Remedy Robinson is a Linguist, Creative Nonfiction Writer, and Copy Editor who loves the music of Elvis Costello so much that she created a podcast dedicated to "every scratch, every click, every heartbeat" of his lyrics. "Slow Drag with Remedy" is a linguistic song by song slow drag with the poetry of the modern day master, Elvis Costello.
---------------------- Appreciation written, produced, and narrated by Remedy Robinson, MA/MFA Twitter: @slowdragremedy Email: slowdragwithremedy@gmail.com Podcast music by https://www.fesliyanstudios.com Rate this Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/slowdrag ----------------------   Elvis Costello Wiki Resource, “Flutter and Wow”: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Flutter_%26_Wow     “Flutter and Wow”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn9HeYxxzuc   Companion Blog: https://slowdragwithremedy.home.blog/2020/07/05/episode-48-flutter-and-wow/   References:     Episode 7 of “Slow Drag with Remedy,” “Let’s See How Brave You Are.” It’s a slow drag with “No Hiding Place,” another gem from “Momofuku”: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/slowdragwithremedy/id/11336612   Episode 35 of “Slow Drag with Remedy,” “With a Song in My Heart.” It’s a slow drag with “Turpentine,” another gem from “Momofuku”: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/slowdragwithremedy/id/13453079 “Flutter and Wow, Sound Distortion”: https://www.britannica.com/technology/flutter Q: Are wow and flutter key to that analogue tape sound?: https://www.soundonsound.com/sound-advice/q-are-wow-and-flutter-key-analogue-tape-sound “What do wow and flutter sound like?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCwRdrFtJuE “Magnetic Field” example: https://www.britannica.com/science/magnetic-field So, until next time, Adieu, my little ballyhoo "Flutter and Wow" lyrics: Last rays of sunlight die Full moon begins to rise Reflected in your eyes I can't believe that this is happening You make the motor in me Flutter and Wow The crowd was gathering The clock struck five, then ten My happy tears were descending I can't believe that this is happening You make the motor in me Flutter and Wow Flutter and Wow / Flutter and Wow You make the motor in me Flutter and Wow / Flutter and how The incident tape across the bed Threading it from the reel to the head I'm planting this thought in a magnetic field And pushing the button And all of a sudden Erase everything rotten Fascinated and uptight Make me shout out loud Make me cry all day and night My voice got stuck in my throat... Pulled my hand up into the sleeve of my coat So you'd never know how it was shaking I can't believe that this is happening You make the motor in me Flutter and Wow Flutter and Wow / Flutter and Wow You make the motor in me Start up and stop again When I am spluttering You make the motor in me Flutter and wow / Flutter and how Flutter and wow / Flutter and how To the bridge The incident tape across the bed Threading it from the reel to the head I'm planting this thought in a magnetic field And pressing the button And all of a sudden Erase everything rotten Fascinated and uptight Make me shout out loud Make me cry all day and night
---------------------- Appreciation written, produced, and narrated by Remedy Robinson, MA/MFA Twitter: @slowdragremedy Email: slowdragwithremedy@gmail.com Podcast music by https://www.fesliyanstudios.com Rate this Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/slowdrag ----------------------   Elvis Costello Wiki Resource, “This Sad Burlesque”: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/This_Sad_Burlesque   “This Sad Burlesque”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7erFv3Z0SI   Companion Blog: https://slowdragwithremedy.home.blog/2020/06/27/episode-47-this-sad-burlesque/   References:     Episode 12 of “Slow Drag with Remedy,” “The Maddening Smile.” It’s a slow drag with “Damnation’s Cellar,” another gem from “The Juliet Letters”: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/slowdragwithremedy/id/11642873   Episode 32 of “Slow Drag with Remedy,” “Pass the Vinegar.” It’s a slow drag with “I Almost Had a Weakness,” another gem from “The Juliet Letters”: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/slowdragwithremedy/id/13163477   Letters of Heartbreak Find Some Love in Verona, Italy: https://www.npr.org/2013/04/16/177027206/letters-of-heartbreak-find-some-love-in-verona-italy?t=1593189184122   From “Comedy Writing,” The K sound is just funnier: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=giFjDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT75&lpg=PT75&dq=k+sound+is+a+funnier+sound+mel+brooks&source=bl&ots=b6Ot6lAJfA&sig=ACfU3U1VwErAvAuGgOJ9np-8b-njMCJdmg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi5uK6n95_qAhWQVRUIHU5NDVAQ6AEwBHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=k%20sound%20is%20a%20funnier%20sound%20mel%20brooks&f=false   Victorian Burlesque Dancers, musical theater of the exotic: https://mashable.com/2014/11/11/victorian-burlesque-dancers/   Burlesque Timeline: https://alibi.com/feature/18609/Burlesque-Timeline.html   The History of Burlesque Dancing: https://burlexe.com/burlesque/burlesque-history/the-history-of-burlesque-dancing/   So, until next time, Adieu, my little ballyhoo "This Sad Burlesque" Lyrics I write in hope by the time you get this letter We may live to see a change for the better Or are we so devoted to these wretched selfish motives? When the cold facts and figures all add up They cannot contradict this sad burlesque This sad burlesque With miserable failures making entertainment of our fate Laughter cannot dignify or elevate this sad burlesque Now can they recall being young and idealistic Before wading knee-deep in hogwash and arithmetic? The pitying smirk The argument that runs like clockwork Will run down eventually and splutter to a stop P.S. Well, by now you know the worst of it And we've heard all the alibis that they've rehearsed The smug predictions If it's not a contradiction Please have faith in human nature And have mercy on the creatures in this sad burlesque  This sad burlesque With miserable failures making entertainment of our fate Laughter cannot dignify or elevate this sad burlesque  
---------------------- Appreciation written, produced, and narrated by Remedy Robinson, MA/MFA Twitter: @slowdragremedy Email: slowdragwithremedy@gmail.com Podcast music by https://www.fesliyanstudios.com Rate this Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/slowdrag ----------------------   Elvis Costello Wiki Resource, “Possession”: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Possession   “Possession”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm2bcKRbMZI   Companion Blog: https://slowdragwithremedy.home.blog/2020/06/23/episode-46-possession/   References:     Episode 15 of “Slow Drag with Remedy,” “A Villain in a Million.” It’s a slow drag with “Riot Act,” another gem from “Get Happy!!”: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/slowdragwithremedy/id/11888735   Episode 28 of “Slow Drag with Remedy,” “The Face of Your Affection.” It’s a slow drag with “Man Called Uncle,” another gem from “Get Happy!!”: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/slowdragwithremedy/id/12888788   What is Morphology, a quick glance: https://ielanguages.com/morphology.html So, until next time, Adieu, my little ballyhoo   "Possession" If there's anything that you want If there's anything that you need There's no need to be evasive Money talks and it's persuasive Possession Now you're sending me your best wishes Signed with love and vicious kisses You lack lust, you're so lackluster Is that all the strength you can muster? Possession Even when we are out of touch Now I know that I've seen too much Seen too much So I see us lying back to back My case is closed, my case is packed I'll get out before the violence Or the tears or the silence Possession
---------------------- Appreciation written, produced, and narrated by Remedy Robinson, MA/MFA Twitter: @slowdragremedy Email: slowdragwithremedy@gmail.com Podcast music by https://www.fesliyanstudios.com Rate this Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/slowdrag ----------------------   Elvis Costello Wiki Resource, “My Science Fiction Twin”: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/My_Science_Fiction_Twin   “My Science Fiction Twin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aymF6j4Si8   Companion Blog: https://slowdragwithremedy.home.blog/2020/06/10/episode-45-science-fiction-twin/   References: Episode 8 of “Slow Drag with Remedy,” “The Word She Wanted.” It’s a slow drag with “20% Amnesia,” another gem from “Brutal Youth”: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/slowdragwithremedy/id/11408294 Episode 26 of “Slow Drag with Remedy,” “Before You Start to Cry.” It’s a slow drag with “You Tripped at Every Step,” another gem from “Brutal Youth”: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/slowdragwithremedy/id/12703019 So, until next time, Adieu, my little ballyhoo   "Science Fiction Twin" Lyrics:  My science fiction twin Is doing better than expected He captured a little blonde trophy wife Who's really very well connected And when he calls home with his alibi She says "Is this really necessary?" But she knows that a man can't be a man Unless he's punishing his secretary He sips in the glow of a '61 vintage Just as the day is dimming With every intention of surrendering To fifty-foot women Who put the fascination back into my science fiction twin My science fiction twin Decided to become invisible He has my eyes, my face, my voice But he's only happy when I'm miserable The words flew from his mouth And they were gently gathered by reporters Trying to frame his once infamous flame With tattered pictures of her daughter "Her hair is all made out of porcupine Her figure is fantastic" But as you know, they corrupted her So they're being sarcastic To put the fascination back into my science fiction twin He'll scream and shout Everything is working out just as he predicted Pride and position in the gallery of attempted people Oh and the pain is so sweet That he'll stamp his little feet And you'll even have time to pity me How can you feel content? You'll wonder where this fellow went My science fiction twin Escorted by his lovely nieces Filled up his purse dictating verse While painting masterpieces His almost universal excellence Is starting to disturb me They asked how in the world he does all these things And he answered "Superbly" He's trapped in his own parallel dimension That's why I'm so forgiving But how could I possibly forget to mention Those fifty-foot women Who put the fascination back into my science fiction twin
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49
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10 hours, 23 minutes