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by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Sherlock
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Re: Sherlock

Sherlock: "Having eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"
Watson: "What does that mean?"

:D

They have such fun with the original text. A joy to behold.
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 665
Views: 113739

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

At a pub quiz, and already well served when the quiz started, I earned early respect when the question 'What song features the refrain "sending out an SOS to the world"?' was asked, to which I immediately responded 'Massage in a brothel, by Los Polizei'. I was heralded as the exact pop gen...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Ron Sexsmith
Replies: 202
Views: 30008

Re: Ron Sexsmith

Our Ron is all over the map April - July, including many places of convenience for folks hereabouts, eg London, Gateshead, Dublin, Cambridge et seq.
http://www.ronsexsmith.com/tour/
:D
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What is 'The Beat' about ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: What is 'The Beat' about ?

As well as the 'Summer Holiday' reference aleady mentioned, there may also be a reference to Sir Cliff's 'On the Beach' (an otherwise p!ss poor parody of the original Elvis in beach party mode). Also, the chorus contains a nod to The Kinks 'See My friends'.
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Dimeadozen HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 2037

Re: Dimeadozen HELP!

A low share ratio is a likely cause of your problems. DimeaDozen is very particular about it. You appear to have reached the position where you can't download any new 'torrents' so you have to up your ratio, either by continuing to seed the torrents you have already completed, or by uploading new sh...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Do you have a prized or favorite lyric?
Replies: 79
Views: 17685

Re: Do you have a prized or favorite lyric?

How Will I Ever Be Simple Again Written by Richard Thompson Oh she danced in the street with the guns all around her All torn like a rag doll, barefoot in the rain And she sang like a child, toora-day toora-daddy Oh how will I ever be simple again She sat by the banks of the dirty grey river And tr...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The Unthanks
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: The Unthanks

Saw them in Derby recently. Just a bit special. The newly expanded band, adding strings & brass etc, can create epic settings for what might otherwise be simply melodramatic. Both sisters have excellent and distincttive voices, I'm particualrly taken by Rebecca's breathy vocals. The final song t...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on One show next week
Replies: 23
Views: 4559

Re: Elvis on One show next week

yup, just heard the BBC announcer confirm it.Elvis in 40 minutes!
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Malta Festival Poland June 28, 2008 TV Broadcast
Replies: 15
Views: 2218

Re: Malta Festival Poland June 28, 2008 TV Broadcast

Have finally managed to reauthor, and also make an NTSC version. So, if there are folks hereabouts who would like a single disc version, PAL or NTSC, please drop me a line.
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: John Martyn RIP
Replies: 18
Views: 2706

Re: John Martyn RIP

He came up in pub conversation last night, and the consensus seemed to be "Who He?". Even Mrs RtHtW seemed unaware of the great man and his works, yet remarked on the contrast of good looking 70s Rock-Type with Naughties fat bloke in a wheel chair. However, when I played Solid Air she seem...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 215932

Re: New Gig Thread

RT was phenomenal, though set list and banter seem little changed from reports of other nights (in pre Net days that didn't really matter, but we expect so much more now). However, a recent posting on RTs site led me to this rather wonderful corner of t'InterWeb: The Black Cab Sessions They have sho...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 215932

Re: New Gig Thread

No, I haven't seen this show before (he's only done a few one offs of it in the UK, till now), but I have the DVD of a show in San Francisco (wherein he remarks that singing Shenandoah to an American audience makes him feel like a Rolling Stone c. 1965 - he's a funny chap). I think RT continues to m...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 215932

Re: New Gig Thread

... I don't know if we have any big RT fans yes. ... Just him and two women, one a very good singer who also played keyboards Judith Owen Maid of these Isles, and wife of Harry Shearer. ... Probably the oldest gig I've been to ever, white haired wrinklies - average age 50 or more, I felt almost you...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recently viewed films
Replies: 1600
Views: 243821

Re: Recently viewed films

Slumdog Millionaire quality - grim,funny, uplifting etc. Highly recommended.
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Leonard Cohen tour!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 7000

Re: Leonard Cohen tour!!!

I must say I've enjoyed the gorgeous Geordie tones of Cheryl's accent. Shame about her husband, though. Aye, shu sounds a dead canny lass. Mind you, shu's built like a spelk, tha's nay meat on them skinny bones, though but. Nowt tu get a hold of. Hey, mebbees that's the problem hubby wise - aah bet...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Leonard Cohen tour!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 7000

Re: Leonard Cohen tour!!!

Who would have thought that this year's X Factor winner's song would be Hallelujah!?
I can't imagine what the boy Eoghan Quigg would have made of it, but Alexandra has a damned good stab at it.
Could this mean, Leonard Cohen get's the UK christmas #1 slot?
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spectacle Website video clips
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

Re: Spectacle Website video clips

As usual, there are several ways to skin a cat.

However, my favoured method is to use Firefox as my browser, with 'add-ons' such as DownloadHelper or FlashGot.

The world is my lobster.
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New TV show: "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with ..."
Replies: 453
Views: 61567

Re: New TV show: "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with ..."

Elvis Costello out of tune as talk-show host By Randee Dawn December 2, 2008 ... ... In the end, not everyone can be Jools Holland, the Squeeze co-founder who since 1992 has hosted his own talk/music show in England. Sorry, couldn't let that pass. Jools has a certain awkward charm but he's a rubbis...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Radio Radio on SNL: awesome or overrated?
Replies: 17
Views: 3224

Re: Radio Radio on SNL: awesome or overrated?

I think the 'policy' on TotP changed several times over the years. In the 60s we were all so innocent that we didn't realise that our idols were miming (although some were better at it than others). Later on, Musician's Union grief mean that a 'quota' of performances had to be re-recorded using some...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 2376

Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

new contender for the popular vote, Ms Gabrilella Cilmi Warm This Winter:
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: The new Guns N' Roses, countdown to Chinese Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 2311

Re: The new Guns N' Roses, countdown to Chinese Democracy

Methinks Guns n' Roses are a Spinal Tap tribute band.
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 2376

Re: What is the greatest Christmas song ever?

Please, not Band Aid (or anything by Cliff Richard ), but otherwise that list is a good starter. What goes down a festive storm hereabouts are the crimbo LPs of Phil Spector and Hanson , plus the obvious one offs from the likes of Wizzard , Mariah (the only one of that warbler's noises aloud house r...
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Radio Radio on SNL: awesome or overrated?
Replies: 17
Views: 3224

Re: Radio Radio on SNL: awesome or overrated?

Not only 'overated' but not v. original either. Dec himself admitted he had J. Hendrix in mind at the time:
by ReadyToHearTheWorst
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on MTV
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Elvis on MTV

I couldn't find a way of downloading them from MTV, but here's a couple of MPGs from another source:

7 Day Weekend

She

45

45 (Diner)

Monkey to Man

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