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by King of Confidence
Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: North (2003) - perfect for Winter
Replies: 45
Views: 22339

Whereas I consider many of his non-rock excursions side projects, I get the feeling that this will not only be a real Elvis Costello album, but an important one as well. I'm excited about it. I agree, Norman. I've written before that there is a dimension in his song-writing that has been missing up...
by King of Confidence
Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: North (2003) - perfect for Winter
Replies: 45
Views: 22339

The man is in love. I am REALLY REALLY REALLY excited to hear this record.
by King of Confidence
Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: They were annoying to begin with
Replies: 42
Views: 16348

This is Hell Tears Before Bedtime But I liked both of those right off the bat. These three have grown on me to various degrees: Miss Macbeth - I second lapin's remark about a song with a golliwog. And the fishbone slide. Sunday's Best - for its wacky melody Crimes of Paris - er, well, this has never...
by King of Confidence
Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My friend and I were having this argument...
Replies: 16
Views: 7712

I think it's the stadium factor that has worn out Pump it Up. When you've heard it a few too many times between innings at a half-empty Kingdome in the early 90s (for example), it's hard to get the feeling of it back.
by King of Confidence
Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: the lost epistolary art
Replies: 23
Views: 6930

Rope is right. Once I started composing on a keyboard, the expression of my thoughts became far more precise and robust, and I could get more of them expressed "at speed" than I could scribbling furiously with a pen. Actually, what I miss are pens themselves, trying out new ones, finding one with a ...
by King of Confidence
Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: BURNING QUESTIONS
Replies: 49
Views: 14081

Cats could pull more weight, dammit.
by King of Confidence
Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:14 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 55
Views: 18052

Atonement is up there on my list of to-be-read. Right now it'd be great just to finish a book, any book. I can't remember the sensation of completing the last page of anything. Bogged down in or chewing on: Guns, Germs and Steel Annals of the Former World A Short History of American Law That last on...
by King of Confidence
Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: the lost epistolary art
Replies: 23
Views: 6930

I conducted a long correspondence with someone during college and after, in the days before email. I'd kind of forgotten the thrill of a hand-addressed, hand-written letter. The thickness of the envelope, her small, intelligent hand, the fervor of ... the fervor. I can't say that the correspondence ...
by King of Confidence
Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LET'S PREPARE FOR THE TASTE
Replies: 62
Views: 22597

Craig and all, On Ontario, just east of Michigan Avenue, there are a Red Roof Inn and a Marriott Fairfield Inn, within a block of each other. I think Fairfields are supposed to be the least expensive in the Marriott "family" of hotels, and the Red Roof used to be a Motel 6. I would like to join the ...
by King of Confidence
Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Dylan Reissues + Film Role
Replies: 3
Views: 2449

Man. I'm so far behind on EC re-issues, and now this. At least most of these will be first-time purchases for me.

Interesting that Love and Theft would be re-issued already. But not Time Out of Mind.

The soundtrack sounds cool too.
by King of Confidence
Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spooky v WIWC2 v Alibi v Tart v Episode
Replies: 26
Views: 8141

Not to be persnickity, c-punk, but the loop on WIWC 2 is from an Italian pop princess named Mina. The ABBA thing in the song is the quote from the lyrics of Dancing Queen. But you're right it is great story-telling by Elvis, robust, vivid scenery and characters, including his own. It was my no. 1. 2...
by King of Confidence
Sun Jun 08, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Some thoughts on Radiohead
Replies: 12
Views: 5037

I came in at Kid A, then went back and picked up The Bends and OK Computer. I love all three of them, but I feel no compulsion to get anything else (except maybe the live EP that came out a couple years ago).

Everything they do well seems to be contained in those three.
by King of Confidence
Sun Jun 08, 2003 3:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spooky v WIWC2 v Alibi v Tart v Episode
Replies: 26
Views: 8141

Those are good choices, although I might replace Alibi with either 15 Petals or Doll Revolution. My vote went to WIWC No. 2.
by King of Confidence
Sat Jun 07, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Screen width
Replies: 11
Views: 5200

Strange -- I don't see these LP covers, nor do I have the stretchiness problem. In the upper L corner is a PhPbb logo.

Also on a Mac.
by King of Confidence
Wed Jun 04, 2003 10:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Tramp The DD v Invasion H P v All The Rage v You Bowed Down
Replies: 22
Views: 12380

"So don't try to touch my heart, it's darker than you think,
And don't try to read my mind, because it's full of disappearing ink."

Yeah, that song is full of killer kiss-off lines. It gets my vote.
by King of Confidence
Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 144
Views: 34597

K of C: Ellington/Mingus/Roach: Money Jungle sounds great. What a line-up. Never heard it, butwould like to check it out. What year's it from? Around 1962. It's awesome. It's under Ellington's name, but the three contribute equally. On the Blue Note edition I have, there are some bonus tracks; not ...
by King of Confidence
Tue Jun 03, 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 144
Views: 34597

On a bit of a jazz thing lately.

Ellington/Mingus/Roach: Money Jungle
Dave Douglas: Soul on Soul
Patricia Barber: Modern Cool

Edit: oh my god, I've actually got more posts than noiseradio!
by King of Confidence
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Big Wheel, new edition.
Replies: 28
Views: 11868

I passed this book up on a remainder table 15 years ago, before I was the EC fan I am now. I'm pretty ambivalent about reading it. The new one -- as I noted on the old site last night -- features a picture of the band, from ATUB, on the cover. It surprises me that Elvis would allow an image of himse...
by King of Confidence
Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:44 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Welcome!!
Replies: 43
Views: 20219

This is really terrific, Taz. Thank you for jumping on this so quickly and graciously.

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