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by A rope leash
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Amy Winehouse
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

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: 7950

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: 4791

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: 525
Views: 105407

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: 525
Views: 105407

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: 525
Views: 105407

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: 3381

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: 525
Views: 105407

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: 4854

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: 6756

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: 2860

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: 2931

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

Telling the cops to stand down or else.

That's my boy.
by A rope leash
Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts of Detour
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Re: Thoughts of Detour

I did not get to see this show at all, even though it passed fairly close to me. I have enjoyed visiting this site daily for all the updates and reviews. The reviews have been almost universally glowing, both here in the states and across the pond. I do hope this show will be presented in some sort ...
by A rope leash
Tue May 12, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Covers of Elvis songs
Replies: 61
Views: 13371

Re: Covers of Elvis songs

Thanks, I needed that...
by A rope leash
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1403
Views: 341916

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

I find it interesting...forgive me if I am mistaken, but you are in England, correct? I think Every Day I Write the Book is the only Elvis song I have ever heard in an elevator or retail store here in the USA, and I have probably heard it about ten times. It must be a conspiracy. Didn't Elvis say re...
by A rope leash
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1403
Views: 341916

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

I use my forum moniker for not only this forum, but also for other forums. I also use it for some junk email. I have often spelled it out for people and they have said it aloud..."a rope leash"...but no one has ever said "O hey like from that song!" I know it's pretty obscure but...
by A rope leash
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on the Late Show With David Letterman one last time, April 23, 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 10119

Re: EC to appear on the Late Show With David Letterman one last time

Bandleader for late night variety shows is for second-tier artists. For an icon like Elvis to take the job the role would have to expand. All the band does is carry people on and off stage and entertain the audience during breaks. The television audience doesn't even get to hear the whole performanc...
by A rope leash
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on the Late Show With David Letterman one last time, April 23, 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 10119

Re: EC to appear on the Late Show With David Letterman one last time

Late night shows in the USA may be funny, and topical, and even sometimes entertaining...of course, they are much beloved. But when we look at what Paul Shaffer does and what Questlove does, it amounts to filling down time with music. Elvis can't play all his own tunes...I don't think the public wou...
by A rope leash
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on the Late Show With David Letterman one last time, April 23, 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 10119

Re: EC to appear on the Late Show With David Letterman one last time

I'm pretty sure they tape more than one show a day, so it isn't exactly a five day a week "job". I can't see Elvis doing the music on Late Night. If it is to be done the way Paul Shaffer does it, he will have to play his versions of familiar radio "hits"...Elvis doing his own tak...
by A rope leash
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: NY Times - Interesting take on Elvis and Diana's relationship
Replies: 15
Views: 5152

Re: NY Times - Interesting take on Elvis and Diana's relationship

One would think that Elvis could find the time to write a few songs for her so she doesn't have to rehash the oldies.
by A rope leash
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Solo Tour USA March 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2936

Re: Solo Tour USA March 2015

Wow! Three chances to see him in my state! Looks like he's cutting a path across the plains, into Dixie and down to Florida. I wonder if he's driving?!

Shit, I gotta get tickets...!
by A rope leash
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Uncut Elvis Costello - Ultimate Music Guide - Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 5660

Re: Uncut Elvis Costello - Ultimate Music Guide - Magazine

I bought this today at the local Hasting's store. It was the last one on the shelf, which kind of surprised me at $14.00 per copy...that is, I didn't think there were that many hard core fans around here.

I will be looking at this mag for years...
by A rope leash
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Wednesday Oct 29th LONDON, ENGLAND, Royal Albert Hall
Replies: 80
Views: 15234

Re: 2014 Wednesday Oct 29th LONDON, ENGLAND, Royal Albert Ha

I don't know how Elvis does it, really. Looking at the tour dates, the air travel alone would kill me. His voice is weary, and his age is showing. He's earned the self-indulgence, and we owe him an homage of respect. My wish is that after these tours he goes into a trance for five or six years and w...
by A rope leash
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis turns 60 on August 25
Replies: 19
Views: 3767

Re: Elvis turns 60 on August 25

Happy Birthday Elvis Costello!

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