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by Neil.
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 4575

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

Sulky, Strict Time was a coincidence: https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/status/1187743604984422400 Neil it wasn't a request, it was advisory :wink: Chuckle. That's a very ambiguous tweet. Maybe he's saying that they don't take requests, but... accidents will happen (i.e. he may 'accidentally' play ...
by Neil.
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 4575

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

Yeah, I too love 'Impatience' - but unless they hire a horn section, I doubt we'll hear it on this tour.
by Neil.
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters play Hershey, PA October 24, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2765

Re: Elvis and The Imposters play Hershey, PA October 24, 2019

stricttime81 wrote:No Hiding Place, Why Can't a Man Stand Alone, Charm School, Little Triggers, Crawling to the USA, Stations of the Cross!


Woah, some great stuff for the fans who have heard Detectives and Alison a gazillion times.
by Neil.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in new Elton John autobiography
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Elvis in new Elton John autobiography

Yeah, I seem to remember reading somewhere that 'This Year's Model' was Elton's favourite record of that year.
by Neil.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in new Elton John autobiography
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Elvis in new Elton John autobiography

Hi all - I had a peek in the index of the new Reg Dwight tome. Elvis gets a mention - I think it was page 167, or 267.

It says that in the mid-70s, Elton offered to be pianist on the Live Stiffs tour with Elvis et al!! Can you imagine? He says he offered cos he had a crush on Wreckless Eric.
by Neil.
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to guest star on Sesame Street 50th anniversary special
Replies: 12
Views: 2992

Re: Elvis to guest star on Sesame Street 50th anniversary special

emotional_fascism076 wrote:I just listened to Tokyo Storm Warning and I hear the Sesame Street theme in there :)


Totally!
by Neil.
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to guest star on Sesame Street 50th anniversary special
Replies: 12
Views: 2992

Re: Elvis to guest star on Sesame Street 50th anniversary special

Speaking of which, I've always thought someone should do a mash-up of the Sesame Street theme tune and Tokyo Storm Warning.
by Neil.
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Juliet Letters, Peckham, in October
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Juliet Letters, Peckham, in October

Yeah, it was really impressive - not a string quartet, there were about 20 actors all playing out different scenarios, with solo singing and very impressive choral harmonies. The quality was high throughout but standouts were This Offer Is Unrepeatable, Damnation's Cellar, Dear Sweet Filthy World an...
by Neil.
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

verbal gymnastics wrote:I’m surprised Wise up Ghost hasn’t been mentioned. Again not one of my favourites.


Whaaat? When you gonna wise up? :wink:
by Neil.
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22929

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

Sean Connery's from Edinburgh, but we've already had an Edinburgh clue I believe.
by Neil.
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

docinwestchester wrote:"Party Party", while hated by most, does have some fans:

http://www.nosuchthingaswas.com/2011/02 ... party.html


I think Party Party's great! I love this (mimed) clip. Elvis looking well cool here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW-figfxjzs
by Neil.
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

verbal gymnastics wrote:
WindUpWorld wrote:When he namechecked For The Stars...you could, to purloin a phrase, have heard a rat piss on cotton. Possibly after imbibing marmite.


:lol:


:lol:
by Neil.
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Yeah, it took me ages to get into TJL, but I think it's great now. I think the string quartet sound takes some getting used to - it can be such a mournful sound, but you eventually realise that TJL is full of colours and varied playing. I'd forgotten about 'Il Songo' - I've hardly ever listened to i...
by Neil.
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 3781

Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Hi all - I'm really looking forward to an imminent production of The Juliet Letters in Peckham (https://www.mountview.org.uk/whats-on/show/the-juliet-letters/), but some fans have said that TJL doesn't really float their boat. So do we think The Juliet Letters is Elvis's most Marmite* project? Or ar...
by Neil.
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Juliet Letters, Peckham, in October
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Juliet Letters, Peckham, in October

Yes, definitely up for seeing this. I can't go on Weds 9th or the Saturday matinee.

So for me it's any of the evenings of 10, 11, 12 Oct. I'm tempted to say the Saturday eve, but people with families might find that harder.

Booking:
https://www.mountview.org.uk/whats-on/s ... t-letters/
by Neil.
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC Interview on "The Current" regarding ''Look Now''
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: EC Interview on "The Current" regarding ''Look Now''

Man out of Time wrote:I love the bit where she says that Elvis "is known for so many things and wearing so many hats". So true! Also the ending, which I will leave you to enjoy for yourselves. It gives a good sense of how these things work in practice.


Ha ha! Yes, the ending is chortlesome.
by Neil.
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Juliet Letters, Peckham, in October
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Juliet Letters, Peckham, in October

Hi all, Elvis's song cycle is being performed at Mountview Theatre School. According to the brochure (page 5) https://issuu.com/mountview/docs/autumn_season_e-brochure_19_issuu , the dates are: 9, 10, 11 (7.15pm) 12 Oct (2.15pm & 7.15pm) Looks as though the booking page hasn't gone live yet, but...
by Neil.
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22929

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

Well, there's a McCallum Theatre in California. Or perhaps part of the tour will be solo - Napoleon Solo?
by Neil.
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 27th July
Replies: 32
Views: 5893

Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

docinwestchester wrote:So Bruce was a no-show?


Correct.
by Neil.
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical for 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 55602

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

I think it’s official now!!! From another thread: http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11338#p7740354 Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019 Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:39 pm EC: "I'm gonna play you a new song now. This comes from a show called Face in ...
by Neil.
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 27th July
Replies: 32
Views: 5893

Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

The funny thing is that from the conversations I had Elvis wasn’t really mentioned at all. Oh Lord, Verbs, I made up for it at my end of the table. I love geeking out about Elvis with you guys - I can't do it anywhere else. So you'll forgive me if I don't ask you about your families etc at these me...
by Neil.
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 27th July
Replies: 32
Views: 5893

Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Great to see you all - especially Malcolm, Fiona, Debbie and Brian. Sorry if I got a bit loud toward the end. Here's Withered and Died - Ms P., you need to hear this! https://youtu.be/hFd-kxrOwkg And here's End of the Rainbow I was telling Mark S. about as we staggered out of the pub: https://youtu....
by Neil.
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22929

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" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 22929

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

Why the Tweets about September? September 2020? Or this coming September?

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