Daddy-O à Go-Go (rpkrajewski) wrote,
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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.

Tags: elvis costello, tv
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