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by InvisibleMan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 367
Views: 29220

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I thought *I* was the Invisible Man. But I suppose we didn't see each other before. Anyway, the album is growing. It doesn't exactly work like a McCartney album, which is relatively simpler(*) and straightforward. Now many of the melodies are stuck in my head. (*) although you can find articulated s...
by InvisibleMan
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'He's Given Me Things'
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: 'He's Given Me Things'

There is a school of thought that sometimes if you ask Elvis to sing a song at a gig you are going to he will perform it. I asked for Shot with his own gun before one of the palladium shows and he performed it. Myself and VG looked at each other from across the hall in 'wow maybe he does read it' &...
by InvisibleMan
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'He's Given Me Things'
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: 'He's Given Me Things'

Thanks for helping me understanding the lyrics, Deportee. Looks like I didn't understand what was going on at all. I was rather hating the song, I find it heavy and anguishing - lacking a strong melody, sounding more like an exhausting litany. But it's a very intense and admirable piece of songwriti...
by InvisibleMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 22
Views: 2521

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

"Stripping Paper" reminds me of "Nothing Clings Like Ivy". Maybe I'm crazy! I'm hearing that too. And another one that was tormenting me, from the last album, now I've understood what is echoing to my ears: the hook of Mr and Mrs Hush ---> the hook of Deep Dark Truthful Mirror.
by InvisibleMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:15 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: 2521

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

Coincidentally I was thinking about this subject just a few hours ago: The Sharpest Thorn always reminds me of Any King's Shilling. A song like International Echo more than something else by Elvis reminds me something by Bob Dylan, like Neighborhood Bully. Also, I've always perceived a connection be...
by InvisibleMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 367
Views: 29220

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Unluckily I'm not liking the album at all, except for Under Lime, Unwanted Number, Suspect My Tears and not much else.

Lots of boring piano ballads that feel like whining, pale, uninspired leftovers from Painted From Memory (which I liked).
by InvisibleMan
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 152529

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

myaimistrue91 wrote:
InvisibleMan wrote:30? I spent 40€ for the signed one in Padova. :x

Italian or English one?


One year later prompt answer: English.
by InvisibleMan
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 152529

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

30? I spent 40€ for the signed one in Padova. :x
by InvisibleMan
Sun May 29, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Milan May 24 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4924

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Milan May 24 2016

And somebody then added:

Roy Kelly ‏@stanyanfan49 25 mag
@mc_bullhorn A friend once saw a poster for Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello concert at the RAH, and said, Makes two blokes who can't sing.


They must all be deaf.
by InvisibleMan
Sun May 29, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Florence May 27th 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4127

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Florence May 27th 2016

He surely did part of it in italian at the end/second half of the nineties, in Rome, during the Primo Maggio/Labour Day festival, before an audience of half a million.

By the way, that site now reports that the opening song was Hurry Down Doomsday.
by InvisibleMan
Sun May 29, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Bologna May 28th 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 3172

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Bologna May 28th 2016

Some of those songs I would have liked to hear in Padova.

While my ouverture of preference would have been Hurry Down Doomsday or Lipstick Vogue.

After The Fall, another obscure choice from Mighty Like A Rose, as Invasion Hit Parade some evenings ago.
by InvisibleMan
Thu May 26, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Padova May 25th 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4346

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Padova May 25th 2016

Me. And my uncle. I'm holding you personally responsible to post a setlist! :lol: Ok, I went there equipped with notepad and pen, and I awkwardly scribbled in the dark. Thank you - you've made a lot of people very happy and your place in history is now assured. :D :wink: Thank you : finally my life...
by InvisibleMan
Wed May 25, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Padova May 25th 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4346

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Padova May 25th 2016

Ok, I went there equipped with notepad and pen, and I awkwardly scribbled in the dark. Green Shirt Mystery Dance I Can't Turn It Off Red Shoes Ascension Day Stella Hurt Church Underground Clubland Come The Meantimes Shipbuilding - on piano A Face in the Crowd - on piano Walkin' My Baby Back Home - s...
by InvisibleMan
Tue May 24, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Turin May 23 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 5230

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Turin May 23 2016

Other nice Turin pictures here.

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by InvisibleMan
Tue May 24, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Turin May 23 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 5230

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Turin May 23 2016

Of course not, but his italian dates seem far from sold out. For example, at this link you can buy the tickets for tonight's Milan show, and if you click the " Acquista tramite scelta in pianta " sign, you'll see a map of the still available seats edit: Bologna and Brescia, in smaller venu...
by InvisibleMan
Wed May 18, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ever been 5 consecutive cancellations before???
Replies: 13
Views: 3647

Re: Ever been 5 consecutive cancellations before???

I hope he will be fine in time for the May 25th gig in Padua. It would be the third time that I miss one of his shows, in fact I still have to see him live.
[Lost gigs, for various reasons: Correggio in 1994, and Verona around 2006].
by InvisibleMan
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1455
Views: 440531

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

" I came bearing a newly recorded version of an early song of mine called “Crawling to the U.S.A.,” which I had produced on our day off in Sydney and which in itself was based on a science-fiction film about a Chinese invasion via a tunnel under the ocean. " [from Unfaithful Music etc.] ht...
by InvisibleMan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Italy
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: Elvis in Italy

I'll be at the Padua show.
by InvisibleMan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello writes “Turn The World Down” for new Zucchero album, April 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2615

Re: Elvis involved in new Zucchero album, April 2016 ?

Yes, Elvis wrote lyrics for one of the songs, as in Miss Ann, or whatever their previous collaboration was.

The title Turn The World Down sounds very Costello.
by InvisibleMan
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Wednesday Oct 29th LONDON, ENGLAND, Royal Albert Hall
Replies: 80
Views: 19725

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

Elvis, the only performer that posts a negative review on his own official website.
by InvisibleMan
Sat May 31, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1601
Views: 324266

Re: Recently viewed films

Maps To The Stars [Cronenberg, 2014] - crappy "we people are so disgusting, especially in Hollywood" auteur movie, with lots of farts from Julianne Moore, and scatological observations from everybody.
by InvisibleMan
Sat May 31, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: An overwhelmingly clever song.
Replies: 1
Views: 2352

Re: An overwhelmingly clever song.

This, if possible, is even worse.

by InvisibleMan
Tue May 06, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Re: Elvis plays Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2 2014

And No Coffee Table wrote: It was disappointing that Costello messed up the timing on both; what should have been a stirring finish fell a little flat.
by InvisibleMan
Mon May 05, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: An overwhelmingly clever song.
Replies: 1
Views: 2352

An overwhelmingly clever song.


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