EC on VH1 Classic "Decades Rock Live" May 19, 2006

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EC on VH1 Classic "Decades Rock Live" May 19, 2006

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:11 pm

From the Los Angeles Times:

The reunited Alice in Chains (with guest singers to be announced filling the place of the late Layne Staley) will team with longtime Seattle friends Heart for an edition of VH1's "Decades Rock Live" series set to debut Feb. 15. Other additions to the series, which reaches across generations and genres in matching stars with special guests, include Sheryl Crow (April 17), Elvis Costello (May 19), Lynyrd Skynyrd (June 23) and Joe Cocker (July 21), each with collaborators to be scheduled.
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Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:00 pm

http://www.decadesrocklive.com/artists/ ... stello.php

"Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Death Cab For Cutie & Fiona Apple will be among the eclectic mix of musicians paying tribute to Elvis Costello at Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Trump Taj Mahal on May 19, 2006."

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Postby ahawkman » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:10 pm

Stuff like this is why I give thanks every day for the internet. I would have almost certainly missed this in the"old days".

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Postby Brian_Wallace » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:07 am

Hello. I know this is a highly suspicious request considering this is my FIRST post on this forum but I just discovered it. I've poked around a bit. I'm a huge Elvis fan and (don't kill me) I usually just check elviscostello.info for any news.

I'm a devoted fan. I last saw Elvis last year at the Tower with Emmylou Harris. Just amazing. Cried twice ("Love Hurts" and, well it's a little embarrassing, "Pancho and Lefty.") I've seen him about ten times over the past, gosh, twenty years?

I live around the Philly area (I got to see the instore he did for "When I Was Cruel" at the Tower Records on the Avenue of the Arts) and usually don't have enough $$$ to go to a lot of Elvis shows but I may be able to swing the $90+ for this. Tax refund.

Apparently, there are three things they are doing with this. A "radio presale" that starts at 10:00 P.M. Friday (March 10th). An auction thing where they are auctioning off 20 sets of tickets to the highest bidder starting at 1:00 P.M. Friday. Then the general public onsale is Saturday (March 11th) at 12:00 P.M. It's all laid out here:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02003 ... orcatid=60

I swear I'm not a scalper. Does anyone know what the "radio sale" password is? Is anyone on this message board planning on going to this? If you don't know the password or don't want to share I understand. Good luck to everyone trying to get tickets. How big is the Tah Mahal anyway?

I do plan to post whenever it's applicable on this message board. I know it sounds shady that I'm asking for something to do with tickets in my first post but I am being honest.

So if anyone knows the presale password and would like to share my email address is Brian_C_Wallace@yahoo.com. Thanks a lot.

Brian

P.S. And even though this is off topic, I would like to provoke discussion by claiming that even though Elvis hates it, I maintain that one his greatest little pop throw away songs of all time is....."Party Party" and I can't believe it's not on any of the Ryko or Rhino reissues. (It should technically be on the "Armed Forces" one, right?)

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Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:57 am

Welcome to the Board!

Brian_Wallace wrote:I maintain that one his greatest little pop throw away songs of all time is....."Party Party" and I can't believe it's not on any of the Ryko or Rhino reissues. (It should technically be on the "Armed Forces" one, right?)


As it's from Nov 1982 it would belong with either Imperial Bedroom or Punch the Clock.

BTW it's available in the CD singles box sets.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:28 am

Brian_Wallace wrote:I maintain that one his greatest little pop throw away songs of all time is....."Party Party"...


Brian - how dare you come onto the Board and make that sort of comment with your first post :lol:

Welcome and good luck with your tickets.
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Postby absolutnut » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:31 am

try WMGM

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Postby SweetPear » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:09 pm

What a fluke of luck. My husband just bought 8 tickects for this show!!!!
Excellent, excellent seats on the floor, 18th row.
He saw how bummed out I was when I realized that the ticket pre-sale today was a special radio promo....and then he stumbled across a blog that had the password posted and voila! (Cost a freakin arm and a leg. He said Happy Mother's Day, Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.)
I am so excited. The Taj Mahal is decent. Not too big, not too small. (Well, couldn't be in a small enough place with Elvis :wink: )
We saw Van Morrison there not too long ago.
Yeah!!!!!
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Postby SweetPear » Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:40 pm

BTW, the code is WJSE.
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Postby bobster » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:09 pm

This sounds SO cool. Have fun, my East coast friends.

(And, Brian-the-new-guy -- I think you and I are the only people on this board to have confessed an affection for "Party, Party." EC himself disowned it himself years ago, but what does he know?)
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Postby MistakenForLilies » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:51 am

Did anyone else notice that they've changed the picture?
http://www.decadesrocklive.com/artists/ ... stello.php

I thought something seemed wrong about it, and then I realized, they airbrushed his hairline. The original:
http://elviscostello.info/pic/memorabil ... c_city.jpg


For some reason this makes me very sad.
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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:41 pm

Oh, dear....


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Postby wardo68 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:28 pm

bobster wrote:(And, Brian-the-new-guy -- I think you and I are the only people on this board to have confessed an affection for "Party, Party."


Count me in that group too.

As for the airbrushing, they did him a favor. The original photo looks like he's caught in a strong wind.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:30 pm

johnfoyle wrote:ImageImage


LOL. Paging Sy Sperling. :D

And "Just for Men" while you're at it!

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Postby MistakenForLilies » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:41 pm

It looks like whoever runs that site has been reading this board-- they've changed the picture back! :lol:

However, the doctored photo is still here:
http://www.trumptaj.com/index.cfm/fusea ... nt.detail/
eventID/73619091-37e8-4c6e-a9a8-a60c4f5b7b95/promoevent/0/eventDate/05-19-2006/nodeid/eeccab84-648f-4278-b736-83ee699da736
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Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 09, 2006 12:59 am

http://www.greenday.com/greenday.html



05/04/06
Ticket Giveaway!
Billie Joe will be performing a few songs with Elvis Costello for the VH1 "Decades Rock Live" concert on May 19, 2006 in Atlantic City, NJ... we have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky IDIOT CLUB member... you must enter by 12:00 midnite PST, May 12, winner will be announced on May 13.

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Postby King Hoarse » Tue May 09, 2006 5:29 am

johnfoyle wrote:Ticket Giveaway!
Billie Joe will be performing a few songs with Elvis Costello for the VH1 "Decades Rock Live" concert on May 19, 2006 in Atlantic City, NJ


Billie Joe is a GREAT rhythm guitarist, that's really exciting. I hope they'll do something less than obvious. (but PIU WOULD sound fab, I'm sure!)
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Postby nobodygirl » Tue May 09, 2006 2:08 pm

King Hoarse wrote:
Billie Joe is a GREAT rhythm guitarist, that's really exciting. I hope they'll do something less than obvious. (but PIU WOULD sound fab, I'm sure!)


I really don't like billie joe or green day in general.

Or maybe it's just their 14 year old fans that I dislike so much...
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Postby King Hoarse » Tue May 09, 2006 3:40 pm

nobodygirl wrote:
King Hoarse wrote:
Billie Joe is a GREAT rhythm guitarist, that's really exciting. I hope they'll do something less than obvious. (but PIU WOULD sound fab, I'm sure!)


I really don't like billie joe or green day in general.

Or maybe it's just their 14 year old fans that I dislike so much...


I don't like Billie Joe either, or the latest Green day albums. But he IS a great rhythm guitarist.
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Postby lostdog » Tue May 09, 2006 3:45 pm

Hey Hoarse,

Great quote there from 'Bandwagon', one of the great lost REM songs, back from when they were the most beautiful, mysterious band on the planet.... was that really 21 years ago?

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Postby King Hoarse » Tue May 09, 2006 3:51 pm

Thanks. I was just about to change it though, so for people to see your point, 'This is some parade, yes sireebob' was my quote.
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Postby nobodygirl » Tue May 09, 2006 4:46 pm

King Hoarse wrote:
nobodygirl wrote:
King Hoarse wrote:
Billie Joe is a GREAT rhythm guitarist, that's really exciting. I hope they'll do something less than obvious. (but PIU WOULD sound fab, I'm sure!)


I really don't like billie joe or green day in general.

Or maybe it's just their 14 year old fans that I dislike so much...


I don't like Billie Joe either, or the latest Green day albums. But he IS a great rhythm guitarist.


And what makes a great rhythm guitarist?

I don't think that billie joe is a great much of anything
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Postby King Hoarse » Tue May 09, 2006 6:22 pm

nobodygirl wrote:And what makes a great rhythm guitarist?

I don't think that billie joe is a great much of anything


For BJ: Good rhythmic sense. He keeps very good time, has good 'attack' (don't know how to explain that in real English musicians' terms, sorry), and is good at making a lot of noise on it and still be tight. Sometimes it sounds like he's playing rhythm and lead at the same time, on occasion while singing (or used to, I haven't seen them live in over ten years.)

Of course, these aren't the same reasons that make Keith Richards or Joe Strummer great rhythm guitarists.
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Postby wardo68 » Tue May 09, 2006 8:33 pm

I nominate John Lennon as a great rhythm guitarist.


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