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by docinwestchester
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 224
Views: 43466

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

sulky lad wrote:What a brilliant and insightful review - loved it !


Fantastic review of the music and historical backdrop.

When EC opened with Night Rally, the night prior to Election Day 2016, I actually felt chills. It was downright scary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWDANh8EDQc
2016-11-07
by docinwestchester
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 224
Views: 43466

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

9. BIG BOYS - from “Armed Forces” 10. SHE’S THE ONE from “Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen I’m sure the idea of starting “Big Boys” with a single note drone came from too many hours listening to the second side of Bowie’s “Low” or Iggy Pop’s “Mass Production” but as a member of the audience at Bru...
by docinwestchester
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 45 lyrics re-imagined
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: 45 lyrics re-imagined

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by docinwestchester
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 224
Views: 43466

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

5. BREAKING GLASS - from “Low” by David Bowie 6. SENIOR SERVICE - from “Armed Forces" The many miles of our first tours of the U.S. had a limited soundtrack, the few cassettes on which we could agree, among them the “Berlin” records by David Bowie and Iggy Pop, I hear a reference to a track fr...
by docinwestchester
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 224
Views: 43466

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

https://www.elviscostello.com/#!/armedforces33andathirdnetwork 1. CLEAN MONEY - from “Sketches For Emotional Fascism” 2. BIG EYES - from “In Color” by Cheap Trick The opening track of our 1979 album was supposed to be, “Clean Money”. It was definitely indebted to The Beatles “Back In The U.S.S.R” a...
by docinwestchester
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 46080

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

Too much time on my hands? I put all those lyrics together into one continuous supersong. It's kind of a fun listen: DktG60AH3IY This is a fun listen. Its rhythm sort of takes me back to when there were TV commercials for music compilations on TV and you would hear small snippets as the titles scro...
by docinwestchester
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 46080

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

Too much time on my hands? I put all those lyrics together into one continuous supersong. It's kind of a fun listen:

by docinwestchester
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC on Late Show With Stephen Colbert, October 28, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

Re: EC on Late Show With Stephen Colbert, October 28, 2020

Jon Batiste is fantastic. His piano accompanist skills remind me of another guy...
by docinwestchester
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 224
Views: 43466

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Thanks for posting that WSJ article. Really interesting.
by docinwestchester
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC on Late Show With Stephen Colbert, October 28, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

Re: EC on Late Show With Stephen Colbert, October 28, 2020

I'd love to stand outside the stage door and hear a live song by our guy before 2020 ends. 8) 8) Srsly here...if it is happening on 53rd Street, please advise. I am not opposed to loitering a few hours in the hope of hearing even a blast of a song. Keep me posted what you hear of his location these...
by docinwestchester
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 224
Views: 43466

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

In later years, the song would also take on a notable change of lyric: In the recorded version the words are “She’s listening in to the Venus Line, she’s picking out names, I hope none of them are mine.” That meaning is clear enough: Whatever mating ritual the TV woman is doing, the singer wants no...
by docinwestchester
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pump 'Em Up! Elvis Costello's Favourite Music
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Pump 'Em Up! Elvis Costello's Favourite Music

Interesting list. He mentioned the Nicole Atkins album in another interview which I thought was cool. Also nice to see mention of the new Gorillaz album. I could definitely see an EC feature with them.
by docinwestchester
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Australian TV interview re: Clockface
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

Re: Australian TV interview re: Clockface

Diana sighting at 3:31
by docinwestchester
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Peter Guralnick with Elvis Costello: Looking to Get Lost, October 27, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Re: Peter Guralnick with Elvis Costello: Looking to Get Lost, October 27, 2020

fred darden wrote:And what part of the world is CET?


Central European Time (CET) is GMT+2
Rome, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, etc.
by docinwestchester
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Shut Him Down" - single by Michael Leonhart Orchestra, Elvis Costello & JSWISS
Replies: 35
Views: 12638

Re: "Shut Him Down" - single by Michael Leonhart Orchestra, Elvis Costello & JSWISS

Here is the backstory: "Michael and Elvis first met in 2007 at the Molde Festival in Norway, where Costello and the late Allen Toussaint shared a double bill with Steely Dan (with whom Leonhart has played since 1996). The two kept in touch over the years, including joining forces in 2015 for a...
by docinwestchester
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 46080

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

Harry Worth wrote: I've got the 'free' Spotify - I've had it for ages but rarely use it. It's shuffling the tracks and adding others :(


The free version is awful. If you pay, there’s none of that nonsense.
by docinwestchester
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 46080

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

Spotify is amazing. I've used the premium version for about 5 years. Worth every bit of the $9.99/month.

(actually I pay $14.99/month for 4 separate accounts - the family plan)

I still buy some physical media, just to support the artists, but almost never listen to it.
by docinwestchester
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 30272

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

verbal gymnastics wrote:These are kinda moving away from Do you have a favorite EC concert? - note the singular use of the word concert :lol:


Fixed it for you.
by docinwestchester
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Amoeba Records - What's In My Bag
Replies: 10
Views: 7935

Re: Amoeba Records - What's In My Bag

Subtitles for The Royle Family ? Really? MOOT I've never seen the show, but we Americans have a tough time with accents. When I went to Scotland I needed translation help from my wife who was surrounded by Scottish relatives while growing up. I'm on season 4 of Better Call Saul right now and Bob Od...
by docinwestchester
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 30272

Do you have a favorite EC concert?

I do and it's not even close. I've been going through my computer files during this extended concert-free period in my life, and was reminded of this: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_2013-09-16_New_York What a cool night. Wise Up Ghost was being released at midnight and we all g...
by docinwestchester
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beacon Theatre, New York 22 April 2005
Replies: 12
Views: 5227

Re: Beacon Theatre, New York 22 April 2005

Okay....here we go! I have a 100 cdr spindle that i did use to stockpile all my EC recordings FROM SHOWS I ATTENDED. i would transfer from cassette to cd in the dark ages of digital audio....which meant at my home stereo system WITH NO COMPUTER PROGRAM to assist in the tracking or minor tweaks. Hen...
by docinwestchester
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beacon Theatre, New York 22 April 2005
Replies: 12
Views: 5227

Re: Beacon Theatre, New York 22 April 2005

Okay, halfway there....i found the cassette! I think i have a cdr somewhere too. Give me another day or 2. Guess my tape flip jam was within the 45 minute mark of shows end. Horrible feeling for house lights to come up, and see your cassette at the beginning instead of at the end meaning you record...

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