REALLY CLASSIC ELVIS
A Finnish academic known for recording Elvis Presley songs in Latin is planning a new record of eternal hits — this time in the ancient Sumerian language. Jukka Ammondt told Reuters he intends to bring out a Sumerian single in the next few months and an album in the fall. He has been practicing with “Blue Suede Shoes” — translated into the cuneiform language of Babylonia that died out around 2000 BC. “Elvis would have liked the idea, because the ancient Sumerians had big parties and drums and rattles, and the roots of rock may go back to man’s earliest efforts to get a grip on life,” said Ammondt.