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by WindUpWorld
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: David Hepworth's awful Costello faux pas + Mark Ellen's early review
Replies: 10
Views: 2679

Re: David Hepworth's awful Costello faux pas

Thanks for alerting us to this MOOT. A good listen, even if some stories are getting a touch over familiar in these last few golden weeks. EC seemed very relaxed in Hepworth / Ellen company and made good banter.
by WindUpWorld
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Royal Festival Hall, London , October 29th 2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8679

Re: Book promo, Royal Festival Hall, London , October 29th 2015

Very convivial evening. Great chat, even if he steered away from answering a lot of Nick's questions. The audience questions prompted some very good humoured replies and exchanges, not least the one about King Horse. I had no idea the song title came from XXXXXXX XXXXX (expletives deleted). The thre...
by WindUpWorld
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 89894

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

I'm reading slowly to savour it, then listening to the audio roughly in tandem. Thoughts from a third of the way in...As well as being manna from heaven for the likes of us, his book is damn good and, no surprises, superbly written. The thematic structure, darting around chronologically, makes for f...
by WindUpWorld
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2016...
Replies: 35
Views: 6537

Re: 2016...

And no doubt wait to see what the book sales look like after Christmas...
by WindUpWorld
Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 89894

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:25 pm

Oh yes it was! :lol:


Blmey I walked in that one - in a wishee washee kind of way :D
by WindUpWorld
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 89894

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

I hope the kids' Christmas wasn't the only reason he turned down the panto!
by WindUpWorld
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello: My Life in 10 Songs
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Elvis Costello: My Life in 10 Songs

Not a bad top ten of songs that have stuck by him, I wouldn't have too much to argue in it and anyway he's the boss in this situation. I can't say I listen for pleasure much to High Fidelity of When I Was Cruel #2 but I did like the Roots LP so that's more than a token recent number.
by WindUpWorld
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 89894

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

So I'm a little confused - the deluxe edition, is its audio component all just cribbed from the separately available audio edition or are these 'bonus tracks' not on the audio edition - and is this just a ploy to get us to buy as many editions as possible? Secondly, for discussion, should none of us...
by WindUpWorld
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Royal Festival Hall, London , October 29th 2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8679

Re: Book promo, London , October 29th 2015

Nick Hornby, that'll make an interesting erudite evening. So relieved it's not Wossy.
by WindUpWorld
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 89894

Re: Elvis 'memoir' now due Oct. 2015 - audio extract online

Yes, have to say (if I'm being hyper critical) I thought his reading was a little too self conscious, similar to how he delivers lines when he's acting or doing Simpson's voices or whatever (there I go being hyper critical again and ready to tell Elvis just how he should best do things, so I'd best ...
by WindUpWorld
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 89894

Re: Elvis 'memoir' now due Oct. 2015 - promo tour details

So booked RFH (scene of many a memorable EC gig) for what I'm guessing will be an evening of extended between song banter...with no songs. That'll be odd.
by WindUpWorld
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What does your Elvis collection look like?
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: What does your Elvis collection look like?

Interesting that Wendy seems to be the only face on display. Better looking than Elvis? Surely not!
by WindUpWorld
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis reconnects with Allan Mayes, his co-singer in 1970s duo Rusty
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: Elvis reconnects with Allan Mayes, his co-singer in 1970s duo Rusty

Lovely photos - looks like the old gents enjoyed reminiscing then.
by WindUpWorld
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Auburn, WA July 9 '15
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Auburn, WA July 9 '15

'You can't park that thing here Sir'. Actually not all Steve's wheels look to be locked, which if they don't look out might provide some mid set action on one of these dates.
by WindUpWorld
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do You Know What I'm Saying?
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: Do You Know What I'm Saying?

I've always thought these songs were a mini rock opera, echoing and mocking the song cycle form that Ziggy Stardust exemplifies - whilst also being very sincere and revealing in their own right. EC did say he was giving Wendy James an acting job with these songs tracing the Rise and Fall of a Pop Pr...
by WindUpWorld
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June
Replies: 57
Views: 8012

Re: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June

Hope we'll make it early to the bar and say hellos. If not, self and friend Patrick will be sitting centre front row. Disclosure: many years before I knew him he wrote that review of The Juliet Letters in Vox Magazine, though all's long been forgiven by both sides, peace accords signed, prisoners ex...
by WindUpWorld
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June
Replies: 57
Views: 8012

Re: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June

Great turn out already to see the great man back off home. Looking forward to seeing everyone. I treated getting the tickets as a Glastonbury like endeavour to the extent that I ended up being the first person and got centre front row. Dangerous I know as EC does spit when he sings sometimes.
by WindUpWorld
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Harrogate , June 6 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3180

Re: Elvis, solo, Harrogate , June 6 2015

Placing all my faith in you VG
by WindUpWorld
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June
Replies: 57
Views: 8012

Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June

Thought I should start a thread about the concert in this place comprising a thrilling series of roundabouts that we used to call Basingstoke. Last night of the tour so expecting some demob happy bonhomie from the man as well as a few treats in the set list and guest list - that's if his voice is ri...
by WindUpWorld
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Harrogate , June 6 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3180

Re: Elvis, solo, Harrogate , June 6 2015

Sounds like a great night and a cracking set list including rarer ones (to me at least) like White Flag and After The Fall. I'm not able to get out until Basingstoke..I know I know, last night of the tour, his voice will probably be shot and he'll have one leg in the departure lounge back to Vancouv...
by WindUpWorld
Mon May 11, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: French lyric of Indoor Fireworks
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: French lyric of Indoor Fireworks

C'est superbe. I'll hum it if you sing it.
by WindUpWorld
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on the Late Show With David Letterman one last time, April 23, 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 8948

Re: EC to appear on the Late Show With David Letterman one last time, April 23, 2015

My penny's worth: As he said in Mark Kidel's pretty excellent doc ' when I need some money I go out and tour'. And with record sales not being what they were...whatever the reason it's great to have him playing, though he's always punished his vocal chords too much on tours. A veritable little throa...
by WindUpWorld
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis duvet cover
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: Elvis duvet cover

I must admit I'm very tempted
by WindUpWorld
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays New Orleans, LA on 12 March, 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5082

Re: Elvis plays New Orleans, LA on 12 March, 2015

Oh my god this sounds like a fantastic show. I've nothing more intelligent to say than: jealous or what!

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