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The Beloved Entertainer

Elvis did a great job filling in for Letterman last night, but I hear that some people would have preferred him to be on the other side of the microphone for an hour. Or maybe both sides. Anyway, he was charming and witty while Kim Cattrall channeled Marilyn Monroe's voice and Eddie Izzard showed up in men's clothes (I hear tell he usually wears the other kind, at least at his day job).

Elvis was his own musical guest, and part of his self-introduction involved going through his back catalog — “He made this when he was just a little boy !” (holding up My Aim Is True) — “This is from his abstract period, ” (Imperial Bedroom) — “This one's deleted. ” (When I Was Cruel) He wrapped it all up with a great version of “What's So Funny (About Peace, Love, and Understanding)” with the Imposters.

I captured all this on DV, but it's going to involve some shuffling of disk space to get pieces online. Stay tuned as this story develops. In the meantime, you can look forward to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame program Sunday at 9PM on VH-1.

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popkultur
Mar. 13th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC)
I'm kicking myself for missing this. Crap. Elvis and Eddie. Shit.
rpkrajewski
Mar. 13th, 2003 07:17 am (UTC)
Kick not
I'll post the bits eventually.

Eddie more bloke-ish than I thought he'd be, having never seen his work.
nosrialleon
Mar. 13th, 2003 07:55 am (UTC)
Eddie
is definitely not flaming. He's definitely a man, but his clothing choices at the mall are doubled.

I've found that when I've seen him do standup his makeup and evening gown cease to seem weird about 5 minutes in.
rpkrajewski
Mar. 13th, 2003 08:31 am (UTC)
Re: Eddie
He's definitely a man, but his clothing choices at the mall are doubled.

That's what I like, a man who doesn't let convention get in the way of practicality !
netochka
Mar. 13th, 2003 08:09 am (UTC)
f.y.i.
eddie was on to promote the show that is going into previews on b'way tomorrow. i think you should look into visiting your family (and eddie) soon! A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

rpkrajewski
Mar. 13th, 2003 08:30 am (UTC)
Re: f.y.i.
O the peer pressure ! I can't resist !

We're going down to NJ for Easter, but I probably wouldn't be able to see it then. It looks like it's closing May 25th at the earliest.
(no subject) - all_askew - Mar. 13th, 2003 07:27 am (UTC) - Expand
rpkrajewski
Mar. 13th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC)
If
...I had a access to a DVD burner, yes. If I had access a Mac with a DVD burner, I'd be all set. I could even do the capture onto my FireWire external hard drive and then bring it along.

If the Elvis-related footage on the R+RHoF comprises less than 45 minutes, I could even fit that on.

I have tried making CD-Videos of clips (MPEG-1), but I find the quality to disappointing. The MPEG-4 clips I've made for the web have turned out pretty well, it's too bad that we won't see it in consumer electronics until perhaps the next generation of the DVD standard.
rackmount
Mar. 13th, 2003 10:50 am (UTC)
hah. that reminds me of "glenn gould interviews glenn gould about glenn gould". or "cash on cash" by johnny cash. :)
rpkrajewski
Mar. 13th, 2003 11:04 am (UTC)
oh yeah
EC also did a good double take at the end of his spiel when he "realized" he was introducing himself. :)
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