TV, Video — January 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Video: Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith play ‘Everyday I Write the Book’ on ‘Spectacle’

We caught up on a few TiVo’d episodes of “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…” this weekend at Slicing Up Eyeballs World HQ, and while it’s true that pretty much every episode of this Sundance Channel rock ‘n’ talk show is a gem, one performance from a few weeks back really stood out: Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith performing the Canadian singer-songwriter’s low-key arrangement of “Everyday I Write the Book,” a song Costello himself had written off.

It’s a fantastic rendition — with a harmony assist from Jesse Winchester, while the episode’s two other guests, Sheryl Crow and Neko Case. look on — that demonstrates how much a subtle tweak can breathe new life into an old warhorse.


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