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Elvis Cannot Die
 
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When I started thinking about this project and people and the phenomenon that Youtube is as a video-sharing platform, I became interested in doing an investigation following a social phenomenon into the depths of Youtube to see how it manifests itself in the world of social video. Thus, the social phenomenon -- the popular impersonation of "The King," Elvis Presley. Now, I had some idea, mainly from commercial feature films and television, of what the stereotypical Elvis impersonator was like -- mainly bald, has been singing since Elvis died, deeply sad, but he manages to bury that sadness in buckets of fried chicken, bales of peanut butter bacon sandwiches, and Marilyn Monroe not-so-look-alikes. However, I found a whole different animal on this video-sharing platform. I found Elvis depicted in every way, shape, and form I could imagine. You though plump Elvis was interesting? Try checking out Arab Elvis, Black Elvis, Hound-dog-head Elvis, Dwarf Elvis, Animated Elvis, Good-looking Elvis, Mexican "El Vez,," toddler Elvis, Animatronic Dog Elvis, Filipino Elvis, Masked Elvis, Japanese Dancing Elvis-es, as well "the boys from fashion week" channeling Elvis...to name a few. I found an extremely diverse class of Elvis impersonators, and I loved it. I begin the video with the copyright warning for two reasons. First, a masked Elvis included it in his video, and second, to poke fun at Soundcloud for what they did with my last mix. My video revenge and a different platform -- suck it Suckcloud. Anyhow, the track I chose for this video exploration of the manifestation of Elvis impersonation phenomenon on Youtube is actually not an original Elvis. The track I chose is Junkie XL's remix of "A Little Less Conversation," I chose for two reasons. First, the track itself is a sort of impersonation of the King, so I thought it was suitable for my purposes. Second is a slightly more interesting point though, most of the impersonators who were belting "A Little Less Conversation" in homage of their king were doing it to the Junkie XL version. Interesting that they aren't so orthodox in their impersonation; however, I am at the same time happy because they get more chances to dance in this version. I start out with the America's Got Talent's dramatic introduction to their Elvis impersonation performance; however, it is a bootleg Elvis M&M that walks out on stage, mainly to push the idea of the diversity and democracy associated with "The King's" impersonation. I include some amazingly theatrical poses and then switch to Sharon...whose eyes should match yours as soon as the festival of Elvis commences. I start with the stereotypical plump, white, middle-aged, Elvis impersonator and build from there. Japanese Elvis dance troop is followed by "Skih, the original Elvis Impersonator," who happily gets ripped off the TV to dance on Youtube. Next, is the most impressively animated solo Elvis video, compliments of Steve -- who is matched by the Chinese JXL Elvis. I trade special effects for a creepy ski/Pakistani terrorist mask and a great voice, which I let loose over the Elvis sample. I mix the special effects with the creepy with the next Elvis impersonator; I will let him speak (or bark) for himself. Next comes Johnny Cash, who is impersonating an Elvis impersonator, but whose hips very much do not lie. His moves are very much matched by the Middle Eastern man singing about Poppadum Crisps in Elvis terms. The animation serves as a transition to a big African-American Elvis, who surprised me with his stage presence. The next notable voice in this video is "The Fermenator," just listen -- I matched the elvis he was singing over (once more the Junkie XL version) to the master track, and this beauty resulted and explodes with a primal scream. Next comes child Elvis, Mexican "El Vez" -- complete with thin moustache, and "The Compact King." The two "satisfy me['s]" come from, first, "the boys of fashion week," and second an animation that always had the same black backup singers for Elvis...which I thought was a bit interesting, make of it what you will. Female Elvis spreads her imaginary cape and Sharon is still staring at good-looking Elvis. Next comes the most interesting Elvis impersonator I found -- an animatronic dog someone had built for a show in a fair. This was his Youtube demonstration. I give him ample airtime before I juxtapose the fermenting "Fermenator" with an impressive little kid. From that moment on I just let the Elvis-es I discovered do their thing. However, I end with "El Vez" explaining his philosophy behind Elvis impersonations, a philosophy of appropriation I had never heard, but wonder if it can be tailored to and applied to the rest of the impersonators, or, as a matter of fact, for individuals engaging in the appropriation of a product or idea for creative purposes...wink...wink.
mueveme
 
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Laboratorio Artistico de San Agustin, LASA, La Lisa, La Linea, Habana, Cuba
Zorah @ Cine el Rey, March 10th, 5:30PM - GALAX Z FAIR!!!!
 
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ZORAH @ GALAX Z FAIR - Day 1 - March 10th - Cine el Rey 5:30PM
 
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ZORAH @ Cine el Rey, Monday, March 10th, 5:30pm
 
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ZORAH - March 10th, 5:30pm @ Cine el Rey
 
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Headdress and the Timekeepers -  Promos and Proms
 
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ZORAH @ Galax Z Fair - March 10th, 5:30pm, CIne el Rey main stage
 
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ZORAH!!!!!! Coming to Galax Z Fair, Monday, March 10th, 5:30PM
 
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LAND LOCKED PIRATES - LIVE 10 PM TONIGHT - JAN 24 - ACE'S NORTH
 
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we're pillaging ace's north's bar & grille at 10PM. TONIGHT WE FEAST!
ZORAH: Coming to Cine el Rey, Monday, March 10th, 5:30pm
 
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LAND LOCKED PIRATES - SHOW 10 PM TONIGHT - JAN 24
 
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Ace's North is getting pillaged tonight. Be there. https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/Aces+North+Bar+%26+Grill/@26.413713,-98.3257691,11z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x8665a14c9138fd2d:0xf598a68103ed6f60!2saces+north!3m1!1s0x8665a14c9138fd2d:0xf598a68103ed6f60
Headdress and the Timekeepers #1
 
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Road Trip --  Land Locked Pirates & Costello --  House of Blues  -- August 16th
 
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Uncensored  -- Land Locked Pirates and Costello  -- August 16th  -- House of Blues
 
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LLP: Barroom Sessions: Land Locked Pirates & Costello  -  August 16th  -  House of Blues - Houston
 
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Night Cap --  Land Locked Pirates & Costello --  House of Blues --  Houston --  August 16th
 
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LAND LOCKED PIRATES - SHOW TONIGHT - JAN 24 - 10:00pm
 
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Costello & Land Locked Pirates at the House of Blues -  Houston -  August 16  - Get there Safely.
 
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Epic Solos  --  Land Locked Pirates and Costello --  House of Blues  --  August 16th
 
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French Fight at I.B. McAllen
 
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watch to see an unfolding plot come to an exilarating climax! prepared to be amazed by the best fight scene this world has sever seen...and all from I.B. in McAllen, TX
Show Me How to Live  - Trailer -  Are you Happy?
 
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Life. We are born into this world, not knowing a single thing about how to operate in it. Our behaviors and attitudes are shaped by the people closest to us and the intimate experiences we live through, which drive how and why we live life. But what if we decide to shape our lives not only by those people and experiences closest to us, but also those furthest away from us? The result would be a global exchange of genuine experience. An opportunity to learn from one another, to grow. This project is an exploration without boundaries. We are traveling the world to talk to as may different people on this planet as possible and capture on camera the world's perspectives on how to to best live life. This is a documentary film directed by Ricardo Alberto Ramirez Garcia-Rojas.
Headdress and the Timekeepers - Piano Hands
 
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Headdress and the Timekeepers  - Electric Feel
 
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Land Locked Pirates & Costello  --  August 16th  --  House of Blues
 
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