobbs and she loves Elvis Presley (she even names her cat Elvis). Our hero is Cal Morrisey and he loves Elvis Costello. Gorgeous way to show us the differences in their personalities.
My sister is an Elvis fan too, and for Mother's Day a few weeks ago, I bought an Elvis DVD for her daughter to give her. My five year old niece loves to give her mother Elvis CDs and DVDs, and her personal favourite is "the one where he sits on the chair and plays the guitar when he sings". Yeah, I love that one too. =)
I was at my mother's house yesterday and I was playing some Elvis on my iPod, as I'm known to do. My mum is another huge Elvis fan, and there are certain Elvis songs that make us pause the conversation to listen. Bridge Over Troubled Water is one of these, and we played it three times yesterday. And then I heard it more times last night because I went looking for youtube clips to show everyone here (see below). Oh, the velvety richness!
And another one, just because I feel like sharing. :) In The Ghetto.
So tell me, which Elvis do you prefer - Presley or Costello? Or are you more a Frank Sinatra or a Johnny Cash kinda person? Who's the biggest legend of all?
And, I couldn't resist - I'll leave you with another one. :) This is a very young Elvis singing Love Me Tender.