Rocky Mills

Rocky Mills hails from Tramore, Co. Waterford in Ireland and has been an Elvis impersonator for over 50 years. One of his many claims to fame is that he has been singing Elvis songs longer than Elvis himself!

Rocky was honoured by his native Tramore in 2010 when he was asked to be the grand marshal of the Tramore St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Rocky Mills, Tramore Grand Marshal 2010

Whilst walking by the starting point of parade on the day in question, I was fortunate enough to overhear the following priceless conversation between a young girl and her father, who was obviously a fan, which went as follows:

Girl: “Look Dad, it’s Elvis”
Dad: “Why, that’s not Elvis …… that’s Rocky Mills!”

You can watch a full documentary made about Rocky Mills in 2006 on YouTube.

Flickr Tag Galaxy

If you are fan of the Flickr photo sharing website, then you will enjoy Tag Galaxy. When you visit the site, just enter a tag (i.e. keyword, town, city, item) and it will show draw you an interactive galaxy representing related photos from the Flickr website. Here’s the galaxy for my home town of Tramore, Ireland:

Tag Galaxy - Tramore

You can then click on any one of the stars/planets/moons shown and it will draw a globe using the pictures from the associated tag. Here’s the globe for my home town:

Tag Galaxy - Tramore Globe

Source: Joe Cashin