On Twitter the entire point is that somebody is watching you. Success is measured in followers. No wonder Sly Stone never seems at home there, and never alights there too long.
Dan Booth is a partner at the law firm of Booth Sweet LLP in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Most of his practice involves copyright, trademark, defamation and First Amendment litigation. He is George Clinton’s lawyer. Most of @boothsweet is his fault.
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The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.