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by Neil.
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Remedy Robinson's podcast about Elvis's lyrics.
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Remedy Robinson's podcast about Elvis's lyrics.

Agreed - this sounded promising, but the druggy-sounding, hypnotic delivery ruined it for me and made me stop listening. It was too soporific and stylised.
by Neil.
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2131

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

Is it too much to hope that this will be a DVD release of the Almost Blue Albert Hall RPO concert? I've only ever seen one clip.
by Neil.
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2131

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

'Unprecedented'... 'based on'...

So if it's unprecedented, it won't be loads of alternate takes, cos we've had that.

Maybe it's a live album taken from on the 'Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers' tour?
by Neil.
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Around the Piano with Tom Odell' - ep 3
Replies: 1
Views: 326

'Around the Piano with Tom Odell' - ep 3

This is a decade-by-decade account of piano as used in pop music, from the 60s onwards. I've not heard of Tom Odell, but it seems he's a big deal as a newish singer songwriter. Elvis and Steve are given a nod early in the third episode about the 80s & 90s, from 07 min 19 sec: https://www.bbc.co....
by Neil.
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 183
Views: 35392

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Glad you mentioned this, Colin - just managed to nab one near the front of the Hammersmith balcony. Only a few left at the back, now. That said, a lot may have been snuffled by agencies!
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: 7449

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: 7449

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: 4623

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: 1107

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: 1107

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: 13
Views: 4361

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: 13
Views: 4361

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: 1951

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: 5944

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: 183
Views: 35392

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: 5944

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: 5944

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: 5944

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: 5944

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: 1951

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: 1283

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: 1951

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: 183
Views: 35392

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?

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