Well, Maybe They Got the Date Right

Two Sundays ago the New York Times had an interesting profile of Elvis Costello. While only a casual fan, The Curmudgeon listens to his music occasionally and has a book by Costello on his Kindle for future reading.

Elvis sang it but the Times lived it - again and again and again and again.

Elvis sang it but the Times lived it – again and again and again and again.

The article was interesting, but it was what came at the end of the article that was truly eye-opening. Here it is verbatim:

A cover article this weekend about Elvis Costello’s long history with New York misspells the given name of the jazz pianist and singer to whom Mr. Costello is married. She is Diana Krall, not Dianna. The article also misidentifies the festival that Mr. Costello played in July. He was at the Newport Folk Festival, not at the Newport Jazz Festival. In addition, the article misidentifies the location of the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan. It is on West 44th Street, not West 43rd Street. And the article misspells the surname of the bass player for Mr. Costello’s band, the Imposters. He is Davey Faragher, not Farragher.

It’s enough to leave you wondering if there ever even was an interview at all.

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