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Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:07 pm

I´m working right now but I´m listening to the CD 5 from Walk A Mile In My Shoes boxset.....playing now The Twelfth Of Never....

Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:10 pm

was just listening to com'on everybody, lawdy miss clawdy and suspicious minds earlier.

i'll probably pop in a few elvis movies later.

what happened to tcm's and amc's movie marathons??? :cry: :cry: :cry: they aren't playing any elvis movies today.

Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:16 pm

Elvis' Babe wrote:was just listening to com'on everybody, lawdy miss clawdy and suspicious minds earlier.

i'll probably pop in a few elvis movies later.

what happened to tcm's and amc's movie marathons??? :cry: :cry: :cry: they aren't playing any elvis movies today.


I noticed this too!!!

It seems like everytime I'm at work, or on Saturdays, the movie channels are bogged up with Elvis movies and today, of all day's, no Elvis movies?

The other nite CMT had a streak of Elvis movies playin...??? :roll:

I do, however, see a couple of those E! crap TRUE Hollywood shows...

oh, those suck...

Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:28 pm

minkahed wrote:Is anyone on this MB listenin' to their Elvis cd's today?

watchin' a couple of Elvis films?

watchin' the great 68 COMEBACK or ALOHA DVD's...?





All of the above in some way, I hope.
To tie in to that very day, I like to dig up these two albums,
which I associate with that time in my family:
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My wife will think it's just
another Tuesday. :oops: :oops:
(I try to pace how much Elvis "programming" is watched,
lest she turn from liking Elvis to being sick of him. The Larry King
show last week went over like a lead balloon :roll: ...)

I think I'll play one of the '68 stand-up shows
(we're slowing re-watching that set) ,
plus some of ALOHA. Ever play even some of those
multiple takes like the gospel segment from '68
for a casual fan? Drives 'em up the wall, and I can't
blame them.

I encourage you all to run wild in Jordan's Elvis Library as well,
plus some of Keith Flynn's site as well.
http://jordans-elvis-world.com/library/

http://www.keithflynn.com/audio/index.html

Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:42 pm

I've been listening to the 60's box set for a while and I've just watched the vigilcast on a very bad connection. I'll watch a movie later and maybe one of the Aloha shows. So many great things to watch/hear, so little time :wink: . Oh well time to change the CD.

Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:32 pm

I couldn't watch what I wanted to watch today.

There's only 24 hours in the day and it was hard trying to fit 60 hours of EOT out takes into it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:05 pm

I'm sure all of you will be interested in downloading "I'LL REMEMBER YOU - Memories Of August 16, 1977." This is very touching and emotional.

http://www.elvis-express.com/eer_aug16.html

Sue

Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:09 pm

Doh! Download that or watch EOT all 180 hours of it ? What to do....what to do.....thanks though, Sue :wink:

Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:10 pm

elvisjnr wrote:Here is a poem i just thought of

August 16, 1977, the day that you died
the day that you left this earth and this whole world cried
no more Elvis in this world, only MEMORIES
but you left us all behind a great legacy

you sang blue suede shoes, hound dog, jailhouse rock, way down
suspicious minds, burning love, stranger in my own home town
you sang rhythm and blues and gospel, loved God with all your might
you loved your dearest mama, and cried for her at night

you went back with your mama, and met God too
one thing we all have to say is ELVIS, I MISS YOU


from a 15 year old Elvis fan, Scott Haigh, on behalf of the Elvis fans of the world


That's beautiful, man. Made me fill up did that.

Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:14 pm

I´ve been listening to stuff such as:
Live at Little Rock 1956
Some songs from the new "Today"
Various live stuff from 69-70

I think there will be some more before this sad day is over.

Regards

Lennart

Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:27 pm

anelvisfan2001 wrote:I'm sure all of you will be interested in downloading "I'LL REMEMBER YOU - Memories Of August 16, 1977." This is very touching and emotional.

http://www.elvis-express.com/eer_aug16.html

Sue



Nicely done, Sue. I'm enjoying the well-selected "sad" songs.

It took me years to enjoy many of Elvis' songs without that "death"
sadness I once felt.

Now I'm long back to enjoying whatever the lyrics are about, but
hearing these again, it brings back that sad time of '77.

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:05 pm

Thanks Gregory but this isn't mine.

Today is a very sad day for me as well. It seems just like yesterday that Elvis died. I was 32 years old, sitting on the couch reading and listening to the radio when they broke in with the news. I sat there listening in shock, not believing what I was hearing. I'd been a fan from the very beginning and this was impossible............Elvis couldn't be gone!

I remember jumping up, running out the door. I have no idea where I went and don't remember when I returned home but found myself sitting on the couch trying to find more news on the radio and TV. The sound was out on our TV, so all I could do was watch it and try to read their lips. I cried for two weeks..........went to bed crying and woke up crying.........I still miss him today.


Sue

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:11 pm

I was 9 yrs old in Aug 77 and was on holiday In Scarborough.
My Dad had given me some holiday money and I bought a
couple of the cheap campden cassettes,Separate Ways was
one,can't remember the other one.They were my first Elvis
albums and among the first of any albums I ever bought.Of
course I thought I was the biggest fan ever with my two
campden tapes and was devestated when news came through
of his death.Everyone in the little boarding house we were
staying in bought me sweets to console me.Memories eh :(


Today,as we speak,I am listening to Goodbye Memphis.
Although my favourite period is the 50s I always seem
to listen to a 75-77 concert on this day.


thanks for the music Elvis,thank god it will never die

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:12 pm

TCM in the UK have been running Elvis films back to back all day.

The Biography Channel is running The Presley's and a biog' of 'Cilla of all things.

Listening to CD's too and checking the Webcam on Elvis.com.

Wish I could have joined those who went to Memphis today.

Best wishes

Geoff

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:13 pm

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:
minkahed wrote:Is anyone on this MB listenin' to their Elvis cd's today?

watchin' a couple of Elvis films?

watchin' the great 68 COMEBACK or ALOHA DVD's...?





All of the above in some way, I hope.
To tie in to that very day, I like to dig up these two albums,
which I associate with that time in my family:
Image
Image

My wife will think it's just
another Tuesday. :oops: :oops:
(I try to pace how much Elvis "programming" is watched,
lest she turn from liking Elvis to being sick of him. The Larry King
show last week went over like a lead balloon :roll: ...)

I think I'll play one of the '68 stand-up shows
(we're slowing re-watching that set) ,
plus some of ALOHA. Ever play even some of those
multiple takes like the gospel segment from '68
for a casual fan? Drives 'em up the wall, and I can't
blame them.

I encourage you all to run wild in Jordan's Elvis Library as well,
plus some of Keith Flynn's site as well.
http://jordans-elvis-world.com/library/

http://www.keithflynn.com/audio/index.html


ah...2 great, great albums Greg!!!

and 2 of the very first Elvis Presley Lp's I ever owned!!!

It's funny how I still get that lil feeling when I look at those 2 releases...

like stepping back in time!

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:18 pm

Funny I started watching Bubba Ho-Tep last night. It will make finishing all that more important tonight. E did have the ending he shoulda. He was plucked from us too soon, yet like the Mystery Train, he took us to a place where we will never come back again.

R.I.P. E a true original.

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:20 pm

Interesting, Mink! I'm breaking them out later. Sue, I know it's not
yours, but thanks for bringing it to our attention.

I've been listening to that great Elvis Express radio show, full of appropriate Elvis songs, bolstered by the DJ's
reading various fan remembrances of that dark day.

http://www.elvis-express.com/eer_aug16.html

I just remembered that my brother asked about
going to Memphis at the time, but within a short time
(maybe the heat, the crowds and those by-standers
who got killed in a car crash), it was turned down.
Up 'till that point, it almost seemed like it was being
considered. It was a wild idea, but emotions ran so strong
that a New York family who "didn't even know him"
could briefly consider driving down. For what, I don't
know, but it actually got a brief consideration....

Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:09 pm

I'm sitting here listenin' to E sing Pieces Of My Life from the FTD TODAY.

what a great performance and quite ironic in that somehow i get the feeling Elvis knew alll along what was happening to him!?

I really like the "Original Sessions Mix" segement of this Disc. somehow, It's like rediscovering this music all over again.

I guess I'm jus missing him a lil bit more right now. it was about this time (4:00pm EST) 28 years ago, that the news of Elvis' passing was coming across the airwaves... :cry:

Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:23 pm

I'm listening to that great Elvis express show also. The song selection is really excellent and the fans memories being read out by the DJ just bring back so many memories etc.
I would also love to be in Memphis today, next year for sure.

Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:37 pm

bray1977 wrote:I'm listening to that great Elvis express show also. The song selection is really excellent and the fans memories being read out by the DJ just bring back so many memories etc.
I would also love to be in Memphis today, next year for sure.


That sounds great...can this show be downloaded?

reason I'm asking is, every time I click on the link, it says it's not available!? :roll:

maybe too much traffic?

I'll try again later..

Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:42 pm

Just tried it and it worked fine. Try now.

Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:13 am

TCM (in the UK at least) have shown back to back Elvis movies all day. 'Jailhouse Rock' has just followed 'TTWII SE'.

I was 11 and was watching News at Ten in the UK when it was announced. Fans talk of the 80's as a terrible period and they are right. This was mainly due to the Goldman 'book' and the dearth of unreleased material being offered.

I've never been to Graceland during Elvis week, I expect it's quite emotional?

Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:23 am

And it was no ordinary August the 16th today, it was Tuesday August the 16th.

Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:21 am

Steve_M wrote:And it was no ordinary August the 16th today, it was Tuesday August the 16th.


yep, so very true...

I was tracking down every moment today, as it might of happened on that miserable, fateful day...

I still got Elvis playing (I'm Leavin) and it's been almost 10 hours now...

that's alot of Elvis, but not enuff!!!

Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:05 am

minkahed wrote:
bray1977 wrote:I'm listening to that great Elvis express show also. The song selection is really excellent and the fans memories being read out by the DJ just bring back so many memories etc.
I would also love to be in Memphis today, next year for sure.


That sounds great...can this show be downloaded?

reason I'm asking is, every time I click on the link, it says it's not available!? :roll:

maybe too much traffic?

I'll try again later..



I hope you did or will do so, Minkahed. I heard it fine today from
where I sit in the USA. I watched the "death" episode
of the 16-hour (!) DEFINITIVE ELVIS set tonight, as well
as giving those 2 records a spin.

As for the documentary, I'd hoped for
perhaps more in the way of TV footage of the time but
the remembrances of Elvis told us all we wanted to
known (and how) about Elvis' last day.

Am I alone in thinking that Joe Esposito
also should have left out some of the details of that sad
day when he discovered Elvis?

Sheesh! Thanks a lot, "best friend"!