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by Masterpiece?
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pomp & Pout: Best of The Universal Years -release cancelled?
Replies: 108
Views: 29567

Re: Pomp & Pout: Best of The Universal Years -release cancel

And maybe they can use the extra time to figure out a way to get She added to the track list in the US. (GGMS is a lower priority for me, but that would be nice too)
by Masterpiece?
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's last great album
Replies: 53
Views: 9435

Re: Elvis's last great album

I'm in the small minority that considers WIWC a great album, and therefore for me, it's his last great album. And I agree that WIWC inspired a truly kickass tour. It felt so good to hear a live no-frills rock set again... North is good but didn't stick to my ribs. TDM was great, but I only listen to...
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Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: When was your first Elvis gig?
Replies: 73
Views: 16223

Re: When was your first Elvis gig?

Although I became a rabid fan in the early 80s, I didn't see him live until 1994, at Summerstage in Central Park with the Attractions. After that, I made up for lost time: Many shows at the Beacon Theater, various years (Attractions, C/N, other combos) Several at Town Hall/NYC, and again at Summerst...
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Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Man out of Time v Beyond Belief (top 5's FINAL)
Replies: 21
Views: 2988

I can see the attraction to voting for MOOT, but ultimately I voted for BB. MOOT lends itself more to the role of "sweeping epic for the time capsuleâ„¢", but for me BB is just as powerful, and leaves me just as breathless. I wonder if people would get a different vibe from BB if it were t...
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 545119

God still exists in Midtown Manhattan:

http://midtownlunch.com/blog/2007/01/17 ... ni-empire/
by Masterpiece?
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: iTunes version of Spike 'missing one track'
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Wow. Interesting...even when I buy CDs these days, the music goes straight to the iPod, so liner notes are something I don't always read right away. Bad habit to pick up, I think...
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 545119

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The "I made 100 posts" dance is fun.
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Your 10 favourite....Van the Man songs
Replies: 25
Views: 5941

The Way Young Lovers Do Wild Night When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God Piper At The Gates Of Dawn Sweet Thing Into the Mystic Coney Island Jackie Wilson Said In the Garden Fire in My Belly (I dunno why, it just sticks to me) Ask me tomorrow, and it will include at least 5 different songs...
by Masterpiece?
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: iTunes version of Spike 'missing one track'
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

How does EC own a track written by Kurt Weill? Or are you commenting on his great performance of it? (It's Friday, I've got one frontal lobe out the door)
by Masterpiece?
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Man out of Time v Riot Act (top 5's semi-final)
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Love them both equally, but I think the seesaw tips slightly in MOOT's favor.
by Masterpiece?
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 532970

on the iPod:

Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead
- into -
Pavement Cracks (Mac Quayle Extended Mix) - Annie Lennox
by Masterpiece?
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Top 5 Bowie Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 4942

mood swung wrote:No love for Young Americans? That's the only one I really know. :oops: And only because my Lennon-ite best friend gave it to me.

It does contain 2 classics, and I like Across the Universe, but somehow the Philly Soul sound of the rest of it hasn't aged as well for me.
by Masterpiece?
Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Board Oscars - Not yet nominated award
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

so lacklustre wrote:
Masterpiece? wrote:I write in myself, and request a Best Avatar category. ;)


Sorry, you have to have at least 100 posts to qualify for this vote. I did mean to do a best avatar ctegory, but let's face it you would walk away with it......but let's see.

The write-in part was a joke, actually.
by Masterpiece?
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Board Oscars - Not yet nominated award
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

I write in myself, and request a Best Avatar category. ;)
by Masterpiece?
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Top 5 Bowie Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 4942

You can't listen to an artist's output in isolation from their total output, can you? Most don't, but I imagine some can. I don't do it to that extreme, but I try not to instantly compare something negatively to my faves by an artist, it's not really fair to the work. It should be judged on its own...
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Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Top 5 Bowie Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 4942

There are all kinds of Bowie fans, and no set rules about which albums to credit and discredit. Most people are in agreement that Never Let Me Down sucked rubber donkey lungs, but beyond that it's completely a matter of taste and experience. I never said Tonight was a great Bowie album. I said it wa...
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Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Top 5 Bowie Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 4942

While I didn't put it on my tops list, I will defend 1984's Tonight as quite a decent listen. Loving the Alien is a classic, and Blue Jean is a perfectly crafted pop single. The dearth of covers (Tonight, Neighborhood Threat, God Only Knows, I Keep Forgetting) isn't unprecedented, and at least two o...
by Masterpiece?
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Top 5 Bowie Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 4942

1. Scary Monsters
2. Station To Station
3. Let's Dance
4. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
5. Space Oddity
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5a. Hunky Dory
5b. Outside
by Masterpiece?
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: man out of time v I hope you're happy now (top 5's qf)
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

I almost wish that I Hope You're Happy was up against another song, they both deserve to stick around...
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Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Your Ten Favourite..... Joni Mitchell songs
Replies: 19
Views: 2842

I haven't picked up Travelogue yet. Now I have more incentive to...
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Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Your Ten Favourite..... Joni Mitchell songs
Replies: 19
Views: 2842

It's from Night Ride Home. In the liner notes, she credits Yeats, billing the song as "Music by JM, Based on a poem by WB Yeats". But that's all the detail she goes into.
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Your 10 favourite......New Order songs
Replies: 17
Views: 2575

Sort of in order, but I'm not as hardcore about ranking them as with other artists...

True Faith
Blue Monday
Regret
Bizarre Love Triangle
Round & Round
World
Perfect Kiss
Fine Time
Vanishing Point
Mr Disco
by Masterpiece?
Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Your Ten Favourite..... Joni Mitchell songs
Replies: 19
Views: 2842

Turbulent Indigo
Cherokee Louise
Woodstock
Free Man in Paris
Black Crow
Come in from the Cold
Help Me
Slouching Toward Bethlehem
Both Sides Now
Man from Mars

As you can see, I really love Night Ride Home and Turbulent Indigo. Also Court and Spark, obviously...
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Your Ten Favourite.....Talking Heads songs
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Crosseyed and Painless Once in a Lifetime Houses in Motion Drugs Life During Wartime Road to Nowhere Psycho Killer I Zimbra Found a Job Heaven HM: The Great Curve, (Nothing but) Flowers, This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Thank You For Sending Me An Angel, And She Was, everything else
by Masterpiece?
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What song can you absolutely NOT GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD?
Replies: 25
Views: 4452

Thanks, it's from a cover I designed for a Listserv CD project...wow, almost a decade ago:

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MP3s available here: http://paulyboy.com/lia/

Back on topic: Today it was ELO's "Telephone Line".

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