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by Jack of All Parades
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

I'll nominate Curtis Stigers, for one.
by Jack of All Parades
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

The thought of having Sir Tom sinking his vocal chords into "Suspect My Tears" is intriguing. Good choice given what he did with Leonard Cohen's "Tower of Song" not that long ago........
by Jack of All Parades
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

I do hear a warming in his vocals these days, particularly in the lower registers when he hunkers into a piano ballad. It is a beautiful thing. That and the development of a falsetto from time to time. It is a medium I would love him to explore more as his voice ages. The Sinatra connection for my e...
by Jack of All Parades
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hey you out there...
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Hey you out there...

The record is insidious, is it not? It burrows into the recesses of one's musical portion of the brain and wiggles around. It was initially getting some regular airplay on college and independent radio stations here in the Hudson Valley of New York but I have noticed in the last few weeks a substant...
by Jack of All Parades
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hey you out there...
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Hey you out there...

"Vincit qui patitur". You have provided what may be the best assessment of this wonderful album, hands down, that I have read, to date. Bravo....... You have 'digested' this music and are consciously and consistently living with it. He should have a multitude of listeners in your mold. You...
by Jack of All Parades
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Isabelle in Tears"- for whom does that bell, toll?........
Replies: 1
Views: 472

"Isabelle in Tears"- for whom does that bell, toll?........

"I agree with this, except to say that although 'Stripping Paper' is a work of genius which few other songwriters/performers could even get close to...it is still left standing in the dust by 'Isabelle in Tears', surely one of the great achievements of Costello's 'later years' (if we might pres...
by Jack of All Parades
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

Well said, Sir. I have been mulling this song in my mind since the album appeared and I, too, will try to commit my thoughts to screen, shortly. It is the second of three stand out songs from this record that consistently resonate with me. It might be the best of them. And it continuously shocks me ...
by Jack of All Parades
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Dishonor the Stars?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: Dishonor the Stars?

With the man, himself, weighing in- I find myself in the Neil camp. I would also point you to the Auden camp[when in doubt look to the poets] and the uncertainty found in a lyric like "If I could Only Tell You" and its painful testament to love's uncertainty- a theme of the continuous and ...
by Jack of All Parades
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

"Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

In lessor hands the trope of laying bare the detritus of a couple's interactions over time could easily devolve into cliche and a tired sans froid. This song elegantly and freshly portrays the elapse of time between a couple, telescoping the events shared through the lens of time present and time pa...
by Jack of All Parades
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 3490

Re: 'Under Lime'

I am with you re: avoiding a 'specific' individual or individuals tag. If we men are honest, who among us can say definitively that we have never made a woman feel uncomfortable. Perhaps not consciously, but definitely something we said, did, inferred, or alluded to caused some woman discomfort. I a...
by Jack of All Parades
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 3490

Re: 'Under Lime'

Did you notice the drawing in the liner notes of 'Jimmie transfigured' - into EC? :lol: This seems to a sardonic reference to Bob Dylan's preposterous claim to Rolling Stone that he was the 'transfiguration' of an old Hell's Angel called Bobby Zimmerman. It may also be a tacit admission that EC has...
by Jack of All Parades
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'He's Given Me Things'
Replies: 19
Views: 1391

Re: 'He's Given Me Things'

Insightful in an engaged manner equal to the lyric and melody you nimbly pin to the page. I expected no less. EC should have legions of such listeners.
by Jack of All Parades
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 395
Views: 38009

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

When "National Ransom" fell still born on the listening public years ago its creator was shaken, embittered, vowing the album was over for him as a viable form for his music. I had my doubts as the musician had blustered such sentiments in the past. As years piled upon years I had to give ...
by Jack of All Parades
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour
Replies: 39
Views: 5516

Re: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour

I only hope the best for him and his family and friends. A complete and total recovery is wished for him. Our time here is so short. May he have an extended stay.......
by Jack of All Parades
Fri May 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

"Forgive You"- Leon Bridges

https://youtu.be/PoNsVhMM_oE
by Jack of All Parades
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New EC track "I'll Still Love You" on "Johnny Cash: Forever Words"
Replies: 20
Views: 4632

Re: New EC track "I'll Still Love You" on "Johnny Cash: Forever Words"

I have listened to this numerous times on Spotify and I cannot warm to his vocal effort on the song. When he does these types of ballads he too often strains for effect, weakening his voice, as happens with regularity in this song. Not in his range; not a memorable effort.
by Jack of All Parades
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

"All The Stars"- Kendrick Lamar congratulations to the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner for Music

https://youtu.be/GfCqMv--ncA
by Jack of All Parades
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

"I'm Into Something Good"- Herman's Hermits

https://youtu.be/DSAob1TnAvc
by Jack of All Parades
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

"Stop the World and Let Me Off"- John Doe and The Sadies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieQq87uoKHs
by Jack of All Parades
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

"Song for Sunshine"- Belle and Sebastian

https://youtu.be/INX4IHxBC0w
by Jack of All Parades
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

by Jack of All Parades
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

"Come On Get Happy"- The Partridge Family

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKuOoTM9RAw
by Jack of All Parades
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

by Jack of All Parades
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16530
Views: 1845550

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II


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