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by Miclewis
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 665
Views: 112954

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Sitting in Brio's in Danbury, and Chelsea is playing. Odd for an Tuscan restaurant chain; but nice to hear.
by Miclewis
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on soundtrack to 'Vinyl' TV series, April 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3833

Re: Elvis on soundtrack to 'Vinyl' TV series, April 2016

Did anyone catch where this track was used in Sunday's episode, or was it cut?

I wonder if Elvis did record a version of "Backstabbers" as well, that got cut.
by Miclewis
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 13700

Re: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015

I noticed that more and more Elvis albums have started to become avialable for 24-bit download at http://www.hdtracks.com. I am waiting for a weekly sale coupon from them for KoA and Get Happy!!!
by Miclewis
Fri May 15, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1388
Views: 319052

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

I've heard Elvis twice this morning at Caesar's Casino in Atlantic City:

Pump It Up in the casino and Veronica at Gordon Ramsey's Pub & Grill.
by Miclewis
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Solo Carnegie Hall June 24/25
Replies: 146
Views: 18465

Re: Elvis Costello Solo Carnegie Hall June 24/25

I feel that I should defend "The Last Year of My Youth" from last night. I thought it was a little "catchier" musically than the Letterman version. Plus I can't be sure, but. i think he tightened up the lyrics a little. I definitely had a stronger opinion of the song last night. ...
by Miclewis
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Solo Carnegie Hall June 24/25
Replies: 146
Views: 18465

Re: Elvis Costello Solo Carnegie Hall June 24/25

Amazing show!!! My personal highlights:

Walking My Baby Back Home
Shabby Doll
Ascension Day and You Turned to Me (on guitar!)
Come the Meantimes
Jimmie Standing in the Rain (always a favorite)
Alison (it always amazing to me how Elvis can bring such life to a song he's played so much)
by Miclewis
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays New Haven, Nov. 8 '13
Replies: 33
Views: 3992

Re: Elvis plays New Haven, Nov. 8 '13

So many highlights; I can't choose a favorite. Real surprises for me: Sneaky Feelings was amazing!! Beautiful vocal on Alison; you would think Elvis would just phone it in after so many years. An extra verse in Shipbuilding about "babies in boxes", with terrific electric piano playing. &qu...
by Miclewis
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays New Haven, Nov. 8 '13
Replies: 33
Views: 3992

Re: Elvis plays New Haven, Nov. 8 '13

I got a great ticket: 4th row, orchestra. Can't wait!!!
by Miclewis
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Best Country Songs by Elvis Costello?
Replies: 13
Views: 2096

Re: Best Country Songs by Elvis Costello?

I have to mention two of my favorites:

"I Felt the Chill Before Winter Came"
"Song With Rose"
by Miclewis
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 170592

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Frankly, I find "Wake Me Up" to be the only song on the album that gets a little tiresome, speaking of song length.

"Sugar Won’t Work", "Refuse To Be Saved", and "Stick Out Your Tongue" really build up into quite a groove. "Wake Me Up" - not so much.
by Miclewis
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover
Replies: 32
Views: 4044

Re: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover

I always wished it had come to pass. Many years ago there was a charity tribute to Sgt. Pepper's where Elvis and Tom Waits were suppose to record "A Day in the Life". I guess their schedules did not make it possible. I just assume that Elvis would get the Lennon, main vocal; and Tom Waits ...
by Miclewis
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Gathering of the Vibes 2013 - Wishful Thinking
Replies: 0
Views: 1680

Gathering of the Vibes 2013 - Wishful Thinking

I'm at Gathering of the Vibes today in Bridgeport, CT.

The Roots and Gov't Mule are both here. I wish there was a chance that Elvis would show up.

He was great here two years ago with The Imposters!
by Miclewis
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & Friends Christmas CD: My Attempt
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Elvis Costello & Friends Christmas CD: My Attempt

1. St Stephen's Day Murders - Elvis Costello & The Chieftains - The Bells of Dublin 2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman - Aimee Mann - One More Drifter In the Snow 3. Away in a Manger - Sam Phillips -Cold Dark Night 4. Xmas Cake - Rilo Kiley - Maybe This Christmas Too 5. 2000 Miles - Pretenders - Hol...
by Miclewis
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Other artists' songs that remind you of EC
Replies: 26
Views: 3561

Re: Other artists' songs that remind you of EC

Is it just me, or does Radiohead's "OK Computer" generally just sound and feel a lot like "Imperial Bedroom"? Songs like "No Surprises" and "Let Down" just remind me of Elvis, though I can't point exactly to why.
by Miclewis
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What live versions of songs do you prefer to the studio ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3162

Re: What live versions of songs do you prefer to the studio

I always thought "Shabby Doll" was much stronger live. The fantastic version with Fiona Apple being a great example.
by Miclewis
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Macca/Elvis
Replies: 17
Views: 2306

Re: Macca/Elvis

I always really liked Paul's drummIng on "Band on the Run". There's a famous story about Keith Moon asking Paul who the great drummer was on Band on the Run. Paul was very proud to say that he was.
by Miclewis
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Cover Versions Of Elvis Songs You'd Like To Hear
Replies: 33
Views: 3573

Re: Cover Versions Of Elvis Songs You'd Like To Hear

I can't even imagine David Crosby doing "Almost Ideal Eyes", whom it was initially written for; but I would love to hear it.
by Miclewis
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: songs Elvis should retire (if he hasn't already)
Replies: 47
Views: 6608

Re: songs Elvis should retire (if he hasn't already)

I can agree on some of these songs. It is getting difficult to do Alison in a new way. But having recently seen Elvis live, I must say that Watching the Detectives still has some life in it. And, Alibi was great live; I forgot how good the song was. Sulphur To Sugarcane suffers from the same problem...
by Miclewis
Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters/ Wellmont Theater, NJ, Oct.6 '11
Replies: 43
Views: 3526

Re: Elvis/Imposters/ Wellmont Theater, NJ, Oct.6 '11

The Howlin' Wolf set w/Hubert Sumlin was amazing, especially Shake for Me - EC on harmonica and reverb vocals. I felt like I was actually hearing Howlin' Wolf for a second. Other highlights: Riot Act with an amazing close - it actually made me think of Pink Floyd at their best. Purple Rain, Poison M...
by Miclewis
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pete's best work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: Pete's best work?

I have to agree about "13 Steps Lead Down". I didn't think it was possible to have melodic drumming.

I also have to mention Pete's fantastic Ringo imitation in the middle of "Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head"
by Miclewis
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover
Replies: 32
Views: 4044

Re: Wishful Thinking: Songs You'd Love To See Elvis Cover

A great classic that I can just imagine Elvis doing with Steve Nieve:

"Everybody Loves a Winner" by William Bell
by Miclewis
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis
Replies: 182
Views: 26709

Re: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis on soundtrack for 'One Day' Aug

It never ceases to amaze me with Elvis Costello's songs; the first time I heard "Sparkling Day", I did not care for it at all. I warmed up to it on the second listen; and by the third - I'm totally hooked. I felt this exact same way most recently with "The Spell that You Cast", w...
by Miclewis
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 7717

Re: In praise of Momofuku

Weird coincidence a minute ago: I am shuffling a bunch of Elvis' best while doing a crossword. "Pardon Me Madam..." started and I was thinking how good Momofuku actually is, and the clue in the crossword at the same time was "a five letter word for a Japanese noodle dish" (RAMEN)...
by Miclewis
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Has Elvis Ever Discussed His Weight Loss Publically?
Replies: 11
Views: 3337

Has Elvis Ever Discussed His Weight Loss Publically?

Has Elvis Ever Discussed His Weight Loss Publically?

Initially I was worried about his health, but he seems fine now.
Dieting must be a little more difficult for Elvis since he is a vegetarian. An Atkins-like diet, which helped me loose 90 lbs., would be really tough.
by Miclewis
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beacon tix presale is open
Replies: 37
Views: 3903

Re: Beacon tix presale is open

Just bought my ticket for the 22nd. Second balcony seemed to be the best I could do at this late date - but at least I'm in the first row so I should be able to see.

I wish though that The Sugarcanes were involved as well. I regret not being able to see Elvis and them live.

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