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by lostdog
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOL! - Elvis on Pop Quiz!
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: LOL! - Elvis on Pop Quiz!

He looks like a premonition of Bono six years down the line.
by lostdog
Tue May 25, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 248802

Re: Recent CD Purchases

Christopher Sjoholm wrote:a mecurial organ part played by the late, Al Kooper.


There's nothing 'late' about Al Kooper, thankfully. He's still very much alive.
by lostdog
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Sugarcanes,'projected' Europe tour,June 28-July 31 '10
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Re: Elvis/Sugarcanes,'projected' Europe tour,June 28-July 31 '10

Top balcony wrote:My joy is unconfined.


Mine is unconfirmed
by lostdog
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Mourning Lhasa
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Mourning Lhasa

Terribly sad. She was wonderful. The Living Road was one of my albums of the decade.
by lostdog
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: David Bowie - Comeback?
Replies: 27
Views: 8089

Re: David Bowie - Comeback?

Nice piece here by Costello biographer Graham Thomson:

http://www.newstatesman.com/rock-and-pop/2009/10/david-bowie-career-thomson
by lostdog
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings The Beatles
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

Re: Elvis sings The Beatles

You Really Got A Hold On Me; Beatles, via Smokey, of course...
by lostdog
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Prefab Sprout new album
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

Prefab Sprout new album

I'm sure there must be a few Prefab Sprout fans on the board. If so, there's some interesting news about a new album in September. I must admit I thought they were defunct, but apparently not, according to this blog: http://www.ishotamaninrenobook.blogspot.com/
by lostdog
Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Game!
Replies: 71
Views: 7481

Re: New Game!

This Town

Next word: capsule
by lostdog
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: REVIEWS: Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Replies: 73
Views: 13326

Re: REVIEWS: Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

http://www.sundayherald.com/arts/arts/display.var.2512870.0.0.php Secret, Profane And Sugarcane (Universal) ELVIS Costello now conducts his career almost entirely off-Broadway, down a warren of alleys, side streets and paths less trodden. Here he takes a charmingly old-fashioned stroll through the A...
by lostdog
Wed May 06, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Elvis' fans other music taste?
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Elvis' fans other music taste?

Or Marianne Faithfull
by lostdog
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on One show next week
Replies: 23
Views: 5010

Re: Elvis on One show next week

I thought he looked old, tired and rather.... frail: not a word I'd ever associate with Elvis normally. Seemed a bit hesitant and 'out of it,' too. Jet lag, maybe?

Good to see him on prime time BBC though, even if the buffoons on the show didn't have a clue what to do with him!
by lostdog
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Having It All - SPIKE era video
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Patsy was born in 1968, so surely he jests. However, she was born in Hounslow, Middlesex - and EC certainly lived there back in the 70s, so perhaps he just is referring to that in his own suspicious way. They went to the same secondary school, but at different times (mid-to-late 60s for Dec, 70s/80...
by lostdog
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mojo - December issue on sale November 1st
Replies: 45
Views: 8506

"If they had bothered to consider the entire Mojo interview, including Elvis' comments about how he knew he was contradicting himself and how he was making it up as he went along, they would have realised that these were the words of someone just tossing around ideas. Of course that would be to...
by lostdog
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mojo - December issue on sale November 1st
Replies: 45
Views: 8506

VG, writing to a paper to suggest that they have been foolish enough to fall for a stunt that has worked "a treat" suggests a certain admiration for EC's words. I don't want to put words in anyone's mouth - I'm just amazed at the amount of slack a lot of you cut Elvis. I think he has embar...
by lostdog
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mojo - December issue on sale November 1st
Replies: 45
Views: 8506

Elvis has left the country [i]Sir: As a long-time Costello fan I'm glad to see you've "bought" his latest comments about not liking England etc ("Goodbye, cruel UK", 8 November). As always, he knows just the right thing to provoke a reaction and once again it's worked treat. But...
by lostdog
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mojo - December issue on sale November 1st
Replies: 45
Views: 8506

More here at Observer Music Monthly.

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/observermus ... _need.html
by lostdog
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mojo - December issue on sale November 1st
Replies: 45
Views: 8506

"Everything’s for sale"

Fuck me, how the mighty have fallen....
by lostdog
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T.O. Charity Concert, Nov 12, 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Ugh - performing with a magician and a stripper; that's the kind of soul-sapping scenario he used to write pretty good songs about....
by lostdog
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen play Lyon, July 26
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

By the way, have you heard about a decent biography about Elvis ? Try 'Complicated Shadows'. Patchy in places, but by far the best and the most authoratative out there, and has lots of stuff that's not on the net: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complicated-Shadows-Music-Elvis-Costello/dp/1841956651/ref=pd...
by lostdog
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Nick Lowe album
Replies: 79
Views: 10773

"But in the studio, with each of his recent albums he has become less interesting, less involved, sort of gong through the motions. And all these rave reviews don't help him at all." What a weird, and uncharactersitically arrogant, thing for Gillett to say - as if he's right and everyone e...
by lostdog
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Diana Krall tour rider ' yoga room etc' , Summer '07
Replies: 15
Views: 3994

johnfoyle wrote:a surprising, show-closing cover of the Bee Gees' "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" In stripping the song of its anguished melodrama, Krall discovered its desolate soul.


I think Al Green may have pipped her to the post on that one!
by lostdog
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 1983, Punch The Clock sleevenote/ TKO Horn member tells all
Replies: 15
Views: 4881

littletriggers wrote:now feeling a little horse


That's technically illegal, you know....
by lostdog
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The you-like-THAT-song-by-that-artist game
Replies: 200
Views: 21860

martinfoyle wrote:Next up:

Richard Marx

(Go on, he did do some some decent tunes)


OK, I'll risk ridicule and say 'Hazard', in the spirit of getting things rolling.

Next up:
Depeche Mode
by lostdog
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: "Million Dollar Bail"
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

yeproc wrote:seems kinda like an ad, huh? can't escape those damn marketing people!

haha, sorry about that... not trying to make a sale


Hmmm. The first thing an ad man ALWAYS does is try to persuade you he's not an ad man!

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