CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS JULY, 2016
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE DO VISIT THE BELOW PETITION AND SIGN FOR ELVIS’ BIRTHDAY TO BE MADE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY.
Choose who must hold the title of the king for 2016!
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VISIT “THE KING OF MUSIC” POLLING SITE AND VOTE FOR ELVIS EVERY SINGLE DAY DURING 2016. WE SIMPLY CANNOT LET ANYONE ELSE CLAIM ELVIS’ RIGHTFUL TITLE. BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE SITE FOR VOTING:
I vote every single day and I hope everyone who reads this will do so also for every day the rest of this year.
Lets make it happen again for this new year of 2016!
MORE GOOD NEWS FOR 2015
Lets make it happen again for this new year of 2016!
Let’s all remember to vote every single day in 2016 for this same song again or any Elvis song which may be added to the list. Below is the link for voting for the new year.
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016
I apologize for my continued absence from my web site. I had eye surgery this past Wednesday. Also, since Friday before last, we have had a close family member who has been in the hospital in very serious condition. The condition is still serious and the hospitalization continues. This is keeping Tom and me away from the computer and very busy. Prayers please. With love, Linda.
The King of June – Elvis Presley with 20,212 Votes.
Don’t forget to vote every day during July!!
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL MY VISITORS!!!
The above photo (on the left) was taken while the statue of Liberty was under construction…
in 1883 in Paris ). The same holds true of the below close up the the face during construction.
You may visit the below site for more information about the construction of the Statue of Liberty.
THIS SONG, SUNG ONLY BY ELVIS, SHOULD BE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF AMERICA
Elvis Presley – America The Beautiful Live
utrilov8Published on Jan 7, 2014
Recorded On December 13, 1975 at the Las Vegas Hilton
footnote: All of the above is from my own collection of items I have saved over the years relating to Elvis and the Statue of Liberty. These are my personal opinions and should be taken as such…just one person’s observations. Please don’t attack me about the above for any reason…it won’t make a difference.
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
This is a very good interview with Scotty Moore. I think Jesse will enjoy this.
Scotty Moore interview
Below is the statement from Joe on this same show and also you will hear what Joe has told the TV host, Geraldo, about David Stanley’s “garbage“. On this show Joe stated that David Stanley had taken money from Albert Goldman for telling this trash…if my memory serves me correctly, Joe said that Stanley had been paid $10,000.
A police officer controls traffic as Black Lives Matter protesters wait to cross the street in front of Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dozens of protesters associated with the Black Lives Matter movement snarled traffic outside Graceland for nearly two hours on Tuesday, using tactics designed to stay just within the letter of the law.
Memphis police tried to keep the streets clear while enforcing an ordinance requiring permits for gatherings of more than 25 people. So when 70 protesters arrived at the home of the late Elvis Presley, they split into groups of no more than 20.
Police soon detained four people for blocking Elvis Presley Boulevard, so the protesters got creative, breaking into smaller groups and staying on the move, taking turns crossing the street from sidewalk to sidewalk. Lines of cars soon stretched in both directions, and some motorists honked horns in solidarity.
And so it went for nearly two hours in the 90-degree heat, with chants of “No justice, no peace” and signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Memphis Poorest City.”
The protest comes the day after a meeting between Memphis officials and community members where movement leaders presented a list of demands to the city.
That meeting followed a protest Sunday that ended peacefully and without arrests after marchers blocked the Interstate 40 bridge, which connects Tennessee and Arkansas over the Mississippi River.
With protests spreading the country over last week’s police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and a black sniper’s killing of five police officers in retaliation, activists are trying to adapt their tactics.
Community activist Joe Hunter said protesters chose Graceland because it’s a prominent tourist attraction that draws money into the city.
“If you want to make noise, you do it here on a Tuesday afternoon, when tourists are taking pictures.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
Just want to share with my visitors that Jesse phoned me late yesterday afternoon. He sounded wonderful and is doing all right. We had a really good visit. He did tell me that he has a good garden again this year and that he would love to send me some photos of it. Jesse was telling me that he really admires Robert Redford being able to still make movies, etc. at his age. Jesse said that he can still strum a guitar and sing though and I told him “Well, that’s what’s important!” I am sure that my readers will all agree with that. Some things going on had kept him from phoning last week, so naturally, I was getting very worried about him and was ecstatic to hear his voice and know that he is OK.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016
My web site reached a new visitor count milestone this week. My visitor count has exceeded 950,000 visits! My goal is one million…hopefully by Jesse’s birthday.
My sincerest thanks to every one of you who have made this visitor count take place.
I also want to acknowledge, and thank, all of the visitors to my site from all over the world. I truly feel so happy when I see a list showing so many foreign nations represented in the list of the most recent 20 visits. I captured the below image a little while back and saved it because it does show such a wide range of locations.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
I received a letter and a gift from Jesse in the mail this week and I don’t think he will mind my sharing it here. I have not asked his permission to share the following tiny excerpt from his letter. I don’t think he will mind as I am always so careful to not display anything of a private nature.
My heartfelt thanks to Jesse for all he does for me. He is my hero and my big brother who I love dearly.
A good friend on Facebook, Jeannette, shared the below video with me and I enjoyed it. I hope everyone will…especially Jesse.
Meu novo vídeo, feito com muito amor e carinho :)Ofereço a tds amigos que como eu ama Elvis em todas as fases, mas sinceramente de farda é demais <3
Posted by Lucia Porfirio Maniuc on Thursday, February 18, 2016
This looks very nice…
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
I received a response on one of my Facebook pages to my request that everyone sign the petition asking that Elvis’ birthday be made a federal holiday. The response to my request irked me somewhat. The person wrote to me ” You gotta be kidding …or are you truly serious about this?“. I wanted to share my answer to his inane question below:
Lindahoodsigmontruth.com Elvis is known all over the world as a symbol of America’s goodwill and greatness. He is the ONLY American who is recognized even in remote areas of the world by the sound of his voice, first name only and by sight of his face. Take a look at the official statement issued the day after Elvis’ death: “Statement by the President on the Death of Elvis Presley
August 17, 1977
Public Papers of the Presidents
Jimmy Carter<br>1977: Book II
1977: Book II
The American Presidency Project
“Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable. More than 20 years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country.”
This performance of this song is one of my very, very favorites. I love the spoken portion so much that I typed it off and created a framed copy of it to hang over my desk. I have had it there for many years. The words are very important and inspirational. This could certainly be pertinent to the upheaval and unrest in our country today. Below is the photo of my framed copy:
Elvis Presley – Walk A Mile In My Shoes (special edit)
Again, sharing my own photo comparison of the smile/laugh lines on Jesse’s face to those of Elvis to substantiate even further the above photo comparison shared with me by Mike:
I just became aware of this Go Fund Me request from Louise Smith who is the widow of Gene Smith who was Jesse’s’ first cousin and very close life-long friend. I just made a contribution to this fund. I know that Jesse would really appreciate it if everyone who can would contribute whatever amount they can afford to help with the burial expense of Tony Smith.
I am posting this everywhere that I can and I hope all of you will please share it with all of your Elvis friends as well. Let’s all rally behind Louise during her hour of bereavement and need.
I express my sincerest sympathy to Tony’s family. I am so sorry that I was unaware of his death until just a little bit ago.
Below is my own post on Facebook:
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 our precious Son, Brother, Father, & Pawpaw, Tony, received his angel wings. Now he is at peace; his battle is done! He did not have…
This is a song which I have shared before…but with a different video. A friend on Facebook, David M., sent the below video to me. To be honest I like the song a lot and so am sharing it again via this video. It shows images of Billy Ray Cyrus which I assume is tying his current TV show “Still The King” to that phrase in the song.
Billy Ray Cyrus (feat Bryan Adams & Glenn Hughes) – Hey Elvis
Blue Cadillac Music Published on Apr 8, 2016
footnote: Upon further checking, I do see that this is the theme song for the official music video of Billy Ray Cyrus for his TV show. I must confess that I have never watched the TV show. I took offense many years ago when Cyrus had his hit “Achy Breaky Heart” and some people were calling him “the next Elvis“. I knew better than that and have not payed attention to him since then. Below is the video of his music video for his show. Looks like there are a lot of scenes with an “Elvis flavor” naturally. This still does not convince me to watch this TV show though. I saw in the previews that Wayne Newton was in one of the first shows and that there is a Burt Reynolds-type character also.
Billy Ray Cyrus – “Hey Elvis” (Official Music Video)
Blue Cadillac Music Published on Jun 6, 2016
I have created a new page for the remainder of July, 2016.
Please visit that page at the below link.