Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello long ago decided to keep from repeating himself. His career has taken many turns, ups and downs, changes of direction, different musical partners, and incorporated changing influences. On his 2020 release, Hey Clockface, he returns with an eclectic collection of musical styles and ideas. I sampled reviews from critics about this album … More Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface
Who are the best songwriters? There are many to choose from. There are some great songwriting teams, but I am only going to talk about individuals who write both music and lyrics. These are in no particular order. Bob Dylan – Bob has been at it for nearly 60 years. He is not a great … More Best Songwriters
Open up any page in Elvis’ autobiography and you hit gold, like dropping the needle anywhere onto his vast discography. Elvis’ career is now into decade number five. Elvis Costello was a gangling British punk kid who burst onto the recording scene in America somewhere around rise of the punk era, but Elvis was no … More Elvis Costello: Get Happy!