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by Otis Westinghouse
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 1251834

Re: New Gig Thread

Excellent to hear you had as good a time as I did last year and agree completely with your accurate description. This balance of elements, on the back of 4 superb albums, and also happening to be one of the best live bands you could see makes me think they are the best current band out there. I want...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 1251834

Re: New Gig Thread

Wow, should be a great evening. St V is playing here soon but I haven't got tickets. Hope you enjoy The National as much as I did last Nov and look forward to reading your responses. I was playing their last album again this morning and it seems to me they can do no wrong. Strong in every department...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 1251834

Re: New Gig Thread

Was wondering if you'd scored K Bush tickets, given your wife's love of her. How the hell did you do it? I tried my hardest, only the top price tickets remained when I was finally able to click on anything, and by the time you'd clicked them, they'd all gone too. Good to know a diehard fan was lucki...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 348
Views: 310835

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

Autumn. M&S (the band not the shop) seem to produce contempt to the same measure that they project intense passion. It's so very easy to hate them. The fact that they created a video that was a self-parody was presumably a riposte to this, but at the same time an admission that there's a lot to ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 348
Views: 310835

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

Here too, it would seem, though personally I had to look up what 420 day was: http://www.theguardian.com/society/shortcuts/2014/apr/16/high-in-hyde-park-420-day-cannabis Like this comment on the above article!: "I wish I could be there with some sort of wheeled food cart. If anyone were to get ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 348
Views: 310835

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

I'm in good company! Mumf & Sons produce an almost pathological reaction in me. The combination of bludgeon + uninteresting songcraft, as you nicely put it, is a lethal one. I don't mind Coldplay anything like as much, and in fact was enjoying the song Viva La Vida as I checked in here, which I ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 348
Views: 310835

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

Don't know if this link contains more info, but I share it in case it might be of use (not having seen it on this thread): http://www.thenewbasementtapes.com/ Does anyone else have issues with EC being connected with Marcus Mumford? I have a real problem with Mumford and Sons. My own description of ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.I.P
Replies: 61
Views: 57847

Re: R.I.P

That's very sad. V obvious connection here with a rapt audience, Neko Case in tears, Elvis confessing it got him in both the rehearsal and the recording, and Ron S at the end drinking it all up. An amazing song. It's the only thing I really know from Jesse, but it made enough of an impact to make me...
by Otis Westinghouse
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Morrissey when you least expect it
Replies: 23
Views: 27378

Re: Morrissey when you least expect it

V&I is magnificent, arguably his best solo work overall. I also loved the immense power of the opener Now My Heart Is Full. Don't miss out this time!
by Otis Westinghouse
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Dublin , Oct 16 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 22600

Re: Elvis, solo, Dublin , Oct 16 2014

Damn, shame it ain't last week of the month or it could have been part of a good plan to visit the in-laws during half-term. Hope you have a Gáis time at it.
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 800701

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Of course, that's the sample! Well spotted you!
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 800701

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Interesting point. Haven't seen anything on this. Is it definitely a sample or an acknowledgement of a songwriting debt to it? The chord progression is definitely similar, less so when the vocal comes in, but listen to the opening and sing Come The Meantimes over it. there are other touches - the ke...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 1251834

Re: New Gig Thread

Well at least someone appreciated it! I had an idea I'd seen a mention of him reacquainting himself with the Negatives for some Stateside shows in a similar vein, but this may have been just in my dreams. Reasonably decent capture of the closing song of the evening, and probably one of the most epip...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 1251834

Re: New Gig Thread

Not sure it's even worth posting this, but last night I witnessed a sublime gig: Lloyd Cole and the Leopards at the lovely Shepherds Bush Empire (on Lloyd's 53rd birthday). Only time I've seen him with a backing band other than the Commotions and this was far more satisfactory than their 2004 reunio...
by Otis Westinghouse
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts
Replies: 24
Views: 110306

Re: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts

That is true, an alert is enough for people to go and find it. Presumably no-one can be hauled over coals for referring to something being uploaded elsewhere?! Presumably Dimeadozen are potentially in hot water, though they've just celebrated their 10th anniversary, have 115k active peers, and as I ...
by Otis Westinghouse
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: From the management
Topic: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts
Replies: 24
Views: 110306

Re: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts

Thanks. Weirdly selective.
by Otis Westinghouse
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: From the management
Topic: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts
Replies: 24
Views: 110306

Re: Letter from Attorney and Deletion of Posts

Thanks, Doc. Sorry to hear about this. I guess you need to be a bit cagey about details, but I'm struggling to work out what site of stuff was being cited. Can't you be more explicit? After all, that will help avoid such things. At first I thought it was maybe bootlegs on dimeadozen, as there are al...
by Otis Westinghouse
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.I.P
Replies: 61
Views: 57847

Re: R.I.P

Great stuff. Few towns of 15.5k inhabitants have a resident as legendary in them. His death was the first item on the BBC4 news that morning.
by Otis Westinghouse
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.I.P
Replies: 61
Views: 57847

Re: R.I.P

Good idea.

Yay! I was wrong about posting here. Diversity!
by Otis Westinghouse
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.I.P
Replies: 61
Views: 57847

Re: R.I.P

Cos only JOAP posts on here and he hasn't?

Was awaiting the story of him meeting Pete at his local town music event (I think), referenced elsewhere.
by Otis Westinghouse
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC a specialist topic on MasterMind
Replies: 10
Views: 10192

Re: EC a specialist topic on MasterMind

There's no comparison whatsoever between the 2004 ones and these. Evidence of the relentless dumbing down of everything, or just a different question setter. Even I could get all of these no probs, whereas before there were several ones I wouldn't have had a clue with (catalogue numbers!).
by Otis Westinghouse
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1087
Views: 800701

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

Oh ho ho ho ho! Good job the Pixies' EP1 was in there, wouldn't have been on otherwise. I love how all (or almost all? not sure with some lower down) of the acts there hail from or were active in the 80s. Made me chuckle. Funny how much Bowie has been up there in these polls, and while much of it is...
by Otis Westinghouse
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Favorites of 2013 in CD
Replies: 24
Views: 31483

Re: Favorites of 2013 in CD

Wow, some huge overlaps there with mine. Nice list, and good to actually see someone else celebrating the magnificent Myrtle and Rose. I love the way it has no break from verse/chorus at all until quite late in the song, and when it comes it's a simple but spellbinding piece of guitar. Can't wait fo...
by Otis Westinghouse
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: R.I.P
Replies: 61
Views: 57847

Re: R.I.P

I bought his Selected Poems ('66-'87) today on behalf of my mother-in-law for her to give her husband as a gift. A great selection. I enjoyed the tang of his Oysters once again in the queue (yes! in a bookshop! hooray for Christmas!), but I would have loved to get this one for myself: http://www.ama...

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