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by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play The Roundhouse, London July 6 2016
Replies: 93
Views: 12913

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play The Roundhouse, London July 6 2016

I was there too, but sorry I didn't get to see you VG and Sulky. I picked up my tickets at.6.30 and there were already a few diehards queuing at the door. I met up with my London-resident son and went to a rather busy La Porchetta just along the road for a nice bit of pizza, but they were so busy I ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play The Roundhouse, London July 6 2016
Replies: 93
Views: 12913

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play The Roundhouse, London July 6 2016

I remember Black Sails in the Sunset very well, so I guess that means I was at the 27th one. First time I'd heard it, great introduction. I enjoyed the roughness of the venue. I also recall Distorted Angel with Chelsea sung over it toward the end. Worked nicely. One thing I had totally forgotten was...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book about Elvis , in Spanish
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: New book about Elvis , in Spanish

Muy interesante. The title = 'The Man Who Would be King'. Literally 'the man who could have ruled', but that's what the film's called. I think the back cover might have been a better choice of image for the front: https://elviscostellorey.wordpress.com The author is a journalist who maintains two mu...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun May 01, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC 'This Much I Know' in UK's The Observer, Sunday May 1st 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

EC 'This Much I Know' in UK's The Observer, Sunday May 1st 2016

Well blow me down if it ain't Elvis gracing the Observer's regular Sunday magazine feature 'This Much I Know'. The biggest revelation here is his love of curling! This media blitz is to tie in with the Palladium shows, plugged in the footnote. Hope they're good. Photo same Mary McCartney as back cov...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun May 01, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 393183

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Case/Lang/Veirs. Holy trinity of female talent. I've been into all 3 over the years, but chiefly Laura V in recent years whose July Flame album from c. 6 years back is a cracker. Just listened to three off the album on YouTube and it's all great. Hope they tour in Europe.
by Otis Westinghouse
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

Otis, I hope this further whets your appetite for the new Miles bio-pic- it sure boosted my already considerable interest. Indeed, and also confirmed that it is the only one of the two I will seek out! The fact that the Baker film is described as not a film about music but about heroin addiction ju...
by Otis Westinghouse
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

Good link and interesting all round, you've got me wanting to see it. Well done Cheadle for being original about it. Interesting too that he was 'destined' to play the part.
by Otis Westinghouse
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

Good to know you're no great Chet enthusiast. Ethan Hawke was excellent in Boyhood (love that scene with Wilco's Hate It Here in the car as he explains the words to his son!), and I can easily see him as Chet. I am more interested in the film now. The Miles one does sound really interesting, especia...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

Glad you dug it too. Is it just me that finds Chet Baker remarkably uninteresting? I like his solo on Shipbuilding well enough, but I don't go for his singing at all and I couldn't stomach Let's Get Lost , the film. In fact the opening scene had me reaching for fast forward, which I applied to reduc...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: To the XTC fans
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: To the XTC fans

Quick search reveals this interview and quote: Q: XTC's 1986 album Skylarking was your most gruelling production job, right? TR: I would say probably true. But that's the price of admission. You never know what's going to happen. I try not to dwell too long on the horrible things Andy [Partridge] sa...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

No refs to Spotlight here? Somewhat old school, but a cracking film telling a powerful story. Well done from start to finish. Also enjoyed Hail, Caesar! though it's pretty lightweight stuff. As ever, they realise it perfectly and with a stellar cast. Clooney is perfect as a Buzz Lightyearesque dimwi...
by Otis Westinghouse
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 61441

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

Really enjoyed that article and YouTube link. A recording mic fetishist's dream article! As an amateur drummer I was fascinated by the details from T-Bone of playing the kick drum softly, beater bouncing off the drum head for resonance - these are issues I've been thinking about a lot and finding th...
by Otis Westinghouse
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

A better bet than Dirty Grandpa, then? I saw another 'little' film this weekend, Rams, an Icelandic film. Good on the local arts cinema for showing this, which has had good reviews over here, and was pretty well attended considering. Two brothers living in a remote valley in north east Iceland have ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"
Replies: 23
Views: 4707

Re: 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"

Well it's now past the 17th anniversary and UMDI made me listen to it again for the first time in years. I played it quite a bit at the time of release, and loved certain of the songs, but have always found the recording something of a letdown. The strained high voice we've commented on here and els...
by Otis Westinghouse
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

Hmmm, may have to pass on Joy but wow is The Revenant worth seeing. Great description of the opening by you there but I don't really agree about it being too one note, I found very well-paced and powerful in its story-telling. I was gripped to the end, the time flew by. It's one of the best evocatio...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

Dying to see Haynes' Mildred Pierce now too (which awaits on DVD) Can I just say how utterly fabulous the Todd Haynes Mildred Pierce was? Kate Winslet was amazing. The whole production was superb. Dying to see the Joan Crawford noir original film again, even if it is hugely different in content fro...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 524
Views: 100927

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

And of course the wonderful Green guested on I Wanna Be Loved. There was a rumour for years on one of the Costello sites that the two were planning some sort of collaboration, but clearly nothing happened. I note that they did share a bill in 2010: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concer...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

Dying to see Haynes' Mildred Pierce now too (which awaits on DVD) Can I just say how utterly fabulous the Todd Haynes Mildred Pierce was? Kate Winslet was amazing. The whole production was superb. Dying to see the Joan Crawford noir original film again, even if it is hugely different in content fro...
by Otis Westinghouse
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 524
Views: 100927

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Pads, paws, pads, paws and claws!
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 524
Views: 100927

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

I sold my shop and am in the process of developing something else. That will take a few months. Interesting news, John, The world's first Museum of Elvis Costello? If you get as far as creating such an index (and it's good to see a few of us are pining for one), I'd be very to give it a full check ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 253419

Re: Recently viewed films

Carol was wonderful. Brilliantly directed, filed, acted, set, and a totally engrossing story. the kind of film you see once and want to see again. Interesting that the two films I've been most impressed by this year (this & Brooklyn) are both set in the same place in the same decade. Dying to se...
by Otis Westinghouse
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 524
Views: 100927

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Has he said as much re the index? Odd if so, to my mind.
by Otis Westinghouse
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 524
Views: 100927

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

No sympathy sought, but I simply don't accept the argument that a print index isn't needed because you can search digitally in another format. They're two separate things. A publisher doesn't expect people to buy in two formats, and should service the formats they're selling to equally. In my index ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 524
Views: 100927

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Not sure how a reference can be clear but not explicit? Sure, indexing is a skill, publishers hire specialised people for it, but like all editing, it's a matter of making choices and sticking by them. It doesn't bother me in the least that Costello uses American spelling and vocabulary, as long as ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 524
Views: 100927

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

I hope for the paperback edition they fork out enough to correct the annoyingly frequent typos in the book. It's a bugbear of mine as someone who's worked in publishing for 27 years, but why a publisher of the status of Penguin Viking can't send a book of this stature out 'clean' is beyond me. They ...

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