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by alexv
Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: SCTV on DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 6914

El Vez, I took to be much older. You watched SCTV reruns on Nick at Nite?If memory serves me right, SCTV was on Friday nights after Tom Snyder in the early 80s I think, and ran for about an hour and a half. The thing is that the show was so casually produced that sometimes it ran for one hour. You n...
by alexv
Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Fahrenheit 9/11
Replies: 8
Views: 5563

I agree wholeheartedly with El Vez, with one caveat: the fact that large numbers of americans will not be put off by Bush's "dimwittedness" is not just due to innate anti-intellectualism, but is also due to the lessons of history. It is a fact that some of our least "successful" presidents have been...
by alexv
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Meat Puppets Were My Allman Brothers
Replies: 12
Views: 7156

Neil Young=Walt Whitman
Captain Beefheart= Duke
Radiohead=Sartre
Lester Bangs=Thoreau
Rollins=Nietzsche

Bad things, very bad things!!

Augustine=Derrida
Bosch=Dali
Dickinson=Ferlinghetti

Good things, very good things!!

No Yoko, a very, very, very good thing!!!
by alexv
Fri May 28, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Cosmos request line is now open
Replies: 33
Views: 20234

A chance to chat about Juan Luis!! Thanks, OW and sorry in advance if I give you too much info. Right after "Ojala..." he made an album called "Bachata Rosa" which was his breakthrough hit (it topped Latin charts in the US and was a big hit in Spain,and all over Latin and South America). It is a cla...
by alexv
Thu May 27, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Cosmos request line is now open
Replies: 33
Views: 20234

Pop: crowded house, marshall crenshaw, chris isaak, fountains of wayne, freedy johnston, smithereens, prefab sprout, rufus wainwright (he will need a proper introduction) Americana: Los Lobos, the Blasters, Steve Earle Blues: howling wolff, charles brown (swave blues) country: merle haggard, hank se...
by alexv
Thu May 27, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Essential Bob Dylan
Replies: 20
Views: 11803

I don't personally know Dylan so I can't respond to the poll's "racist" category as it applies to him in his everyday life, but his public positions on race I think cannot be questioned. This is a man who way back in the early sixties before it became fashionable in a lot of circles to advocate for ...
by alexv
Tue May 25, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: I'm 18!
Replies: 26
Views: 15706

Happy Birthday, WHAR. As a relatively new poster on this Board, who has nevertheless followed with amusement the back-and-forth between you and your (I think) decidedly older bete noires on this board, I am stunned that you were 17 when all this was going on. You go, boy!!
by alexv
Fri May 21, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Dylan´s most heartfelt performance
Replies: 5
Views: 4797

Bob and Charlotte: In previous posts you have prompted us to consider: Dylan's top ten records; how Dylan ranks versus the Stones (or was it the Beatles?); which Bob Dylan song we are; and (this one for some reason was my favorite) which is Dylan's saddest song ever. That's all I remember. I may hav...
by alexv
Thu May 06, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Michael Moore's new film gets blocked by Disney
Replies: 10
Views: 7129

I think the highlighted language in Blue Chair's original post is creating some confusion here. The New York Times did not say that the reason for Disney not distributing the movie was the possible loss of tax breaks in Florida. That is an assertion made by Moore and by his agent, and has been denie...
by alexv
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Your favourites movies. ( Top 5 )
Replies: 69
Views: 34190

Taking up on Bobster's approach:

Pre-64

1. Breathless
2. Bringing Up Baby
3. Seven Samurai
4. Strangers on a Train
5. Some Like it Hot

Post-64

1. Godfather 1 and 2
2. Raising Arizona
3. Clueless
4. My Beautiful Launderette
5. Chinatown
by alexv
Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What Albums have we bought just cause EC told us to?
Replies: 6
Views: 5443

More EC picks: Aaron Neville; Dusty Springfield's Memphis album; Duke Ellington's "And his Mother Called him Bill"; Ron Sexsmith; Sinatra's "Only the Lonely". In the early 80s: PreFab Sprout; Aztec Camera; Paul Young; and George Jones singing "Hank Williams' Greatest Hits".
by alexv
Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: David Byrne
Replies: 8
Views: 5880

Not a big Talking Heads or Byrne fan, although I like "Remain in Light" and the record with Burning Down the House. I think they have had an influence on modern music, through their collaboration with Eno and their incorporation of "world sounds" (in Remain in Light and in Naked too) which was relat...
by alexv
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Lincoln Center Info?
Replies: 9
Views: 7904

Here's a suggestion: try the Empire Hotel, 44 West 63d. It is right across from Lincoln Center and is an old-style New York hotel. You are steps away from the shows, as well as two blocks away from the Park. You also are in the West Side which is the more fun side of uptown Manhattan, but can walk t...
by alexv
Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis being cruel, 1983
Replies: 9
Views: 11420

Great post!! This is when EC actually made sense. The thing is that I am convinced that Bowie and Bono probably agree with his assessments. I know that Bowie is on record saying pretty much the same thing EC said about Modern Love.
by alexv
Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is 'Imperial Bedroom' The Best Album From The 80´s?
Replies: 59
Views: 38943

Otis Westinghouse: High Land Hard Rain it was indeed. I get Roddy/Paddy confused sometimes.
by alexv
Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What´s your favourite Van Morrison record?
Replies: 30
Views: 16677

Van favorites not mentioned: Veedon Fleece: inscrutable lyrics, gorgeous tunes, soulful singing (what early Van was all about) (great album cover too) Into the Music: Bright Side of the Road; Full Force Gale; You Make Me Feel So free; Stepping Out Queen (danceable Van) All time cover of a Van tune: ...
by alexv
Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: I want to see the bright lights...
Replies: 27
Views: 15412

Ok Laughing Crow, at your urging I have relocated to the Annex and your RT thread. Thanks for the info on the RT book. I will check it out. I saw RT last Friday in Ridgefield, Ct. where he did his solo show before a sold out crowd in a small, intimate club. I had not seen him since the late 80s when...
by alexv
Tue Mar 23, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Does politics belong at the Oscars? Elvis answers
Replies: 66
Views: 35311

Noise Radio: how's this for creative use of the f word: in "Love went Mad" I think, EC writes: "with these vulgar fractions of the treble clef I wish you luck with a capital F". Now that's a classy putdown even WalMart could accept.
by alexv
Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is 'Imperial Bedroom' The Best Album From The 80´s?
Replies: 59
Views: 38943

Laughing Crow: Yep, the Richard Thompson I was thinking of was Shoot out the Lights. Great record. BTW, I saw old Richard in a solo show last week and the old man still has it. Bob and Charlotte: Sorry about the "every little" reference. I must have been infected by the previous riffs on "Imperial B...
by alexv
Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is 'Imperial Bedroom' The Best Album From The 80´s?
Replies: 59
Views: 38943

Ah the 80s!! Days of my youth. Here are some favorites, purely subjective, with no claim to greatness on the part of the artists or the work. In order of preference (with the exception of RT, it's all about jangly guitars and a poppy good time): Marshall Cranshaw: First record EC: IB Steve Earle: Gu...
by alexv
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Chicago report
Replies: 50
Views: 33940

My take on Elvis' political commentary in Chicago and the reaction of the poster who signed off is that Elvis certainly has the right to rant against whatever he wants, and he can be as vicious as he wishes, although I would prefer that an obviously intelligent artist such as he would choose to make...
by alexv
Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Poetry
Replies: 19
Views: 13633

I think it's great you're doing this. As a freshman in high school way back in 72 my teacher did the same using Paul Simon and the Beatles as models and it made poetry somehow cooler. One thing I suggest is that you combine the words with the music, just to let the kids know that the full effect of ...

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