January 27, 2010

Today's Tune: "45" By Elvis Costello

The musical genius known as Elvis Costello.

Happy Birthday Alan Cumming! Scottish stage, television and film actor Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland on January 27, 1965. The activist and humanitarian is in very high demand these days. You see him regularly in films and a fair amount on television (PBS / Masterpiece presenter).

When I think of Alan Cumming, I remember his work in movies such as 'Bernard And The Genie' (Won British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Newcomer), 'Spy Kids' ('Spy Kids' trilogy), and 'X2: X-Men United' ('X-Men' film series). And who could forget him as Wyatt Frame, also known as "White Ass Wally", in 'Josie And The Pussycats'.

Cumming was born in 1965, which makes him 45 years old today. So, for our 'Today's Tune', the obvious choice is "45" (2002). It's a great piece of work, about all things 45, by a musical genius born in England of Irish heritage, Elvis Costello. Costello was 45 years old when he wrote the song.

Elvis Costello And The Imposters - "45" Diner Version

Elvis Costello And The Imposters - "45" Street / Grocery Cart Version


Kameron said...

Any Elvis Costello is good with me. The man's been on a hot streak lately, and this is a great example.

Dan, Jr. said...

Costello is one of those rare artists of which I could listen to that artist's music exclusively for an entire day.


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