Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

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Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:31 am

Anyone going?

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby Richard » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:02 am

I'll be there.

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby Goon Squad » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:42 am

So I guess today we are only "24 Hours From Tulsa". :oops:

........but will he sing it ?........... has he sung it there before ?

The lucky ones going to the gig can let us know.

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:00 am

Goon Squad wrote:has he sung it there before ?


I don't think so.

The venue is Cain's Ballroom. He's played "Blame It On Cain" at three out of four previous appearances there.

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby Goon Squad » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:19 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:
Goon Squad wrote:has he sung it there before ?


I don't think so.

The venue is Cain's Ballroom. He's played "Blame It On Cain" at three out of four previous appearances there.



So this could be the time ! :wink:

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby Azmuda » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:26 pm

"I Lost You" was written "On The Road To Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa – 2009"

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:55 pm

I reckon he'll stick in a few lines of 24 hours from Tulsa in Accidents will happen.
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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby sulky lad » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:04 pm

Cain's Ballroom in 2009 was the be the last stop on my proposed Southern UD road trip , only to be thwarted by b******s in UHB !

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Postby sulky lad » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:05 pm

Cain's Ballroom in 2009 was the be the last stop on my proposed Southern US road trip , only to be thwarted by b******s in UHB !

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:14 pm

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:02 pm

Twitter:

If you're at the ‪@CainsBallroom‬ right now, STFU and listen to ‪@ElvisCostello‬


"I'm going to do a quiet one" *hear half the audience not paying attention.*


This show is incredible. Elvis sounds better than ever. Such a crazy experience to see him all by himself on this stage.

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby docinwestchester » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:12 pm

Elizabeth Eva ‏@eelampman · 56m56 minutes ago  Tulsa, OK
"So I was on my way to Mexico in a taxi cab..." #ElvisCostello @CainsBallroom


Which story is this?

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:16 pm

docinwestchester wrote:
Elizabeth Eva ‏@eelampman · 56m56 minutes ago  Tulsa, OK
"So I was on my way to Mexico in a taxi cab..." #ElvisCostello @CainsBallroom


Which story is this?


Maybe this?

Elvis then told a story that he said Steve didn't even know about. He had written Accidents and had fallen in love with "quite an attractive taxi driver" in Tucson, Arizona and had asked her to take him to Mexico before deciding about 10 minutes later to turn back.

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby Azmuda » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:02 am

Partial setlist underway at setlist.fm

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:21 am

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A bit of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?": https://instagram.com/p/z6g0ZIwnUX/


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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:36 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:
Elizabeth Eva ‏@eelampman · 56m56 minutes ago  Tulsa, OK
"So I was on my way to Mexico in a taxi cab..." #ElvisCostello @CainsBallroom


Which story is this?


Maybe this?

Elvis then told a story that he said Steve didn't even know about. He had written Accidents and had fallen in love with "quite an attractive taxi driver" in Tucson, Arizona and had asked her to take him to Mexico before deciding about 10 minutes later to turn back.


Wow - someone took notice of something I said :lol:
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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:04 pm

Thanks to Charles and Eric for the setlist.

01. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
02. Blue Minute
03. Watch Your Step
04. Accidents Will Happen - including Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
05. Santa Cruz
06. Ascension Day
07. 45
08. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
09. Come The Meantimes
10. Motel Matches
11. Radio Soul
12. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
13. Wave A White Flag
14. Watching The Detectives
15. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down - on piano
16. Pads, Paws And Claws - with Larkin Poe
17. Love Field - with Larkin Poe
18. Hidee Hidee Ho (alternate) - with Larkin Poe
19. Down On The Bottom (alternate) - with Larkin Poe
20. Blame It On Cain - with Larkin Poe
21. Indoor Fireworks - with Larkin Poe
22. Laughing At Life - with Larkin Poe
23. Brilliant Mistake - including Tangled Up In Blue - with Larkin Poe
24. Pump It Up
25. TV Is The Thing (This Year)
26. Alison
27. Everyday I Write The Book
28. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? - with Larkin Poe


Pics (probably requires a Facebook account to view):
http://www.facebook.com/DVSthree/media_ ... 556&type=1

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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby Azmuda » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:01 pm

http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scene/offbeat/review-elvis-costello-at-cain-s-ballroom/article_da26e312-d0c8-51b6-a880-da9e283bb668.html

Elvis Costello at Cain's Ballroom
By JERRY WOFFORD World Scene Writer

When Elvis Costello takes a stage, his energy, passion and distinct voice snap the room's attention.

When he takes the stage solo, it's a mesmerizing two hours of music spanning his long and storied career. His show Friday night at Cain's Ballroom was just that: An attention-grabbing set of music that was like a tribute to that career, with the man himself alone on stage, taking us along for an incredible ride.

Costello's voice is and has always been strong and distinct. His raspy, punk yell is a hallmark of his music. But live and in person, especially solo when the spotlight is squarely on his characteristic white hat, glasses and black suit, it transcends music to become an experience.

The show got off to a great (and early!) start when the sister duo Larkin Poe. With Rebecca Lovell on mostly acoustic instruments and vocals and Megan Lovell on electric lapsteel and harmonies, it was a stripped down rootsy sound that made the most of the combination of acoustic and electric to great results. A little more on them later.

It was a bit odd to see Costello on stage completely alone. He's played with bands and groups for much of his career, and then he owned the stage. Solo, the stage truly is his.

However, he wasn't really alone. The sold-out Cain's Ballroom crowd would give him sufficient backing vocals throughout the night, starting with "(The Angels Wanna Hear My) Red Shoes."

For about the first hour, Costello was solely acoustic, even playing a few songs unplugged with only a single microphone, the guitar held up to get the whole sound in one place.

And there is so much sound. Costello's voice is unmatched and his guitar work is captivating. The voice is as strong as ever, hitting his signature tone singing softly or with a yell, high or low on his range. It's a voice I can imagine was not far off from the one those first lucky fans heard echo in Cain's Ballroom in the late 1970s.

"Every night, I try to think of a theme," Costello said. "I was going to sing songs of love and fidelity, and it was going to be a short show. And I remembered we were going to be at Cain's Ballroom."

Cut the applause and foot-stomping, putting that old Cain's Ballroom floor to good use.

With his solo approach and the setup of the stage, many times throughout the night it felt as if we were in a small listening room or his studio. A large set television projected images of a few famous folks, including one of Bob Wills. That was incredibly fitting to recognize the man who built Cain's on his 110th birthday, recognized by another one of Cain's favorite sons in Costello.

After about 50 minutes acoustic, he plugged in for "Watching the Detectives" and turned it into a raucous reggae rock show. But not for long, because he sat down next at the piano and took us to church with the gospel- and soul-infused "Can't Stand Up for Falling Down."

The show spanned his career, and the switch between these acoustic versions to electric rock to a soulful piano solo showed his range of style all in one flash of time on stage. He put a smile on my face the moment he took the stage, and this made it spread even wider. As much as he's feeling the music, it's hard not to catch his optimism and joy yourself.

Larkin Poe returned to the stage later for several songs with Costello, and the sound level and complexity exploded. Ending the night with Larkin Poe singing "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding," was a great send-off, the crowd stomping and singing along like they had all night, now with vigor.

If you love your job, it's not really work. If that's true, Costello hasn't worked a day in 40 years, and he definitely wasn't working Friday. It looked so effortless yet sounded so polished and strong, Costello was performing with conviction. He said as he left the stage that he would see us next time. We're counting on it.


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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:26 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:I reckon he'll stick in a few lines of 24 hours from Tulsa in Accidents will happen.


And No Coffee Table wrote:Thanks to Charles and Eric for the setlist.

04. Accidents Will Happen - including Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa


I thank you.

On a bit of a roll at the moment.

Come on Elvis - if you play All the Rage at your next gig then I'll know you're listening :wink:
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Re: Elvis, solo, plays Tulsa, OK , March 6 2015

Postby docinwestchester » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:19 pm

Down On The Bottom - EC version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo6_aZbP_ZU

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