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by sulky lad
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Secret Songs - the EC opera about HC Andersen and Jenny Lind - performance in Lund, Sweden on oct 2nd 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: The Secret Songs - the EC opera about HC Andersen and Jenny Lind - performance in Lund, Sweden on oct 2nd 2019

Great stuff, KRM , really interesting how much people from different artistic disciplines fully appreciate some of what we consider Elvis' sidesteps
by sulky lad
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In Praise Of Davey Faragher (By Elvis Costello)
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: In Praise Of Davey Faragher (By Elvis Costello)

Davey Faragher turned the bass into a backing instrument. Rarely noticeable, never exciting. And that's how Elvis prefers it. That, to me, is very unfortunate ... :D Great insight here Ymaginatif. Davey brings so much especially with his vocal interpretations that I fully understand Elvis' admirati...
by sulky lad
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: In Praise Of Davey Faragher (By Elvis Costello)
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: In Praise Of Davey Faragher (By Elvis Costello)

The remarkable, 42-year career of Elvis Costello has basically been split between two bands, the Attractions and the Imposters, with the latter uniformly regarded as the more versatile quartet.


Think I might take issue with this considering the range of albums and genres from 1978 to 1986 !
by sulky lad
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 179
Views: 27806

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

Just a bit galling to find this amount of discount being offered ! :x
by sulky lad
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on TV this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Elvis on TV this weekend

ice nine wrote:What was Elvis doing on 3rd Rock From The Sun?

"Fly Me To The Moon" if memory serves me right :wink: :lol:
by sulky lad
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Minneapolis, MN, November 23, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Minneapolis, MN, November 23, 2019

It reminded the faithful that no matter the musical style, no matter the issues with Costello’s band or voice, his aim is true.

:roll: :roll: :roll:
Must be real hard work being a reviewer :shock:
by sulky lad
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now nominated for Grammy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: Look Now nominated for Grammy!

Kitten you and Briana deserve all the accolades in the world for what you’ve brought to our beloved EC and The Imposters !
by sulky lad
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Ann Arbor, MI, November 20, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Ann Arbor, MI, November 20, 2019

Azmuda wrote:As a reminder, bordering Ann Arbor to the east is Ypsilanti (ip-sil-lan-tee), as in:

    The women in Poughkeepsie
    Take their clothes off when they're tipsy
    But I hear in Ypsilanti
    They don't wear any panties

Psychic Azmuda !!
Is this the first Imposters version of Sulphur To Sugarcane ?
by sulky lad
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Louisville, KY, November 17, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Louisville, KY, November 17, 2019

I notice the Trust count is going down - that's a bit sad imho! :(
by sulky lad
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Carmel, IN, November 16, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Carmel, IN, November 16, 2019

docinwestchester wrote:"the estranged Bruce Thomas"

Too late for "Relate" methinks !!
by sulky lad
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Opening Acts on Fall Tour?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Opening Acts on Fall Tour?

Not really appropriate to this headline but ...................... not been many recordings forthcoming from this tour which is something of a rarity for once - are we all getting too old for that malarkey? :shock: Just hope someone will be attending at least a couple of the U.K. shows in 2020 with ...
by sulky lad
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, New Orleans, LA, November 13, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, New Orleans, LA, November 13, 2019

I've always struggled with the segues when defining tracks from concerts such as the old familiar Lipstick Vogue into Detectives or later Beyond Belief into Clubland ( cira 1982) My criterion has been - if the song is complete in either case, they're separated into two distinct tracks but if there' ...
by sulky lad
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, New Orleans, LA, November 13, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, New Orleans, LA, November 13, 2019

A snippet of "There Stands The Glass" has been tacked onto the end of Motel matches before most notably in Port Chester in 2018 (thanks Doc ) :wink:
by sulky lad
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Memphis, TN, on November 15, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Memphis, TN, on November 15, 2019

I'm so sad he didn't manage Big Sister's Clothes since it has the lines :- With a hammer on the slap and tickle under grisly garments With all the style and finesse of the purchase of armaments Compassion went out of fashion as this would have reflected his choice of attire for the evening ! If the ...
by sulky lad
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 5814

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

verbal gymnastics wrote:I'd like to see them do the fast version of Watch your step.

I think the last time that version was played was the Get Happy! tour of 1980 probably at Ayr Pavilion if memory serves me right !
by sulky lad
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Orlando, FL, on November 11, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Orlando, FL, on November 11, 2019

I'm not sure what "Early in the Morning" is. Maybe the Louis Jordan/Ray Charles song? Or maybe "Tears, Tears and More Tears" ("I wake up early in the morning...")? That would definitely keep the momentum up between the Get Happy! songs and "From A Whisper To A Scr...
by sulky lad
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 5814

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

krm wrote:Why not give Sad about girls a try.....

Thumbs up - good choice !!
by sulky lad
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 5814

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

Black Sails in the Sunset would be nice. Big Sister might work, with a backing vocal arrangement added.. Oh they're great calls, Dr. Luther! - I'd chew my opposing thumbs off to hear them and maybe, since I missed the performance in Manchester in 2014, a band version of Dr. Luther's Assistant :shock:
by sulky lad
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 5814

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

I don't mind too much if the shows are in the 90 to 120 minute length - 2 hours is actually looking like Elvis' limit.Last year his shows in the UK were between 100 and 120 minutes until Edinburgh when he played for 145 minutes and then looked particularly worn and ill the following night in Newcast...
by sulky lad
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Nashville, TN, November 4, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1845

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Nashville, TN, November 4, 2019

Hope they play a blinder for you all tonight !
by sulky lad
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Greensboro, NC, November 2, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Greensboro, NC, November 2, 2019

Piedmont Hall – Greensboro, NC Nov. 2, 2019 Start 8:30 End 10:10 Strict Time Clubland Green Shirt Before the Next Teardrop Falls (snippet) Accidents Will Happen No Hiding Place Watch Your Step Lover’s Walk Radio Radio Less Than Zero Motel Matches Uncomplicated/Shotgun Detectives Face In the Crowd B...
by sulky lad
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Charm School
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Charm School

I've always felt the IEM seem more of a hindrance than a boon to Elvis, certainly in recent years
by sulky lad
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 5575

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Port Chester, NY, October 29 & 30 2019

bronxapostle wrote:What a show.... got more than i could have hoped. FANTASTIC

So glad EC pulled out the stops for you BA>
I bet he knew you were going to be there and made it worth your while!
Looking forward to a full report :wink:
by sulky lad
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis writes about Linda Ronstadt
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Elvis writes about Linda Ronstadt

Every so often Elvis writes, outside of lyrics, words and kindnesses that remind me of how precious our humanity should be to all of us - and this is another one of those times - God bless you Elvis !
by sulky lad
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 5814

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 ...

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