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by ahawkman
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers 2017 US Tour
Replies: 61
Views: 10794

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers 2017 US Tour

Hi folks, I have a question about getting tix for San Diego. Is there a way to get them through fan club or elsewhere and avoid the high ticketmaster fees? The presale is this Thursday, but the link takes me to TM :(. Thanks! EDIT: I went to fan site and it turns out the presale on there had just st...
by ahawkman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 6646

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

Another vote for She... it pains me that this one was in a hit movie and had so much exposure.
by ahawkman
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Songwriters Hall of Fame , June 9 2016
Replies: 35
Views: 5769

Re: Elvis in Songwriters Hall of Fame , June 9 2016

Took a quick look at past inductees, jeez I don't know even half of the names. That's on me, I'm sure many of these folks were good. However, for the names I do know, they sure seem to take longer than expected to get in. Bowie not until 2005? Marley not until 2010? EC not until now!?! Weak!!! And j...
by ahawkman
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Great show, the first review summed it up well IMO. Never seen such a rapt and attentive audience at a concert; good job fellow San Diegans! I didn't think his voice was having noticeable troubles, but what do I know? Musical highlights for me were Clowntime is Over (on piano) and Tonight the Bottle...
by ahawkman
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

Sorry, that's not my thing, VG :)! I will try to post the (IMHO) highlights though!
by ahawkman
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3683

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

I'm going!! Non-tweeter though...

Anyone else going?
by ahawkman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: All These Strangers; thoughts on this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: All These Strangers; thoughts on this ?

Agree, it's fantastic. As I mentioned a while back, he's got that "relaxed" voice on this song which really hits the spot for me these days. Melody and lyrics are amazing too.
by ahawkman
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What do you believe attracts you to EC over other artist ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1749

Re: What do you believe attracts you to EC over other artist

I just wanted to chime in to endorse the sentiments of Poor Deportee, very well said! There is so much to love about Elvis, but the combination of rock n' roll bravado juxtaposed against the most gut wrenching frailties and vulnerably is so compelling.
by ahawkman
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters, San Diego , April 16 '12
Replies: 19
Views: 1985

Re: Elvis/Imposters, San Diego , April 16 '12

I attended with my 8 year old daughter, her first concert! I thought it was a great show musically; the sound was very good and the set list was pretty solid. Highlights for me were Jimmie (which didn't surprise me) and Harry Worth (which sort of did). He ended Jimmie with a stanza from Brother Can ...
by ahawkman
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Other artists' songs that remind you of EC
Replies: 26
Views: 3603

Re: Other artists' songs that remind you of EC

No one's mentioned Graham Parker & the Rumor.... is that too obvious? Or am I too old? Anyway, GP slightly predates Elvis and I recall critics making the comparison when EC arrived on the scene. I'm sure the message boards would have as well, had they existed.
by ahawkman
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pete's best work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2215

Re: Pete's best work?

Hey folks, thanks for the suggestions. May be too much for one CD, but good stuff to know if he continues to progress. The bit I've seen of him suggests he has a good aptitude for it.
by ahawkman
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pete's best work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2215

Pete's best work?

My neighbor's kid has taken up the drums and I am making him a CD of songs that I feel have good/unique drumming. Which EC songs would you choose, keeping in mind that he's only 12 years old so I'd like to pick songs with lyrics that won't traumatize the lad. My initial thought in terms of EC is TYM...
by ahawkman
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Has Elvis Ever Discussed His Weight Loss Publically?
Replies: 11
Views: 3351

Re: Has Elvis Ever Discussed His Weight Loss Publically?

I think it's great that he got in shape, but I wonder what he thinks about this line now:

Worrying about your physical fitness
Tell me how you got this sickness
by ahawkman
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Los Angeles, May 11 & 12, 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Los Angeles, May 11, 2011

Maybe we'll get a gig in San Diego. It's been a while sine he played here with the band. Not getting up hopes, though. Last time he played here it was at 4th and B, a big concrete box, and the local critic skewered the acoustics. On the other hand, same critic named his 2010 solo concert at the Balb...
by ahawkman
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 58142

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

Good lad! You will be forgiven your temporary foray into blasphemous territory :).
by ahawkman
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Voice In The Dark
Replies: 33
Views: 2707

Re: A Voice In The Dark

Still exploring the album but I do know that I absolutely LOVE this song too! In regard to the style, to paraphase Elvis, I think we COULD call this unexpected. The lyrics and EC's delivery are positively stunning. I smile ear-to ear every time I hear this: I’m flat as sole, I’m happy as a clam But ...
by ahawkman
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to play Richard DeLone benefit, Oct. 1 '10
Replies: 84
Views: 9666

Re: Elvis to play Richard DeLone benefit, Oct. 1 '10

I'd like to see a "book" exchange.... Elvis doing When I Write the Book and Nick doing Every Day I Write the Book. Also American Squirm!
by ahawkman
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to play Richard DeLone benefit, Oct. 1 '10
Replies: 84
Views: 9666

Re: Elvis to play Richard DeLone benefit, Oct. 1 '10

I'll be at the early show too. Having a drink at the nearby Amsterdam Cafe at 6 if anyone wants to stop by. I'll have a bright orange Elvis button on :).

Tony
by ahawkman
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: SF Meetup Friday 1 Oct
Replies: 1
Views: 559

SF Meetup Friday 1 Oct

Anyone interested in a meetup before the Elvis-Nick concert this Friday? If so, the Amsterdam Cafe 1 block away looks good. No food served, but you they allow you to bring it in. Doors at GAMH open at 7:30, so maybe a meetup at 6?

http://www.amsterdamcafesf.com/

Tony
by ahawkman
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20
Replies: 94
Views: 12477

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Thanks for that! I expect to see you all in SF for a meetup before the DeLone benefit this fall :)! Ok, maybe that's a bit unrealistic....
by ahawkman
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20
Replies: 94
Views: 12477

Re: EC in London (Meltdown Festival), June 20

Nice picture of the meetup! I wish we had such a contingent in San Diego. Can you tell us who's who in the picture?
by ahawkman
Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to play Richard DeLone benefit, Oct. 1 '10
Replies: 84
Views: 9666

Re: Elvis to play Richard DeLone benefit, Sept/Oct. '10

C'mon jmm, I need answers and I need them NOW! Just kidding! I'm dying to know if it's happening as suggested above and who the other artist would be. I made it to the 2007 benefit (the Clover show) and it was great.

So who might the other artist be? Let's see some wild speculation, folks!
by ahawkman
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays San Diego, April 11 '10
Replies: 20
Views: 2479

Re: Elvis plays San Diego, April 11 '10

Agreed Woz, and the acoustics were very good too IMO. Looking forward to the set list to refresh my memory. I loved God's Comic and Jimmy Standing in the Rain.
by ahawkman
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Get Happy" Thirty Years Strong
Replies: 22
Views: 2859

Re: "Get Happy" Thirty Years Strong

While I slightly prefer his first 3 records, esp. TYM, I agree GH is a great album. The word play is obtuse yet concise.. brilliant. And great description of the "demented ice rink organ", I thouhgt of the opening riff from The Imposter immediately. Speaking of that song, until I saw the l...

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