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by sulky lad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: EC Norwich 25 May 2005
Replies: 9
Views: 7607

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: 1154

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: 81

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: 1
Views: 96

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: 1154

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: 128
Views: 10812

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: 1154

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: 128
Views: 10812

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: 128
Views: 10812

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: 8049

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 ...
by sulky lad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Top Balcony wrote
inviting controversy : Look Now

Looks like you got away with this one, CTB ! :wink: :roll:
by sulky lad
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th July
Replies: 98
Views: 23827

Re: Elvis supporting Elton John at Hyde Park Friday 12th July

Probably because you were wearing that insane Cowboy hat ! :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 1154

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

TJL doesn't do a lot for me, though there are three or four good to great songs on it.I'm almost entirely in agreement otherwise with hawksmoor about the "classical" soundtrack stuff and I wasn't sure about A Face In the Crowd - too many songs seem to be written to fit the "musical se...
by sulky lad
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Juliet Letters, Peckham, in October
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Juliet Letters, Peckham, in October

Bad enough seeing this with EC, without seeing someone else butcher it - count me out :shock:
Of course, I only saw Elvis with The Brodskys 3 times in 2008 :wink:
by sulky lad
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 128
Views: 10812

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

Goon Squad wrote
Gravesend, Dartford, Maidstone then Canterbury and I’d be a happy man ! 8)

and fourth place in the league ( until Spurs brush us aside tomorrow !) :(
by sulky lad
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 128
Views: 10812

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

VG wrote
It could be Brighton though - Brighton beach, Brighton rice and Quadrophenia - not your regular rock opera...


Elvis seems to favour Brighton over the years though I've never heard of Brighton Rice Pudding -

perhaps Graham Greene had a dessert fixation ? :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 128
Views: 10812

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

Today’s clue - not much commuting for Steve then :roll:
by sulky lad
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 128
Views: 10812

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

Thanks for the info, MOOT. I think I wondered if the Little Arrows reference pointed towards Robin Hood and Nottingham, but this is a more exciting prospect. I went on a NALGO treasurers course at the TUC centre in Eastbourne in November 1987 and it was as interesting and exciting as you can imagine...
by sulky lad
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy 65th birthday!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Happy 65th birthday!!

Well done, Sheep - my loss was your gain ! :roll:
Same old, same old Gooners - promise so much but definitely not The Delivery Men !
by sulky lad
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 128
Views: 10812

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

Sorry MOOT but where was the hint about Cardiff? I missed that one. I think I've seen Elvis there 9 times, only 1 less than my concerts in Brum ( no mention of the magnificent Symphony Hall yet either.) Still large swathes missed off the map, such as South Coast, West Country ( and I DON'T mean Bris...
by sulky lad
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy 65th birthday!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Happy 65th birthday!!

Have a great day, Elvis.
I’m glad my boys decided NOT to spoil your day by scoring 4 in the last ten minutes :(
by sulky lad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 128
Views: 10812

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

PS Mettoy was founded in Northampton but is now based in Swansea - it's only made it more confusing !

PPS, David McCallum was born in Glasgow ( bingo and all praise to Wikipedia (sic)) :roll:
by sulky lad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 128
Views: 10812

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

I thought I knew a song from my dim and distant childhood called "I Belong To Glasgae" (the spelling meant to represent a cod- Scots accent as per BBC speak) but I couldn't find a reference anywhere on t'internet. Don't know where this ties into the Men From Uncle ( unless Elvis plans to p...

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