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by erey
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour
Replies: 39
Views: 3586

Re: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour

Thank you, docinwestchester. I hadn't realized you were an actual doc, in Westchester.
by erey
Wed May 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.

I think I might have solved this mystery. Back when we had this discussion, I had the idea that EC probably was correctly remembering having an unhappy tryst with a Tucson taxi driver and then skulking back to his hotel feeling like a miserable, no-good, philandering bastard and writing a song abou...
by erey
Sat May 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!
Replies: 40
Views: 12679

Re: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!!

I'm too lazy to go hunt for it now, but I do remember Elvis saying, in an interview that came out shortly before news of the new album broke, that he was itching to record some of the new songs he'd written with Burt.
by erey
Mon May 07, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC plays corporate gig in New Jersey, May 4, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: EC plays corporate gig in New Jersey, May 4, 2018

stricttime81 wrote:What do you think EC pulls in for a gig like that? $100k?


Good guess.
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Elvis Costello; $75K-$150K; Pop / Rock / Alternative
by erey
Thu May 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Orleans JazzFest
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: New Orleans JazzFest

Close...but, i give closest to mirroring Elvis' career to PAUL WELLER!!! I can see that POV, but I was thinking of audience size/reach as well as creative output. Paul Weller doesn't really have a career to speak of in the US. David Byrne fills the same sized, and sometimes the exact same, halls as...
by erey
Thu May 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Orleans JazzFest
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: New Orleans JazzFest

Thanks for posting, ice nine. I was reflecting recently that Byrne was probably EC's most direct peer: "new wave" (quote-unquote) star who just kept moving creatively. I'm going to try to check out Byrne's show when it comes to my town, if I can get a decent ticket.
by erey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What did he say? (Royal Oak, MI 1978)
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: What did he say? (Royal Oak, MI 1978)

The supect the humor may have been largely visual. The footage doesn't capture said guy, but he may have been notably goofy-looking/acting.
by erey
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The 'Vanity Factory' trumpets its Elvis past
Replies: 25
Views: 5966

Re: The 'Vanity Factory' trumpets its Elvis past

verbal gymnastics wrote:The curse of Costello...


Sometimes it can take more than 40 years to kick in! :D

But seriously, this does seem like a shame. At least the let the Hoover Factor stand when they turned it into flats.
by erey
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 9180

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

Hmmm - if the album's out in September, that suggests another tour this autumn. I wonder whether therefore we'll be treated to any of the new songs in the summer tour. I hope he plays loads of 'em. I wouldn't bank on (m)any new songs in the summer tour. During the late-winter tourlette, EC specific...
by erey
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters , Port Chester , March 11 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 4351

Re: Elvis and The Imposters , Port Chester , March 11 2018

Upon review, it sounds like the same guy who screamed "Two Little Hitlers" about 1 second prior to the start of Almost Blue. Wildly inappropriate and not a plant IMO. The "Two Little Hitlers" guy was the balcony, or maybe way in the back on the floor. The "Welcome to the Wo...
by erey
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters , Port Chester , March 11 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 4351

Re: Elvis and The Imposters , Port Chester , March 11 2018

Welcome To The Working Week was a shouted audience request. Yes, not by me, and it would be a shame if that took the place of Party Girl! :? I'm pretty sure this was semi-setup. Like, the requester probably put his request in before the show or something. The guy was a few seats over from me. He sh...
by erey
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis tweets photos from a recording session ? Feb. 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2976

Re: Elvis tweets photos from a recording session ? Feb. 2018

Boulevard Recording is almost surely where EC and the gang have been the past few days. It's located just a few blocks from one end of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which EC has been tweeting photos of all week. I wouldn't necessarily bet on any recordings coming out the this, though. More likely it w...
by erey
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imposters March 7, 8, & 9 New York!!! NOW NOW NOW
Replies: 41
Views: 5829

Re: Imposters March 7, 8, & 9 New York!!! NOW NOW NOW

Any guess why these shows are age-restricted to 16+ and 18+ respective?

Drinking age is still 21 in New York state, afaik. Does this performance feature "adult" content? :)
by erey
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 - cancelled
Replies: 57
Views: 10625

Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

I wouldn't assume Chris's health issues had nothing to do with it. I'm hoping he got some good news today, too.
by erey
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 - cancelled
Replies: 57
Views: 10625

Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

I lived in Vegas for over 30 years. I still have a lot of family and friends there. I was trying to arrange a trip to LV to attend at least one of the shows. There are some pretty serious sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn. I would think that has to be the reason. There would seem to ...
by erey
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 - cancelled
Replies: 57
Views: 10625

Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

I'm not sure which lines other people are reading between, but I'm reading between these: http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10753#p7733805 My guess is the past week was spent trying to figure out if they could make the Vegas run work without a little bit of Toast. And t...
by erey
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 - cancelled
Replies: 57
Views: 10625

Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

The terse and nonspecific nature of the announcement suggests the venue was not the issue.
by erey
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 15924

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

I turned up another little data point for our timeline here. To recap: We know EC considers "Hoover Factory" to be a creative breakthrough that ultimately enabled him to write the songs that made him famous. The song was partly inspired by seeing the Hoover Building on his daily commute to...
by erey
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 28219

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

The soundtrack is credited to Josh Ralph and he was reported to be involved with the film in July 2016, while the film was being made. Elvis's involvement seems to have been prompted by the filmmakers seeing him in concert in London in May 2016. Given that Elvis has said he based his song on seeing...
by erey
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Reissue catalogue in a mess?
Replies: 31
Views: 6780

Re: Reissue catalogue in a mess?

Poor Deportee wrote:
There is no "case to be made" for it, apart from whatever interest we find in the question.


Well, then find some interest. Say something interesting.
by erey
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Reissue catalogue in a mess?
Replies: 31
Views: 6780

Re: Reissue catalogue in a mess?

Poor Deportee wrote:
He may not care much - that seems true enough - but that doesn't make the question of what his "legacy" is irrelevant.


You raised the question, so I'd say it's encumbant on you to make a case for its revelance.
by erey
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Reissue catalogue in a mess?
Replies: 31
Views: 6780

Re: Reissue catalogue in a mess?

A wider question concerns EC's general legacy. 30 years from now, when a good chunk of his long-term fan base is either in the earth or in dotage, how much of his work will remain widely circulated and of ongoing interest? Don't ask me. I don't think he cares much about his posthumous legacy. He's ...
by erey
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 525
Views: 142547

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

It let me grab it. No paywall. Elvis Costello : « Mon écriture est instinctive » Les Mémoires du musicien britannique, auteur de plus de 400 chansons, sont publiés en français. LE MONDE | 27.10.2017 à 10h04 • Mis à jour le 27.10.2017 à 10h24 | Propos recueillis par Bruno Lesprit Abonnez vous à parti...
by erey
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays benefit in Austin, TX, Oct. 22, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 8230

Re: Elvis (solo) plays benefit in Austin, TX, Oct. 22, 2017

If there was a Whin(g)ing Olympics, we'd have some champs here. :P :D :D

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