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by BlueChair
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!
Replies: 95
Views: 32487

Re: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!

I'm so glad we have Pitchfork around to bring us the latest music news. :roll:

And here I thought they might be able to tell us something we didn't know about Season 2
by BlueChair
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!
Replies: 95
Views: 32487

Re: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!

That's kind of where I was going, pophead :D
by BlueChair
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings on soundtrack "The Invention of Lying"
Replies: 14
Views: 11926

Re: Elvis sings on soundtrack "The Invention of Lying"

Just saw this last night. Good fun, even if it doesn't live up to the brilliance of The Office or Extras . Some great cameo appearances from John Hodgman, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson, Ed Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, among others. http://facova.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/the-invention-of-l...
by BlueChair
Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!
Replies: 95
Views: 32487

Re: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!

Or tape an episode or two in Australia?
by BlueChair
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!
Replies: 95
Views: 32487

Re: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!

I'm excited too.

Anyone hear anything about other to-be-filmed episodes of Spectacle for the second season? I know Macca's name has come up a few times but I'm not sure his episode has been filmed yet. I'd also really like to see Brian Wilson and Randy Newman this season. We shall see.
by BlueChair
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!
Replies: 95
Views: 32487

Re: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!

I suspect they'd sooner air a 90-minute episode than split it into two airings. They also might be filming extra-long episodes on purpose for the purposes of online only content or DVD extras.
by BlueChair
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Bowie is back!
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: Bowie is back!

This article appears to state the contrary, actually.
by BlueChair
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Van Morrison reissues
Replies: 28
Views: 15733

Re: Van Morrison reissues

scielle wrote:They're billing this as a North-American exclusive - Thursday on CBC's Q: Van Morrison. And Friday? Tom Waits.
http://www.cbc.ca/q/


Could Tom Waits please perform a show here while he's at it?
by BlueChair
Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!
Replies: 95
Views: 32487

Re: SPECTACLE APOLLO 2 debut!

Wow - sounds like some incredible shows so far, especially the Springsteen episode. (Can't wait to hear Elvis' version of "Point Blank," one of my favourites) I'm gutted to hear that Levon Helm didn't do any singing in his episode. His voice is actually quite good again these days, as is e...
by BlueChair
Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spectacle season 2
Replies: 211
Views: 50788

Re: Spectacle season 2

Sheesh. What's with all the Toronto bashing? New York is great, but this is a world class city too you know. Also, U2 is currently on tour so it's possible his was the only opportunity to get Bono in for a taping. Also Spectacle is a CTV co-production and CTV is headquartered in Toronto. Executive p...
by BlueChair
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spectacle season 2
Replies: 211
Views: 50788

Re: Spectacle season 2

Oh man. Thanks for the tip-off. If I wasn't battling this nasty cold, I'd so be there!

I hope this means there'll be more Toronto tapings to come. Toronto is currently abuzz with celebrities for the Toronto International Film Festival so I suspect a number of them will be in attendance.
by BlueChair
Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1602
Views: 420648

Re: Recently viewed films

Saw Inglorious Basterds last weekend. Marvelous. Just put in my choices for the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. If I have my way, I'll be seeing the newest films by Joel & Ethan Coen ( A Serious Man ), Michael Moore ( Capitalism: A Love Story ), Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson ( T...
by BlueChair
Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen Toussaint on Piano Jazz
Replies: 12
Views: 4515

Re: Elvis and Allen Toussaint on Piano Jazz

Very enjoyable listen. I especially liked hearing "Southern Nights" without that effect on Allen's voice.
by BlueChair
Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Sugarcanes, Massey Hall, Toronto, 28 Aug 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 13340

Re: Elvis and the Sugarcanes, Massey Hall, Toronto, 28 Aug 2009

Great show, as always. Elvis really comes alive in Massey Hall, stepping away from the microphone occasionally to let the acoustics of the theatre do its magic. Setlist is pretty much identical to those of previous nights this week, though Elvis inserted two new songs. One he claimed, "I wrote ...
by BlueChair
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Under The Covers, Volume 2 - Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs
Replies: 27
Views: 7056

Re: Under The Covers, Volume 2 - Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs

Sheesh - I guess I shouldn't have been so quick to buy this on CD. I didn't realize just how many bonus tracks there are available on iTunes. I forked over the $ and downloaded a few of 'em yesterday... "Killer Queen," "A Song For You" (Gram Parsons) and "(What's So Funny 'B...
by BlueChair
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Under The Covers, Volume 2 - Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs
Replies: 27
Views: 7056

Re: Under The Covers, Volume 2 - Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs

I also love that they got Lindsey Buckingham to play on "Second Hand News" and Steve Howe to play on "I've Seen All Good People"
by BlueChair
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 391699

Re: New Gig Thread

We're looking forward to it. You'll also get to experience The Horseshoe Tavern, a tiny venue that's a Toronto landmark, having hosted everyone from Willie Nelson and Conway Twitty to the Ramones and Talking Heads.
by BlueChair
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday, Less than Zero
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: Happy Birthday, Less than Zero

Happy Birthday!
by BlueChair
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Under The Covers, Volume 2 - Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs
Replies: 27
Views: 7056

Re: Under The Covers, Volume 2 - Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs

Picked this up today. Enjoying it so far, though maybe not as much as the last one. Definitely more Hoffs-heavy, though I really likes what she does with "Maggie May" and "Bell Bottom Blues." Looking forward to hearing some of these bonus tracks.
by BlueChair
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Number 9, Number 9, Number 9...
Replies: 31
Views: 10408

Re: Number 9, Number 9, Number 9...

I'm shocked by the disdain for "Doctor Robert."
by BlueChair
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Number 9, Number 9, Number 9...
Replies: 31
Views: 10408

Re: Number 9, Number 9, Number 9...

I guess I have to respond to this, don't I? :P I'm eager to hear what other people have to say, but here it goes... The Beatles CDs currently on the market were released in 1987, when the compact disc was still a relatively new technology. One thing they had figured out how to do right away was make...
by BlueChair
Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC's Discography: Top to Bottom
Replies: 37
Views: 10130

Re: EC's Discography: Top to Bottom

As of right now, here's my list. Weird how most of the recent ones cluster around the middle. 1. Imperial Bedroom 2. Get Happy!! 3. All This Useless Beauty 4. Blood & Chocolate 5. Trust 6. Spike 7. My Aim Is True 8. King Of America 9. Armed Forces 10. This Year's Model 11. Secret, Profane & ...
by BlueChair
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 391699

Re: New Gig Thread

Reviews of 'Wilco (The Album)' I've seen thus far are (so) lacklustre, but then again it's seen as a follow-up to 'Sky Blue Sky', which seems to be a disappointment, whereas I would say it has some excellent stuff on it (first half more than second) There's a certain breed of reviewer that wants ev...
by BlueChair
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 3952
Views: 732287

Re: Random Thoughts

I only have six songs about boats on my iPhone:

1. Banana Boat Song [live] - The Kinks

2. Big Boat - M. Ward

3. Last Boat Leaving - Elvis Costello

4 - Row, Row Your Boat - James Carr

5. River Boat - Allen Toussaint

6. Strange Boat - Waterboys
by BlueChair
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4051
Views: 738110

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Got this on vinyl a few days before the official release date (thanks, Criminal Records!)

Best. Album Cover. Ever.

Oh yeah, and the album's pretty great too.

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