posted on Jul, 31 2005 @ 05:35 PM
Oh sorry, I thought you said "Do you really believe that you are a clone". The thought has crossed my mind on several occassions. I think that it
started playing around in my head when some one mentioned that Elvis Presley was one of a twin, and the the identical brother died at birth. When
people tell that story, they always end it with "And what if his brother had lived?"
Elvis might have grown old, fat, and obscene, as a Pentecostal pastor, some where in the Deep South. He would have wildly denounced rock music from
the pulpit. Sermons would be full of reminder s that he knew what he was talking about because he'd had a breif career as a rock singer in the 50's,
before it fell through, and he took to preaching. Think 3rd rate Jimmy Swaggart! The Rev Elvis Arron Presley!
However it's far more likely that the world we live in today would be radically changed had Jerry Lee Lewis changed his name to "Jerry Lee"! Name
is one of the most important assests to a performer, even more than image.
Now everybody things that image is the key to success. PR agents, and pro talent wranglers spend no small amount of time and money grooming and fine
tuning a performers public image. Yet name seems to be genuinely more crucial. They brethern in the advertising agencies might have clued them in on
the importance of brand name recognition.
For instance, would MAdonna have been the singer we know woth out the name that caught the public's imagination? What about Prince? When he changed
his name to the "glyph", and insisted that everyone start calling him "TAFKAP", his career dried up. It didn't matter how talented or outrageous
he was anymore.
David Lee Roth, durning his short lived post Van Halen career, briefly started wortking under the name David Roth. That was the end of him. I hear
that he recently started work as a para medic. I smell a reality TV show in there somewhere!
Pamela Anderson has tinkered with her name in every way possible> She shot to fame as "Pamela Anderson". Then she switched, as Baywatch fans will
receall, to Pamela D Anderson. Then Pamela Denise. Soon it was Pamela Lee. Finally Pamela Anderson Lee. By that time her hot streak had worn off.
"When you're hot you're hot and..." is the old show biz adage.
So had Jerrry Lee Lewis performed as Jerry Lee, everything might be very different today. For one thing he might have become much more famous. With
out thesubliminal cross reference to comedian Jerry Lewis, the singer's career would've gone up like a rocket. his hard edged rock a billie sound
mihgt have helped stop the British Invasion. Imagine there's no Beatles, I wonder if you can? With no Fab4, the 60's as we know it would never have
exsisted, and we'd be speaking commie russian today! I could be the alternate reality 'clone' version of my commie ruskie speaking other self!
So why look for mysteries among the stars, when there may be mysteries in places we never thought to look. There are more things in Heaven and Earth
than are dreamed of in philosophy, and not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, but stranger than we can imagine.
If I've been rambling and long winded, please forgive me. I'm trying desperately to live up to my name Grand Court Jester
[edit on 31-7-2005 by GrandCourtJester]