Saturday, March 23, 2013

Speaking of Macabre

As we have discussed there is hardly anything worth watching on television and Thursdays are no exception. I was looking over the schedule and PBS had an Elvis special. How bad could a special on Elvis, on PBS be? Amazingly bad. Macabre actually.

Picture this. Someone with genius level skills lifted Elvis Presley's voice from the tapes of his music. Then this person must have contacted an old folks home in Memphis and found all the really old farts who performed with Elvis. The Jordanaires, The Stamps, The Imperials, The Sweet Inspiration for example. These groups including TCB, the original back-up band, had a concert.

There was a huge screen where Elvis in his prime was featured singing. Then his voice was matched to the pictures. Then the old farts performed live as the band, again matched up to Elvis and the moving picture screen. There was one part in the "Aloha from Hawaii" section where the band is introduced and first the guys on tape are acknowledged and then the old fart counterpart takes a bow. The only person missing was Kathy Westmoreland and I don't know if she had some sense this was a bad idea or she was dead.

This was a horrible train wreck to watch before going to bed. I am ever so grateful not to have had nighmares.

1 comment:

  1. I can't deal with live people singing with dead people, either. I may have seen five minutes of the Elvis thing once.