Happy 50th Anniversary, Sesame Street! The legendary children’s television show has become an educational institution, helping to shape countless minds while never shying away from important social topics. It has also hosted some of the biggest names in music history. Their performances include both parodies and straight up takes on their greatest hits, plus some […]
This clip comes from the late, lamented show “Spectacle” that paired Elvis Costello with an impressive array of artists for conversation and song. Bruce Springsteen joined for an episode and the pair offered up this great mash-up of Springsteen’s “Radio Nowhere” and Costello’s “Radio Radio”.
Some albums have lyrics with an emotional impact, but more often than not, the music impacts me more than the lyrics. So it is always special to find an album that does both. Then there is Lucinda Williams’ new project Blessed , which has great musicianship delivering a Soulful Blues with deep roots. Even More impressively, the […]
ALBUMS OF THE MONTH: The Day After Everything Changed, by Ellis Paul New England folk musician Ellis Paul headed south to Nashville to record his latest album and returned with a more polished sound. Despite the change of locale, however, the vividness of his songwriting remains the same. Paul’s songs are filled with rich imagery […]
If you haven’t been watching the second season of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… on the Sundance Channel, you’ve been missing some incredible music television. A storied songwriter in his own right, Costello is able to speak as a peer with a diverse range of musical guests. He deftly explores their musical history and approach to […]
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 […]
Elvis Costello performing classic “Radio Radio” while touring for new album ‘Momofuku’. ELVIS COSTELLO, Momofuku (Lost Highway)Official Site | MySpace | Samples At Twangville there’s very little that Elvis Costello can do wrong. The lastest from Costello and his merry band of Imposters appears to be no different. Adding to the fun the band teams […]