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virani
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Posted: 2004-05-16 3:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-16 14:43, Raffertiki wrote:

Oh, and the song for the first dance at my wedding was "Something."




I played "I can't help falling in love" on the ukulele at mine.


 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2004-05-16 3:15 pm   Permalink

This discussion is a no-brainer, john lennon is famously quoted as having said "before Elvis there was nothing".
Even the Beatles are for Elvis.


 
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johntiki
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Posted: 2004-05-16 5:09 pm   Permalink

Elvis! His Sun Records stuff is in my opinion some of the best music ever recorded! E was the epitome of cool in his early days as well as the poster boy for bad taste in the 70's but either way he was great in entirely different ways! I've always equated the Beatles with the steady downturn in post-war America's optimism and innocence. Historians would say JFK's assassination was what really shattered America's squeaky-clean persona, but to me...it was those damn mop-haired boys from Liverpool!


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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2004-05-16 10:40 pm   Permalink

ELVIS...by a nose!

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-05-17 07:11 am   Permalink

everyone except michael j. fox has a little bit of elvis in them...

 
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Bamboo Bob
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Posted: 2004-05-17 07:19 am   Permalink

ELVIS...all day long!

 
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liabungalo
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Posted: 2004-05-17 09:23 am   Permalink

Wait. We're not talking about Costello here are we?

I honestly can't think of a better Elvis than Costello.

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Tiki Bird
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Posted: 2004-05-17 10:40 am   Permalink

Beatles by a hair.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-05-17 10:47 am   Permalink



the way i figure it, it's not so much a weighing of the relative merits of the two choices against each other. it's more of a gut feeling, which "vibe" moves you more. like looney tunes vs. disney. coke vs. pepsi. the world would be less rich if one of the options were gone, but if there was only once choice, i can feel what it would be if the choice were mine.

enough metaphysical $#!+ from me.

[ This Message was edited by: Johnny Dollar on 2004-05-17 11:34 ]


 
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virani
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Posted: 2004-05-17 11:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-16 15:15, atomictonytiki wrote:
john lennon is famously quoted as having said "before Elvis there was nothing".



But then, they were the Beatles.


 
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Kenike
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Posted: 2004-05-17 11:12 am   Permalink

Certainly Elvis's contribution to rock & roll cannot be denied. He was an outstanding singer and performer and even the Beatles have said his influence on them was without measure. The Beatles, however, pushed the envelope of pop music and moved it from a passing craze to an art form. Their songwriting has stood the test of time for 40 years and continues to be studied and revered. So, it's The Beatles for me.

Did Elvis ever record a song he'd written? Did he ever write a song? Just curious.


 
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Klas
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Posted: 2004-05-17 12:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-05-17 11:12, Juno wrote:
The Beatles, however, pushed the envelope of pop music and moved it from a passing craze to an art form.


Yes and it was then all started to go wrong

Rock'n'roll 1966

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tiki mick
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Posted: 2004-05-17 12:57 pm   Permalink

The beatles always make me think of a cold, grey english winter...and a sad imitation of black music!!!!

I am a crazy person, obviously, but I think the Beatles suck..completely!

They were the death of all great lounge, jazz, jazz pop, bossa nova..in short, everything that was ever cool before 1963 was eradicated by those four guys!!!!

They started all the trends that suck..like the whole hippie movement (which is as anti-tiki as can be!)

The beatles did not drink mai-tais!!!

Now Elvis.....that guy was great!!!!! Real soul!!! Real class!!


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-05-17 1:03 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-05-17 12:57, tiki mick wrote:

The beatles did not drink mai-tais!!!







[ This Message was edited by: Johnny Dollar on 2004-05-17 13:04 ]


 
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virani
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Posted: 2004-05-17 1:47 pm   Permalink

anecdote :

While playing his ukulele at a party one evening, George Harrison was approached by a beautiful groupie. "Come on upstairs with me luv," said Harrison, "and give me a blow job." The girl obediently followed Harrison upstairs...

"The entire time I sucked him off," she later complained, "he kept playing that damned ukulele!"


 
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