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by redsfan720
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC on The Colbert Report, March 8, 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3323

Re: EC on The Colbert Report, March 8, 2012

Thanks for posting this. Pretty neat stuff.

Elvis and Colbert are getting along famously these days. If you're going to have a friend high up in the business, Colbert seems like a pretty darn good one to have.
by redsfan720
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: all this useless beauty: vinyl
Replies: 9
Views: 2850

Re: all this useless beauty: vinyl

The only vinyl copy currently for sale on Discogs is selling for about $41 USD (plus shipping). It's shipping from a seller in Germany who says it's in near mint condition. The listing if anyone is interested: http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=1931021&ev=rb I'd spring for it but I have...
by redsfan720
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Top 25
Replies: 39
Views: 11808

Re: The Top 25

Stumbled across this thread in a search and figured it could use a bump. For each of us I'm sure there are personal and very circumstantial reasons we attach ourselves to certain songs, recordings or performances so I won't try to explain my choices. I will try to put them in chronological order, an...
by redsfan720
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: best ballad?
Replies: 16
Views: 6421

Re: best ballad?

Love your analysis of a song very moving and evocative. I'm partial to another another ballad from the same era—if you could call it a ballad, which I think I would—in Why Can't a Man Stand Alone? Examining man's relationship with himself and the burdens of society, and weighing it against how he co...
by redsfan720
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Other artists' songs that remind you of EC
Replies: 26
Views: 8163

Re: Other artists' songs that remind you of EC

I was listening to the new album by indie punk band Bomb the Music Industry (I'm a huge fan) and was struck by how much their song "Vocal Coach" sounds like something out of This Year's Model or Armed Forces. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izdScR05MBg Are there any other songs from other ...
by redsfan720
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis lines through Bad Translator
Replies: 13
Views: 4213

Re: Elvis lines through Bad Translator

the_platypus wrote:I love the internet.


Don't we all?
by redsfan720
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis lines through Bad Translator
Replies: 13
Views: 4213

Re: Elvis lines through Bad Translator

Oh, this is fantastic. The Other Side of Summer The sun struggles up, another beautiful day And I felt glad in my own suspicious way became: Its success Beyond Belief I might make it California's fault Be locked in Geneva's deepest vault Just like the canals of Mars and the Great Barrier Reef I come...
by redsfan720
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The wonder of the game!
Replies: 111
Views: 52772

Re: The wonder of the game!

We lost a good one today. Funny you mention his sheer infectious love of the game. MLB.com posted this clip today of Carter's last at bat. Among other great details—Harry Caray's perfect call, the fact that the ball sailed just over the glove of one Andre Dawson, that it was a go-ahead hit—his react...
by redsfan720
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: How 'bout them Grammys?
Replies: 11
Views: 4740

Re: How 'bout them Grammys?

Prefer to save my money and put it towards a good ballgame later in the season as pitchers and catchers begin to report to camps in less than a week's time. I'm with you on that. I'm hoping to put together enough to make a road trip to Houston this summer to see the Reds play in that pretty ballpar...
by redsfan720
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: How 'bout them Grammys?
Replies: 11
Views: 4740

Re: How 'bout them Grammys?

McCartney's new material was insipid-flat out boring and if that is indicative of the rest of the new album it would seem to be a big waste of money and time. I checked out the tracklist and it appears that the song he sang was one of only a few original tunes on the album. The rest are Tin Pan All...
by redsfan720
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: How 'bout them Grammys?
Replies: 11
Views: 4740

Re: How 'bout them Grammys?

Don't disagree with a whole lot said here. In the Beach Boys tribute, I thought Maroon 5 was quite a bit better than Foster the People. I think Maroon 5 is a better band than their recent singles lead on. They aren't great, but they're very good at what they do, and what they do can sometimes be fai...
by redsfan720
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 400230

Re: New Gig Thread

I can't contain my childish excitement:

I just bought tickets to see Weird Al for my first time. The show is May 6.
by redsfan720
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 429604

Re: Recently viewed films

Take the Money and Run is a classic. Bananas is pretty good too. Bananas is on the queue for tonight, as a matter of fact. I've decided I'm going to watch each Allen film in its order of release. It'll take a while, and I'll see more than a few movies I'd already seen before, but I think it'll be w...
by redsfan720
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis On SNL
Replies: 23
Views: 7605

Re: Elvis On SNL

Anybody know of a place I could see the '91 performances now that they've been pulled from Vimeo? I've been on a big MLAR kick this week and would love to see them.
by redsfan720
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 429604

Re: Recently viewed films

I just saw Woody Allen's first written- and directed-by film last night. "Take the Money and Run." I understand it's the first widely released film to use the mockumentary format. It was truly hilarious. It was made 42 years ago and all of the comedy still holds up. It's pure slapstick, an...
by redsfan720
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Repeat of World Cafe interviews on NPR
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

Re: Repeat of World Cafe interviews on NPR

Great stuff. Thank you for this.
by redsfan720
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 755384

Re: What are you listening to right now?

First, let me tip my hat to Christopher's citation of Jill Barber. This world-class artist is so neglected that she is reduced to doing gigs in my obscure little chunk of suburban Vancouver and toiling in the dubious vineyards of what's called 'CanCon' (i.e., government-subsidized Canadian culture)...
by redsfan720
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello's Armed Forces (33 1/3) - Franklin Bruno
Replies: 28
Views: 22849

Re: Elvis Costello's Armed Forces (33 1/3) - Franklin Bruno

I finally got around to reading the book, and it is excellent. It's given me a renewed appreciation for what the album accomplished; partially because I learned so much about its backdrop and some of the more specific musical nuances, and partially because what I was able to recall so much of my per...
by redsfan720
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beyond Belief (Give & Take Remix)
Replies: 21
Views: 6326

Re: Beyond Belief (Give & Take Remix)

cwr wrote:Yes, that's me. I did that.

It's particularly fun on headphones, I think, and is more fun than listening to "Land Of Give And Take" on its own...


Well done. Thanks for this.
by redsfan720
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beyond Belief (Give & Take Remix)
Replies: 21
Views: 6326

Re: Beyond Belief (Give & Take Remix)

Oh, this is great. I had a ton of fun listening to this.

I was never too much of a fan of the "Give and Take," um, take. This is a pretty cool exercise, though.
by redsfan720
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis
Replies: 182
Views: 48314

Re: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis - Oscar nomination?

The song from The Muppets was pretty fantastic. I saw the film and would have understood if any of its original songs were nominated, especially the one chosen. Very clever. Apt enough for the younger audience for which the movie was partially intended, and oddly moving enough for the adults that co...
by redsfan720
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 755384

Re: What are you listening to right now?

This Wilco iTunes Session was just released, and it was a pleasant surprise since I preordered it a few weeks ago and forgot all about it until I was notified about an hour ago that it had automatically downloaded to my library. http://itunes.apple.com/album/itunes-session/id494392725?v0=9988&ig...
by redsfan720
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What live versions of songs do you prefer to the studio ?
Replies: 24
Views: 7372

Re: What live versions of songs do you prefer to the studio

Thirded on Shabby Doll.

I enjoy Mystery Dance as heard on MAIT, but every clip I've heard of it live (and the once I've seen that song live in person) are exponentially better. It's just a good, lively live-setting song. And Steve Naive keyboard solo > (John McFee?) guitar solo.
by redsfan720
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: I Want You
Replies: 15
Views: 4703

Re: I Want You

The recording of the song is masterful. It's brutal, haunting, lurid ... astonishing.
by redsfan720
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Goodbye Cruel World" Redux
Replies: 31
Views: 11645

Re: "Goodbye Cruel World" Redux

docinwestchester wrote:
redsfan720 wrote: I consider Armed Forces to be one of my favorite all-time albums, yet I don't have a taste for one of its songs. That's OK.


Let me guess...Goon Squad?


Nope. Love that one, and more than most I've talked to. Chemistry Class is the one.

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