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Nick Lowe: Underrated Pantheon Inhabitant.

“Ol’ Drain”, as Mr. Nick Lowe is called in some circles {i.e.: The None}—it’s his middle name, and a fine one—wears more than a few musical hats, and pulls it all off in such fashion as would create, probably, a dither of aesthetic paroxysms in any milliner or hatter. Earlier on, (than…??) Lowe, often with mate Dave Edmunds, in Rockpile, showed an uncanny talent for creating clever, charming, quite diabolically catchy songs that perhaps represented the very embodiment , the K2-like apotheosis, of Pure Pop Wonderment. Really…well, it was not fair. One had little to no choice but to come ’round to the man’s idiosyncratic ways. No one, however, minded, it seemed; either that, or such monumental courtesy was shown to Nick {OK, I’ll love it…} that it exceeded the amount shown to any other mammalian, extant or extinct.

Addendum: The Lowe classic Cruel to be Kind, in its promo video, features footage from Nick’s wedding in 1979, with Carlene Carter. There’s a reason that video is so genuinely touching.

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The Usage of Hands, and Variants.

David Bowie IAElvis Costello - Finger Pointing IIIGary Oldman - Mozart - Hand Usage IIJarvis Cocker - HandMarc Almond IMorrissey - You Shut Your Mouth II - makeagifScott Walker - Hand Usage - 4Syd Barrett - Why Can't You See III

Gary Oldman - Mozart - Hand Usage

Extraordinary, nonpareil Usage of Hands/Finger Pointing by some of the greats.

Ian Anderson II - Flute Wielding and ThrustingIan Anderson III - Ritual and Big Finish

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Pointing. Cranium-circling. Thrusting. Jabbing. Ritualistic. Improbable. All are to be found.

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The Elvis Costello.

Elvis Costello III

{Revised: 7/6/2019}

“Bowing, and squawking, Running after tidbits; Bopping and squinting, Just like a nitwit…”

Mr. Elvis Costello: One of the very greatest, most idiosyncratic performers and composers. Of this, or any, century/epoch. We will not see his likes again.