Thursday, March 09, 2006
Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Travelin' Light
Elvis Costello's latest effort has been out for ten days and I have yet to pick it up. That must be a record for me. Between his orginal LPs, CDs, countless reissues, and concert tickets, I'm sure I've dropped around a thousand dollars on the man's art. It's money well spent, of course. My Flame Burns Blue features Elvis with a Dutch orchestra offering torch-style arrangements of his catalog. My favorite recording of Europeans exploring this genre is Boulevard of Broken Dreams' It's the Talk of the Town and Other Sad Songs. The delightful document is out of print. "Travelin' Light" will be my theme song for a few days, as I'm taking a blogger's holiday.