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by sulky lad
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Memories of Elvis in Macroom, Ireland in 1981 - new clip of Strict Time
Replies: 31
Views: 15345

Re: Memories of Elvis in Macroom, Ireland in 1981 - new clip of Strict Time

Would have been great if the whole show had been recorded - if only to see the mad fans bombarding the stage with beer cans and Elvis just playing to try and calm them down as reported by Allan Jones in the Melody Maker:
http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... y_11,_1981
by sulky lad
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis’s first Australian tour
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Elvis’s first Australian tour

Great stories, BA I remember waiting outside after one show and Paddy rolling his eyes and saying "What, you again !" but he never gave me any grief and always let me meet Elvis. Never had any issues with Chris though I'm not as friendly with him as VG. And BA, surely a man of the world li...
by sulky lad
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis’s first Australian tour
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Elvis’s first Australian tour

Thanks - it’s an enjoyable read. I never had the dubious pleasure of meeting Jake, but have always found the band, Frankie (Steve’s technician), Paddy and now Chris to be great. Jill Taylor was always very nice to me, very approachable and very chatty. That’s one of the joys of having a recognisabl...
by sulky lad
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Usher Hall, Edinburgh, March 10, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Usher Hall, Edinburgh, March 10, 2020

KRM wrote
I know a good place for a beer after the show.....

:shock: :oops:
by sulky lad
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Usher Hall, Edinburgh, March 10, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Usher Hall, Edinburgh, March 10, 2020

KRM wrote
I plan to be there


Party time in Edinburgh !! :lol: :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis honored at Spirit of Ireland Gala, October 18, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Elvis honored at Spirit of Ireland Gala, October 18, 2019

MOOT wrote: Anyone going ?
Tickets start at $1,250, but that does include Cocktails and Dinner.

After all the tour tickets this seems quite a snip :wink:
by sulky lad
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

I took my son to the Nottingham show and he thought the show was OK ( it was his fourth or fifth Elvis show - gradual indoctrination on my pat) but his clearest recollection was the awful sound - I think that's where I said to Pete all i could hear was bass and drums and he replied "What's wron...
by sulky lad
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

Having failed to score decent seats at a couple of shows via the Pre-sale site, I've now scored much better ones ( ie 5 -8 rows closer ) on the Ticketmaster or ATG sites - which is rubbish isn't it ? :shock: for example London still available for Row H admittedly a bit pricey but ...............
by sulky lad
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

I too wondered about how many more treks around the UK Elvis ( and I ) could sustain. You could understand him maybe doing a series of nights in the RAH in London and then a night in Cardiff, Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow or Edinburgh in future - I just hope his health holds up and that this isn'...
by sulky lad
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

verbal gymnastics wrote:Perhaps Elvis himself has put a block on it. Or the local police :lol:


It's the motorway police I'm more scared of :wink:

No - bloody Nat West blocking me on my own card - probably lost a couple of decent seats now !!
by sulky lad
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

Now AEG seem to be rejecting every form of payment that i can muster - couldn't buy Manchester, or Oxford with one of two credit cards or Paypal - rubbish considering how much I've put their way :evil:
by sulky lad
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

OK I've used up all my birthday and Christmas credit and so far Southampton E16, Nottingham B24, Sunderland I8, Sheffield Circle C57 ( standards dropping here !)Edinburgh - probably front row courtesy ExtremeHoney, (thanks very much), Cardiff CC32 ( I hope I manage to find the bleeding Millenium Cen...
by sulky lad
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

Despite many fans advancing years, I imagine quite a few more tickets might shift if they were a bit cheaper and standing - still, it's early days and I've not entered the fray yet !!! :wink:
by sulky lad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: EC Norwich 25 May 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 8112

Re: EC Norwich 25 May 2005

Following Fishfinger King's post about Elvis avoiding Norwich, I wonder what the support band from that night are doing now - they were all about 14 years old ( and so late twenties now) and were clearly petrified about playing in front of such a huge ( for them, presumably) crowd! I remember the wa...
by sulky lad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 2364

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

There you go , I’ve always liked Elvis’s Big Band songs like That’s How You Got Killed Before and Eisenhower Blues - never seen either live as far as I can recall :wink:
by sulky lad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Sunderland Empire, March 3, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Sunderland Empire, March 3, 2020

Never been to Sunderland so could be one of my little haunts :wink:
by sulky lad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020

Obviously Elvis knows the outcome of Brexit and won’t visit the subcontinent of Eire and also that by March £1 will be worth about 25 cents or 2% of a Euro ! :cry:
by sulky lad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 2364

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

That's a great comment - Wise Up Thought is pretty unlistenable for me though I do like Wise Up Ghost - it's just the remixes remind me of the 1983 Everyday remixes and re-releases - awful !
by sulky lad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

Annual leave already booked but horrible itinerary - criss-crossing the country north to south and east to west ! Still pleased all my favourite cities are covered even if not my favourite venues ( Cardiff, Sheffield, Bimingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Oxford. ) Sadly, no Southend or Pl...
by sulky lad
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 2364

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Sheep and Top Balcony wrote
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
On Look Now i think is the best album Elvis has made with the Impostors by a country mile.

To my ears Delivery Man takes that particular biscuit.


Now for me that particular Custard Cream goes to Momofuku !
by sulky lad
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

Could it be a reference to Sheffield as Pete is originally from Sheffield and he adopted a Bond-like pose in the photos given away with Armed Forces with the flash sports car and two blonde lovelies ? It's about the only connection I can make however tenuous :roll:
I'm struggling to be honest !!
by sulky lad
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 168
Views: 16933

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

Today;s post
https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello?ref_s ... r%5Eauthor
"Everything he touches turn to excitement" -
must be a gig at VG's house :wink:
Though to be honest, the poster looks like Goon Squad hanging onto his bottle of Stella
by sulky lad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 Years Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 8571

Re: 40 Years Ago

Recently had contact from someone selling Costello stuff - he's no longer quite as infatuated as I am, and he recalled seeing Elvis and The Attractions at the Top Rank Suite in Sheffield in 1978 on April 5th and apparently after the concert had ended, a lighting rig crashed onto the stage and wiped ...

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