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by Lester Burnham
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Tweedy Recruits Elvis Costello for ‘Gwendolyn’ Video
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Jeff Tweedy Recruits Elvis Costello for ‘Gwendolyn’ Video

I love Jeff Tweedy, I love Wilco, I love this song, but I do not love this video! Too off-putting for me.
by Lester Burnham
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve - The Immobile Tour BackStage
Replies: 183
Views: 209538

Re: Steve Nieve - The Immobile Tour BackStage

Oh, so....during a pandemic with near-record unemployment levels and people struggling to pay their bills, SN has decided to start charging people for the full experience. Got it. This is a bad take. A very bad take. He provided free entertainment for most of the pandemic, until it was no longer ec...
by Lester Burnham
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 133
Views: 12341

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

Wow dudes, have a little more faith. The radical republican right and all their boogaloo bois are a bunch of weak pussies. In Portland, Oregon, 20000 of them were supposed to show up for an anti BLM/antifa rally. 200 were there. They are mostly bluster. I believe decency will prevail precisely beca...
by Lester Burnham
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 133
Views: 12341

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

Well, these lyrics really are amazing, but I am a bit surprised at how utterly, articulately woeful they are about our circumstances and our chances of survival, about how deep the wounds are, about how exactly hopeless reading them makes me feel, and so on. It is not just that I hadn't noticed bef...
by Lester Burnham
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Mojo #324
Replies: 11
Views: 2754

Re: Elvis in Mojo #324

Armed Forces redux? Very interesting!
by Lester Burnham
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 9705

Re: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020

Maybe its just me this isnt very good and I doubt I will bothered listening to it again In fairness, I think it's more clever and interesting than actually 'good', but that's fine - I think that about 20 or 30 EC tracks (including several on North if I'm really putting my cards on the table). But I...
by Lester Burnham
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 30874

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

A new edition of the single is now available: https://looknow.elviscostello.com/products/676857-no-flag-tri-color-7-vinyl-2xlp-vinyl-optional Thanks! I had missed out on the original release and was able to nab this one. Looking forward to the new album – I haven't been this excited for an EC relea...
by Lester Burnham
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?
Replies: 40
Views: 14927

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

See, now this has turned into an interesting conversation! I'll have to have a listen to "Broken" today. Never paid it much attention one way or another. Maybe it's horrible. I know I may be in a minority on this but MLAR is one of my favorite EC albums. Broken is a stand out song like no...
by Lester Burnham
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 21388

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

The homemade yet aggressive sound reminded me somewhat of National Ransom No. 2 from 2011 or so. I gave it another listen and remembered thinking at the time how much I wished he’d do an album entirely like that — just him performing everything — and I wonder if we’re finally getting that now? I do...
by Lester Burnham
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 21388

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

The homemade yet aggressive sound reminded me somewhat of National Ransom No. 2 from 2011 or so. I gave it another listen and remembered thinking at the time how much I wished he’d do an album entirely like that — just him performing everything — and I wonder if we’re finally getting that now?
by Lester Burnham
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 21388

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

verbal gymnastics wrote:Also “Look out for the next instalment on July 10th”

This intrigued me the most. Maybe a new record? Another new single?

All that said, love the new song. He sounds PISSED.
by Lester Burnham
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 476
Views: 3049710

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Driving back from the beach to the airport for a flight to SF, WXPN’s Dan Reed played Unwanted Number. So cool! It’s XPN’s “Gotta Hear” song of the week Nice. Sounds great on the radio! (Old school) Nice! Love me some XPN. They're the one Philly radio station I listen to exclusively, and also donat...
by Lester Burnham
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 348
Views: 196288

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

Mumford and Sons and the Lumineers are utterly unbearable. If you want good folk music, listen to the Low Anthem :D
by Lester Burnham
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Philadelphia, Nov. 10 '13
Replies: 23
Views: 10444

Re: Elvis plays Philadelphia, Nov. 10 '13

The teleprompters didn't bother me as much, because, like you said, a lot of these were deep cuts, and he still made it sound like he wasn't reading from them. Speaking of smart phones and toys (I saw somebody taking a picture with his iPad! oh my), at the same venue two weeks prior, I saw Fiona App...
by Lester Burnham
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Philadelphia, Nov. 10 '13
Replies: 23
Views: 10444

Re: Elvis plays Philadelphia, Nov. 10 '13

Also, a seemingly impromptu version of Indoor Fireworks just as he sat down and asked, "What shall I play you?"
by Lester Burnham
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: names of tours listed anywhere please?
Replies: 11
Views: 6413

Re: names of tours listed anywhere please?

Wake Up Canada - November 1978
More Than You Deserve Tour - 1994
What Goes Around Comes Around Tour - 1996
by Lester Burnham
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 452931

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

I'm prepared for Elvis to once again start shouting that he won't ever be making any new music again, like he does every few years, and to return to touring, perhaps debuting a new song here and there, perhaps recording an album whenever he feels like it. He's obviously struck gold with the Spinning...
by Lester Burnham
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 138772

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

A splendid record, practically flawless, apart from My Lovely Jezebel and The Spell That You Cast. In fact, if you removed those two and replaced them with Condemned Man and Poor Borrowed Dress, respectively, then it becomes flawless. Even the title track has grown on me in recent years. I didn't li...
by Lester Burnham
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 138772

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

Sugarcane was an album I very much enjoyed at the time, but the magic of the performances – and they are lovely – dissipated once I discovered the backgrounds of the songs. To me, it's a lot like the Rolling Stones' Tattoo You : excellent songs, excellent performances, but I can't get over knowing ...
by Lester Burnham
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 138772

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

I liked River in Reverse at the time, but treated it more as a side-step than a full-on musical project (oh, how I bet Elvis would love to hear that!). It was born from catastrophic events, and part of me views it as a way of helping out Allen Toussaint – one of the most underrated songwriters I can...
by Lester Burnham
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 452931

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

That's what this feels like - not a collection of songs, which is what we usually get - but a single, pulsating piece which swims in and out of focus - it's almost like the planet has a brain, and this is its stream of troubled consciousness. Exactly my thoughts; I couldn't have put it better myself.
by Lester Burnham
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Live at Apple's iPhone event
Replies: 53
Views: 21019

Re: EC Live at Apple's iPhone event

Well, that performance of Tripwire just solidified it as my favorite track not only from Wise Up Ghost, but probably from the last dozen years or so.

Looks like Elvis has gained some weight back, too, which is good. His gaunt appearance over the past few years has been concerning.

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