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by jardine
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

we'll need to switch soon to 'are there 3 worse'. there'll be little to choose from. ain't that great!!
by jardine
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

agreed. and "opening salvo" is exactly the right term, too, for these three
by jardine
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

don't look now
burnt sugar is so bitter
stripping paper

or

you left me in the dark
someone took the words away
when did i stop dreaming?
by jardine
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35732

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

speaking of the atlantic, some of us live 'up north' and still, at least in ceremonial practice, have the queen as the head of our government... i hope the boys had a good chat.r
by jardine
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35732

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

well, yes, while one person, up on a step and in uniform, is placing an order of the british empire on the chest of another. i'm sure the conversation was pleasant enough; both ec and the prince [he is a prince can be quite convivial. But it takes all i can muster to see it as just a conversation be...
by jardine
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35732

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

love to know what happened between pic one and two. elvis' face got quizzical? sad? nostalgic? and there is something so odd about charles standing up a step..."highness" indeed. yuck. difficult to imagine one person calling another that without gagging a bit....
by jardine
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!
Replies: 48
Views: 12791

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

made the same mistake myself for a second
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and yes, hand gesture

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by jardine
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!
Replies: 48
Views: 12791

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

is this " blow your mind" thing related to this "New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!""? and are these this??? spanish language remixes? is this and this that? if so, i'll give it a listen, and it could be intriguing to hear...
by jardine
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!
Replies: 48
Views: 12791

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

so is this blow your mind thing related to this? "New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!"
by jardine
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!
Replies: 48
Views: 12791

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

from the interview

"we've got things coming . . .we've got something that will blow your mind if i told you what it was." I'm ready! and so glad for this grammy nod...great interview
by jardine
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: With who will Imposters U.S.A. double bill this summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

Re: With who will Imposters U.S.A. double bill this summer?

i'm w. sulky, too. reason is that the touring seems -- to someone nowhere near any venues -- stuck a bit, and i'd love to see him do a real, risky, exploratory venture of some sort, stretch out, etc. basically, tear into something a bit, raise a welt instead of tours of what seems, from a distance, ...
by jardine
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1538
Views: 671843

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

elvis punch the clock era? apologies for the fact that the picture is of a current crime scene in the US, but the resemblance is amazing.
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by jardine
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy 26th December - from Elvis
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Re: Happy 26th December - from Elvis

thanks for posting these
by jardine
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Charm School
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Charm School

hiding place, posted elsewhere, sounded flat as well. i do find this more common that not w. live recordings. have put it down to the acoustics of the recordings themselves, but maybe not...on hiding place, once the background singers chimed in it got corrected [or buried]
by jardine
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 8795

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

"Could it be that in the eyes of the general public, Elvis Costello *is* marmite? :D" Oh, my, well, yes, there it is. Funny, but a good call. The rest is just details... Okay, so, EC: as per the Internet [and not personal experience] yeasty, salty, smoky, mushroomy, powerful. "Like a ...
by jardine
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 8795

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

"Could it be that in the eyes of the general public, Elvis Costello *is* marmite? :D"

oh, my, well, yes, there it is. funny, but a good call. the rest is just details...
by jardine
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 8795

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Okay, so, Marmite. Something both really loved and really not. I'm thinking about what might be Elvis' FIRST Marmite...Almost Blue, I suppose? What would be next? Punch the Clock and Goodbye Cruel World were both limp enough to not count, I think. Certainly Juliet, North, Il Sogno [although with thi...
by jardine
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35732

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Brilliant and clear as day. Thank you.
by jardine
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New EC track "I'll Still Love You" on "Johnny Cash: Forever Words"
Replies: 22
Views: 11952

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

"I remembered my other Johnny Cash setting, 'If You Love Me' and we cut the song in a single take, adding only Steve Nieve’s Hammond organ and the electric guitar and background vocal parts which I dubbed in a small studio on Sullivan Street, NYC. " listening to this again this morning fro...
by jardine
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35732

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

"It seems to me that underlying your complaint is that EC is not treating this honor with the seriousness you feel it deserves." It equally seems to me that EC is not treating his qualms about the honour with the seriousness they deserve. Song lyric posting feels like nothing more than fli...
by jardine
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35732

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

did a message get posted and removed????
by jardine
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35732

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Conversations about accepting honours from the 'Empire' are worth discussing, clarifying, worth hearing many voices, sides, etc. This isn't just a 'life choice' but a choice ABOUT something in which we are all complicit one way or another. If he has elected to graciously accept, I THINK HE HAS MADE...
by jardine
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35732

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Conversations about accepting honours from the 'Empire' are worth discussing, clarifying, worth hearing many voices, sides, etc. This isn't just a 'life choice' but a choice ABOUT something in which we are all complicit one way or another.
by jardine
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 169493

Re: Look Now , October 2018

mojo, my sincere apologies if i made you feel bad. Stop whining! . . . okay, apologies a few days later for being so, well, whiny. what i meant to say is that i don't think that any of us were simply whining but were trying to figure out what has happening, why it was happening, where the trouble/fa...

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