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by A rope leash
Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: A sonnet, serious and silly
Replies: 3
Views: 3601

That's funny!

Can you imagine coming back as bacteria? How bad do you have to be for that?! The "eternity stinks" thing comes from The Juliet Letters. Sounds like you didn't know... It's another clue to Elvis' agnostic bent, in my view...and I equate Elvis with God because I'm starting to believe that it's okay t...
by A rope leash
Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:09 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: Winter of discontent
Replies: 3
Views: 3553

The Winter of Our Discontent

Yes, if you like Stienbeck.

It was written in the late Fifties, but it's still pretty real. I have an old hardcover.

The phrase, of course, comes from Shakespeare, I think from King Lear or Othello.

I gotta get off the road and back to school.
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 13, 2003 10:23 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Top Ten Americans
Replies: 27
Views: 12365

Who are the brain police?

Top Ten Born Americans: Ben Franklin Thomas Jefferson Edgar Allen Poe Abraham Lincoln Geronimo Thomas Edison Henry Ford T.S. Elliot William Faulkner Frank Zappa ...hmmmm...nobody recent... Let's face it, since WWII, greatness has pretty much been muted out. The Greys have it now, and someday The His...
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Getting "used" to Elvis' voice
Replies: 40
Views: 15635

Somebody said we muffed that one...

Mr. Gorbachev came cap in hand (20% amnesia) from a bankrupt land to a bankrupt land (20% amnesia) Mr. Gorbachev and some other fella (20% amnesia) were taken to a show called "Cinderella" (20% amnesia) It wasn't an accident it wasn't a mystery (20% amnesia) It was calculated and the rest is history...
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:39 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Give 'em enough Rope...
Replies: 27
Views: 14231

Feeling the love...

...well, heck folks, it's good to be back here on the old Elvis Costello message board. I just blew in from Yakima, and boy, is my brain tired!

Is this thing on?

Hey, Sulky, if you like my "scathing commentary", perhaps you would like to see the stuff I hold back...
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:18 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: remember
Replies: 1
Views: 2516

You still hurt, as well

Another fine exercise in wallowing rythm.

I look forward to the hopeful one that declares your liberation from the these maintenance-intensive memories. Replace her, C-Punk, even if you have to settle for "something less". It's the best, and quickest, method of unchaining the heart...
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: Winter of discontent
Replies: 3
Views: 3553

You're still hurting

Very nice. Have you read the Steinbeck novel?
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:06 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: A sonnet, serious and silly
Replies: 3
Views: 3601

A sonnet, serious and silly

Huddle close, and fear I tread in the black behind you, or in front the facts you discover when you are dead that bear the truth and end the hunt is not known here nor could be is not for the realm of the walking is not for eyes to see for all that depth, or all that talking Eternity stinks my darli...

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