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Happy birthday Kelly! Happy birthday Sabiha!

Last night I worked for ten hours (broken by an hour lunch break at my lake, with my Harry Potter), then went to the gym, then went home and watched an episode of TNG (it was the one where Alexander comes back from the future to teach himself to not be such a pansy), then read some Harry Potter in bed, and was asleep by 11:30. Eleven-thirty! Eight hours of sleep! Amazing. It was still really hard to get up in the morning, but I'm feeling far more alert than is usual.

I keep listening to the demo version of "The Comedians" over and over again, I keep opening the playlist and sliding it down so that it'll be the next song. It's so short. Man, I don't know why I didn't notice it the first few times I listened to the All This Useless Beauty bonus disc, but I noticed it last week or whatever, and . . . man. That chorus! That plaintive cry! OH how I howl in my car, you should be glad you are not there to hear it! But man, Elvis, the "bitter way" you were told?? She [*SPOILER ALERT*] stranded your ass at the top of a goddamned ferris wheel!! I guess "the dirty bitch-ass way you broke up with me, you bitch" didn't rhyme.

Elvis would HATE that I am doing this, but here, I don't use bandwidth ever, because I haven't updated my site in eight months:

http://www.geniusscientist.com/liverjournal/elvis_costello-the_comedians[demo].wma (~3MB)

(My apologies for the format, I rip everything to .wma at work.)

(P.S. I just listened to a sample of the album version on amazon, to see what it sounds like, because I don't own that album, and GOD it is horrible. Stick to the demo, man.)

(P.P.S. Is there a Firefox search engine plugin thingie for allmusic.com?)

(P.P.P.S. Writing a LiveJournal post is not being on the internet, so don't worry.)

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calamityjon
Aug. 2nd, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
Okay, hold it, no. The studio version of The Comedians is one of the top songs offa GCW and one of Elvis' lyrical bests. "I fell under such gentle persuasion" and "all these newfound fond acquaintances turn out to be the red rag to my bull," and man, the chorus. So no, hush, studio-version The Comedians is some fine, fantastic song.
littlewashu
Aug. 2nd, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
Okay all right, I haven't heard the whole thing, so I can't attest to the lyrics. But the synthesizers, man, my God, those synthesizers . . .
calamityjon
Aug. 2nd, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
Also, I totally don't get how he got stranded up there. Did she step out at the bottom, "You stay there honey, I'll be right back." Did they zoom him up as he was about to step out? Did she have a parachute? WTF Elvis?
zombiepatrick
Aug. 2nd, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
It totally does count as being on the internet! No excuses!

Also, looks like mozdev's page isn't loading for me, but I bet they have a search plugin for allmusic.com. Or you can make your own.
littlewashu
Aug. 2nd, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
...but I use a client. No browser required.
zombiepatrick
Aug. 4th, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
Ahh, mozdev is back up. And it looks like they have the engine you were looking for.
http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?name=allmusic&submitform=Find+search+plugins
fordmadoxfraud
Aug. 2nd, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
I fucking LOVE that version of the Comedians. Easily one of my top-10 favorite E.C. songs ever ever ever. Like a lot of his demo stuff, it's aces over the actual studio version (this is especially true of a lot of the later albums). "Distorted Angel", "Complicated Shadows" and "Battered Old Bird" leap immediately to mind.

I like the Useless Beauty bonus disc a lot more than the rather blah album it's supporting.
grapenut
Aug. 2nd, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
thanks man!
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