Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink": Elvis Costello To Sign His Book At BookCourt Tonight

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and songwriter Elvis Costello will be appearing at BookCourt on Court Street  tonight at 7 PM to sign copies of his memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.

About Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink:
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm before he was twenty-four.

Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of the day. His performances have taken him from a cardboard guitar in his front room to fronting a rock and roll band on your television screen and performing in the world's greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company. “Unfaithful Music” describes how Costello's career has somehow endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom.

The memoir, written entirely by Costello himself, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. The book contains many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy.
'Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink' is destined to be a classic, idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man.

163 Court Street
Wed Oct 14, 7:00PM

Obviously, it is going to be a full house for the Elvis Costello book signing.
Below is a photo taken by my friend C. of the long line in front of BookCourt tonight.


Timothy Reed said...

Turned out that, while the line was long at the start, they moved things along quickly and efficiently - so much so that there was no line about 90 minutes later, so one could just walk in, buy a book, and chat with Elvis for a few minutes.

My friends and I went to Cody's afterwards for some post-Elvis decompression, and met three guys who'd driven from down south just to attend this signing.

Katia said...

Thanks for the update, Timothy. Those boys from the South must really be Costello fans,