Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Just Like The Unbelievables, Elvis Is Everywhere

Fellow Unbelievable Jeff made a statement in his previous post which is absolutely correct: "... anyone who says they're Elvis, and therefore anyone who says they've seen Elvis despite the fact that he was meant to be dead, is a bald-faced liar."

Of course, that doesn't discount the fact Elvis is everywhere. After all ... there's a little bit of Elvis in everybody:

Elvis is the icon of icons. Often imitated. Frequently instigated. Forever re-created. But (more often than not) a pale in comparison to the original, The King.

Still ... there are a few brave souls out there The Unbelievables tip our hats at for their on-going tributes to not only the memory of the one and only Elvis Aaron Presley, but to The Unbelievables' association with him as well. Here are just a few of them ...

Dread Zeppelin (complete with front man Tortelvis) is a fine, fine example:

The dynamic (and very original) Tortelvis of Dread Zeppelin

The Cramps with lead Lux Interior who absolutely had the ghost of Elvis residing inside him (rest in peace, Lux):

The late Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser) of The Cramps

"A Date With Elvis" ... and its (evil?) red-headed step sister ...

And, of course, there are more, more, more, more, more.
Jim Carrey as Elvis. The Mexican Elvis, El Vez. Kurt Russell as Elvis. Kevin Costner as Elvis ...
If Jim Carrey has some Elvis in him, you know what that means:
So does The Grinch ...
iMierda en un palo, Batman! iEs El Vez!
No ... it's not The Wonder Twins ... it's Kurt and Kevin
Truly, Elvis is everywhere. And I haven't even begun to scratch the surface. 

So what does it all mean? What do all these "Elvii" incarnations mean? It's simply the power of The King all around us, not sightings of him here on Earth once again. Just reminders his spirit continues to be with us even though his body is not. 

Thousands pay tribute to Elvis everyday. By playing his music, donning garb, imitating him, more. It's a fitting tribute to The King ... and honorary Unbelievable.

Uh huh-huh ...

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