Disgusting Words of Advice

From Elvis Costello’s song, “The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes”, words of wisdom for dealing with Life, the Universe, and Everything (as Douglas Adams might put it):

I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused

It’s hard advice to take. Costello was obviously unable to follow it having written, for example, “Tramp the Dirt Down” – a song from the late 80s that recently experienced a curious revival.

Update (20130606): From a post at Snaphanen comes this video from Nick Lowe who produced the album above (in 1977): by 1979, Mr Lowe didn’t seem quite so interested in being amused.

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