And now for something completely different–a look back at the world of vintage advertising! Whether it’s movies, or meat, retro ads had some…issues. I love meat as much as the next person (maybe more!) but looking at these ads…bring on the broccoli!
While you’re salivating over the meat, take a look at all the other stuff over at Flashbak!
(aka: So, You’d Like to Make Money With a Blog You’ve Half-Assed Since Forever…)
Would YOU like to make money? Sure, who wouldn’t? I’ve got various domains and websites (I guess, I don’t know…) out there to “monetize” my “brand.” As of today, 18/10/16, I’ve made approximately bupkis with said sites.
Well, all that’s going to change! Taking my cue from the great Yinzerella, I’m going to begin the journey to monetizing my knowledge!
(Hold for laughter.)
Hey, don’t laugh! I live in a country where anyone, and I mean ANYONE, can run for President! Don’t count me out!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, this is the 40th anniversary of the King of Rock and Roll’s death. Whether or not you thought he truly was the King (I think Little Richard, Ike Turner, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny “Guitar” Watson should be deemed Rock and Royalty too!) he had that extra “something” that made him, well, ELVIS!
I liked some of his stuff (Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, etc.) but the later stuff was waaaay better (Suspicious Minds, In the Ghetto, and yes, Burnin’ Love–also can’t forget A Little Less Conversation and If I Can Dream!) but there were some songs that fell through the cracks that were surprisingly good–there’s one…I think is called “And I Love You So” that was recorded live in 1973 at one concert or another that made me stop in my tracks. I could actually SEE what people were talking about when they said Elvis was a great singer/performer.
Okay, enough of that, here’s the rest of the recycled post from last year. Enjoy!
I could go over the fact that Presley made a lot of movies—pre Army = good; post Army = terrible, but what I’d like to focus on is what the main idea of this blog was supposed to be—a look at the last known films/performances/appearances of various celebrities. With Elvis, we have a humdinger of an “IITLtID!” (If It’s the Last Thing I Do!); his June 26, 1977 performance at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. While not a sell-out (18,000 attended), there was enough energy and excitement from the crowd to make up for any empty seats.
Also Spake Zarathustra (opening) See See Rider I Got A Woman/Amen Love Me Fairytale You Gave Me A Mountain Jailhouse Rock O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never Little Sister Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel Release Me I Can’t Stop Loving You Bridge Over Troubled Water (band introductions) Early Morning Rain What’d I Say Johnny B. Goode (solos by band members Larrie Londin: drums, Jerry Scheff: bass, Tony Brown: piano) I Really Don’t Want To Know (solo by the backing Joe Guercio Orchestra) Hurt Hound Dog (Elvis introduces various people from the stage) Can’t Help Falling In Love (closing vamp)