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by Mikeh
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 339112

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

The recent death of Bruce Forsyth, the UK beloved entertainer, reminded me that when I went to the book launch of EC's autobiography at the Royal Court theatre in Liverpool, board member Top Balcony asked a question about EC's many appearances at that theatre and if he had any special memories. Elvi...
by Mikeh
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 22nd July
Replies: 27
Views: 3830

Re: London meet up - Saturday 22nd July

I that VB? My old pen pal?
by Mikeh
Sun May 07, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 339112

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

I went to see Al Stewart last night with Tim Renwick on guitar. Tim is connected tenuously to the EC story having been in Quiver with Bruce, in Steve Nieve & the Playboys (the house band on the Jonathan Ross chat show) and he played on the Attractions album Mad About the Wrong Boy. Bruce also pl...
by Mikeh
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017
Replies: 68
Views: 16368

Re: New book from Bruce Thomas , March 2017

There is a link between Bruce's earlier books and Manchester United. I seem to remember that Cantona did a good Bruce Lee impression
by Mikeh
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, Detour, Stockholm, Feb. 22nd 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2420

Re: Elvis, Detour, Stockholm, Feb. 22nd 2017

I bet Sulky is just setting off now
by Mikeh
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5305

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

We may now get the 1966 Italian Eurovision song!
by Mikeh
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5305

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Bridgewater Hall 19th March 2017

I agree Sulky....but are you going anyway? Just hope he drops Side by Side!
by Mikeh
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: South Bank Show: "The Making Of Almost Blue" - High Definition airing, August 17 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 6089

Re: South Bank Show: "The Making Of Almost Blue" - High Definition airing, August 17 2016

Such a shame they didn't show the whole programme. It was a brave and potentially career destroying decision by Elvis but a great album. I would have liked to know what the Attractions' reaction was when he told them. Though they seemed to be enjoying the adventure.
by Mikeh
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 339112

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Bizarrely, they were playing Mose Allison's Everybody's Crying Mercy in the Broadway shopping centre, Bradford at 8.30 this morning
by Mikeh
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 12582

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016

Some thoughts on the Liverpool show - great to see some of the forum members, some I have met before and some new - thanks to Sulky for my brown envelope packed with goodies and Top Balcony for a potted history of the area! When TB said he was "off for a Jimmy", the look of bemusement of E...
by Mikeh
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 12582

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016

The night after Liverpool Elvis has a day off, and Lucinda Williams is playing in Pocklington , near York. A good opportunity for a surprise encore appearance, perhaps?
by Mikeh
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 7790

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

I love all the songs that have been listed so far, but that is the great thing about Elvis, and about music in general, I suppose. Two songs I hate on an album I love, are The Big Light and Glitter Gulch, from KOA.
by Mikeh
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, US Detour tour, Spring 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 5193

Re: Elvis solo, US Detour tour, Spring 2016

Bearing in mind the numerous family stories emerging from the Detour shows, its surprising that Any King's Shilling hasn't had an airing, And unrelated to this, how about a criminally overlooked song Fish N Chip paper?? According to the EC Wiki there were FIVE known performances in 1980...and that's...
by Mikeh
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 12582

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool , July 11 2016

I am in Row H. Its a sign of age when the booking fee is more than the ticket price of the first concert I went to.
See you all there!
by Mikeh
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 339112

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

The Attractions make an appearance on this new box set due for release at the end of April. Another Splash Of Colour - New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985 SLOW PATIENCE - THE ATTRACTIONS Its on Amazon, a 3 cd set at £20 The track was the last track on side one of the album Mad About the Wrong Boy, ...
by Mikeh
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Roundtable, BBC Radio One , June 1982
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Elvis on Roundtable, BBC Radio One , June 1982

I loved that show. One I remember had Pete Townshend and Nick Lowe as guests and they reviewed Dear Miss Lonely Hearts by Phil Lynott.
by Mikeh
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4174

Re: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015

Clive Gregson is playing in Bradford the night before, and a converted wool mill where I once worked in the summer hols

http://blackdykemillsheritagevenue.org/whatson.html
by Mikeh
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: RIP ALLEN TOUSSAINT
Replies: 41
Views: 8577

Re: RIP ALLEN TOUSSAINT

Thanks to Top Balcony, I have recently been listening to the Picket show. What a wonderful night it must have been and what a great and influential musician we have lost. I will play something sweet, something mellow.....
by Mikeh
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 339112

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

I am now listening to the recording of the Harrogate show from 31 years ago today. Can I send a big thank you to everyone who has ever recorded an EC show. It is a magical experience to relive a gig I was at so long ago.
I know Cocktail Murderess was there!!
by Mikeh
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1400
Views: 339112

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Looking through my ticket collection, I notice that tomorrow is the 31st anniversary of my first Elvis concert (9/11/84 Harrogate), and 42 years ago last night, my brother went to see Manfred Mann's Earthband supported by Brinsley Schwartz (7/11/73). EC regularly seeing the Brinsley's about the same...
by Mikeh
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Detour - screen showing in New Hampshire, July 23 '16
Replies: 70
Views: 13514

Re: Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall: cinema release, Oct. 2015

I looked at the seating plan for the Didsbury Cineworld and ONE seat has been booked. Is it someone on the forum? I am thinking about going though it's an hours drive at least. Anyone else??
by Mikeh
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 667
Views: 121747

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

I put Goodbye Cruel World 2cd version on my IPod and played in shuffle mode. On three occasions the album track was followed by the demo version from cd2. Home Truth, Inch by Inch and joe Porterhouse. Once would have been coincidence now these things start to bother me. Any other EC related coincide...
by Mikeh
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4315

Re: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015

I thought EC got a bit choked at one point talking about his friend who was killed in a car accident. Quite an emotional night as there seemed to be many old friends in the audience
by Mikeh
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4315

Re: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015

A great night! About an hour interview with Mark Billingham, Q&A with the audience and then a book signing! Thanks to Top Balcony, C Murderess and Spirit of C for the warm welcome and Thanks to C Murderess for organising the photo of me with EC. Enjoy Manchester and London

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