Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It List: Wednesday

The Police/Elvis Costello (Starplex): I've probably said this before on here, but I feel inclined to say it again-- I have honestly never really enjoyed a single thing Elvis Costello has ever done aside from his collaborations with Burt Bacharach a number of years ago. I couldn't even tell you why exactly, but Costello is one of those artists that I've never been able to connect with in any meaningful way at all. I'm sure a lot of people reading this do not share my view, but I find most of his music to be quite boring, even his "cool" early output, and no one has ever been able to change my mind. Sorry. Anyway, The Police apparently sold over 2.5 million tickets on their last tour (2007), making it one of the most successful tours of the year anywhere. And with tickets starting at $55 and going all the way up to $250 in most locations, I'd have to guess that the thing Sting can't stand losing... is money.

It's What We Get (Hailey's): This will be Alan Palomo's last appearance in Denton with It's What We Get, as he'll be moving to New York for the summer to begin his new musical projectbefore a permanent move to Austin later in the summer (a move that was one of the major forces behind the break up of Ghosthustler, apparently). Tonight's show will also feature a guest set from Keith P. Stop by and say goodbye to homeboy.

Fishboy/Amo Joy/Daneil Folmer (J&Js): This is a welcome home show for Fishboy.

Taxi Fare (Zubar)

The Scoop (Fallout Lounge)

38 Comments:

Anonymous allison and veronica would disagree said...

don't apologize for not liking Elvis, there are lots of us out here who completely agree. This guy makes Lawrence Welk seem hip! Plus, I think he stole shit from him too. And who strals shit from Lawrence, I mean, really...

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Naked People are Gross said...

Saturday 5/24 at the Swiss House:

9:PM
the lovely sparrows
Silver Pines
Rival Gang

4:30 PM  
Anonymous elvis costello can suck a manwich said...

i totally agree! as an independent woman of the 90's, my views of elvis costello being a boring old twat were, too, frowned upon.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous gutterth said...

Daniel Folmer's new album "A Leaf" will be available tonight at J&J's. Listen to songs here.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best thing elvis costello ever did was co-produce rum, sodomy, and the lash (pogues, duh)

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I feel like I SHOULD like Costello, and yet I can't find one song that makes me want to dig deeper.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous I think you are all forgetting said...

a little movie called Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me

5:21 PM  
Anonymous atchley said...

Elvis Costello was originally going to produce They Might Be Giant's 5th album, Apollo 18. This was an idea by TMBG's manager, and they freaked out on her. EC ended up not producing the album.

Aren't you glad you know that now?

6:04 PM  
Anonymous SWAMPASS said...

i'm really glad that he didn't produce apollo 18 - that's my favorite...

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad i found my people. all of you have made points validating my bewilderment at the canonization of costello's musical output.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should check out some of the bootlegs of his tour with the Damned in the late 70's thats the good Elvis Costello.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and also, fuk tha po-lice

8:07 PM  
Anonymous the other side said...

Elvis

Was a hero to most

And he is to me

I feel bad for you guyc that you don't get it.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous 8:45 said...

not only am I NOT 8:07, but I swear I didn't even read his post before I made a companion 1989 hip-hop referenece.

Year of tha funkee drumma

8:47 PM  
Anonymous P8-10 said...

Man Elvis Costello is definitely 100 times better than whatever dumb artsy gobbledigook bullshit people are shitting themselves over these days.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i spit in your coffee.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous go to hailey's said...

go to hailey's and a girl will play with your dick.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:07 - I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates that fuckin douchebag band. Easily one of the most overrated bands ever. Just goes to show you all the musicianship in the world can't save you if you write shit tunes.

5-0 gotta go!

5:21 - you seem to forget that Burt Bacharach was also in that movie.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'know, there was a friend of mine that came from out of town recently (from the east coast).
I asked a few people "Where would you take someone?"
"Oh, Lee Harvey's" they said. "Fer sure Lee Harvey's"
"Ok" says I. "Lee Harvey's is cool. We'll go there."

So, unexpectedly, my friend says (not verbatim) "Don't you find it odd that there is a cool bar named after a man who assassinated a President? I mean, you're sort of glamorizing/paying tribute/honoring a guy WHO SHOT A WELL LIKED PRESIDENT!

"Y'know, I never thought about it that way," I said. "I guess you're right."
It seemed a perfectly natural thing to do. We like anti-heroes.

So, I should expect nothing less from a website called "We Shot JR." to completely tear down everything.
If you love it, if it is crafted, if it is successful, it will be torn down in Dallas.
Dallas is the Australia of the world. No success allowed.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous I'll go to hailey's said...

9:24, if you'll play with my dick.

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not only the Kennedy thing, but we'll soon be home to the Bush presidential library.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=34114084

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Totaly agree about your comment on Elvis Costello.
His hook up with Burt Bacharach was good, but that CD would have been great with a different singer singing the songs.
(Painted From Memory)

10:50 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...

hey 9:52, well said. I LOVE THE METROPLEX (i love shitting)

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shipbuilding

12:55 AM  
Anonymous tinder said...

sometimes how i connect with a band is through individual instrumentalist. Sometimes you can muffle the speaker or use the e.q. to get the annoying shit in the case of e. costello(his lame bullshit noir/l.a.coffee house lyrics.) I think he stole his lyrics from the leftover food in a raymond chandler novel refrigerator.

1:16 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I'm glad smart people still post on here.

1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sneaky feelings is the best song ever written

4:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

contrarians united

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never liked the Police very much, but they were amazing last night.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o.k. where to begin? daniel folmer sux, nobody cares, gut girth.
mike myers is SO kinda dumb, dr. evil excluded.
comparing dallas to australia is like comparing tanzania to sweden.
swampass: sounds like a personal problem.
the pogues? really?? you know, terrell's really not that far away. not at all............................

11:08 AM  
Anonymous SWAMPASS said...

Daniel Folmer does suck. Dr Evil is just one of many pathetic characters in a terrible series of movies. Tanzania isn't a city. Loving the metroplex and loving to shit are strikingly similar, but neither are problematic. The Pogues are an awesome band. Terrell isn't relevant because it's hardly part of the metroplex.

So, uh, what?

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Dutch Oven said...

Let me know when Elvis takes the clothespin off his nose and starts singing through his mouth.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cause that makes sense....

4:32 PM  
Anonymous p8-10 said...

I guarantee that almost all of you hipper-than-thou asshats complaining about how annoying Elvis Costello is listen to a thousand things that are a thousand times more annoying.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p8-10 has to be correct even though im not a fan of abbot i mean elvis presley i mean costello...

12:22 AM  
Anonymous SWAMPASS said...

trust me, i'm totally un-hip. which explains why i don't like elvis costello, right?

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totaly agree about your comment on Elvis Costello.
His hook up with Burt Bacharach was good, but that CD would have been great with a different singer singing the songs.
(Painted From Memory)


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

Dude i didn't know my Dad read weshot

1:37 AM  

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