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by Ypsilanti
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 27025

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

cwr wrote:It would be amazing if he decided to run the whole album through the wringer like this. Oddball solo multi-instrument versions of every song, deconstructing them as he pleases, with little regard for what anyone thinks of 'em.
This is a fantastic idea!!! Love it! :D
by Ypsilanti
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 27025

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

jardine wrote:maybe rachel?

:lol: :lol: :lol: Heeheeheehee!

Actually, I suspect there is probably some poor bastard intern, sitting in a cubicle at EC's management company who has the miserable task of combing the internet--including this site--and reporting anything of real interest to his superiors...
by Ypsilanti
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Singapore, March 7 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 9435

Re: Elvis plays Singapore, March 7 2011

I kind of got the feeling this was another Odile Husband situation...it's all so odd and the publication date on EC's site is 5/03/11...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 27025

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

You can mark me down as being pro-NR. And I also agree that it's not one of his very best, but it's not a track I skip. Quite listenable. For me it's the Grandson of Waiting For The End Of The World , the Son of Invasion Hit Parade , Brother of Turpentine , etc... Hope he always adds to this lineage...
by Ypsilanti
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 27025

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

Kim Kardashian - I really don't get the whole phenomenon. Who is she, where did she come from and does she have any talent? Two words: Sex tape. Followed by reality show, and the rest is history. Maybe our man needs to follow this path to success. The conventional approach is no longer working. :lo...
by Ypsilanti
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 27025

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

NR#2...instrumentally, I really love it. As CWR said--striving for a certain effect. I'd say he achieves it. A fun and interesting tidbit. Hope there will be more like it as he wanders through Asia. Maybe a new take on Tokyo Storm Warning...
by Ypsilanti
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2
Replies: 82
Views: 27025

Re: The Return Of The Imposter: National Ransom No.2

This is the Tom Waits version, is it. Yes...with a bit of that weird middle section of The Bridge I Burned & some Stalin Malone, as well. I like the video very much...lots of cool imagery. I feel like he might have actually made it himself--or at least most of it--playing around with I-Movie ov...
by Ypsilanti
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Cover versions
Replies: 19
Views: 14233

Re: Cover versions

Harry wrote:I think a lot of Elv's best records were covers.
the live version of Pyscho is brilliant. My Dreams Have Whitered & Died etc

Agree...also But Not For Me, Funny Valentine, Lost In The Stars, Penny Lane and lots more...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Request: Egypt and Wondering
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: Request: Egypt and Wondering

I have both. PM me your email address again and I will send them.
by Ypsilanti
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beacon tix presale is open
Replies: 37
Views: 15642

Re: Beacon tix presale is open

docinwestchester wrote:
Yeah, NYer's are well known for being friendly, right?

:lol: Hahahahahahahaha! Well, speaking for myself...I'm not an actual NYer. I'm just a transplanted Clevelander, so I actually am friendly...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beacon tix presale is open
Replies: 37
Views: 15642

Re: Beacon tix presale is open

docinwestchester wrote:This may call for a NYC regional meeting of the EC Fan Forum on Sunday....in 3 freakin' months!

Good idea, Doc. Those London people are all so nice and friendly and meet for a drink before concerts and so forth. No reason the NYers can't be friendly, too.
by Ypsilanti
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: cell phone self-portraits
Replies: 36
Views: 73493

Re: cell phone self-portraits

OK. This is me...

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by Ypsilanti
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beacon tix presale is open
Replies: 37
Views: 15642

Re: Beacon tix presale is open

Sunday...going alone. Row G, Center Orch. Tix must be pretty hot--couldn't get 2 together. Checked Stubhub...prices are INSANE.
Monday...Mr. Ypsilanti coming with. Orch 2, Row O. Best I could do.

Still, I'm pretty excited about this...
by Ypsilanti
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spinning Songbook: What Songs Do You Wanna Hear?
Replies: 32
Views: 7849

Re: Spinning Songbook: What Songs Do You Wanna Hear?

40 slots on the wheel is not enough. Once you fill some up with covers and the mandatory stuff like Alison, Detectives, etc, there's only room for about 1 song per album.

Have never heard my beloved Motel Matches live. Would love to hear that...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beacon tix presale is open
Replies: 37
Views: 15642

Re: Beacon tix presale is open

Shit. Didn't see this until it was too late. Will take my chances with the general admission tickets. A little heads up from an EC mass email would have been nice.
by Ypsilanti
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Re-examination of "Punch the Clock"
Replies: 53
Views: 19163

Re: Re-examination of "Punch the Clock"

I avoided PTC for a long time because I assumed the '80's poppiness would not be to my taste...and the very notion seemed so anti-Elvis. But I was totally wrong! I love this record and listen to it often. And while it has some '80's vibe, it's miles above all that Duran Duran/Fixx/Flock of Seagulls/...
by Ypsilanti
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello classical refs
Replies: 11
Views: 4656

Re: Costello classical refs

Well, OK. I have this awesome torrent of a show in Southampton, NY from the Useless Beauty release....
He references Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" as part of "Poor Fractured Atlas" and "The German National Anthem" as part of "Little Atoms"...
by Ypsilanti
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Announces The Return Of The Spectacular Spinn
Replies: 71
Views: 20016

Re: Elvis Costello Announces The Return Of The Spectacular S

Shy though I am, I think I might be emboldened to spin the wheel at the Beacon should such an opportunity present itself. The 'Spinning Songbook" is HUGE to me--the stuff of legend. I am super-excited about this!!!! Those of you who saw it the first time...how are the "spinners" chose...
by Ypsilanti
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom, We Hardly Knew Ye
Replies: 42
Views: 14125

Re: National Ransom, We Hardly Knew Ye

I ran this from start to finish unintentionally yesterday. I wanted to hear the title track and just let it run through to I Hope. I only grows in my appreciation with each listen. The ballads in particular are growing on me. Totally agree. I took a little break from NR, but then found I was longin...
by Ypsilanti
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom, We Hardly Knew Ye
Replies: 42
Views: 14125

Re: National Ransom, We Hardly Knew Ye

I would hate to think I'd never get to see a Sugarcanes show again...such a phenomenal experience to see them live! But, of course, there might well be a few 'Canes dates in 2011, just as there were a few Imposters shows in 2010... Agree, however, that NR deserved WAY better than it got. It's a bitt...
by Ypsilanti
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters/Spinning Songbook, Chicago, May 15, 2011
Replies: 85
Views: 33102

Re: Elvis/Imposters/Spinning Songbook, Chicago, May 15, 2011

bronxapostle wrote:i'm READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There has to be a NY show, right? Where do you think it will be, BA? The Beacon? Town Hall?

I'm super excited about this!
by Ypsilanti
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Palais Theatere, Melbourne, Thu 21 Apr 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 7778

Re: Palais Theatere, Melbourne, Thu 21 Apr 2011

I have a feeling Elvis meant it when he talked about bringing back the Spinning Songbook. I'll bet you're going to see something really special...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What the story behind ATUB (Entire album) ?
Replies: 37
Views: 15168

Re: What the story behind ATUB (Entire album) ?

An EC LP that's "overwrought and overwritten"? That's like saying the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is "too busy"! :P All kidding aside, ATUB is way up there on my EC list -- top 3 or 4 easily. The lazy comparison is with IB, of course, but I've always thought of it as perhaps t...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Paying Off The National Ransom - A Video Compilation DVD
Replies: 20
Views: 7827

Re: Paying Off The National Ransom - A Video Compilation DVD

Doc,
Would you be willing to trade a DVD of this for another batch of brownies?
Ypsi

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