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by Richard
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True: 40th anniversary
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: My Aim Is True: 40th anniversary

[quote="sweetest punch"]http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7874035/elvis-costello-my-aim-is-true-anniversary Elvis Costello's 'My Aim Is True' Turns 40: Ranking All the Tracks 2. “Watching the Detectives” Costello and Clover reportedly listened to The Clash on repeat while reco...
by Richard
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 665
Views: 113430

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Minority Report Season 1 - Episode 4 - Fredi Elvis Costello - 16 minutes in (including ads) At cocktail party Alison starts playing. Quietly in background. Host demands to know who put the song on. Then asks for it to be stopped. He requests something from this century. Our hero, Vega, comments,&quo...
by Richard
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Favorites of 2013 in CD
Replies: 24
Views: 5858

Re: Favorites of 2013 in CD

Jack - Austin is indeed a fun place to visit. You are right to note it is a bigger city than it's Potrland-like reputation suggests. It is the state capitol and business and politics are as part of the mix as the music, food and 'Keep Austin Weird' atmosphere. As for the rest of the state? Well I kn...
by Richard
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Favorites of 2013 in CD
Replies: 24
Views: 5858

Re: Favorites of 2013 in CD

Jack - Plano is suburban Dallas, so none of the charm or uniqueness of Austin which is about 4 hours south of us. I would recommend a visit to Austin. Always great music playing live. My current favorite Austin export is White Denim. I would recommend their album D. Waterloo records is one of the be...
by Richard
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Favorites of 2013 in CD
Replies: 24
Views: 5858

Re: Favorites of 2013 in CD

Thanks Otis. Both you and Jack's lists point me to things I may have overlooked or dismissed too easily. Always nice to be directed to new stuff also. And Jack - thank you very much. Your own literate contributions are one of the reasons I keep coming back to read the Board so flattered to get a com...
by Richard
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Favorites of 2013 in CD
Replies: 24
Views: 5858

Re: Favorites of 2013 in CD

A year where my listening mostly stayed with the familiar – Bragg, Cave, Costello, Oldham, Sexsmith and Mark E Smith. But a few newer artists managed to find a way to get great stuff noticed. ALBUMS OF THE YEAR Atoms For Peace – Amok In reality Thom Yorke’s solo follow-up to The Eraser. But this tim...
by Richard
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 171339

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

I haven’t posted in a while. Wise Up Ghost is a great motivator to move from lurker to contributor again. My Elvis obsession started in 1981 with Trust. And every new album was treated as a major event. At least it was important amongst my circle of friends. Probably peaking in 1986 with the one two...
by Richard
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Dedicated National Ransack Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 5689

Re: Dedicated National Ransack Thread

For any one in the DFW area looking for National Ransack it is in stock at Good Records in Dallas. I picked up one for myself and one for another needy soul! They still had other copies on the shelf. $7.99.
by Richard
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Sugarcanes, Nokia Theatre TX Sept 02 FREE TICK
Replies: 13
Views: 2641

Elvis and The Sugarcanes, Nokia Theatre TX Sept 02 FREE TICK

Due to a scheduling conflict I have a spare ticket to Wednesday's concert. Elvis Costello & the Sugarcanes Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, Texas Section/Aisle 205 Ticket = $69.50 Convenience Charge (HA!) = $12.67 Total to you = $0 FREE! If you or someone you know would enjoy the show & is lo...
by Richard
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: great bands since 2003
Replies: 18
Views: 1891

Re: great bands since 2003

I am usually the last to hear of the best new bands. So probably not any surprises for you here. Arcade Fire for sure. The Go! Team. Thunder, Lightening Strike especially, but their second album continues right where the first left off. Inventive, fun and highly addictive. Rip, Rig And Panic were th...
by Richard
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 665
Views: 113430

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Yikes - thanks for the correction. The voice even sounded male.
by Richard
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Return of Edwyn Collins
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: The Return of Edwyn Collins

Great setlist. I hope yours is as compelling. Blue Boy is superb, perhaps only bettered by Simply Thrilled Honey.
by Richard
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 665
Views: 113430

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

The movie Dan In Real Life with Steve Carell & Juliette Bonoche.

Elvis' Human Hands sung by Sondre Lerche.

The soundtrack is full of Sondre Lerche, accoring to IMDB the director Peter Hedges is a big fan of hers.
by Richard
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Return of Edwyn Collins
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: The Return of Edwyn Collins

I remember seeing Siouxsie And The Banshees in the mid-80s with Robert Smith of the Cure touring as the Banshees guitarist, but Edwyn Collins with Roddy Frame helping out is a far more exciting pairing! Well worth the trip to London Otis! I remember seeing Edwyn when he was touring for A Girl Like Y...
by Richard
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243411

Re: Recently viewed films

Bamboo - I am willing to accept there is something wrong with me rather than you - but surely Dr Strangelove is hilarious? A Clockwork Orange does appear dated and rather tame compared to current cinema. I agree with Otis that its 'Banned In Britain' tag gave it more notoriety than it deserved. Miss...
by Richard
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243411

Re: Recently viewed films

Thanks Blue. I want to see Michael Clayton again to really determine how deluded I was or wasn't.

There were many good things about Blood, thank for highlighting a couple! The final 30 minutes were a real let-down.
by Richard
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243411

Re: Recently viewed films

My own efforts with this year’s Academy nominated films are pretty thin. I personally loved Michael Clayton and would love to see it win. I didn't know what to expect and was totally won over. The story was told in a way that challenged and entertained. I thought the performances were all excellent....
by Richard
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Holy Shit! World's Greatest Music Collection for Sale!
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Holy Shit! World's Greatest Music Collection for Sale!

It was on the radio that the collection sold for, I think, 3,000,000.
by Richard
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Geographical location game
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Geographical location game

Springfield, or Bobby Got a Shadfly Caught in his Hair

by Sufjan Stevens
by Richard
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243411

Re: Recently viewed films

Thanks for your feedback on Godfather II Miss.B.A. You are so correct on the one flaw of The Godfather I and II. The absense of humor. Has there been a mobster film since that hasn't played on the absurdity of the gamgster life for comic effect. (Okay probably quite a few, but you get my point.) I s...
by Richard
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243411

Re: Recently viewed films

Thanks for your thoughts MissBA. Your take on Michael is interesting. He has become the decorated war hero. Vito himself seems to enjoy the legitimacy that Michael has forged for himself. I have always wondered though did Michael take this route to distance himself from the family? He was most likel...
by Richard
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243411

Re: Recently viewed films

True, Otis, I still see the Godfather well regarded in published lists. I guess I was reacting more to my own anecdotal evidence. In conversations about movies it seems to fare less well than Scarface or Sopranos etc. Seeing American Gangster recently it is hard to not feel it works best when it tri...
by Richard
Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243411

Re: Recently viewed films

Miss BA, If you have the inclination I would love you to elaborate on your comment about The Godfather. It has been one of my favorites for many years. I like Godfather II even more. I have always enjoyed it for what I thought were the skills of Coppolla's craft. Much of the storytelling has become ...
by Richard
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Curtisology
Replies: 44
Views: 6968

Mike, Have you heard the remastered reiisues Unknown Pleasures and Closer? I would love to know if they were worth me reinvesting. http://www.soundopinions.com/shownotes/2007/110207/shownotes.html Music Radio like it used to be. Here are two music writers talking intelligently (for the most part) ab...

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