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A funny thing happened on the way to my boycott of the music industry…

A funny thing happened on the way to my boycott of the music industry… I rediscovered Elvis Costello. Well maybe ‘rediscovered’ is an odd choice of words…

When we were in high school, my younger brother played Elvis incessantly. I didn’t think much of him as a singer, musician, or songwriter. Maybe I disliked him just because my brother liked him so much. Also, I was more into Hawaiian and contemporary acts from Hawai’i like Cecilio & Kapono, Olomana and Kalapana at the time.

A few weeks ago I caught Elvis on Bravo’s “Musician” series, and really enjoyed listening to him talk and perform. My mind raced back to the days when my brother’s stereo was blaring. I could still remember the melodies and some of the lyrics, but didn’t remember the name of a single song. I checked out Elvis’ website, listened to some samples from his new CD, and decided to order it, as well as his “Very Best of Elvis Costello” complilation. I’m now a fan, and now I know the names of those bloody songs that have haunted me all these years.

I guess my boycott will have to start another day.

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