How can you mourn someone you didn’t even know personally or died even before you were born? How can you remember dates of birth of famous artists too?
Most of people find this very ridiculous, and because I write down on the calendar the birthdays of Harrison Ford, Duff McKagan, Ryan Adams or Glenn Danzig, I’m considered a freak.
Such a stupid thing helps memories to last, and people who contribute to something, in any way, should be remembered, or at least that’s what I think. An average day can cheer you up just because it’s Axl’s birthday, I find it kind of magic. You can pay tribute if you feel like.
I’ve been celebrating Elvis Presley’s birthday and death anniversaries for some years now. No major stuff is required, just watch a DVD, or listen to some records, or just play a couple of YouTube live performances is enough.
I already told you I love Elvis, right?
Well, thinking that a hot morning 16th of August Elvis passed away is not a happy thing to remember, I know, but makes today a special day. It’s been 34 years now. Most of my life Elvis has been a legend, but the more I’ve dived into his work and his private life, the more I feel close to The King, thus in my way, I’ll pay tribute to his memory once again.
Haven’t quite decided what to do this year. I can play the 5 CD’s of the complete 60’s masters pending to be listened, or watch some DVD. What I know for sure, is that tomorrow will be one of these Elvis days, from the minute I stand by my feet in the morning, till the moment I crash on my bed. Anyone wants to join me? Be my guest!
God bless the day I found you, Elvis!