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by Miclewis
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trust Survivor - Round 10
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Trust Survivor - Round 10

Wow! I kind of thought that "You'll Never Be a Man" would be the winner.
by Miclewis
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trust Survivor - Round 9
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Trust Survivor - Round 9

I have to give a shout out to “Strict Time”; a song that equates sex, factory work, and the music business - all with triple puns!! What’s not to Love!!
by Miclewis
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor Round 6
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: Armed Forces Survivor Round 6

Oh My God, I'm crushed!

Big Boys is probably in my top ten of all Elvis' songs. It builds to such surprising tenderness and sadness when it gets to "She'll be the one".
by Miclewis
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 8)
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 8)

I keep voting for The Beat - never cared for it musically, though the lyrics are terrific. It is great to see in these polls what other people like and don’t like. I wonder which song will win. I would love it if No Action won, but not likely.
by Miclewis
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?
Replies: 40
Views: 5112

Re: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?

I actually feel that has never been a clunker album from Elvis. Even the album that Elvis himself thinks is his worst (GCW) has some great moments and kind of works as a cohesive album. WIWC has some of my favorite and greatest Elvis songs. People seem to forget how truly great songs like Radio Sile...
by Miclewis
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 8532

Re: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020

It definitely reminds me of Tom Waits’ “Real Gone” album. Maybe a specific reference by Elvis to “Hoist that Rag”.
by Miclewis
Sat May 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 10)
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 10)

As iconic as Alison is, I’m rooting for Red Shoes.
by Miclewis
Mon May 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 14
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 14

Wow, I thought Riot Act would be the last man standing.
It does warm my heart that Opportunity make it as far as it did. Still sad about Motel Matches though.
by Miclewis
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 8

Oh my God, Motel Matches out so early!! This is brutal!
by Miclewis
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 9601

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

I vote for:

Little Atoms
All This Useless Beauty
Complicated Shadows
by Miclewis
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 720
Views: 320872

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

On Today's posted TryGuys, "TryPod" podcast on YouTube; Zach was wearing a "The Other Side of Summer" T-shirt. I always loved the single cover, I didn't realize Elvis had t-shirts made. I presume for the 1991 tour with the Rude Five.
by Miclewis
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 720
Views: 320872

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Elvis certainly shows up in unexpected places. I was watching the second episode of a new TV show from Thailand (available on YouTube), called “3 Will Be Fee”. A character goes into the bathroom, and there is the cover of King of America on an album-sized tile hanging on the wall - very cool!
by Miclewis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 476
Views: 910620

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Well, I came up with a full tracklist for Look Now. Though, it doesn't really work as a double album yet - just a very long (too long) single album/CD: 1. Under Lime 2. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter 3. You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way 4. Stripping Paper 5. Unwanted Number 6. The Lovers That Never Were 7...
by Miclewis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rare versions of Painted from Memory?
Replies: 4
Views: 3476

Re: Rare versions of Painted from Memory?

While you are there, you should get: Elvis Costello (solo) - 2013-11-27 - Morristown, NJ

Excellent Show: My New Haunt and It Tears Me Up are spectacular - among others.

http://bbchron.blogspot.com/2013/12/elv ... 11-27.html
by Miclewis
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 69
Views: 32452

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

I never understood this impulse for music artists to release music that is extremely hard to get. I understand the desire to keep record stores alive; but I'm sure with only 3000 made, it will be impossible for me to get this release. Is Elvis so unhappy with the songs that he only wants a lucky (an...
by Miclewis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spike: 30 years ago
Replies: 17
Views: 9713

Re: Spike: 30 years ago

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that Spike was my first Elvis Costello album. I can’t believe it has 30 years. I originally bought it (on the release date) because of Paul McCartney’s involvement. I remember being struck first at Elvis’ terrific vocals. It wasn’t long before I was exploring Elvis ...
by Miclewis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Just for the fun of it
Replies: 34
Views: 14171

Re: Just for the fun of it

Under Tart Lime
Stick Out Your Tongue, Inch By Inch
Strict Needle Time
Beaten To The Sweetest Punch

My favorite:
Put Your Big Toe In The Darkest Place
by Miclewis
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums
Replies: 31
Views: 18286

Re: 5 Favorite Elvis Albums

Get Happy!!
King of America
Kojak Variety
The Delivery Man
Look Now (with Deluxe tracks)
by Miclewis
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theatre , Nov. 9th 2018 - CANCELLED
Replies: 16
Views: 8170

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theatre , Nov. 9th 2018

It will be my 13th time seeing EC live. Third time at the Oakdale Theatre.

Probably the best concert I have ever seen was EC, Emmylou Harris, and Larry Campbell here on July 22, 2005.
by Miclewis
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Name your 3 songs to revisit this tour
Replies: 14
Views: 6351

Re: Name your 3 songs to revisit this tour

Elvis’ take on “No Wonder” would be nice to hear. With background singers on the tour, it would be nice to hear “My Thief” and/or “Painted from Memory”. “Harpies Bizarre” would be nice (with its musical similarity to “Under Lime”). I definitely agree with the first post on this thread: “Song for Ros...
by Miclewis
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 22
Views: 9848

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

For reasons I can't quite qualify; "I Let The Sun Go Down" reminds me of "This is Hell", and "Stripping Paper" reminds me of "Nothing Clings Like Ivy". Maybe I'm crazy!
by Miclewis
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 476
Views: 910620

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I loved "Suspect My tears" when it was released in September. But something about hearing it in 'context" with the rest of the album makes it really shine. My least favorite song is probably "Dishonor the Stars"; which just means that it will be my favorite song a month from...
by Miclewis
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC radio 6), Oktober 6 & 7, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 5319

Re: Elvis on Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC radio 6), Oktober 6 & 7, 2018

Wow, I found "Look Now" to be stunningly beautiful. I always thought that one of the most brilliant decisions with recording Painted From memory was having "the great" Jim Keltner on drums. His Ringo-like playing really cuts through the syrupy stereotype that Burt Bacharach had i...
by Miclewis
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 8179

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

I always loved, “I wished her luck, with a capital “F””

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