Elvisworld: Elvira Mistress of the Dark

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark – Cassandra Peterson was a Vegas Showgirl and she met Elvis Presley.

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Cassandra Peters was a Las Vegas Show Girl and Elvis told her his best advice: Get out of Vegas.

So she did, straight onto cable tv hosting 1950s B and C and catezory Z movies because it was after midnight and really right.

Elvira Mistress of the Dark – a play on Elvis’ name

and when she got to make her own movie as her character, it was all a quest to get to vegas and in the middle of the movie

she wakes up from a nightmare in full make up, her Vampira Hair wrapped up like a mummy and she’s wearing Elvis on her t-shirt.

My Sister and I saw that move in the theatre in the 1980s in Canada.

now, in Canada, people actually do sit quietly and do not talk to the screen or their group of friends.

laughter together as a mixed group of people is how we learn each other”s sense of humour.

My Sister and I laughed first and the rest of the audience started laughing at Elvira on screen

but some started laughing because me and my sister explained the Elvis refernce, sort of like Pop Up Video

and so the people who weren;t laughing at the movie, laughed at the inside information of the sight gag.

the movie became funnier because then, everyone else lightened up and stopped taking a comedy seriously.

People forget that there are many levels – and as much as everyone famous is 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon…

Degrees from Elvis is a lot wider…

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Elvisworld: The Repackage Model

In 1956, Elvis Presley was 50% of RCA’s production.

In the 1980s, BMG bought RCA and Europe began to organize the Elvis releases.

In this century, Sony owns BMG. Japan always had the best Elvis releases.

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In the 1990s, the video Era – Elvis concerts and Trailers for Elvis movies were released as speciality videos – instead of creating a quality DVD release of his movie with trailer.

Elvis Product is all about the cheap and selling deluxe and expanded later.

Fans really do want an album of just every take of Hound Dog and all the tv and concert performances on 1 package.

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Deluxe Sets for the 68 and 73 but not the 77 television specials. not officially.

VHS vs Beta – Elvis on both formats.

CDs, DVDs, Elvis was first to be pressed on new formats

it’s Elvis fans who have big influence over the market

and It’s second and third generation fans who want a better product. and authentic.

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Elvis did do dramas and comedies, movies, star vehicles and B Movies.

In the 1960s Elvis movies were at the top of the bill the A movies with movie actors and by the end of the 60s, it was B movies with most tv actors

Funnily enough – Change of Habit is a edgy social commentary and Follow that Dream is a libertarian comedy.

Man vs Gubbermint

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In the 1950s magazines came with flexi-discs and now they get packaged with cds and dvds.

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Lezflirt: Sexuality;mono/dual/pan – hetero vs homo

Dear heterosexuals; just like with your sexuality

the queer community also has nice people and assholes

so we need to be able to say and sort out if we are gonna work together

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as a dyke and as a canadian, being a positive ambassor is the first step to make allies into friends
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and an ally is someone who works with you on your issue and askes for help with theirs

it’s not a one way deal.

to be honest, that Fag/Fag Hag relationship is one of the cruelest in the world and the gay men know it.

anyway, that is more an in-community than out-community discussion.

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Humans are one of the Great Apes, it means we cleared our niche of comparable competitors and the remaining other apes did so in their niches. there’s the missing links – fan out to the cousins. Kissing Cousins and interbreeding cousins, all of nature is about fighting for food or fucking – take your pick on that combo based on gender and size compared to your social group.
The problem with the Religion vs Science is that they picked on the wrong science domain because it’s not biology, it’s anthropology that shows religion is a cultural affection.
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Atheism is a religion specific area of being a Skeptical Rationalist. It’s not about emotions, it’s about facts, logic and real world outcomes. Humanism is when Men are Feminists too.
That has to include that Men also have feelings, it’s not your feminine side. It’s your humanity.
It’s always fun, until someone Hitlers.

it is never okay to say “genocide” or “registered with government” about a demographic of people.
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Canada in 2016 has experienced the first queer pride flag burning by someone it includes and a lot of lesbians and gay men are as confused about transgender as heterosexuals (some of you) are about homosexuals.

and let’s be honest, saying you’re bisexual reduces your chances of a date

people get ahead and rush into the what I want, rather than see what there is

In canada, it’s been a decade since marriage equality, while America is the last of the G20 nations to catch up.

my name is nina and I am 48 and gay divorced. It’s nice to meet everyone.

I have non-combat PTSD and I am more afraid of you than any of you might be of me.

so, can we talk now?

I’ll start: anyone who is “Log Cabin Republican” is a for me and all others under the bus.

just like those who use them as politically correct optics dressing. as Dan Savage called them “porch faggots”

primates and relationships, eh?

 

Social Oppression has it’s impact on us as people and as couples.

It is hard to not listen to years of “you can’t have children because I am not capable to teach my children to behave better than I do.”

It’s a curious approach to birth control.

Hello, my name is Nina, I am a 48 year old lesbian and I say it can get better. I am gay divorced and agoraphobic, but I haven’t given up yet.

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Related on this blog:

Why are there monkeys?

Primate World: Chimps and Bonobos

Elvisworld: Gender and Jenner

Lezflirt: Pansexuality

Heterosexism and Homophobia

RHPS – The Floor Show

Hetero-Homo Relationships

Decoding People: Cats and Dogs

 

My early romances were, well, all over the map. But, I wouldn’t trade that crush on any woman who happened along phase for anything – it was an exciting if exhausting time.

And, I learned a lot. Not just naughty stuff, but about people and life.

My first rule for potential relationships is never fall in love with anyone who’s already in love with someone straight, dead or else.

There is an unease in the gay community about bisexuals – partly fear and partly jealousy. Or at least, when I came out in the 90’s there was, I can only hope it’s not so much now.

But mostly because we were jealous that bisexuals could access straight privilege and afraid to be left by them for an opposite gender person – being left for another woman would hurt, but you could think, I was the wrong woman – being left for a man? Well, why the heck were they with me if that’s what they wanted.

It took me a few bi girlfriends to understand that it’s not fence sitting or fickle, but rather a genuine non-judgmental sexuality where it really was about the person, not the plumbing.

It was good that I learned that, because it let me really give back to a woman I was introduced to at a time when I really wanted a girlfriend.

A lesbian friend of mine tried to set me up with a friend of hers. I say tried, because she’d brought this gal along to a group outing without telling me it was a set up.

The gal was in a relationship with a man (living together) and was thinking she might be bi.

She was very confused since the people she talked to the boyfriend and our mutal friend both wanted her to pick sides. The boyfriend obviously wanted her to be straight, while the lesbian friend refused to believe in bisexuals and tried to influence her to be a lesbian.

And that’s where I came in. We talked, we danced and had a fun time – and when she was leaving the dance, I walked her outside to wait for her ride home to arrive.

She was nervous to be alone, and being the generous sort that I am, I put the cards on the table.

“Do you want me to kiss you now or when your roommate comes for show?”

“Now” she said, “I don’t want an audience.”

I was happy to be her first girl kiss, and it was pretty magical.

But then, she felt guilty and admitted that it was her roommate and her boyfriend who were due to arrive.

I told her that I had known, that our mutual lesbian friend had explained the situation to me.

I asked her if she was willing to leave the guy to explore her new identity and she said no.

I asked her if she’s given up other men for him – of course she said

So why does it matter if you’re happy with him that you’ve also given up women?

The relief that flooded her face and body was amazing.

I saw her another time for a friendly coffee and I went to a cafe where she was having an art show.  I can only hope it’s as sweet a memory for her as it was for me.

Mostly I am glad that I was able to give her permission to enjoy her heterosexual relationship without guilt or pressure.

It’s funny to me how many times that I have been asked to give people permission to live the life that they want to; and every time, it’s been about sexuality.

If there’s anything a person should know about themselves, it’s sexuality. Know what you’re attracted to, what you like, and don’t be afraid to be yourself.

It doesn’t matter what you like, as long as you don’t harm other people – unless they give you permission to and establish a safe word.

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Apologies for Not Posting

Dykewriter: Today’s post intentionally left blank

 

Dear Readers,

I have been a bit distracted by a Google + Humanism group that I joined to promote this blog, as well as develop posts for it.

I’ve been posting in it for a few days and have done around 100 posts and has just over 4,000 members.

It is actively moderator, but not one person has argued with me over:

  • that I posted a thing
  • that some people may be offended by the posted thing
  • that people are angry that their entitlement to their opinion is shattered by that other people exist with other viewpoints
  • Zero Sum circle jerks of a dom/sub communication system, binary either/or, with or against.

 

No one is commenting agreement either.

 

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The world is unfair because people make it that way.

it makes it difficult to address issues when there is no way to talk about them.

There is more of this woman alive now that everyone else all together alive now and most people have no clue who she is or why she is critically important to the human existence.

https://www.amazon.ca/Immortal-Life-Henrietta-Lacks/dp/1400052181

When Homosexuality Stopped Being a Mental Disorder
I didn’t have children because I was always being threatened by people who bullied me that they would ensure their children bullied any child I had.

Canada is a get alonger people, but Americans often move north and then pretend to be Canadian Activists.

Even during the 1960s, Canadian Universities had nothing to riot over, the American agitators would come here, get people riled up and then head out to the airport before the “trouble started”… but the Canadian students settled down and instead of damage, they got their issues addressed – the last of the Dress Codes ended and women got to wear pants to university and all the way down to grade school.

in the 1990s, Focus on the Family moved north to support Canadian Conservative Political parties from the federal to the school board levels.

Kari Simpson is one american who cost the Surrey City Public School board over $10 million dollars in legal costs to keep a book out of the school library, that no kid would have even known existed. All the way through the Human Rights to the Supreme Court of Canada. Best Publicity the book “Heather has two mommies” ever got.
Not so great for tax payers, not all of whom have children but pay into the system to make sure that the children get taught somewhere to work and play well with others, you know, so that we stop repeating history and wrong doings and prejudice, fear and loathing.
Property Owners and Drivers pay the most and get back the least.

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/canada-and-parenting-in-court/

Three Days and all it took was Tom Lehrer…. contact.
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Turkey jails two journalists for republishing Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Religious Values have no meaning or force outside of those who are members.

Prince, the rock star, died because of his religious objection to medical treatment and died of exhaustion and drugs.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/29/prince-final-days-death-percocet

Why Evolution Is True

Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey is becoming increasingly Islamist, increasingly oppressive, and increasingly regressive (are those all synonyms)? This once vibrant and largely secular country is now an oligarchy, and it’s forbidden to criticize both Islam and Erdogan. According to the Associated Press, there are nearly 2,000 court cases open in which people have been indicted for insulting the President. Some democracy!

The latest antic of this censorious government, however, is especially vile. Two journalists working for the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have each been sentence to two years in prison (actually three, but reduced to two on technical grounds) for illustrating their columns with a Charlie Hebdo cartoon. Here are the courageous writers, Hikmet Cetinkaya (left) and Ceyda Karan (R):

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Here’s the familiar cartoon that accompanied their columns:

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Because of this cartoon, they were, as the AP reports, “acquitted of “insulting religious values” but convicted on charges of…

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Advise about Professional Writing

The lesson of Harper Lee is that while people have a book in them, it is often the editor who makes it a novel.

Nina’s Rules of Writer-ing

  1. Writing is not talking about what you will write.
  2. Writing is for an audience, Journaling is for yourself.
  3. It’s better to be an unproduced writer than an unproductive one.
  4. When you write IT, it’s yours, when you sell IT, it’s theirs.
  5. To be sell-able, it can’t be about you, it must be about the audience.
  6. Understand the Demographics of your Audiences: Fan Core, Friends of Fans, General Punters, the Indifferent to the Hostile.

Stand your ground where you can and give when you have to, the Publisher is doing the business and get your own lawyer to read and deal with contracts.

 

Also – never allow your audience to confuse the writer with the characters, eh?

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A writer has many stories in them and stories that they have not lived necessarily, after all, it is about the observation and the understanding of humanity on a larger scale.

Writers also read, eh?  unique voice in a universal arena or a unique arena with a universal voice.

 

Misperceptions: To Kill A Mockingbird

Mockingbird’s Harper Lee Died

Writer Reviewed: Will Cuppy

BookWorld: Satire Division: Will Cuppy

Writer Chat 158: Spoof, Parody and Satire

Writer Chat 157: The Hierarchy of Writers

Writer Chat 155: Novel Writing vs Screenwriting

Modern Englishes: Greeks are triggery and grammar is racist

Writer Chat 145: Is UK humor different than the U.S.?

Writer Chat: Body Image and Management

Rules of Writering

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Pirate Cove: Elvis Bootleg LPs

Elvis’ Greatest Shit: the 1980s Bootleg that mocked RCA while becoming something of fan collectible.

It copied RCA design with a National Enquirer overlay on the cover and put advertisements for other offerings: including Elvis and Nixon the Duet Album, Elvis in the Shower, Elvis assorted burps and farts and Dead on Stage August 17, 1977.

The day that Elvis Presley lay in state for the grieving fans who managed to cope with a killer heat wave and some jerkwad who drove into the crowd and killed 2 teenaged girls.

Teen Angels who went with Elvis? I can’t believe no one did a tribute country song fund raiser for the family – wait – this was 1977, when there where 3 networks only to watch and 2 lead with the Elvis is dead story and 1 put a tacky dead rock star dies at the end of the news and was ended in the ratings.

Elvis Presley broke network television.

included the mashup – on the verve of the 1980s Heavy Metal ending Punk and the rise of Rap, soon to split between coasts and morph into hip hop.

It also included a “copy” of a Dr Nick Prescription and if you were lucky, you got a color vinyl or more likely the black one.

It had outtakes of the worst movie songs he did and all the tracks that Elvis didn’t want released.

Do the Clambake … Elvis remixes – I as able to find it on the part of Vancouver that used to be Record Ally Row, because all the Big Chains and the Owner/Operator stores operated side by side, each selling to a totally different market niche – Seymour and Smithe, one used to have a Beatles Free tour of memorablilia. He had a cardboard cutout of Gene Simmons of KISS in the display window, and waited years to sell it to a fan willing to pay $2,000 for a piece of cardboard.

You can get a printer that will print that of yourself for cheaper now. weird. when objects become downloadable, the factory produces becomes the artifact of art.

 

Elvis Presley spent 2 years in the army and recorded a selection of songs with Jazz and blues – building on the Dixieland and Jazz he did for King Creole and the alternative versions are way better than the movie ones.

Tempo and style – instruments.

But, GI Blues, the soundtrack to the romantic comedy with Juliette Prowse, German Star and Sinatra’s Girl.. Elvis was such a hound dog… outsold the Elvis is Back actual album.

Soundtracks were in and the few sessions RCA could get that were not sound tracks, Elvis found the song selection little better from those productions where he had little or no choice.

 

Col Parker contracted for numbers of albums and singles and soundtracks were an easy LP or EP. Elvis went to Hollywood and played in Vegas, then he worked in Vegas and whistlestop toured the same city circuits, another airport and another back alley with dumpsters before the penthouse.

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In the 1960s, Elvis tried to prove he could sing to the critics of the 1950s, his fans would follow him as long as he called to them and the mistake was mostly marketing Elvis to women and forgetting about the male fans.

Elvis would record personal albums and they are his gospel records. His only grammy wins and how cheated are we that he didn’t attend the awards ceremony – RCA brought awards to him so his life was spent being handed awards, what he lacked was challenges. Everything he did, he got paid the top money for and he dominated the charts.

Then. he didn’t. then he reinvented himself on TV and broke it in 1968 and then again in 1973.

Elvis Presley could book a session in any studio he wanted and with any group from the ones he chose to bring on stage with him to build an act around him, where the back up groups had a performance, instead  of the local gong show that performed ahead of him when he got to headline in the 50s, working his way from the bottom of the bill to the top.

Stax, American, The Wrecking Crew – other stars of the year or the decade cancelled their bookings so Elvis could stroll in with his personal equipment.

1969 – Roy Hamilton and Elvis Presley – today on a cell phone you can create a drop ready single: then: Color was the new thing

Bootleggers did what the fans wanted and it took a while for RCA – and Joan Deary to create the Legendary Performer releases and they learned that there was not a scrap of tape they couldn’t sell.
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bootlegs of specific concerts because of rare songs or monologs vs Elvis digitally ghosted onto a new music layer, exactly what he hated.

Elvis Presley – only 100,000 LP sets ever, and then no more! then: Cds.

Elvis Collectibles: Elvis Aaron Presley

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Elvis: Complete Masters v Album Collection

given the Ed Sullivan show DVD official release, we are owed the Dorsey Brothers – seeing Elvis from the terrified youth to the professional performer and the Milton Berle and they can put the horrifying steve allen as a free bonus.

Pirate Cove: Astrodome Elvis

Buble and Presley: Fever Fizzles

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Pirate Cove: Elvis’ Christian Recordings

ElvisWorld: Canada Fever

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Pirate Corner: Elvis’ Greatest Shit! ~ featurette: The Beach Movies

Produced by Elvis Presley: The Lesser Known Side of Elvis

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Elvis Presley invented Christian Rock

Elvis: Greatest Global Gold

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