i can’t quite remember who got me into elvis costello. chances are it was some boy i was remotely interested in, i tend to do that a lot. call me a poseur or whatnot.
anyway, what really, really clinched the deal was the movie Grace of my Heart. when she sings “god give me strength” my heart melted. that song really just rules.
and mostly elvis is a genius, “sulky girl,” “she,” “veronica,” “all this useless beauty” i could go on and on and on.
what’s not to love? catchy and brilliant it’s most everything i’ve ever wanted in my songs.