Saturday, June 30, 2012

Weeping Statues, Elvis Sightings

Every Day Someone Gets a Sign

So I'm dogsitting for some friends who are out of the country.

And the dogs and I are walking around the neighborhood... and we see this:

Yeah, that's Elvis. (Click on the photo for a larger version -- with hips carefully hidden because this is a family-friendly blog.)

Or at least a wooden statue of Elvis.

On a balcony on a house in a residential area of Los Angeles.

How I wish I could've been a fly on the wall for that conversation.

"Honey, I've got a really fun idea. I'm going to buy (or carve) a full-size wooden statue of Elvis. And we'll put it on the balcony so people will get freaked out when they walk past. And we'll laugh so hard. Except for the 99% of the time when we're not around. And then we'll just laugh more on the inside."

PS: No dogs or people were struck by lightning in the writing or posting of this blog.


sgm said...

i forgot about graham parker. as i remember i liked him a lot. i’m 54. how old are you? you are quite good a posting music. i’m impressed. answer the question please!

Alex said...

Thanks sgm!

I'm a bit younger than you, but always loved music that made people think I was older... and always thought there was a direct line you could draw connecting music from the mid-to-late 60s to music from the early-to-mid 80s.

S.G.M esq. said...

music has a moment. you living that time. the music has a way of connecting to the moment of whats happening in your world at that time. CAN YOU FEEL IT?.....CAN YOU?

Alex said...

Indeed, SGM!

Steven said...

Love Graham Parker...