Surreal Memories: Elvis’ Memphis Mafia

Elvis plays ‘Unchained Melody’ for the first time live before the albums release.
  • This breaks my heart ! Thank you for sharing. Beautiful.
  • you’re welcome. I like that picture tho. you can still see the young man with a dream
  • Yes that’s so true.I wish his friends could have helped him more.Such a loss to the music world. He is and always will be the greatest of all time.
  • Elvis is the only one who is accountable for what he put into his body – food and drugs.
  • Dave Hebler nailed it at the 77 press conference “How do you save someone from themself?”
  • They were more into the fame and money than into the man that got them there.Just my opinion.
  • I agree with your low assessment of the MM and Elvis’ management team
  • Elvis chose them too. They are what held him back actually, from growing as a person and artist.
  • Elvis was never going to be white enough in America. He should have moved to Europe and been an international artist.
  • One of my most vivid memories is being screamed at by Joe Esposito and Jerry Schilling in around 2004 . it was quite the revelation for me
     armageddon 1
    There was an Elvis conference in Cloverdale, partly organized by Red Robinson, famed DJ.
    Joe Esposito and Jerry Schilling were guest and they did a panel.
    They were the only 2 guys around Elvis that I ever wanted to meet and I was struck uncharacteristically quiet during the hour long Q&A.
    There was not anything that I wanted to know that I hadn’t already read about.
    But after the event and the audience trickled away, I did think of something.
    Had recently read the Armageddon the Musical book by Robert Rankin and in that novel, Elvis was a religion in the future of post-apocolypic earth.
    With people attending mass conferences, traveling to Graceland, statues of him all over the world – certainly ,Aliens coming here would think he’d been king of the world.
    But when you get asked questions a lot and they sound the same, you tend to give the same answer.
    So while I asked from an anthropological framework – Joe Espostio freaked out and began yelling at me that Elvis was not a deity, he was a man and he would be horrified at me.
    I tried to explain about the book, but Joe was not listening and he screamed until his face was red and then purple and when his voice gave out, he waved over Jerry Schilling – who had been standing there, mouth opened in horror that Joe was screaming at a fan.
    He came over and Joe sputtered
    “She’s trying to make Elvis a religion.”
    Jerry’s confusion cleared and he started yelling a me.
    I remember thinking when Joe was yelling at me that the last time he was that freaked was probably when he tried to give the dead Elvis CPR.
    Lips that had been on Elvis’ had been 6 inches away from mine.
    THE BOOK THAT PROMPTED SIR TERRY PRATCHETT TO SAY: “Robert Rankin is a deep-down humourist, one of those rare guys who can always make me…

    Robert Rankin - Wikipedia

    Robert Rankin – Wikipedia
Armageddon: The Musical by Robert Rankin — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
Armageddon: The Musical by Robert Rankin — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
Researchers use machine learning to pull interest signals from readers’ brain waves

Researchers in Finland have their eye on this problem and have completed an interesting study that used EEG (electroencephalogram) sensors to monitor the brain signals of people reading the text of Wikipedia articles, combining that with machine learning models trained to interpret the EEG data and identify which concepts readers found interesting. Using this technique the team was able to generate a list of keywords their test readers mentally flagged as informative as they read — which could then, for example, be used to predict other relevant Wikipedia articles to that person. Or, down the line, help filter a social media feed, or flag content that’s of real-time interest to a user of augmented reality, for example. “We’ve been exploring this idea of involving human signals in the search process,” says researcher Tuukka Ruotsalo. “And now we wanted to take the extreme signal — can we try to read the interest or intentions of the users directly from the brain?” The team, from the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), reckon it’s the first time researchers have been able to demonstrate the ability to recommend new information based on directly extracting relevance from brain signals. “There’s a whole bunch of research about brain-computer interfacing but typically… the major area they work on is making explicit commands to computers,” continues Ruotsalo. “So that means that, for example, you want to control the lights of the room and you’re making an explicit pattern, you’re trying explicitly to do something and then the computer tries to read it from the brain.”

Researchers use machine learning to pull interest signals from readers’ brain waves | TechCrunch
Researchers use machine learning to pull interest signals from readers’ brain waves  |  TechCrunch
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