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EP75
06-20-2007, 05:16 PM
This morning here at work, I got ridiculed for liking EP by a group of young snobby teenagers who were hired for summer work. All 3 of them started talking about this white woman having an EP emblem on her desk and how only old white people like EP. Well as usual I cam to his defense and told them if it weren't for EP then they would not have hip hop or rap or Justin Timberlake etc. They all laughed and said I was smoking something and they wanted a little bit of what I had as some smart elic remark for me standing up for him. They told me "Elvis wasn't nothing but fat drugged up thief who was racist and a joke. Someone who walked around in a jumpsuit eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches and saying thank ya very much." I was really ticked at their ignorance and just left it as it was. I was about to say something I would regret or that could get me fired.

It's the image today that makes EP a=out to be a joke to young America and we can thank the likes of EPE and RCA for that image.(n)

Dovey
06-20-2007, 05:28 PM
Sorry to hear about your problem at work today.. but you did the right thing... Ignorance is bliss and it is best not to bother with people like this... most likely they have not respect for anybody.

To me the joke is on them!!!:lmfao: :lmfao: Dovey;)

mislulu
06-20-2007, 05:42 PM
EP75, just remember The Lord loves Stupid People because he made a lot of them.:!: :lmfao: People would rather criticise than find out the truth. You did the right thing! Don't let these *****s get you down.

toffe
06-20-2007, 05:46 PM
They are a big joke themself :) :) :)

Diane
06-20-2007, 06:09 PM
EP75, I agree with everyone, you handled it the best way. If they can't see Elvis for what he really was it's their loss........

Diane

KPM
06-20-2007, 06:51 PM
These are the same people who think they are informed on everything (not just Elvis) and are probably the most uniformed people you could meet.
But I have to agree that image is one many wrongly have bought into.

Burning_Love
06-20-2007, 07:01 PM
They are typical teenagers. I am 16 and i hear it ALLLL the time, i can't jump to his deffense because i get bullied so i keep to myself. But i think they are stereotypical People who need a slap in the face !! They dont' know Elvis AT ALL.....:king:

Sonny
06-20-2007, 07:05 PM
Leave em, and pity them for what they are missing in their lives, when they act like that, that is!

Everybody's entitled to their opinion of course, and some just make those remarks to start an issue, right?

Leave it and be the wisest person, best thing to do!

Sonny

Elvis_Priestly
06-20-2007, 07:13 PM
This morning here at work, I got ridiculed for liking EP by a group of young snobby teenagers who were hired for summer work. All 3 of them started talking about this white woman having an EP emblem on her desk and how only old white people like EP. Well as usual I cam to his defense and told them if it weren't for EP then they would not have hip hop or rap or Justin Timberlake etc. They all laughed and said I was smoking something and they wanted a little bit of what I had as some smart elic remark for me standing up for him. They told me "Elvis wasn't nothing but fat drugged up thief who was racist and a joke. Someone who walked around in a jumpsuit eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches and saying thank ya very much." I was really ticked at their ignorance and just left it as it was. I was about to say something I would regret or that could get me fired.

It's the image today that makes EP a=out to be a joke to young America and we can thank the likes of EPE and RCA for that image.(n)

Tell them tomorrow to come out with cracks like that about Elvis to any of their current idols, rap, mainstream, whatever and it'll be a good thing they have jobs so they can pay to have their teeth put back in.
Popular musicians of the last 50 years acknowledge, with a degree of awe, their debt to Elvis - he was the first AND the best.

elvislady
06-20-2007, 07:27 PM
There loss our gain.
elvislady:D

Shelly
06-20-2007, 07:31 PM
It is really sad that people are like that. My own daughter also comes to Elvis's defense when she hears people talking trash about him. If you talk trash about the kind of music that they like they also get pissed but no matter what is said about Elvis he will always be the king of rock and roll.:king: :king: :king:

4THEHEART
06-20-2007, 08:14 PM
now! still there are people who believe we have to "customize" Elvis' music to look good!!! to those "*****ic young generetion"...or some think impersonator not that harmful!! my a..!! we owe them a lot for this sick and wrong image that many of these uneducated,even illiterate,empty headed, tv freak young people think about Elvis in their miserable minds..what do they know about,their countries' history ,let alone their planet's, or culture or what's going on outside of their shallow and worthless lives..:angry::angry::angry::cursing:

NightRider
06-20-2007, 08:16 PM
Sadly, its not all there fault. Its the way that the Gutter Press ( and to an extent EPE) have portraid Elvis. Especially the press. Its the same in this Country (uk). The reason i mention EPE is simply because they do not seem to come to his defense anything like they should do.

As has been said, they don't know what they are missing (n)

senadw124
06-20-2007, 08:40 PM
Well, mate I can tell you that I have been an Elvis fan since I was 12, and now I'm 17. So not all youngsters have the same opinion.

I even told my boss at work to put my CD with Elvis from TTWII on, so all the custumers could hear it. And I work in a cinema where many people come all the time :D

So I'm trying to do my effort (y)

4THEHEART
06-20-2007, 08:42 PM
so gutter minds, read gutter press.. even worse they believe it..an individual should have his/her own opinion but again this takes a little background and interest in different things and a general knowledge..kids don't even read books and the education system generally sucks in the world and I believe these all are happening on purpose..this is the model of the desired new generation..easily controlled and manipulated, *****s..:angry:
well I know we have very brilliant young people among us but I'm sure they too have the same problems with their friends..I was 10 when I became a fan and I never needed any remix or any type of change,to get used to Elvis music..so do not believe this type of efforts..let them find the real thing by themselves..

jak
06-20-2007, 10:31 PM
Unfortunately that's what many uninformed people think.Soon they can walk into a store and buy the reeses peanut butter and banana candy bar.That kind of stuff along with bad impersonator's just reinforce Elvis' bad image with young people.
Jak

moody_ blue
06-20-2007, 10:33 PM
Just ignore them.

I do that for many many years, if they say bad things about elvis.
i know sometimes its difrecult.
Some of my work do that to that he was grazy talkin to his own shawdow,
thinking its his brother jesse and also fat drug pig thinks like that.
Sometime i want to hit them right on there faces but i ignore them complete.
They say that i live in a dreamworld things like that.
and than i say only hey let me be there in that dreamworld its much better,
than the real world and they shut up and i ignore them the rest of the days .
We know what elvis means in the music world he is the greateat singer always . ELVIS FAN FOREVER!!:clap: :clap:

Jumpsuit Junkie
06-20-2007, 10:57 PM
Some of these *****s know what they are doing and are trying to get a rise out of you! Unfortunately there are always going to be people who will show there ignorance.

I love it when they start with me at work, i get into a bit of banter...... "So how many gold records do your Idols have?" "How many teeth do you want to be left with?" I'm sure you know the kind of stuff I'm talking about!! :lol:

thehillbillycat
06-20-2007, 10:59 PM
This morning here at work, I got ridiculed for liking EP by a group of young snobby teenagers who were hired for summer work. All 3 of them started talking about this white woman having an EP emblem on her desk and how only old white people like EP. Well as usual I cam to his defense and told them if it weren't for EP then they would not have hip hop or rap or Justin Timberlake etc. They all laughed and said I was smoking something and they wanted a little bit of what I had as some smart elic remark for me standing up for him. They told me "Elvis wasn't nothing but fat drugged up thief who was racist and a joke. Someone who walked around in a jumpsuit eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches and saying thank ya very much." I was really ticked at their ignorance and just left it as it was. I was about to say something I would regret or that could get me fired.

It's the image today that makes EP a=out to be a joke to young America and we can thank the likes of EPE and RCA for that image.(n)


I feel you pain, I get stupid comments like that too. Some tells me that Elvis was a drugged up singer. Hmm, I told them yea and Snoop Dogg doesn't do drugs that is alot harder than Elvis. They got mad because they said the Elvis took harder drugs. I told them that Elvis only took prescribed drugs, Snoop does dope, cocaine, and much more. Name one drug that was harder than those. They couldn't give me one.
Folks are mad is that Elvis is bigger then any of singer that is either dead or alive. One even told me that Michael Jackson is bigger. I was like yea right. Why are you calling him Michael Jackson and not Michael. He was like what are you talking about. I said all I have to do is say Elvis and you know who I am talking about. You have to say Michael Jackson to know who you are talking about. That person got really mad.

I just laugh and he actually left crying.

Jumpsuit Junkie
06-20-2007, 11:19 PM
I feel you pain, I get stupid comments like that too. Some tells me that Elvis was a drugged up singer. Hmm, I told them yea and Snoop Dogg doesn't do drugs that is alot harder than Elvis. They got mad because they said the Elvis took harder drugs. I told them that Elvis only took prescribed drugs, Snoop does dope, cocaine, and much more. Name one drug that was harder than those. They couldn't give me one.
Folks are mad is that Elvis is bigger then any of singer that is either dead or alive. One even told me that Michael Jackson is bigger. I was like yea right. Why are you calling him Michael Jackson and not Michael. He was like what are you talking about. I said all I have to do is say Elvis and you know who I am talking about. You have to say Michael Jackson to know who you are talking about. That person got really mad.

I just laugh and he actually left crying.

I'm sorry but if any ignoramus even brings up Michael Jackson in the same sentence as Elvis I just lose it. Jackson :wacko: is not even in the same category as Elvis :angry:

edbdmiddy
06-20-2007, 11:22 PM
:lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: They are the losers in life... so do not feel bad.. you could of said nothinhg to change their minds (if they have one)

EP75
06-20-2007, 11:28 PM
Thanks for the support guys. It is well appreciated. I didn't have much time earlier to post more because I was at work and pressed for time. But I wanted to say that unfortunately these were your usual hip hop loving black teenagers. All male. The thing that really ticked me off later was a comment made by a black woman who I do not like that is a straight up bigot and has made herself very clear of that. Although she claims it's keeping it real and just black pride and that she's not a racist. Well the kids asked her if she liked EP because I told them that several black artists including Beyonce and Snoop Dog and others have credited EP and they denied that they did that and said I was lying. But they asked the lady if she liked EP and she said no because he didn't like her kind. She said she grew up with a black girl in Michigan in the 70's that loved EP and went to his concert. She said the girl went up to the stage and wanted a scarf and that EP leaned down and spit on her. She said her friend was humiliated and cried over it. After that she claimed her friend hated EP for that. I told her "Yeah right. Sure he did that". And that I wasn't surprised to hear that crap come out of her biased mouth and she just ignored me. But it is what it is and I made myself very clear how I felt without saying much more. The kids started calling me EP Jr and asking if I believed he was still alive. Then made quick jokes of :"his *** farted himself to death and they all ganged up by laughing and cracking joke after joke on EP. They did it just to piss me off and it worked. But I kept my cool.

They are on a summer program and that is why they are there. A temporary position. You see, I am in charge of a warehouse and usually I am the only one in there and until about 3 months ago, I didn't have much to do so I killed time at work goofing off online. Well some ***** in another building got caught looking at porn and screwed it up for everyone. Now they just allowed me to have access at work to the Internet as long as I don't cross the line of porn.

So tomorrow these little juvenile punks are under my control as I have been assigned as the one that they report to. They better get some sleep because I am going to work their asses off like they have never seen before. You don't disrespect my idol and make up false lies and get away with it.:mad: (n)

Miss Clawdy
06-20-2007, 11:30 PM
I feel you pain, I get stupid comments like that too. Some tells me that Elvis was a drugged up singer. Hmm, I told them yea and Snoop Dogg doesn't do drugs that is alot harder than Elvis. They got mad because they said the Elvis took harder drugs. I told them that Elvis only took prescribed drugs, Snoop does dope, cocaine, and much more. Name one drug that was harder than those. They couldn't give me one.
Folks are mad is that Elvis is bigger then any of singer that is either dead or alive. One even told me that Michael Jackson is bigger. I was like yea right. Why are you calling him Michael Jackson and not Michael. He was like what are you talking about. I said all I have to do is say Elvis and you know who I am talking about. You have to say Michael Jackson to know who you are talking about. That person got really mad.

I just laugh and he actually left crying.

(y) I will remember that for the next time somebody treats me just as if I had a strange disease (y)

elvisfan4life
06-21-2007, 12:08 AM
Well since there were 3 teenagers together, i'm sure the ignorance of musical history was nil and none to begin with. The comments they said showed their immaturity and at that age the more you defend someone, the more they trash someone.

They'll hopefull grow up later on in life, and will indeed find out who the true King of Rock and Roll is ~ Elvis Presley.

I'm sure these kids are the same kids who have the low rider vehicles, pants down to their cracks, and bass in their cars to where it is shaking the vehicle.

Don't give them a second thought ~ teenagers who truly appreciate music and love music, love Elvis' music as well. My daughter is in high school and there are a lot of the kids who love Elvis Presley. (y)

memphisbelle
06-21-2007, 12:19 AM
The man himself says it all..........Before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Then walk a mile in my shoes.... Elvis could teach them a thing or two

They sound like stupid kids who found a way to get a rise out of you, tell them it's their loss and the world will still be listening to Elvis in 20 years time while asking Snoop who (n)

franny
06-21-2007, 12:33 AM
"Ignorance is bliss" a great quote that applies to those teenagers!

The best thing to do is ignore, as they are only saying those rude comments to get a reaction, don't bother to give them the satisfaction!

franny

EP75
06-21-2007, 01:53 AM
The sad thing is they actually believe what they hear and what comes out of their own mouths. These kids today are brainwashed with the thought that rap music is the only music and everything before it is old fashioned. And the Elvis was racist crap is getting old and needs to be ended. I will admit that some classic rap from back in the90's is good and enjoyable. But most rap today is so annoying and pure Crap it is un-listenable.

Lisarose
06-21-2007, 02:20 AM
Very bad day, I feel for you.:'( Where I work, there are quite a few of us who are raving Elvis fans. I've never encountered that much outright hate from anyone though. I do get the usual "he died on the pot, you know" from certain ill-mannered snots, to which I retort "Well actually, I don't know. I wasn't there. If I had been there, I would have done everything in my power to make sure he didn't die at all or at the very least comfortably in his bed." But enough of that. It'll get better & what goes around, comes around! :clap: Go get 'em! :king:

thehillbillycat
06-21-2007, 02:21 AM
Thanks for the support guys. It is well appreciated. I didn't have much time earlier to post more because I was at work and pressed for time. But I wanted to say that unfortunately these were your usual hip hop loving black teenagers. All male. The thing that really ticked me off later was a comment made by a black woman who I do not like that is a straight up bigot and has made herself very clear of that. Although she claims it's keeping it real and just black pride and that she's not a racist. Well the kids asked her if she liked EP because I told them that several black artists including Beyonce and Snoop Dog and others have credited EP and they denied that they did that and said I was lying. But they asked the lady if she liked EP and she said no because he didn't like her kind. She said she grew up with a black girl in Michigan in the 70's that loved EP and went to his concert. She said the girl went up to the stage and wanted a scarf and that EP leaned down and spit on her. She said her friend was humiliated and cried over it. After that she claimed her friend hated EP for that. I told her "Yeah right. Sure he did that". And that I wasn't surprised to hear that crap come out of her biased mouth and she just ignored me. But it is what it is and I made myself very clear how I felt without saying much more. The kids started calling me EP Jr and asking if I believed he was still alive. Then made quick jokes of :"his *** farted himself to death and they all ganged up by laughing and cracking joke after joke on EP. They did it just to piss me off and it worked. But I kept my cool.

They are on a summer program and that is why they are there. A temporary position. You see, I am in charge of a warehouse and usually I am the only one in there and until about 3 months ago, I didn't have much to do so I killed time at work goofing off online. Well some ***** in another building got caught looking at porn and screwed it up for everyone. Now they just allowed me to have access at work to the Internet as long as I don't cross the line of porn.

So tomorrow these little juvenile punks are under my control as I have been assigned as the one that they report to. They better get some sleep because I am going to work their asses off like they have never seen before. You don't disrespect my idol and make up false lies and get away with it.:mad: (n)


Snoop Dogg even though I personally don't like rap or hip hop. He is a Elvis fan. He gives credit to him and others from the 50s to the start of hip hop.
Beyonce is a a good singer. Her voice is something else that alot of lady singers doesn't have. She too gave credit to Elvis. She is a fan of his as well. Only a few black singers don't like Elvis. Mary J Blige is one of those singers. He performed Blue Suede Shoes during the Elvis lives program and told after that "I am sorry my fans for performing a song sung by a racist". Alot of her fans told her where to go too.

As for jokes EP75, Tell them this one I use it all the time.
Ask them Do you know what Elvis be doing if he was still alive?
Answer - He would be crawing and scratching trying to get out of that coffin.

That hasn't fell me yet. I had so many laughs on that one. A Elvis fan told me that one.

SweetCaroline
06-21-2007, 02:32 AM
This morning here at work, I got ridiculed for liking EP by a group of young snobby teenagers who were hired for summer work. All 3 of them started talking about this white woman having an EP emblem on her desk and how only old white people like EP. Well as usual I cam to his defense and told them if it weren't for EP then they would not have hip hop or rap or Justin Timberlake etc. They all laughed and said I was smoking something and they wanted a little bit of what I had as some smart elic remark for me standing up for him. They told me "Elvis wasn't nothing but fat drugged up thief who was racist and a joke. Someone who walked around in a jumpsuit eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches and saying thank ya very much." I was really ticked at their ignorance and just left it as it was. I was about to say something I would regret or that could get me fired.

It's the image today that makes EP a=out to be a joke to young America and we can thank the likes of EPE and RCA for that image.(n)


I remember walking home from junior high....(early 60's)....some guy who was trying to get my attention (knew I was a huge fan) and started mouthing off about ELVIS :angry:
I turned around and SLUGGED him. :lol: He never teased me about ELVIS again. :D Would be nice if it were that easy to shut up all the ignorant ones, but it isn't. At least we have the solace of other fans than love him, our sweet memories, and ELVIS' voice to comfort us. It is the dumb ones loss not ours.

Awickedreigndrop
06-21-2007, 05:50 AM
Hey EP75,

Here's what you should do. Collect all the pictures that Elvis had ever taken with people of color, print them out and show them to those little jerks. Then ask them, "If Elvis was a racist, how do you explain these?"

Hmmmmm, :hmm: I would like to seen them explain it.

EP6873
06-21-2007, 10:48 AM
This morning here at work, I got ridiculed for liking EP by a group of young snobby teenagers who were hired for summer work. All 3 of them started talking about this white woman having an EP emblem on her desk and how only old white people like EP. Well as usual I cam to his defense and told them if it weren't for EP then they would not have hip hop or rap or Justin Timberlake etc. They all laughed and said I was smoking something and they wanted a little bit of what I had as some smart elic remark for me standing up for him. They told me "Elvis wasn't nothing but fat drugged up thief who was racist and a joke. Someone who walked around in a jumpsuit eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches and saying thank ya very much." I was really ticked at their ignorance and just left it as it was. I was about to say something I would regret or that could get me fired.

It's the image today that makes EP a=out to be a joke to young America and we can thank the likes of EPE and RCA for that image.(n)

Hey, I'm sorry to hear about your hassle; good going staying calm though. I know many of us have had troubles similar to this and every single one of my experiences or the ones I've heard from others here, those people are always young. Just wondering, how old are you? I am and I'm not surprised that they would disrespect you (especially in a work setting) since they're your subordinates.

I know it's difficult (I've had my share of run-ins); just take pleasure in knowing that, with their bad attitudes and disrespectful nature, they are going to be the ones who give themselves problems in the future.

I'm 19 years old and the people who hassle me are all my own age. It must annoy you more to have it coming from some young know-it-all dopes.

"Be as strong as a mountain"

Diana
06-21-2007, 11:11 AM
:angry: :cursing:
dear Ep don't be bothered with that snobs!!! They are stupid and listened to too many awful jealosy stories about Elvis...
I'm only 17 and I'm Elvis' fan!
And you should be sure that Elvis is a king and not a joke!!!:cursing:
Don't do any things you would be fired for, those nobodies are not worth your nervs!!!
:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Diana
06-21-2007, 11:13 AM
:cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing:
Have they seen Elvis' back singers?!?!?!!?
Stupid pigs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing:
E:king: L:king: V:king: I:king: S (y) (y) (y)

Joe Car
06-21-2007, 11:35 AM
I think you handled the situation as well as can be expected. With kids like this, it can be frustrating because they haven't a clue. What has worked for me in these types of situations is a trade off mentality, where I will listen to a song they like, or an artist they like, then you can plop on an Elvis song or video if possible. I don't tell them that I'm doing this, I just go along with what they like, and then they usually have a much more open-mind when it comes to Elvis. Also, as it turns out, there are a few rap songs that I ended up liking from this. Once people discover the genius that was Elvis, there is no looking back!

marijaep
06-21-2007, 12:08 PM
This morning here at work, I got ridiculed for liking EP by a group of young snobby teenagers who were hired for summer work. All 3 of them started talking about this white woman having an EP emblem on her desk and how only old white people like EP. Well as usual I cam to his defense and told them if it weren't for EP then they would not have hip hop or rap or Justin Timberlake etc. They all laughed and said I was smoking something and they wanted a little bit of what I had as some smart elic remark for me standing up for him. They told me "Elvis wasn't nothing but fat drugged up thief who was racist and a joke. Someone who walked around in a jumpsuit eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches and saying thank ya very much." I was really ticked at their ignorance and just left it as it was. I was about to say something I would regret or that could get me fired.

It's the image today that makes EP a=out to be a joke to young America and we can thank the likes of EPE and RCA for that image.(n)

Hi EP75,

Well, I'm not very ridiculed about being a fan as only a few people know that I am a fan actually. I often keep everything about Elvis for myself, which is hard sometimes. I know that I shouldn't be ashamed to reveal my "secret" but somehow I am, maybe not that ashamed then scared from the reaction:blush:
Only few people that I know have spoken some bad words about Elvis (often like, fat drug addict etc.) I usually don't say anything and tell them to leave me alone. In fact : They don't know what they are missing:D

Marija

Fleetfoot
06-21-2007, 12:26 PM
EP75, Take it in your stride. There are more young people appreciating Elvis than we are lead to believe.
There are always a few who will denigrate Elvis just to get a reaction.

Yet here we are in 2007 approaching an important Anniversary and teenagers watching TV will see for themselves just how much Elvis influenced popular culture.

Rising Sun
06-21-2007, 01:52 PM
EP75, I think if they don't know anything about Elvis, they shouldn't leave their comment on him. :cursing: :cursing: :angry:
I'm 15 and I didn't tell anyone at school that I'm an Elvis fan because I know just what they would say, they would say just what those stupid teenagers told you.
Rising sun

SeeSeeRider777
06-21-2007, 02:54 PM
I dont understand why the black people dont know that Elvis wasnt a racist. He was great friends with them. He was friends with Ali, Jackie Wilson, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Sammy Davis, e.t.c. The man wore their style of clothing in the 50's and got ridiculed for it. He helped Jackie Wilson pay for his medical bills after he had a stroke. He would give cars to people in Memphis. He did not say the only thing that the blacks are good for is to shine my shoes and buy my records. Elvis opened the door for everybody else. These kids dont understand, that while their idols will die out over time that they will still be talking about Elvis. And that nobody will ever have 30 Number one hits, sell over a billion records, you go anywhere in the world and if you mention Elvis in any language people know what you are talking about. You cant do that with Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent.

riley
06-21-2007, 02:58 PM
we all are the privileged ones. Our life is full of his music, his talent, his love and charm that he left us to enjoy.

Not liking him, not knowing him, never hearing his beautiful and encouraging songs when we need them can you imagine???? Their lives must be empty indeed:doh:


But it's their choice, leave them alone with their stupid ignorance. I would not even bother at all.:lol:

I know Elvis, I read everything there is to know. I spoke to people who knew him first hand. I cannot live with out seeing his beautiful beautiful face or without hearing him. He is part of my life, like my husband, my kids and my parents are. And I cannot thank our Lord enough for giving us Elvis and all the good things and beauty that came along to witness.:hug:

SweetCaroline
06-21-2007, 07:46 PM
we all are the privileged ones. Our life is full of his music, his talent, his love and charm that he left us to enjoy.


:notworthy :notworthy :notworthy Exactly! We here and all that love him are blessed to know and have known...ELVIS PRESLEY! :hug:

Burning_Love
06-21-2007, 08:12 PM
I feel you pain, I get stupid comments like that too. Some tells me that Elvis was a drugged up singer. Hmm, I told them yea and Snoop Dogg doesn't do drugs that is alot harder than Elvis. They got mad because they said the Elvis took harder drugs. I told them that Elvis only took prescribed drugs, Snoop does dope, cocaine, and much more. Name one drug that was harder than those. They couldn't give me one.
Folks are mad is that Elvis is bigger then any of singer that is either dead or alive. One even told me that Michael Jackson is bigger. I was like yea right. Why are you calling him Michael Jackson and not Michael. He was like what are you talking about. I said all I have to do is say Elvis and you know who I am talking about. You have to say Michael Jackson to know who you are talking about. That person got really mad.

I just laugh and he actually left crying.

Wow ! That's totally true..thanks and i can really see what you mean (y) (y) :king:

Burning_Love
06-21-2007, 08:16 PM
[QUOTE=Elvislennon2004;117605]Snoop Dogg even though I personally don't like rap or hip hop. He is a Elvis fan. He gives credit to him and others from the 50s to the start of hip hop.
Beyonce is a a good singer. Her voice is something else that alot of lady singers doesn't have. She too gave credit to Elvis. She is a fan of his as well. Only a few black singers don't like Elvis.


I see what you mean, that they are fans...but are they really fans, i find they say these things for publicity, it makes them look good. I am a teenager and i used to like that crap but i now know what realy music sounds like. Their music is alllll the same ! This is what i believe but maybe i'm wrong..who knows ? Thanks x :king:

goodelvisgirl
06-21-2007, 08:21 PM
well i said i like elvis on holiday and they laughed at me but i let them listen to some elvis and for the rest of the holiday we chatted about elvis and listened to his music i think because they dont know who elvis is or what his music is like they ridicule him and if they took the time to listen to the music they would understand why we like him so much artists today if we can still call them that have to shock us with drug use alcahol use rehab and sex its not about music its about the fame elvis was a true celebrity and if people can't see that well its just their loss

Suspicious Minds
06-21-2007, 09:48 PM
Some younger people do not know who Elvis Presley is? To ridicule people who like Elvis is wrong. I don't like the new music of today but I don't complain about the new music. Just don't buy new music.
The younger non Elvis fans should be made to listen to Elvis records and then decide for themselves if they like Elvis or not. To tease other people because they don't like Elvis is also wrong.

Elvis music always makes me happy.

goodelvisgirl
06-21-2007, 10:06 PM
Some younger people do not know who Elvis Presley is? To ridicule people who like Elvis is wrong. I don't like the new music of today but I don't complain about the new music. Just don't buy new music.
The younger non Elvis fans should be made to listen to Elvis records and then decide for themselves if they like Elvis or not. To tease other people because they don't like Elvis is also wrong.

Elvis music always makes me happy.
i think you are right thats the point i was trying to get across thanks i am only 17 and if it wasnt for someone letting me hear elvis at 12 well i never would have known about him

thehillbillycat
06-22-2007, 01:13 AM
Some younger people do not know who Elvis Presley is? To ridicule people who like Elvis is wrong. I don't like the new music of today but I don't complain about the new music. Just don't buy new music.
The younger non Elvis fans should be made to listen to Elvis records and then decide for themselves if they like Elvis or not. To tease other people because they don't like Elvis is also wrong.

Elvis music always makes me happy.

Not a hundred 100% true, maybe 50% true 60 at most. I know alot of young people who knows who is Elvis. I guess because I live near Macon and Macon makes a big deal that Elvis came here. The younger people knows who is Elvis.

elvisfan4life
06-22-2007, 05:18 AM
I never looked at it from the aspect of why there are so many teens here like Elvis, but I reside in the state of Tennessee........ If you live in Tennessee of course you hear Elvis on the radio......... yeah, i'll be alright...... maybe......:lol: :lol: :lol:

Menwithbrokenhearts
06-22-2007, 05:28 AM
Sad to hear it but there's alot out there. But considering how much EPE earns yearly, I think we got them outnumbered. I served on a long jury trial a month back and Elvis came up during one of our breaks. I told them some of my stories, my dad and the concert I had seen, and they were all interested. Everyone in the room, all 14, had cool things to say about Elvis, none bad. When the topic of drugs and his death came into the conversation, everyone agreed that he was a bit of a victim and that it was sad what happened to him. I even brought up how the negative image is propogated in ways, impersonators etc.. and how that was not how he was, except maybe at the end. The all agreed and thought he was great. Now this is in downtown Seattle. I was floored to say the least. In a group of people ages 20 - 71. Nothing negative at all. Pretty cool.
Sorry your experience was not that way, I've had those too. You handled it well.

Dovey
06-22-2007, 11:47 AM
That was great to hear Menwithbrokenhearts, thanks so much for sharing your story with us... it makes me feel great to know that people still give him the respect that he so deserves. (y) (y) (y) Dovey

Freedom
06-22-2007, 02:03 PM
Sorry to hear about ur experiance EP75

i'm 19 and have loooved elvis as from early as i can remember. i too have had my friends and others pick on me etc but now, as i don't get their music (mainly death metal lol) and they don't get mine (elvis & country) we have come 2 a happy medium, of being indifferent. although i do get calls from friends asking me the answers 2 EP questions for pub quizzes. if someone asks me a q or says somthing i belive 'wrong' that is presley related i correct them or say 'well i heard that differently' i wish more younger people would stray from their 'comfort zone' and look to where their music originates from, thats what i love to do
sorry i've waffled on for ages & made millions of typos:unsure: ...
hope it all works out for the best

much luv:king:

fx

KPM
06-22-2007, 11:59 PM
If it helps any in 1968 (before the 68 special) there were some of us who still liked Elvis and we were also looked at funny by our peers. I can recall being told "You could bounce rocks off his hair" But after the 68 special he was not talked about like that. More and more kids had a respect for him. But it still is a hurtful thing to have people have no understanding of something which "You get"

megannn
06-23-2007, 02:21 AM
not all teens are that way, im 15 and well yea i love elvis. i don't listen to the "new" stuff they call music. i get bothered all the time about liking elvis, or just "old" music in general. i just ignore it and turn the volume up on my iPod. Now that i got my drivers license i can blast elvis in the car so everyone around me can hear the beautiful music. =D

SweetCaroline
06-23-2007, 02:59 AM
not all teens are that way, im 15 and well yea i love elvis. i don't listen to the "new" stuff they call music. i get bothered all the time about liking elvis, or just "old" music in general. i just ignore it and turn the volume up on my iPod. Now that i got my drivers license i can blast elvis in the car so everyone around me can hear the beautiful music. =D

You ROCK Megannn!!!
You have taste a million times better than most of your peers. You remember that!!!!!!! :notworthy :notworthy :notworthy

~carole~

JDD
06-23-2007, 03:21 AM
I just spent the last four days Memphis, and I saw an awful lot of teenage and especially 20 somethings walking around there that seemed to be fans and enjoying Graceland and the Elvis stuff . So while there will always be an *****
I don't think the battle is lost just yet.

SweetCaroline
06-23-2007, 04:06 AM
I LOVE seeing all the teens that love ELVIS!!!
Bless them all for being so enlightened!!!

(((((((((((For the YOUNG ELVIS fans)))))))))))))) :notworthy :notworthy :notworthy

Suspicious Minds
06-23-2007, 09:02 AM
I just spent the last four days Memphis, and I saw an awful lot of teenage and especially 20 somethings walking around there that seemed to be fans and enjoying Graceland and the Elvis stuff . So while there will always be an *****
I don't think the battle is lost just yet.

Who are you calling an *****? Every fan wants to go Graceland but some will never get there.
Not many youngsters admit they are Elvis fans.

marijaep
06-23-2007, 11:41 AM
I LOVE seeing all the teens that love ELVIS!!!
Bless them all for being so enlightened!!!

(((((((((((For the YOUNG ELVIS fans)))))))))))))) :notworthy :notworthy :notworthy


hehe, hi SweetCaroline, I'm 14 (well 15 VERY soon:D )
Thank you:clap:

Albert
06-23-2007, 02:14 PM
The fact that after being released from the army, Elvis pretty soon did almost a decade of more or less the same movies, the fact that very little was done to have him record decent material for the soundtracks, the fact that he return to live-performance with a mix of almost all covers and greatest hits (based on the taste of Las Vegas crowd), the fact that he wore jumpsuits way to long, the fact that Elvis did gain lots and lots of weight, the fact that Elvis didn't wrote his own material, nor was credited as producer and the fact that it's obvious that Graceland/EPE is ashamed of the post-Aloha years....

all these facts aren't in favour of Elvis... besides the fact that these youngster showed very little respect, I can understand that they might think Elvis was a joke.

But modern education obviously is a joke to. The should have been taught about Elvis the icon, the influence he had on modern music (business) and how his career developed.

Talking about the lack of respect: it seems like youngsters and people on the internet in general are becoming less and less respectful towards other people's opinions and feelings. A very worrying thing....

rickeap
06-23-2007, 02:29 PM
if people think Elvis is a joke, the joke is really on them
rick

Burning_Love
06-23-2007, 04:11 PM
not all teens are that way, im 15 and well yea i love elvis. i don't listen to the "new" stuff they call music. i get bothered all the time about liking elvis, or just "old" music in general. i just ignore it and turn the volume up on my iPod. Now that i got my drivers license i can blast elvis in the car so everyone around me can hear the beautiful music. =D

AMEN !!! That was said perfect !!
I wish i could drive but i am not allowed till i am 17 (British Law) but i will be doing the same as you !! (y) :D :king:

EP75
06-23-2007, 06:55 PM
Yesterday my boss told me that she was going to be getting me new help for Monday and was letting the 3 young men go. The reason wasn't for what they said about EP.LOL It was for them goofing around and taking up company time and money. They were also late returning from breaks and lunch. I am just glad that they are gone. Hopefully the next group of summer workers won't be as bad. Those kids were nothing but a story on the front page news waiting to happen from the way they were acting. The sad part is that they are proud to be thugs and think it's cool to be one. What a sad society we live in these days. It's more hip to be a gangbanger than a good citizen.

SweetCaroline
06-23-2007, 07:18 PM
Yesterday my boss told me that she was going to be getting me new help for Monday and was letting the 3 young men go.

One word. . . KARMA :D

TCE
06-23-2007, 08:20 PM
I used to deffent (and often still do) Elvis anyway I could, but nowadays most youngsters are so ignorant and have totally no respect what so ever for other humans. It just has no use to try to explain anything to them. They just like their own ego, which is very low. they're just a bunch of assh... The fact that they like the empty headed music of nowadays, with totally nothing adding to it. says enough about the most youngsters nowadays. I only hope that they will get their own share of what they do now when they get older. Remember, you get what you sew. They're just not worth talking to at all. As long as we believe in Elvis it's ok and as far as I know the league of young Elvis-fans is still growing. It's just sad that many "so called" friends of Elvis seem to think that only the bad parts of Elvis are interesting. The only things that you read about are the less nice once, so in one way you can't blame the none Elvis-fans. They just don't know better. They should show the documentaries that show the other side of Elvis (like:He touched me etc.) so people learn more about Elvis and see that he also was a great, intelligent, funny and carring person.

Greetings,

Christel (TCE)

Sleepless~Dreamer
06-23-2007, 08:37 PM
Hell Im 23 and I lurrrrrve Elvis so those kids are so wrong

I also like older people as they have common sense and some form of respect for others..I've devoted my time in lookin after my mother who is elderly and terminally ill..young people can be so nasty at times but they will learn..

...hopefully :'(

They don't know what they are missing out on- Elvis is so inspirational and his music ..It's Unique and amazing..its their loss I guess:blink: I for one can't imagine my life without him in it

TCE
06-23-2007, 08:56 PM
I'm glad that there are also youngsters who use their common sence, that's why I said: Most youngsters not all. I know that there are also good and nice youngsters and I'm glad about it. So don't feel insulted. I also met some elderly people who, in my eyes, didn't deserve respect as I've been tought. I guess there are good and bad in every layer of civilitation. As I said before: what you sew will be given back to you. Those rude, ignorant, youngsters got their share by being fired. For instance.


Christel (TCE)

KPM
06-23-2007, 09:22 PM
In the 30 years since Elvis died we have seen how many prepackaged fads, mega groups and stars come and go. Disco Ducks, Urban Cowboys, Outlaw Country, punk, grunge etc. Boys to Men, New Kids, Vanilla Ice, a dozen disco kings, Milli Vanilli, MC Hammer... the list is endless.
I recall a niece telling me in about 92 that the "New Kids on the Block" were going to be bigger than Elvis or the Beatles. I looked at her and told her they were around when I was a kid we called them "The Monkees" She didn't get it. I usually point out to younger kids that you do not sell about a billion singles and albums without something. The proof is in the pudding. When they tell me so and so is huge right now- I say,
"well thats good, lets talk again in 5 years and see where they are"
Elvis may not be the latest craze but he had more talent and charisma than a dozen of the pretenders put together. The list of firsts that he holds are unchallenged.
He may have made a lot of mistakes in his career, but that just shows you how powerful his talent was. Even with the crappy movie songs, the fact that he did not really write his own stuff, and all the covers- he still sold... still sells. I have had a lot of people in the last 30 years say, "well it sure has surprised me that he is still talked about and selling records" Some have even come around to buying a few cds because they find they like certain songs they had never heard before.
You will always have the "current kids"- who would rather be caught dead than not "in on the new greatest thing" But as they get older some start to see with more mature eyes.

JDD
06-23-2007, 11:17 PM
Who are you calling an *****? Every fan wants to go Graceland but some will never get there.
Not many youngsters admit they are Elvis fans.


I'm calling the people making fun of the original poster *****s.

I'm also not a big fan of folks that hide (or refuse to admit) what they enjoy but thats a topic for another post, another time.

Awickedreigndrop
06-24-2007, 04:13 AM
One word. . . KARMA :D


Aaaah-gree! (y) I love karma!:P

goodelvisgirl
06-24-2007, 02:25 PM
not all teens are that way, im 15 and well yea i love elvis. i don't listen to the "new" stuff they call music. i get bothered all the time about liking elvis, or just "old" music in general. i just ignore it and turn the volume up on my iPod. Now that i got my drivers license i can blast elvis in the car so everyone around me can hear the beautiful music. =D
well said rock on i'm just going to start learning to drive and elvis will be blasting out along with all the old rock&roll

vinceeverrette
07-04-2007, 05:37 AM
I get the worst of the ridicule about the fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches and I get people that ask me if I'm going to be a drunk like him too because I do a tribute to him. I first tell them that Elvis didn't drink but twice in his whole life. Then they start with the fat guy jokes. I just ask them what they think a rockstars life is. They always mention cars and girls and drugs. Then I ask them if they want to be a rockstar. When they say yes ask them to name a rockstar before Elvis. When thier head just sort of turn their heads to the side because they can't, say weird how a fat drugged guy can set the car for what we think is cool 30 years after he's been dead.

TCE
07-04-2007, 10:36 PM
Wow vince. that was great said! I'll try to keep that in mind. :clap:


Christel (TCE)

Wendy56
07-06-2007, 11:05 PM
So sorry for listening those jugdments. I can't say what I think of those "boys" cause I can't use bad words here... Awful mind they have.

Menwithbrokenhearts
07-07-2007, 08:07 AM
Hi
Went to a local festival for the 4th and they had a country dance team dancing to "TROUBLE" . Thought it must be the Travis Tritt version at first but realized it was Elvis. Told my wife she might as well accept it, Elvis is, and will always be, everywhere.

goodelvisgirl
07-07-2007, 12:23 PM
everywhere i go i find elvis even if you dont like him he is everywhere just because he is the king

jbnva
07-08-2007, 07:16 AM
There are 5 things I never discuss with anyone in the workplace:
1 Religion
2 Politics
3 Sex
4 Sports
5 Music
Anything else is fair game!

SeeSeeRider777
07-08-2007, 07:51 AM
not all teens are that way, im 15 and well yea i love elvis. i don't listen to the "new" stuff they call music. i get bothered all the time about liking elvis, or just "old" music in general. i just ignore it and turn the volume up on my iPod. Now that i got my drivers license i can blast elvis in the car so everyone around me can hear the beautiful music. =D

Thats the same thing I do. When I drive I blast Elvis all the way up and I love the looks I get. I have been yelled at to turn the music down by the NYPD but I tell them why dont you tell the guys who are playing rap music to turn it down, they dont have an answer. I love it when I'm driving and I'm playing Also Sprach Zarathustra and people have this mystified look on their face trying to figure out what it is.

STUD
07-09-2007, 12:29 AM
I dont understand why the black people dont know that Elvis wasnt a racist. He was great friends with them. He was friends with Ali, Jackie Wilson, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Sammy Davis, e.t.c. The man wore their style of clothing in the 50's and got ridiculed for it. He helped Jackie Wilson pay for his medical bills after he had a stroke. He would give cars to people in Memphis. He did not say the only thing that the blacks are good for is to shine my shoes and buy my records. Elvis opened the door for everybody else. These kids dont understand, that while their idols will die out over time that they will still be talking about Elvis. And that nobody will ever have 30 Number one hits, sell over a billion records, you go anywhere in the world and if you mention Elvis in any language people know what you are talking about. You cant do that with Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent.

I think a big reason why alot of blacks (ones who haven't done their homework, that is) have labeled Elvis as a racist is because they think he "stole" their music and style, and that a black artist, not Elvis, should be known as the King of R&R. While Elvis did borrow alot of his style from the blacks, he always acknowledged that and gave credit to the black artists that influenced him. Besides, rock and roll by definition is a combination of R&B, gospel and country. Because of the heavy racism back in the '50s, only a white man could combine all of those styles together to make the music popular with the entire nation. That man was Elvis. But Elvis always gave credit to the great black blues and gospel singers, as well as the white country singers. Color didn't matter to Elvis. Back in those days, color did matter to most people. Elvis was an exception. It's ludicrous to call Elvis a racist. That's just garbage that comes from people who haven't studied the facts, or have something stuck in their craw.

Burning_Love
07-09-2007, 12:42 PM
Just Wanted To Say. I Love Elvis. I Don't Care Whether They Do Or Not. :king::D:D

Jumpsuit Junkie
07-09-2007, 06:01 PM
There are 5 things I never discuss with anyone in the workplace:
1 Religion
2 Politics
3 Sex
4 Sports
5 Music
Anything else is fair game!

There can't be that much left to talk about :P


I think a big reason why alot of blacks (ones who haven't done their homework, that is) have labeled Elvis as a racist is because they think he "stole" their music and style, and that a black artist, not Elvis, should be known as the King of R&R. While Elvis did borrow alot of his style from the blacks, he always acknowledged that and gave credit to the black artists that influenced him. Besides, rock and roll by definition is a combination of R&B, gospel and country. Because of the heavy racism back in the '50s, only a white man could combine all of those styles together to make the music popular with the entire nation. That man was Elvis. But Elvis always gave credit to the great black blues and gospel singers, as well as the white country singers. Color didn't matter to Elvis. Back in those days, color did matter to most people. Elvis was an exception. It's ludicrous to call Elvis a racist. That's just garbage that comes from people who haven't studied the facts, or have something stuck in their craw.

Very eloquently put (y)

goodelvisgirl
07-11-2007, 12:09 PM
I think a big reason why alot of blacks (ones who haven't done their homework, that is) have labeled Elvis as a racist is because they think he "stole" their music and style, and that a black artist, not Elvis, should be known as the King of R&R. While Elvis did borrow alot of his style from the blacks, he always acknowledged that and gave credit to the black artists that influenced him. Besides, rock and roll by definition is a combination of R&B, gospel and country. Because of the heavy racism back in the '50s, only a white man could combine all of those styles together to make the music popular with the entire nation. That man was Elvis. But Elvis always gave credit to the great black blues and gospel singers, as well as the white country singers. Color didn't matter to Elvis. Back in those days, color did matter to most people. Elvis was an exception. It's ludicrous to call Elvis a racist. That's just garbage that comes from people who haven't studied the facts, or have something stuck in their craw.
well said i'm with you a 100% you know what your talking about

Wendy56
07-13-2007, 05:40 AM
They really didn't have an idea of how big Elvis was (is, and will be).

EnigmaticSun
07-16-2007, 10:13 PM
I think these blacks are mis-educated. Elvis never forgot where he came from; knew and acknowledged that rock and roll music sprang from different styles. I think the segregation was more common in his younger days, which would lead to less conflicts, I think.

There's plenty to do to overcome the spiritual death among people and youngsters. I do see it like that - they (who put Elvis down) are empty in the head. I don't mean physically, it's just that the spirit is gone in the MTV generation.

Nicole Presley
07-17-2007, 02:55 PM
:angry: I got the same problem problem in school. They say things like "Elvis was fat", "Elvis took drugs" and "Only old people like Elvis" (even though I?m only 17, and still like him)!!! I hate these people. They say I would be sick or crazy because I love him. One of them said to me yesterday that I should "only think of him 10 minutes a day" so I "slowly get used to not thinking of him". The stuppidest thing about that is, no matter how mad I get about what they say, I just can?t say anything mean back. I just said to her that I don?t think that it?s a good idea, and I won?t do it. I try to ignore these stupid *****s that don?t have any idea of what Elvis was or is. But it?s so hard to ignore people that make me sooo mad!!! :angry:

But they can?t bring me down. And I won?t ever do what they say. I?ll always listen to my heart, and my heart tells me that I will love Elvis forever!!! (y) Don?t let anyone of them bring you down, no one of you! :!:

Burning_Love
07-17-2007, 02:58 PM
Wow..Nicole..They sure are horrible. People like that have no need to be nasty..I think they should go home and listen to their type of music and not worry about what other people like. Like Us.

I will never let them bring me down, i love him too much. :wub:
Thanks Nicole, What a great inspiration you are (y) :king:

EnigmaticSun
07-18-2007, 03:16 PM
Well Nicole, you could just say 'leer im Kopf' to those peers. It means 'empty-headed' in English.

KPM
07-18-2007, 06:18 PM
well said i'm with you a 100% you know what your talking about
I have always wondered where some blacks get their info. Elvis had his first record out in 54 and had been working on his style since he got to Memphis. Every big name Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins etc all had their 1st records in 55. He probably never heard of them till they hit. He did admit he liked blues,country,gospel and some pop like Dean Martin. Every singer has a stepping stone to the sound which they create. Chuck Berry admits he was influenced by country. Do we say he stole part of his rock style from Hank Williams? Elvis listened and it influenced how he sang- in that respect he was no different than any other singer starting out. But his sound was unique to the time and it started the doors opening to the rock sound. He sold the rock sound to the world and thats how the rest were finally getting record deals. Instead of thanking him, for years the cry has been he stole his music. IMO its an urban myth.

Trev1
07-18-2007, 10:49 PM
Sorry to hear about your experience with those people ... its typical of people who know nothing about music. And it just doesnt happen with Elvis! I am also a fan of the Beatles and people used to slag me in school, calling them moptops and singing 'yea yea yea' in my ear :angry: Its not just teenagers - I like the Beach Boys as well and think their were one of the best vocal groups of all time...but people think they were surfers who just sang surf songs !! :lmfao:

Jumpsuit Junkie
07-18-2007, 10:59 PM
I have always wondered where some blacks get their info. Elvis had his first record out in 54 and had been working on his style since he got to Memphis. Every big name Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins etc all had their 1st records in 55. He probably never heard of them till they hit. He did admit he liked blues,country,gospel and some pop like Dean Martin. Every singer has a stepping stone to the sound which they create. Chuck Berry admits he was influenced by country. Do we say he stole part of his rock style from Hank Williams? Elvis listened and it influenced how he sang- in that respect he was no different than any other singer starting out. But his sound was unique to the time and it started the doors opening to the rock sound. He sold the rock sound to the world and thats how the rest were finally getting record deals. Instead of thanking him, for years the cry has been he stole his music. IMO its an urban myth.

Excellent observation (y)

Merry
07-19-2007, 12:27 AM
Just correcting the title.

(y)


Jess

Elvis 1972
07-19-2007, 04:56 PM
Back in the mid-sixties I used to have the same trouble because I was an Elvis fan... "oh you should get into the 'Mod' culture" that's all I kept getting. Get into The Who, Geno Washington, get their records! "No way" I said. "Yeah, but his records don't do as well as they did" came their reply! Well, guess what, "Crying In The Chapel" became Number One in the charts, and boy, did I have a good laugh at them after that!

EnigmaticSun
07-19-2007, 11:39 PM
The point is the rock sound and I never seem to marry. I do like Elvis' rock and roll records and even other artists, but I don't like 'The Who' or 'Led Zeppelin' - some might say it's all rock the same, but it's a different world compared to Elvis.

Of course it's ridiculous to say Chuck Berry stole from Hank Williams, ha!!

Merry
07-19-2007, 11:47 PM
I feel, no matter the subject, some types of personalities (kids, teenagers, etc. and older :hmm:) may try to force their opinions on others, whether it is for pecking order, to be nasty, or just for a fun conversation, depending on circumstances.

Who the subject is, or what the subject is, is immaterial, it is the reaction some people look for.

It's just the way it is. :hmm: Sooooooo, sometimes it is best to not react. (y) (As I bite my tongue at times without success, lol).

Jess :D

EnigmaticSun
07-19-2007, 11:55 PM
Interesting to read about that - I have to say such remarks about Elvis are against my sense of justice.

Merry
07-20-2007, 12:08 AM
Interesting to read about that - I have to say such remarks about Elvis are against my sense of justice.


Are talking to me? lol

If you are, I'm explaining what my understanding and experience is, about some people, (children especially go through this) it doesn't mean that I don't speak up! :clap: (We just psycho-analyse them first, lol).

As the mods watch me, hehe...

Jess

SweetCaroline
07-20-2007, 12:55 AM
Back in the mid-sixties I used to have the same trouble because I was an Elvis fan... "oh you should get into the 'Mod' culture" that's all I kept getting. Get into The Who, Geno Washington, get their records! "No way" I said. "Yeah, but his records don't do as well as they did" came their reply! Well, guess what, "Crying In The Chapel" became Number One in the charts, and boy, did I have a good laugh at them after that!


I graduated from highschool is 65 and I took a lot of heat for being an ELVIS fan. I didn't have any friends who understood me. :( They all liked the Beatles and the English invasion groups. I didn't care. I liked who I liked and wasn't changing for their sakes! :angry: Now it is the age of the WWW and I can hook up with like minded people that also love ELVIS. :king: Very cool! :notworthy

Merry
07-20-2007, 01:02 AM
I graduated from highschool is 65 and I took a lot of heat for being an ELVIS fan. I didn't have any friends who understood me. :( They all liked the Beatles and the English invasion groups. I didn't care. I liked who I liked and wasn't changing for their sakes! :angry: Now it is the age of the WWW and I can hook up with like minded people that also love ELVIS. :king: Very cool! :notworthy



Oh gosh, lol, when I was in school, people liked Abba and the Bay City Rollers (Blahh, sorry, lol, although I didn't say anything to them).......me? lol Elvis, AC/DC, to name a few, lol. I thought THEY were uncool! lol

Jess