Friday, January 23, 2009
"The Bestacle Of Spectacle" : THE WEEKEND MIX
It's been what seems like a week since I've mentioned Elvis Costello's Spectacle, the Gunsmoke of music talk shows. I've gushed over, gabbled about, jabbered and puked praise on this show and its performances. I'm sick of me already. But you'll thank me for this weekend's mix.
I've gathered some choice moments for "The Bestacle Of Spectacle." It was a labor of love, since the audio of every tune had to be captured in real time from You Tube, then converted to MP3, then uploaded. I just happened to have had the time. (You owe me one.)
There are many highlights, such as Elvis & Elton's moving version of David Ackles' "Down River" and Elvis & James Taylor emulating the Everlys. Be sure to check out the all too brief version of "Alison," where Elvis experiments with singing the harmony line as melody.
Border Song- Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
Down River- Elvis Costello & Elton John
Femme Fatale- Elvis Costello
Perfect Day- Elvis Costello & Lou Reed
Bartender's Blues- Elvis Costello & Laura Cantrell
Crying In The Rain- Elvis Costello & James Taylor
Cold Cold Heart- Elvis Costello
Alison- Elvis Costello & Sting
Watching The Moon- Elvis Costello & The Police
New Paint- Elvis Costello