Dear Bono Please Send Royalty Checks Made out To E Costello

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Get On Your Boots = Pump It Up. NPR’s Monkey See blog has the goods here. meanwhile Stereogum lets U2 off the hook [no pun intended] by saying “Get On Your Boots” reinvents Costello. WTF? Reinvents is the new stealing. Oh my, I’m so glad I’m on a copyright panel at SXSWi this year… Policy [...]

blue skies for black hearts

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

About twice a year I find myself at a random party overhearing the same conversation: “What happened to good song writing? What happened to the song?” It’s at that point names like Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, or Roy Orbison appear and I head back to the keg. I mean, how the hell can any current [...]