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by Hawksmoor
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

'They say gold paint on the palace walls comes from the teeth of pensioners,
They're so tired of shooting protest singers that they hardly mention us'.

Another gloriously forced rhyme that I can't imagine anybody else having the audacity to do. Genius.
by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set
Replies: 50
Views: 1687

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

...for variety sake indeed, it was a great little band. almost like Bruce did the year after with his "other" band. sticks in the mud despised them, yet, they provided a very good service allowing Bruce to fan out in a different manner. Zach the drummer and bvox galore alongside Shane on ...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums
Replies: 41
Views: 9878

Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums

If it is "all subjective," there is no need for a conversation...why bother, since my subjective reaction to your subjective reaction will be my subjective reaction anyway? and so on. Same with the silly 'vote a song off the island' shambles. In other words, it isn't all subjective. Rubbe...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums
Replies: 41
Views: 9878

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I would say that popularity has something to do with greatness... unless you're saying that you have great taste and that everyone else in the world are tone-deaf idiots. You may very well be saying that.. I am in no way arguing that whatever is top of the charts is the best... This is the whole ar...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

No.10 Withered & Died “This cruel country has driven me down Teased me and lied, teased me and lied I've only sad stories to tell to this town My dreams have withered and died” - Richard Thompson From “Out Of Our Idiot” - The first cover. When he wrote, in the introduction to this, 'lyrics writ...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums
Replies: 41
Views: 9878

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I really think that those bullshit lists are made up to 'please everyone'. I don't think they care who they 'please'. They're just bullshit lists made up to get people to click on a website (or buy a magazine). Who cares? It has no bearing on which Elvis Costello records you might want to listen to...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

Also this thread: New Elvis/Burt Bacharach songs!! As noted by ANCT in 2014, 10 new Bacharach/MacManus songs were registered on ASCAP : DON'T LOOK NOW (Work ID: 886324240) - included on Look Now , 2018 EVERYONE'S PLAYING HOUSE (Work ID: 886324275) - included on the Purse EP, 2019 HE'S GIVEN ME THIN...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set
Replies: 50
Views: 1687

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

Just out of interest, was Armed Forces the most commercially successful of all his early albums? Possibly of all his albums ever? I don't have any figures, but according to Wiki, AF was Platinum in the UK and Gold in the US. His only other Platinum LP seems to have been MAIT which was Platinum on t...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

No. 7 - All This Useless Beauty “Nonsense prevails, modesty fails Grace and virtue turn into stupidity While the calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise While our leaders have feasts on the backsides of beasts They still think they're the gods of antiquity” From “All This Useless ...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: New compilation, based on Painted From Memory

I'm excited to hear this, but also intrigued to wonder what format it will take, given that he's describing it as a 'compilation'. The existing PFM with a bonus disc of the new songs? A selection of the tracks on the existing PFM interwoven with the new songs to form some kind of narrative sequence?
by Hawksmoor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

No. 6 Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) “In time you can turn these obsessions into careers While the parents of those kidnapped children Start the bidding for their tears” From “Mighty Like A Rose” I'm really enjoying this so far. Not least because the tracks chosen are not singles, a...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

Bleasdale visibly present Sir Alan Bleasedale was leaning on his walking stick having a quiet smoke outside the Philharmonic Hall before 10th June 2013's Spinning Songbook show. Sulky and I interrupted his tranquillity and I said " are you going to get a spin?" his reply : "f**k that...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

I was at the first concert where he performed "Far From The Prize" Were you standing next to me at the incomparable Royal Court on 20th July 1996 http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Performances_of_Far_From_The_Prize then ? :wink: I don't know if cwr was, but I was there! Love se...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

I was lucky to see it the 3 1996 shows i attended in D.C. and NYC twice. My quick listens to share this expeditiously for you this morning had me judge this one best. MAY I ASK HAWK....despite not being audiophile quality, my SONY cassette has a certain charn, yes? My age old comparison...IT SOUNDS...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

Achingly beautiful for such a short piece of music. One short verse, two chorus and then done. Maybe he felt he never finished it??? but, i say PERFECT as is. AND assuredly, anyone who has never heard it (and I imagine that is many as he had only played it a dozen or so times and all in 1996!) dese...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Mojo #324
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Elvis in Mojo #324

Is he really the hardest working singer in lockdown? I mean, Steve Nieve streamed nearly daily from March, though he doesn't sing. I've been streaming nearly daily since March too, and I "sing", but nobody cares. Nowhere near the 'hardest working singer in lockdown', no, but on the other ...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

bronxapostle wrote:https://youtu.be/cqY-kcbFoUg

Well, there you go.

Made me cry.

Nice work. How much felt emotion is behind those three or four lines?
by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spanish This Year’s Model - New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 89
Views: 41198

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11654 Elvis in Mojo #324: ELVIS COSTELLO Enter the Renaissance Man of pop, bearing a new album and a definitive Armed Forces redux . How was his recent visit to the Palace? “Nobody was unpleasant.” It is intriguing. 'Definitive' doesn'...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

The David Byrne book is all very good, not just the chapter on the tiny amount of money per play artists receive from streaming services! Isn't it just? I love his idea that Southern hemisphere music developed as percussive/melodic because it was played outdoors and the sound had to travel a long w...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Mojo #324
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Elvis in Mojo #324

spanish? It's possible. On balance, I'd put my money down on a deluxe box-set with all the bonus tracks from the 2002 Rhino set plus a bunch of other demos/out-takes, and Hollywood High as a separate disc. didn't we get HOLLYWOOD HIGH completely as a stand alone release in between SECRET, PROFANE a...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

i want....FAR FROM THE PRIZE!!! With you. Perhaps the most poignant and beautiful of all his (so far) unreleased songs. Years ago - well, decades ago - I remember somebody, think it was Chris Difford - doing a 'my personal top ten' in Smash Hits or whatever. He included 'Stranger in the House' and ...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Mojo #324
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Elvis in Mojo #324

spanish? It's possible. On balance, I'd put my money down on a deluxe box-set with all the bonus tracks from the 2002 Rhino set plus a bunch of other demos/out-takes, and Hollywood High as a separate disc. First time I ever saw him live, March1980, he definitely did an instrumental version of 'Mood...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

Absolutely. I guess the main interest is that for fans we know Elvis is directly involved in doing this. For sure. But in fairness to him, he has taken more of an interest in the online presentation of his music than many other artists, for quite some time now. The 'sleeve notes' that have appeared...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 68
Views: 2050

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

Sounds like a very slow way to put up a playlist on Spotify :) I hope that it will be something more than just that - dragged out over 50 days. Well there is that! But - even though my acquaintance with Spotify is only 24 hours old - I assume that any artist can put a playlist on Spotify, or any us...

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