Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Thoughts on ETA's

I am going to ramble on my feelings towards the ETA's. ETA stands for Elvis tribute artist. Elvis impersonators are all they are really. I have never been one that really can get into the ETA's. I can take a little bit at one time. I enjoy seeing a few from time to time during Elvis week. Most of the time however I would rather not see or hear from them. I guess some are pretty good. I just cant stand to see these guys who look nothing like Elvis. Something just really bothers me about it. I can't put my finger on it really. I would just rather pop a video in and see the real thing. I guess the thing that bothers me the most is the singing. I have not heard any that impress me. In one sense, maybe it is unfair because I am comparing them to Elvis. Though they are trying to put on a show acting like Elvis, so it is only natural that I compare them in that way. A select few kind of get the sound Elvis had. None of them would ever fool me though. Someone who spends as much time listening to Elvis as I do is going to pick up on the difference right away, no matter how convincing they are. Again, no matter how good they are, I would rather hear the real thing. Let me make it clear I am not trying to disrespect these people who are ETA's. Most of them are big fans just trying to pay tribute to our guy. I just cant get into the whole thing and never will.
Also, what the hell is up with 90 percent on them doing the 70's era Elvis. I am not even going to get started on my rant about that. In conclusion, no ETA's for me. I respect most of them, but don't care to see them or listen to them.

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