Welcome to The Mystery Train Blog. Before taking the plunge in March 2010, I’d been toying with the idea of starting an Elvis Presley blog for about two years. In the meantime, I was using sporadic posts on my pop culture blog, The Film Frontier, as an outlet for writing about Elvis.
I actually started writing about Elvis over twenty years ago. For five years, I was the president of an official Elvis Presley fan club. I’m not sure how many there are now, but there were about 450 official clubs back then. Mine was only a “club” in the loosest sense of the term, though.
At its peak, my Elvis fan club had maybe fifty concurrent members. We never once held a meeting! In reality, the club existed solely as an excuse for me to create and write a free quarterly newsletter about Elvis – using an archaic delivery system consisting of items called “paper,” “envelopes,” and “postage stamps.”
I was 16 when I started that club, certainly one of the younger fan club presidents at that particular time. It was not exactly popular for 16-year-olds to like Elvis back then. While I may have been young, I had grown up listening to Elvis and had a lot to say about him.
I’m 37 now. All those years have gone by, yet Elvis is still there providing the soundtrack to my life – and I still have a lot to say about him. That’s why I’m here.
Hold on tight, and enjoy your ride.