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by King of Confidence
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: All about the sound at Elvis's recent shows
Replies: 17
Views: 4608

Re: All about the sound at Elvis's recent shows

Logging in to this site for the first time in years. Saw the show at the Chicago Theater on 10/29 and the sound was bad . Floor right, about 20 rows back. Anything that was loud was just a mass of undifferentiated sound. Really unfortunate, because the man worked hard for 2:45 and it was a great set...
by King of Confidence
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Did we celebrate this forum's 10th birthday?
Replies: 29
Views: 9028

Re: Did we celebrate this forum's 10th birthday?

All the best to the long-timers who came over from the old Zebrasnake board all those years ago (fun times). Pretty cool to see this is still a going concern.
by King of Confidence
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?
Replies: 180
Views: 31849

hey I remembered my password...

Finally got this, and thought I would chime in on the old board. .... hey, my avatar is gone. In rough order of preference: No Hiding Place -- vintage EC AGT -- good, just missing great. I want the first phrase of the chorus to repeat before going down. Dig Steve's classic GH sound on it. Harry Wort...
by King of Confidence
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: the hold steady
Replies: 3
Views: 860

I will log on to back mba up on this. It's pretty great. "Cattle and the Creeping Things" cracks me up, and I've listened to it a bazillion times. Also "Hornets, Hornets." If anything keeps me from loving it outright it's not being able to relate very well to the story(ies) and c...
by King of Confidence
Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Ray Davies
Replies: 28
Views: 5541

Holly, thanks for the post. Very useful.
by King of Confidence
Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Ray Davies
Replies: 28
Views: 5541

I happened to hear 20th Century Man on my ipod last night, and noticed that it wasn't exactly a valentine to progressivism. I don't know anything about his politics per se, but the new song (haven't heard it) seems somewhat of a piece with the disillusioned romantic libertarianism, for lack of a bet...
by King of Confidence
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 519465

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by King of Confidence
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Decemberists
Replies: 22
Views: 2276

I bought Arcade Fire when they didn't have the Decemberists in stock. Didn't care for it much for a couple months, but then got hooked on it. So I'll second that it's a grower. Still haven't gotten the Decemerists, but the cuts I've heard haven't grabbed me.
by King of Confidence
Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 307071

Somewhere down there is a discussion of Andrew Bird's Mysterious Production of Eggs, which I then went out and got and was indifferent to at first. But I haven't listened to too much else the last couple weeks. Best thing I've heard in a while.
by King of Confidence
Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Kids Music You Can Stand Listening To
Replies: 21
Views: 2134

Greg Brown, the Iowa folk guy -- Bathtub Blues. Jim Gill is a local Chicago guy with four or five CDs out that combine music and play in a way that seems to really connect with kids I know. There is nothing in his stuff to appeal to adults per se, nothing "knowing" or arch, but there is nothing cloy...
by King of Confidence
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Music
Replies: 25
Views: 3883

Andrew Bird is a virtuoso violinist and whistler. I had not heard about this new record. He started out as a guest violinist with Squirrel Nut Zippers, and his first couple records with Bowl of Fire carry on that sound, or aspects of it. Which is fun in its way but not my cup of tea in album-size do...
by King of Confidence
Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: So Lacklustre's Top 5s -- Favourite Cop Shows
Replies: 35
Views: 3864

crash8 -- Chopper One!! I don't even remember the premise of it. Well, obviously it involved a chopper. I think I liked the theme song, and I think it was on Fridays at 8, followed by an Alaska cop show called Kodiak, which, since we didn't have a CBS affiliate in my town growing up, was the closest...
by King of Confidence
Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Most Overrated Band/Artist Ever
Replies: 104
Views: 10691

These are mostly easy targets.

Lucinda Williams.






Edited once to say: Okay, just noticed the qualification "ever" on the thread topic, and I wouldn't put Ms. Lucinda on that level. I should probably just withdraw it, but hey.
by King of Confidence
Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Most Annoying Song By Them - new game
Replies: 45
Views: 4720

I was wondering how we got so quickly to two pages of posts ripping Them songs. Heck, can I name more than two Them songs? Gloria, Here comes the night. And done.



U2: Stuck in a moment of We are the World.

But it's been supplanted by Yahweh. Yeah. Way.
by King of Confidence
Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Bono the Pig
Replies: 35
Views: 4854

This story was emblazoned on the Chicago Tribune's front web page most of today. [url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0501270460jan27,1,7968871.storyurl] U2's online ticket launch for fan club bollixed up [/url] Apparently, U2 fan club members paid $40 for the opportunity to buy...
by King of Confidence
Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Footy shmooty. Let's talk football
Replies: 48
Views: 6622

I guess BWAP and WHAR get the prognostication prize today. Damn. I was digging Manning and the Colts offense. But then, my Fouts-era Chargers never went to the Super Bowl either. Doesn't look like Manning will if he has to play outside, or at least in Foxboro.

Well, go Steelers then.
by King of Confidence
Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Tower of Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

We ARE witnessing the Power of Tower. But what, no Tower of Power? Out: Pisa In: You got to funkifize! The Watts Towers La Giralda (Seville) Eiffel Tower (Paris) Tiffany Towers (star of Booberella) Taipei Tower Twin Towers (formerly of New York) Dorotka Tower (Kalisz, Poland) Canadian National (CN) ...
by King of Confidence
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Delivery Man Deluxe Edition - March 1st
Replies: 49
Views: 9433

That US Amazon link does show She's Pulling Out the Pin in the track listing.
by King of Confidence
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Anime
Replies: 18
Views: 2219

I know zero about anime, although I was enthralled by Spirited Away.

But this is just a public-service-announcement post: the New Yorker has a very long article about Miyazaki this week (Jan 17 issue).
by King of Confidence
Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Bush listens to Van Morrision's Brown Eyed Girl on his iPod
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

I think we can be sure he's not listening to EC. If Bush WERE an EC fan -- or even knew he existed -- it would be weird. Well that's a semi-interesting little thought experiment: if Bush DID like an EC song, which one would it be? I'm thinking it would have to entail Reagan-esque mis-comprehension,...
by King of Confidence
Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Tower of Ofs
Replies: 16
Views: 2349

OUT: Killer Phil
IN: My movie of the year

Barrel Full of Monkeys
Lawrence of Arabia
Age of Aquarius
Sultan of Swat
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
One Hundred Years Of Solitude
Of Mice and Men
Man Out of Time
Ides Of March
Chance Of A Lifetime
by King of Confidence
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Footy shmooty. Let's talk football
Replies: 48
Views: 6622

My sympathies, Noise. Twas a bad thing those Irsays did to Baltimore.
by King of Confidence
Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Tower of Ofs
Replies: 16
Views: 2349

Tower of Ofs

Just to round out the absurdity.

Joan of Arc
The Name of the Rose
Avalanche de Exitos
Hair of a Dog
Fredericks of Hollywood
Library of Congress
Of Mice and Men
State of Confusion
Man Out of Time
Manfred von Richthoven
by King of Confidence
Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Footy shmooty. Let's talk football
Replies: 48
Views: 6622

With the Seahawks out, I lack a personal tie to any team now. But I've adopted the Colts, mainly from awe at Manning's amazing ascendance. I feel like I'm watching Fouts-era Chargers, or just about any of the QBs of my youth -- Bradshaw, Staubach, Montana, Marino, Tarkenton. Not so much in regard to...
by King of Confidence
Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Tower of Board Members
Replies: 14
Views: 1535

This is an altogether indelicate thread that, though it may now die a merciful death, does require one emendation.

To wit:

Narbawlz (the sentimental pick)
Clairequilty
Otis Westinghouse
Double Dutchess
Mr. Misery
Bobster
Redshoes
So Lacklustre
Gillibeanz
A Rope Leash

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