Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Elvis it's around 8 o'clock and I love you (i even kinda dug it when he got Really Fat)

Elvis ain't dead. He lives on as I just recently discovered my mother' s favourite Elvis song is "Don't Be Cruel". She told me cuz i was playing it (on a cassette tape) over and over and over again. I was trying to learn the lyrics by heart. I know the chords on the guitar. Em7 is one of my favourite sounds. "Don't Be Cruel" it's what i really feel right now and It's on my busking songlist. I'm gonna busk before i die, i tell ya. Isn't that a weird fantasy? I can make it a reality, too. All's i need is a little more practice.
Happy and i once made it all the way to Memphis Tennessee. Our goal was to go to Graceland and to hear Al Green preach (he's a pastor now as a promise to God to get him outta hot water)Al Green has the sweetest voice known to me. His church is just a hop, skip and a jump from Graceland. So Me & Happy, one Saturday night a few years back - We stayed in a hotel right across the street from Elvis's HOUSE (OMG), the hotel had a guitar shaped pool and played Elvis Movies 24 hours a day. It was glorious. Before you get to the Gates of Graceland, there's a flagstone wall Covered with graffiti and/or love notes to The King. My favourite was one written in bold black marker that said:


Nigel St.John Regina Smegmatica Howle-Raines said...

But did you hear Al Green preach? I agree with you about his singing--incomparable!

changapeluda said...

you don't know how Bummed Happy was that Al Green was out touring w/his first non-secular album in Years!

but the preacher that wuz there!
OMG. he PREACHED his Ass off!!!

we're gonna get to Memphis again and this time we're gonna make Sure Reverend Green will be there with us....

knitsteel said...

I'm an Elvis fan too, but not that song. I like it. It's just not my favorite.

Thanatos2424 said...

i'm blogblogblogging!!!
it makes me happy
I have to catch up
already. It's the 12th of january
and i only have one post!

changapeluda said...

Yay! my son is back out in cyberspace!!!

and did i mean secular??

one (i got Many)of my fav. Elvis tunes was something i called my gorgeous curly headed firstborn:
Hunka Hunka Burnin' LOVE.


changapeluda said...

ack! this profile pic is too small and obscured by sepia!

Mathew Parkin said...

oh wow
that sounds so fun, it would make a wonderful story
i'm not a huge elvis fan, my mum used to be, she had all his singles in a suitcase under her bed, then one day her mum (the one I mentioned earlier) threw them all out
I like you purple skeleton!
xx xx xx