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Author Topic: That was then, this is now....  (Read 662 times)

Offline Josh

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Re: That was then, this is now....
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2019, 1835 UTC »
About a year after Elvis died, I was driving through a rustbelt town, a guy had table in an old supermarket lot selling velvet pictures of "Fat Rhinestone Elvis" and "Christ With The Crown of Thorns". I thought it was about the funniest thing I'd ever seen. The next summer on the first anniversary of "The Big E's" death, the pilgrimages to Graceland began.

I hope that guy up in the Youngstown suburbs found out, moved to Memphis, and made his fortune.

Surely he had a massive black velvet rottweiler to go with Fat Elvis? Today's Elvis version would be Fat Axl Rose on black velvet.
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Offline East Troy Don

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Re: That was then, this is now....
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2019, 1623 UTC »
That's one of the beautiful aspects of music - being an art form its all subjective - there's no right or wrong, good or bad.  When I think of some of the stuff I listened to back in the 60's (i.e. Vanilla Fudge, Blue Cheer, Zappa, etc.) I have to wonder what was going thru my mind at the time. Its like when someone posits "Best Guitar Player of All Time ?..) and the suggestions  come flooding out - everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Andres Segovia. Damned if I know. I can't play a note on a guitar - all I know is what i like.
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