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Just don't take it on the chin.


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Oh, Johan, you had to go there, didn't you?  I see you're feeling a bit bettah.

I'm still leaving the balls alone, though, since I can't juggle...not very well, anyway.

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And as long as it's his balls he's juggling of course.

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I appreciate E's place in musical and cultural history but by the time I was really getting into music the Elvis phenomena was waaayy over "over-saturation". The really sad thing to me about him, aside from his untimely demise, is that his fans and their devotion to him has turned the whole thing into such a circus, fodder for garbage like the National Examiner, et al. The fanatic devotion of some has really done a great disservice to his legacy.


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There is a story, how it true it is I do not know, that when "A Star is Bron" was being ready to be filmed (The Streisand version) Elvis was offered the male lead.  The story goes that he loved the script and wanted to do it, he was convinced this was the script that would make people take him seriously as an actor.  But, when the colonel could not get creative control, he told Elvis to turn it down, and the part went to Kris Kristopherson.

Secondly, when discussing the TRUE King of Rock and Roll, how can one leave off Little Richard

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Didnt Forrest Gump teach Elvis to dance!!

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There is a story, how it true it is I do not know, that when "A Star is Bron" was being ready to be filmed (The Streisand version) Elvis was offered the male lead.  The story goes that he loved the script and wanted to do it, he was convinced this was the script that would make people take him seriously as an actor.  But, when the colonel could not get creative control, he told Elvis to turn it down, and the part went to Kris Kristopherson.

Secondly, when discussing the TRUE King of Rock and Roll, how can one leave off Little Richard

I've heard this story as well. 

I also remember seeing an interview with Dolly Parton recently where Elvis wanted to record "I Will Always Love You" but he wanted her to sell him the publishing at the colonel's request.  She said that she always regretted not hearing him record this song because she felt he would have had a hit with it but she is very protective of her songs, much like her children.  

I get the impression that many songwriters, and maybe this is a question for Johan, feel that their songs are almost like their children and they feel very protective of them.


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This Thread should be about John Wetton !!!!!!!!!!


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Not so much children,but from a songwriter's angle,as Joni Mitchell says 'songs are like tattoos'.
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There is a story, how it true it is I do not know, that when "A Star is Bron" was being ready to be filmed (The Streisand version) Elvis was offered the male lead.  The story goes that he loved the script and wanted to do it, he was convinced this was the script that would make people take him seriously as an actor.  But, when the colonel could not get creative control, he told Elvis to turn it down, and the part went to Kris Kristopherson.

Secondly, when discussing the TRUE King of Rock and Roll, how can one leave off Little Richard

I've heard this story as well. 

I also remember seeing an interview with Dolly Parton recently where Elvis wanted to record "I Will Always Love You" but he wanted her to sell him the publishing at the colonel's request.  She said that she always regretted not hearing him record this song because she felt he would have had a hit with it but she is very protective of her songs, much like her children.  

I get the impression that many songwriters, and maybe this is a question for Johan, feel that their songs are almost like their children and they feel very protective of them.

funny to think that that song was on 'The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas' soundtrack.


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Not so much children,but from a songwriter's angle,as Joni Mitchell says 'songs are like tattoos'.

Interesting idea, never thought of that!

Thanks Johan! 


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Not so much children,but from a songwriter's angle,as Joni Mitchell says 'songs are like tattoos'.


on that note
When you write a song to be recorded by someone else, does the process differ in any way from when you write a song to be performed by yourself

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I had to think about that,Doc-----but no,it doesn't.
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...and if someone has a song written about them, would the tattoo look like the one of the writer?


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