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30 Days Out Contest! “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…” prize pack

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by 30daysout

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…is clearly the best music program on television. Costello is a great interviewer and we get to see him play not only his songs every week, but his own versions of songs by artists like U2, Bruce Springsteen, etc. So when we received an e-mail to do a “give away” promotion for the show, we jumped at the chance. Here’s what is in the prize package:

* Season 1 of “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..” on DVD.

* John Prine’s (this week’s guest) new CD.

* Various Sundance Channel parephenalia including a hat and pen…

How can you win? We will give you a question, if you get it right, we’ll put your name in a hat. The drawing will take place on Monday, Jan. 25. The contest is open to U.S. residents only. Please send your answer to the “leave a reply” box at the bottom. Here is the question:

Next week’s guest on Spectacle is Bruce Springsteen, what Springsteen song did Elvis Costello record and release?

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with… Official Website

Lyle Lovett talks to Elvis Costello

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Jesse Winchester on a recent episode

Springsteen appears on “Spectacle” with Costello

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2009 by 30daysout

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UPDATED: Read about the magical night at the Apollo at Backstreets Magazine.

Let me start off by saying “Spectacle” featuring Elvis Costello on the Sundance Channel is the best music program on TV…hands down. Costello asks insightful questions, artists like Lou Reed, Herbie Hancock, Kris Kristofferson, Smokey Robinson, Rosanne Cash and The Police, looked comfortable talking about themselves, and then there is the music. Costello usually plays with the artist, and whether they are his songs or their songs, the performances are outstanding.

This year’s guest list will feature, among others, Bruce Springsteen. The Boss is set to tape his segement at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Sept. 25. It will be interesting to see if he spills the beans on the future of the E Street Band and to see what they play together. Costello recorded an excellent version of “Brilliant Disguise” and Bruce played “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” on the Vote for Change Tour a few years ago, so we can probably count on at least those two. All I know is that whatever they play, it will rock. There is no air date at this time, but stick with us and we’ll let you know when it will come to a TV set near you.

Elvis Costello Official website

Bruce Springsteen Official website

Official “Spectacle” website

The Sundance Channel Official website

“London Calling” – Springsteen/Costello/VanZandt/Grohl