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by Neil.
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"
Replies: 41
Views: 3089

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

verbal gymnastics wrote:Having seen Elvis tweet showing Hammersmith Palais, he has now tweeted a picture of Harlem Apollo so my detective instincts lead me to Hammersmith Apollo.


This has to be right. Okay, so a major London gig and a tour of seaside towns. Marvellous - welcome home, Elvis! We'll be there!
by Neil.
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"
Replies: 41
Views: 3089

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Why the Tweets about September? September 2020? Or this coming September?
by Neil.
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Agreed, Verbal, Shoes Without Heels is a stone cold classic that I've never heard done live. King of Confidence would be great to hear ringing out into an auditorium, too.
by Neil.
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS ANNOUNCE UPCOMING FALL TOUR
Replies: 29
Views: 2449

Re: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS ANNOUNCE UPCOMING FALL TOUR

Though I long to see Elvis perform again in the UK, I have no feeling of entitlement. I imagine he must have mixed feelings about his homeland - the fun bauble of the OBE (for services rendered - a bit like an Oscar or a Hollywood pavement star[!]) pitted against the horrible shift in this country s...
by Neil.
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: EC to receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Aha! That's why he tweeted those photos of Hollywood stars a while back! He must've been told, but has kept it under his hat (or hats - he's got loads of 'em).
by Neil.
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 61
Views: 5266

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Neil. - we could call the awards “The Pride of the Nation”. You should propose it - this is your big opportunity :lol: Hee hee. I dunno - something like 'The Queen's medal'/'The King's Medal' might be a way to go. Get rid of that empire connotation. They could do away with the fuzzy distinction bet...
by Neil.
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 61
Views: 5266

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

I don't think an OBE has the same archaic meaning it used to have. The British Empire doesn't exist anymore, it doesn't mean bowing and scraping to the monarchy and doesn't mean becoming part of the establishment. Many recipients are now people who stand up for causes and rights of others. For exam...
by Neil.
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 61
Views: 5266

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

I'm surprised it was offered, and I'm surprised that he accepted. But I don't mind that he accepted. I'm ambivalent about the royals - the fact we pay for them - but I quite enjoy the ridiculous soap opera of it all. Albeit a very expensive soap opera!
by Neil.
Sat May 25, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello - Alison (US single version)
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: Elvis Costello - Alison (US single version)

Wow, I had no idea this version existed. Yeah, definitely adds to that Carpenters/Bread/Chicago kinda vibe that American MOR radio would have loved (and which I love, too, I might add!)
by Neil.
Sun May 05, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2019?
Replies: 91
Views: 23197

Re: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2019?

Wow, this is great news! Let's hope they get Shoes Without Heels in there, Motel Matches, Stranger in the House, Heart-Shaped Bruise... what else?

Sorry to hear about your Dad, Sulky Lad. RIP. I bet the organist at his funeral wasn't as good as him!
by Neil.
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 96108

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I love this video - it's so alive and constantly shifting. Terrific job. I think he must have produced it as a foretaste of the Blondie tour rather than to promote the album last October.
by Neil.
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 9397

Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

You never know, maybe they'll bring the tour to the UK in the Autumn. We live in hope!
by Neil.
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Fraser Anning Tweet
Replies: 10
Views: 1970

Re: Fraser Anning Tweet

Yes, I saw it. I really didn't know what to make of it. As most people have pointed out in the thread, it looked very much like a hack. Some said it was Elvis being sarcastic, but it definitely wasn't in his style - it wasn't articulate enough.
by Neil.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 705
Views: 225387

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Sorry life's taken a sad turn of events, Sulky. Hope Elvis perked you up a bit.
by Neil.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spike: 30 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 3354

Re: Spike: 30 years ago

Last Boat Leaving is one of my favourite Elvis songs. Although it is not what the songs about it makes me think of when I got divorced ( we split in 1990) and the lyric 'you've taken the place where I once belonged now what more can you take' is one of my favourite Elvis lines. Those who know me wi...
by Neil.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spike: 30 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 3354

Re: Spike: 30 years ago

Nice little soundbites, John. I remember seeing the press release for 'Spike' in the NME and being really excited. God, the wait since Blood & Choc had seemed like a lifetime! It had a lot of coverage - I remember the Radio 1 Breakfast team going on about it, there was the Sarah McLeod interview...
by Neil.
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February
Replies: 36
Views: 6529

Re: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February

Here's the fab EC & the Attractions clip from 1983 that I was telling Man Out of Time about:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R4rsFug9Qw
by Neil.
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February
Replies: 36
Views: 6529

Re: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February

Yesss - great to see you all - this is actually quite civilsed to be home by 10:50pm!! Great to enjoy Elvis mania with you all! x
by Neil.
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February
Replies: 36
Views: 6529

Re: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February

The snow's melted here in London - so I'll be there. See ya tomoz!
by Neil.
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on youtube volume 42
Replies: 84
Views: 26607

Re: Elvis on youtube volume 42

This is new to me, and something of a mystery: Elvis playing "Pads, Paws & Claws" solo on an acoustic guitar sitting in a window. DiBj-xuSmVU The poster - Trygve Østbye says in the comments that this clip is from "Norwegian television, program called Rock '89. They did a special ...
by Neil.
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 705
Views: 225387

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

I can't find mention of it here but I've just watched The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, series 3 (in Spain) episode 2. Brydon sings 'Toldeo" in a Costello-like way and Coogan gives 'Oliver's Army' a blast - neither very good but great fun. Here's the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Neil.
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 102
Views: 46376

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

sweetest punch wrote:It’ s a dream of Colin.


I fell for it!! Boo-hoo it's not truuuuuuue!!
by Neil.
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 102
Views: 46376

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

#liverpoolplayhouse : following success of his video for “You shouldn’t look at me” Elvis Costello leading work to stage Face in the Crowd at his hometown theatre. Long term Playhouse associates Alan Bleasedale in place as executive director and Andrew Schofield taking the lead role of Larry "...
by Neil.
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 96108

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

FrankieJ wrote:When are we going to hear about some UK dates then, hmm? I don't know why, but I still have my Southend ticket. No use to me now. The setlist for the US dates sounded so delicious. I'd love to hear it. *tumbleweed*


Surely there'll be some dates in the summer, as last year.

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