Friday, January 8, 2010

Some People

Some people think it's weird to celebrate the birthday of a dead guy. If that dead guy happens to be Elvis Presley then it's understandable, if not still weird, to some. Some don't understand why people would want to focus on something positive, like his birth, instead his sensationalized and humiliating last hours. Some don't understand how his music and his campy, feel-good movies can be appreciated by those who had yet to be born themselves. Some won't admit he ever had that raw, unattainable something that made them weak in their knees. Some don't understand how his legacy translates into memories of a simpler time for generations of people who fear those days of innocence will never return.

I know some people. I am not one of them. Happy birthday, Elvis.

I also decided the telephone booth was so squee-worthy and my website was in dire need of updating, so be sure to pop over and check it out. Its simplicity is so much more me. Let me know what you think.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Charles Gramlich said...

I fear I had no idea it was his birthday. I did like his one western movie.

Darlene said...

Great post! I can't say that I was ever a hard core fan but still think he had one of the greatest voices of all time! He never lost that soulful sound that some lose when the hard times are over.

Darlene said...

I forgot to add that I like the new photo! The red is perfect for a B&W background. A bright red would have been too much.

Marilyn Brant said...

I will watch "Clam Bake" sometime this weekend in celebration :).

Also, LOVE the new website look!! Great job on it, L.A.

the walking man said...

If I wasn't so fat I would envy his hip wiggle sneer. But you have to admit something just wasn't all right in Graceland.

L.A. Mitchell said...

@Charles-that is what I'm here for-to inform you of *important* things :)

@Darlene-Hey girl! I agree. Even Johnny Cash and Willie started to lose that magic in their voice.

@Marilyn-I already watched my fav-Blue Hawaii yesterday--much to the dismay of the fam :O Their comment: Again? Seriously?

@Walkingman-Yeah, the whole I'm-shooting-off-a-loaded-gun thing inside the house was bizarre.

Maureen McGowan said...

Love the phone booth. Awesome.

And you're right. Why not celebrate birthdays instead of the anniversaries of deaths? In Canada we celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday, for some strange reason. I assume it was declared a holiday before the woman died. ;-) But I kind of like that.