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The present’s a little unsatisfying because life is a little unsatisfying
—Midnight in Paris
You’re old when you learn that needs are to be eclipsed by civility. You’re old when you join the sticky, stenchy morass of concealed neediness that is society. You’re old when you give up trying to change people because then they might want to change you too.
–Anthropology of an American Girl: a Novel by Hilary Thayer Hamann
When we came up we were paranoid about stardom and that was a good thing . . . you keep a watchful eye to protect your music, your band, your internal life . . .
–Bruce Springsteen on Spectacle: Elvis Costello with . . .
You never stop needing your parents. They’re part of who you are.
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The Emmy-nominated Spectacle: Elvis Costello with . . . finds talented singer/songwriter Elvis Costello querying various musicians about the craft. He then performs with them or collaborates on various songs of his own as well as their songs or a mish-mash of both. S2 includes guests The Edge, Bono, Neko Case, Ron Sexsmith, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett and Bruce Springsteen. As an interviewer, Costello is affable, comfortable and an astute listener. Most talk is of production and admiration between Costello and whomever his guest happens to be. In Episode 4, Mary-Louise Parker interviews Costello. Apparently she’s a music writer according to Costello’s intro of the Emmy and Tony-award winner. “You made so many uncool things cool,” gushes Parker. “All my learning was just from listening,” Costello remarks. He also says he doesn’t read much or read much literature (only history) because “there’s too much music to hear.”
The two-disc set includes behind-the-scenes documentary and four bonus songs from Elvis and The Imposters.
Studio: SpyBox Pictures
Running time: 350 minutes
Release Date: June 7, 2011
PR: MVD visual