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by A rope leash
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 26717

Good times, bad times...I've had my share...

You know, I was going through a particularily bad time when I first heard Momofuku . It's all been pretty rough lately, but at the time I first purchased it, my gal was on her way out. For some reason the recording wasn't really gelling like I thought it should. I just wasn't getting into it. Then, ...
by A rope leash
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 26717

Re: In praise of Momofuku

I think a vinyl-only release would have been unfortunate, but also appropriate, because...to me...the recording harkens back to the early Elvis years. It has some of the raw vitriol of the first two and a half years, and also some of the cool songsmithing of albums like Imperial Bedroom . Yet, still...
by A rope leash
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 26717

In praise of Momofuku

I purchased Momofuku when it was first released, and have since given the CD away to a good friend who knew what to do with it. It's been a rough couple of years for me. No, really...more ike a rough 5ive years. I froze my ass off this winter, living in a small borrowed recreational vehicle parked u...
by A rope leash
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: NR--Billboard Chart Placement?
Replies: 76
Views: 24497

Re: NR--Billboard Chart Placement?

Elvis is above it. The world doesn't deserve him. Stop hoping for his "success". He's fine without it. He doesn't need to make a record. If National Ransom proves anything, it proves that Elvis should quit trying to sell, and start trying to prove. Let him rest. Let him make. Let him live....
by A rope leash
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Straight to Hell' (1986), featuring Elvis
Replies: 33
Views: 23067

Re: Elvis in 'Straight to Hell' (1986), with Dennis Hopper

I watched Straight to Hell this morning, along with the documentary, Back to Hell . I thought it was quite entertaining. In a way, it was predictive of movies like Pulp Fiction . Elvis looks blind without his glasses. Coffee addicts...heh-heh...truer than we admit. Karl's Disco wieners. On sale in t...
by A rope leash
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: REVIEWS: National Ransom
Replies: 34
Views: 14410

Re: REVIEWS: National Ransom

I bought it today. What strikes me most is the mix. This is rock, country, jazz, and pop all in the same music. There's respect back to the Thirties...it's not Cab Calloway or Woody Guthrie or the Mitchell Brothers, but a song about chicken would fit right in. The dissonance in it is almost a seed. ...
by A rope leash
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: what is consciousness?
Replies: 36
Views: 15657

Re: what is consciousness?

It is if you're drunk.

You know what that's like, right?

Anyway...fuck appropriate.
by A rope leash
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: what is consciousness?
Replies: 36
Views: 15657

Re: what is consciousness?

Taking the piss, too, bamboo?

What's the point? Just having a little fun. Sorry if you can't see the humor in it.







(nah, not really...)
by A rope leash
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: what is consciousness?
Replies: 36
Views: 15657

Re: what is consciousness?

Gee whiz...why get so personally insulting? My consciousness can hardly stand it.

...and on my birthday, as well.

hmmf!
by A rope leash
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: what is consciousness?
Replies: 36
Views: 15657

Re: what is consciousness?

Hey! I think I broke the Internet.

Cool!
by A rope leash
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: what is consciousness?
Replies: 36
Views: 15657

Re: what is consciousness?

Hey Bamb!

'sappenin?!

Yada yada yada how they do go on...

Here's all we need to know...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jymHINLcjlw




The only real question is how does something come from nothing.
by A rope leash
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: what is consciousness?
Replies: 36
Views: 15657

Re: what is consciousness?

It's really cute how you take it so seriously. Ask an impossible question, get an impossible answer. "Why is there air?" - Bill Cosby, 1966 Consciousness is the awareness of being. If you weren't concious, you wouldn't know you existed. Let's see what onelook.com has to say... http://www.o...
by A rope leash
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: what is consciousness?
Replies: 36
Views: 15657

Re: what is consciousness?

What a silly question. Thanks for asking. Brains form bundles of nerve endings and create pathways of communication between them. The more evolved a brain is, the more likely the owner is going to sense a "consiousness". The sensory organs attached to the brain create an illusion of "...
by A rope leash
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's last great album
Replies: 53
Views: 20452

Re: Elvis's last great album

It depends on the definition of "great". If you mean "Beatles" great... My Aim is True If you mean great groundbreaking... King of America If you mean great Elvis songwriting...(Toss up) All This Useless Beauty or When I Was Cruel If you mean something that will stand the test of...
by A rope leash
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 60601

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

Come on, rsternb1! This thread was buried, and you came here and dug it up?! You're a megaphony, and you know what I'm talking about. Throw your Elvis in the can, he doesn't care. He's already made the money. His art means nothing now that he shows some empathy for your "enemy"? Shakespear...
by A rope leash
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 60601

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

O yes, I am well aware of the arbitrary nature of Elvis' political actions. I was dismayed by the Lexus ad, outraged by his singing for Mrs. Clinton, and more than a little miffed that he had Madeline "Iraq sanctions were worth the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children" Albright on his show. Ha...
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 60601

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

I think that it would be appropriate to note that, when Elton presented Elvis with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Elton admitted that he wished his career had followed a path closer to the career of Elvis. What he meant by this seemed pretty clear...Elton is a sold-out tool. He b...
by A rope leash
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 60601

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

Ah, dear megaphoney rachel... So, that map I posted represents the original territory of Judah? It was Jewish before it was Muslim, so Jews deserve it more? Why don't you just say it? "God" gave that land to the Jews, and we all better believe it! ...and it doesn't matter what we do or how...
by A rope leash
Mon May 31, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Straight to Hell' (1986), featuring Elvis
Replies: 33
Views: 23067

Re: Elvis in 'Straight to Hell' (1986), with Dennis Hopper

Available on NetFlix.

"Hives"...Elvis has so many names to go by.

I'm surprised to still be learning about Elvis history.

Thank you, Mr. Foyle.
by A rope leash
Thu May 27, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 60601

Why I oughta...!

Chomsky is a gatekeeper. I'm inside the gate, and he doesn't know it.

If you liked the photos, bump the thread!
by A rope leash
Wed May 26, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 60601

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

That's just how it is. Empire makes it's own reality, and sticks with it. Anyone who doubts the "facts" is a traitor or terrorist. It's been that way for a long long time. Quoted from above: “Misinformation about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is rife, particularly in Costello’s England ...
by A rope leash
Mon May 24, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 60601

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

A private message from renegav (sent three times)... Listen to me scumbag! There are many right wingers and idiots in Israel but Shimon Peres has done more for peach with the Palestinians than anyone. He was responsible for the Oslo peace accords. He was responsible for pushing this country, in some...
by A rope leash
Sun May 23, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 60601

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

Yes, I know how to stop terror. Stop screwing with other cultures. Stop stealing their lands and livelihoods, and stop killing the innocent. Hamas is a legitimately elected government. You believe in democracy, don't you? Deal with it without killing, without destroying, without stealing, and withou...

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