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by rightbrain
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)
Replies: 14
Views: 774

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: 27
Views: 1416

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: 774

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: 20
Views: 2347

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: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 48050

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: 36235

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: 718

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: 1798

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: 1798

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: 769

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: 453
Views: 48050

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: 2497

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: 22
Views: 3201

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: 2038

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: 1839

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: 1462
Views: 476587

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: 2864

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: 4484

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: 4484

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: 4484

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: 27465

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: 4303

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: 1885

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: 1885

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

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