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by Jack of All Parades
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to release Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Replies: 199
Views: 55851

Re: EC to release Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

Have had the chance to listen to this album pretty much completely over the last three days-picked it up for the nice price of $9.98. I cannot say I share your growing enthusiasm for the material. It is professionally played, the vibrato is tamed, but it is strangely soulless. It is almost a genre a...
by Jack of All Parades
Wed May 20, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to release Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Replies: 199
Views: 55851

Re: EC to release Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

Have heard numerous cuts on the local sudent radio station WFUV-what excites me right now is the ability to work in a local reference- the city of Poughkeepsie- into a song- "From Sulfur to Sugar Cane"-that has my ears piqued at this time- general feel- this will not be a big seller-just p...
by Jack of All Parades
Sat May 16, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 723340

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Have found an old album from 30 years ago- only recently made available in the US- Herbie Hancock's The Piano- Piano improvisations created on the spot as this was one of the first albums done to use Direct to disc recording. He reexplores some songs associated with Miles Davis on one side and then ...
by Jack of All Parades
Sat May 16, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Best of 2009 -so far
Replies: 7
Views: 3023

Re: Best of 2009 -so far

It is early, but I am game: Bob Dylan - Though Life together John Doe & The Sadies- Country Club Mark Olson & Garyl Louris- Ready for the Flood Neko Case - Middle Cyclone The Dylan and John Doe albums have continued to grow on me and every week I manage to play the other two- would give an h...
by Jack of All Parades
Mon May 11, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 723340

Re: What are you listening to right now?

This week it is "Country Club" by John Doe and the Sadies-picked it up recently in Newbury Comics in Boston. This is just one fun country and western album- John Doe sings his heart out on old classic Nashville songs and is amiably backed by The Sadies-this is not the treacle that passes f...
by Jack of All Parades
Fri May 08, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 723340

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Tinted Windows---this is a guilty pleasure like a candy bar off the side- lots of sugar and a quick rush- not certain if it is going to sustain me over time-but I sure like the immediate impact. Interesting combination too!-- Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne, James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins...
by Jack of All Parades
Thu May 07, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: new Dylan
Replies: 24
Views: 7353

Re: new Dylan

Well Otis- you know the "country doctor" rambles and "banker's neices seek perfection" or perhaps I should say workers compensation clerks. Just playing.
by Jack of All Parades
Sat May 02, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: new Dylan
Replies: 24
Views: 7353

Re: new Dylan

Have been consistently "listening" to this album since Tuesday. I do not find it a "disappointment". I am drawn to that baseball adage- to be a success you need to fail 7 out of 10 times. Though not on the level of the recent Time Out of Mind or Love & Theft, it merits close ...
by Jack of All Parades
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: dylan, on songwriters and more
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: dylan, on songwriters and more

Alex, I would have to concur with your thoughts-I think you are on to something. I too saw him recently in CT on a bill with EC- the acoustics, Dylan's particular lack of enthusiasm that evening were a turn off- I too have sworn off for the moment seeing him live anytime soon-probably to my detrimen...
by Jack of All Parades
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Record Store Day - April 18, 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Re: Record Store Day - April 18, 2009

I would just add- buy anything. Too many people steal their music- hurting the economy, the artist and their local business owner. It still is a pleasurable experience for me to browse in my local store- Rhino Records- and stumble on some treasure. I will be there today as I frequently am and I will...
by Jack of All Parades
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 346614

Re: books, books, books

As I ease into an exceedingly sedentary mid-fifties I am taking extra comfort in armchair travels. An excellant companion the last few weeks has been Redmond O'Hanlon as he labors into Borneo or plunges down the Orinoco in Venezuela. Both books, Into the Heart of Borneo and In Trouble Again, provide...
by Jack of All Parades
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 723340

Re: What are you listening to right now?

I have been re-listening to Cassandra Wilson, of late. Particularly Belly of the Sun and New Moon Daughter. Like the back woods feel with all the earthiness in her voice and the way she sings behind the beat. The choice of some old pop staples the The Weight and Love is Blindness has always struck m...
by Jack of All Parades
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Marianne Faithfull @ Letterman Show on March 31, 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2524

Re: Marianne Faithfull @ Letterman Show on March 31, 2009

Thank you for the welcome, Alex. As a previous observer of this site, I have noted a distinct interest by members in the recent TV program [url]Spectacle[/url], featuring the star of this site. One of the highlights of the past season was the program which featured Rufus Wainwright as his guest. If ...
by Jack of All Parades
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Marianne Faithfull @ Letterman Show on March 31, 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2524

Re: Marianne Faithfull @ Letterman Show on March 31, 2009

I am a new member to your community but have read with curiosity over the years from the sidelines. Though not a "big" fan of Marianne Faithful I will admit to owning and playing several of her albums in the past. I fully comprehend that this is a site primarily devoted to Elvis Costello h...

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