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by ramalama
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre June 3 2017  
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre June 3 2017  

The difficulty I have in appreciating a new song is that I spend the first 3/4s of it wracking my brain trying to figure out whehter it is some obscure Momofuku outtake that is going to make my setlist incomplete. I jot down lyrical snippets in hopes the internet will save me later. What I have from...
by ramalama
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4299

Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

At the Berkeley show tonight, the woman at the table sold what she said was the last copy to my brother, but it wasn't clear whether she meant it was the last copy available for tonight's show or the last copy available.
by ramalama
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre June 3 2017  
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

Re: Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers - Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre June 3 2017  

First, a report on the vinyl. My brother bought what the lady at the table said was the last copy of Bright Blue Times, and that the song was going to be played tonight. I don't know if she meant the last copy available at this show or the last one available. In any event, the song was not played to...
by ramalama
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello in translation
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Elvis Costello in translation

There was a book published about the time of All This Useless Beauty of Elvis lyrics published in Italian. I can't recall the name and Amazon/Ebay don't seem to list it. One of my long regretted passed-up purchases at Tower Outlet in San Francisco.
by ramalama
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Blame it on Kaine
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Blame it on Kaine

stellar credentials at paragraph 6 CAMBRIDGE — He was a year younger than most of his classmates, a state-school graduate and devout Catholic from the Midwest suddenly surrounded by Ivy Leaguers on a secular East Coast campus. It was clear, when Tim Kaine arrived at Harvard Law School in the fall of...
by ramalama
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pete Thomas on "The Trap Set"
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Pete Thomas on "The Trap Set"

New Lace Sleeves intro = Devo's Satisfaction. It seems so obvious now.
by ramalama
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3132

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

last night was the first time in a long time that i had to see elvis alone. to my soul, the sound was perfect.
by ramalama
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3132

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

the printed set list is not accurate: no cheap reward, watch your step, my all time doll, she's pulling out the pin, stella hurt, slow drag, when i was curel, scare myself, i want you, i can't stand up, veronica, man out of time or all the rage. the show went past 11 as it was; there was no way to f...
by ramalama
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3132

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

complicated shadows red shoes hope your happy now accidents will happen ascension day church underground radio soul motel matches matter of time shipbuilding when i write the book/everyday i write the book walking my baby back home ghost train town cryer watching the detectives it's not my time to g...
by ramalama
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3132

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

I'll be there in my Green Shirt
by ramalama
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: RIP ALLEN TOUSSAINT
Replies: 41
Views: 7752

Re: RIP ALLEN TOUSSAINT

As soon as I heard the news, I went right to this clip of Allen's moving version of Jesse Winchester's Bye Bye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXvBD5T9za4
by ramalama
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: I'm Your Toy promo video on Vevo/YouTube
Replies: 21
Views: 2846

Re: I'm Your Toy promo video on Vevo/YouTube

That's got to be the worst bass-sync I've seen this side of Danny Bonaduce
by ramalama
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy 50th birthday to John Foyle
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Happy 50th birthday to John Foyle

So of the 438,300 hours you've existed (give or take given the time zone difference), what percentage of them have been spent on matters Elvis-related?
by ramalama
Mon May 11, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: French lyric of Indoor Fireworks
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: French lyric of Indoor Fireworks

One of my great regrets is passing up on a book of Elvis' lyrics translated into Italian, circa ATUB, which was available cheap at the Tower Outlet (RIP) in San Francisco.
by ramalama
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Guest Narrator with SF Symphony Jan 16-18, 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4352

Re: EC Guest Narrator with SF Symphony Jan 16-18, 2015

Granted, I'd probably give a positive review of Elvis hawking juicers at Tesco, but it was fun to see him, Malcolm McDowell and Nick Gabriel 's spoken word performance (though MTT gave them a run for their money as King). At first, Elvis' part was a little stilted, but he's eventually given the free...
by ramalama
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What are Elvis's favourite venues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: What are Elvis's favourite venues?

He is a frequent performer at the Bridge School concerts, but Shoreline is an awful outdoor venue. He has seemed to enjoy the Great American Music Hall in SF when he has played the Austin DeLone benefits. I remember one time that the venue influenced the set list: at the Fillmore, he responded to a ...
by ramalama
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album
Replies: 38
Views: 8557

Re: Elvis writes song for Darlene Love album

Darlene Love is giving a free concert in San Francisco today. At the pre--concert talk, I fed Ben Fong-Torres a question about the new album and the song Elvis wrote. According to Darlene, Elvis has written two new songs and they were both custom-written for her.
by ramalama
Wed May 21, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters, Rohnert Park (CA), Sept 3, 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4136

Re: Elvis & Imposters, Rohnert Park (CA), Sept 3, 2014

Pre-sale announcement 12:18

Click for tickets 12:19

Closest seat available: Row Q

I think I'll wait
by ramalama
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: RIP JESSE WINCHESTER!
Replies: 16
Views: 2768

Re: RIP JESSE WINCHESTER!

An Elvis-laden tribute from the LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mu ... z2z4cemMR3
by ramalama
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Helen Mirren - captions wanted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

Re: Elvis & Helen Mirren - captions wanted!

Sorry to go for the obvious: someday you're going to have to face the deep, dark truthful Mirren
by ramalama
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Lou Reed
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: Lou Reed

1996--the dawning of the polka dot shirt phase?
by ramalama
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hardly Strictly 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

Re: Hardly Strictly 2012

This is the first of 3 shows in SF. Later Tonight, show #2 is Elvis and Buddy Miller subbing for the ailing Jesse Winchester, sharing the bill with Nick Lowe. Show #3 is tomorrow's deLone show. Unfortunately, show #1 is the only one I'll attend. I arrived 5 minutes early only to find Elvis into his ...
by ramalama
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hardly Strictly 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

Re: Hardly Strictly 2012

Elvis has the Friday night slot. No time announced yet.

[url]http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/[/url]
by ramalama
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hardly Strictly 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

Re: Hardly Strictly 2012

Curious that the LoWinchester show is not billed as the Richard Delone Special Housing benefit, leaving open the possibility that the benefit will occur Thursday night.

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