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by Neil.
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Same album shenanigans: The Big Light + Gliiter Gulch (love 'em both!)
by Neil.
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

And there's me deluding myself that it's like being in the presence of the great man himself!!!
by Neil.
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Top of my head...

Green Shirt + Little Atoms
My Little Blue Window + Crimes of Paris
Motel Matches + Little Triggers
National Ransom + You Belong To Me
by Neil.
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 4946

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

Hmmm - if the album's out in September, that suggests another tour this autumn. I wonder whether therefore we'll be treated to any of the new songs in the summer tour. I hope he plays loads of 'em.
by Neil.
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Poignant choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Poignant choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs

sulky lad wrote:I frequently imagine Kirsty Young closing her eyes in rapture - but only in my dreams :oops: :roll:


Aw, Sulky. Here's the excellent Kirsty clip from way back when - I think the rapture is during Shipbuilding: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vUCUnHLaduE
by Neil.
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Poignant choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Poignant choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs

Really poignant story about Anne-Marie Duff's choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs at 31 min 16 seconds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wr9q7
by Neil.
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 29
Views: 2576

Re: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day

So is this a good cover version? I don't have a record player, so haven't bought it.
by Neil.
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New website
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: New website

Hard though it is to understand as fans, Elvis's people are doing the right thing. It's providing the bare minimum in austere times for the industry - austerity that is not going to go away. All that needs to be updated is concert dates and news. Elvis's website will not have high traffic - that is ...
by Neil.
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Claudia Fontaine RIP - member of Afrodiziak sang on Punch the Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Claudia Fontaine RIP - member of Afrodiziak sang on Punch the Clock

How sad! That's no age to go these days. Claudia was everywhere in the 80s - a face and voice of many of our teenage years. Thank you, Claudia!
by Neil.
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New website
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: New website

Okay, according to Google Trends, they should really call the 'Events' section 'Tour' - that's what people search for most. See the results (green is 'tour') https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?q=Elvis%20Costello%20gig,Elvis%20Costello%20concert,Elvis%20Costello%20show,Elvis%20Costello%20tour,E...
by Neil.
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New website
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: New website

Yeah, it's not about what's nice-looking - it has to be about what works for all platforms - PC, tablet, Mac, mobile etc. - particularly mobile. And people want instant info that throws up results on search engines. The main titles of pages rank highly in Google. So for example, on the old website, ...
by Neil.
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Cardiff, June 17th 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Cardiff, June 17th 2018

Oh! I'm talking through my arse. I've been there once and it seemed vast. Well, cool.
by Neil.
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 4946

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

But if I can't find a way to buy it, I usually end up deleting it. I understand. It is a creepy, out-of-date habit of mine formed over long years. If YSLAMTW is out there 'digitally', i don't really 'have' it, because I wasn't given it. I stole it. Crikey, that's interesting. I always buy every alb...
by Neil.
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Cardiff, June 17th 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Cardiff, June 17th 2018

Shit, the Millennium Centre is MASSIVE!!! Are there that many Welsh Elvis fans (myself included)!? St David's Hall has always been good for Elv - this is uncharted territory! Tiger Bay beckons!
by Neil.
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 4946

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

Well, I had that though when I saw those Hollywood star tweets. Lots of songwriters. But then there was Cybil Shepherd and other non-songwriters.
by Neil.
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 4946

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

MOOT, I love your forensic analysis of the evidence. But part of me expects an unheralded splurge (bad choice of words) of new songs unrelated to other projects. Apart from maybe 'You Shouldn't Look at Me', which I think will be on the new album. That said, do albums even exist anymore? 'You Shouldn...
by Neil.
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 29
Views: 2576

Re: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day

I presume the ref to Kirk Douglas is a characteristic Elvis red herring!!!
by Neil.
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 4946

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

chickendinna wrote:I'll actually be listening to a new Elvis Costello & the Imposters album hopefully this year.


Surely it'll be this side of summer, cos they're touring in June.
by Neil.
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: It's official..."brilliant new album", incl. new interview , April 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 4946

Re: It's official..."brilliant new album"

Let it be
Let it be
Let it be
Let it be
New Imposters album
Let it be
by Neil.
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis tweets photos from a recording session ? Feb. 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: Elvis tweets photos from a recording session ? Feb. 2018

Hmm... I think all the postings of Hollywood stars suggest that perhaps he's going to join some of his heroes and heroines in having a paving stone of his own? Maybe?
by Neil.
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis tweets photos from a recording session ? Feb. 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: Elvis tweets photos from a recording session ? Feb. 2018

Am praying to the gods of music for a new album! Let it be! Looks like the approach is consciously analogue.
by Neil.
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve , born Feb. 21st 1958
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Steve Nieve , born Feb. 21st 1958

In that case - happy birthday, Steve! X
by Neil.
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 - cancelled
Replies: 57
Views: 7963

Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Yes, it's disappointing, especially if you've booked flights, hotels etc.

But this does sound like some sort of unavoidable issue that wasn't taken lightly - either a serious moral reason or a serious personal reason.
by Neil.
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 678
Views: 144376

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Mrs. Getgood and I were playing Battleships on a quiz machine in the boozer the other night when the following multiple choice question popped up: WHICH MUSICIAN WROTE THE MUSICAL SCORE IL SOGNO? A - ELVIS COSTELLO B - PAUL McCARTNEY C - ELVIS PRESLEY We went on to win a quid as well! Hilarious to ...

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