Our returning champion Ben Blacker, TV (Puss in Boots, Supernatural), stage (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and comic book (Thunderbolts) writer (as well as the host of the Writers Panel podcast) joined me over coffee and bagels in Los Angeles to talk about a classic 80s LP from Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Blood and Chocolate.
We talk about how the album serves as a ‘sequel’ to Costello’s "This Year’s Model", Elvis’s distinctive recurring trick of opening his records with his solo voice, why Elvis is artistically like Woody Allen, how his lyrics have been misunderstood over the years, the way the Attractions helped sell the humour of 'I Hope You’re Happy Now’, how Elvis reinterprets his back catalogue and what the hell 'Tokyo Storm Warning’ is about.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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