i gifted an elvis cd to an uncle once.
it was the greatest hits collection: ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits, which was released september 24, 2002.
i was so happy to discover that he was listening to it in his car, years later, when he picked me up at the airport during a visit.
he has since left this earth.
i know that listening to elvis was a great departure from what he was listening to on a day-to-day basis. as a father, husband and an immigrant running a business, you get caught up in life and you stop hearing the music, never mind, having the space to think of going out to buy a cd.
so like most korean-americans, he listened to the korean radio, which provided local news and news from the motherland.
i like to believe the elvis cd brought him some joy- making his days a little brighter, reminding him of a past when appreciating music was not a luxury.
i listen to elvis in his remembrance today.