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I remember when you stopped saying “I love you.” Unless you were saying “I love you too.” And I remember when even saying that was hard for you.

And I remember the day that our blue suitcase on the top shelf of my closet disappeared, and so did the passion you had for me here and the fear of knowing you could leave me had vanished but so did the reason I ever felt purpose.

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On this day in music history: January 10, 1956 - Elvis Presley’s first recording sessions for RCA Victor Records take place at the labels’ studio in Nashville, TN. The songs recorded that day include his first major hit single “Heartbreak Hotel” along with its B-side “I Was The One”, “I’m Counting On You,” “I Got a Woman” and “Money Honey”. The musicians backing Presley on the session include his regular band guitarist Scotty Moore, bassist Bill Black and drummer D.J. Fontana along with guitarist Chet Atkins, pianist Floyd Cramer, and three background singers including Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires. Initially, both producer Steve Sholes and RCA do not like “Heartbreak Hotel”, but Presley insists on its release. Issued as his first single on RCA Victor on January 27, 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel” becomes a smash, topping the pop singles chart for 8 weeks on April 21, 1956, also topping the Country chart, and peaking at #5 on the R&B singles chart, becoming the biggest selling single of 1956.

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Mystic Braves and Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel @ Troubadour (Los Angeles, CA) 6/13/2015

Mystic Braves and Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel rocking hard the other night to a sold out show at the legendary Troubadour and LA! Man it doesn’t get cooler then these kittenz! 

Photography By Tyler Loring

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