I have to admit that I was a bit suspect when the Sundance Channel’s Spectacle series was first announced. The show features Elvis Costello interviewing a collection of artists ranging from Elton John to the Police to Lou Reed and others.
As it turns out, the series is quite entertaining. Costello’s own musical experiences give him a unique perspective on the discussions and lead to some entertaining exchanges. To wit, this gem from his interview with the Police:
Elvis Costello: I think that it is well known that all bands go through this moment where it’s a little bit like a couple that are fighting. ‘Are you going to play that, are you?’ [Pause] ‘You happy with that there?’
Stewart Copeland: No, no, no, no. Maybe that’s how it is in your band. We don’t do passive aggressive.
Costello: Is that true?
Sting: We go straight to aggressive.
To celebrate the new series, Twangville is giving you the chance to raid the Sundance swag closet. You get a Keen/Sundance bag, t-shirt, speakers, notebook and Sigg/Sundance Thermos (all pictured below).
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