Friday, January 8, 2010

An Appreciation Learned

When I younger, The following lyric describe my feelings on Elvis-

Elvis was a hero to most
but he never meant shit to me
you see, straight out racist.. the sucker was simple and plain…

-Public Enemy Fight the Power

Actually, he was human, no better or worse as music legends go, had a great voice, killer phrasing and influenced the world. His influence on pop culture can't be denied. I visited Graceland in 1995 and got more into his impact on music. I've heard B.B. King reflect on hanging out with him.

Most importantly, I started listening to his music. I love the From Elvis in Memphis

Hell, if the Champ could hang with him, he couldn’t have been that bad of a guy.

Happy 75th Birthday Mr. Presley