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Joemeek wrote:
Songwriters introducing a hint of politics is great...politicians reacting not so great, politicians pretending to understand songwriters even worse.


"The Tories had their own meeting between Obama and David Cameron, at which the senator was overheard congratulating Cameron on 'all your success'. The two spent 20 minutes chatting about juggling fatherhood and politics and discussing Afghanistan and the economy. Cameron gave him a box of CDs including albums by The Smiths, Radiohead and Lily Allen."

-The Observer, Sunday 27 July


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standing in front of his grave was a little wierd....



That was my 'dark black glasses moment' :cry: ..................and everyone elses in the que as I remember!!!!!!........... sad :( ..................


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Been away doing music!

I still think that Graceland is tacky, not so much because of the dated decor, but because of how it's presented...it's deified and sanctified in a way that makes EP out to be much more than he was - and that's the fault of the estate, not the King himself - it was just his house! Bill Bryson nailed the attitude towards the way that "important" houses are preserved in "The Lost Continent", when he talks about the Roosevelt house. It's not as bad as Bob Marley's tomb in Jamaica, where he's been turned into some sort of Messiah - there are paintings of him as a Christ figure, leading the people..that sort of revisionism is tacky.

I'll get my coat!

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TurnpikeTaylor wrote:
"Tacky", "cheeseburger Elvis"?

You don`t know what your talking about mate.


That's "you're" . The apostrophe stands for the missing letter "a". :D

I'm curious as to why I don't know what I'm talking about....please elucidate.

Let the good times roll :wink:


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I went to Gracelands 3 years a go for my 30th birthday. I also on the same day saw Bob Dylan play at the Memphis Redbirds Autozone Baseball stadium. We then topped the night off with a few beers at Hooters.

I couldn't of wished for a better 30th birthday.


Gracelands was great but you are right a little tacky and it sought of glossed over his later life. But the memorabilia was amazing and I got some wicked T-shirts.

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