CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE 18, JUNE, 2012
The company that owns the rights to American Idol is restructuring in light of the show’s ratings drop and developing projects for its other assets, including the creative exploitation of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali, the New York Times reports.
CKx, which will change its name to Core Media Group, has especially big plans in store for Presley: an upgrade of the Graceland museum is in the works, as well as a possible drama series based on the singer’s early life. Core is also in talks with Sony about a potential duets album, which would pair contemporary singers with Presley in much the same way that past duets albums have done with Frank Sinatra. A subsequent tour may see singers performing alongside an Elvis hologram.
Meanwhile, Core is also planning a revamp of Idol, which comes on the tail of the show’s 30% ratings decline in its 11th season this year. The drop coincides with the rise of newer singing competitions, like NBC’s The Voice and Fox’s The X Factor. “Idol is still the gold standard,” Core’s new president Marc Graboff told the Times. “It’s very viable, but it definitely needs to be refreshed and it will be.”
Graboff says the company will reteam with original Idol creator Simon Fuller to help make the changes, which include a likely overhaul of Idol’s voting system. The current one has produced winners of a similar profile for five seasons straight, most recently 21-year-old Georgia rocker Phillip Phillips. “They’re being called W.G.W.G.’s – white guys with guitars,” said Graboff.
It’s possible that the judges panel (currently Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson) will see a change, too, said Graboff – but that decision falls under the purview of Fox, which broadcasts Idol. “We hope it will stay as big a revenue stream as it has been,” said Graboff. “But no matter how big the stream is, my job is to diversify us away from it as much as possible.”
May 31, 2012, 10:54 a.m. EDT
CORE Media Group Launches With Focus On Creating, Managing And Cultivating Compelling, Original Content And Iconic Entertainment Brands
–Formerly Known as CKx, CORE Media Group Assets Include American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Elvis Presley Enterprises and Muhammad Ali Enterprises –CORE Bolsters Senior Management Team with Four Key Additions
Below is an excerpt from this article:
With more than 150 albums and singles certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum, Elvis Presley continues to show the world why he’s the King. From Broadway plays and live entertainment to books, movies, television, music, and concerts, Elvis sightings occur every day, all over the world. With more than six million fans on Facebook, over 70,000 official app downloads and more than five million unique visitors annually to Elvis.com, he is also now the King of Digital.
Was there ever any doubt????
You may recall that Mr. Sillerman who owned CKX ran into some financial problems and had to sell his company…which included the rights to all things Elvis. This new CORE ownership is the final result of that sale after the dust has settled. Let’s hope that they don’t do anything distasteful in their use of Elvis’s name, image, etc. just for the sake of profit.
P. P. and Lisa Marie also have personal ties to American Idol, etc. P. P. was, at one time, very much involved with Nigel Lythgoe (He is noted for being the producer of the show American Idol ). Lisa Marie’s current manager is Simon Fuller the Creator of American Idol. He was seen seated in the audience on the Jimmie Kimmel show recently when Lisa Marie sang one of her new songs on that show.
Here is the link to a brief excerpt from an interview in which she mentions that Simon Fuller is her manager:
The deadline for submitting our photos to be included in the Fan Mosaics has been extended. Here is the link where you may do so. I just completed my own photo submission.
This is a part of the 35th anniversary I AM AN ELVIS FAN events.
A good friend sent the link to the following YouTube video to me and I enjoyed it so much. I recall when this commercial did air here in the US…but I don’t recall that it actually showed the images of Elvis’s face. That must be the part that was banned…probably by EPE. This version is much better!!!!
Funny Videos – Banned Commercials – Elvis-Presley – Funny Battery Commercial
Uploaded by timhueer on Nov 28, 2011
This is a must-see video of Jesse’s song Big Boss Man. This is just fabulous!!!
Hats off to:
I love this photo…what a wonderful sense of humor. 🙂
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’?
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
There is a copy of Jesse’s book listed on Ebay at a Buy It Now Price of $84.94 which is a little less expensive than most I have seen recently if anyone is looking.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM HAS A “MAKE OFFER” OPTION. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BUY THINGS OCCASIONALLY FOR MUCH LESS THAN THE ASKING PRICE.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2012
My dear friend, Susan, shared the link to this wonderful video with me. It is just wonderful. As Susan noted, it does sound just like Jesse singing this song. LOL
Rita Hayworth Dancing To Elvis Presley
Uploaded by stullyo2003 on Aug 23, 2011
Speaking of the fact that the voice of Jesse is one and the same as that of Elvis, our friend on YouTube has created a new playlist featuring one known song by Elvis and one of his new songs on the CD. You will enjoy this, I am certain.
Thanks to Elviskingofhearts for putting these two songs together:
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING’-JON BURROWS OR ELVIS
I GOT A WOMAN – ELVIS
Also, once more another mention of the fact that the voice of Elvis is the same as that of Jesse on his new CD. My good friend, Tim, who is a professional musician, called it to my attention that in the two songs The Dance and Pieces of My Life, in which he sings “Looking back….“, the notes are identical.
I just created a playlist on YouTube of these two songs.
The song “Pieces of My Life” video was Uploaded by BrandonJackie1978 on May 31, 2008
The song by Jesse “The Dance” video was Published on May 6, 2012 by Elviskingofhearts
Enjoy the experiment. 😀
Below is an excellent review written about Jesse’s CD on Amazon. I know that Brad’s thoughts reflect those of so many of us who loved Elvis and who now love him in his current life as Jesse.
I’m writing this review based solely on the music — not for the benefit of those jerks who produced it and the dvd. Jesse/Elvis was threatened to participate. I won’t go into it, but that’s basically what it was. The dvd is full of crap that isn’t true and, it is obvious, that he was only reading and wasn’t enthusiastic about it.
The cd, however, is a different story — at least in terms of his enthusiasm. Even under duress, the King rose to the occasion and produced an awesome album.
Anyone who claims to be a fan and calls this cd rubbish clearly hasn’t listened to it… or clearly don’t know his voice, as well as they might think.
Since I was a baby, my mom had Elvis records playing. I know his voice probably better than I know anyone else’s. In fact, I was an impersonator in my 20’s and can still put on an impressive performance… I have literally studied his voice. THIS IS ELVIS.
I know people who have met Jesse. This is true.
Below is a very special comment which was posted on Amazon in response to my most favorable review of Jesse’s new CD. This is such a beautiful and heartwarming message. Jesse is continuing the tradition of inspiring people and getting us all through some bad times. He has helped me for the past 56 years.
Initial post: May 9, 2012 8:59:07 PM PDT
Do you think you could talk him into doing another one? this cd is Fantastic i’ll tell you something i have suffered from depression for about 6 years now so life for me hasn’t been that great lately,when i heard this new cd for the first time i felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up from the very first time i heard every breath you take i knew right away it was Elvis and you know what has happened since learning of this cd i have been up lifted by his voice and my depression is almost gone i have never felt this good about my life as i do now because of this cd Elvis’ voice has done wonders for my health and well being and i’m sure this has hepled other people in the same way thank you so much for your web sight i check in almost every day keep up the good work
When I have praised Jesse’s CD to him repeatedly during our phone conversations, he is so sweet and modest. His reply has been only “I’m glad to know I can still sing.” and “That makes me feel good.” His new songs have brought such immense joy into my life as I know they have done for so many others all over the world.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
Think on This…
There are several topics which I must address.
(1) This site has been hit with what is called “pingbacks” and “trackbacks”. These are messages which are being posted on the bottom of some of our pages. When a visitor clicks on one of these messages, they are taken to another site which is trying to sell something, etc. I have marked all of these as “SPAM” and permanently deleted them…also blacklisted the posters. So, if you come across anything of this nature at the bottom of any page in the future, please don’t click on their messages. I shall be removing these each time when I see them.
(2) I have discovered that many of the images on my pages are missing. I assume this took place when the site was attacked recently when “they” deleted all the images associated with Jesse’s CD. I see that the ones which I just discovered tonight were on one of the earlier Current News and Events pages were related to proving that it is Elvis and Benjamin in Jesse’s photo. Because I do have over 70 pages, I simply do not have the time nor the stamina to go over every page and reinstall the images into the gallery for this site in order to reconstruct everything. I apologize so much for this inconvenience. I am sorry that I haven’t been able to check all of the pages yet to see exactly how widespread it is.
There are those who will stop at nothing to destroy the proof that Jesse is Elvis. I have devoted 3 years of very hard work and it breaks my heart to see the damage done. I hope that those who are responsible feel good about the damage that they have done…because their damage is only to the material on my site…NOT TO THE TRUTH THAT ELVIS IS ALIVE AND IS JESSE NOW.
(3) It has come to my attention that Eliza Presley has reared her greedy head once more. She has spread the story, via Attorney Mayoras, that she is planning to go to Probate Court again to try to get her share of Vernon’s estate. At last, it comes out that money is her motive. She has proven that she cares absolutely nothing about the man who she claims is “her brother“. I know concrete facts about Eliza and her illegal activities…things which I am not at liberty to make public at this time. What she is attempting to do in court is illegal. I can only forewarn everyone in order that she will not deceive others into lending her their emotional support nor their money. I speak from the voice of personal experience.
Elvis appeared on the Milton Berle show 56 years ago this week. Enjoy his appearance in this YouTube video…performing Hound Dog.
ELVIS PRESLEY – Hound Dog (live on the Milton Berle Show in 1956)
I was nine years old that year when I saw him for the very first time. Haven’t been the same since. LOL :-))
Uploaded by MacXmedia on Jan 13, 2009
Elvis Presley and Debra Paget on the Milton Berle Show (June 05, 1956 – on NBC).
Here is a very interesting and informative comment regarding the amazing number of viewers who watched the TV appearances of Elvis in 1956. This is truly amazing when one takes into account that TV was still a relatively new household device back then…not every home owned a TV in those days.
The show attracted 22 million viewers and it was broadcast 56 years go, not 66. Because of the scandal it created, including 800,000 letters of protest (sent to NBC, and to Milton Berle, personally), and his being the subject of a huge blast by the Catholic Church in a June edition of the Jesuits’ official magazine, “America”, Presley attracted 40 million viewers less than a month later, at ABC’s Steve Allen Show, on 1 July. That got the attention of Ed Sullivan, whose CBS Sunday prime time show was normally the most watched, but was beaten by Allen’s for that night only. So he booked him for three appearances. But not even Sullivan could anticipate the ratings Presley gave him, a 82.6 share and 62 million watching, on 9 September ( the first of the three), that being the highest percentage ever obtained by any network in the history of television. And that record, folks, and here I am referring to the “share, remains to this date, as does the second largest, a 77.3 share obtained by a January 1953 episode of “I love Lucy”, in which she gave birth to Desi Arnaz Jr.
I am so thankful that I was born to be here when Elvis became a part of American life and continues to be so to this very day.
Elvis Is Alive… In Hologram Form
(Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)
The hologram trend started with a deceased rap star and now it’s getting a visit from The King. Digital Domain Media Group, who created a shockingly realistic Tupac Shakur hologram for a Coachella “performance” back in April, is developing a similar virtual visualization of Elvis Presley.
According to the Hollywood Reporter Digital Domain is partnering with Core Media, the company that controls the branding rights to Presley’s likeness, to create a digital Elvis that will perform during live concerts and film/TV productions. The first chance for fans to experience Elvis in hologram form will soon be announced.
“Elvis is the most iconic, most recognized performer on the planet, and we are thrilled to have been chosen to bring new performances and original shows where fans can have their own, new experiences of Elvis,” said Digital Domain Media Group Chairman and Chief Executive John Textor in a release.
My footnote: The author evidently is unaware of the Elvis concert tour which has been around for a number of years. Also, they must have missed the Celine Dion duet with Elvis on American Idol. So, once more Elvis was the first to do the hologram thing…as he was with so many things. He has always been ahead of his time.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 – 7:00 pm
Jesse just phoned me a few minutes ago. We had a very nice, but short, visit. He is doing well today. He just returned from a fishing trip and said that he really enjoyed it. I just want to let everyone know that he is well.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
Think on This…
A very good friend sent the following quote to me. She said the very first thing she thought of when she read this was me and my web site. I thank her so very much for sharing.
“All truth passes through 3 stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
Here is another article about the new “resurrection of Elvis” via the 3D hologram. I haven’t quite decided how I feel about this. But, I do know one thing for certain: This will be a heckofalot better than watching an impersonator!! I shall reserve judgement of this until I know what Jesse thinks about it all. I know it is another money making project for EPE.
Jesse has told me that “People think that I am sitting on an empire…but, I’m not.” All the money EPE rakes in is not Jesse’s. While Elvis himself lives the simple life of a regular person as Jesse, others are living high on the hog from the money generated by the enormous talent and charisma of Elvis.
Elvis to make virtual comeback
Sunday, June 10, 2012 » 06:09am
Elvis Presley will be ‘virtually resurrected’ by the company who brought rapper Tupac ‘back to life’.
The legendary king of rock ‘n’ roll is to be ‘virtually resurrected’ for modern audiences – following in the footsteps of the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
A hologram of Elvis Presley, who died in 1977, will be created by Digital Domain Media Group (DDMG), which brought Tupac ‘back to life’ for a recent music festival performance.
The production company has announced a deal with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) which will see it create multiple virtual Elvis likenesses for live shows, television appearances and distribution on the internet.
‘This is a new and exciting way to bring the magic and music of Elvis Presley to life,’ EPE’s president and chief executive, Jack Soden, said.
‘His lifelong fans will be thrilled all over again and new audiences will discover the electric experience of Elvis the performer.’
Mr Soden says he is confident the project ‘will help continue the growth of Elvis’ rich legacy all over the world’.
The singer, who shot to fame with Blue Suede Shoes in 1954, has sold more than a billion albums since.
The head of DDMG, John Textor, described him as ‘the most recognized performer on the planet’.
‘We are thrilled to have been chosen to bring new performances and original shows where fans can have their own, new experiences of Elvis,’ he said.
The US-based company, which has won an Academy Award for its creation of computer-generated humans, stunned a crowd of almost 90,000 at the Coachella Festival in California with its lifelike Tupac hologram.
The hip hop star, who died in 1996, was ‘resurrected’ during the set of Snoop Dogg, who performed a duet with the 3D likeness.
Still more…from TV Guide: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Elvis-Presley-Hologram-1048612.aspx?rss=breakingnews&partnerid=worldnow&profileid=01
Elvis Presley to Make TV Return as Hologram?
Elvis Presley lives! At least virtually.
The “Jailhouse Rock” singer, who passed away in 1977, will be brought back to life in hologram form, according to Reuters. Digital Domain, the company that resurrected Tupac Shakur for a hologram performance during April’s Coachella festival, has similar plans for the King.
The company, which is working in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, will reportedly create various holograms of Presley at different points in his life. These hologram recreations will then be able to “perform” across various platforms, including TV, live shows and online.
“This is a new and exciting way to bring the magic and music of Elvis Presley to life,” Jack Soden, president and chief executive of Elvis Presley Enterprises, said in a statement. “His lifelong fans will be thrilled all over again and new audiences will discover the electric experience of Elvis the performer.”
Could this be the fulfillment of 30 Rock‘s prediction? The NBC comedy’s Season 1 episode “Seinfeldvision,” featured Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) virtually inserting clips of Jerry Seinfeld into a variety of NBC programming. If The King does return to TV, we hope it will be something a little more exciting than a guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU.
Would you watch new programming featuring an Elvis hologram?
I must say “Yes, I would!” I try to never miss anything to do with Elvis. I am certain other fans would feel this way too. I just hope that they do a very good and respectful job of “recreating” him.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
There are a lot of plans in the works by EPE and associated companies:
This is from the MarketWatch site:
June 11, 2012, 8:00 a.m. EDT
Elvis Presley Licensing Sees Continued Growth in International Markets and Unique New Ways for Fans to Celebrate the King
Demand for Elvis-themed product attributed to use of social networks and special events to grow fan base by exposing consumers to the movies, music and imagery of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jun 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The worldwide licensing program of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. continues to see growth with hundreds of new products being launched by more than 260 official licensees around the globe. Included is significant new activity from six international agents as well as growth and new products from domestic licensees.
As fans around the world celebrate the 35th anniversary Elvis Week in August 2012, products are being developed to commemorate both that milestone as well as to prepare for exciting opportunities to celebrate Elvis in 2013 and beyond. Exciting new products targeting Elvis fans of all ages include apparel, books, music and a 4D film.
Elvis and his legacy of rockin’ music are celebrated in a new casino multi-level progressive jackpot slot machine from International Game Technology (IGT) unveiled recently at the Global Gaming Expo. Featuring a classic jukebox design, players can sing along to Elvis’ hits while they spin and win on a number of king-inspired bonuses. The blockbuster game was released this spring and is already performing above house average on many casino floors in the U.S.
“Graphic Elvis,” a book from licensee Liquid Comics, is in stores now and combines rare quotes, writings, photos and memorabilia with original pieces of artwork by leading international graphic novel artists. Licensees who have seen the Elvis inspired art from the book are excited about incorporating the unique works of art into their own products which are now in development.
The list of other new products that Elvis fans will be able to find at retail include an Elvis Kingman acoustic guitar from Fender Acoustics, an “Aloha from Hawaii” Mr. Potato Head from PPW Toys, and Elvis figurines, ornaments and waterballs from Precious Moments. Tommy Hilfiger will launch a limited-edition American Icon t-shirt collection this summer including both a men’s and women’s Elvis design. The shirts will be sold at Tommy Hilfiger stores, Tommy.com and outlets worldwide. Lionel NASCAR will also be introducing NHRA two-car die-cast program which includes John Force’s Castrol car and Robert Hight’s Auto Club car, both of which will be racing with their Elvis paint schemes at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, June 15-17.
With more than six million fans active on Elvis’ Facebook page, 15 million monthly views on Elvis.com, and a significant presence in other social networks, one promotion that was recently launched combines all of these elements with several partners and licensees.
Since May 1, 2012, fans have been able to visit Elvis.com/ElvisFan and participate in the “I am an Elvis Fan” promotion by clicking on the three promotional icons that let them UPLOAD, CREATE and WEAR.
First, fans are uploading their own personal photo through June 1 to be included in an officially-licensed photo mosaic of the king. The Elvis photo mosaic will be designed by EPE licensee Fan Mosaics and will feature a classic image of Elvis made up of thousands of his fans’ images. A commemorative print of the image will be available for purchase at FanMosaics.com/Elvis.
Second, fans are voting on their favorite Elvis songs to create a new CD that will be released on July 31 by Sony/Legacy Recordings titled “I AM AN ELVIS FAN: A Collection of Elvis Songs Chosen by the Fans.” The cover for the CD will come from the fan mosaic image of Elvis that is being developed. Those who pre-order during the voting period will get their name in a limited-edition version of the CD. The release will be available at IamanElvisfan.com, ShopElvis.com and other retail outlets.
Finally, as part of the promotion, fans are able to purchase an “I am an Elvis fan” t-shirt on ShopElvis.com. The t-shirt is branded with the graphics from the promotion and fans will be encouraged to wear it to the Elvis Week 2012 kick-off event in Memphis on August 10, 2012, at AutoZone Park. Fans who aren’t able to be in Memphis for the event can still participate by uploading an image of themselves wearing the t-shirt in their own hometown via Instagram and tagging it #ElvisFan. All of these images will be featured in an Instagram online gallery on Elvis.com/ElvisFan.
The excitement and enthusiasm of utilizing Elvis in licensed products internationally has seen remarkable growth in the last several years. “We have always been aware of the large and growing number of Elvis fans outside the United States,” said Carol Butler, Vice President of Worldwide Licensing for Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. “By working closely with our international licensing agents, we’ve been able to provide those fans with many fun, new items to celebrate their love of Elvis.”
Celebrity-Entertainment, EPE’s agent in Europe, recently announced a deal with Sanrio that will co-brand Hello Kitty with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and feature the famous Hello Kitty outfitted in Elvis’ signature sunglasses and classic jumpsuit. Other new products from Europe include: an Elvis-inspired 4D movie developed for attraction and ride films from the juice; an Elvis Triumph motorcycle; and a line of Elvis-inspired apparel from Benetton.
Special events taking place around the world are also a key driver for generating the desire for licensed products. “Elvis Presley in Concert,” the production that reunites former Elvis band mates live on stage with a state of the art video-projected Elvis, just returned from an 15-city European tour and licensed preliminaries for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest are taking place this summer in Japan, Canada, the UK, and Australia, for a total of 30 locations around the world. Additionally, the largest exhibit of artifacts ever displayed outside of Graceland in Memphis will be on display this fall in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
On January 10 — 15, 2013, fans will be gathering in Honolulu, Hawaii, for a celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Aloha from Hawaii” and licensees are taking the opportunity to create Hawaiian-inspired merchandise that celebrates Elvis’ movies, concerts and love of the islands.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. will have a number of representatives in Las Vegas this June at the 2012 Licensing International Expo in booth 4477. For more information on EPE’s worldwide licensing program, please visit www.ElvisLicensing.com .
About Elvis Presley Enterprises
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), a division of CORE Media Group, Inc., is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com .
SOURCE: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Below is the link to a YouTube channel on which one may listen to the songs from Lisa Marie’s new album Storm and Grace. I am not positive but I believe all of the songs are on this channel.
Our good friend, Susan, sent the following link to one of Lisa Marie’s songs in particular…good lyrics…
Lisa Marie Presley – So Long
Published on May 13, 2012 by LozPresley
So Long is the 5th track on Lisa Marie Presley’s upcoming album ‘Storm & Grace’ which will be released on May 15 2012.
I don’t own anything, all rights go to Lisa Marie Presley, XIX and Universal Republic
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!!
WE JUST REACHED OUR 180,000 th VISITOR!
All the credit goes to Elvis who is now Jesse and all those who love him.
Lisa Marie Presley – Lisa Marie Presley Backs Elvis Hologram Idea
12 June 2012 22:11
Lisa Marie Presley Backs Elvis Hologram Idea
Rocker Lisa Marie Presley has no problem with her late father returning to the stages of America as a hologram – as long as it’s done tastefully.
Digital firms are now rushing to bring dead artists back from the grave as virtual performers after Dr. Dre wowed crowds at April’s (12) Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California with eerie images of slain rapper Tupac Shakur.
And bosses at Core Media Group, which owns Elvis Presley’s name and likeness for project development, and Digital Domain Media Group boffins, who produced the Tupac illusion, have joined forces to create a similar image of The King for a series of ambitious ventures.
And Presley’s daughter loves the idea.
She tells Billboard.com, “I’ve been maintaining that as long as things are done tastefully, I would never have a problem with it. And thankfully we’ve been very much involved, so we will be formulating how it’ll be coming out and everything.
“There’s no definite plans yet… (but) if you want to go to the next level with that, (the image) is where you’d go. You have to stay with technology.”
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
Subject: Our nation is in a grave crisis right now. If things are not changed we will lose the America which we love and enjoy. I ask that you please pass this on to all of your American friends.
Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes
about the debt ceiling:
“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just
pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail,
cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will
have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
Congressional Reform Act of 2012
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
pay when they’re out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and
participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this
contract with Congressmen/women.
Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive
the message. Don’t you think it’s time?
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
If you agree, please pass it on.
Estates of Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix Working on Creating Holograms of Late Rockers
Following the recent news that an Elvis Presley hologram is being created for use in various entertainment projects comes word that the respective estates of The Doors‘ Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix also are interested in the development of virtual versions of the late rock stars.
Doors manager Jeff Jampol tells Billboard.com that he’s been looking into developing a multimedia show featuring 3-D images, lasers and high-fidelity audio for eight years. Jampol has tapped the talents of U.K. music video director Jake Nava.
“We’re trying to get to a point where 3-D characters will walk around,” offers Jampol. “Hopefully, ‘Jim Morrison’ will be able to walk right up to you, look you in the eye, sing right at you and then turn around and walk away.”…..
Regarding the creation of a computer-generated Elvis, Digital Domain Media Group exec Ed Ulbrich explained that his company “is not re-purposing old footage that the world has already seen.” He adds, “We’re making totally original and exclusive performances so that fans can have new experiences.”
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
As for myself, I think this is perhaps carrying things too far. When it comes to putting words in Elvis’s mouth and songs by him which he did not choose to perform, it will be taking away from the reality of Elvis. There may come a point where people will not be able to remember which was done by Elvis/Jesse and which was done by the “hologram Elvis“...especially among the younger fans. People have too much trouble already distinguishing what is the truth about what Elvis said and did and that which is fabricated by his former friends, so-called family and associates who make their livelihood from their former contact with him. His live performances were so truly spectacular and legendary that a mere “creation” can never measure up to the real thing.
Again, this is just my own personal opinion…I don’t presume to even guess about the feelings of others.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
Now, I find this ridiculous and distasteful….
Elvis Presley Enterprises announces new toy as part of its licensing push.
A special Elvis Presley ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ Mr Potato Head is being produced by PPW Toys.
Elvis Presley Enterprises said that consumers will be able to find the product at retail soon. The company made the announcement as it attends the 2012 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
The ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ product joins other Elvis Presley-licensed Mr Potato Head toys which are available now, including the Elvis Presley Live toy (pictured).
Plus, there will also be Elvis figurines, ornaments and waterballs produced by Precious Moments.
Mr Potato Head is a Hasbro property.
In my opinion, products of this type do nothing to keep the true image of Elvis a part of contemporary life. This, to me, is nothing but a money grubbing product. If I recall correctly, Precious Moments, was/is the name which P. P. gave to her products.
Jesse’s book is now listed on Ebay for bidding beginning at only .99 cents. This is a brand new book. This is the most reasonable offer I have ever seen on a copy of this book. There is no way of knowing how high the bidding will go…but it is certainly worth watching and bidding for those who have been trying so desperately to find an inexpensive copy of the book.
Here is the link to the Ebay lisitng:
The Truth About Elvis Aron Presley by Donald Hinton and Jesse Garon Presley
|Item condition:||Brand New|
|Time left:||4d 06h (Jun 19, 201214:47:04 PDT)|
|Starting bid:||US $0.99|
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012 (12:43 AM)
Two close friends called me this afternoon to share some sad and disappointing news.
The first friend called to tell me that she had seen, on the front of a rag-mag Tabloid, a story about Linda Thompson supposedly writing a “tell all book” about Elvis. Supposedly this is a very negative book…which has Lisa Marie and P. P. furious. My friend said that the tabloid had not actually interviewed Linda Thompson and that the information came from “inside sources”. So, I am withholding judging Linda harshly until we hear a more direct announcement about her book coming from she herself.
I do hope this is not true. I have had a lot of respect for Linda and I know that she was/is very well liked by others who knew her when she was with Elvis. Elvis’s father thought very highly of her also. I know that Jesse has kept some of her gifts to him up to recent years.
If anyone reading this is in contact with Linda Thompson, please try to get to the truth behind this story.
I am having a very hard time believing that she would do such a thing.
The second friend called to tell me that he heard a report that Dr. Nick is not in good health at all now. He had a hip replacement surgery and has not done well following that. I believe they are holding fundraisers for him. Let’s all say prayers for his recovery.
I have located one very brief mention of Linda Thompson’s possible plans to write a book about Elvis. Here is the content of this comment:
The beauty queen, who once starred in Beverly Hills 90210, has hinted she plans to write a tell-all book on her former Seventies romance with the legendary Elvis Presley.
When a fan quizzed her on Twitter, asking if she will ever put pen to paper, she simply replied ‘Yes’.
IF she does publish this derogatory book about Elvis, I personally shall NEVER buy nor read one word of it. I urge all those who care about Elvis who is now Jesse to boycott her book. I cannot imagine why she has suddenly decided to disgrace herself by writing such a book. Perhaps she is in need of money…but that is no excuse. Does she intend to say that she has lied in every interview she has done since 1977? She has said that she has never loved anyone as she loved Elvis…so does she no longer love him????
Elvis Australia : www.elvis.com.au has just sent out a newsletter containing an interview with Vernon and Gladys in Sept. 1956 in which they tell the true story of Elvis’ childhood and how they raised him…what he was really like as a child and through the year when he took the world by storm. This is a very sweet and heartwarming interview. Below is the link to this transcript:
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
Here is a good video of Lisa Marie speaking about her new album Storm and Grace
MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
As Elvis spoke and sang: “Walk a mile in my shoes. Before you abuse, criticize and accuse. Walk a mile in my shoes.“
Daily Inspirational Quotes‘s photo. Taken from Facebook.
shared Time Doesnt Matter in Heaven or Hell‘s photo. From Facebook
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
Lisa Marie Presley Is Prepared For An Elvis Hologram
Plans for a hologram of the King are underway… well, sort of
Can’t wait for the inevitable Elvis hologram? Well, Fuse recently sat down with the King’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, and she says that while a concrete plan for Hologram Elvis isn’t in place at the moment, when it is they’ll be ready.
“It was a business decision to get the rights to it,” she says of obtaining her father’s hologram likeness. “There’s no actual plan yet, it’s just the creative control over it if it does come to fruition.” Lisa also opens up about working with famed producer T-Bone Burnett and her upcoming album, Storm & Grace.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
Hi to everyone: Just want to let everyone know that Jesse did call tonight for a good phone visit. He is doing fine and looking forward to some things he has planned. He is all rested up from his fishing trip and said that he really did enjoy it…it was good getting out of the house.
Some of our visitors have wanted to know more about what Jesse likes doing these days. When he is staying in, he enjoys DVDs of movies and musical performances. He enjoys watching some of the musical performances which took place back during the career of Elvis when he was so busy that the world just passed him by. Here are a few of the titles which he has requested in recent months which I have found for him. Just recently he requested the old movie titled “The Purple Gang”…he said he had wanted that movie for a long time. When he asked for this one, I said “Oh yes, like in Jailhouse Rock!“…in the lyrics to Jailhouse Rock, it goes “The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang.“.
Here are some of the musical titles which he has enjoyed recently: The Kinks in London, Don’t Knock The Rock, Willie and the Poor Boys, Live At River Plate AC/DC, David Mallet, Dire Straits: On the Night, George Harrison: Living In The Material World, Keith Richards: Under Review, Stephen Stills & Manassas Live, Steely Dan – Aja, The Mothership Connection Live 1976 – Parliament Funkadelic, Brian Blum, Big Sur Celebration 1969.
As always, he still loves all kinds of music.
We did not discuss any topic specifically for the web site tonight. We just has a good visit with no specific purpose.
I do want everyone to know and understand how devoted I am to Jesse. I don’t love him because he was Elvis. I love him as my adopted “big brother“, Jesse. He reaffirmed tonight that he is just a poor southern boy who is living the life that Jesse would have lived.
He mentioned that he is aware of some books coming out and he is stoical as we all should be…it’s been done before.
I just created a new playlist on YouTube. I have combined an earlier version of Elvis singing “After Loving You” which was Emailed to me by my good friend, Susan. This was Uploaded by utrillov8 on Feb 13, 2012.
The version of Jesse’s song is shared on YouTube by another very good friend: Published on May 6, 2012 by Elviskingofhearts
I believe there will be no denying that both of these songs are sung by the same person…the one and only Elvis Presley who is now Jesse:
Enjoy the experiment:
- 2 videos
Elvis and Jesse singing After Loving You
Elvis Presley After Loving You – Take 3, Memphis Sessions
AFTER LOVING YOU-JON BURROWS OR ELVIS PRESLEY
Our good friend on YouTube, Elviskingofhearts, has created a playlist of 4 songs which also includes a different comparison of After Loving You. She has also included the song Do You Know Who I Am?.
She writes about this playlist:
Listen to both songs….the voice is the SAME!
Of course, I wholeheartedly agree!!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
Here is an interesting article about the auctioning of a watch owned by Elvis…it sold for a world record price:
Elvis Presley’s Omega Constellation Sells for a World Record Price of $52,500
By JCK Staff
Posted on June 19, 2012
Elvis Presley’s Omega Constellation (Photo courtesy of Antiquorum)
An Omega Constellation watch that once belonged to Elvis Presley sold for $52,500—a world record for the reference—at Antiquorum’s auction of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, Part 2, in New York City on June 12.
The bids for the timepiece quickly escalated from $10,000 to the final total, which was over five times its pre-sale estimate.
A very good friend has just made me aware that the loathsome Jon Cotner has struck a new low blow in his efforts to scam the public out of their money…the following is on YouTube for those who have the stomach to watch such an insult to Jesse’s new song “Lisa Marie“.
All lyrics – apart from the chorus – are written by Jon Cotner. From the “Golden Oldies Part 3” CD available at www.Jon-Cotner.com
You will see that he has the nerve to use only images of Elvis and Lisa Marie in this video to which he sings.
I ask that everyone who reads this who is a true fan of Elvis who is now Jesse, please go to YouTube and file a complaint against this video as it is a spam and mass marketing attempt. This is true because he gives his web site address where his CD may be purchased.
He has added this footnote to explain that he is not saying that he is Elvis…well, gee whiz…who would have guessed????
Thank you all for the beautiful comments. I am glad you liked it, it did come from the heart. I need to make one thing clear – I am not saying I am Elvis through this video. Yes, I did write the words, except for the chorus, but I wrote them thinking what Elvis would most likely say to Lisa now. I should have put this on the video but I had already published it when I thought about it.
God Bless you,
JonCotner1835 5 hours ago
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
Below is an interesting interview with Lisa Marie during her current tour. This interview is enjoyable because she speaks about her children and her life now.
Lisa Marie Presley: There’s nothing worse than celebrity offspring
By Natalie GallagherTue., Jun. 19 2012 at 6:00 AM
Photo by Kevin Hees
After a seven-year hiatus from music making, rock ‘n’ roll heiress Lisa Marie Presley is back with her own voice. Storm & Grace is her third studio album, and it’s nothing like her previous albums — the pop-centric To Whom It May Concern (2003) and Now What (2005). Here, she is a bold songwriter, with lyrics that spare no one — not even herself. Her low, husky voice was born into the blues, and at long last, she’s letting things flow naturally.
Gimme Noise spoke to Presley about the process of delivering an album like Storm & Grace, what it’s like touring with her 3-year-old twin toddlers, and updates on the rest of Elvis’ grandchildren.
Tell me about Storm & Grace. You get really personal in your lyrics, and it sounds like you’re really coming into your own as a songwriter.
This record happened when I was getting rid of a lot of elements in my life, kind of deconstruction and reconstruction. I went to England and got into songwriting and collaborations while there. I felt like I was just kind of needing to be around genuine people.
Tell me about the song “Un-break.” You have the lyrics: “I’ve got run over by my own parade, I’ve suffocated in the beds I’ve made.” Are you referring to anything specific?
Yes. You know, it was just kind of a rough period in my life. I was really aware of everything and everyone around me, people that I thought of as friends, and they were not making my life better in any way. It’s that silly thing that happens sometimes, and I felt like I needed simplicity.
This album definitely digs into your roots side, as compared to your previous albums, which were far more pop-oriented. Tell me about this transition in sound.
Well, it was all during that period of turmoil. I just got rid of a lot of things. It was like starting at ground zero. I was in another country, and I needed to do something really drastic. I was writing throughout that entire process, so it came really organically. It wasn’t like, “This is a rootsy album” or anything like that. It was just sort of this experimental arena… and then song three came with a vengeance, you know, and it was really natural and organic.
I read that your son, 19-year-old Benjamin, is an aspiring bassist and might join you on tour.
Not right now. This is a really rigorous, small tour — it’s only a two-week run — and I think he might later, but he’s got his own stuff going on, too.
What are your feelings about your son being part of the music lineage?
I want him to do the work and get really good at it. I don’t want him to be a celebrity — not that he would be, because that’s not who he is. I really want him to absolutely go into it. He knows that there’s nothing worse than celebrity offspring, because they don’t have to do the work, but for me it’s important for him to work hard and be really good [at playing]. That’s how I’ve raised all my kids.
Speaking of your kids, Riley seems to be doing really well. She hasn’t joined in the music industry, but her modeling and acting career seems to be taking off.
Yeah! She’s in Namibia in Africa at the moment, filming Mad Max. She’s doing that for six months, and it’s been really hard. We’re texting constantly. We’ll probably we’ll see each other in Graceland — you know, we have the house there — in September, but that’s months away. I’m not really away from my children for that long. We’re all usually back and forth [between California and England] every four or six weeks, so this is hard. Until one of them gets married, I want them with me!
Sounds a little like my mom!
[Laughs] I know! I’m mortified. I don’t care how old they are, though. Until they’re ready to marry someone who will be with them and commit, I want them with me.
Tell me about your twins, Finley and Harper. You’re 44, and the mother of a pair of 3-year-old twins. How are you finding the freshness of motherhood, and how is it having them on tour with you?
I think that I’m really grateful for having them. They’ve had our undivided attention for three years. This tour is a specific window; they aren’t in school yet, so it’s okay for them to be traveling with us. It’s mostly a balancing act, really. I’m thrilled to have them and to do it again. At times, it’s stressful… We did three shows in 24 hours a couple days ago, so I wasn’t seeing them as much, and they don’t love that. It’s just literally balancing all the time. One minute I’m sound-checking and the next I’m running back to check on them from a nap. I’m wearing one hat and then the next minute it’s off. It’s getting a bit tedious for them, I think, being cooped up in hotel rooms for a lot of it, but it’s also been great having them. I need them around. It keeps me sane.
Lisa Marie Presley at the Fine Line Café on Tuesday, June 19. Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m. $20. 18+.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
I have some wonderful news to share with everyone. My good friend Kathy emailed an article to me from EIN in which they published a message from Linda Thompson herself, which she had posted on her Facebook page.
I just visited Linda’s Facebook page for myself and will display below her message in it’s entirety.
Below is what Linda wrote…this statement is straight from her…not some trash rag-mag. I am so glad that I did withhold judging her until we heard something straight from her.
I know this will make Jesse feel good too.
Linda has written the following in reference to the trash rag-mag Globe article regarding the supposed writing of a “tell all” book about Elvis.
Trashy tabloids that spew vitriol and libelous misinformation should not be allowed to discredit individuals who have always made an effort to “take the high road”! IF I write my memoir, it will be about my entire life. Elvis was indeed a big part of my life’s journey. I have ALWAYS spoken lovingly and kindly toward his memory, and would never violate the inherent trust he placed in me during o…ur time together! I have never capitalized on or exploited my intimate relationship with him! I have been blessed to have enjoyed great success in my life without ever having done so! It is absurd to suggest I would be interested in a “tell all” book! I have lived my life with dignity, discretion, and decorum. I plan to continue representing myself in that same fashion! Thank you to all those who know me well enough to understand that. Love to you all!See More
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I have always known that my soul’s purpose is to be a true friend to Elvis who is now Jesse to help offset all of those who were only there because he was ELVIS and for their own selfish purposes…such as selling books to slander him after he left.
Think on This…
Eliza Presley released a video on Youtube on Father’s day which had been promoted as being a tribute to Elvis’s father, Vernon. It turned out to be an expose’ about Elvis being alive. She only left it up for a short time because she knows she could be sued for taping phone calls without the knowledge of the other party and for making those phone calls public. She taped her phone call from Jesse, her phone call to Larry Geller and played both of these on her video. She also has photos purported to be of Jesse.
I have made a futile effort to obtain a copy of this video in order that I may provide it to Jesse. He and his security team need to see this video in order to determine who, among his inner circle, gave the photos to Eliza…if indeed they really are Jesse. This needs to be done to protect Jesse. From the very detailed description given to me of one photo in particular, IF this is a photo of Jesse, then someone close to him and trusted by him took the photo. He needs to know who this is. This may be merely a fabricated photo by E-lies-a-lot and if so is of no consequence.
Jesse is so very, very cautious about any photos of him being made public for reasons of safety and privacy. I am writing to Jesse telling him many details of the video which have been provided to me by 3 people who did get to see the video while it was on YouTube. So, Jesse may be able to know if they are really photos of him. Perhaps he can identify the traitor from these details.
Eliza is forging ahead, one more time, in taking her case back to the Probate Court in Memphis. She has no legal right to do so. As I have said a number of times before, Jesse DOES NOT condone her going forth with this case. He phoned me in Oct. 2009 and asked me to call her and tell her to “STOP”. She does not care one whit about Elvis/Jesse. She never has. Her intent has always been to make money off of her “CLAIMED” kinship with the Presley family.
She was telling people as far back as 2000 (when she thought Elvis was her father) that she wanted to be living the life which Lisa Marie is. Then when she joined forces with Dr. Hinton and learned all about Jesse, she began pursuing the “Elvis is my brother” scam.
Her efforts have NEVER been to gain her “rightful” place in the Presley family. Her efforts have ALWAYS been to prove to the world that Elvis is alive. I know this for a fact because, unknown to her, a close friend of mine was in touch with her way back in 2008 BEFORE her first case was filed in court. She was telling this friend then that she was “going to prove to the world that Elvis is alive.”
She has done some dastardly things in her efforts to track Jesse down physically to expose him. She mailed a GPS device hidden inside an angel statue. By the grace of our God, my friend, alerted me to the situation. I, in turn, alerted our go between who had not yet mailed it on to Jesse. Our go between opened the box and looked inside the angel and confiscated the GPS device. She then, later on, attempted to get my friend to mail another GPS device to Jesse through me (without my knowledge) because she knew that my mail would not be suspect. She cared not if she destroyed my friendship with Jesse in attempting to do this dastardly action. My friend, bless his heart, refused to participate in her scheme. It should be noted as well that Dr. Hinton participated in the GPS device scheme by buying and paying for the GPS device.
She had a realtor film a virtual tour of a $7 million home and write a letter to Jesse. She then mailed the DVD tour as well as a fingerprint kit to Jesse. He called me immediately when he received this package. I was flabbergasted when he told me. She explained away having sent this to Jesse as being only her “dream house” and she did not expect him to buy it for her. Jesse later sent the DVD tour to me. I do have this somewhere and may post it on Youtube later as proof.
Jesse and I both forgave her many times for her previous outright acts of betrayal because we felt sorry for her. She “borrowed” (swindled) $18,500 from me between June, 2009 and Jan. 2010. She swore that I would be repaid as soon as a documentary about her life (which was supposedly being filmed and had already obtained financing) was completed. She assured me that the film would be strictly about her life and would not involve the fact that Elvis/Jesse is alive. Of course, that never materialized. I felt sorry for her because she convinced me that she was destitute, had a potentially terminal illness, could not get on disability, her boyfriend lost his job and could not pay rent nor his car payments, all of her earthly possessions were in rented storage space and she could not pay the monthly fee to keep from losing everything, she needed denture work done, her sister was in the hospital and could not pay the rent on her home in which she was raising her grandson, her son had no means of income and no where to live and needed money for a deposit on an apartment, she had to have hair weaves to make herself presentable to appear in public. blah, blah, blah. At the time, I was isolated and had no idea that she was telling these same lies to many other people as well conning them out of money too. Once I got my web site up and running and people became aware of me, they gradually began contacting me and warning me about Eliza and her constant requests for money. Hinton also supported her for a long while. When he stopped, she began begging from me. I had no contact with Hinton nor Eliza and knew nothing of her taking from him so much for so long. I had never had any contact with Eliza whatsoever in any way, shape nor form until sometime in May, 2009. She had tried repeatedly to make contact with me and I had always refused. I accepted a call from her them because a woman claiming to be Elvis’s distant cousin had created a slanderous web page grouping Hinton, Eliza, Jerry Presley and myself into what she termed “The Hinton Crew”. I had no contact with Hinton for many years before this, had no contact with Jerry Presley until the summer of 2004 for a matter of months, and had NEVER had any contact with Eliza. I did not even know that Eliza existed until a friend began telling me about her in the summer of 2008 leading up to her first court case in Probate Court.
I have learned that she has an extensive criminal record which I won’t go into here. Many others are also aware of this criminal record.
I know that this is going to make her and some other people furious. But, the truth must be told for Jesse’s sake. The video is just the last straw. She cannot be allowed to create any more danger and stress in Jesse’s life.
I have every single Email between E-lies-a-lot and myself. I have receipts for every single penny which I sent to her, her son, etc. I feel like a fool for falling for her scam but, I put myself in the position which she presented to me, and did what I would hope someone would do if I were in that terrible predicament. There are many others who fell for her very same lies and lost some money to her too…some thousands of dollars.
I am including all of the facts about her money schemes in the hopes that no one else will fall for her lies. She is a professional con-artist with a criminal mentality.
I have said all of that to say this: If anyone has a copy of the video which E-lies-a-lot displayed on YouTube for Father’s Day, I will very much appreciate a copy of it in order that I may, as always, protect Jesse and give him the information which he needs to stay safe and live in peace.
Please Email me at this address with any information about this video: LHSmessage4jesse@aol.com
Should anyone share the video with me, I guarantee your anonymity. I know that there are those who did download it from YouTube…as I would have done myself had I caught it when it was playing. That is another reason she took it down so quickly. I shall never place the video on public display. My only motive is to get it to Jesse in order that he may protect himself.
Any threats made against me for divulging the above facts will only cause me to begin to post Emails and receipts for funds sent to her as proof. There are many others who could do so as well.
I want everyone, including her, to know that it has taken an awful lot to push me to the point of exposing the bare truth about her. Had she stopped pursuing her court case in Oct. 2009 when Jesse requested that she do so, it would have never come to this. I have chalked my loss of money up to experience and never expect to see a penny of it. I DO NOT WANT A PENNY OF IT IF IT MEANS HER SUCCESSFULLY PROVING THAT ELVIS IS ALIVE AND ENDANGERING HIM. This is the only way she will ever make any money.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
More about Eliza:
I forgot to relate one of her most despicable contrived deceptions which she has perpetrated. She began this after Jesse asked me to tell her to “STOP” in Oct. 2009. She had told me repeatedly (and I suspect she also told Jesse the same lie) that the only reason she would stop would be if Jesse asked her to. Well, he did ask her to and she refused to believe it and defied him by continuing on. I am sick and tired of the stress which this con-artist has inflicted upon Jesse, plus her never ending public exploitation and deception of people who love Elvis and want to believe in this liar.
After I called her and told her that Jesse said to “STOP”, she said that she needed to talk to him. So, I told her “Certainly, please go ahead.” Well, she made many desperate calls leaving word for Jesse to call her back and he did not do so. I did not ask him but I assume that he wanted to avoid verbal conflict with her himself and that is why he chose asking me to tell her.
Even after that event, Jesse still sent a Christmas gift to her by way of my forwarding it for him to her. I would have thought that this gesture by Jesse would have left them on good terms.
However, she concocted a lie to begin telling that I was in touch with the real Elvis until sometime in 2009 and then I was in touch with “an imposter” from them on. By doing this, she attempted to convince others and maybe even herself that the real Elvis Presley did not tell her to “STOP”. She even went on a radio program with Richard Syrett in Canada and when he mentioned Jesse, Eliza responded something like ‘I’m not sure he is still Jesse.”
But to cap off her desperate attempt to find a reason to keep going with her insane attempt to reveal Jesse, she actually had “the head of her Forensic Team” phone me and attempt to convince me that I was no longer in touch with the real Elvis and that Eliza and he were, and that he was not going by Jesse anymore, and that he was going to come out. I listened to this insane nonsense for a bit before I began to see the reason for this foolish attempt. There were heated Email exchanges between her “associate” and myself which ended up with one of them (or someone involved in this scheme) posting on my YouTube channel pretending to be the real Elvis. When I confronted her “associate” about this, it was only a matter of time that same night when Eliza phoned saying “Linda, this is an emergency. Pick up!!!” in a very demanding tone. Of course, I most certainly did not pick up. I NEVER will exchange one more word with those two liars.
Eliza was PO’ed because Jesse told me that I could keep my web site while telling her to “STOP”. That was where her hostility toward me really began.
Jesse and I had both shown her concern, generosity and kindness and she repaid both of us with lies and cruel betrayal.
I was told that near the end of her getting the $18,500 from me, she made the statement that “I don’t mind taking money from Linda and Tom because they don’t have any children.” You can well imagine my outrage to know that I had sacrificed to help her only to learn she thought it was all a big joke and bragged about the money we loaned her.
In case anyone is not getting the gist of my purpose…I am trying to expose her for the greedy liar she really is.
I would also like to expose another very deliberate act of betrayal by Hinton and Eliza when they were working together. Hinton had secretly made tapes of his phone conversations with Jesse. When Hinton was working with Eliza and her attorney, he brought those tapes to them. They sent the tapes to the UK to be “cleaned up” so that Jesse’s voice would be more easily recognized as that of Elvis. Eliza told me this herself…putting all the blame on Hinton. However, I have learned that she has desperately tried to get these tapes back for her own use in her most recent court case. Thankfully, these tapes are locked away in a safe deposit box with no intention of ever being returned to her. Had she gotten these tapes back, I feel certain that some of them would end up on one of her videos as well to prove her supposed case.
To my knowledge, Jesse has had no contact to Eliza for about 2 years. He and I are aware of every other thing she has done to stab both of us in the back.
Had she not betrayed Jesse as she did with her video of “the proof everyone has been waiting for for 35 years“, I would have just kept quiet other than my repeated attempts to tell everyone that Jesse is not backing her and that others should not give her any money. But, as I wrote yesterday, the YouTube video is the last straw. She does not care one bit whether she puts Jesse’s life in danger or not. All she cares about is proving that he is alive so she can get fame and fortune for being the one to prove that Elvis is alive. She is counting on book and movie offers as well as TV interviews if she accomplishes that which she has pushed for since back in 2008.
As you can gather, I am livid about all of her improper use of Jesse’s voice and perhaps images of him in this video.
I am fully aware that there are those who feel I should not have written about E-lies-a-lot. But, as I said, this video was the very last straw. I have remained relatively removed from her antics even though I have been well aware of each maneuver and stunt she has pulled along the way. I remind everyone that she has brought this action by me upon herself.
In order to substantiate my above account of the lies which her “forensic expert” told me in an effort to convince me that I was no longer in touch with the real Elvis, I will display below some of my correspondence with this man after he phoned trying to tell me this nonsense.
My dearest friend, M J, who has known me since 1990 and has been my life raft through all of my trials and tribulations since the book came out in 2001, wrote a very special comment today on the blog page. I want to share it here so that all may see it.
I thank her, from the bottom of my heart, for her never failing friendship.
I have had the great privilege, the great honor of knowing my friend, my very best friend, my “sister”, Linda Hood Sigmon, for many years now, ever since she began her newsletter, “Notes For The Record” back in 1990. She is all that she says she is, both fan and friend to Elvis Presley who is now Jesse. She is his spokesperson, his voice and yes, his “little sister”. Those are Jesse’s words, not Linda’s. He knows that she always has and always will, “have his back”.
Because of Eliza Presley’s latest attempts at trying to prove to the world her PAST association with Jesse, Linda has been compelled and forced to go to the public in her quest to always inform Jesse of the latest goings on, news and threats. It is always her only mission to protect Jesse, to keep his safety secure. This is not a game. This is real life. Any video, audio or photos that Eliza Presley goes public with must be questioned as to their validity, but also must be looked at circumspect, that being, how did she come to possess such material? Jesse’s safety and well being is Linda’s only thought, and if it appears that Jesse has or has had a breach in his security, it must be dealt with quickly and with the utmost urgency.
Eliza Presley drove Linda to go public with some very damning statements. All true, by the way. I was made aware by Linda while all of this, the lies and deceit were transpiring. The requests for money and concern were made of Linda, and Linda gave. Time and again. Only because Linda felt that she was helping out Jesse’s sister, and a friend. A “friend” who betrayed her loving heart and generous spirit and who is now betraying Jesse as well. And betraying Jesse for what, the proverbial “30 pieces of silver”? For fame, for fortune? With every breath that Linda takes, with every ounce of blood that courses thru her veins, she will not allow this to happen. Linda’s love for Jesse is unconditional. It is ruled by heartstrings, not pursestrings. This is what true friends do, this is what “true family” does. Familial blood is supposed to be the truest of all. Sometimes the blood of friendship, a friendship that has seen smiles and joys, fears and attacks, becomes the exception to that rule.
In Rory Vaden’s new book, “Take The Stairs”, he challenges. He challenges people, the world, to take action. To fight for their beliefs and their dreams. He says, “It does not matter what we say we believe, our real beliefs are revealed by how we ACT”. Linda has acted. Linda has the truth. Linda has the proof. Linda has Jesse. My money’s on Linda.
In conclusion I want to say that I liked Eliza and treated her as a true friend until her activities (which have come to light) were made known to me. I actually felt very sorry for her at the time when Jesse told me to tell her to stop. My compassion certainly was misplaced. However, I completely understood why Jesse wanted her to stop and I complied with his request immediately without a second’s hesitation.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
Below, I am sharing several copies of Emails between Eliza and myself and also pertaining to the Christmas gift which I forwarded to her from Jesse in December. You will also see one which gives the proof about Hinton taping the calls and bringing the tapes to Eliza and her attorney in Memphis.
You will see a brief reference in one of them about her feelings regarding the fact that I had told her that Jesse said to stop. Also, you will see just one example of her requests for money.
As I wrote earlier, I have every single Email between Eliza and myself and copies of receipts from the stores showing that I sent her every dollar.
Because I respect the privacy of Jesse in ALL situations and because I knew that Jesse was in touch with Eliza, I took her word for many things she told me about Jesse backing what she was doing and I acted accordingly. It wasn’t until Jesse began speaking with me about her character and telling me to not send her any more money that I became aware that she probably was not being honest with me about his support. As you can imagine, things were extremely complicated.
Eliza and her forensic associate pressured me to send them one of Jesse’s original letters to me in order that they could have it analyzed for her court case. I told them that I could only do so if I asked Jesse and he approved. When I wrote to him about the letter request, he told me that he did not want me to do that and why could they not use letters from the book? Also, she had a letter written by Jesse which Hinton had given her. He told me to tell her to stop which stopped my losing more money. The reason he told her to stop was a very private family matter.
In the nine months during which I was in contact with Eliza, she really got into my mind with her very convincing lies and pleas for help.
I told her upfront that I could only loan her money for her living expenses and that I would not loan her any money for support of her legal case. I also told her upfront that I would be sharing my Emails with her, regarding the money which we loaned her, with Jesse. This was why Jesse phoned me and told me to not give her any more money. But, she called and emailed in such distress and anxiety about her situation that I gave in and did send her more money. Jesse was aware of this and he and I discussed it on the phone in detail a number of times. He really wanted to protect me from sending her so much money.
Here is one of her Emails in which you will see how upset she was that Jesse had told her to stop:
Below is the proof of delivery for Jesse’s Christmas gift via me to Eliza in Dec. 2009:
Below is an Email from Eliza explaining more to me about the taped phone conversations which Hinton made and brought to Eliza’s attorney’s office in Memphis to prove his story. This after telling me about the tapes during a phone conversation.
This alone will tell you why Jesse uses the voice distortion device…this and the excerpt of Eliza’s taped phone conversation which she has included in her YouTube video. He cannot afford to trust anyone.
Our friend Melanie shared this beautiful rare photo of Elvis with Lisa on Facebook.
This is just beautiful…
Melanie Bradl shared Lulu Loving Elvis Griffin-wroe‘s photo.
From Joe on Facebook today:
Below I will display several Emails from Eliza concerning the fact that she did not tell Jesse, when she sent him the fingerprint kit and the realtor’s DVD, that she wanted to find a way to make the money to buy this house by asking him to help her get a distributor for a documentary film of her life. It has always stayed in the back of my mind that she thought he would buy it for her to stop her efforts to prove that he is alive.
Because she had shown me her documents dating way back to the early days of her search for her birth father right through all of the DNA lab reports which, to me, showed that she was Elvis/Jesse’s real half sister, I cut her a lot of slack and I am sure that Jesse did the same.
Jesse and I both gracefully “accepted” her excuse/explanation but I still had reservations about her motives. Looking back, it is apparent that she was hoping that he would buy her the house or, at least, give her his fingerprints so she could prove that he is alive to get the fame and fortune which was her driving force at all times. This after her life of crime prior to becoming “Eliza Presley”.
I feel certain that the reason that she changed her name to Eliza Presley before going forward publicly with her endeavor to take her “proof” to court was because if people knew her actual real name, home state, etc., they could discover her lengthy arrest and time in jail record. I believe her full name is Alice Elizabeth Tiffin McFarland and that she grew up in Texas. I do know of several people who have done extensive background checks on her and have documented her past criminal history.
Jesse is the most forgiving person I have ever known. I have seen him avoid speaking badly of people when he has had every reason to do so. I have heard him say of a number of people “She’s/he’s not a bad woman/man” or ” She’s/he’s a good woman/man”. But he does see through Eliza totally at this point in time. She is lying when she gives the impression that he supports her and that he is still in contact with her.
As you have all witnessed, I have always taken the high road and not revealed the truth about Eliza’s character and history. Thus I would have continued, until her latest reprehensible actions of going back to court and exposing the things which I am told that she did in the video which she placed on YouTube on Father’s day. This is the last straw. I will not stand by and watch while she puts more stress on Jesse with this pending court case charade and her video which could possibly cause him so much concern.
Below are the substantiating Emails from Eliza to me:
Below is the letter in full which she wrote to Jesse “explaining” what she was wanting when she sent him the $7 million house material. Notice she does not mention the fingerprint kit at all.
Because the virtual tour was done as a slide show, I am unable to upload it to YouTube. So, I have freeze framed a few of the shots to insert below. I will insert them here as thumbnails and you may click on the thumbnail to go to the full size image.
Below are several photos of the beautiful suede jacket in which Jesse sent me the $7,000,000 house virtual tour DVD. This was a gift to my husband from Jesse. It had been his personal jacket which he had worn.
I apologize to everyone that it has become necessary for me to take this approach to Eliza. This is not done as an act of vengeance toward her for the lies which she told me nor the money which she swindled from me. That is all in the past and had I been out to get her for those things, I would have exposed all of this long ago.
I do this now as a last resort to protect Jesse from her total lack of respect for him. You may recall that she was really PO’ed at Jesse when her last court case was thrown out. I no longer have a copy of the poem which she wrote on her blog page, but I do recall clearly that one line from it went like this “There you sit so respected and protected”…Does that sound like a loving family member to you?
I do hope that this effort on my part will protect others from being taken in by her and the loss of money and emotional involvement with her. I will gladly take the heat of her wrath and those who so doggedly support her if it will protect Jesse from any further distress caused by her.
My note to Jesse: I am so sorry that I have had to take this aggressive step toward Eliza…I know this is not your way. I have always said that I would fight lions, tigers and bears for you, my sweet friend…and so I will as long as I am on this earth. Thank you for allowing me to be your trusted friend.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 29, 2012
This will be another brief article regarding the tapes which Hinton made of his phone conversations with Elvis/Jesse. I have found several other Emails from Eliza regarding these tapes. I have obtained permission from the wonderful lady in the UK who now holds these tapes safely in a bank safe deposit box and has no intentions of ever letting anyone…especially Eliza…get them.
First of all I wish to explain that I had never once had any idea that Hinton was taping Elvis/Jesse’s private conversations. Had I known I would have warned Jesse immediately. This is just another example of how disloyal Hinton proved to be to Jesse. I am truly sorry that I ever trusted Hinton to introduce him to Elvis in the first place. I had known him for 7 years before I introduced him to Elvis and he gave me every impression that he was as devoted to Elvis as he could possibly be. But, contact with Elvis, the book, etc. evidently went to his head.
Eliza first told me about the Hinton tapes during a phone conversation early in Oct. 2009. Following that conversation, she sent me several Emails regarding the tapes as well as a copy of the Email which she wrote to the lady in the UK to whom she had sent the tapes to be “cleaned” so that Elvis/Jesse’s voice would be more recognizable as being Elvis. As you will see below, she placed the full blame on Hinton who brought the tapes into Eliza’s attorney. But, as you will see in my red hand printed note on the Email below, my question is if Hinton only brought those in to be heard by Eliza’s attorney, then why and how did they end up in the hands of personal friends of Eliza’s in the UK to be edited for clarity?
I have been told by the lady who now holds the tapes that one of the conversations was with Jesse without the voice distortion. I have made Jesse aware of this and he said that he doesn’t understand how that could have happened as he is always so very careful.
As you will see this entire situation came to my attention just a few weeks before Jesse called and asked me to tell Eliza to STOP. At this point in time, I was acting in accordance with the fact that I totally believed she really did have the DNA proof that she was Elvis’s half sister. You will also see in her Emails the fact that she presented herself to me always as loving Elvis/Jesse and that she would NEVER do anything to cause him harm or danger. She is very good at what she does…manipulating one’s thinking to accomplish her ulterior agendas. Needless to say, I know a whole lot more about her now than I did back then.
Here are the Emails from Eliza…to me. The first one was very soon after her having made me aware about the existence of the tapes during the phone conversation.
Below is the copy which she sent to me of the Email which she sent to the lady in the UK to whom she originally sent the tapes. I know now that had she been successful in getting those tapes sent to me, she would, without doubt, tried to con me into sending them to her “to send to Jesse” or else asked me to make copies for her. She had a plan in mind when she set up this situation to get the tapes to me. Needless to say, if those tapes had ever made it into my hands, no one but Jesse himself would have ever had possession of them.
Below is one of the Emails which I received from the lady in the UK who now has possession of the tapes and has refused to send them to Eliza. As you will see, Eliza who said she would never make those tapes public and only wanted them sent to me so that I could get them to Jesse, had now decided that she wanted those tapes back for her own use in the court case in Chancery Court which was discharged because of the law regarding jurisdiction of Chancery Court.
Of course, I have become friends with this lady and wholeheartedly told her that she is doing the right thing. The person to whom Eliza initially sent the tapes is best friends with the lady who has them now. The first lady began having some health problems and decided to give them to the 2nd lady because she trusted her with them. I am so very thankful that they are in the possession of the second lady because, as you can see in the above Email, Eliza manipulated the first lady into wishing to send them to Eliza.
God does take care of things…He knows what is around the bend when we don’t.
I extend my heartfelt thanks to this lady who loves Elvis/Jesse so much and is so devoted to protecting him.
You may rest assured that had Eliza gotten those tapes back, she would have included some of them on her recently released video. I am suspicious that Eliza may be planning to begin attempting to sell her videos. That could be another reason that she put it up for such a short time as a “teaser” to get people interested. When it comes to getting money, she knows no bounds.
I want to explain to everyone that Eliza was most eager to be friends with me because of my close association with Jesse…of course my being able to “loan” her so much money made everything more appealing to her. To win me over she confided her entire life story to me in great detail many times, she supplied me with the same DNA lab result documents which were supplied to her attorney and to Andy Mayoras who is the attorney who writes about her case on his blog. She made sure that I understood how much trust she was placing in me by allowing me to have those documents. I do still have all of her documents and will not make them public…at least not now.
Again, I emphasize that Jesse and I both forgave many errors in judgement on her part and felt sympathy for her. Even after the court case was stopped the last time, in one of our conversations, Jesse said that he felt bad for her. By this time, I had no sympathy left for her whatsoever. I told Jesse “Don’t feel bad for her. She is a con artist. She may have DNA but she is not a Presley.”
My goal here is to make everyone who believes in her and may be considering giving her any money under any ruse which she may put out there , aware that she will use any member of her own family to obtain funds fraudulently from anyone who will help her. She has no legitimate means of income and if no one helps her, it will create a major stumbling block in her ongoing scheme to prove that Elvis is alive.
I am asking everyone to please not make the same mistake which I did in helping her in any way. She does not care one whit about Jesse’s safety nor welfare. She would sell one of her children to prove that Elvis is alive and gain the fame and fortune which is her only goal.
I apologize for the blacked out portions and missing portions of the Emails. This is done to protect the privacy of every innocent person involved, or because the missing portions are unrelated to the topic at hand.
Thank everyone for reading and digesting the above facts and images.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012
This is a cute story from Paul McCartney about the healing power of Elvis music. Of course, we already knew that!!!!
McCartney Says Elvis Cures Headaches
(Gibson) Paul McCartney told some fascinating stories to Ronnie Wood on the Stones’ guitarist’s Absolute Classic Rock show.
Elvis Presley cured a McCartney headache: “…the healing power of music is serious. I remember I had a mate called Ian James and I remember one day, I went back to his house and I had a headache, steaming headache, and I thought ‘Oh God,’ but we put on ‘All Shook Up’ by Elvis. By the time that record had ended I didn’t have a headache!”
I wish to thank everyone for all of the positive and supportive responses which I have received to my expose’ about the money grubbing activities of Eliza Presley aka E-lies-a-lot. I have only had one person who thought that I had done the wrong thing in exposing all of this. This person was a friend of hers…someone to whom she owes many thousands of dollars. Evidently this person feels that Eliza will repay her when she goes to court and proves that Elvis is alive.
I, again, apologize for finally having to expose the truth in some detail. I don’t like to post things of such a negative nature. But, if it stops her from causing Jesse one more second of anxiety and distress and stops one more person from parting with their money and becoming emotionally involved in her scam, then it is well worth it.
Again, my negative articles about E-lies-a-lot and Jon Cotner are done to expose frauds and to educate those who may be taken in by them. You may rest assured that I would not have written the things I have about these two people if I did not know for an absolute fact the truth about which I speak.
I remind everyone that I have NEVER made one penny off of this web site nor my friendship with Elvis/Jesse. I pay for it all out of my own pocket at great expense. My only goal is to defend Elvis who is now Jesse and the truth.
This web site is about honesty and integrity and I will speak up when I see someone using Elvis’s name to swindle others.
I want to make everyone aware of a very special TV viewing day coming on the 4th, next Wednesday. The MGM cable channel (562 on DirecTV) will be airing an all-day Elvis movie marathon on the holiday. It begins at 10:00 AM and continues until 2:00 AM Thursday. Some of the titles which I recall are Kid Galahad, Clam Bake, Follow That Dream, Frankie and Johnny.
This ties in with all of my Orion Pictures material which I have previously shared…because…MGM owns the Orion Pictures library. Please visit my two pages detailing Jesse’s (acknowledged) involvement in Orion the singer/movies. Here are the links:
Orion – Elvis/Jesse Facts, and ORION – JESSE/ELVIS – DOCUMENTATION IMAGES and ORION PICTURES – MUCH OF THE MATERIAL ORIGINATED FROM ME. Also, as time has passed, I have furnished much more material regarding the Orion – Elvis topic on my Current News and Events pages.
There are also some very significant ties to Orion Pictures which relate to Elvis related films which have been released since 1977.
Two of these are: Finding Graceland (a fictional movie about Elvis being alive. This movie was produced in association with a company Largo Entertainment. They were involved in a working association with Orion Pictures at the time this film was produced and released.
The movie “This Is Elvis” was filmed and released by Warner Brothers at a time when they, too, were partners with Orion Pictures.
footnote: I just visited two of the pages which I have linked above and find that there are some missing video links, etc. on those pages. I am very sorry about this inconvenience. When we moved 62 pages from my old web site to this site, a number of things were not properly displayed on the new site. I have gradually worked to correct these problems. As you can imagine maintaining this 70+ page site on which I continually share new information which requires research, etc. plus all of the many, many contacts which I receive via E-mails, the blog page, the message board, the Facebook Fan page, my regular Facebook page, Twitter, and YouTube…I am spread far too thin. I thank everyone for your continued patience.
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012