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by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

bronxapostle wrote:https://youtu.be/cqY-kcbFoUg

Well, there you go.

Made me cry.

Nice work. How much felt emotion is behind those three or four lines?
by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spanish This Year’s Model - New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 89
Views: 51566

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11654 Elvis in Mojo #324: ELVIS COSTELLO Enter the Renaissance Man of pop, bearing a new album and a definitive Armed Forces redux . How was his recent visit to the Palace? “Nobody was unpleasant.” It is intriguing. 'Definitive' doesn'...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

The David Byrne book is all very good, not just the chapter on the tiny amount of money per play artists receive from streaming services! Isn't it just? I love his idea that Southern hemisphere music developed as percussive/melodic because it was played outdoors and the sound had to travel a long w...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Mojo #324
Replies: 11
Views: 3281

Re: Elvis in Mojo #324

spanish? It's possible. On balance, I'd put my money down on a deluxe box-set with all the bonus tracks from the 2002 Rhino set plus a bunch of other demos/out-takes, and Hollywood High as a separate disc. didn't we get HOLLYWOOD HIGH completely as a stand alone release in between SECRET, PROFANE a...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

i want....FAR FROM THE PRIZE!!! With you. Perhaps the most poignant and beautiful of all his (so far) unreleased songs. Years ago - well, decades ago - I remember somebody, think it was Chris Difford - doing a 'my personal top ten' in Smash Hits or whatever. He included 'Stranger in the House' and ...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Mojo #324
Replies: 11
Views: 3281

Re: Elvis in Mojo #324

spanish? It's possible. On balance, I'd put my money down on a deluxe box-set with all the bonus tracks from the 2002 Rhino set plus a bunch of other demos/out-takes, and Hollywood High as a separate disc. First time I ever saw him live, March1980, he definitely did an instrumental version of 'Mood...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

Absolutely. I guess the main interest is that for fans we know Elvis is directly involved in doing this. For sure. But in fairness to him, he has taken more of an interest in the online presentation of his music than many other artists, for quite some time now. The 'sleeve notes' that have appeared...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

Sounds like a very slow way to put up a playlist on Spotify :) I hope that it will be something more than just that - dragged out over 50 days. Well there is that! But - even though my acquaintance with Spotify is only 24 hours old - I assume that any artist can put a playlist on Spotify, or any us...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

I find the whole thing fascinating, and intrigued to see where it goes from here. Main upside: it continues EC's current mania for dreaming up new projects and finding new ways to get his music into the public arena (or indeed, new ways of 'throwing a bucket of fish into the river', as he engagingly...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Writers Garden Live - EC to appear on Saturday, September 12, 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 3956

Re: The Writers Garden Live - EC to appear on Saturday, September 12, 2020

i know he loves plu, but i'm also wondering whether it is a repeated, deliberate nod -- artistic and financial -- to uncle nick? i know that there used to be some sort of 'performance fee' for artists playing others' songs...not much, but not nothing... ...but yeah, i'm getting tired of hearing it ...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

So...50 songs for 50 days, the 15th was '...This Town...'

Where's today's? Am I doing something wrong that I can't find it? :?

ETA: It just dropped. 'Waiting for the End of the World'. Bugger must be listening to me. :D
by Hawksmoor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

Thanks for this ref. hawk. I'm not sure, though, whether I want to read a book about how modern entanglements have co-opted ME without my knowing it. My son works on 'dark web' stuff, but i find the regular web's nature equally potentially dark. I realize this sounds too conspiratorial and is far w...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

I wasn't suggesting that it was simply too difficult to sign up. Two things: 1). Spotify CEO To Artists: “You Can’t Record Music Once Every Three To Four Years And Think That’s Going To Be Enough” (https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/08/spotify-daniel-ek-artist-recording-comments/). "A mid-siz...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 137
Views: 14255

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

problem is that at the end of the whole mess, i had to "subscribe" and THEN found out i had to join spotify. NO! i know i'm old. "via your favourite streaming whatever." Nope. I don't really even know what a streaming service is. Ah well. no cellphone either! :shock: I admit to ...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 7506

Re: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020

With regard to the state of EC's 66-year-old voice, I think he could have delivered a "better take" (technically) on this track if he wanted to. I think he "allowed" this particular take to be the final because it best suits the "madcap mood" he was after. Agree, and a...
by Hawksmoor
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 7506

Re: New song “Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me’, sept 11, 2020?

thanks for this...okay, here we go!!! what a shambly mess. his voice seems to have the same sort of slight flatness i've heard in some concert footage...flat in both senses, too, unsharp-edged and tone-wise??? Suspect our hero is facing the same dilemma as many of his near-contemporaries (Dylan, We...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Mystery songs on ASCAP site
Replies: 79
Views: 108376

Re: Mystery songs on ASCAP site

'Maud Gone Wrong' is bugging me now. Only because it's not listed for the LP, and my OCD is asking me 'what is it? Where is it?' Potential B-side for whichever single (from the LP) is released next Friday? Or is EC already lining up bonus tracks for 'Hey Clockface' in the style of the 'Look Again'/'...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 10582

Re: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020

Maybe its just me this isnt very good and I doubt I will bothered listening to it again In fairness, I think it's more clever and interesting than actually 'good', but that's fine - I think that about 20 or 30 EC tracks (including several on North if I'm really putting my cards on the table). But I...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 34194

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

Going back to the track-listing...obviously we've heard the three singles now. Other than that, is 'They're Not Laughing at Me Now' the only one we have previously heard in a live setting?
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 17178

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

26 gigs in 40 years and I'll honestly say that the best of the lot was Manchester on 12th March this year. I did Liverpool a couple of weeks earlier, but on this occasion I took a dear friend who is to Bob Dylan as I am to Elvis Costello. As we stood outside after the gig, in the cold Manchester air...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rumoured 'exciting new project'
Replies: 3
Views: 4542

Rumoured 'exciting new project'

A few months ago (pre-lockdown) there was some stuff flying around about 'an exciting new project based on a classic Elvis Costello and the Attractions LP'. EC's website/twitter seemed to fuel some of this, and it was claimed in some quarters that this would be a 1977-1985 LP with EC's vocals stripp...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 10582

Re: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020

Feel once again like I bet on the right horse 43 years ago.... Couldn't agree more. Love the spikiness of the last few releases, while chuckling inside knowing that there will be tracks on the LP that go in completely the opposite direction. Love the out-there lunacy of 'Phonographic Memory' and lo...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trump\Lonesome Rhodes
Replies: 3
Views: 5394

Re: Trump\Lonesome Rhodes

Watching Trump speak today, I could see a similarity between him and the folksy, average-talking-guy Lonesome. Do you think the reason Face In The Crowd did not come to fruition is political? My hunch is no. I suspect the reason Face in the Crowd did not come to fruition is that, in the whole world...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020

Oh Lord, I know I'm going to be unpopular for saying this, but I've never, ever managed to get into Tom Waits. A friend of mine recently said he'd tried listening to Rain Dogs, and he said it was like listening to the Cookie Monster's break-up album. LOL, I agree with him. Nah, you're fine, don't w...

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