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by taramasalata
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Zurich, June 1st 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3717

Re: Elvis plays Zurich, June 1st 2016

Interesting, rewarding show. Fully agree. It was a great evening: Musically focused and confident, in great voice, emotionally endearing the way the biographical anecdotes were told and yet entertaining and joyful as a show. I can hardly remember having seen EC in such a heartfelt and simultaneousl...
by taramasalata
Thu May 12, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Erich Sellheim's German versions of Elvis's albums - PTC & GCW just added, April 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 4795

Re: Erich Sellheim's German versions of Elvis's albums

I' ve been wanting this for quite a while: Give my highest regards to what Erich has accomplished! This is excellent! With German being my mother language, I first thought "What a crazy idea!!!", trying to TRANSFER EC's masses of syllables, wordplays and meanings into another language... a...
by taramasalata
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC song of the week
Replies: 39
Views: 8159

Re: EC song of the week

Great and amazing stuff you deliver! Don't know whom to give more credit to, Kevin and Jorge for making this excellent choice, or rightbrain, for brightening my understanding of an EC song in a way I've hardly ever experienced. And one proof more for EC's unmatched abilities as a lyricist, just awes...
by taramasalata
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 91024

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Account from interviewer who interviewed Elvis in Hamburg: http://muzyka.onet.pl/rock/elvis-costello-w-poszukiwaniu-straconej-muzyki/n1rvdm Translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmuzyka.onet.pl%2Frock%2Fel...
by taramasalata
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Zurich, June 1st 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3717

Re: Elvis plays Zurich, June 1st 2016

Wow, that's great news!!! And he is playing at the "Volkshaus", finally, after haven played the rather dull (at least for a rock concert) "Kongresshaus" a couple of times... Looking forward to that a lot! And Zurich in summer is especially lovely, at the marvelous lake, great for...
by taramasalata
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, plays Basel, Oct 28 '14
Replies: 20
Views: 3460

Re: Elvis, solo, plays Basel, Oct 28 '14

That website says that all the concerts will be broadcast on radio and television. :D Yes, usually the concerts (or at least parts of it) of this annual Baloise session festival are being broadcasted on some Swiss, Italian, French and German TV and radio stations within a few months after the festi...
by taramasalata
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Mainz, Germany , Oct. 12 '14
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: Elvis, solo, Mainz, Germany , Oct. 12 '14

Sounds like a great concert. Good to see him warming up the Dylan songs for the UK shows... YES, definitely! Among the best gigs of the 14, 15 times that I've seen him since "my first one" in 1989 in an amusement park in the rather small New England town of Berlin CT, then together with t...
by taramasalata
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) in Hamburg (Germany) October 7th
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: Elvis (solo) in Hamburg (Germany) October 7th

Sorry guys to unmistakably destroy your rising curiosity about a new "best of"-collection, but, as German being my mother language, I feel myself competent enough in telling you that this phrase put in quotation marks is nothing but a linguistic expression, meant to label the show as somet...
by taramasalata
Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 171789

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

This record is a triumph. Fully agree with you, the_playtypus What' most annoying to me about WUG is that lukewarm complaining about this fabulous record on this board. I don't get it, EC is once again heading for new land and delivering such wonderful gems as Walk us uptown, Sugar won't work, Trip...
by taramasalata
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 44392

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

("Spell," "Part of Him," and "Jezebel" are all eminently forgettable; had he only excised this trio, we could say without hesitation that this is, if not his greatest album, easily sharing the summit). The only downside is how it puts other recent efforts in the shade....
by taramasalata
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1085
Views: 171789

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

I have to say that my only frustration is that he could have sampled some material from When I was Cruel (unless I missed something). Specially "Spooky Girlfriend". I mean, why not let Questlove turn it into the R&B song it was always meant to be? Fully agree with you, Nathasha, I alw...
by taramasalata
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne (SWITZ), July 23, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1785

Re: Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne (SWITZ), July 23, 2013

The Setlist as far as I noticed it: Man out of time Mouth almighty Blue chair American gangster time Everyday I write the book New lace sleeves 45 Radio Radio Stations of the cross All time doll Watching the detectives Bedlam One bell ringing Shipbuilding She Almost blue Green shirt Oliver's army Bu...
by taramasalata
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & Imposters play Dusseldorf, July 21, 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3052

Re: Elvis Costello & Imposters play Dusseldorf, July 21, 201

verbal gymnastics wrote:But then you'd be singing in the wrong place!


Duesseldorf is everywhere...

or:

"She's an everywhere girl in an everyday mess
who'll pay for the crimes of Duesseldorf"
by taramasalata
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & Imposters play Dusseldorf, July 21, 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3052

Re: Elvis Costello & Imposters play Dusseldorf, July 21, 201

A very good friend of mine who lives in nearby Cologne is going to see him there for his first time EVER! Hope he plays "Chewing Gum", finally having the possibility to sing this great verse in the city he's quoting: "He's away on a business trip, in Duesseldorf, but she's becoming im...
by taramasalata
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne (SWITZ), July 23, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1785

Re: Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne (SWITZ), July 23, 2013

I'm going of course! Strange but definitely marvellous to get to see him for the 2nd time in 14 months in Switzerland, after the great gig in Zurich last year with the Spinning Songbook this time Lucerne at the KKL, a venue with an excellent acoustics and a fantastic surrounding right on Lake Lucern...
by taramasalata
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Countdown
Replies: 184
Views: 20614

Re: Elvis Costello Countdown

Really great stuff to read, Countdown Kid, it gives me so much pleasure to read, why don't you write along to EVERY song of our hero? The more as you really know what your are writing about, make the right song choices, put it clear-cut, precise yet entertaining and, most important, never being dogm...
by taramasalata
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Zurich, June 4, 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2355

Re: Elvis plays Zurich, June 4, 2012

Who's going? Me! Guess I'm the only on this board showing up tomorrow night. But the venue (with great acoustics but being rather stiff) seems to be nearly sold out. Last time he played there as part of the "When I was cruel"-tour in the early fall of 2002, he managed to stir up the usual...
by taramasalata
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Suffering Face"
Replies: 39
Views: 6198

Re: "Suffering Face"

Hello Costello-friends. I got drunk and wrote a very disjointed post about this gorgeous song on my blog. you can read it here if you're into that sort of thing: http://jorgefarah.com/2011/12/18/bedhead-melodies-2-elvis-costello-suffering-face/ My reply is a bit late but what was true in the old ye...
by taramasalata
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis
Replies: 182
Views: 26843

Re: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis on soundtrack for 'One Day' Aug

Well, I know it's going to sound like sacrilege, but I cannot STAND Tom Waits's singing style. He's a brilliant songwriter, but that put-on drunken hobo act, which is not his natural voice, is incredibly irritating - it's as though a down-and-out character from a musical is making album after album...
by taramasalata
Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Suffering Face"
Replies: 39
Views: 6198

Re: "Suffering Face"

Does anyone else consider this one of the most absolutely gorgeous songs EC has ever written? There's nothing more for me to fully agree to your appraisal, the_platypus, it's such a perfect song, that puts it among some of his best ever. In its simplicity it's actually a bit uncommon for an EC song...
by taramasalata
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "This isn't confession. This is pop music" re:Brutal Youth
Replies: 26
Views: 3554

Re: "This isn't confession. This is pop music" re:Brutal You

But I love Science Fiction Twin. That is one of those EC songs where the lines just seem to inject themselves right into my brain, to create sing-along Elvis. There’s a lot of EC in this song: the part about filling up his purse dictating verse I think is a direct reference to his having gone to It...
by taramasalata
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 7776

Re: In praise of Momofuku

I'll just pipe in here to say that nobody should ever apologlize for offering opinions, even strong opinions. I do tire of the whole idea that we are supposed to preface all our remarks with some self-effacing redundancy, like 'this is only my opinion...' blah blah blah. Anyone who feels personally...
by taramasalata
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 7776

Re: In praise of Momofuku

"Song with Rose" stuns me every time I hear it.... I' m glad I'm not the only one who is thrilled by the beauty of this ever-evolving nearly never-ending melody! It is consistently funny how posters take a comment obviously given as only a personal opinion and then personalize it as if th...
by taramasalata
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "In time we can turn these obsessions into careers"MLAR20yrs
Replies: 58
Views: 7640

Re: "In time we can turn these obsessions into careers"MLAR2

Great work you did, alexv, thanks a lot, in my mind it made me sing through every song you listed of GH and I would even add Secondary Modern and Clowntime is over to the classic's list. Still, personally I do relate more to MLAR, easy understandable for my emotions linked to it while hearing it in ...
by taramasalata
Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 7776

Re: In praise of Momofuku

There are no country songs in this album. I guess you're referring to "Song With Rose" and "Pardon Me Madam..." which I find really beautiful and not more or less derivative than anything else in the record. Couldn't agree more! I really wonder how one can dismiss these songs wi...

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