Ace fans, I just had to add to my site a space to
show what I'm really into now. I'm talking about
The King Of Rock And Roll! Everyone loves ELVIS
in some way. Hell, even ACE liked Elvis. You may
or may not like his music, but be aware that without
what he did, we may not have the music we have today.
Elvis discovered, by accident, that being wild and
different would cause hysteria and sell tickets.
It would set you apart from the others. He believed
in it so much that he even had to defend himself
just because of the way he looked and the way he
performed. They say he was the devil, they say he
was corrupting the youth. His records were spreading
the words of sin throughout our country. Does that
sound familiar KISS fans? Well, growing up I always
knew about Elvis and "Blue Suede Shoes"
and all that. But it wasn't until my parting With
Ace in 1995 that while driving one day I heard "The
Wonder Of You" on the radio, and it sent a
chill up my spine and made me want to hear more.
So began my quest for ELVIS. I listened and I learned.
while he was human and not perfect, he had some
great qualities. Here was a man that gave back to
his friends and fans. He would stop and sign autographs,
pose for pictures, give away cars and jewelry to
complete strangers, read about someone in the paper
that needed a wheelchair and personally deliver
the best one money could buy. Just to see someone
happy and to give back because he appreciated his
fans and his fame. The stories go on and on of his
generosity to charities. I don't think I've ever
heard of any of the Kiss members doing anything
like that, I'm sorry to say. I just keep seeing
offers to buy, buy, buy Kiss merchandise or to meet
with them if you pay this amount. I know these guys
are your heroes, but think about what they have
given back besides the music, and that's all I'll
say about it because I'm just trying to make a point
that besides being THE KING, he was a great man
and a great performer and no one will ever come
close again. There are a million Elvis items and
pictures out there, well here are some of mine to
share with you as I have been fortunate enough to
meet some great fans and friends of his that have
passed things on to me. As well as the collection
of the late Donna Gaffin, a devoted fan and friend
of Elvis and The Memphis Mafia. I have all of her
pictures, scarves, taped concerts, scrapbooks, letters,
and journals, etc., and it's almost like I was there,
and experienced the excitement of seeing him live.
If you haven't seen the film "KISS
LOVES YOU", it ends with me being an Elvis
fan. And I still am today.
I'll always love the music and image of Kiss, but
nothing tops Elvis. And I've mentioned elsewhere
that I also am into the music of Johnny Cash and
other older country artists, the heavy sounds of
Cheer (a group I can proudly call friends, and
I'm in the process of building a bass for the bass
player), The Ramones, (who I've met and also imitated
- Fractured Mirror was also a Ramones tribute band
for a while), and my wife loves them and got me
into them, the Finnish band HIM.
Thankya very much!