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by A rope leash
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: books, books, books
Replies: 1556
Views: 633519

Re: books, books, books

Has anyone here read any T. C. Boyle? I've read three of his novels this year... The Tortilla Curtain, The Women , and When the Killing's Done . He's a great writer, and I don't say that about anyone but great writers. He keeps his novels moving with a combination of inventive construction, clever p...
by A rope leash
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Elvis Costello Song?
Replies: 65
Views: 23873

Re: Favorite Elvis Costello Song?

But, how can you not like it?
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Elvis Costello Song?
Replies: 65
Views: 23873

Re: Favorite Elvis Costello Song?

Yep...ya might as well start at the beginning!
by A rope leash
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Elvis Costello Song?
Replies: 65
Views: 23873

Re: Favorite Elvis Costello Song?

Ha ha!

I love it when someone asks what the favorite Elvis song is...then no one seems able to really make up their minds!

It's the mark of a true prolific genius...Elvis will live forever!
by A rope leash
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Elvis Costello Song?
Replies: 65
Views: 23873

Re: Favorite Elvis Costello Song?

The favorite song changes with the wind, you know.

This morning, All the Rage. Right now, Needle Time. Tonight? Spin the wheel...

You have much to learn. You're still too young for some of it.

Do you sing along with Elvis? I'd like to hear an adolescent version of Shipbuilding...
by A rope leash
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Didn't see Elvis at the Jubilee...
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Didn't see Elvis at the Jubilee...

Did you?


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Ha ha ha!
by A rope leash
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.E.M.
Replies: 7
Views: 4773

Re: R.E.M.

...but I'm still smarter than you!

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:mrgreen:
by A rope leash
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.E.M.
Replies: 7
Views: 4773

The end of the world as we know it...

I didn't even know they were still together.
by A rope leash
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "They wanted facts, Facts!"
Replies: 33
Views: 11820

Re: "They wanted facts, Facts!"

Hawksmoor...

Hitler was an art student. He painted landscapes and such. These paintings still exist.

So, my question isn't so far removed from "reality". I'm just making a point about seperating the art from the artist.



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By Adolf Hitler.

Do you like it?
by A rope leash
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "They wanted facts, Facts!"
Replies: 33
Views: 11820

Re: "They wanted facts, Facts!"

The Columbus thing seems to have been dragged up in light of the Israel decision. I do think there are elements in the media that would love to defame Elvis, and I wouldn't be surprised if someday they accomplish this. Elvis could be a flesh-eating reptile from beyond our universe. Music doesn't care.
by A rope leash
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "They wanted facts, Facts!"
Replies: 33
Views: 11820

Zoloft, anyone?

I wouldn't take any medicine that would keep me from asking such a question. The game of golf doesn't give a damn about Tiger Woods' infidelity. Elvis has his reasons for not going to Isreal. If he wants to go to Istanbul, that's his business. It might be that he's a racist, jew-hating bastard. He i...
by A rope leash
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "They wanted facts, Facts!"
Replies: 33
Views: 11820

Is it the art, or the artist?

If Elvis was Hitler, would you still like his music?
by A rope leash
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis
Replies: 182
Views: 66301

Re: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis on soundtrack for 'One Day' Aug

Mr. Platypus:

I do not accept that.

River in Reverse and National Ransom would be my picks.

As for Elvis' problems with "power belting", why isn't his performance on Sparkling Day more like his performance on God Give Me Strength? I know he's older, but...
by A rope leash
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Istanbul, Nov. 2 2011
Replies: 81
Views: 34833

Re: Elvis plays Istanbul, Nov. 2 2011

I'm not all over this thread, you are. Right there with the reply, eh?

You understand what I mean by "megaphonie", don't you?
by A rope leash
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Istanbul, Nov. 2 2011
Replies: 81
Views: 34833

neener-neener

I knew when I clicked on this thread the megaphonies would be all over it.
by A rope leash
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Sparkling Day' by Elvis
Replies: 182
Views: 66301

Thanks, but...

Thanks for posting the song, but let's be honest. Elvis can do a lot better. This is worse than Sad About Girls. I don't get it. The lyrics are shallow, and the voice performance is awful. The only kind of wonderful thing about it is some of the orchestral quirks. How much did he get paid for this? ...
by A rope leash
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Has any heard Miss Macbeth live ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4065

Re: Has any heard Miss Macbeth live ?

If I recall correctly, I witnessed a performance of the song at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California. It was the Comeback in a Million Years tour with the Rude 5. Elvis made a bit of berformance humor in trying to find the triangle for the ending ding. I can't say I remember much about the even...
by A rope leash
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Radio Silence
Replies: 13
Views: 4423

Re: Radio Silence

A favorite of mine, as well...but the bass line is so deep my speakers pop. This song harkens back to Radio Radio , "such a lot of fools trying to anethetize the way that you feel". Elvis never could really conform enough to make it on pop radio. The corporate control is complete, "yo...
by A rope leash
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC and the Imposters: New Recording?
Replies: 18
Views: 7173

Failure schmailure

Elvis gets to do what he wants. That's success by any measure.

Not a Top 40 smash? Who wants to be part of that crap?

Elvis is above it.

It's just awful that I couldn't make the St. Louis show.

Just awful.
by A rope leash
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "This isn't confession. This is pop music" re:Brutal Youth
Replies: 26
Views: 11350

Re: "This isn't confession. This is pop music" re:Brutal You

Is it "better" than Momofuku?

Momofuku is my current love.
by A rope leash
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "This isn't confession. This is pop music" re:Brutal Youth
Replies: 26
Views: 11350

Re: "This isn't confession. This is pop music" re:Brutal You

It was during that short time I lived in Omaha. I drove every inch of that state and most of Iowa. I tuned to a local college station out of Lincoln...they were having some sort of excitment about Brutal Youth , and selling Elvis as some sort of alternative Bob Dylan. I'm afraid that when they playe...
by A rope leash
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Opening for John Mellencamp - April 9 - SF
Replies: 9
Views: 4268

Superbly!

Don't forget his science-fiction twin.
by A rope leash
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 26717

Re: In praise of Momofuku

Gee whiz, Poor D...why's it got to be political? American Gangster Time is more about bashing gangsters who abuse women that it is about bashing America per se. Of course, in America, the radio waves are chock full of "I wanna be a criminal" musical delights, with no shortage of desperate ...
by A rope leash
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 26717

Re: In praise of Momofuku

I really, honestly, cannot imagine Tammy singing that song. It truly sounds like an Elvis Costello original...I haven't done my research. Yes, Mr. Burnham...I wrote an unpublishable novel. I also have a book of poetry, a book of short stories, and a book of essays...all of which cannot be purchased....
by A rope leash
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Momofuku
Replies: 59
Views: 26717

Re: In praise of Momofuku

How can anyone NOT like American Gangster Time ?! This is what I'm talking about "old-school Elvis"...a hard banging song with lurid lyrics that has the listener constantly trying to figure it out. One of the highlights of the record, if you ask me. One of the novelties I've noticed on thi...

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