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by rightbrain
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 715
Views: 241877

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

And of course, 1980's High Fidelity begins with . . . "Some things you never get used to" from Diana Ross and the Supremes just 11 years earlier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBmJayScjew
by rightbrain
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 715
Views: 241877

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

You just reminded me of a lyric in a Hank Williams song that reminds me of a line in "Crimes of Paris" EC’s “Crimes of Paris” And I find it hard to swallow good advice Like going down three times to only come up twice Come up twice The Hank Williams Song “Long Gone Lonesome Blues” And when...
by rightbrain
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 715
Views: 241877

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Ha! Yes, that would explain it! Listening to that song for 40 years, and had no idea the opening line was lifted from a 1963 Cliff Richard song (and movie). Still learning those British references after all this time. Still have no idea who "Betty Felon" is for example. https://www.youtube...
by rightbrain
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 715
Views: 241877

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Opening line from "The Beat" ("We're all going on a Summer holiday") leads off this newspaper article about the importance of taking vacation time off!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comm ... a-holiday/
by rightbrain
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1516
Views: 576704

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Today (July 24) is the Feast of St. Declan of Ardmore (an Irish Saint from the 5th Century). A blessed St. Declan's Day to all!
by rightbrain
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello’s 1977 US Launch: The Inside Story
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Re: Elvis Costello’s 1977 US Launch: The Inside Story

". . . and it's really just a silly fragment of paper."

1977: "Putting His Fate In Your Hands"

1993: "Taking My Life In Your Hands" appears on The Juliet Letters
by rightbrain
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Just for the fun of it
Replies: 34
Views: 8362

Re: Just for the fun of it

Boy With A Different Finger
King Dangle
Remove This Shirt
Punishing Mouth
The Long Savage
Distorted Tart
Shabby Petals
Sleep Of The Imposter
Charm Palaces
Lipstick In The Dark
Human Worth
You Hung The Optimist
by rightbrain
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)
Replies: 14
Views: 3505

Re: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)

THE GREAT UNKNOWN from 1984's offers up this lovely line:

"Footprints set in sentimental cement"

the print/ment rhyme is the crowning touch!
by rightbrain
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums
Replies: 29
Views: 7946

Re: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums

I like the way " A Rope Leash " described the list as albums that mean the most . . . as a fan from the beginning, it's interesting to look back at what meant so much as a High-School teen-ager, vs. a young man, vs. a "middle-aged" man (assuming I live to be 100). As of today, th...
by rightbrain
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)
Replies: 14
Views: 3505

Re: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)

I always liked the vocal delivery on this line from "Starting To Come To Me" . . . In private she's seductive, but in public, she`s prim, porcelain and nervous.
by rightbrain
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre , Dec. 4th 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 7153

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre , Dec. 4th 2018

Lovely. Thanks so much for posting. One of my favorite songs from LOOK NOW, and as presented here, the piano tune/melody would have fit beautifully with the second-half of NORTH.
by rightbrain
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115879

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Speaking of throwing ashtrays . . . I'm reminded of "And it`s all here and now, she hit him with that paper-weight Eiffel Tower." from Crimes of Paris.
by rightbrain
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD , Oct. '17
Replies: 111
Views: 46483

Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD , Oct. '17

"one-offs like 1993’s The Juliet Letters (a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet)"

Ugh.

Fact check?
by rightbrain
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980

Assuming this is the May 14, 1980 show with Martin Belmont on guitar sitting in for Steve Nieve. They made a hash of the original running order of the setlist, but man are these songs played FAST. Not to open an old can of worms, but Bruce Thomas was absolutely brilliant on every song. I especially ...
by rightbrain
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 4371

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: 19
Views: 4371

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: 1649

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 , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115879

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: 4046

Re: Buy Elvis' bed,,Nov. 2006

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

: 0 )
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: 22
Views: 5811

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: 2980

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: 2593

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: 1516
Views: 576704

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: 3899

Re: Go Tell (Your Quiet Sister)

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