Monday, November 5, 2007

e is for elvis

[Commercial radio] is owned by one or two corporations now, and they're not in the music business. They're in the advertising business... So let's not kid ourselves. If you want to hear music, go buy a guitar.

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
Elvis Costello (b. 1954) songwriter, musician and singer

pictures: elvis the dog - equal time to t's dog - my other 'grandpuppy' - to see a picture of dixie and elvis click here!

start your week with a costello classic - yeah what's so funny about peace, love and understanding?


Reya Mellicker said...

OMG he's so young in the vid! I remember young Elvis C. distinctly. In fact I went to see him in concert six times. He was great.

It makes me happy to think of him happily married (finally) and a father, too. What a great artist!

Salty Miss Jill said...

Is this your doggie? He's adorable! (and I don't generally like dogs...)

Thanks for the video of when Elvis Costello was still an angry young man. :)

Anonymous said...

Did he just lick his nose
or is it always that wet?

Anonymous said...

I'll have to direct Adam to this post! He came home very sad last night after being disappointed by the Bruce Springsteen concert - a big downer of a reminder of what "music" means these days.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

t (elvis's papa - our 'adopted' son) is vague about whether he named elvis the dog after elvis c or elvis p....I prefer to think elvis the dog is named after elvis c! and since t is a member of the 'punk generation' makes sense to me!

yes reya, it is great to think of elvis costello married to the talented diana krall and a father to boot ....of twins dexter and frank!

smj - elvis is in my extended pet family...he comes and visits. my cats (of which I have many) are always a bit intimidated when elvis or dixie come over to hang -- fortunately no interspecies conflict to contend with - everyone stays in their own space.

randeep sorry to hear that the springsteen concert wasn't all that it could have been - of course those huge venues just don't do it for me .... I just got tix to see michelle shocked at the cozy beachland ballroom - that is my kind of venue!

Unknown said...

Aw, I love that brown patch over Elvis the Dog's eye - so cute!

Hmm, everything is about marketing and advertising these days, isn't it. The core of all things is being eroded for the great god Mammon.

Thanks for the Elvis C clip, took me back years! ;-)

WAT said...

OMG! AND NOW ELVIS THE DOG! I'm going to go crazy with so much doggy goodness here!

Elvis Costello is from Liverpool right? Like my rock idols.