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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…

Well, I’m still waiting to hear back from CTV as to when this show (Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…) will be airing in Canada. CTV is supposedly one of the owners of the show and made much fanfare in April 2008 that this series would be showing by the end of the year… well, there’s like a day left to that…

When the series began a few weeks ago in the U.S. on the Sundance cable network, I emailed CTV and asked when we could look for it here in Canada… and I emailed again and a third time… not one response! They’re not exactly making this viewer feel welcome…

But that’s what Elvis’ job would be if I was able to watch the show… I can’t even catch the clips from the Sundance site (though a couple have been posted on YouTube) as they are “georestricted” (probably at CTV’s request, no less, then they fail to put the show on here). Oh well, if you go to the show’s site you’ll see the list of guests (past, present and future) and see that there is a marathon of sorts tomorrow on New Year’s Eve starting at 5 p.m… (hmmm… maybe I can find a grey market satellite to watch a couple of these episodes…)

Anywho, there’s Elton John, Lou Reed, Bill Clinton, James Taylor, Tony Bennett, The Police, Herbie Hancock, Smokey Robinson, Rufus Wainwright and Diana Krall (I wonder if Rufus’ and/or Diana’s own Canuck families will get to watch the show!) and more… so quite a range and I’m sure it will be interesting, to say the least…

Come on CTV… let’s get this show on the air! And may the Muse be with you…

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