Mojo - December issue on sale November 1st

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Mojo - December issue on sale November 1st

Postby colrow26 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:26 am

The November issue (out now, yeah I dont get it either??) previews article in next months issue on Elvis Costello - from new wave to old rave.
should be worth looking out for
...I want him to hurt...

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:09 pm

This blog seems to have some of this feature -

http://www.mojo4music.com/?url=http://m ... -gigs.html

(extract)

[i]
Last week, Elvis Costello told MOJO magazine that he was thinking of giving up making records. For him, it had ceased being an economical way of disseminating music, and besides, he’s bored of it.

“I’m not of a mind to record any more,â€

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Postby sweetest punch » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:11 pm

[quote="johnfoyle"]This blog seems to have some of this feature -

http://www.mojo4music.com/?url=http://m ... -gigs.html

(extract)

[i]
Last week, Elvis Costello told MOJO magazine that he was thinking of giving up making records. For him, it had ceased being an economical way of disseminating music, and besides, he’s bored of it.

“I’m not of a mind to record any more,â€
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Postby colrow26 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:13 pm

I dont belive for one minute what he is saying. Its just a soundbite for a journalist.
He knows and we know that he will have a bunch of songs inside that he will want to share and come the day he will put them out for not just us but a wide audience to listen to.
Right now he is doing what he wants to do but there will come a time when his vanity will yearn for a wider audience......
...I want him to hurt...

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:37 pm

MP3 has dismantled the intended shape of an album.


This , I find, is the particularly galling part. Why does Elvis presume to apply this logic to everyone? True , a lot of people download a few tracks and disregard the rest of some albums. Many, including myself , don't. I like listening through a whole album. The seemingly weaker tracks emphasis the better one's , they can then assume qualities on re-listening and so. Consideration of sequencing is also another facet always worth exploring.

If a similar argument was applied to literature it would mean the book industry was also doomed. People would just read reviews and synopsis' etc. As the continuing healthy sales of books shows this is not the case.

It all boils down to the fact that if a quality product is out there people will find it.

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Postby MOJO » Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:53 am

I think the market EC refers to are young folk - 12-25 - which have always been the target market for the music industry. Also, if you grew up with the Internet, then I would think your approach to discovering music is a bit different... one-off tunes are thrown in with your mix... It could be perceived as chaos, but, I think, as long as technology continues to change (web 2.0 apps/infrastructure changes), it might benefit artists over time... The music industry (aka gangsters) needs to re-evaluate their current business model and step up and accept the fact that they need to streamline their business/industry... it's only at that point, will things change (my opinion only) ... I am sure the fats cats are working on this...

On a separate note - I had no idea that I share the same b-day as E.C.'s dad... sort of cool, I guess... Libra on the cusp.. nice... almost 40 years apart... I'll raise a cocktail in his honor.

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Postby StrictTime » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:43 am

I'm between 12 and 25 and still buy and listen to albums. I need to have a solid copy of something in my hands. It's just such a good feeling. And I contantly lament the state of it all towards my mp3 inclined friends, who wouldn't know (or certainly appreciate) a well-sequenced album if it punched them in the nose. I hardly use shuffle on my iPod; I still listen to whole albums when I can. Good albums have a flow that you can't match with a random shuffle. But, I'm an anamoly anymore among my age group, in most ways. Just the fact that I listen to a lot of the music that you guys do gives you some idea. It's sad, yes, but I don't believe for a minute that Elvis will stop making records. Leastways, I hope not.
Why don't you write about it in your blag?

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Postby MOJO » Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:57 pm

Yes, there are exceptions, thank you... and most of them end of being E.C. fans. Spread the word, keep the faith!

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:52 pm

http://www.mojo4music.com/?url=http://m ... -dont.html

[i]Elvis Costello may never play another show in Britain, he tells MOJO magazine in a forthright interview this month. Speaking in his tour bus while on tour with Bob Dylan, the 53-year-old songwriter told us that “I don’t care if I ever play England againâ€
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Postby Bad Ambassador » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:42 pm

Yeah, the bloody Brits. Buying all those bloody records, going to all his bloody concerts. We're such gits. Cheers for that, Elvis. Nice touch.

According to another forum, Costello doesn't make the cover, it's the Zep instead. While this does make him sound an arse, it's no great surprise after hearing about him Happy Birthday-ing Hilary Clinton last week. So the slide into smug, redundant misery continues.

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Postby Fishfinger king » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:03 pm

[quote="johnfoyle"]http://www.mojo4music.com/?url=http://mojoblog.typepad.com/mojo_blog/2007/10/costello-i-dont.html

“On that tour the BBC asked Allen [Toussaint] and me to do an interview. They kept us waiting in reception for ages and then they said they didn’t want Allen on the show, they only wanted me. So I said, ‘OK, I won’t do it!’ Then they relented. What the fuck? This guy is a guest in what used to be my country and you're just embarrassing yourselves.â€
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:58 pm

Madonna likes it better over there, so you have that. :)
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Postby pophead2k » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:05 am

Let's not get into too much of a tizzy here. EC may have parted ways with Jake Riviera a ways back, but the latters talent for shock and hyperbole still clearly influence El. How many times has he proclaimed retirement? How many times has he slagged some part of the world and then returned? How many times were the Attractions over 'forever'? Clearly he knows that shocking statements get more attention than safe stuff.

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Postby Mike Boom » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:43 am

[quote](“Making a record requires me to take all the money that the label advances me and give it to other peopleâ€
echos myron like a siren
with endurance like the liberty bell
and he tells you of the dreamers
but he's cracked up like the road
and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby lostdog » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:49 am

"Everything’s for sale"

Fuck me, how the mighty have fallen....

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Postby migdd » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:36 am

Elvis is the king of hyperbole whilst being interviewed. Always has been. It's been his achilles heel since day one and has gotten him into trouble more than once.

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Postby ice nine » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:28 pm

The angry young man is angry again.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think that you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt
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Postby littletriggers » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:35 pm

I've just picked up a copy of his BMG double promo cd and it's fantastic, I'll keep buying to the day I die, what a wind-up the man is.

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:06 am

The full text contexualises , somewhat, some of the extracted comments. For instance , the Visa sponsorship was , apparently, necessary because it was the only way Elvis could afford The Imposters for the April tour.

I'll post the text later.

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Postby migdd » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:30 pm

Reading the quotes in context. . .what a concept!! :roll:

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Postby oldhamer » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:51 pm

Doesn't he say in the liner notes to the expanded GCW that "I used to quit once a week in those days, still do" ?

It's just something he's going through (hopefully).
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Postby sweetest punch » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:22 pm

johnfoyle wrote:The full text contexualises , somewhat, some of the extracted comments. For instance , the Visa sponsorship was , apparently, necessary because it was the only way Elvis could afford The Imposters for the April tour.

I'll post the text later.


Seems like Elvis is in good company. His buddy Bob is selling Cadillacs now!?!
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2007 ... cadil.html
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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:18 pm

Photos taken for the feature can be seen here -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_brac ... et-727484/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_brac ... et-727484/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/shawn_brac ... et-727484/



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Interview - Phil Sutcliffe


I PAY TAXES HERE AND I CAN’T VOTE SO I’LL SAY
what I like,â€
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Postby sweetest punch » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:10 am

The two most important things from this interview seem:

[i]"So I’ve got plenty of new songs all right, but they’re not “for my new recordâ€
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Postby Mikeh » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:11 am

That picture of Ross looks just like EC!


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