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Memories is

Very good
12
44%
Good
10
37%
Average
5
19%
Bad
0
No votes
Boring like the rain
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 27

Re: Memories ( the song )

Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:59 pm

ColinB wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
©©® wrote:Why does Elvis introduce Memories as being "From my recent TV-show - which was pretty bad but: Can't win 'em all!"??

It's simply a dose of his self-depreciating humour.


Err................. in the UK, we call that self-deprecating humour.....................


In the case of some Brit comics I'd call it self-defecating humor.

Re: Memories ( the song )

Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:16 pm

Pete Dube wrote:
ColinB wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
©©® wrote:Why does Elvis introduce Memories as being "From my recent TV-show - which was pretty bad but: Can't win 'em all!"??

It's simply a dose of his self-depreciating humour.
Err................. in the UK, we call that self-deprecating humour.....................
In the case of some Brit comics I'd call it self-defecating humor.


Names ?

Re: Memories ( the song )

Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:35 am

Oh I'm just ribbin' ya Colin.

Re: Memories ( the song )

Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:27 am

Pete Dube wrote:Oh I'm just ribbin' ya Colin.


Oh, right.

Re: Memories ( the song )

Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:26 am

definitely a beautiful song. Loved watching the 68 special with him sitting down so close the those women. Oh my. ::rocks

Re: Memories ( the song )

Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:02 am

Rob wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Sam Phillips did not "hate" the song. He told Elvis that where the singer had chosen to place "Memories" in his August 1969 set was a mistake, as it stopped the rhythm of the show. Phillips was correct.

I heard that people were walking out all over the place. One guy was even heard saying, "I can't stay here. The rhythm of the show is all messed up now."

It had to have been very uncomfortable for our star attraction.


I hate it when people deliberately omit central facts to aid in distorting the truth of what happened. As you should very well know, Elvis managed to regain control of the show, once he saw the problem, by pouring lighter fluid over Charlie Hodge and slamming him repeatedly into a stack of speakers while biting the head off a Pat Boone action figure. The man was a born showman; let's never forget that.

Re: Memories ( the song )

Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:56 am

Inigo Montoya wrote:....Elvis managed to regain control of the show, once he saw the problem, by pouring lighter fluid over Charlie Hodge and slamming him repeatedly into a stack of speakers while biting the head off a Pat Boone action figure.


One of the last great "punk" moments in our hero's career.

Re: Memories ( the song )

Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:18 pm

The song is ok, but Elvis made it Brilliant, a true gem. Pure genius was that man. Hot damn.