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(YouTube)   Happy 59th birthday to international art thief Declan McManus, better known as Elvis Costello. Here's his classic hit Watching the Detectives   (youtube.com) divider line 30
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2013-08-25 02:11:59 PM
Irish Elvis is best Elvis
 
2013-08-25 02:16:52 PM
Probably celebrating with a little beloved entertaining.

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2013-08-25 02:17:26 PM
Happy Birthday "Glass Jaw".
 
2013-08-25 02:22:24 PM
 
2013-08-25 02:34:07 PM

Valiente: Probably celebrating with a little beloved entertaining.

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Hurk. How he can get his shriveled and wizened 60 year old grosser even semi-hard looking at that face??
 
2013-08-25 02:44:41 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Valiente: Probably celebrating with a little beloved entertaining.

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Hurk. How he can get his shriveled and wizened 60 year old grosser even semi-hard looking at that face??


Personally, when I'm looking at her, Elvis's penis is the last thing I'm thinking of.
 
2013-08-25 03:06:53 PM
Elvis is everywhere!
 
2013-08-25 03:08:44 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm : 59 years? Very impressive
 
2013-08-25 03:35:26 PM
If you let me pretend "Almost Blue" never happened, I'll wish him a happy birthday on the strength of everything up through "Punch the Clock." But based on everything that came after that, I'm not buying him a present.
 
2013-08-25 03:42:56 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Hurk. How he can get his shriveled and wizened 60 year old grosser even semi-hard looking at that face??



I think Diana Krall is beautiful, but she has a face that photographs either very well or very.....yyyyyyyyyyeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......But I think she's got nice features that just, i don't know, smoking hot or mannish to "huh"?

Ol' Dec is perhaps the one act i've never seen live.  i would if i had the chance, i havea  lot of songs of his and 1998's "Painted From Memory" (w/ Burt Bacharach) is a solid though infrequent listen.

happy birthday declan.
 
2013-08-25 03:47:19 PM

Uzzah: If you let me pretend "Almost Blue" never happened, I'll wish him a happy birthday on the strength of everything up through "Punch the Clock." But based on everything that came after that, I'm not buying him a present.


Why don't you love him like you used to do?
 
2013-08-25 04:01:04 PM
I'd say everything he did through

Uzzah: If you let me pretend "Almost Blue" never happened, I'll wish him a happy birthday on the strength of everything up through "Punch the Clock." But based on everything that came after that, I'm not buying him a present.


Quoted for truth.
 
2013-08-25 04:12:45 PM

rickythepenguin: Quantum Apostrophe: Hurk. How he can get his shriveled and wizened 60 year old grosser even semi-hard looking at that face??


I think Diana Krall is beautiful, but she has a face that photographs either very well or very.....yyyyyyyyyyeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......But I think she's got nice features that just, i don't know, smoking hot or mannish to "huh"?

Ol' Dec is perhaps the one act i've never seen live.  i would if i had the chance, i havea  lot of songs of his and 1998's "Painted From Memory" (w/ Burt Bacharach) is a solid though infrequent listen.

happy birthday declan.


I saw him at the Kodak 10 years ago, and he was even better than I expected. If you ever get the chance to see him live, I highly recommend it.

/Happy birthday to the original Napoleon Dynamite!
 
2013-08-25 04:24:17 PM

Shenanigans!: If you ever get the chance to see him live, I highly recommend it.


yeah.....i admire his ethic, have a few songs of his, a couple of live recordings (one an acoustic rave up, with him doing VU's "Femme Fatale", and Stone's "Happy") but he doesn't come here much.  (Phoneix).  he played here around like 2005 or some shiat but it was a night i couldn't go.
 
2013-08-25 04:27:52 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Valiente: Probably celebrating with a little beloved entertaining.

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Hurk. How he can get his shriveled and wizened 60 year old grosser even semi-hard looking at that face??


Duh. Doggie-style and he removes the coke-bottles!
 
2013-08-25 04:42:34 PM
I remember seeing his first bit on Saturday Night Live, um, Live.  When he did 'Radio, Radio." Afterwards you could tell there was some kind of backstage freak-out happening the rest of the show, but not exactly what. I think his bassist there in that SNL appearance was about 16 at the time. Steve Nieve or however you spell it, is still quite a genius keyboardist.

I've gotten to see EC/Spike/Napoleon Dynamite/Declan live in large and small venues about six times over the years, never disappointed.  Though I favor his early "angry young man" period, I like the large span of genre's he's played with, and have favorites among them all. His vocals are an acquired taste for some, but I really dig them for their raw authenticity of emotion, even as he takes you thru unexpected shifts and side-turns in phrasing. What I really like about him  is what I like about Tom Waits: he's a genius lyricist, and has a distinctive character in his composing, even if you don't care for his voice or vocal style.  He's also so damn prolific, I can't keep up with him.

When he paired up with Sir Paul, the combination gave me chills, because it was as close as we're going to get to another Lennon-McCartney pairing.
 
2013-08-25 05:03:51 PM

Uzzah: If you let me pretend "Almost Blue" never happened, I'll wish him a happy birthday on the strength of everything up through "Punch the Clock." But based on everything that came after that, I'm not buying him a present.


Goodbye Cruel World was pretty forgettable, but King Of America was great, and Blood & Chocolate was pretty good, too. Diminishing returns since then, true, but I kind of like the Momofuku to National Ransom stretch. Especially considering he was 30 years into his career at that point.
 
2013-08-25 05:12:57 PM

Any Pie Left: When he paired up with Sir Paul, the combination gave me chills, because it was as close as we're going to get to another Lennon-McCartney pairing.



too bad it never went to i guess full fruition....i forget if it was a Dec bio or Paul bio, but one had quotes of Dec where he basically said, very diplomatically, that at a point there wasn't collaboration.it was more, "thanks, but no, we'll do this", "good idea, but that's more something I wouldn't do", "let's go back to what i said".
 
2013-08-25 05:31:51 PM
I was the biggest EC for for decades, but since he met Diana Krall/ Got old, he's average at best. All This Useless Beauty seems to be the swan song.
 
2013-08-25 06:21:23 PM
No love for Jools Holland? His piano work on The The's "Uncertain Smile" in mind-blowing.
 
2013-08-25 06:48:39 PM
I wonder if Bonnie Bramlett sent him a birthday card?

/obscure?
 
2013-08-25 07:23:40 PM

HighOnCraic: Elvis is everywhere!


Elvis is everything!
 
2013-08-25 07:27:45 PM
I always thought the theme to PBS's History Detectives sounded familiar.
 
2013-08-25 08:31:24 PM
Elvis needs boats?
 
2013-08-25 08:31:55 PM

Lord Jubjub: I always thought the theme to PBS's History Detectives sounded familiar.


I always thought that was an inspired choice for them and using it made a good show better.

Like this live 90s version of WTD a lot. Classic. Good eye er... ear, Subs!

Oh, and happy Bday, EC.
 
2013-08-25 09:21:43 PM
For the Longest Time I thought that Elvis Costello was from the north east States. Saw a rockpalast-type early concert of his, and his between song banter (which there wasn't much of, he just ploughed thru about 30 tunes in an hour) was in his native British accent. I was floored.

/i always thought he sang like if Woody Allen could sing.
 
2013-08-25 11:05:37 PM
Got to meet EC when he was shooting the video for "45."
Served him chicken fingers and tartar sauce and he signed my copy of his 1st LP. He was wearing a top hat and cape at the time and was very cool.
 
2013-08-26 08:50:02 AM
If you can find it, Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Club Date, Live in Memphis is worth checking out.

It's him and the band packed on a small stage in front of 200 fans, it was filmed in 2004.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814093/
 
2013-08-26 10:15:31 AM
Um...I like Almost Blue...
 
2013-08-26 03:25:46 PM
I like him a LOT, but there's a reason why MTV never re-aired his unplugged episode.
/it was America's first time seeing him fat and bearded
//was in the audience
///longest three hours of my life
 
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