The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Monday, July 25, 2005

elvis and emmylou

The wife and I got a babysitter and were able not only to have a nice dinner out (Cafe Zinho in Shadyside) but to see Elvis Costello play with Emmylou Harris last night. It was a really impressive show. First of all, they played for 3 hours. The setlist was about evenly divided between Elvis classics, more recent Elvis material (mostly from THE DELIVERY MAN), and covers. The covers were fantastic. Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece," Merle Haggard's "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down," Gram Parsons' "Love Hurts," the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," and of course some Emmylou songs. It's a great tour and the band sounds great.


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