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by Ypsilanti
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Voice In The Dark
Replies: 33
Views: 9865

Re: A Voice In The Dark

I agree. melody, words, images, plus, now that we've got the chords (see NR chords thread), i can't believe the sheer physical force needed to get through the thing, let alone in tune, on time, and over all the hills and dales. And he pulls it off with such aplomb! I'm crazy about this song and his...
by Ypsilanti
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis doing corporate gig, NY, Dec. 16 '10
Replies: 52
Views: 16447

Re: Elvis doing corporate gig, NY, Dec. 16 '10

Jeremy Dylan wrote:Jesus Christ guys, he's doing one gig sponsored by the credit card company owned by a bank. He hasn't joined the Hitler youth. Can we try and keep some fucking perspective here?

Thank you and Amen to that!
by Ypsilanti
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Live on Absolute Radio - Geoff Lloyd Show 14 Dec 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 11213

Re: EC Live on Absolute Radio - Geoff Lloyd Show 14 Dec 2010

hi rachel. I'm a bit new here and this is my first "dose." wow! "the biggest fucking hypocrite on the planet." Wow!! you are quite a card! i want to sincerely thank you for clarifying these points. the scales have fallen from mine eyes. wow!!! now let's just wait and see how man...
by Ypsilanti
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone besides myself miss Bruce Thomas' bass work ???
Replies: 138
Views: 75579

Re: Does anyone besides myself miss Bruce Thomas' bass work

Welcome, Mr. Feathers. Good to have you here!
by Ypsilanti
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mansbridge One On One broadcast this weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 4591

Re: Mansbridge One On One broadcast this weekend

Wow, that was really underwhelming--a real disappointment. Mansbridge totally wasted an opportunity to talk about smart, interesting stuff with a smart, interesting guy. He seemed really intent on wringing certain specific answers out of Elvis for no particular reason whatsoever--going on and on abo...
by Ypsilanti
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis doing corporate gig, NY, Dec. 16 '10
Replies: 52
Views: 16447

Re: Elvis doing corporate gig, NY, Dec. 16 '10

It doesn't appear that he's playing for bankers . Rather, the events looks to be some kind of reward or treat for people who have Citibank Visa Cards--a little fun in exchange for their mountains of debt. True, Citibank is paying him, but record sales aren't going to do it anymore. As Neil pointed o...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Prairie Home Companion this weekend
Replies: 18
Views: 6946

Re: Elvis on Prairie Home Companion this weekend

This was great, first time he's sung it live I think. Would love to hear him do it with the Metropol Orkest or similar. And he prefaced it with the verse from "Pennies From Heaven", if I'm not mistaken!! dave Yeah, Dave--that's a must! Maybe a small tour of orchestra shows in the spring? ...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Prairie Home Companion this weekend
Replies: 18
Views: 6946

Re: Elvis on Prairie Home Companion this weekend

Listening to it on the radio..."Voice In The Dark", backed by Shoe Band...WOW!
by Ypsilanti
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite EC album and why.
Replies: 45
Views: 15119

Re: Your favorite EC album and why.

Welcome, Watercamp!
by Ypsilanti
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite EC album and why.
Replies: 45
Views: 15119

Re: Your favorite EC album and why.

I don't get why WIWC or especially the magnificent Punch The Clock would be considered 'guilty pleasures'. This weekend when hearing Everyday I Write The Book had me hankering after PTC, it's snappy pop tunes sounded very refreshing after the over-long stodginess of parts of National Ransom. The La...
by Ypsilanti
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite EC album and why.
Replies: 45
Views: 15119

Re: Your favorite EC album and why.

Enjoy the most: Get Happy
Close Second: King Of America
Love the most: North
Guilty Pleasure: When I Was Cruel
Obsession of my youth: Spike
by Ypsilanti
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: New Server Fund Raiser
Replies: 26
Views: 58378

Re: New Server Fund Raiser

Dr Spooky, Was very pleased to send you some $$ for the server just now. Best of luck raising the money. Hope it goes very quickly. Also signed up for the monthly $5. Have wanted to do so for a long time, but the financial aspect of the Ypsilanti household has been too scary. But I think we've final...
by Ypsilanti
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom--The Lyrics
Replies: 23
Views: 7619

Re: National Ransom--The Lyrics

Superb analysis. I love reading these. Alexv has as well suggested that a reading of the lyric can be done that finds this song a possible metaphor for the trajectory of EC's career. Not implausible. Just think back to the recent New Yorker profile and its compelling telling of EC's recent performa...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom--The Lyrics
Replies: 23
Views: 7619

Re: National Ransom--The Lyrics

Not so certain I hear 'nursery' rhyme in this song as a subtler echoing of the deadly sins as they reverberate within the 'mountain' music that Watson has celebrated and played throughout his distinguished career. The playing off his 'secrets', his purity-'the honey from the comb' against the 'sins...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Holiday Album? It seems like an inevitability...
Replies: 15
Views: 5691

Re: A Holiday Album? It seems like an inevitability...

C'mon..."Baby It's Cold Outside", with Elvis singing the coy girl part and Diana singing the "seducer" part? That's an automatic win.

I'm sure they could handle a holiday album without it sucking, but I'd still rather hold out for the Children's Album.
by Ypsilanti
Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom--The Lyrics
Replies: 23
Views: 7619

National Ransom--The Lyrics

Since we've had a couple of weeks to digest the delicious meal of NR, I thought it might be time for a thread devoted to the amazing lyrics. Lot to talk about here. C'mon, Neil--you're the best at this... One thing occurs to me this morning... Very much liking the nursery rhyme motif Elvis uses in D...
by Ypsilanti
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: NR--Billboard Chart Placement?
Replies: 76
Views: 24661

Re: NR--Billboard Chart Placement?

Christopher Sjoholm wrote:Can one hear off in the faint distance the 'lonely sound of jingling spurs, the 'toodle-oos' and 'oh, my dears' down at "The Argyle"?

:shock: That's pretty harsh...
by Ypsilanti
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Yes, it's early, but NR's greatest song is:
Replies: 44
Views: 18033

Re: Yes, it's early, but NR's greatest song is:

It's a great record I am even starting to like my lovely Jezabel, Agree! It just struck me tonight. I have just this week started doing a longish commute for work--from Long Island to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Turns out the ride is exactly the same length as NR. It's good to have such a fine album to...
by Ypsilanti
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Yes, it's early, but NR's greatest song is:
Replies: 44
Views: 18033

Re: Yes, it's early, but NR's greatest song is:

After listening to NR a bunch of times, "All These Strangers" has rocketed to the top of my list. Wow! For second place, it's a 7-way tie..."Bullets", "You Hung The Moon", "Stations Of The Cross", "Voice In The Dark", "Jimmie", "Five S...
by Ypsilanti
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Watching EC perform "Black & White World" made me think...
Replies: 19
Views: 6814

Re: Watching EC perform "Black & White World" made me think.

Ypsilanti wrote Clowntime Is Over #2 Dr. Luther's Assistant Two Little Hitlers Sunday's Best Ghost Train Heathen Town Turning The Town Red Inch By Inch Next Time 'Round Coal Train Robberies Rocking Horse Road Tart In Another Room Harry Worth Motel Matches You must be my long lost twin - amazing jus...
by Ypsilanti
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Watching EC perform "Black & White World" made me think...
Replies: 19
Views: 6814

Re: Watching EC perform "Black & White World" made me think.

Love & Lust Tour, absolutely. I'd camp out all night for those tickets. Perhaps he would play some of these... Clowntime Is Over #2 Dr. Luther's Assistant Two Little Hitlers Sunday's Best Ghost Train Heathen Town Turning The Town Red Inch By Inch Next Time 'Round Coal Train Robberies Rocking Hor...
by Ypsilanti
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis profiled in Nov 8 2010 issue of The New Yorker
Replies: 21
Views: 8490

Re: Elvis profiled in Nov 8 2010 issue of The New Yorker

Ypsi, on the My Funny Valentine quote, to understand why he singles out that song all you have to do is read what precedes it: the prior sentence is saying that EC has a record geek’s taste in selecting cover songs but that he doesn't shy away from teh obvious cover choices. You would expect record...
by Ypsilanti
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: DVD national speculation
Replies: 3
Views: 2376

Re: DVD national speculation

Maybe at least some new clips for EC's website. The entire Leonard Lopate show the other night was videoed, that's for sure. Maybe it was WNYC's people, maybe not.
by Ypsilanti
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on NPR 'On Point', Nov. 4 '10
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

Re: Elvis on NPR 'On Point', Nov. 4 '10

Felt this interviewer was a bit of a douche and rather ill-prepared. I expect more from NPR. Really unnecessary to bring up the Columbus thing, but Elvis handled it with a lot of grace, I thought.
by Ypsilanti
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on "The Colbert Report", Nov. 4 '10
Replies: 41
Views: 9905

Re: Elvis on "The Colbert Report", Nov. 4 '10

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/364519/november-04-2010/exclusive---elvis-costello---all-i-have-to-do-is-dream?xrs=share_copy Wow. Wow, indeed! Those guys sound really great together! The whole thing was good--even the interview. Stephen must be a bit of a fan, since he whipp...

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