1. Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    after seeing elvis costello at the greek last night 

    my priorities have drastically changed

    he taught me that theres somethign to be said about tapping into yr genius

    and striving for excellence via the magic of creativity.

    he turned this song inside out last night and covered Lou Reed, Hank Williams, and Elvis Presley. and then reinterpreted a few of his own songs, and beautifully went through his new record with a country band

    and no drummer.

    so great.

    so great

    so great

    update from the pop n hiss comments:

    Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes setlist:

    Mystery Train (Parker/Phillips) / My All Time Doll / Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard) / Down among the Wine and Spirits / Blame It on Cain / Femme Fatale (Lou Reed/Velvet Underground) / The Delivery Man / The Butcher’s Boy (traditional) / Jailhouse Tears* / Happy* (The Rolling Stones) / Indoor Fireworks / Hidden Shame / Dragging Me These Last Few Yards** / Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead) / Everyday I Write the Book / Five Small Words** (with a coda of Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away) / She Was No Good / Brilliant Mistake
    Encore: Red Cotton / The Crooked Line / (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes / Sulfur to Sugarcane / Complicated Shadows*** / The Scarlet Tide*** / The Race Is On (George Jones) / Alison (with a coda of Faron Young’s He’ll Have to Go)
    * with Lucinda Williams, who wrote Jailhouse Tears
    ** unreleased song, title possibly incorrect
    *** with T Bone Burnett