View Full Version : A tribute to Elvis: So much presence
08-14-2005, 10:01 PM
That,s my idol Elvis presley, if you went in to my house , you,d see pictures all over of Elvis.He,s just the greatest entertainer who ever lived. I think it,s because he has so much presence.When Elvis Presley walked in to a room, Elvis Presley was in the room.I don,t give a ***who was in the room with him,Bogart, Marlilyn Monroe,...
Raised on Rock
08-14-2005, 11:22 PM
Elvis Presley is a unique artist, an original.
Elvis is my man.
Elvis had sex-wise mature voice at 19. Mine still retains the nasal whine of a repressed adolecent, minor squeaks & furies.
Elvis is a fine blues singer.
(Elvis) ...taught the world something about true originality.
Elvis is the greatest blues singer in the world today.
The record that made me want to play guitar was "Baby Let?s play house" by Elvis Presley.
Elvis... he was so crucial.
It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music.
Nothing really afected me until Elvis.
He?s a great singer. Gosh, he?s so great. You have no idea how great he is, really you don?t. You have absolutely no comprehension -it?s absolutely impossible- I can?t tel you why he?s so great, but he is.
08-15-2005, 03:39 AM
and yet, many people these days do not acknowledge him, only taking what music they have for granted. sad:'(
08-15-2005, 10:26 AM
:cool: Thank you for your beautiful sentences that has been told about our man! really beautiful ! and what do you think about this one?;)
The only possiblity in the united states for a human society would be a revolution with Elvis Presley as a leader!
Phil Ochs(singer and composer)
Wow ! what a wonderful sexy leader We,d have got!:cool:
Raised on Rock
08-15-2005, 11:50 AM
When I first heard Elvis?s voice, I just Knew I wasn?t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss... hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.
Elvis Presley ripped off Ike Eisenhower by turning out uptight youngawakened bodies around. Hard animal rock energy beat surged hot trough us, the driving rhythm arousing repressed passions.
He taught white America to get down.
If there is any hope for a revolution in america, it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara...
I thought: The messia has arrived.
Paul McCartney (about hearing for the first time Heartbreak Hotel)
08-15-2005, 01:10 PM
Elvis was a kind hearted wonderful fun loving and most generous sole. When I first heard his voice I was like WOW! And those moves nobody does anything the way he did!
God Bless Elvis he shared so much of himself with us all and still does.
Raised on Rock
08-16-2005, 12:04 PM
...two thousand years from now they?ll still be hearing about Elvis Presley.
I don?s think that Elvis let anybody down. Personaly, I don?t think he owed anything to anybody. I think that, as it was, he did more for most people than they?ll ever have done for them in their lives. The troube that he ran into, that?s the trouble that you ran into. It?s hard to keep your head above the water, but some times it?s not right for people to judge the way that they do...
I broke down... One of the very few times. I went over my whole life. I went over my whole childhood. I didn?t talk to anyone for a week after Elvis died. If it wasn?t for Elvis and Hank Williams, I couldn?t be doing what I do today.
Before Elvis there was nothing. Without him there would have been no Beatles.
Make you feel sad, doesn?t it? Like your grandfather died...
Malcom McLaren. (Sex Pistols Manager)
For some reason his death hit me very hard...
The news of his death absolutely stunned me. I stopped drinking.
There have been many accolades uttered about his talent and performances through the years, all if which I agree with wholeheartedly. I shall misss him dearly as a friend.
Whereas Elvis Presley was an inspiration to all by showing that through hard work and dedication we can make the world a better place in which to live; and whereas Elvis Presley?s sudden and untimely death shocked and saddened the world on August 16, 1977. Now, therefore, I Lamar Alexander, as Governor of the State of Tennessee, do hereby proclaim August 16, 1979, as Elvis Presley Day.
-Formal proclamation declaring a commemorative holiday for Elvis.
I?d like to resurrect Elvis. But I?d be so scared of him I don?t know whether I could do it.
08-16-2005, 02:45 PM
In the 20th century, Elvis represented a messianic / christ-like / good pharoah kind of person like nobody else. I guess that it would take someone like Elvis Presley to turn the world into a direction more peaceful and fair.
People should stop with warfare and share resources of our good Earth.
08-24-2005, 09:37 AM
He was the most popular man that ever walked onb this planet since Christ himself was here.
( Carl Perkins)
Elvis is the glue which holds our society to gether which subconciously gives our world meaning.
08-24-2005, 03:32 PM
Now that would be a good idea - Phil Ochs is right with his statement that a leading person like Elvis Presley would turn America's society into a place more human..
Old folks having a decent elderly existence. Children and youth no longer being depressive. Less suicides. Music with quality instead of today's supermarket bubble-gum empty minded pop music. Fruit which is tasteful to eat. The end of hunger and thirst.
An economy which does not depend on rich Arabs with oil, but on solar power and hydrogen. A land for Palistanians to live in. No more war in Mesopotamia. Women no longer being repressed. Homosexuals no longer being punished to death sentences. The end of racism.
Going outside and smell the fresh air, without getting sick and asthmatic because of cars and planes going by. Being able to swim in the ocean and in the rivers. and a way for people in great pain to live with more ease; it is also a strong and long-lasting fibre which is a lot better than cotton. It would be ideal for clothing, ropes, furniture, food (it's seed contains essential fatty acids)... Stem cell research and giving it an appropriate medical function as well.
Now that would be a world I would like to live in!
09-23-2005, 02:47 PM
although i never saw him preform or be alive in his lifetime, elvis presley is one of the greatists entertainers who's ever lived. he prefected rock n roll!!!!!!! there will be no on like him again, we all love you elvis and miss you! you are my idol and will always be on my mind.
09-23-2005, 03:57 PM
One of my favorite quotes about Elvis went something like this:
"If everyone woke up every morning and listened to Elvis laugh through 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' in 1969, the world would be a much happier place."
I don't remember who said it. It may have been anonymous. I happen to agree, though.
09-23-2005, 05:18 PM
Elvis is many things to many people, when I am sad I listen to Elvis, when I am happy I listen to Elvis.
I devote many hours to my site but never lose sight of the things around me that are real and tangible. Elvis from what I have heard and read never commented on world events or politics and commented In the Madison Square Gardens press conference that "I'm just an entertainer".
What I am trying to say is.......................... we can affect our own destiny by our own actions as Elvis did himself.
To place so much faith in others and not yourself can be counter productive.
Elvis is a legend, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, an Icon but still human.
Raised on Rock
09-23-2005, 06:34 PM
You So right Matt...
There are three things that I learn from Elvis, his kindnees and warm heart; his sensitiveness about expresing him self in his art and in his ability to enjoy what did touched his heart and not what was the music fashion; and the combination of those qualities in something that he indeed achieve: make people happy trough his art; and that is somethin much more genuine than some peace and love change the world bullshit by some neurotic full of regret autoritarian hippie. (Will not name any artist so I dont make any ______ fan mad)
Elvis done what he done for our society, I recognice and thank that, but each of us has the responsability for our world.
Enigmatic Sun, I like and agree with the world you paint, so I´ll just say, lot of work we have, thats not in the hands of leaders, is in your hands man. Ideals without smart actions are pestilent.
May I add, in a personal level, I learn more about Elvis big mistakes and failures in his character than from his iconic status, but that doesnt mean I dont love the man.
09-24-2005, 09:24 PM
This is a wonderful thread with many beautiful responses. Elvis was so special in so many ways, aside from being a musical genius and the greatest entertainer the world has ever seen and also the biggest star the world has ever known, his other qualities were also tremendous. He for the most part always went against the grain and trusted his beliefs. In 1956/57 when America was at the height of racism, a 21 year old Elvis Presley frequently attended shows that featured African-American artists only, gladly taking pictures, never once fearing that he would be villified for doing so. In 1969/70 when the youth of America completely disrespected the police calling them "pigs", Elvis showed the utmost courtesy to these fine men and women, again against the grain. It took a major disaster like 9/11 before these people finally got recognized for their heroic efforts. He was such a talented, humble man with superhuman attributes who had normal problems like a lot of us do. Time after time we read about the people he touched with his generosity and how he treated everybody equally, that to me says what kind of a man he was.
09-25-2005, 08:50 AM
First of all, I would like to say that I don't think that Elvis wasn't capable of being human - even he was just a man! On the other hand, it's true that a lof of people like to think of him as 'the King' or 'the supreme deity in 20th century music'.
Yes, I do think that Elvis was a very special figure with a lot of great characteristics; I do also think, though, that Elvis would have been the first of all to say that 'there's only one king and that is Jesus'. I hope I didn't offend anyone; I'm religious myself so the last thing on my mind is trying to offend others!
I'm glad that most folks seem to agree on the part about my vision on the world. It's really a subjective and personal point of view, so others may have their own & unique opinion - it was surprising enough that the only point mentioned here was the maryjane story; I was rather thinking about the subjects of homosexuality, Palestinia and the war in Iraq (as these subjects tend to be of great impact to some folks).
Have a nice sunday!
(edited by Sonny)
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