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by Top balcony
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Royal Variety Performance, November 18, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: Elvis at Royal Variety Performance, November 18, 2021

Hawksmoor wrote:In terms of playing an expensive event for the rich and powerful....


... I thought that Sulky and Neil had decided to eschew ? :oops:
by Top balcony
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Royal Variety Performance, November 18, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: Elvis at Royal Variety Performance, November 18, 2021

A career low point, I think. What next? Celebrity Masterchef? Dancing on Ice? I admit I shared this view, however a quick decco at the website tells a different tale and perhaps one which explains our ( previously loudly anti-Royalist ) hero's participation : The Royal Variety Charity stems from 19...
by Top balcony
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Royal Variety Performance, November 18, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: Elvis at Royal Variety Performane 2021

Could call this Unexpected!

The Beloved Entertainer stepping into his pa's shoes from 1963.

Glad I was sitting down to read this news.
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: We're All Cowards Now
Replies: 9
Views: 3261

Re: We're All Cowards Now

I disagree with great swathes of your post above A R L , much of your worldview does not accord with mine, but firmly agree with this bit :
A rope leash wrote: I hope there remains room in this world for all of us
by Top balcony
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Famous Elvis fans
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Famous Elvis fans

Admittedly just on a level below BA/VG/JF and SL (aka Glyn Johns) , I recall Jo Brand saying that avidly following EC has lead her to spend a small fortune on multiple purchases of the same music, suckered in via the myriad coloured vinyl editions and endless re-issues. Clearly one of us. Also Maria...
by Top balcony
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: We're All Cowards Now
Replies: 9
Views: 3261

Re: We're All Cowards Now

My question is…how did Elvis come up with perfect songs for a dystopian lockdown before the boot actually fell? Is he psychic, or did his elite friends clue him in on what was about to happen? Hmmm? Viva Van Morrison. We are of course each welcome to our own opinion. Welcome to mine : this post is ...
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Symphony Hall, Birmingham, March 18, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 14899

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Symphony Hall, Birmingham, March 18, 2020

Therefore, the best and only option is to re-list them for sale is of course absolute *ollocks , surely to try to sell tickets for something which doesn't exist is attempting fraud? Wikipedia lists several examples of such : In February 2018, Viagogo was found to have been marketing tickets for a n...
by Top balcony
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 733
Views: 540641

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

ice nine wrote:there is a YouTube video out there with Sandra dancing up on stage while Elvis plays during his Spinning Wheel concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZc9IT7h-3U

Cheers ice nine
by Top balcony
Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 7th August - A cause for optimism
Replies: 17
Views: 6852

Re: London meet up - Saturday 7th August - A cause for optimism

Enjoy yourselves one and all, v.sorry I cant be there. I wonder what you'll all think of EC's latest non-English language wheeze? What's next -
Juliet Letters in Latin?
by Top balcony
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Postponed - Steve Nieve & Ajuq present "Stories of Love" tour
Replies: 15
Views: 6289

Re: Steve Nieve & Ajuq present "Stories of Love" tour

Few of us from this Board saw Steve open Liverpool Philharmonic's Music Room in October 2015 with an Elvis-heavy show including imput from AJUQ. This looks a similar event but perhaps with less EC. I would recommend attendance wholeheartedly for anyone who can get there!!!
by Top balcony
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 44
Views: 21710

Re: New album with the Imposters in 2021?

Yep
Anyone in any doubt should look up 'professional musician' in Webster's.Tangentially I can remember EC answering a question in a Guardian Q&A (ie promo) :-

Q :What book changed your life?

A : Chord Dictionary.

One for everyone who's ever picked up a six string...
by Top balcony
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Layabouts, Kansas City, MO, August 27, 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 7997

Re: Elvis & Imposters, Kansas City, MO, August 27, 2021

An excuse to play again Six Months in Kansas City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4aPgxFjQwI

Enjoy you lucky Kansas folks!
by Top balcony
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "La Face de Pendule à Coucou" EP (French versions of Hey Clockface songs)
Replies: 35
Views: 18031

Re: "La Face de Pendule à Coucou" EP (French versions of Hey Clockface songs)

I've just bought one on line from 81 Renshaw St Records, Liverpool https://www.81renshaw.co.uk/record-stor ... op1?page=3 cost inc UK delivery £19.29
That's probably going to be £19.29 ($27.21) per play :D
by Top balcony
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set - reduced to $11.99
Replies: 140
Views: 142804

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set - reduced to $11.99

Can the title of this thread be changed to "Look Away Now"
or somesuch
please?
by Top balcony
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set - reduced to $11.99
Replies: 140
Views: 142804

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set - reduced to $11.99

sulky lad wrote:What’s that phrase that goes “fools and their money “?


Well I got that email too - lets see how quickly they re-unite this fool with his cash, certainly came out soon enough!

(A big disappointment, not on a par with Ancelotti, but still a kick in the whatsits)
by Top balcony
Mon May 31, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set - reduced to $11.99
Replies: 140
Views: 142804

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set - reduced to $11.99

Sucked into this one - honestly going for style over substance it's the package that's got me rather than the music!!!! £21.37 inc shipping. I expect it to dock here in a few months given other's experiences. Bargain
by Top balcony
Mon May 17, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?
Replies: 35
Views: 46118

Re: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?

to be honest I'm still waiting for A Face in the Crowd...
by Top balcony
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spoken word recordings by another veteran artist
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

Re: Spoken word recordings by another veteran artist

verbal gymnastics wrote:It’s not unusual :lol:


Terrific :lol: :lol: :lol:

Here's a epic of the genre : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLEMncv140s
by Top balcony
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Album rewinds: Get Happy!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3606

Re: Album rewinds: Get Happy!!

Harry Lime wrote:Good writeup! The live clip of High Fidelity at the end of the article is something else.

Awesome performance
by Top balcony
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Shortest Elvis cd
Replies: 4
Views: 3524

Re: Shortest Elvis cd

North is the one which has spent shortest time in my cd player - does that count? :oops:
by Top balcony
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Montclair Literary Festival, online, April 6, 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 13239

Re: Elvis at Montclair Literary Festival, online, April 6, 2021

Arbogast wrote:Has anyone found a (free) link to this?

It's a fundraising event in aid of charity ....
by Top balcony
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Montclair Literary Festival, online, April 6, 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 13239

Re: Elvis at Montclair Literary Festival, online, April 6, 2021

I forgot a couple of bits of fun : An inauspicious start as EC began by quoting Joni Mitchell "The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in '68", RT didn't get it and replied "oh, err wasn't it the Apollo or something?" EC explained that he had been "just kidding". And th...
by Top balcony
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Montclair Literary Festival, online, April 6, 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 13239

Re: Elvis at Montclair Literary Festival, online, April 6, 2021

One hour twenty minutes of engaging chat , obviously Zoom has it's limitations and EC had problems with his audio and latterly Rt had problems with his battery. This article posted earlier by SP probably extracts the most interesting bits:- LISTENING IN WITH ELVIS COSTELLO AND MONTCLAIR’S RICHARD TH...

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