August 12th, 2003



I'm listening to an advance of the new Elvis Costello album that's coming out next month. It's mainly just him and the piano, and the occasional orchestra. You know, it's very pretty and all, but not my bag. I can appreciate that he has an amazing and unique vocal style, arrangement style, and he writes incredibly complex and interesting songs, but I really, REALLY love rock and roll Elvis. The last album was a rock and roll album, and it was so freaking good, that when I saw this new one floating around on the internet, I could only stop backflipping long enough to download it. Now that I know it's a soft-and-sensitive album, I'm kind of bummed. I'm thinking he ought to record these under a different name or something.