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What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:23 am

What can you say when a room full of people tell you elvis sucks, and is way over rated?

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:29 am

Leave the room?

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:29 am

John Lennon: "Before Elvis there was nothing."

That should shut them up.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:33 am

Just tell them they're welcome to their uninformed opinion.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:38 am

"I like him - you got a problem with that?".

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:52 am

I dunno. Never happened. I have had MANY rooms, too. LOT of students. Broke my old database engine! Had to upgrade due to volume. And that never happened. A lot of curiosity . . . "when are you gonna teach the Elvis course?" When they let me. Only suitable at the University level.

Anyhow, they want to know about two Urban Legends,which are false. I show them the evidence.
Beyond that, they always know him and want to know more. Leads into important discussions.

You fill up a room with that voice to illustrate a point and wow.

rjm

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:19 am

Simply ignore them.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:21 am

You go in your room and cry.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:26 am

Laugh?

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:04 am

Last time I heard that was in the early 80s. I think the public opinion changed since then and there is far more respect for what Elvis did archieve.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:11 am

Leave the room. Lock the doors. Set the place on fire? (throw in a few tell-all books to feed the flames....)

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:27 am

Chose friends with better taste to hang out with in the future.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:11 am

Give them a couple of these :smt097 :smt098 :smt097

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:24 am

If that´s their opinion, so be it. Why care...?

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:49 am

well... if they know me, they know best not to say that! haha

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:20 pm

Nothing, I just don't care. 8)

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:22 pm

smile, laugh deep inside you at their ignorance, their lack of knowledge of the history of music, and consequently their lack of respect. Dont waste your energies trying to change their minds. Its not worth it.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:39 pm

BrianTCB wrote:John Lennon: "Before Elvis there was nothing."

That should shut them up.


Is there any evidence John Lennon actually said that? If he did, he was quite simply wrong. There were lots of things going on before Elvis released his first record.

Keith Richards Jr.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:40 pm

Tell them he was the greatest solo artist of all time and if you don't appreciate legendary, great and cool music just because it wasn't recorded in your era - then that's your problem.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:53 pm

And has that happened to you ? For a start, I'd ask them why they feel that way.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:10 pm

Robt wrote:And has that happened to you ? For a start, I'd ask them why they feel that way.


I get it a lot. But I guess when you are obsessed by a man who's professional peak occured around 34 years before you were born; it's only expected.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:57 pm

My best friend literally grimaces at Elvis, even though she knows I love him. I never try and convert her, as she isn't interested enough in music generally to really listen to it.
She gave me a beautiful Maria Callas cd that someone had given her, because she didn't like it :shock: and she also likes David Essex :?

Another friend on FB from way back, kept making snide remarks about videos, so I just told her bluntly and openly to shut it, which she has.

Otherwise, I don't give a merry one. If they don't like Elvis (and it's always based on image, never on actual knowledge of his music or films) that's their loss.

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:18 pm

"If everybody agreed with me, they'd all be right." --Lucy Van Pelt

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:23 pm

Put on the 68 special, that will pretty much stop that nonsense!

Re: What to say when people tell you elvis sucks??

Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:25 pm

golddredgewater wrote:What can you say when a room full of people tell you elvis sucks, and is way over rated?


I'd tell them to go choke on a duck sammich. :mrgreen: