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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: 38
Views: 4370

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: 38
Views: 4370

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: 38
Views: 4370

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: 38
Views: 4370

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: 312

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: 7
Views: 497

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.
by docinwestchester
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now nominated for Grammy?
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Look Now nominated for Grammy?

The nominations will be announced November 20, according to this article:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... ammys-2020
by docinwestchester
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

"Party Party", while hated by most, does have some fans:

http://www.nosuchthingaswas.com/2011/02 ... party.html
by docinwestchester
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis receives Lifetime Achievement Honor from Americana Music Association, Sept 11 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 3152

Re: Elvis receives Lifetime Achievement Honor from Americana Music Association

"A live video stream of the 2019 Honors & Awards show will be webcast via NPRMusic.org, while live audio simulcasts of the show will be available via SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, and on Nashville area terrestrial radio stations: WRLT (100.1 FM), WSM (650 AM) and WMOT (89.5 FM)." https:/...
by docinwestchester
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis receives Lifetime Achievement Honor from Americana Music Association, Sept 11 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 3152

Re: Elvis receives Lifetime Achievement Honor from Americana Music Association

verbal gymnastics wrote:It would be great if Elvis duetted with any of these!


Brandi, for sure, will share the stage with Elvis at some point. I hope.
by docinwestchester
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1517
Views: 604706

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

verbal gymnastics wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/03/alan-johnson-interview-jeremy-corbyn-boris-johnson-elvis-costello?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


Seems like a cool guy.
by docinwestchester
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, July 27, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3508

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, July 27, 2019

And I must be totally out of the loop, was that truly a new song (which EC said he just wrote) played before “PL&U”? DON'T KNOW, WASN'T THERE. any lyric or other clue for us? If he said that, probably true. I HOPE SO. thanks Mea culpa, I misunderstood what he said until I just watched the video...
by docinwestchester
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 27th July
Replies: 32
Views: 5892

Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

So Bruce was a no-show?
by docinwestchester
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

The current arrangement of I Can't Stand Up/High Fidelity is really good! I know it's in every show and looks very ho-hum when reading the setlist, but man it kicks ass in the live setting. Kitten and Briana's vocals are especially strong here.
by docinwestchester
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Washington July 26, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Washington July 26, 2019

The Anthem looks like an amazing venue. Hope someone can report back on this.
by docinwestchester
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

Sorry, don't know what you mean about Asbury show mention here Eugene. M/M Hush was a highlight that night for me too. And doc.... when you can get the exact wording of the EC mention regarding Morrissey verbatim, i would love to read it. I am pretty certain he jumbled the wording of what he meant ...
by docinwestchester
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

EC: "I'm gonna play you a new song now. This comes from a show called Face in the Crowd. It's gonna be on the stage in New York next year. Y'all gonna come see it?"

Is this an official announcement?
by docinwestchester
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

EC: "So how ya been? It's good to be back. We're so pleased to be here in Forest Hills and not in Forest Lawn. On the way here we were trying to think what songs would be appropriate for a night like tonight. My early career on the pro tennis circuit has gone unrecorded in song. So we thought m...
by docinwestchester
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 4370

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

Of course ba and I will represent! The Cap is a 20 minute drive from my house. I've been to dozens of shows there, including all of Elvis'.
by docinwestchester
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS ANNOUNCE UPCOMING FALL TOUR
Replies: 46
Views: 8985

Re: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS ANNOUNCE UPCOMING FALL TOUR

verbal gymnastics wrote:And the chances of any UK dates this year are...


Slim to none. Why does he hate you guys so much?

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