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by Mike Boom
Fri May 11, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Songs! Songs! Songs!
Replies: 1
Views: 2086

Songs! Songs! Songs!

http://therainyafternoons.bandcamp.com/ Howdy folks, long time no see, I see some of my threads are still active !( also it seems my top ten Smiths songs havent even changed that much) .Hope you are of course all enjoying your copy of the Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, nice version of...
by Mike Boom
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Morrissey Strikes Again
Replies: 160
Views: 33433

Re: Morrissey Strikes Again

Otis Indeed, great book, there are quite a few Joni references Maladjusted "In a low-cut blouse she brings the beer." "They'll eat a working girl like her alive." From "The Jungle Line". "Last night the plans for our future war was all I saw on channel four" F...
by Mike Boom
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Sugarcanes, Nokia Theatre TX Sept 02 FREE TICK
Replies: 13
Views: 5312

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

It was pretty much exactly two hours. I was amazed at the small crowd. REM pulled a much bigger crowd a few months ago and even Flight of the Conchords packed the place (the power of TV I guess.) Its kindof a shame when a comedy band gets a bigger crowd than one of the greatest songwriters in rock n...
by Mike Boom
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime
Replies: 311
Views: 72565

Re: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime

Terrorist Fist Jab.
by Mike Boom
Fri May 30, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime
Replies: 311
Views: 72565

Re: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime

Did I mention "skip a step"??? How many steps did we skip before we did ANYTHING in IRAQ Lets see - you skipped the step where you get your "intelligence" about weapons of mass destruction correct, and therefor your whole reason for the war in the first place. Pretty major step ...
by Mike Boom
Fri May 30, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime
Replies: 311
Views: 72565

Re: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime

...when I super power leader sits with a despot and a dictator it is parlayed into a major marketing blitz that legitimizes the administration and positions our leaders as patronizing puppets. It strengthens the insanity, and Jimmy and Jesse are great examples of how they have failed at diplomacy, ...
by Mike Boom
Thu May 29, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime
Replies: 311
Views: 72565

Re: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime

... and when the Germans are looking at you sideways about YOUR politics, you know you've gone down the wrong path. :mrgreen:
by Mike Boom
Wed May 28, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime
Replies: 311
Views: 72565

Re: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime

I find it hilarious that the only thing that you seem able to throw at Obama is the "inexperience" ball. I wonder where you go to get this Presidential experience? Is there a school? Do you go to Presidential nightschool? The truth is there is NOTHING you can do that will give you Presiden...
by Mike Boom
Mon May 19, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Fan Forum Tribute CD
Replies: 18
Views: 6631

Re: Elvis Costello Fan Forum Tribute CD

You can get a USB mic called a Snowball for about $100 US - its what I use and its great, probably not ideal for drums but get it in the right place and it would pick up the room pretty well I think.
by Mike Boom
Mon May 19, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Fan Forum Tribute CD
Replies: 18
Views: 6631

Re: Elvis Costello Fan Forum Tribute CD

Youve got a Mac havent you Otis? Just get a mic and bash it down into Garageband - upload the aiff file to Megaupload or somesuch thing , next person downloads it and bobs yer uncle!
by Mike Boom
Fri May 16, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Fan Forum Tribute CD
Replies: 18
Views: 6631

Re: Elvis Costello Fan Forum Tribute CD

We really need to finish this - Blue - do you still have my track? I would be interested in doing another one for this aswell - how many more tracks do we need? With the wonderous help of the internets collaborations are pretty easy too if several people want to get together to produce a track. Id d...
by Mike Boom
Mon May 12, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?
Replies: 180
Views: 46158

Re: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?

...and all you squares who really dont dig "Momofuku" really need to get with it daddy-o!
by Mike Boom
Mon May 12, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?
Replies: 180
Views: 46158

Re: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?

Is 'Go Away' going to grab me at some point? Do you love Gidget? Do you love ? and the Mysterians ? Do you love go-go beach parties ? Have a few drinks, and put "Go Away" on very loud, if you dont start doing the Frug then perhaps its just not your thing Otis ! http://farm1.static.flickr....
by Mike Boom
Mon May 12, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?
Replies: 180
Views: 46158

Re: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?

The length of time it takes to record something had nothing at all to do with its worth or quality. You think MAIT or TYM weren't "bashed out" quickly? Some of the greatest songs of all time have been bashed out in a matter of minutes. You can like or dislike a song or album as much as you...
by Mike Boom
Wed May 07, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Momofuku" review
Replies: 102
Views: 27082

Re: "Momofuku" review

As usual, Costello is a sucker for stories of dark melody and even darker wit, as in the way the Dickensian badlands of Harry Worth — where ”streets are paved with heaven's penance, gutters are full of suicide“ — are given mighty shoves from Nieve's piano-pounding jabs and loads of jagged, fuzzy gu...
by Mike Boom
Tue May 06, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?
Replies: 180
Views: 46158

Re: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?

Repeated listens have made apparent that 1) "Flutter and Wow" is a classic EC ballad, great melody,wonderful singing. 2) No Hiding Place is a cousin of "Home Is Anywhere .." and "I Hope Your Happy Now". 3) "Stella Hurt" is the best song on the record. 4) "...
by Mike Boom
Sat May 03, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?
Replies: 180
Views: 46158

Re: Momofuku Poll #2 - Whaddya think?

One of his very best records. The songs are all first rate, the playing is superb and the production is unfussy, and straight foward. The best thing about it is stylistically he is just being himself, banging out some new tunes with his band, its not of any genre other than being an Elvis Costello r...
by Mike Boom
Fri May 02, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello'
Replies: 368
Views: 101107

Re: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello'

Re: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello' by Who Shot Sam? on Thu May 01, 2008 10:08 pm Mike Boom wrote:The few tracks Ive heard sound just what the doctor ordered. Sounds like this could be his best since Brutal Youth, I shall of course buy the CD when it comes out but who can h...
by Mike Boom
Thu May 01, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello'
Replies: 368
Views: 101107

Re: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello'

The few tracks Ive heard sound just what the doctor ordered. Sounds like this could be his best since Brutal Youth, I shall of course buy the CD when it comes out but who can hook a brother up in the meantime ?
by Mike Boom
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello'
Replies: 368
Views: 101107

Re: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello'

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/49415-new-elvis-costello-album-due-on-vinyl-download-only From Pitchfork New Elvis Costello Album Due on Vinyl, Download Only Kick out the jams, Momofukus! We're going to be in for quite a treat in 2038 when Elvis Costello gives the deluxe double-disc reis...
by Mike Boom
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 782420

Re: What are you listening to right now?

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The best VU album, free of Nico's whining , with the killer "What Goes On" and the wonderous "Pale Blue Eyes" .
by Mike Boom
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in 2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6836

Re: Elvis in 2008

A new album in the Imperial Bedroom/All This Useless Beauty variety, perhaps?


We should be so lucky. I forsee an opera on the life of Robert Louis Stevenson played by the Finnish National Orchestra and a collaboration with Julie Andrews on songs based around "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof".
by Mike Boom
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime
Replies: 311
Views: 72565

Re: The Politics of Politics: The Ride of a Lifetime

Its Barack, not Baraq - perhaps you are getting confused with Iraq ?? Everytime you loose an argument you lapse into this weird Armageddon speech about plagues and how we will be praying on our knees etc. Yes, terrorism is a big problem in the world, but I for one refuse to buy into a strategy that ...
by Mike Boom
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 431530

Re: Recent CD Purchases

Well, its a kindof strange record , being essentially a reconstruction of something written and recorded 30 or so years ago. Its also difficult for me to be objective about it because I love the Beach Boys and to me the original SMILE would have been the greatest record ever made and had it been fin...

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