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Sometimes when I’m driving back home from work instead of taking the trains and buses I notice that fellow drivers on the road are singing to themselves in highly animated fashion. And I am not immune to such behaviour myself. The car I borrow belongs to Ms.79 – and recently she has been listening to an Elvis Presley CD in the car. I think she has some sort of secret admiration of Elvis. Secret because she doesn’t like to admit it. Personally I don’t think there’s anything to be embarrassed about.
Now I’m not really a fan of Elvis (a bit before my time really) but I have to admit that there are a few catchy tunes that evoke memories of a childhood watching Elvis movies on a black-and-white TV in the late seventies. A bit like watching “Bollywood” films on those days too – they were of a very similar genre I suppose; all very wholesome and family-friendly.
So – driving home tonight I could not help but to sing along to some of Elvis Presley‘s most famous tunes on the CD that I found in the car. I’m sure you have done this yourself – OK it might not be Elvis – but I’m sure you must have sung along to something in the car – with not a care in the world!
This is the sound of a British Indian guy living in London – singing along to the sound of a deep-South American dubbed as the King of Rock’n’Roll – in a Vauxhall Corsa on the A40 heading towards the Hanger Lane Gyratory in West London during the early evening of a deep and dark December .
Apologies in advance for my tone-deafness and inability to synchronise to “the King’s” words – but he sure does have an infuriating habit of stretching out the lyrics in a really unpredictable fashion – making it extremely hard to sing along with any degree of perfection – but I think I made a brave attempt anyhow.
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