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by A rope leash
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

I think most of the world would agree that Elvis does not have a "beautiful" voice. It is very distinctive, however, and he manages to put it where and when it needs to be, all up and down the register. Yes, the high-end is often strained, which is okay for Rock and Roll, but maybe not so ...
by A rope leash
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway
Replies: 88
Views: 33960

Re: 'Painted From Memory' on Broadway

Hey...just skimmed this thread, and found very few clues to what the premise and the plot to the musical might have been. Has it been revealed? Anyway, listening to the new release and songs that may or may not have been included, I have surmised a scenario of my own... A man is commissioned to pain...
by A rope leash
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hey you out there...
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Hey you out there...

"Insidious"!

Perfect! I can see it used as a promotional device...





...mmmmmm! Insidious!
by A rope leash
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

It doesn't matter what kind of music your are into, because Elvis has a little something for everyone. He's like the Santa Claus of songwriters. I can literally feel my vocal chords trying to work out the songs on this recording. I'm getting better, but the range is sometimes impossible. Forget the ...
by A rope leash
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hey you out there...
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Hey you out there...

Hey thanks for the positive review of my review! This record now pretty much controls my brain. It's sinking right in and nesting comfortably. Thank you Elvis! Yeah, I get that Dusty Springfield feel, maybe some Dionne Warwick. I could see Beck sampling it... Still don't hear it on the radio, though...
by A rope leash
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: "Stripping Paper"- an archeology of Eros

Nice deconstruction here. Elvis has been saying that maybe he wasn't the best original choice for singer of the band. But, when it comes to Elvis, I've never heard a cover sound better than his original. He's trained his voice well over the years, and he's become very adept. I don't know what kind o...
by A rope leash
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hey you out there...
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Hey you out there...

...sorry about the separate thread. I didn't want this rambling mess to disjoint someone else's. "Young poets imitate. Mature poets steal." - T. S. Eliot I got the rent caught up and made the car payment. Stupid cellphones... So we got a little food, and saved some gas money, and I said wh...
by A rope leash
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 387
Views: 35686

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I woke this morning with under lime under lime under lime and here it is near noon and still under lime under lime under lime repeating repeating repeat repeating. Most of the tracks are on YouTube now. I haven't heard any of it on the radio. It isn't Momofuku . But, I didn't hear that on the radio,...
by A rope leash
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 387
Views: 35686

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I'm jazzed about the release next week, and pleased because the new part-time job I got is working out, so it looks like I might be able to indulge my fandom. All the released songs I've listened to over the phone-youtube-bluetooth-speaker bar connection are irritating me tremendously. Am I hearing ...
by A rope leash
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Suspect My Tears Music Video
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Suspect My Tears Music Video

I'm curious as to how much input Elvis had on this video.

Seems a bit farmed.
by A rope leash
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 1381

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

Elvis lyrics running through my mind since this thread began... Two Little Hitlers seems to fit the category. It's a masterpiece of clever grins. Why are we racing to be so old? I'm up late pacing the floor I won't be told You have your reservations I'm bought and sold I'll face the music I'll face ...
by A rope leash
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 1381

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

From Daddy can I Turn This? Is anybody acting your age? You got a girl you keep in a cage You give her presents after a while A birthday cake containing a file From Monkey to Man Every time man struggles and fails He makes up some kind of fairy tales After all of the misery that he has caused He den...
by A rope leash
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Amy Winehouse
Replies: 3
Views: 2174

Re: Amy Winehouse

I can't listen it's too sad.
by A rope leash
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 13883

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

Big Nothing

Don't ask why...it's self explanatory.
by A rope leash
Tue May 31, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Rome , May 29 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 7615

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Rome , May 29 2016

The grand finale with fans who besiege the stage, just under his feet, and with I Want You so painful and intense, whispered a bit 'into the microphone a little' off, slicing his heart in slow motion, with a knife thin.


Holy moly!
by A rope leash
Thu May 19, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 157327

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

It almost seems like he had to create some hollow adversity in his life so he could overcome it. He could have dished more and poked up the fire. He doesn't care enough to be angry anymore, and I guess it's a good thing. It's a good slice of the history of the last days of the "record industry&...
by A rope leash
Tue May 17, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 157327

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

The book suffers from the same circumstance I spoke of in another thread. He is pushed to do so much, and he does get it done but he depends too much on his science fiction twin to get it done one time. So the product isn't quite as great as it could be, but an under-worked and wandering literary pi...
by A rope leash
Mon May 16, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 157327

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

I was surprised at how much of his childhood he recalls. I kind of liked the family history, as it makes it easier to see how someone becomes a professional musician. It helps if you are born to it. I wish he had dished more on Diana, and I didn't see a thing about Bruce's novel. He's very wise to s...
by A rope leash
Mon May 16, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "I might do something expectedly..."
Replies: 16
Views: 5287

Re: "I might do something expectedly..."

I might disagree some. Part of me would like to see Elvis slow down and take it easy. He works very hard. He could relax for a while and work on something spectacular. A song-a-day sounds like some kind of sound factory, where you're docked for bathroom breaks. Yes, it could be profitable, but what ...
by A rope leash
Sat May 14, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 157327

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

I finished the book about ten minutes ago. I took the opportunity to buy it and read it on the occasion of a minor but painful surgery. It hurts to laugh. Elvis moonwalks through his life with the elegance of dust revealed by an afternoon sun ray through dirty green glass panes set in grey wood with...
by A rope leash
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"
Replies: 23
Views: 7005

Re: 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"

I adore this recording, warts and all. It's okay to complain about Elvis' voice, but for me it only adds to the sincerity of the recording. These are not easy songs to sing. Try it yourself, and see if you can even keep your breath. No person with a "beautiful" voice could do any better, i...
by A rope leash
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: David Bowie RIP (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016)
Replies: 24
Views: 8956

Re: David Bowie RIP (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016)

A class act all the way and the sorrow is unanimous.

I saw him in Oakland on the Let's Dance tour. Stevie Ray Vaughn played in the band.

A rare one, and under appreciated if you ask me.
by A rope leash
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on CBS News Sunday Morning, Oct. 18 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

Re: Elvis on CBS News Sunday Morning, Oct. 18 2015

This was the most exciting thing I've seen on television in a long time. I got chills and it made me cry.

It is a little cool this morning, and I have a toothache, but...

I can't wait for the movie.
by A rope leash
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Sioux City, IA, July 24 '15
Replies: 13
Views: 3850

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Sioux City, IA, July 24 '15

Telling the cops to stand down or else.

That's my boy.

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