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Elvis Costello
August 25, 1954 -
Nationality: British
Category: Musician
Subcategory: British Musician

And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even.


My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.


I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music.


Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man, and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good, but when I'm playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert.


Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things.


And I don't feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don't understand it or I don't have some love for some part of it.


You need a platform upon which to release an orchestral record, otherwise it's just going to be an obscurity.


There's no such thing as an original sin.


There are many critics who have an idealised version of where my strengths lie.


I found with this record I had to really be strong-willed, because in the past I've tended to tinker and add a thing or take a thing away, and nearly always been wrong.


Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you.


Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music.


But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve.


These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas.


I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.


And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music.


Well, T Bone's had a remarkable career as a producer since the time that we first worked together. He was dividing his time between recording and producing when we first met, and touring. We toured together and we were great friends.


You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights.


I find humming is very useful.


Women hear rhythm differently than men.


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