Wednesday, December 31, 2008
GOODBYE 2008, HELLO ELVIS COSTELLO
Here we are, staring a new year with new hopes, right in the kisser. 2008 was such a bust, that next year already looks like a better year for us, even if we end up in jail or with a bad rash. As for me, I'm waking up on New Year's Day with a new attitude. I'm heading to Nathan's on Coney Island with the best people I know, for a few early morning hot dogs and beer, and then a soul-cleansing dip with the Polar Bears. (unless it's cold out)
Thanks for sticking with me and Burning Wood. I love writing it for you.
Good positive thoughts and nothing but success for all of you in 2009. Hey, there's a snowman in Jackson Square. Anything is possible.
And now, as promised, Burning Wood's really big show.
One of my most treasured pieces of music is Elvis Costello's UK tour-ending performance at Leeds University. The show, from 10/6/82, features the Attractions, a killer 32 song set list that includes many songs from "Imperial Bedroom," a few rarely played gems including a James Brown cover, and a man on fire, Mr. Elvis Costello.
The show is long. It took me a day to upload, but I did it for you. I've broken it into 2 parts, Disc 1 and Disc 2. So, for all you impatient people who scream "COME ON!!!" when you're microwaving popcorn, you may just want to chill. Two separate zip files, each should take 10-20 minutes to download. Maybe less. Click and walk away. You will not be sorry.
Also, this show was mastered from a cassette. It will not sound like a Steely Dan record. BUT, aside from the need for a little bottom, this brilliant 25 year old show, kicks ass!
I GOT YOU
HAND IN HAND
WATCH YOUR STEP
AND IN EVERY HOME
WATCHING THE DETECTIVES>HELP ME
KID ABOUT IT
FROM HEAD TO TOE
TONIGHT THE BOTTLE LET ME DOWN
EVERYDAY I WRITE THE BOOK
YOU BELONG TO ME
NEW LACE SLEEVES
ALL THESE THINGS
I CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN
A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES
WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME
MAN OUT OF TIME
PUMP IT UP
WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT...PLU
BIG SISTERS CLOTHES
CLOWNTIME IS OVER
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NEW ORLEANS PICS BY MICHAEL BROZY