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by Ypsilanti
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Brand New Teeth!
Replies: 2
Views: 2741

Re: Brand New Teeth!

Thanks very much! Yes! Still ride the Trikke, although I wear a mouth guard now.
This is a little vertigo-causing to watch, but this is me following Mr. Ypsi on the Trikke last spring. Camera is on my handlebars...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYR0dQYF ... re=related
by Ypsilanti
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday! Ypsilanti
Replies: 6
Views: 3801

Re: Happy Birthday! Ypsilanti

verbal gymnastics wrote:I wish all women were as easy to please :lol:


Exactly! This is my downfall--too easy to please! I have very bad woman skills. This is why I'm not dripping in diamonds! :lol:
by Ypsilanti
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Brand New Teeth!
Replies: 2
Views: 2741

Brand New Teeth!

Very excited! Nearly a year and a half after I smashed my face on that manhole cover--after healing and surgery and a year of ridiculous braces--I FINALLY got new teeth yesterday. Sure, they are only plastic temporaries (the "real" ones are coming on the 29th), but I can't tell you how hap...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Astonished [Still]!
Replies: 17
Views: 6783

Re: Astonished [Still]!

I don't necessarily have a problem with Elvis' voice on TJL--it is what it is, for that recording--of that specific material--at that time. I give him massive, unending props for making every effort to record the vocals in as "live" a manner as could be devised in the studio. I also don't ...
by Ypsilanti
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1555
Views: 954033

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

I'm sure it's not Elvis--probably a minion. It's very cool, though. But I'm afraid if we talk about it too much it will stop happening. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned it...
by Ypsilanti
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1555
Views: 954033

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Includes the opening credits of The Social Network , with the later dropped Beyond Belief by Elvis as the soundtrack , about 4.34 into this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whNd1-yUEZQ&feature=player_embedded And now this is on EC's Twitter page. And so is that Puck marching band thing... Same ...
by Ypsilanti
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday! Ypsilanti
Replies: 6
Views: 3801

Re: Happy Birthday! Ypsilanti

Wow! Thanks, everybody! You made my day!
by Ypsilanti
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on French tv , 1970s/80s - full clips
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

Re: Elvis/Attractions French TV June '79 gig released on DVD

johnfoyle wrote:Auto interview : Elvis Costello
(Elvis interviews himself - hilarious!)
25/02/1989 - 03min37s


Extremely hilarious! :lol: And his answers seem amazingly spontaneous, somehow. That's got to be the best "interview" and the best "acting" he's ever done.
by Ypsilanti
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," German TV May 8 '12
Replies: 93
Views: 31128

Re: Elvis taping PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," Nov. 2 '1

...I kind of miss Steve, though. He gives the song a bit of vintage Attractions flava...
by Ypsilanti
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Invasions Hit Parade iTunes
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Re: Invasions Hit Parade iTunes

Do you mean the I Tunes Originals version?
by Ypsilanti
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: inch By Inch - Definitive Version?
Replies: 3
Views: 2641

Re: inch By Inch - Definitive Version?

Thanks, Doc. I never heard it live before--sounds good. I was smitten with the demo version on the Rhino bonus disk the first time I heard it. The lyrics are a bit different/better than the album version and I like the self-harmony and simple presentation. This song is like a little forgotten jewel-...
by Ypsilanti
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Dedicated National Ransack Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 17113

Re: Dedicated National Ransack Thread

Lyrics are not included. 'Editorial MPD' is a intriguing line , at the end of the credits on the back of the sleeve , just after the Coco Shinomiya design credit. It may be a reference to Matthew , Elvis' eldest son ( Graeme Thomson' bio. of Elvis says Matthew's middle name is Patrick , after Elvis...
by Ypsilanti
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Dedicated National Ransack Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 17113

Re: Dedicated National Ransack Thread

Are lyrics included?
If so, can one of you nice people please post the lyrics to "Poor Borrowed Dress"? It's driving me crazy. Love this song a lot, by the way.
by Ypsilanti
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 187367

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

Overall, I really enjoy listening to NR. I kind of agree that the title song is only so-so at best. Something about the production makes it sound half-dead. On the other hand, this version on Letterman is so spirited, I love it. The band is in perfect sync. Just watch EC after they're done as Lette...
by Ypsilanti
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Want a Hit? Keep It Simple" or Where did EC's mojo go!
Replies: 13
Views: 4958

Re: "Want a Hit? Keep It Simple" or Where did EC's mojo go!

Anyhow. The general silence around NR is definitely irksome. But I think maybe much of it comes down to EC's longstanding gift for horrendous timing (c.f. 'the Columbus Incident' just as AF was breaking big stateside). Let's face it, when he put out SP & S, a lot of people were ready to receive...
by Ypsilanti
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 100% Album
Replies: 20
Views: 7634

Re: 100% Album

Thank you for the clarification. I was simply reading your words which clearly state you do not or very rarely listen to at least 11 records by my count and found it hard to believe that you would not listen to so many records being the fan you so clearly are. Yes, well...while there are 11 I don't...
by Ypsilanti
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 100% Album
Replies: 20
Views: 7634

Re: 100% Album

Just curious as a fan to a fan -that is over a third of his catalog that you do not listen to or, at best, rarely listen to if I read you correctly["Records which compel me to skip, I don't really listen to at all (or hardly ever)--for the reasons mentioned above."] Quite a bit of good ma...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 100% Album
Replies: 20
Views: 7634

Re: 100% Album

hi and happy back at ya! you know, i tend to listen to any album right through and don't skip tracks. sometimes i'll listen to half a cd ( like NR because it is soooo long, 30 minutes at a time is find w. me). i sort of don't want to decide for the artist what needs skipping. without its "weak...
by Ypsilanti
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 187367

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

I have to admit I'm baffled by how many people are either indifferent towards or actively dislike the title track, which I think is a really strong album opener both musically and lyrically. Despite the familiar "You Belong To Me" organ part (which EC denies being intentional but I still ...
by Ypsilanti
Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Gibson Interview: Elvis Costello, Dec. '10
Replies: 33
Views: 12809

Re: The Gibson Interview: Elvis Costello, Dec. '10

I've often felt that too. He hates us, but he needs us, and he hates that he needs us. Absolutely! I'd hate us if I were him. Wouldn't you? God help him if he ever reads what's written on this site. I'm sure he'd be totally creeped out--Elvis fans are way beyond mere obsessives. Myself included. Mo...
by Ypsilanti
Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Gibson Interview: Elvis Costello, Dec. '10
Replies: 33
Views: 12809

Re: The Gibson Interview: Elvis Costello, Dec. '10

When has Elvis said he doesn't want to record anymore? What he actually said in the interview above, and on several other recent occasions is due to the collapse of the record industry and the rise of digital media, he might not have the opportunity to record again. That's a huge difference that all...
by Ypsilanti
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Gibson Interview: Elvis Costello, Dec. '10
Replies: 33
Views: 12809

Re: The Gibson Interview: Elvis Costello, Dec. '10

I would imagine he already has some kind of recording ability in his house--or certainly has friends that do. The cost of recording is one thing, but to actually get from that point to the end point of having a physical product, stocked on the shelves of stores, is another matter all together. The c...
by Ypsilanti
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Gibson Interview: Elvis Costello, Dec. '10
Replies: 33
Views: 12809

Re: The Gibson Interview: Elvis Costello, Dec. '10

But, I’m not going to spend my own money making records. I don’t have any. Not sure if this is believable at all, but the website "Celebrity Net Worth" says he's worth $60,000,000. Hardly chump change. Still, there's no reason he should finance his own recordings if there's no profit in i...
by Ypsilanti
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Chicago (December 20, 2010)
Replies: 52
Views: 18935

Re: Elvis in Chicago (December 20, 2010)

Wow! That's some awesome setlist--and very Xmasy, too--he starts with "red" and "green" for the season, includes songs about his family, his own version of Christmas songs, and a whole crapload of incredible raritites. Jeez, lucky Chicagoans...tell us how it was. From these few Y...
by Ypsilanti
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Voice In The Dark
Replies: 33
Views: 9962

Re: A Voice In The Dark

I agree with others about his vocals on (most of) this album. Especially Jimmie, All These Strangers, and this track. It's a boozy, relaxed style, kind of a Dean Martin thing. He used a similarly relaxed vocal style on several Trust songs (Watch Your Step, New Lace Sleeves, Big Sisters Clothes) to ...

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