Originally Posted by buttonhead
yep....thats true jackie.... personally speaking..i like your themes on each and every postings you made though...keep them comingOriginally Posted by Cherokee
Originally Posted by buttonhead
wait a minute....what on earth are you still online ? is it suppose to be late there in europe ?Originally Posted by Cherokee
Guys & Gals,
We all, are, ......... the sum of our own unique life experiences / perspectives.
Lisa Marie has chosen to embrace (much like EP himself did on a number of occassions, despite always returning to his Christian roots) ........... a belief system that caters to Celebrity & Stardom (simply because on some level, it obviously must be addressing & helping the problems one faces given such a "position" in life).
If LM believes that it has helped her & "saved" her life ......... both literally & figuratively, ............. then she has found what she is searching for ------> that should be applauded. Ironically (as harsh as this may sound to some), ............. I'm not so sure the same can be said of her father, EP. (ie: LM was not only able to face, but also overcome her addiction problems, EP was not).
I, personally, would never presume to tell others what they should or should not do with what is their own (in this case, LM's income). This all, IMO, is just another bizarre aspect that aptly demonstrates just how possessive "fans" can be on a number of levels about matters ............. because they feel a very real mental "bond" secondary to an imagined relationship with a man they never really knew (EP) in reality. For good & bad, such is "Fandom" & "Celebrity."
Priscilla's influence on Lisa not only explains her religious beliefs, but also Lisa's views on the MMM's & those that were around her father. Have said it before a number of times, ........... LM was simply too young to be able to formulate all of the bile that she now carries towards some of those that were there.
Of course, Lisa's beliefs have been placed there by others .................... as have all of our own to varying degrees.
I like Lisa Marie, ......... she's a straight-shooter, no BS kind of person .......... and I respect that. She's also got a mouth like a sailor, which from all accounts comes from her daddy's side of the family. I don't necessarily like that, especially on a lady, .......... but I digress ...........
Live & let live, ............. and try not to be so jealous .............. & possessive ............ fellow EP fans.
All things considered, ........... Lisa's doing great & a got a good head on her shoulders, from what I can see. I suppose she also still learning, much like all of us should as well.
- Capt. "EL."
PS - I enjoy your posts Cherokee, .................. keep 'em coming ......... this MB needs more "meaty" topics that stimulate thought / discussion.
First off: (quoting Elvis here during one of his Love Me Tender shake a hand, give a pucker rounds) "Thank you, dear"
Fair. I agree with especially the bold part.Originally Posted by Captain Elwood David
I'm not such a fan, rest assured. I don't give a rat's behind what an individual does with his or her self earned money. The thing that does fuel my opinion in this, and other similar matters of wealthy and not so wealthy individuals, is that these "religions" or cults more or less suck empty bank accounts and often do so by quite militant practices (simply going on testimonials from those who quit these cults).Originally Posted by Captain Elwood David
That is my main point of criticism: the practices of Scientology (and other, similar organizations for lack of a better term) all seem to follow this path.
Oh, I definitely agree with that. That's what I always say to (especially younger) fans who see her as a first degree source on her father.Originally Posted by Captain Elwood David
She was just nine when he died, and of those nine years how much time did she really see him? He was still making movies in her first two years of life. Went back on the concert trail after that. Priscilla permanently moved her to California in what? 1972? So that was at age 4 (and really: what does a 4 year old understand and is able to interpret correctly by herself?) and after that again only saw her father when he wasn't on tour or wasn't asleep through most of the day.......
I have no opinion on her as a person, or on her character: don't know her personally so can only guess. Do have an opinion on her as a "singer", because I've been educated musically, and although I am not an expert, I've learned enough to know who has vocal talent and who doesn't. So far she has not passed the average scale as far as her performances goOriginally Posted by Captain Elwood David
Am certainly not jealous and/or possessive of the Presley's or most any other celebrity out there. Am quite content with my own little life, hard as it may be from time to time, and am too often shaking my head at people who despite all the riches and possibilities their life gives them, can still screw up so royally and make (public) asses of themselves Names like the Hilton sisters, Elton John, Whitney Houston come to mindOriginally Posted by Captain Elwood David
Nah, let me just continue my own little struggle on this weird planet.
Again: will do, and thanks.Originally Posted by Captain Elwood David
Originally Posted by buttonhead
Besides being a nightowl I also happen to have the day off tomorrow
I must confess I have at least my bio rhythm in common with Elvis
As do I, which kinda sucks when you can't sleep in like he did.
Captain, reading through this thread, I was formulating my response, and then I discovered that you had already delivered it for me--thanks for saving me the time!
Mainly, it was on the "too each her own" theme, primarily because it apparently was Scientology which helped her kick her drug habits.
I do agree with your initial post, Jackie.
Regarding Lisa's talent level, I haven't seen any of her live performances in quite a while, but I am guessing she has improved (something she had plenty of room for) over time--would that be accurate? However, on her CD, I think she sounds great. A quick side note on that...my dad borrowed some of my CDs a while back, and that's one that for some reason was without its case. He had been playing it and really enjoying it, and had no idea who it was (the CD label does not name the artist)! If she hasn't quite yet, I think she will come into her own. It will be interesting to see how her second album turns out, and how well it is received.
...you won't forget me when I go.