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by DrJ
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Larry Knechtel RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 2268

Re: Larry Knechtel RIP

He also played the piano part on Bridge Over Troubled Water.
by DrJ
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "The Worst of Elvis Costello"
Replies: 32
Views: 12888

Re: "The Worst of Elvis Costello"

Off the top of my head I've never liked Invasion Hit Parade, Coal Train Robberies, Sweet Pear, White Knuckles,LetMe Tell You About Her. Then there's the overrated songs like When I Was Cruel 2 and I Want You (yes, I said I Want You). But this is the fun thing about taste because I love Lovers' Walk,...
by DrJ
Wed May 06, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Jeremy Vine dancing to 'She' on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend
Replies: 28
Views: 12536

Re: A team of 'Elvis Costello Fans' needed for BBC tv quiz

I was contacted by these people today saying there's an audition Friday of next week if anyone is interested. It doesn't suit me to be honest. Anyone???
by DrJ
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on One show next week
Replies: 23
Views: 12237

Re: Elvis on One show next week

There's some more enjoyable Marcus B bashing on this thread, including annoyance at his dismissal of Morrissey...

http://netopiax.org/boards/index.php?PH ... ic=20690.0
by DrJ
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: One Bell. Ringing mp3 -John Martyn tribute
Replies: 13
Views: 6722

Re: One Bell. Ringing mp3

I thought it was a good song on the night, but he does have a lot of songs about windows, birds and bells, doesn't he? Maybe somebody on the board could do some kind of thesis or doctorate on it: "Tapping at the Pane: Windows, Birds & Bells in the Work of Declan MacManus"
by DrJ
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on One show next week
Replies: 23
Views: 12237

Re: Elvis on One show next week

Hello Otis! Yes I do loiter on the Word board a lot these days... The TV show you're on about, I've Never Seen Star Wars, is despicable. It's hosted by the punchable Marcus Brigstoke, a concave-faced talent-vacuum who's kinda like Stephen Fry but without the ability, humour, grace, style, brain or s...
by DrJ
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on One show next week
Replies: 23
Views: 12237

Re: Elvis on One show next week

I thought the show was rather lovely. The One Show is very cosy and parocial, but popular, and also odd with incongrous guests and reports. I'm sure EC is comfortable with people commenting on his glasses (ref. EC in The SImpsons) and enjoyed his delight when he realised what clip of Ross was about ...
by DrJ
Mon May 12, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Graphs!
Replies: 9
Views: 4640

Momofuku Graphs!

Picked up the album, on vinyl, at the weekend and it's the most satisfying record since ATUB. In many ways it's son of Brutal Youth. I've been trying to put my finger on the many echoes of other songs on the album that I thought it might help to do it in graph form... http://i16.photobucket.com/albu...
by DrJ
Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spice Girls film (featuring Elvis very briefly ) getting 20th anniversary screening, Sept. 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 8085

I went to see SpiceWorld in the cinema. Oh yes. And the Spicies aren't even in EC's scene.
by DrJ
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Harry Enfield as Elvis Costello
Replies: 2
Views: 2752

I would say that Star Stories is not very funny. But here's the clip with the EC impersonation.

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=-RBgc0LHgJ4

DrJ
by DrJ
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: I want your London suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 5629

I'd be interested to know where that is too!
by DrJ
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: I want your London suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 5629

Holloway Road has loads of Indian restaurants and is nice and grimey. Our local (until we move next week) is the Bengal Spice, which is friendly, fresh and great value. At the Archway end of Holloway Road is the Sitara, which is a Jazz Indian. We've eaten there once, the theme is Indian Fod with Jaz...
by DrJ
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The you-like-THAT-song-by-that-artist game
Replies: 200
Views: 55476

Woops, sorry Dr J, picked you up wrong. I'm afraid I'm one of those musical snobs who feel Billy hasn't done anything decent since The Stranger, though The Nylon Curtain does have its moments. No problem! My love of the Innocent Man album is in part due to the fact that it was the first proper albu...
by DrJ
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The you-like-THAT-song-by-that-artist game
Replies: 200
Views: 55476

martinfoyle wrote:Indeed, very droll.


I wasn't being post modern or ironic. I like Billy Joel and think An Innocent Man is a great song. Nevermind.
by DrJ
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The you-like-THAT-song-by-that-artist game
Replies: 200
Views: 55476

Innocent Man... that's a great choice.
by DrJ
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The you-like-THAT-song-by-that-artist game
Replies: 200
Views: 55476

All I know of is his cover version of The Kinks Starstruck. But it is an excellent cover.

I like this thread.

Billy Joel...
by DrJ
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Have you heard this?
Replies: 22
Views: 6686

Gotta love the Feist. Ron co-wrote this track on the new album, nice and sublime:
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=VMGq_6GouyI

And a poppier tune, also from The Reminder:
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=zWrNCCx2p5U
by DrJ
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Crowded House reunion
Replies: 16
Views: 5688

Saw the reformed Crowded House twice in the last month. First time in Hyde Park co-headlining with Peter Gabriel where they were fantastic. Great sound but into their last 20 minutes they got rained off by some serious horriffic, dire, horrible rain. Clouds about to lash seen here: http://uk.youtube...
by DrJ
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, Allen play London , July 7 '07
Replies: 90
Views: 28244

Meanwhile on the otherside of London, this EC fan went to see Steely Dan. A great show. I think I made the right decision. The setlist, if anyone's interested: Time Out Of Mind Godwhacker Bad Sneakers Two Against Nature Hey Nineteen Haitian Divorce Peg Dirty Work Home At Last Green Earrings Josie Ch...
by DrJ
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: iMacca
Replies: 34
Views: 10984

That review hits the nail on the head. Compare McCartney's solo career to, say, Elton John's, which began around the same time. Now EJ gets cuts slack repeatedly for lacklustre records, whereas Paul has to always go against the Beatles legend. If every record released was compared to the Beatles, we...
by DrJ
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: iMacca
Replies: 34
Views: 10984

Ahhh, the Macca secret gig was just down the road from where I live and I was utterly convinced that I would win the online competition, oh well. Thought he was quite good on Later, although they wouldn't be my favourite two songs from MAF. What was fun was Jools Holland's joy when he was playing La...
by DrJ
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: iMacca
Replies: 34
Views: 10984

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Hi Dr J. Good to know you're a Regina enthusiast. I adore that LP too. Not to mention her generally. Are you going to see her at the RFH in Sept?


I saw Regina in February, so I'm going to give her a miss this time, but she's very good live.
by DrJ
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: iMacca
Replies: 34
Views: 10984

I love discussing the Macca back catalogue. I understand the allergic reaction that Silly Love Songs triggers in some people but a few words in its defence: It's a metasong! It deconstructs the form and dissociates it from love. He begins by asking whats wrong with "Silly Love Longs", by t...

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