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by docinwestchester
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The new 'major key' songs
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: The new 'major key' songs

We he said that, this lyric immediately came to my mind: Monday morning, I just got home Six and the birds are singing I need a drink and my clothes are wet Ooh, and my ears are still ringing There's a rock and roll singer boppin' on the TV He used to be a preacher, but now he sings in a major key A...
by docinwestchester
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.
Replies: 8
Views: 734

John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_066dEkycr4#t=18m48s

I figured this will resonate with some folks here. I don't really get it, but John is passionate!
by docinwestchester
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 65402

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/status/1239501074479878145?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Elvis Costello @ElvisCostello 11 u “Goodbye Cruel World” doesn’t seem to be such a good gag anymore. Though it is hard to feel the end is nigh on this glorious day. “Homeward Bound” Ti...
by docinwestchester
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4192

Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

I had to look up the meaning of "purple patch." I never heard that before. What's the origin?
by docinwestchester
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Usher Hall, Edinburgh, March 10, 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 5811

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Usher Hall, Edinburgh, March 10, 2020

bronxapostle wrote:Ask Elvis for a bus ride!!


Yeah, you guys deserve at least a seat on that bus, if not a bed.
by docinwestchester
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & the Imposters play City Hall, Sheffield, 7th March 2020.
Replies: 35
Views: 5911

Re: Elvis & the Imposters play City Hall, Sheffield, 7th March 2020.

sulky lad wrote:Hip restricted shuffles !!
Cheeky bastard , I was leading the way with a funky soul groove that made Kitten weep with envy :shock: :wink:


Pretty impressive for a middle-aged punter.
by docinwestchester
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Cait has a couple of shows coming up with fellow Pogue Spider Stacy, in New Orleans, Dec. 18
Replies: 165
Views: 135831

Re: Cait has a couple of shows coming up with fellow Pogue Spider Stacy, in New Orleans, Dec. 18

Interview with Cait includes: You co-wrote about a handful of songs with Elvis Costello when you were with him, on albums like King of America , Blood & Chocolate , Spike and Mighty Like a Rose . Are any of those songs close to you or songs you’d like to perform? No. How much of a co-writer was...
by docinwestchester
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 Years Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 16565

Re: 40 Years Ago

chickendinna wrote:While I wouldn't call it Bowie's best work or even upper tier Bowie, I certainly wouldn't call it misguided either.


I think it's underrated, but most Bowie fans vehemently dislike it.
Same for Pin Ups, which I enjoy.
by docinwestchester
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 Years Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 16565

Re: 40 Years Ago

Is Young Americans really misguided? I respectfully disagree.
by docinwestchester
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Suomenlinnan Studio, Finland, February 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 3610

Re: Elvis in Suomenlinnan Studio, Finland, February 2020

sweetest punch wrote:These studios are situated in Paris: https://www.lesstudiossaintgermain.com/

Revolution #9??


9th album of some sort?
by docinwestchester
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!
Replies: 48
Views: 12938

Re: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!

https://mobile.twitter.com/ElvisCostello/status/1221918088037224448 The way we feel now. A gas to meet Son and his Mom and Dad. A proud day for fathers and sons and grandsons #theimposters #anderson .paak #@ElvisCostello https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPUgBQWU0AACQJX?format=jpg&name=medium Wow - E...
by docinwestchester
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!
Replies: 48
Views: 12938

Re: Look Now nominated for Grammy!

FAVEHOUR wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyyZBK8k228

post -win interview


That's a great interview. Congrats Elvis!
by docinwestchester
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London Meet Up - Saturday 25th January 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 5011

Re: London Meet Up - Saturday 25th January 2020

Wish..... There is a quote about prophets and large hills but I'll probably offend someone if I quote it so I'll just say .................................. One day, BA for sure if not here then over there :D !! Yes, the NYC crew will host all of you guys when you come to New York. We were happy to...
by docinwestchester
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 67
Views: 17384

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

'Unprecedented'... 'based on'... So if it's unprecedented, it won't be loads of alternate takes, cos we've had that. Maybe it's a live album taken from on the 'Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers' tour? Wasn't "The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook" a live album? Not unprecedent...
by docinwestchester
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bob Geldof sang PLU last night at The Rainforest Fund benefit show in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Bob Geldof sang PLU last night at The Rainforest Fund benefit show in NYC

Starts at 8:27 and is abruptly cut off 20 seconds later. I can't find a full version on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/v/EKVfi4QzSQ8
by docinwestchester
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters, Chicago IL, November 22, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3720

Re: Elvis & Imposters, Chicago IL, November 22, 2019

Man out of Time wrote:TicketB*****d is not telling us which seats are sold or unsold


I noticed they did the same thing for the Port Chester shows. They wouldn't show the seat map. Weird.
by docinwestchester
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 10144

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019

Night 2 thoughts: EC's vocals were definitely rougher vs Night 1. Keeping the set lengths under 2 hours is a good idea if he's going to sustain a full tour at a high level. I was looking forward to hearing Charm School, but it really was a mess vocally at the start. On the plus side, he played Photo...
by docinwestchester
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 10144

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019

maxrocker59 wrote:I also was disappointed that he only played a few mega-hits, again 3 fewer than the night before. Am I the only one that feels that way?


Yes, most likely. He has to play the hits, but we as a group tend to like the rarities. The more obscure the better.
by docinwestchester
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 10144

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019

Steve played a snippet of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" at the end of From A Whisper to a Scream.
by docinwestchester
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 10144

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019

Elvis at the Cap, always a treat. Some observations: 1. I really like the current arrangement of Strict Time, the opener. Much more than the standard album version I heard live in 2011. He slows it down and adds the female vocals for a really beautiful effect. I believe that Davey does the vocal arr...
by docinwestchester
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Opening Acts on Fall Tour?
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: Opening Acts on Fall Tour?

No opening act. Elvis hits the stage within 10 minutes of the scheduled start time, so be in your seat at 8:00 PM sharp tonight.
by docinwestchester
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis writes about Linda Ronstadt
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

Re: Elvis writes about Linda Ronstadt

Damn she nails that ending in the Party Girl video.

That's a really heartfelt and insightful essay by EC.

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