Thursday, September 24, 2009
Last night I went to the Apollo to see a taping of Elvis Costello's "Spectacle". The show airs for forty minutes a week. The taping was four hours.
One show. FOUR HOURS.
You might be thinking, "Great. You got to see stuff no one will see." Yes I did. The stuff no one should see. Every interview was forty minutes. I hadn't slept the night before, didn't eat dinner, had one beer and the air conditioner was shut off for sound. I love Elvis Costello but hearing for the fourth time how they don't play country music in England was the perfect storm for narcolepsy.
Four hours. I like to keep everything I make even though I know most of it will die. I could never edit this show. And I could never sit through it again.
Elvis could take a few cues from his own picture.