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by jardine
Fri May 08, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Cher Mark Zuckerberg - Steve Nieve writes.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: Cher Mark Zuckerberg - Steve Nieve writes.....

very nb. but every time i see the title, i think that cher has married mark zuckerberg [i am canadian, so i should know better]
by jardine
Mon May 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE
Replies: 11
Views: 1886

Re: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE

not been participating, but here we go

Beaten to the Punch
B Movie
Clowntime is Over
Five Gears in Reverse

unfortunately...well, can you guess my criterion? there's a game to play: how to these four fit together?
by jardine
Mon May 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE
Replies: 11
Views: 1886

Re: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE

i can't even pick only four...
by jardine
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 8

Still think that the more stuff that gets voted out, the worse look the survivors. I mean, yes, this is a nice bunch of songs: Love for Tender Opportunity The Imposter Secondary Modern King Horse Possession New Amsterdam High Fidelity I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down Temptation Riot Act but it look...
by jardine
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 7
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 7

I haven't been able to play this round at all, but it is interesting that the still-surviving tracks are all now less interesting to me in the absence of the ones that have been eliminated. It is as if the "better songs" are getting worse.

Proof, in part, of a great album?
by jardine
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 5
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 5

I don't stand accused, I stand confused - how were two out in one round? Was it a draw? Fair enough if so. Wow. I guess the cover version had to go early... though there's a more famous cover version still high up as a famous Elvis song. Shiiiiiiiiiiiit.... seems the thing skipped from round 3 to r...
by jardine
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 4
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 4

thelack of consensus is really interesting. 1/6, and it's out
by jardine
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: vera lynn and elvis
Replies: 1
Views: 1337

vera lynn and elvis

e.c. mentioned right at the end of this
https://theartsdesk.com/new-music/now-h ... -her-debut
by jardine
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1

just a silly joke, really. all good. carry on!
by jardine
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1

just realized that if you did it the other way around and got rid of your favourite first, then it would be less and less agnozing as it goes along -- fingernails OR songs!
by jardine
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1

oh yes, neil. [sorry, don't know how to use the quote function]. now THIS is a good reason for a survivor thing, highlighting things that can too easily skid by, especially in the cascade that is Get Happy!!. These lyrics...well, to tell the truth, I never quite noticed this cluster before. If your ...
by jardine
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1

Instead of participating, I'm going to listen to Get Happy!! more carefully than I have in quite a while. For this, I'm happy that Survivor made this happen. I think it is really complex and interesting to consider why some might not want to do this...it really is an unnatural act, in a way. There i...
by jardine
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 5652

Re: How is everyone doing?

i could do a mamba dance with no shirt on if you like! oh, wait, that's not what you meant...and, frankly, i don't think it would help ANYTHING... :shock: 8)
by jardine
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 5652

Re: How is everyone doing?

Steady as she goes in the Alberta foothills. Soaking my feet in Dylan's two new songs, and [starting first listen this morning] Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, and 15 feet of snow this winter slowly melting. Hope everyone is a-okay. Oh, wait. Canadian. Maybe eh?-okay is better.
by jardine
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom Survivor - RESULTS
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

Re: Imperial Bedroom Survivor - RESULTS

i may be alone, here, but could you do it a bit slower? just a bit
by jardine
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 12)
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 12)

okay, I give up!
by jardine
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 11)
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 11)

boy this is going fast. anyway, once it gets down to human hands, you little fool and man out of time, i'm going to have to stop voting. anyone else have this happen already or earlier?
by jardine
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 6)

goin' for four!!
by jardine
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 6)

yep. Long, honey!
by jardine
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 6905

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

we'll need to switch soon to 'are there 3 worse'. there'll be little to choose from. ain't that great!!
by jardine
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 6905

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

agreed. and "opening salvo" is exactly the right term, too, for these three
by jardine
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 6905

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

don't look now
burnt sugar is so bitter
stripping paper

or

you left me in the dark
someone took the words away
when did i stop dreaming?
by jardine
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 52591

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

speaking of the atlantic, some of us live 'up north' and still, at least in ceremonial practice, have the queen as the head of our government... i hope the boys had a good chat.r
by jardine
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 52591

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

well, yes, while one person, up on a step and in uniform, is placing an order of the british empire on the chest of another. i'm sure the conversation was pleasant enough; both ec and the prince [he is a prince can be quite convivial. But it takes all i can muster to see it as just a conversation be...
by jardine
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 52591

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

love to know what happened between pic one and two. elvis' face got quizzical? sad? nostalgic? and there is something so odd about charles standing up a step..."highness" indeed. yuck. difficult to imagine one person calling another that without gagging a bit....

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