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by seanpointblank
Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: About our wonderful selves - answer a question and ask one
Replies: 675
Views: 122977

So a right to choose is more fundamental than a right to live? I don't think so. Once conceived, the being inside of the woman is alive, that's a scientific fact, and the philosophical problem we run into at that point is that allowing abortion heavily implies that a right to live is NOT fundamental.
by seanpointblank
Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: `Girl in at No.4 in U.K. album charts!
Replies: 7
Views: 3448

Interesting to note the difference between the so-called official chart and Amazon's chart. Diana Krall has been no 1 all week on Amazon but only enters at 4. Number 3 on the official chart is Usher who is currently only at 31 on Amazon's chart which they claim is updated every hour. Amazon is only...
by seanpointblank
Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: E.C. the next James Bond????
Replies: 14
Views: 4637

John Cleese is Q, not R, that was just a joke, in case you weren't aware.

I wouldn't mind Farrel or Jackman possibly getting the role, though I have trouble imagining Jackman as a suave Bond, since he seems rugged and rowdy in all of his roles.
by seanpointblank
Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "South" ???
Replies: 31
Views: 9655

I hope it's that. When he mentioned it at the Seattle show, I thought it was a joke. Then the Seattle Times, in their review of the show, noted the new material as being from the upcoming "South". I assumed they were just stupid, but when I read about "South" being the working title, I started think...
by seanpointblank
Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "South" ???
Replies: 31
Views: 9655

I hope it doesn't end up being titled 'South'.
by seanpointblank
Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: When the new E.C. album leaks...
Replies: 25
Views: 8288

I'll probably wait until it leaks and people listen to it, and if everyone seems to be keen on one song, I'll download that one song to tide me over until the full album comes out.
by seanpointblank
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC´s best alt. versions of his own songs
Replies: 17
Views: 6212

I like the alternate take of Hoover Factory better than the 'official' one.

Also, the demo of "The Comedians".
by seanpointblank
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What´s the Costello record that a new fan must be apart from
Replies: 44
Views: 10876

I agree. What about Brutal Youth? I wouldn't even go with Brutal Youth. I like it, but I still think people should start out with an artist's first album, or at least an early one, even if they missed that album by what's nearing 30 years. It's a lot more fun to go album to album and travel with th...
by seanpointblank
Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What´s the Costello record that a new fan must be apart from
Replies: 44
Views: 10876

I wouldn't try to get anyone into EC using any records but MAIT, TYM, AF, GH, Trust, or IB.
by seanpointblank
Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve confirms Oxford etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

Based on the three songs I heard live, I don't know if I'm overly excited about this record.
by seanpointblank
Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your Top Five, desert island Elvis Costello albums...
Replies: 85
Views: 22543

And another complaint I have with BY is that it's best songs aren't as great as the best songs on some of his other albums, including B&C.
by seanpointblank
Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your Top Five, desert island Elvis Costello albums...
Replies: 85
Views: 22543

I don't think either BY or B&C are super phenomenal. They're great records, but B&C seems to have a little too much filler and just feels drawn out, and BY has a similar problem with filler and the production is semi-horrendous. Like I said, I still think they're great records overall, but I think E...
by seanpointblank
Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your Top Five, desert island Elvis Costello albums...
Replies: 85
Views: 22543

This Year's Model
Armed Forces
Trust
Imperial Bedroom
When I Was Cruel
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Or That - A New Game
Replies: 165
Views: 41119

People don't like Broken? That's one of my top 3 off of Mighty.
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is 'Imperial Bedroom' The Best Album From The 80´s?
Replies: 59
Views: 18134

Point taken, noiseradio.

I'm not big on nu-metal or its precursors, so I won't pretend to know every last detail. For some reason I've never gotten around to hearing Helmet, so I couldn't factor them in.
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Or That - A New Game
Replies: 165
Views: 41119

Broken

Love for Sale or Love for Tender?
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Or That - A New Game
Replies: 165
Views: 41119

#2

Radio Silence or Radio Sweetheart
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: I´m About To Hear 'When I Was Cruel' For The Very First Time
Replies: 59
Views: 15760

That's probably why Oh Well was left off the album.
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is 'Imperial Bedroom' The Best Album From The 80´s?
Replies: 59
Views: 18134

I think the three bands that led to nu-metal the most were RHCP, FNM, and Nirvana. RHCP bridged the gaps between hip hop, funk, and hard rock. FNM essentially took that, made it less bouncy and bridged it with metal. Nirvana repopularizing that self-loathing, whiney angst and what not got thrown int...
by seanpointblank
Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: I´m About To Hear 'When I Was Cruel' For The Very First Time
Replies: 59
Views: 15760

You didn't "have to be there" for IB. I wasn't, and I think it's certainly better than WIWC. The reason EC is so great is that his music is timeless. No album he has put out through his entire career sounds really dated at all, namely because he didnt' let himself get attached to fads and traveled h...
by seanpointblank
Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is 'Imperial Bedroom' The Best Album From The 80´s?
Replies: 59
Views: 18134

How can you FNM weren't a part of nu-metal? They may not have been a part of the fad onslaught, but they were certainly instrumental in laying down the foundation for the movement.
by seanpointblank
Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is 'Imperial Bedroom' The Best Album From The 80´s?
Replies: 59
Views: 18134

Did nobody mention Daydream Nation? Or did I miss it?
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Home Truth
Replies: 13
Views: 4410

Branst wrote:I liked Costello's GCW version of "The Comedians" before I even heard Orbison's or Costello's demo for Orbison so you can't speak for me.

You're one of the oddballs who thinks GCW is great, of course I'm not speaking for you.
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Home Truth
Replies: 13
Views: 4410

Even EC's demo for Orbison is pretty great.
by seanpointblank
Fri Mar 19, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Home Truth
Replies: 13
Views: 4410

GCW isn't 100% horrid. It's just a painfully mediocre record from a brilliant songwriter, thus magnifying the already fairly large flaws it has. EC said himself he changed his mind numerous times as to what he wanted to do with this album as whole, and it shows, the record feels confused and unsure....

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