"LMP – Karma 2010: A Genesis Of Rebel DNA / Elvis – Through My Eyes” is an A5 format soft cover written in memory of Mr. Vernon Elvis and Mrs. Gladys Love Presley. As you will realize early on in the pages of this forthcoming soft cover, somebody noticed.
This project is dedicated to the daughter who dreams of redemption for a father that worshipped the ground she walked on and with whom she shares a magical connection; who dreams about dignity being restored to the Presley family name and has never lost faith that some day it would happen. LMP has identified a media campaign to demean her. In fact, the campaign has spanned 4 decades and targets not only Lisa and Elvis, but unbelievably – Vernon and Gladys. The “3-D Treatment” (demean, discredit and destroy) dates back many, many moons.
The 1976 Rolling Stone Illustrated History Of Rock & Roll features a 16-page essay by noted blues writer/historian Peter Guralnick. In his essay (and a revamped version in Lost Highway), Elvis and Gladys are alternately labeled with dignity-protecting adjectives like “fat,” “bloated,” “depressed,” having the “starch-fed appearance of so many poor Southern whites and blacks,” and lastly: “grotesque… like some aging whore.” In 2010, Peter Guralnick is widely hailed as “scholarly” and “sympathetic” – the hands-down definitive Presley biographer. Doncha’ wonder if LMP agrees?
You can catch up with Mr. Guralnick’s latest Elvis essay – a 6,000 word piece – in the crown jewel of RCA/Legacy’s ‘Elvis 75’ campaign a.k.a. The Complete Elvis Presley Masters. Skirting difficult issues doesn’t give us power over them or make them go away. It’s useful knowledge & workable solutions that are needed to break the cycle that generations of Presleys are trapped in. Under-stand, nobody in the Presley lineage is off limits – today, tomorrow or in the distant future. What’s goin’ on is not a fait accompli, unless Elvis’ pride and joy permits it.
Unbeknownst to Lisa Marie, I have dedicated much of the last 10 years of my life to researching and meticulously documenting salient truths about her dad. Against considerable odds, a path to higher awareness was forged with useful knowledge acquired in spades. As Michael J. Fox said so eloquently: “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked. But cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.” Presleys don’t surrender. They prevail."