Tag Archives: Elvis Costello

Massive Attack and Elvis Costello live, July 2016

Not together, but two of my all-time favourite artists played in London this month. Massive Attack opened the British Summer Time series of live concerts in Hyde Park on Friday 1 July. Elvis Costello and the Imposters played the Roundhouse … Continue reading

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Influences and passions : Chvrches, The Staves, Genghar… and Elton John

In London yesterday it rained, then rained, then rained some more. I used it as a reason to start editing the quotes out of my book, so it’s easier to publish commercially, and just to veg out a bit, watching … Continue reading

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Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, by Elvis Costello

I’ve just finished reading Elvis Costello’s autobiography, “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink”. The book got mixed reviews when it came out. Good in parts, seemed to be a theme. Some critics objected to the length, the detail, the supposed name-dropping. … Continue reading

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Elvis Costello at the Royal Albert Hall, 29 October 2014

Last Wednesday I went along to the to the Royal Albert Hall to see Elvis Costello, supported by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames. It was part of a Blues festival that week, not that I’ve ever associated Elvis with … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? – (36) “Imperial Bedroom” by Elvis Costello

I’m off work this week and have been spending some time on my music book, now on a chapter about what Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen did from the the early eighties onwards. After both made a sequence of five … Continue reading

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The Number Ones That Never Were

The BBC website had an enjoyable piece recently on some of the great singles that only ever made No 2 in the British singles charts. Listeners to Radio 2 had voted for the best ten of all time. Here are … Continue reading

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