Comments: I awoke this morning from uneasy dreams to find my website transformed into an MP3 blog

Yay! Thanks for making my morning! I agree wholeheartedly with you about Elvis's weird practice of releasing expanded versions of his own albums...and all the more so because it's so conflicting when there are enough good songs on them to make the expansions worth buying. (I'm particularly fond of "The People's Limousine" from King of America and the a capella version of "Mystery Dance" with its extra verse. Yes, it's been awhile.)

So now I've got two new never-heard-of songs, pre-vetted by a friend with certifiably groovy taste! I'm in music-geek heaven.

Posted by Dave at February 9, 2007 06:36 AM

It took me years to realize that Elvis Costello was an asshole, and then to adjust to that, while still enjoying his recordings.

And I loved the Toussaint album.

English Beat, huh? I was pretty hip, for an Arizona boy. Once upon a time.


Posted by Vardibidian at February 9, 2007 11:08 AM

That reminds me, I just saw Paul Weller in concert, and I came away from the show feeling like, "That guy is probably an asshole." But it was an excellent concert, even though he reneged on the promotional promise that he would play nothing but Style Council songs. ("Speak Like a Child" and "Shout to the Top" were fucking incredible with his new band! I wanted more of his old songs rocked up! Ah well.)

The Toussaint album is definitely way better than I made it sound in this post. I recently picked up Elvis's concert DVD with Toussaint, but I haven't had time to watch it yet. I'm super excited to hear the horn arrangements Toussaint wrote for old Elvis tunes like "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea".

Posted by Francis at February 9, 2007 11:20 AM

That may be the first Kafka reference I've seen in any of the blogs I frequent. Well done.

Posted by Matt M at February 9, 2007 11:26 PM

Transvision Vamp was a really amusing band. They were influenced by the cyberpunk movement/fad but were more of a pop band. We eventually decided they were cyberposeurs.

Posted by Marc Moskowitz at February 11, 2007 11:50 AM
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