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by rightbrain
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Elvis
Replies: 5
Views: 453

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: 1388
Views: 319085

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: 801

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: 1257

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!"

: 0 )

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: 1257

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: 1257

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: 9114

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: 1529

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: 916

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: 916

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: 2096

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: 2504

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: 6494

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: 6494

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: 8077

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: 2446

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: 1085
Views: 170617

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...
by rightbrain
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 170617

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

And someone mentioned they heard a tinkling piano "quote" from All The Rage on My New HAUNT as well . . .
by rightbrain
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 170617

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

Amazon has something called "Wise Up: Thought Rem" scheduled for November 19. (Is that a real title or a peculiar distortion of "Wise Up Ghost Remix"?) http://www.amazon.com/Wise-Up-Thought-Elvis-Costello/dp/B00FI2PJ5G/[/quote] The "Thought" in question must be "Bl...
by rightbrain
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 170617

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

I wonder if Wise Up Ghost would seem a little unsatisfactory with an early fade? That line "Yield some sighs up" I found difficult to make out until I just looked it up on the wiki page.[/quote] "Yield some sighs up" is a great line. From the Gospel according to St. Mark (Chapter...
by rightbrain
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 170617

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

Yanyna wrote:Does somebody know why some words in the names of songs are written with capital letters?


He did the same thing way back in 1983 if you look at the lyric sheet for the Punch The Clock LP. Certain words were ALL CAPS for some reason . . .
by rightbrain
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 170617

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

With the ongoing discussion of the religious imagery in mind, I found this traditional Catholic prayer that any Altar Boy EC's age would have known by heart: Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and enkindle in them the Fire of Thy Love. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created...
by rightbrain
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 170617

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

With regard to Poor Deportee's observation about the noticeable increase in EC's use of religious (Catholic) imagery, possibly the result Ross passing away, EC was quoted in the Quietus interview recently about Thatcher's dementia: "So, on a human level I'm enough of a good Catholic, residually...
by rightbrain
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Imposter's Tweets
Replies: 11
Views: 3953

Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Now that we know WHERE his foot is . . . does anyone recognize the BRAND of shoe he is wearing? Can't make out the name on the velcro strap over the laces. Any guesses?
by rightbrain
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings with The Chieftains , NY , March 17th
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: Elvis sings with The Chieftains , NY , March 17th

Regarding "Gold" over "Orange" on the Long Journey Home, I seem to recall that one of the reasons Elvis could write the lyrics at the kitchen table in 10 minutes was that he nicked a bit from one of the Catholic Hymns he sang as a boy ("O Queen Of The Holy Rosary"). If ...

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