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by Stuart Gardner
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Girls Girls Girls mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 4884

Re: A Girls Girls Girls mystery

Thanks for alerting me to this!
And just in time, apparently.
by Stuart Gardner
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 171676

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

sweetest punch, thanks very much for bringing this to my attention, and for quoting some highlights. I'm eager to hear the whole thing.
Thanks again!
by Stuart Gardner
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Essential bootlegs/ Getting started with boots/ General advice
Replies: 14
Views: 6695

Re: Essential bootlegs/ Getting started with boots/ General advice

stricttime81, many thanks!
What a superb set list he delivered that night. Soundboard quality, too!
Very much appreciated.
by Stuart Gardner
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Essential bootlegs/ Getting started with boots/ General advice
Replies: 14
Views: 6695

Essential bootlegs/ Getting started with boots/ General advice

Suppose - and this is purely hypothetical, of course - suppose someone (let's call him Steven Gibson) wanted to start building a good Elvis Costello bootleg collection. Maybe he's finally zeroing in on his goal of being a (sort of) completist of legitimate releases, but he's never explored the world...
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Girls Girls Girls mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 4884

Re: A Girls Girls Girls mystery

I see now that I actually only Googled this much of the quote (as an exact phrase in the advanced options): My lady said, the baby's dead Which does find only this forum: https://www.google.com/search?q=+%22My+lady+said,+the+baby%27s+dead%22&source=lmns&safe=images&hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwi...
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Girls Girls Girls mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 4884

Re: A Girls Girls Girls mystery

Well, that's one mystery that was put to bed in short fashion! jardine, GetHappy!!, Top balcony, erey and Man out of Time, I thank all of you. And now another mystery, although I'm not nearly so interested in this one... why doesn't Google recognize "My lady said, 'The baby's dead'" as bel...
by Stuart Gardner
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Girls Girls Girls mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 4884

A Girls Girls Girls mystery

First, I had to choose between replying to a thread that's been inactive for 13 years, or linking to it. Not knowing which option the mods would prefer, I'll link to it. Let me know if I should have taken the other route. I was reading EC's liner notes to Girls Girls Girls last night, and in comment...
by Stuart Gardner
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 3243

Re: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine

This was my website! Thanks for remembering it. The song came first, thought it was the most obscure song I could've picked, or close to it, at the time. He had recorded it for a TV movie, played the demo on Irish radio (my cousin taped it for me) and I also had a bootleg of a concert in Italy wher...
by Stuart Gardner
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 3243

Re: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine

And No Coffee Table and Man out of Time, thanks very much. I'm grateful to both of you for the information and for the links. Then the site Bright Blue Times predated the song, meaning Costello actually titled a work using a fan's coinage. If not quite an endorsement, it's at least a nod of recognit...
by Stuart Gardner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 3243

Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine

I didn't imagine it, did I? There was such a thing, wasn't there? I'm more than a little surprised that I can't find anything about it on the web; all I see are references to the song. I was hoping it was still being published. I wanted to subscribe, or to buy back issues... but I'm not finding any...
by Stuart Gardner
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Brodskys U.K. tour '09 -some jumbled thoughts - 10 years ago today
Replies: 12
Views: 7987

Re: Elvis/Brodskys U.K. tour '09 -some jumbled thoughts

Please forgive me for asking about a different year (1993), but I was listening to Live at New York Town Hall last night, and wondering about the appreciative laughter from the audience during that outstanding performance of "God Only Knows." They aren't laughing at the performers, of cou...
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 14416

Re: 'Under Lime'

Poor desperate Jimmy is so skilled at pretending to care about the women he wants to lay that "He asked her boyfriend's name, then her whole family tree," and, as usual, he gets what he thinks he wants. But it's another hollow, unsatisfactory win. Keep telling the women you leave in your w...
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Who's the kid with E.C. on the Brutal Youth album cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 2430

Who's the kid with E.C. on the Brutal Youth album cover?

I've never known, and this has always irked me because I suspect it's something most serious fans knew years ago.
Thanks.
by Stuart Gardner
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello's writing a book?
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: Costello's writing a book?

Thanks a lot, guys!
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello's writing a book?
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Costello's writing a book?

I've always loved Costello's prose. His liner notes are models of fine writing, so I was very pleased to read, in Odile W. Husband's interview with him on the National Ransom site, that he's at work on a book. I'm possibly the last person here to know about this. What do we know about the project? ...
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Why does Costello & Nieve feature The Long Honeymoon twice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Re: Why does Costello & Nieve feature The Long Honeymoon twi

Thanks a lot, TG; this sheds quite a bit of light on the subject. "Originally, it wasn't intended as a commercial release, rather as five separate promos to serve the markets in which each show was originally played." I hadn't known that. That's very interesting, and given that that's the...
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Why does Costello & Nieve feature The Long Honeymoon twice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Why does Costello & Nieve feature The Long Honeymoon twice?

This is something I've always wondered about. I love the Costello & Nieve box, and I love The Long Honeymoon, but I've never understood why they chose to feature two performances of the song. If the performances were very different from each other, or if Costello had changed the lyrics in one o...
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello on songfacts.com
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: Costello on songfacts.com

I won't be posting that question about The Bridge I Burned after all; I Googled and found what I was after on the songfacts entry for Pop Life by Prince. I had always remembered that Costello's song resulted from some sort of unpleasantness with Prince but the details had faded. From the Pop Life e...
by Stuart Gardner
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello on songfacts.com
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Costello on songfacts.com

I wasn't aware of songfacts until just now, so perhaps it will be new and of interest to some of you as well. I was searching for information on The Bridge I Burned. The site does not contain anything on that song, but thirty Costello songs are referenced here. I don't know yet whether most of thes...
by Stuart Gardner
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel
Replies: 6
Views: 3332

Re: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

You are most welcome, all.
I'm very glad these were of interest, and that my first use of mediafire succeeded.
by Stuart Gardner
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself to the group (my first post here)
Replies: 9
Views: 2636

Re: Introducing myself to the group (my first post here)

Thanks for the welcomes, all, and for National Ransack, Otis (you are PMd)!
No, no Elvis experiences to speak of other than thousands of thrilling hours listening to him.
by Stuart Gardner
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel
Replies: 6
Views: 3332

Costello's song-by-song comments on When I Was Cruel

Hello, all. A short time ago I placed my first post on this forum, introducing myself as a new member. Because I'm new to the party (to this forum, not to Costello) I thought I'd bring a small gift, so I've uploaded something to mediafire for the benefit of anyone who doesn't already have it. When ...
by Stuart Gardner
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Introducing myself to the group (my first post here)
Replies: 9
Views: 2636

Introducing myself to the group (my first post here)

Greetings, all. I thought I'd make my first post here a fast word of introduction. My name is Stuart Gardner and I'm a fifty year old Costello fanatic living in Savannah, Georgia. I've followed the man's career avidly since shortly after the release of his debut album, so why I've waited this long ...

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