JJ, probably getting a new more artistically oriented manager. Parker was just a carnival huckster and used Elvis as his bearded woman during the last years of his life. Unfortunatelly Elvis was too insecure to do so and I guess he was afraid to take the risk, so he got himself into a loop from which he didn't know how to get out. On one hand he was fed up with the turn his career had taken and on the other hand he was afraid to lose everything. It must have been really frustrating for him and getting dumb with medication seemed to be his way to escape from that.