Poorly-Written Tribute to Elvis Costello, by Fred Norris

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  1. Benjamen

    Benjamen Well-Known Member

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    HowardStern.com's home page has a suspicious slide promoting a written tribute to the genius Elvis Costello by Fred "Eric" "Norris" (real name Fred Leo Nukis).

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    You can read Fred's poorly-written salute here.

    It's suspicious because Elvis Costello has a new book out this month, and is actively promoting it. I intentionally didn't include him in my predictions last month for October guests (John Fogerty, Grace Jones and Michael Strahan :grad:), because I thought Costello had way too much integrity to do the Stern Show. But this tribute out of nowhere makes it seem like they're pushing hard to get him, so maybe he'll be persuaded. (Although I'm hoping it's as fruitful as the Keith Richards tributes Howard has been doing every show for the past six weeks or so, which has so far gotten him no closer at all to a love set photo with a Rolling Stone.)

    Some highlights from Fred's write-up:

    He was pissed off and smart and knew how. (Knew how to what, Fred?)

    Elvis wanted to do "Radio Radio" instead. His label Columbia said no. The producer Lorne Michaels said no. And I'm sure that is the song they played in dress rehearsal. (Hard to understand, but what Fred means to say is that Elvis played in dress rehearsal the song the label and Lorne wanted him to play.)

    Little was I aware that some people were pissed. (You were aware little?)

    "My Aim Is True" was recorded in a series of late night sessions that approximated a total of 24 hours total. (A total of 24 hours ... total?)

    He loathed Hotel California used that feeling to look pissed off on the cover photo of his own album. (Loathed Hotel California and used that feeling ...)

    Are they gearing up for Elvis Costello, This Is Your Life? Will we finally learn how long it took him to write "Radio, Radio"?
     
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  2. lovetalkradio

    lovetalkradio Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, he doesn't go on the show. Better outlets w/ MORE viewers and listeners to push the book. I also love how everyone, including Fred, fancies him some kind of
    genius, and this is the column he writes? Get an intern who does proofreading!
     
  3. x76

    x76 Well-Known Member

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    Hire a copy editor. I used to like Fred. Fred and Jackie had some great exchanges.
     
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    there's a problem with "little was I aware"? I think that one is OK
     
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    Apparently Fred wasn't an English major like Beff.
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Fred who?
     
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    I don't think there's a problem with it grammatically, but it feels clumsier than "little did I know".
     
  9. Benjamen

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    Transpose the words: You would say "I did know little." You would not say "I was aware little."
     
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    Good point. It doesn't pass the smell test.
     
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    ELVIS COSTELLO >FRIED CHICKEN>DEAD FROG>FIRE ANTS>FRED
     
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    Has Howard "evolved" on Elvis too? :

    Howard's Woodstock Experience. 7/26/99. 6:05am
    Howard didn't go to Woodstock '99 but he did get it on Pay-Per-View. He said that every time he tuned it he'd see Dave Matthews or Elvis Costello and he wasn't impressed. He doesn't get the whole Dave Matthews thing and Elvis Costello isn't cool anymore.

    Even More Various Stuff. 3/13/03. 9:50am
    Howard had clips of Elvis Costello hosting last night's ''Late Show'' for David Letterman. Howard said that Costello used to be the kind of rock star who wouldn't talk to the press or anything and now he's sold out. Robin mentioned that he did an album with Burt Bacharach in the past couple of years. Howard said it just shows that all of these guys are fakes. Howard said he may have to start watching Jay Leno from now on since he's heard about how big his penis is and that he handcuffs women. Howard listened to Costello singing a song parody to Dave that was horrible. Howard said he doesn't even sound good singing it.

    Howard's Mail And Rejecting Guests. 05/27/05. 6:55am
    Gary said that they have the chance to have Glen Frey from The Eagles on the show. Robin thought that it would be a good idea so Howard said maybe they should try it. Elvis Costello was another name on the list but Howard doesn't think that he would be a good interview. Fred said they did interview him one time at WNBC but he may be a better interview now. Gary thinks that they'll get a ton of e-mails from people who will tell them that they're nuts not to have him on. Howard said that a lot of these guys can bring the show to a grinding halt. Gary asked Robin to name 3 of his songs but she couldn't do it. She knew just one.


     
  13. William Shirtner

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    Doesn't Fred write original songs too? Are they this articulate?
    Is this pre-hype for the big guest next week who will be on 10 other Sirius channels?
    I liked Fred up until that point he started fake laughing at Howard's unfunny jokes.
     
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    "My image!"
     
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    Watch Fred bring it in a very non Elvis Costello way:

     
  16. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...heres the real genius of elvis costello, marrying this woman.

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    I'm glad someone saved that. It's weird because the audience members are really freaking out for an old man garage band they've never heard of before.
     
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    I liked this one because it's fast and punk


     
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    It's "little did I know. "
     
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    So I guess this means that Elvis Costello is on the show this week? Of course Howard will say he always loved him and think how genius it was to evolve his music.
     
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