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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: 10564

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", show in L.A. , Dec. 11 2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8948

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: 3913

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: 3913

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: 3913

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: 104215

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: 3151

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
by erey
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays benefit in Austin, TX, Oct. 22, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3151

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

I'm not saying EC monitors any of the fan forums dedicated to him, but I will point out that last night was the first time in a very long time (er... so I heard) that EC did NOT introduce "Accidents" with some version of the Arizona taxi driver story recently discussed here: http://www.elv...
by erey
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays benefit in Austin, TX, Oct. 22, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3151

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

Not a brand new act but maybe some of the songs he'd resurrected for the IB and Other Chambers tour or even some of the Face In The Crowd songs done with Larkin Poe ? Didn't seem like too much to ask for a little variation from the Detour gigs that have been running for two + years! Well, Larkin Po...
by erey
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays benefit in Austin, TX, Oct. 22, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3151

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

You expected him to cook up a brand new act for a one-off charity gig?
by erey
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!
Replies: 27
Views: 1858

Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Thanks for your reportage, SoulForHire.

Do you happen to know if the Wynn holds acts to the 90-minute limit for show duration stated on the website?
by erey
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'My life in music' - interview , Oct. 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: 'My life in music' - interview , Oct. 2017

docinwestchester wrote:^^Good questions and interesting answers


Fair bit of flaky translation, though. Wish we could read the original English.
by erey
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.

I LOVE this theory. Makes quite a bit of sense. Even the "service stations" line could be fit into a driving to Mexico scenario. Yes, the whole lyric of "Busy Bodies" resonates more with the story he tells in his memoir than "Accidents" does. Including getting back to ...
by erey
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.

Given how chaotic Elvis's life was at the time I'd tend to the theory that Elvis's memory of the time has blurred a bit. 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 d...
by erey
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ross McManus
Replies: 88
Views: 39526

Re: Ross McManus

Excellent info! I knew I could count on you to track down the facts and birth certificates... Thanks, popey. To your point that, strictly speaking, it doesn't make a lot of sense to change the spelling of one's name from "Mc" to "Mac" in order to downplay Irish ethnicity... Goog...
by erey
Wed May 31, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ross McManus
Replies: 88
Views: 39526

Re: Ross McManus

I wouldn't put any stock in the spelling of the quote from the "unspecified source". The record itself is credited to Day Costello. Going through the scrapbook at the end of UM&DI indicates EC's dad used "Ross McManus" professionally in Liverpool (e.g., the Ross McManus Quint...
by erey
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 10564

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

Once again, fascinating detective work. Thanks, Sulky. The more I think about it, the more it seems likely that EC did write "Red Shoes" on the holiday weekend of August 30. I believe Lilian worked an office job in those days, so it would make sense for him to go up and see her on a weeke...
by erey
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 10564

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

Related to my previous posting (see above). Bolding mine. Punk Rock: Rebels Against the System Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 7 August 1976 JOHNNY ROTTEN looks bored. The emphasis is on the word "looks" rather than, as Johnny would have you believe, the word "bored". His clothes, h...
by erey
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 10564

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

Since we're at the 40th anniversary of the release of EC's first single, I thought it was about time to revive this thread. I don't have any blockbusters to impart, but I did want to follow up on what I last said about ways to figure out the MAIT recording dates. Here are the things that need to be ...
by erey
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 525
Views: 104215

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Also, i got a funny feeling there were five or six times that he just HAD TO verify some date and/or factoid at our sister site, THE ELVIS COSTELLO WIKI.... anybody agree? Not that that would at all be disturbing, just sensible as a tool available for verification purposes. Definitely agree, BA. On...
by erey
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit
Replies: 23
Views: 4981

Re: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit

A little more on this at the original link: [...] By Elvis Costello — according to an email, 17.11.16. And then we find that maybe it’s not THE Elvis Costello https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/status/799801632389152768 and then we receive this in another email (20.11.16): Hi… This parody lyric came ...
by erey
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit
Replies: 23
Views: 4981

Re: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit

So that was "our" Neil? Cool. If we hear any more about this -- which I kind doubt we will -- I suspect it will turn out to be a misunderstanding rather than an intentional deception. As Mr. Getgood said, why pretend to be EC? Meanwhile, I'll leave it to someone else to break it to sulky l...
by erey
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 85
Views: 19462

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

I'm really hoping to hear or see some of this. I haven't been able to hear any of the songs that supposedly leaked. Are they good? Subjectively: Yes! I've heard ~10 of them, and I think they are great. A bit more objectively: They went over great with audiences at the 4 shows I show where EC played...
by erey
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit
Replies: 23
Views: 4981

Re: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit

Strange, too, that they would post it without comment, as if being personally emailed an original song/poem by Elvis Costello didn't merit any special mention.

Perhaps they didn't recognize the name?
by erey
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Attractions on Dutch tv/radio , 1970s
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: Elvis & The Attractions on Dutch tv/radio , 1970s

Since EC's guitar does not yet say "Costello" on the neck and still has its original brown finish, these photos are likely some of the earliest taken of EC. I think these Schultz photos must have been taken around the same time as the Anton Corbijn photo that graces the cover of UM&DI,...

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