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by sulky lad
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020

As an NHS employee, I feel the best support Elvis could give me personally at this moment would be access to his personal archive - only the live stuff you understand, I'm not greedy and this would alleviate the strain my colleagues are feeling when I return to work at the end of April (at the late...
by sulky lad
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020

As an NHS employee, I feel the best support Elvis could give me personally at this moment would be access to his personal archive - only the live stuff you understand, I'm not greedy and this would alleviate the strain my colleagues are feeling when I return to work at the end of April (at the lates...
by sulky lad
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

we'll need to switch soon to 'are there 3 worse'. there'll be little to choose from. ain't that great!! How about: Sour Milk Cow Blues The Great Unknown The Deportees Club Or: I Dreamed Of My Old Lover How Deep Is The Red She Was No Good I've always loved Sour Milk Cow Blues and I don't mind I Drea...
by sulky lad
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Fishfinger king wrote:
Mr. Getgood wrote:Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning


Sorry Verbal but this is the winner!


Looks like you're the winner Mr. Getgood and glad we met at Southampton at least !!
by sulky lad
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Mr. Getgood wrote:Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning


Actually that's about the best opening salvo of any of his albums !
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

jardine wrote:don't look now
burnt sugar is so bitter
stripping paper

or

you left me in the dark
someone took the words away
when did i stop dreaming?


See what I mean ? :roll:
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Mr. Hush wrote:Maybe.... Long Honeymoon, Man Out of Time, Almost Blue .... or the last two plus And in Every Home.


Dammit, everytime someone comes up with a suggestion, my top 3 "top 3" get changed !! Great shout!
by sulky lad
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

how about "Pump It Up" Little Triggers" "You Belong To Me" from This Year's Model or my choice "Secondary Modern" "King Horse" "Possession" from Get Happy! or "Toledo" "I Still Have That Other Girl" "This House Is Empty ...
by sulky lad
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Sulky, tempted as I am to your solution - much more than the likely outcome - I feel it's too simplistic approach. Clearly to be awarded the big prize there needs to be a range of factors taken into consideration. I truly believe that any club which can satisfy all these tests truly deserves to be ...
by sulky lad
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Liverpool, Feb. 2005
Replies: 28
Views: 9670

Re: Elvis's Liverpool, Feb. 2005

The Residents Social Club looks like the inside of the hotel I stayed in in Carlisle on my recent jaunt around the U.K. :shock: - don't ask why I stayed in Carlisle ?!!!
by sulky lad
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Sulky, tempted as I am to your solution - much more than the likely outcome - I feel it's too simplistic approach. Clearly to be awarded the big prize there needs to be a range of factors taken into consideration. I truly believe that any club which can satisfy all these tests truly deserves to be ...
by sulky lad
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

For ColinTB's benefit and definitely not for Goon Squad's I think the fairest way the League can solve the crisis is to award the Premiership based on the Alphabet - another title for my beloved Gooners, you see !! :D :D :D
by sulky lad
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 64737

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

Maybe this ? http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Sessionography_1972-1979 AUG 7, 1977 Basing Street Studios, London a. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Basing Street Studios Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD) EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete T...
by sulky lad
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 64737

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

Any ideas what the connotation of Basing Street - is it anything to do with Pony Street ? :wink:
by sulky lad
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 4338

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020

Mikeh wrote:Hi Sulky, as a song from the last century goes: “you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave”



Brilliant as always, thanks Mike !
by sulky lad
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 4338

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020

bronxapostle wrote:Best of everything sulky. :x be safe all.

Thanks to everyone for their good wishes and prayers - lots of gifts on their way soon !
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4912

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

wouldn't lower myself with a subscription to that rag, here's what's available to public gaze to accompany the photo: Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Eventim Apollo, review: neither cancer nor coronavirus can hold back pop's angriest man ****/5 "How you doing?" Elvis Costello asked a ...
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4078

Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

I had to look up the meaning of "purple patch." I never heard that before. What's the origin? No idea - I'm guessing that Purple is associated with royalty and more especially Imperialism and that was because the cost of the dye used to make anything purple was inordinately expensive - I ...
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 4338

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020

Good old Neil - great comment!
Mrs Sulky and I both retired at the end of February and now we’re both anticipating an early recall back to the NHS !! Just my luck - first cancellations in 2018 was bad enough but expecting now a resumption of our careers.
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 64737

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

verbal gymnastics wrote:If “just a little while” is like when Mrs VG is getting ready to go out then God knows! :lol:

If it’s like his tours does that mean every two years to get ready? :shock: :D
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 64737

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

For the record, I think the seemingly constant need from many quarters to politicise the current crisis is unnecessary. Agreed. When Wayne Rooney has to make an anti- government point about it, it’s clearly gone too far. I’m no Tory but I thought the response in the press conference on Thursday was...
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 64737

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

I wonder how much of the cancellation was driven by the need to get home before the flight restrictions from the UK to the US kicks in. No need to hang around seeing Liverpool crowned champions anymore Just time for a quick trip to see his mum then on to the airport. For the record, I think the see...
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 64737

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

In light of the Oxford announcement, the bad news is the AXS have sent a message to say all 3 dates have been postponed and information on rescheduled dates will be announced in 2 weeks. Personally it’s difficult to see when new dates would be rearranged. Nobody has any idea how long and what impac...
by sulky lad
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4912

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

“in all likelihood London would mark the end of the tour”. Let’s hope not. In moaning news, I hate the “His aim is still true” headline. It’s so commonly used as well. :roll: I remember Elvis criticising journalists for “lazy writing” and using that is just as bad, after all he basically got us to ...
by sulky lad
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4912

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

“in all likelihood London would mark the end of the tour”. Let’s hope not. In moaning news, I hate the “His aim is still true” headline. It’s so commonly used as well. :roll: I remember Elvis criticising journalists for “lazy writing” and using that is just as bad, after all he basically got us to ...

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