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by Judge Holden
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis song taught at 'O'-level?
Replies: 19
Views: 6971

Re: Elvis song taught at 'O'-level?

Hi. An EC lyric from You'll Never Be a Man (first 2 lines) was used as an exam question prompt for a Scottish Higher English exam. Year before me, so 1983 I think.

I've used Shipbuilding in lessons - imagine it's quite a common choice.
by Judge Holden
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Best ever acoustic version of Shipbuilding?
Replies: 7
Views: 3540

Re: Best ever acoustic version of Shipbuilding?

EC was playing it on guitar in the 86/87 shows: a few performances must be out there.
by Judge Holden
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 8258

Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Sorry for the drip feed. Indoor Fireworks was beautiful, despite Elvis forgetiing lyrics. And (imagine my outrage) there was NO Psycho!
by Judge Holden
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 8258

Re: Elvis Solo, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat. 18 March, 2017

Other highlights were Deep Dark Truthful Mirror , Blood & Hot Sauce , Face in the Crowd & Viceroy's Row - the piano numbers were barnstorming. Elvis sang superbly on the bluesier songs but seemed to struggle at other times - I sometimes couldn't quite make out the melody in 1 or 2 of the new...
by Judge Holden
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 18375

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

It's good to see some love for Party Party.

For me, Tramp the Dirt Down is an insufferable dirge. I lived through Thatcherism and expect even worse with Bojo having into view, but this song never rises above leaden.
by Judge Holden
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5737

Elvis solo, Edinburgh, Oct 18, 2014

After the final reckoning this morning, Elvis would be missing a trick not opening with 45 - would resonate with most of the locals.
by Judge Holden
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis turns 60 on August 25
Replies: 19
Views: 7458

Re: Elvis turns 60 on August 25

For te occasion of Elvis' sixtieth birthday, listeners of Belgian radio 1 were asked for their favorite 3 Elvis-tracks. Apparently the response was massive. Based on all contributions, the following tot 15 was compiled. It was broadcast yesterday evening on our national radio. http://www.radio1.be/...
by Judge Holden
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 60th Birthday Podcast
Replies: 9
Views: 4756

Re: Elvis Costello 60th Birthday Podcast

Many thanks for compiling & posting link - a very enjoyable listen. 'Put Your Big Toe...' & 'My Dark Life' re-discovered!
by Judge Holden
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC etc 'Free Nelson Mandela' ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Re: EC etc 'Free Nelson Mandela' ...

Thanks for youtube link - an impassioned performance which I remember watching at the time as a lanky, spotty, teenage geek - brings back 'happy' memories. (I met my partner at the site where this was filmed - Tyne Tees / Egypt Cottage, Newcastle - demolished years ago.) Read an interview with Jerry...
by Judge Holden
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: November Song Tally - What's Yours? (POLL)
Replies: 16
Views: 5132

Re: November Song Tally - What's Yours? (POLL)

I'm on 0. The snippets I've picked up here in the UK: setlists, youtubes, dimesamples - have been truly moving. A mighty heart & mighty songs. Even more so as he's battled and coaxed his voice and fingers into doing some justice to these things. Fuck the numbers, fun though it is to count and co...
by Judge Holden
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!
Replies: 9
Views: 2416

Re: DEAR ELVIS: SOLO Tour song wish list!

Sorry for shouting but any from:
MOUTH ALMIGHTY
AFTER THE FALL or
SUFFERING FACE
would be grand.
BURNT SUGAR needs an outing too.
by Judge Holden
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 1986 KOA NME & Melody Maker clippings
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: 1986 KOA NME & Melody Maker clippings

I'll have to post Nick Kent's KOA review in pieces. Apologies if I screw this up. It may be best if I leave it for admin to upload.
by Judge Holden
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 1986 KOA NME & Melody Maker clippings
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: 1986 KOA NME & Melody Maker clippings

Sun editorial, early '86?
by Judge Holden
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 1986 KOA NME & Melody Maker clippings
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

1986 KOA NME & Melody Maker clippings

Have sent these scraps on to John but thought that they'd sit nicely together in a single post. All date from 1986. The main piece is Nick Kent's MM review of KOA but there's an entertaining trio sparked off by Danny Kelly's ' Choker of the Week ' NME review of ' Misunderstood ' which includes a pri...
by Judge Holden
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'a newspaper picture..A woman was kissing a child'
Replies: 67
Views: 18912

Re: 'a newspaper picture..A woman was kissing a child'

And now she's dead. Would not be surprised if Elvis gets some attention over the next few days.
by Judge Holden
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremony
Replies: 6
Views: 2667

Shipbuilding wanted by Boyle for Olympics opening ceremony

Anyone else read the interview with Danny Boyle in yesterday's Guardian Weekend magazine? Boyle wanted to use Shipbuilding to help tell the tale of Britain's industrial past but EC refused any involvement. I was cynical before the Games but Boyle & Cottrell Boyce delivered something which still ...
by Judge Holden
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Shipbuilding Radio 2 Monday
Replies: 14
Views: 4859

Re: Shipbuilding Radio 2 Monday

Many thanks - will be listening.
by Judge Holden
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Suffering Face"
Replies: 39
Views: 11158

Re: "Suffering Face"

I'm a little bit drunk but still just about able to type. I've always enjoyed the threads on particular songs which crop up from time to time and have kept an eye open on this one since it appeared. My inability to hit 'return' while drammed has saved me before but I've taken things a little easier ...
by Judge Holden
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rarities You Think Should Be On An Album
Replies: 16
Views: 3517

Re: Rarities You Think Should Be On An Album

Burnt Sugar for me, but difficult to place it on WIWC. PFM a better fit, but I may be getting confused about when it was written. The pre-Delivery Man live versions didnt really work. A beautiful song. Sorry for stacatto sentences, really tired.
by Judge Holden
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Istanbul, Nov. 2 2011
Replies: 81
Views: 22318

Re: Elvis plays Istanbul, Nov. 2 2011

Not subtle, but nicely done verbalg. Sorry for fuelling fiery flames.
by Judge Holden
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Istanbul, Nov. 2 2011
Replies: 81
Views: 22318

Re: Elvis plays Istanbul, Nov. 2 2011

Rachel and rsternb1 are clearly hurt by the seeming contradiction in not playing in one country and playing in another, given the 'politics' involved in each decision. I just would like to see the conversation kept to a civil discussion, minus the vitriol and name calling. I think it is an importan...
by Judge Holden
Fri May 13, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Live At The El Mocambo to be re-released
Replies: 76
Views: 23955

Re: Live At The El Mocambo to be re-released

Elvis has got to get you on stage, dglenn. Pure nostalgia but a hoot for one evening. Can we now not out the first Glaswegian who ever bellowed 'Psycho'? Any other memorable audience participants?
by Judge Holden
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How many times have you met Elvis and what have you asked ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4658

Re: How many times have you met Elvis and what have you aske

Only once and too embarassed to engage in conversation. Waited outside Glasgow Barrowlands in 94 having missed my train home; thanked him, shook his hand and, while raising mine, dropped my Brutal Youth tour tee in a puddle. Shambled off and walked round Glasgow for a few hours till first train back...
by Judge Holden
Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Gary Shandling RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 3045

Re: How to get Elvis on Larry Sanders out on DVD

"Everybody Loves Larry" one of my favourite episodes - the Duchovny + Jon Stewart scenes are wonderful. All time favourite is the "Hank Kingsley - International Cigar Smuggler" ep featuring Ben Stiller. I have most shows on grainy VHS - great to see each season seep out on DVD - ...

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