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by Neil.
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 1272

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: 162
Views: 11563

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 4
Views: 303

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: 435

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: 4
Views: 303

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: 162
Views: 11563

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: 3999

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: 104
Views: 51259

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: 3999

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: 3999

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: 162
Views: 11563

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: 162
Views: 11563

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: 2703

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: 46
Views: 5790

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: 1958

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: 68
Views: 10698

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: 68
Views: 10698

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: 68
Views: 10698

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: 3179

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: 92
Views: 29201

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: 115874

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.

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