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by seanpointblank
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help add text to the Costello wiki site
Replies: 34
Views: 23188

Re: Help add text to the Costello wiki site

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Musician,_October_1983 Musician, October 1983 From Table of Contents: Elvis Costello arrived on the British scene six years and nine albums ago with a blast of bitterness and brute honesty that made him the first new wave superstar. As his prolific intell...
by seanpointblank
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help add text to the Costello wiki site
Replies: 34
Views: 23188

Re: Help add text to the Costello wiki site

Here is the CREEM Close-Up. http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Creem_Close-Up,_July_1983 Growing Up Angry: Elvis Costello By Iman Lababedi "I'd like to be a funeral director..." -Elvis Costello, 1980 The memory is a funny thing; it plays tricks on us. We clothe it in make believe...
by seanpointblank
Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: let's title Elvis' next album
Replies: 16
Views: 7256

Re: let's title Elvis' next album

Best Record I've Made Until The Next Record I Am Absolutely Not Making Because There's Really Nothing In It For Me At This Point

BRIMUTNRIAANMBTRNIIFMATP

Practice the acronym now, kiddies.
by seanpointblank
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: national ransom two years next week
Replies: 13
Views: 5352

Re: national ransom two years next week

Well, I wish Elvis the best, but there's not much difference between recurring greatest hits tours and a standing gig in Vegas. The line between artist and mere performer is a thin one, but staking claim on one side of it is a surefire way to disinterest many. Perhaps I'm naive, but I can't help but...
by seanpointblank
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album in the works?
Replies: 23
Views: 9026

Re: New album in the works?

I already hate it. :lol: Seriously, if true (which I really, really, really, really, really doubt) it would just come off as bizarre and opportunistic based on the popularity of the HBO series. I just can't imagine Elvis putting together a record centered around sword fights and dragons, unless he g...
by seanpointblank
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'When Did EC Jump The Shark?''
Replies: 14
Views: 4674

Re: 'When Did EC Jump The Shark?''

If 'jump the shark' means the moment where he reached his high point and the line on the graph wouldn't quite hit that peak or match that ascension, I could see an argument for IB. That first stretch of albums in that short of time at that level of quality is nuts, and it perhaps has spoiled many as...
by seanpointblank
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters, Seattle , April 12 '12
Replies: 37
Views: 11268

Re: Elvis/Imposters, Seattle , April 12 '12

I was there, don't have the setlist, but the finale was This Wheel is on Fire/River in Reverse/I'll Take Care of You/This Wheel is on Fire. It's annoying being a hardcore fan and when someone is given a choice of anything on the wheel to hear 'Alison' as the crowd chant when we could hear Hoover Fac...
by seanpointblank
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters, Seattle , April 12 '12
Replies: 37
Views: 11268

Re: Elvis/Imposters, Seattle , April 12 '12

This will be my first time seeing Elvis since the River in Reverse tour. Wouldn't make the long drive to the Gorge/pay the price for the Police tour and was on vacation when he swang by with the Canes. I will be sure to relay my thoughts in some sort of rudimentary review bordering on the lines of &...
by seanpointblank
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: '..it honestly could be years before I do that again..'
Replies: 26
Views: 9285

Re: '..it honestly could be years before I do that again..'

Do you think Elvis just sets his expectations too high? While he is certainly an icon, is he aiming to reach the heights of past successes in a way that isn't realistic in today's music industry + and as he continues to fade out of public attention even further. Or is he simply burned by how the rec...
by seanpointblank
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: these are new dates, right? April 12-16 West Coast
Replies: 17
Views: 4669

Re: these are new dates, right? April 12-16 West Coast

Got my tickets for the Seattle show! Finally that old bastard comes here again. I had to miss the SP&S show and refused to pay the price to see him play a short gig opening for the Police, so I haven't seen our boy since the River & Reverse tour with Allen Toussaint (whose limousine almost r...
by seanpointblank
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Sings The Beatles
Replies: 32
Views: 11976

Re: Elvis Sings The Beatles

I feel like "No Reply" would be a natural fit for Elvis and the Imposters.
by seanpointblank
Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis
Replies: 182
Views: 62990

Re: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis on soundtrack for 'One Day' Aug

Very late to this party, but I quite like the track. It'll never make my top 40 EC tunes, but a nice change of pace from recent output. In fact, I like all of EC's film tracks to varying degrees: My Mood Swings God Give Me Strength You Stole My Bell She I'm sure there are others too. Party Party. :...
by seanpointblank
Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis
Replies: 182
Views: 62990

Re: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis on soundtrack for 'One Day' Aug

I heard "So we went escaping underneath locked doors" for that bit, Mr. Foyle. The song isn't far from what I expected. Definitely appeals to the crowd who buy into "She" and PFM more than anything else. The melody isn't particularly catchy and the song is a bit of a throwaway to...
by seanpointblank
Thu May 12, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Imposters, Los Angeles, May 11/12 '11
Replies: 68
Views: 20430

Re: Elvis/Imposters, Los Angeles, May 11/12 '11

This bootleg is amazing! Thanks so much.
by seanpointblank
Thu May 12, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Montreux
Replies: 15
Views: 3978

Re: EC at Montreux

There's something about the EC w/Rude 5 playing his old stuff that just makes me think it'd be what a bar's house band who normally plays Thin Lizzy covers having an Elvis Costello night would sound like.
by seanpointblank
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC & The Imposters play West Coast Bluesfest - Apr 17 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 7087

Re: EC & The Imposters play West Coast Bluesfest - Apr 17 20

I panicked and thought this was referring to Washington state in the US, where I reside. I looked up "Fremantle, WA" and couldn't quite figure out where it was. I felt pretty dumb as I continuously zoomed out only to reveal Australia. :oops:
by seanpointblank
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," German TV May 8 '12
Replies: 93
Views: 29060

Re: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," airing April 1 '

If I "won" a copy of the Blame it on Cain MP3 from the Artists Den without any terms provided on sharing it, would it be wrong to give it away to the fine posters here?
by seanpointblank
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE
Replies: 134
Views: 39035

Re: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE

Finally figured out that BitComet and Dime do not work together. Switched to Vuze and got the download, thanks guys!
by seanpointblank
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: NATIONAL RANSOM 1, 2, 3, 4??? or 5?
Replies: 31
Views: 9531

Re: NATIONAL RANSOM 1, 2, 3, 4???

I haven't heard any tapes, but Ayako on the listserv said the YouTube video was "exactly the one I heard in Seoul on Sunday and also in Tokyo today." cool...so, when you hear the one from friday, i guess you'd agree: NR No. 3 a/k/a the Attractions version! Is Bruce back? No, he was too bu...
by seanpointblank
Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE
Replies: 134
Views: 39035

Re: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE

I Hope You're Happy Nowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz-rx5O7YGs
Here's where us unfortunate Seattle-area fans just hit refresh on youtube for a little while. :?
by seanpointblank
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," German TV May 8 '12
Replies: 93
Views: 29060

Re: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," airing April 1 '

Whoops! Thanks. I assumed you were referring to something on the page. Hopefully we get most of it, or they put out anything they don't air online.
by seanpointblank
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," German TV May 8 '12
Replies: 93
Views: 29060

Re: Elvis,PBS' "Live from the Artists Den," airing April 1 '

Hey guys, looks like that NYPL concert is airing this week. From the shows facebook: Today kicks off ELVIS COSTELLO WEEK at the Artists Den! Every day this week we’ll be sharing goodies from Elvis’s episode of “Live from the Artists Den” – premiering on public television this Friday! Be sure to che...
by seanpointblank
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 25290

Re: In praise of Momofuku

Not sold on all of the George Jones covers on this record.

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