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by jardine
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

I'd be interested in who you think his target audience might be, e.g., with Look Now. Hard to imagine, for me at least, who it might be other than me/us, so to speak. But I don't have any idea, either, of how well his stuff sells.
by jardine
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

"Go for it if it floats your boat and don’t worry if it doesn’t." Perhaps this should have read "Go for it if it floats your boat and don’t worry if it don’t." One might then say, however, "spare us the theatrics and the verbal gymnastics," which, of course, puts us rig...
by jardine
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

i actually like elvis's artwork and am glad to have more of it
by jardine
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

Whose greed, though? Those who impose import duties on an object you can only get by importing it? Elvis? his label? This is, no doubt about it, an extravagant thing. And it looks like there is elaborate art work, etc. involved. It is all expensively done...i hope so, anyway for the price being char...
by jardine
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

I agree, Hawksmoor. Different formats, etc., is one thing. But making music out of reach is another. And it may have come to this in order to survive in the weirdly scattered world of music making. Luckily (but unfortunately also) there will be "other" ways once the new stuff is released. ...
by jardine
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

i wonder if the four songs are those that were mentioned in the CD thread a while back -- was it a Japanese pressing or something...can't quite recall? (sorry, don't know how to search except scroll through too many pages in that thread...) found it Everyone’s Playing House The Lovers That Never Wer...
by jardine
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1465
Views: 493364

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

cliff sims (team of vipers) played on by pump it up
by jardine
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC praises John Sebastian
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: EC praises John Sebastian

And what a song to cover. I think that The Room Nobody Lived In was the flip side of She's a Lady, a later solo single on Kama Sutra?
by jardine
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

to tell the truth, i just bought a new one because i found the l.n. cd so harsh to listen to and, well, 'flat' -- no depth of field so to speak (on earphones it was okay, on the $8000 system, brash and loud, and if i turned it down, too quiet...very strange) and i kept reading about technical stuff ...
by jardine
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

yep, one and two switched, three and four switched, etc
by jardine
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

i've got to admit that as someone raised on 'singles' and flip sides (she's a woman!), that list looks utterly delicious (look now! i'm the sort of sucker this is for I guess??). some old memory trace of two songs back to back. getting very very brief memory rushes of waiting for the 'next' single o...
by jardine
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22
Replies: 39
Views: 2474

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

hmm. l.n. plus bonus cd = 16 therefore could = eight two sided 45s. I get it, though. We don't need this, so hopefully it is either a waste of money and just ignorable or a beautiful thing...thinking of two sides of 45 sleeves with lots more space for himself's art...
by jardine
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums

"I mean, how can you have an artist who recorded King of America, but King of America doesn't make his Top Five? How do you have an artists who's recorded Mighty Like a Rose, Spike and Look Now, but none of them make his Top Ten? Ridiculous. A timely reminder, on New Year's Eve, of just how ama...
by jardine
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums

this is waaaaay harder to do that i thought i was going to be (I'm going to hate myself in the morning)


look now
north
painted from memory
get happy

and one more...stay tuned
by jardine
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 55436

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

seems that there are more side projects than non-side. doesn't that make the imposters the side project? just kidding, of course, but e.c. has always been a bit of a strange case...one reason we love him, of course (and are sometimes frustrated or surprised or, etc.).
by jardine
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 55436

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I remember quite clearly how painful it was back in 2010 for National Ransom to seem to disappear without hardly a trace of recognition and how that disappearance, I'm embarrassed to say, slowly eroded some of my own love of it (it really is time I pulled NR out again). I recall some speculation her...
by jardine
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 55436

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

All these rankings are encouraging, but can someone remind me of how this compares to e.c.'s other releases, say, since 2000? Are these exceptionally good, average, normal, worse??? my uninformed impression is that this better than 'usual'???
by jardine
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 55436

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

What?! No Arlene Francis? No Dorothy Kilgallen? How can this be?!

:| BTW, what years did it run?
by jardine
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 55436

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

and, in terms of era, maybe a hint of that TV show where Jimmie ended up with blindfolded panelists
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by jardine
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 19
Views: 2487

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

utter poetry He had great air and the show was flawless. Or maybe I was drunk. beautiful (interesting post as well) his songs certainly are sometimes just bulging with words and ideas and points of view and baits and switches. even something simply like the backstage assistant being warned not to te...
by jardine
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 19
Views: 2487

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

i do understand the characterizations of e.c. re: sinatra, but some of the things you mentioned might just as easily be seen as characteristics of his (that he has got quite good at using) rather than simply failures to be something/someone else. there's lots of a sort of subtlety on looknow, i think.
by jardine
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway
Replies: 90
Views: 39263

Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

And the scenes of reminiscence of the old days can include the dance numbers that e.c. keeps saying that producer folks want. . . could even include numbers from 1978/9, pogoing and stage-diving to old e.c. tunes! this is too easy!! so part of the arc could be the ennui of having been young and swea...
by jardine
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 55436

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Sugar! Yes, absolutely top tier and I agree, 40+ years into a career and having a career equal, if not career best, is just such a lovely thing. Welcome. It is so interesting how a new arrival like this cascades back through the whole forty years, turning some songs into precedents, highlight this a...

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