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by sulky lad
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Bright Blue Times, not the song but the fan magazine

Conor's being very modest here - his site was a definite "goto" for intelligent observation and discerning criticism of all thing Elvis and made a refreshing change from some sycophantic other sites in the late 90s and early 00s. he also had a sly turn of phrase which made you think again ...
by sulky lad
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters Hard Rock Atlantic City November 3, 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2147

Re: EC/Imposters Hard Rock Atlantic City November 3, 2018

Thanks or the speedy updates Mike, really whets our appetites for a UK tour SOON !!!!!!
by sulky lad
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Paramount Theatre , Asbury Park , NJ , November 6th 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1272

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Paramount Theatre , Asbury Park , NJ , November 6th 2018

Wish I could join my dear friends there and share the excitement of new songs played in concert . Hope you and Dave in MD have (a) wonderful times (s)
by sulky lad
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Name your 3 songs to revisit this tour
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: Name your 3 songs to revisit this tour

No a big fan of Pardon Me Ma'am but Song For Rose I'd concur with and another fave the post PFM tour, Passionate Fight - loved it then love itnow !!
by sulky lad
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'He's Given Me Things'
Replies: 19
Views: 871

Re: 'He's Given Me Things'

Neil wrote Yep, and if Elvis does read this - thank you for all your wonderful songs, and please don't give up on the PFM show! It sounds like a moody classic. Places like The Crucible, Sheffield or the Chichester Festival Theatre (artistic director Daniel Evans who often supports new musicals) migh...
by sulky lad
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Punch The Clock in Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Punch The Clock in Sweden

Always loved the bass to this, one I could do a reasonable facsimile of :oops: Caught it first ( physically and on tape) at St. Austell in 1984 and then at Liverpool and Blackpool in 2013. Always beena favourite - my head is spinning round faster and faster - lovely line with Steve's piano following...
by sulky lad
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Punch The Clock in Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Punch The Clock in Sweden

Neil wrote Apols if this has already been posted, but I'm drunk. - no comment :wink: I remember getting this on a VHS compilation and being stunned by the muscular bass sound Bruce seemed to be getting from his bass- the mix on my VHS must have been doctored as it was never like this in real life pe...
by sulky lad
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Self Aid, 1986
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Self Aid, 1986

This is the gig where Pete starts the drumming for Pump It Up before they move (seamlessly ) into I Hope You're Happy Now. :roll:
by sulky lad
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Cardiff , June 25 '15
Replies: 26
Views: 4754

Re: Elvis, solo, Cardiff , June 25 '15

Thank heavens someone had the foresight to record this for posterity :oops:
by sulky lad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: I Almost Had A Weakness live 1995
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: I Almost Had A Weakness live 1995

I have The Rise and Rise Boot CD, give us a little time and I'll Wetransfer it for you :)
by sulky lad
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled

BA wrote - True...yet, sadder still the ones who lost parents when in their teens and younger or most horribly at childbirth!! We must be made to appreciate the frailty and the fleeting of human life and learn to revere all the days of each others existence while we are able ON THIS EARTH. Peace to ...
by sulky lad
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled

Always hard as one's parents age and decline, thinking of Lilian and Elvis and prayers offered up for her return to good health.
by sulky lad
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 360
Views: 28266

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Neil wrote
Review is by a British chain department store.

:D :D :D
by sulky lad
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play the Love Supreme Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex , England , June 30 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 4658

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play the Love Supreme Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex , England , June 30 2018

Pat Thomas is the brother of Bren who, together with the legendary Irish folk singer Padraig McElvey, formed a sort of folkrock/punk trio in Sligo in the late 80s. They were never either good or famous !
by sulky lad
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Thomas, public interview, LONDON: Dublin Castle WED 3RD OCT, 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Bruce Thomas, public interview, LONDON: Dublin Castle WED 3RD OCT, 2018

It turned out to be a really exceptional evening with Bruce ! I arrived in Camden and bagged the only parking space in the entire city of London by forcing a little Hispanic lady off the road and then made my way to the Dublin Castle - which was a real "spit and sawdust" rock'n'roll venue ...
by sulky lad
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Charles Aznavour
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Charles Aznavour

I can reveal this exclusive photo from BA's appearance as an Aremnian dancer -
only joking, BA - peace and love and huge respect for appearing with such a legend !!
by sulky lad
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Charles Aznavour
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Charles Aznavour

I have been known to do a VERY ropey Charles Aznavour impersonation with cod English accent and awful vibrato and I bellowed along in (mock) tribute to She on the news and my youngest daughter said it sounded more like Elvis than Charles ! :oops:
by sulky lad
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980

Rightbrain wrote Not to open an old can of worms, but Bruce Thomas was absolutely brilliant on every song. I especially liked the surprises in store on Girls Talk - quite different from the recorded version. Thanks for posting! Spot on - he almost seems to react to martin Belmont's presence by outst...
by sulky lad
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Thomas, public interview, LONDON: Dublin Castle WED 3RD OCT, 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Bruce Thomas, public interview, LONDON: Dublin Castle WED 3RD OCT, 2018

I'll be there if I can wangle time off work - and that's looking increasingly unlikely :(
Likewise, Bruce is the only Attraction that I've not met in person - though I feel I've championed his playing on this forum to excess !! :wink:
by sulky lad
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 1131

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

On leaving my previous job, my li(n)e manager thought that line was a good quote for my departure - I didn't find it that funny. :shock:
"The long arm of the law slides up the outskirts of town, meanwhile in Clubland, they are ready to pull them down " always brings a smile to my face !
by sulky lad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 15th September
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: London meet up - Saturday 15th September

Sorry guys, see my PM - not trying to rush you into anything !! :roll:

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