Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Elvis Lives!

he's aliiiiiive!!!!

28 years ago, today, Elvis Presley was found dead in his Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. He was only 42.

Elvis was a pretty big feature in my family. We all grew up loving his music. Dad, Mom, Stepmom, Jeff, Steve, Sue and I loved Elvis. Jo, however, was not a fan. She's more of a dumbass. Heh! But more on that some other day.

A week ago, we staged a little Elvis action in our church. I wrote the script with Chris with help from Julia. For the finale, a tender moment when John the Elvis impersonator sang to his wife, I chose the song, "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." Mae didn't like it. Instead, she suggested "Always On My Mind." The audience loved it, thanks to my clever little wife.

Elvis would have been 70 today; which may not necessarily have been the best thing. See Bubba Ho-Tep if you don't believe me! Hehhheh. So yeah, he's gone but his music lives on. At least in my family. :)

Check out some backstage shots, here, here and here.


  1. my hubby sang elvis' song on our wedding day until my cheemuis forgot to nego for their angpow!!!! everyone got charmed... duh!

  2. Long Live ELVIS!
    The one and only original CD I have is Elvis's gold collection bought from Taiwan..

  3. blue suede shoes... dum dee dum ;)

  4. I think.. "You don't have to say you love me" would've been emotional too.. but.. a bit too melodramatic for the show.. plus "You were always on my mind" is quite appropriate for that part of the show..
    I enjoyed being a part of it.. *Hic*... Aaammmaaa.. and Britney Spears is my Amma!!! *hic*...
    Fender *hic* signing off.. heh heh heh heh

  5. jailhouse rock!
    elvis! my idol! i'm a great fan of elvis the pelvis. it's a real pity he died tragically and so young.

  6. Wahlau Babe, your hubby must be the King! :lol:
    From Taiwan, Egghead? How quaint. :)
    Belacan: And what were you planning to do with those Blue Suede Shoes, young man!?
    Nah, MOTT, Elvis has left the building. Hehh!
    Indeed, Paulos! And what a memorable turn Fender put in. ;)
    Yeah Lucia. But I suppose it might have been better this way. Imagine if Elvis was still around... whoa... nasty!!!

  7. HEEEEEYYYYY, I know Hung Lan fromt he pics! Chow Hung Lan riiiight??? She was my music teacher years ago! And she used to come to my school to coach our choir! AHHHHH!!! say hi to her for me will ya? LOL

  8. Well at least I think she's the one. LOL. She's from Ipoh?