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by bobster
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Brief Return and an LA Steely Dan/EC Shot in the Dark
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Re: A Brief Return and an LA Steely Dan/EC Shot in the Dark

And, in a not so stunning turn of events, it looks like I very likely would have a hard time at turning up at this concert anyway. Not the greatest timing.

Still, good to drop in for old time's sake!
by bobster
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Brief Return and an LA Steely Dan/EC Shot in the Dark
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Re: A Brief Return and an LA Steely Dan/EC Shot in the Dark

Well, it's old home day. Nope, no serious illnesses (yet). Oh, and what reminder of drama now nearly forgotten (though the very name of a certain long ago flame of our mutual idol still brings out the shivers).

Good to hear from ya'll!
by bobster
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Brief Return and an LA Steely Dan/EC Shot in the Dark
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

A Brief Return and an LA Steely Dan/EC Shot in the Dark

Hey all. It's been, like, a gazillion years. I was once a regular around these parts up until about 2006 or so and some of you remember me (and I see quite a few of you on Facebook). Anyhow, I've been terribly remiss in seeing about figuring out a way into the show next a week from this Monday,7/13,...
by bobster
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Lee Hazelwood - RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 837

I truly don't come here to pimp my blog, however, this post seems relevant.

http://forwardtoyesterday.com/2007/08/1 ... re-things/[/url]
by bobster
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: BlueChair & Red Shoes' Big Day
Replies: 30
Views: 4600

Well, since I'm stopping by, late as it is, I might as well add my congratulations. Congratulations and best of luck, you crazy kids.
by bobster
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 153
Views: 15477

I'm not supposed to be here anymore...can't let myself get sucked in again (at least until unemployment rears its head again, which might be sooner than I think) but I just couldn't resist the opportunity to turn you all on to Manhattan's, the whiskey-based inversion of a gin or vodka martini. It's ...
by bobster
Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Squeeze reunion tour, reissues
Replies: 42
Views: 9063

So for some reason I chose today to start running around youtube looking at Elvis stuff, and some comment spammer keeps posting about a Squeeze reunion tour this summer. So, I decide to look it up as I love Squeeze. I find that tonight they are playing at the Grove in Anaheim, which is about five mi...
by bobster
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday, pophead2k
Replies: 20
Views: 3269

Why the silent treatment? Two words: My blog. It just doesn't leave time for much else and pretty much gets my ya-yas out for my geekish side which I used to do here (though message boards allow for greater sloppinesses). But it's this place that convinced me I had to do that, so I owe you guys a l...
by bobster
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday, pophead2k
Replies: 20
Views: 3269

An important enough occasion to return (very briefly) from obscurity...Happy Birthday to a great guy who put up two lonely travellers one poignantly fine Spring....
by bobster
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Misha swaps USA for married life in Carlisle
Replies: 57
Views: 9016

Many, many congratulations Misha! I'm so glad -- and btw, did know that you happen to share a handle with a very conservative, rather nasty blogger who apparently linked to my blog at some point for some reason, though I can't actually find it. At first, I actually thought it was you who was the pro...
by bobster
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What were you arrested for?
Replies: 23
Views: 2704

Bob was arrested for stealing bundles of copper wire and bits of brass and aluminum from a scrap yard in October 1994, six months after his 18th birthday.
by bobster
Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Diana Krall pregnant
Replies: 98
Views: 17887

That explains why I was feeling so bloated last night....Next, will come the mood swings.
by bobster
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 431728

They're bringing back Fresca?!!!

What next, Grape NeHi?
by bobster
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays....Playboy Jazz Festival, LA, June 18 .
Replies: 14
Views: 2702

Written like a true jazz snob.
by bobster
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: I met Patti Smith
Replies: 25
Views: 4206

Noise --

Great story.
by bobster
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Wainwright... and Garland
Replies: 2
Views: 941

I have it on strict confidence that the whole gay thing is a front. It's all about the marketing, folks.

After a brief fring with with Jennifer Anniston, Rufus is now secretly dating all three Dixie Chicks. Pass it on.
by bobster
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Verdict on River in Reverse
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

I voted for the "great...on par", but I'm ready to move higher, as I've only properly listened once. Toussaint is every bit as much of a genius as Bacharach -- though I find the collaboration here a bit less consistently fascinating than it was for me on "Painted from Memory". I ...
by bobster
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays....Playboy Jazz Festival, LA, June 18 .
Replies: 14
Views: 2702

This was why I didn't go, though it hurt a bit. Just couldn't see paying for the whole day (which was a pretty high if memory serves), and getting only a short set. Especially painful because of my famous obsession with...okay, now how I am supposed to say this without making a British sexual pun......
by bobster
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: RIP Billy Preston
Replies: 9
Views: 1881

And let's not forget his great solo hits, particularly "Nothin' from Nothin.'"
by bobster
Sat May 27, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: 50 Most Conservative Songs of All Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2709

Well, "The Night they Drove Ol' Dixie Down" is clearly a plea for a serious re-think of the Emancipation Proclamation. But, seroiusly, a couple of these songs at least are more or less conservative, "Bodies" and "You Can't Be Too Strong" are more or less anti-abortion, ...
by bobster
Fri May 26, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Belated RIP for Bryan Harvey of House of Freaks, and Family
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Belated RIP for Bryan Harvey of House of Freaks, and Family

I just heard found out about this a couple of days back and it really tore me up and, if you were lucky enough to know House of Freaks music this might affect you too. He and his family, including two young daughters, were apparently murdered by some ex-convicts on a killing spree on New Year's Day ...
by bobster
Fri May 26, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday Doc!
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

I haven't been coming by much, but I'm damn glad I came by in time to say, "Happy Birthday, Doc!" (Why do I feel I should be eating a carrot while saying that?)
by bobster
Tue May 23, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Napolean Dynamite
Replies: 16
Views: 2731

Well, the story actually goes that Jared Hess ran into a guy (homeless?) calling himself that and he just liked the sound of it. I'm assuming the possibly homeless guy might have seen a copy of "Blood and Chocolate" at some point and, well, liked the sound of it, so it's at one or two or t...
by bobster
Mon May 15, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Ireland on Road to Cinema Perdition
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

I weep for the film geeks of Ireland, but you'll always have James Joyce, Guinness, Van Morrison, and the Pogues.
by bobster
Tue May 02, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Allen Toussaint , NEW ORLEANS Fest., April 30 '06
Replies: 21
Views: 3263

Hmm. Bruce declares EC "the sweetest man in the world." Oh, how far we've come from the "Armed Forces" tour....

But does this leave former official-sweetest-man-in-the-world leave Archbishop Demond Tutu?

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