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by Jackson Monk
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What's happening?
Replies: 2
Views: 919

What's happening?

Long time no see! Any sign of 'We Hit and Run'? :D
by Jackson Monk
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 665
Views: 113583

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Venue: Holiday Inn, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Location: Gents Toilet
Song Playing: Walk Us Uptown
Level of unexpectedness: Very High
by Jackson Monk
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 375161

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Never managed to get the Arcade Fire thing. Tried really hard. Same with Grizzly Bear.

Currently re-discovering my love of Sinatra's 'In the Wee Small Hours'. Superb....and as cool as it gets.
by Jackson Monk
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 375161

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Good points Otis and I'm glad you liked the PS album.

Apparently the budget for Crimson/Red was miniscule and he made the whole thing himself. Part of me wonders if the real reason wasn't his famed hatred of trying to express to others what he wants in the studio!
by Jackson Monk
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Graham Parker Sheperd's Bush 10/26
Replies: 14
Views: 2821

Re: Graham Parker Sheperd's Bush 10/26

GP on Later with Jools this week.... :D
by Jackson Monk
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 375161

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Mysterious (tune above) by Paddy is about Bob Dylan. The Songs of Danny Conway is about Jimmy Webb (another great songster hero of mine). Interesting that Otis talks about the simplicity of Paddy's songs. I would concur and that is exactly what I love about them. The combination of his gorgeous voic...
by Jackson Monk
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Do you have a prized or favorite lyric?
Replies: 79
Views: 17678

Re: Do you have a prized or favorite lyric?

There is a door we all walk through And on the other side I'll meet you Reunion in the air - A cappella meets pure prayer Somewhere : I can't wait to meet you there Somewhere : I can't wait to meet you there If there ain't a heaven that holds you tonight They never sang doo-wop in Harlem If there ai...
by Jackson Monk
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 171593

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Well, my only issue with the version of CS on SP&S is that I never really liked the song that much anyway...in any version. Felt the same about Hidden Shame.
by Jackson Monk
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 171593

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Well, I'm not saying I can't appreciate other musical styles and there's lots about WUG that really really like. Besides EoB does have a really catchy chorus to offset the 'Elvo-Rap' :-) Ultimately I think it's a case of you like something or you don't. One should always respect another's view and I...
by Jackson Monk
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What music for your funeral?
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

Re: What music for your funeral?

Green Song or Birds will Still be Singing are the obvious choices....might go for Tramp the Dirt Down to be a contrary old git.
by Jackson Monk
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 171593

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Interesting discussion...although I am blown away by any criticism of Episode of Blonde (blaring, tiresome verses????....really?). The only think I can add to this debate is that the album lacks melody, which for me is what EC has always done best. Maybe, like ET, I am not that much into funk but th...
by Jackson Monk
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 375161

Re: What are you listening to right now?

I remember that conversation Otis. A great show that one! I was really disappointed with' Let's Change the World with Music' due to it's awful early 90s production values. This is bona fide great stuff from Paddy. I just love the man's gorgeous voice and his wonderful melodies. Have a listen to this...
by Jackson Monk
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 375161

Re: What are you listening to right now?

The new Prefab Sprout (Paddy on his own really) is absolutely superb....like he's never been away. I'm blown away that someone can make a record like this despite being half bind and three quarters deaf....and yet still sounding as beautiful as he did thirty years after the classic Steve McQueen (Th...
by Jackson Monk
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 171593

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

But did you get the Deluxe version? Hey, it's the return of Jackson Monk! Good to see you round here. Of course Otis! I admire the record much more that SP&S (which I found very hard to like) and it is more appealing than RIR and TDM, both of which I enjoyed but neither got into my heart in the...
by Jackson Monk
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243639

Re: Recently viewed films

invisible Pole wrote:Can't wait to see this one.
Reviews from Venice are more than enthusiastic.




Can't wait to see this!
by Jackson Monk
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 171593

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

I've had the album on rotation since it arrived and I concur that the new tracks interest most. I love Tripwire but it has been waking my head up at 3am which is not helpful. Overall, I see it as an interesting addition to his catalogue which I may return to periodically. However, it does seem like ...
by Jackson Monk
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 1984, Goodbye Cruel World sleevenote
Replies: 17
Views: 6890

Re: 1984, Goodbye Cruel World sleevenote

I agree. For me, this was unfairly maligned because it wasn't to the standard of what came before. It's got some great songs and some wonderful lyrics. Worthless Thing, Home Truth, Deportee Club, The Comedians, Inch by Inch and Peace in Our Time are all great songs.
by Jackson Monk
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Case for Song: "Pretty Words"
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: A Case for Song: "Pretty Words"

I haven't looked at the lyrics since I bought 'The Singing Dictionary' in the mid 80s and it's amusing how much I'd got wrong. I always assumed that he sang But there's not much choice (there's not much choice (repeated) Between a cruel man and a jealous boy However, in my opinion one of my mistakes...
by Jackson Monk
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Elvis Costello - In Motion Pictures', Nov. '12
Replies: 56
Views: 12795

Re: 'Elvis Costello - In Motion Pictures', Nov. '12

Normally I don't pay any attention to compilations and happily ignore the 1-2 'bonus' tracks usually tagged on as a lure for the hard-core. But I think this one is actually a rather canny compilation, inasmuch as I - a big fan but never a completist - don't have several of these songs in my collect...
by Jackson Monk
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: North (again)
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

North (again)

I have just got home from a night out. I have played North to end the evening. It's more beautiful than ever. If you don't get it....you have my sympathy. That is all. xxx
by Jackson Monk
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Your 10 favourite....Van the Man songs
Replies: 25
Views: 3769

Re: Your 10 favourite....Van the Man songs

Hymns to the Silence was the last album I really loved but Enlightenment ran it close.
by Jackson Monk
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243639

Re: Recently viewed films

Saw 'Woman in Black' tonight. Great spooky fun. Bring the kids!
by Jackson Monk
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Flip City
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Flip City

SoulForHire wrote:Surprisingly excellent? To me. they are just plain excellent.


Well, I hadn't hoped for much because they rarely get mentioned and I thought the quality of the recordings would be poor. That's why I was surprised. Cracking stuff.
by Jackson Monk
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Flip City
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Flip City

Last week I downloaded the Flip City demo and realised why I fell in love with EC's music all those years ago. Surprisingly excellent....
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