Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Kentucky Rain

Well, Tennessee rain, here, but there's no awesome Elvis song called that. It's "Kentucky Rain," and I have this outsized loved for it. Give me the bloated Vegas Elvis everytime. I want a jumpsuit like that. And a velvet Elvis painting. My kingdom for a velvet Elvis painting! My father got me an awful one once, a few years ago, just hideous. It bore more of a resemblance to, well, anyone. And the funny thing is I'm not even an Elvis fan, really. Two or three songs I like. But what am I babbling about? What is mentioned once in my first book and twice in my second? The King. Weird. It's the open head wound talking, I swear it.

2 comments:

aimee said...

OMG. this is one of my faaaaaaaaave Elvis Presley songs. The opening "do-do-dee-doo doo dee doo..." by the background singers is just heaven sent! ps. i have a giant ceramic 'old elvis' lamp in my office that looks more like the Fonz than Elvis. But it was given to me by students, so it has a special place in my heart. :)

Paul said...

It's a fantastic song. That and "Suspicious Minds" and maybe "In the Ghetto."