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Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:11 am

JoshMorgan wrote:ETA's do more damage to Elvis' legacy than "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".

They make me wan't to puke.

Yes they are worst side of being Elvis fan for me
Elvis legacy enough to keep his memory alive if you think ETA keep his memory you are ETA Fan not Elvis fan You don't belive Elvis IMHO...

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:13 am

With regards to the impersonator, he seems to have a good voice and even stage presence. But I do kind of sit and wonder what the point is. I'd much rather hear the guy sing in his own voice, in his own clothes. Sure sing presley material as a tribute, but just be yourself.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:17 am

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=e4PQQs6T ... 4PQQs6TL7U

And here is a future world champion.....only 21 but coming on strong :-)

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:19 am

elvisarsenal wrote:http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=e4PQQs6TL7U&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3De4PQQs6TL7U

And here is a future world champion.....only 21 but coming on strong :-)


I'm not sure world Elvis Tribute Artist champion is something to aspire to. I'd rather be world Kerplunk champion. Sorry if you're anyone's too young to remember Kerplunk.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:24 am

poormadpeter wrote:
elvisarsenal wrote:http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=e4PQQs6TL7U&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3De4PQQs6TL7U

And here is a future world champion.....only 21 but coming on strong :-)


I'm not sure world Elvis Tribute Artist champion is something to aspire to. I'd rather be world Kerplunk champion. Sorry if you're anyone's too young to remember Kerplunk.


Now you are just clutching at straws :roll: .
:P
Alan.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:25 am

But ETAs make hundreds of people happy....keep link is for 4 people and 3 are disappointed ;-)

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:26 am

Chad...good answer...I'm losing my marbles

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:31 am

elmonstro wrote: The guy has got a great range and a good tone, no denying that.
I'd enjoy him more if he dropped the little hiccup he keeps doing, especially
in Suspicious Minds.

Yes indeed! I agree 110% >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6eRfoQWCvw :smt034

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:37 am

eligain wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
eligain wrote:Why is he using a cordless mic?


Because it's 2013?


But any Elvis impersonator worth his salt would want to use a corded mic just like the King! ("No cord and no sound"). Also his lip curl is on the wrong side. DAMN THOSE MIRRORS!

I would demand my money back for not being historically accurate.

And he should be singing 'Hurt' wearing the Sundial Suit and carrying an extra 40 pounds around his midriff. Damn those ETAs.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 12:42 am

Bill Tanner wrote:
TCB-FAN wrote:
A "newer" fan would view this footage and then run off and tell his/her friends that Elvis was "gay".


Are you as thick as this in real life?

Insinuating that this person's thick is doing a real disservice to thick people, Mr Tanner.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 1:03 am

elvisarsenal wrote:But ETAs make hundreds of people happy....keep link is for 4 people and 3 are disappointed ;-)

Come to reality dude, THEY SUCK.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 1:10 am

From the book "The Rebel & The King" by Nick Adams (friend of Elvis and James Dean):

"Elvis says, 'I think Jimmy Dean was a great actor. I've always admired his talent. I don't think anyone should ever portray Jimmy Dean on the screen. Anyone that did would look like an idiot. No one could ever be as natural and no one could ever copy his style and do it right. Jimmy Dean was great and people should always remember him as being great. If someone were to do the life story of Jimmy, they could never be as good as he was and it might make people forget how good Jimmy was'."

So, doesn't that make it pretty clear? What would Elvis think about the whole ETA thing? :roll:

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 1:30 am

I don't think that mocking ETAs makes you a better fan of Elvis - or a better person. It is cheap.

If tolerance and inclusivity are really a big part of the legacy of Elvis Presley, let the ETAs do their thing. I don't particularly enjoy them, but if impersonating makes them or someone else happy it is all good.

Elvis bless them.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 1:33 am

TCB-FAN wrote:If I came across as an ignoramus, depicting a certain group as "bad" in my last post, then I do apologize. Being ignorant and hateful are two things I try to avoid, and sometimes I do fall off the wagon every know and then. I'm only human.


You did, but I appreciate your contrition. If you edit your original post, I shall do the same.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 1:38 am

elvisarsenal wrote:
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And here is a future world champion.....only 21 but coming on strong :-)


Yikes. The boy needs to be sent back to Double A, methinks.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 1:44 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
TCB-FAN wrote:If I came across as an ignoramus, depicting a certain group as "bad" in my last post, then I do apologize. Being ignorant and hateful are two things I try to avoid, and sometimes I do fall off the wagon every know and then. I'm only human.


You did, but I appreciate your contrition. If you edit your original post, I shall do the same.



Done. ::rocks

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 1:47 am

TCB-FAN wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
TCB-FAN wrote:If I came across as an ignoramus, depicting a certain group as "bad" in my last post, then I do apologize. Being ignorant and hateful are two things I try to avoid, and sometimes I do fall off the wagon every know and then. I'm only human.


You did, but I appreciate your contrition. If you edit your original post, I shall do the same.



Done. ::rocks


Done. ::rocks

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 6:05 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
JoshMorgan wrote:ETA's do more damage to Elvis' legacy than "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".

They make me wan't to puke.


ETAs are here to stay
Whoop-dee-doo, hey-hey-hey-hey

ETAs are A-OK
Give 'em a great big kiss today


I just wrote that.


Is that Lynzie Kents Whoop Dee Doo?

http://youtu.be/gQlO1Wno2Hs

or Mark Knopflers Whoop De Doo?

http://youtu.be/YdBjz76tBkk

And hey hey hey, are you talking about Elvis' hey hey hey? Although Elvis' hey hey hey has one less hey than the song you list??

http://youtu.be/YwmE7GLytvA

Give 'em a great big Kiss by Shangri-las (no today at the end)

http://youtu.be/01YePzk29Mc

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 7:16 am

poormadpeter wrote:With regards to the impersonator, he seems to have a good voice and even stage presence. But I do kind of sit and wonder what the point is. I'd much rather hear the guy sing in his own voice, in his own clothes. Sure sing presley material as a tribute, but just be yourself.


I completely agree with you. In 1979, when I was about 13-years-old, I went to an Elvis convention that was hosted by Charlie Hodge and Dick Grob. They had several ETAs and they were awful. Except one: Terry Mike Jeffrey. He was dressed in normal clothes and he was a fine multi-instrumentalist who just sang Elvis songs in his own voice. Charlie Hodge played guitar and sang backup vocals. I remember nothing about the other ETAs but I remember Jeffrey's show well.

By the way, that was my first and last Elvis convention.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 9:21 am

ian wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
JoshMorgan wrote:ETA's do more damage to Elvis' legacy than "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".

They make me wan't to puke.


ETAs are here to stay
Whoop-dee-doo, hey-hey-hey-hey

ETAs are A-OK
Give 'em a great big kiss today


I just wrote that.


Is that Lynzie Kents Whoop Dee Doo?

http://youtu.be/gQlO1Wno2Hs

or Mark Knopflers Whoop De Doo?

http://youtu.be/YdBjz76tBkk

And hey hey hey, are you talking about Elvis' hey hey hey? Although Elvis' hey hey hey has one less hey than the song you list??

http://youtu.be/YwmE7GLytvA

Give 'em a great big Kiss by Shangri-las (no today at the end)

http://youtu.be/01YePzk29Mc


It's none of those, and has its own unique, ear-catching melody.

I'll have to cut a version and upload it to YouTube for you.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 7:47 pm

poormadpeter wrote:With regards to the impersonator, he seems to have a good voice and even stage presence. But I do kind of sit and wonder what the point is. I'd much rather hear the guy sing in his own voice, in his own clothes. Sure sing presley material as a tribute, but just be yourself.

That's what Terry Mike Jeffrey does... great singer, performer and obviously a great fan of Elvis. :smt023

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 7:49 pm

InheritTheWind wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:With regards to the impersonator, he seems to have a good voice and even stage presence. But I do kind of sit and wonder what the point is. I'd much rather hear the guy sing in his own voice, in his own clothes. Sure sing presley material as a tribute, but just be yourself.


I completely agree with you. In 1979, when I was about 13-years-old, I went to an Elvis convention that was hosted by Charlie Hodge and Dick Grob. They had several ETAs and they were awful. Except one: Terry Mike Jeffrey. He was dressed in normal clothes and he was a fine multi-instrumentalist who just sang Elvis songs in his own voice. Charlie Hodge played guitar and sang backup vocals. I remember nothing about the other ETAs but I remember Jeffrey's show well.

By the way, that was my first and last Elvis convention.

Sorry about that... didn't see your post initially. I've seen several performances by TMJ and he is a pleasure.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 8:06 pm

elvis-fan wrote:
InheritTheWind wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:With regards to the impersonator, he seems to have a good voice and even stage presence. But I do kind of sit and wonder what the point is. I'd much rather hear the guy sing in his own voice, in his own clothes. Sure sing presley material as a tribute, but just be yourself.


I completely agree with you. In 1979, when I was about 13-years-old, I went to an Elvis convention that was hosted by Charlie Hodge and Dick Grob. They had several ETAs and they were awful. Except one: Terry Mike Jeffrey. He was dressed in normal clothes and he was a fine multi-instrumentalist who just sang Elvis songs in his own voice. Charlie Hodge played guitar and sang backup vocals. I remember nothing about the other ETAs but I remember Jeffrey's show well.

By the way, that was my first and last Elvis convention.

Sorry about that... didn't see your post initially. I've seen several performances by TMJ and he is a pleasure.


No need to apologize! I'm glad you saw him. Strangely, he was way ahead of his time as far as ETAs go. His tribute is a true tribute. A celebration of Elvis' music without all the silliness.

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Wed May 29, 2013 11:59 pm

I used to be rather intolerant of these kinds of folks (ETA's), but have long since tried to temper my intolerance with a bit of compassion and understanding. My take on it all: I think some deep-seated needs are being met on both sides of the stage. As such, who amongst us (especially as fans ourselves) cannot empathize. Besides, if some of the better ETA's, thru sharing EP's music, stimulate any true newbies to seek out the original and explore for themselves, then some good has been done. Once exposed to the real deal (whatever decade/decades may appeal to them specifically), the talent and magic does the rest of the work, naturally (as it did with all of us at one point).

All, JMO and how I choose to approach it.


N8
... just a fan ....

Re: It get frightened what the impersonators do.

Thu May 30, 2013 12:33 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
ian wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
JoshMorgan wrote:ETA's do more damage to Elvis' legacy than "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".

They make me wan't to puke.


ETAs are here to stay
Whoop-dee-doo, hey-hey-hey-hey

ETAs are A-OK
Give 'em a great big kiss today


I just wrote that.


Is that Lynzie Kents Whoop Dee Doo?

http://youtu.be/gQlO1Wno2Hs

or Mark Knopflers Whoop De Doo?

http://youtu.be/YdBjz76tBkk

And hey hey hey, are you talking about Elvis' hey hey hey? Although Elvis' hey hey hey has one less hey than the song you list??

http://youtu.be/YwmE7GLytvA

Give 'em a great big Kiss by Shangri-las (no today at the end)

http://youtu.be/01YePzk29Mc


It's none of those, and has its own unique, ear-catching melody.

I'll have to cut a version and upload it to YouTube for you.


I can't wait to be notified! 8)