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by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 12, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

This is experimental musically and surreal lyrically as if he wrote after suffering jet lag. It reminds me of the bizarre appearance of reality when you suffer from sleep deprivation or have a fit of extreme sanity. The over all effect is pleasing with regret and self-deprecation mixed in nicely. I ...
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 12, 2003 2:49 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Happy Birthday to the Plaything
Replies: 31
Views: 11897

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Happy birthday to you! 24 was one of my most enlightening ages to date, may it be the same for you.
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 12, 2003 2:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: November 2003 Esquire Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 7090

Not Elvis at his most insightful. :? Who should we blame? :twisted:

What have I learned:Even a man of genius has laspes in being brilliant. Also I'm cranky when I'm ill and prone to unkind words. :(
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 12, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

I love this song as I do all of 'The Juliet Letters'. The despair of not being able to make your feelings clear. Words fail and sometimes that very fact can make you lose everything. The desperation is so beautiful in this song and makes you see the sorrow of love can be as satisfying in song as the...
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 12, 2003 12:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

Oooh Laughing Crow-that's one of my favorites!! As for the song at hand. . It, to me, is both silly-the seance part but deeper than that. It's the supernatural element of love not time, space nor death itself can part those who love each other. It's also illustrates the urgency of communicating thos...
by lapinsjolis
Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

Elvis covers Allen Toussaint! Lovely, sultry, simple and sensual delivery, as great of a songwriter Elvis is he is humble enough to pick others songs or perhaps proud enough of his amazing vocals to know which ones will showcase them! A wonderful song to discover on the 'Blood and Chocolate' bonus d...
by lapinsjolis
Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

This is a hated cover but I love it so much. I love the movie too. Louis Jourdan, not a singer but oooh la la, more talks than sings through it. To hear it sung by Mr. Costello is such a treat and it's perhaps too sentimental for some. Yet discovering you love someone that you've known for a long ti...
by lapinsjolis
Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

What lush and wonderful imagery he evokes in that song. The double meanings are endless. He engages all the senses in his moral or rather amoral tale. It's not too popular on the board from what I've read but it's my favorite on 'When I Was Cruel'.

Sad About Girls
by lapinsjolis
Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

It's by Lousie Wener. It's also unique because he doesn't change the woman's perspective. I love that he didn't try to make it from a man's view. I hate when they clumsily alter the lyrics.



It's still 'Love For Tender'.
by lapinsjolis
Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A question for Elvis
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

Oh charming Mr. Foyle! Just lavish your Elvis knowledge on them, they will swoon away in your arms. :wink:
by lapinsjolis
Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

One of his most openly heartfelt songs that illustrates the excruciating pain of rejection and finding out the one you can't live without can live very happily with someone else. At the point of course that you still have hope and want them back! Yet there is the acknowledgment of it being truly ove...
by lapinsjolis
Fri Oct 10, 2003 2:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

'Starting to Come to Me' is such a cutting and biting song. He lashes with witty lines and contemptuous criticisms. Stripping the mask mercilessly away from the subject. Yet I can't help but feel a hint of surrender when he sings, "Come to me, come to me". Ah Elvis!

Still Too Soon To Know
by lapinsjolis
Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Disappointed about North
Replies: 68
Views: 24119

I think he was after an 'Only the Lonely' over all feel. It's classic and timeless but not for everybody. I love it. Shades bossa nova pep-'Impatience' after listening to the pacing on 'Too Blue' I'm beginning to think that Elvis listens to Mel Torme as much as I do. If you don't have the bonus song...
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis - morality/artistry
Replies: 30
Views: 12939

OLD friend?!? RATS! You turn 30 and lose all your girlish charm. Hi to you Bobster. The request was five but I can come up with more if the situation becomes dire. Why some of my favorite poetry comes from plaster saints that suffered! Instead I'll put my two cents in about 'North' and leave the mor...
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis - morality/artistry
Replies: 30
Views: 12939

Guido di Pietro
Flannery O' Connor
Alec Guinness
C.S. Lewis
G.K. Chesterton
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 05, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis - morality/artistry
Replies: 30
Views: 12939

Hello Bambooneedle. Off topic : When an Australian comments on 'your glow' is it a good thing? Artists are whatever they wish. All I ask is that they are honest about their impact and don't simply say they aren't role models as if that casts off responsibilty. To blame creativity for amoral or boori...
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 05, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis - morality/artistry
Replies: 30
Views: 12939

You must concur that temptations are increased with talent and/or celebrity. Everyone has a responsibility to behave and consider others but it's heightened when you have a louder voice because of fame. Some celebrities are very dim and yet we, bidden and unbidden, hear their views on every subject....
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis - morality/artistry
Replies: 30
Views: 12939

There is no excuse for cruelty on any level. If you have the advantage of talent and intellect there is an added responsibility to self and others. But human frailty is the curse of us all and we fail but we should never give in or make it a path we take. I suppose having your weaknesses on display ...
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 05, 2003 2:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

Thank you Mr. Misery, to deface a classic, "I am Mr. Misery." It lacks the drama as there are no moors in Miami. I'm sure 'Inch by Inch' is a song that thrills many ladies of the board to their toes. 'My Thief' is the perfect expression of being haunted by love. The torment of wanting and the mixed ...
by lapinsjolis
Sun Oct 05, 2003 1:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Incredible new, exciting game!!
Replies: 307
Views: 105328

This is one of my favorites for personal and not so personal reasons. The sense of hopelessness the exquisite sorrow of unrequited love. It all hangs on the lead not knowing how to bring it together and perhaps the impossibly of the whole thing weighing down on him. It's a wonderful accompaniment to...
by lapinsjolis
Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: candide
Replies: 25
Views: 11574

Now who is getting excited? I was just teasing you A Rope Leash, though you are welcome. I can only say you are entitled to you opinion and every source of power and authority should be questioned. You are, however, mistaken-but Catholic apologetics don't appeal to me on an Elvis Costello message bo...
by lapinsjolis
Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Who floats your boat?
Replies: 49
Views: 20317

Don't praise my intellect Jackson Doofster-I'll be lost to all reason and carried away with passion. :wink: I'm sorry about the song but think how happy Otis will be!
by lapinsjolis
Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: candide
Replies: 25
Views: 11574

Pangloss is punished for every philosophy. Voltaire would have given Pollyanna syphilis! I never thought of the Locke connection even though Pangloss' senses are ravished. Interesting. . .Pangloss used his senses quite a bit though. That's how the trouble starts or is it? So than there is no need to...
by lapinsjolis
Fri Aug 01, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Post Your Mug (no offense selfmade...; >)
Replies: 522
Views: 568120

Thank you Playthingorpet, I'm not sure Oily liked it though. :( Cute beast. :D May I be young Mr. Grace?

Rope-An orgy? Drat! I'm washing my hair.
by lapinsjolis
Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hands up here if you have the reissues!
Replies: 40
Views: 21837

A dear and important person in my life surprised me by buying all the reissues for me. They came today! :P I'm drooling over the 'Trust' pictures and cheated by listening to the mystery track on 'Get Happy' first but I'll say no more. . .Elvis and feeling adored, does it get better than that?

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