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by wardo68
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: David Gouldstone comments on his book (in 1989) about Elvis
Replies: 13
Views: 4432

Re: David Gouldstone comments on his book (in 1989) about Elvis

What a wonderful exchange. I still have the "God's Comic" edition, and I thumb through it from time to time. He's not the only fan who's written a book from a personal standpoint, only to seemingly lose interest in the topic as the decades roll by. Ron Schaumburg's "Growing Up With Th...
by wardo68
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 68
Views: 10698

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Still begs the question as to why the hell Charlie Watts hasn't been knighted yet.
by wardo68
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Modern Drummer: 10 Reasons to Love Pete Thomas
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: Modern Drummer: 10 Reasons to Love Pete Thomas

Satisfaction + Superstition = New Lace Sleeves. Brilliant.
by wardo68
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums
Replies: 29
Views: 7946

Re: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums

Get Happy Trust Imperial Bedroom King Of America Blood & Chocolate 2nd tier: This Year's Model Armed Forces Mighty Like A Rose The Juliet Letters North hanging on: My Aim Is True Almost Blue All This Useless Beauty Painted From Memory The Delivery Man read more at https://everybodysdummy.blogspo...
by wardo68
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115877

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I find it very interesting -- for lack of a better word -- that Look Now has gotten such high praise all over the place. I found it satisfactory at best, and only that much better than the McCartney album, which I found hollow but also got universal praise. Am I the only one here who doesn't think L...
by wardo68
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Girls Girls Girls mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: A Girls Girls Girls mystery

Also, the official copyrighted lyric is "The baby is dead, my lady said". Maybe that's it?
by wardo68
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 115877

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Here's my take. (Spoiler alert: not a masterpiece, but better than Egypt Station, which is also not a masterpiece.) Have at it.

https://everybodysdummy.blogspot.com/20 ... k-now.html
by wardo68
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 16074

Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

There is a fine line between fun and torturing fans. Or maybe torturing fans is part of the fun? I've long suspected that EC is conflicted by how much he needs us, compounded by his resentment of our fanatical dedication. He's already said that he makes all his money from touring, so why not, I don...
by wardo68
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: All about the sound at Elvis's recent shows
Replies: 17
Views: 6742

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

The sound in Wallingford was pristine. No complaints from me. (or other people I asked who went to the same show)
by wardo68
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters , Wallingford , CT Nov. 5th 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

Re: Elvis & The Imposters , Wallingford , CT Nov. 5th 2016

Clubland included the Insensatez snippet, Shabby Doll began with the first line of Happiness Is A Warm Gun, and Pump It Up quoted Subterranean Homesick Blues.

14 out of 15 IB tracks. Little Savage at the piano with the ladies helping out. Incredible.
by wardo68
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: IbMePdErRoIoAmL setlists - will all the songs make the cut by NYC?
Replies: 6
Views: 3987

Re: IbMePdErRoIoAmL setlists - will all the songs make the cut by NYC?

I have no desire to hear Imperial Bedroom the song. As long as I know I'm getting much of the album, I'll just have to dream of the album in order.
by wardo68
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters , Wallingford , CT Nov. 5th 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

Re: Elvis & The Imposters , Wallingford , CT Nov. 5th 2016

I am. Made the mistake at looking at the grid so far, and saw a few songs that haven't been played every night.
by wardo68
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A fan meets one of his heroes up close and personal
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

Re: A fan meets one of his heroes up close and personal

That's a wonderful sidebar to an excellent article. Thanks!
by wardo68
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 18724

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

I'll put in an early vote for "Sunday's Best". Why? The lyrics are a list, cobbled together quickly. The keyboards don't sound like any carousel I'd like to ride. And the drums sound like I could be playing them.
by wardo68
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: RIP Sir George Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 4089

Re: RIP Sir George Martin

He lived a full life and made millions of people happy.
by wardo68
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 28440

Re: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015

Finally got around to finishing my review of the album, and the book, and the audiobook:

http://everybodysdummy.blogspot.com/201 ... music.html

Have at it.
by wardo68
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book: The Words and Music of Elvis Costello
Replies: 11
Views: 6081

Re: New book: The Words and Music of Elvis Costello

I don't suppose anyone has come across an electronic copy of this...?
by wardo68
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Detour DVD/Blu Ray on sale Feb. 12 '16
Replies: 18
Views: 6667

Re: Detour DVD/Blu Ray on sale Feb. 12 '16

I've been saying for years -- or at least two record labels ago -- that he should sell his music directly to his fans. Pete Townshend did, Robert Fripp still does. But I think he still harbors some resentment for those of us who'll buy anything and everything.
by wardo68
Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 198579

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Excellent! Thanks for the info!
by wardo68
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 198579

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

I'd be interested in seeing an index, so I'll offer to help type. Also, how about captions for some of the photos? There's a shot in the book (not in front of me at the moment) of EC onstage next to a keyboard player who's definitely not Steve, Larry, Benmont, or anyone else I recognize.
by wardo68
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Glenn Tilbrook Discusses From A Whisper To A Scream (2015 show)
Replies: 15
Views: 5943

Re: Glenn Tilbrook Discusses From A Whisper To A Scream (2015 show)

Great clip. Observations: 1. Nice how they're both playing guitars furiously without being plugged into anything. And Elvis is gamely "playing" the opening lead on his acoustic. 2. I love how Glenn pops into the frame for his first vocal. Cocaine's a hell of a drug. 3. Hopefully that's as ...
by wardo68
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 28440

Re: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015

Considering that I've never seen physical evidence of the Pomp & Pout set anywhere, maybe -- just maybe -- I'll spring for this. If it's under $20. And I have the cash.
by wardo68
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017
Replies: 71
Views: 35165

Re: New autobiography from Bruce Thomas , July 2015

Jaw-dropping? More so than EC was afraid to fly in an airplane? Now I want to read this.
by wardo68
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: I'm Your Toy promo video on Vevo/YouTube
Replies: 21
Views: 6140

Re: I'm Your Toy promo video on Vevo/YouTube

FAVEHOUR wrote:Now if they would only put out the whole thing



Indeed. Maybe this is a sign!
by wardo68
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book: The Words and Music of Elvis Costello
Replies: 11
Views: 6081

Re: New book: The Words and Music of Elvis Costello

I've read a few of these from this series (Zappa, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, etc.) They tend to be written from a fan's point of view, with a little more insight into music composition. As such, they're also more opinionated, and don't always have the facts us diehards might have at our grasp. Hopeful...

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