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by Dr. Luther
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters, New Orleans Jazzfest, April 28, 2016
Replies: 55
Views: 20461

Re: Elvis & Imposters, New Orleans Jazzfest, April 28, 2016

johnfoyle wrote:Or is it on TV ?

It was.
Costello & The Imposters, straight out of the gate on the broadcast.

PLU
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
Bedlam


I think that's it.
(I haven't actually watched it yet.)
by Dr. Luther
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis added to Prince tribute show, NY March 7th '13
Replies: 61
Views: 24299

Re: Elvis added to Prince tribute show, NY March 7th '13

I've always viewed "Georgie and Her Rival" as Costello's take on Prince's "I Could Never Take the Place Of Your Man".

I'm probably entirely mistaken.
Nonetheless -- both are tremendous, under-rated pop songs.
by Dr. Luther
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 11455

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016

A ballad treatment.
It was lovely.
by Dr. Luther
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Tom Waits digs "The Delivery Man"
Replies: 1
Views: 1906

Re: Tom Waits digs "The Delivery Man"

Interacted with him, briefly, in the lobby at the Santa Rosa show.

A Grand Man.
by Dr. Luther
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12646

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

The hat is now one of the props.
It hangs on the chair until the sit-down segment, and then is donned.
by Dr. Luther
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12646

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

The sound guy is fine. It was the venue. And even then, it didn't really get compromised until the three of them where onstage. That's really when it went downhill. Trying to mix mandolin, guitar, slide, Elvis screaming, and 3-part harmonies in that barn is probably impossible. The night before soun...
by Dr. Luther
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12646

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

MOJO wrote:...but sound dude was a total loser. The show could have been much better with a real sound guy...


I think you missed my point.
by Dr. Luther
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 12646

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Francisco, March 30 2016

The sound problem was inherent to the venue.

The place is cavernous -- high overhead.
The house equipment seems to be an attempt to compensate.
(Heavy-handed.)
It wasn't all that bad -- but, yeah, it had its problems.

Santa Rosa sounded really good.
by Dr. Luther
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 11455

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016

Right. Thank you.
I was feeling really old for a bit there.
by Dr. Luther
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 11455

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Santa Rosa, CA , March 29th 2016

Complicated Shadows Watch Your Step Accidents Will Happen Ascension Day Church Underground 45 Either Side of the Same Town Matter of Time (piano) Shipbuilding (piano) Every Day I Write the Book The Comedians Walking My Baby Back Home (sit down) Ghost Train (sit down) Beyond Belief (sit down) Watchi...
by Dr. Luther
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC song of the week
Replies: 39
Views: 22842

Re: EC song of the week

Great pop song -- composition and performance.
Shoulda been a hit...
by Dr. Luther
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC song of the week
Replies: 39
Views: 22842

Re: EC song of the week

I like the melody.
A lot.
by Dr. Luther
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"
Replies: 23
Views: 10964

Re: 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"

I adore this recording, warts and all. It's okay to complain about Elvis' voice, but for me it only adds to the sincerity of the recording. These are not easy songs to sing. Try it yourself, and see if you can even keep your breath. No person with a "beautiful" voice could do any better, ...
by Dr. Luther
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Tweets Doc
Replies: 23
Views: 7971

Re: Elvis Tweets Doc

It's some kind of a set-up.
by Dr. Luther
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 33827

Re: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015

I was thinking the same thing, John. (Regarding alternate tracks, not necessarily alternate takes.) I figured that I had been listening to too much live stuff, and that my aural memory of certain studio tracks was degraded -- but that's not like me, generally. I have a pathological auditory recall, ...
by Dr. Luther
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Yountville, California, 23 October 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

Re: Book promo, Yountville, California, 23 October 2015

Ghost Train
Every Day I Write the Book
Jimmie Standing in Rain
by Dr. Luther
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, San Francisco , 22 October 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 6252

Re: Book promo, San Francisco , 22 October 2015

A very pleasant evening.


3-song set at the end:

Every Day I Write the Book
I Hear a Melody
Radio Sweetheart/Jackie Wilson Says
by Dr. Luther
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Elvis Costello/Simpsons action figure
Replies: 38
Views: 20513

Re: The Elvis Costello/Simpsons action figure

sulky lad wrote:Are all those bound volumes of ECIS I see on your bookshelf, John ?


I spy the Costello/Nieve box.
by Dr. Luther
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Yountville, California, 23 October 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

Re: Book promo, California, 23 October 2015

I'll be at this -- with my wife and mother, theoretically.
by Dr. Luther
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mystery songs on ASCAP site
Replies: 67
Views: 46229

Re: Mystery songs on ASCAP site

FAVEHOUR wrote:Didn't he play that at the Clover show in 2007?


Yup.
And wonderful it was.
by Dr. Luther
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 80767

Re: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu., on U.S. tv , April 2015

WTF? It's Showtime, for chrissakes.
They can't find a way to shoehorn in the long version?

Makes you wonder if they even are aware that there was one.
I'm afraid that the long version is falling thru the cracks of history.
by Dr. Luther
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: John Peel RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 2950

Re: John Peel RIP

First 3 Peel sessions have been newly posted to YouTube . 25 July 1977: 5NVCpYUEiVE 13 March 1978: E1KXc3fPN00 23 October 1978: hFsT2pzBMEk (By the way -- the person that posted these has dozens and dozens and dozens of Peel Sessions on his channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbJ7iwqdFYBQ3-Zj...

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