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by rightbrain
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

Speaking of funny put downs:

"She said that she was working for the ABC News, it was as much of the alphabet as she knew how to use."

Extra fun for the way EC pronounces Alphabet as "AlphRabet."
by rightbrain
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

It's hard to beat:

I said "I'm so happy, I could die." She said, "Drop dead!" then left with another guy.

Ouch.

But FUNNY!
by rightbrain
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My culture fix: Elvis Costello , The Times, Sept 8 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: My culture fix: Elvis Costello , The Times, Sept 8 2018

Perhaps inspired a lyric for the song EPISODE OF BLONDE:

So an artist drags a toothbrush across the first thing that he sees
And names the painting "Christ's Last Exit into Purgatory"
by rightbrain
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 164
Views: 12489

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Wonderful analysis! As for Violet/Violent, on the "Lyric Video" that EC created (as " Eamon Singer ," of course!), at the 1:54 mark, the word "VIOLENT" appears on screen, so the mystery is solved! Gotta love the word-play on that line as well "In the violent strip ...
by rightbrain
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Buy Elvis' bed,,Nov. 2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1914

Re: Buy Elvis' bed,,Nov. 2006

I hate this bloody big bed of mine . . . when you're not here!

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by rightbrain
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 16
Views: 1889

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

"Secondary Modern" and "Watch Your Step" are nearly identical chord-for-chord.

I always thought "Harry Worth" from Momofuku sounded a lot like "The Long Honeymoon."
by rightbrain
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Random Roles , Dec. 2017 - in depth, lengthy interview about Elvis's film acting career
Replies: 8
Views: 1587

Re: Random Roles , Dec. 2017 - in depth, lengthy interview about Elvis's film acting career

Surprised they forgot to mention Elvis doing 2 episodes of David Simon's TREME (in 2010) on HBO (the 3-season series about a post-Katrina New Orleans). He got quite a lot of screen time . . .
by rightbrain
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Elvis
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Happy Birthday Elvis

Don't curse the arithmetic, Elvis!

We bless the day that you came to us.

Cheers, then . . .
by rightbrain
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1451
Views: 430356

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

I've been reminded that today (July 24) is The Feast of St. Declan . . . a 5th Century Catholic Saint from whom EC got his name (or at least the family Priest who had the name). Devotion to St. Declan is still quite popular in Waterford. The path walked by St. Declan from Ardmore to Cashel, County T...
by rightbrain
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Go Tell (Your Quiet Sister)
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

Re: Go Tell (Your Quiet Sister)

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by rightbrain
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion  , July 18 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3712

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion  , July 18 2017

No worries.

But that's the problem with setlist.fm

"All this, but no surprises!"

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Cheers!
by rightbrain
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion  , July 18 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3712

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion  , July 18 2017

LOL . . .Slander and Calumny, indeed. My apologies, Dave! I'm blaming my mistake on "those daily tranquilizers." I didn't realize you were the source of the info, in which case, "there'd be no doubt." For some reason I thought the initial report about THIS YEAR'S GIRL being perfo...
by rightbrain
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion  , July 18 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3712

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers -Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion  , July 18 2017

Chiming in here to echo IbMePdErRpIoAmL's excellent review posted earlier! This was my 3rd concert on the "Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers Tour, having been to Akron in October and Indianapolis in June. I agree that BY FAR this was the best "sounding" of the three shows, right f...
by rightbrain
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles
Replies: 85
Views: 23451

Re: Elvis hints at new release

The Paul Simon Covers Album is a good guess. He's already recorded "Peace Like A River" and "Congratulations" . . . and that hint with the Statue of Liberty could be a clue for "An American Tune," which EC has performed live before . . .
by rightbrain
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre , June 10 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3581

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre , June 10 2017

Some notes from last night . . . I think when Elvis plays a proper indoor theater (vs. an outdoor "shed"), he's willing to try more ballads and crooning (which I prefer). And with a day off tomorrow and a short 3-hour ride to Chicago ahead, I'm not surprised we got a 2-and-a-half hour show...
by rightbrain
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: GOOD FRIDAY
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Re: GOOD FRIDAY

And the bedside crucifixion turns from wood to phosphorescent.
- Little Palaces, 1986
by rightbrain
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: GOOD FRIDAY
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday arrived, the sky darkened on time 
'Til he almost began to negotiate 
She held his head like a baby and said "It's okay if you cry" 


- All This Useless Beauty, 1996
by rightbrain
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Akron, OH, October 28th 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Akron, OH, October 28th 2016

Just to amend the previously posted set-list . . . the song " . . . And In Every Home" was also played in Akron. Cracking good show. Close to 2-and-half-hours. Hit the first note at 8:11pm and hit the last at 10:36pm. Could just be where I was seated (5th row just left of Center), but the ...
by rightbrain
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Least favourite lyric
Replies: 15
Views: 4058

Re: Least favourite lyric

I've always cringed over "There's already one spaceman in the White House, what do you want another one for?" from Peace In Our Time. The lyric was somehow implying that the current president Ronald Reagan (a Republican) was somehow equivalent to Senator John Glenn of Ohio (a Democrat), wh...
by rightbrain
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 12932

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

Curious what you guys think if the question were posed this way: If you had approximately 6 minutes of your life that you could never get back, would you rather spend it on "Tokyo Storm Warning" (from Blood & Chocolate) or "Stick Out Your Tongue" (from Wise Up Ghost). For me,...
by rightbrain
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 12932

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

Admittedly, it's a "cover" song, but the singing on "World Of Broken Hearts" (1982 b-side) is unlistenable . . .
by rightbrain
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC song of the week
Replies: 39
Views: 13069

Re: EC song of the week

I seem to recall EC mentioning that he and Roseanne Cash got to talking about growing up Catholic - because the specific Catholic Church building EC frequented as a child was being torn down at the time. This song is less inscrutable in the context of both of them agreeing that unlike some folks who...
by rightbrain
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve with Elvis Costello on Jay Leno, Oct. 28, 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Re: Steve Nieve with Elvis Costello on Jay Leno, Oct. 28, 20

For those who missed Elvis 'n Steve on Jay Leno's Tonight Show Monday night, I think you can fast forward to the performance from this Tonight Show link of Monday's entire episode. Worth a look. EC gets so choked up in the final verse that he flubs a line . . . But it's "real." In fact, at...
by rightbrain
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 245006

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

[quote="Poor Deportee"]It's a surprisingly complex lyric...I don't have Jack's gift for lyrical/poetic interepretation, but the pronouns seem decidedly shifty here, in patented Elvis fashion. It seems to me pretty clear that the entire lyric could be spoken by God Himself (the "he&quo...

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