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by erey
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

more so on your side of the atlantic. we stopped recognizing royalty almost 250 years ago. this continuing practice seems quaint by our cowboy standards. not trying to step on toes. Not true. I've done as much gassing about the subject as anyone here, and I'm on the left side of the Atlantic. I'm n...
by erey
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

verbal gymnastics wrote:
Arbogast wrote:A fucking disgrace. Full stop.


You’ve posted this twice now. Is there something you’d like to get off your chest?

In the words of Dr Frasier Crane, I’m listening...


If he keeps posting it, we'll know it must be his new signature. As in, "Arbogast: A fucking disgrace. Full stop."
by erey
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Remedy Robinson's podcast about Elvis's lyrics.
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: Remedy Robinson's podcast about Elvis's lyrics.

Ok, Boomers. :P

The author also posts blog version, for those of you who can abide the podcast: https://slowdragwithremedy.home.blog/
by erey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Thanks, Ulster Boy. I guess the fact that some civil servants receive honors upon retirement explains why some people cursed EC for accepting "honors for doing your job" -- although that wouldn't seem to apply to him.
by erey
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Very eloquent debate. Thanks for the kind words, Ulster Boy, although some might regret your encouraging me. :wink: This gets back to the brawl you wandered into. Consider how all this has looked from the outside: "Hey, this guy whose music we all like just got some kind of state honour for hi...
by erey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

I expect you must be right, although it surprises me. EC is a multi-millionaire rock star with an official website containing links to his 'store' where you can buy all manner of stuff, loads of promotional and advertising sections as well as his blogs/posts. I would be surprised if he was running ...
by erey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

OK. Wouldn't dispute any of that. I would dispute the idea that EC might be 'surprised, bemused and conflicted' but simultaneously carefully calculating how best to 'make the most of his social media engagement in the wake of this newsworthy event'. I'm being open and honest here. If he was truly '...
by erey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Hawksmoor, Maybe you're just a guy who wandered into the bar just as the brawl was winding down and got himself pasted for his trouble. On the other hand, you did call EC "pathetic", which is a pretty obnoxious thing to say about anybody, so maybe you should have known better -- or at leas...
by erey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

My dearest Hawksmoor, To put it nicely, you may want to consider the possibility that EC's Facebook and other communications are not intended exclusively for the consumption of the tiny subset of his fans that feel substantially conflicted or negative about his accepting the OBE. Furthermore, to put...
by erey
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Hawksmoor wrote: ...


Reason #837 EC will never, ever move back to England. :roll:
by erey
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 36866

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

The process in its shorter form can take around 6- 9 months (there are exceptions where e.g. a sports team wins a big international tournament, then there is some fast tracking). I have an uneasy feeling that ECs (mis) reported illness last summer may have been the trigger for this. Ulster Boy wins...
by erey
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Universal vault fire: Were any EC tapes lost?
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: Universal vault fire: Were any EC tapes lost?

MOJO wrote:This happened in 2008? Why are we flashing back to this story when the whole world is ready to go up in flames with the various bozos we have leading/running our countries.


Because Universal lied about it for years and the recent NYT article is the first widely published, comprehensive account.
by erey
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Girls Girls Girls mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 4888

Re: A Girls Girls Girls mystery

Sort of timely, too, as "Performance" was directed by Nicholas Roeg, who recently departed this plane of existence. Here's how the song appeared in the movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr76UV4sESg
by erey
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters, private gig in New York, NY, November 18, 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Re: Elvis & Imposters, private gig in New York, NY, November 18, 2018

erey wrote I'm not normally sniffy about these things, but, jeez, Amway? What's next, the Church of Scientology? My sentiments exactly - and I'll bet whatever turnover Amway make in the next millennium you'd never catch VG making the cheesey hand gesture seen in the second photo just because he's m...
by erey
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters, private gig in New York, NY, November 18, 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Re: Elvis & Imposters, private gig in New York, NY, November 18, 2018

I'm not normally sniffy about these things, but, jeez, Amway? What's next, the Church of Scientology?

I hope EC and his entire crew made out with as big a sack of cash as they could carry.
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: 15916

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: 7023

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: 41
Views: 22210

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: 3875

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.
http://www.eventresourcespresents.com/a ... 096/name/1
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: 3401

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: 3401

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: 2802

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: 11737

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: 24183

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...

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