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by erey
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.

I LOVE this theory. Makes quite a bit of sense. Even the "service stations" line could be fit into a driving to Mexico scenario. Yes, the whole lyric of "Busy Bodies" resonates more with the story he tells in his memoir than "Accidents" does. Including getting back to ...
by erey
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Accidents/Arizona/ Mexico etc.

Given how chaotic Elvis's life was at the time I'd tend to the theory that Elvis's memory of the time has blurred a bit. I think I might have solved this mystery. Back when we had this discussion, I had the idea that EC probably was correctly remembering having an unhappy tryst with a Tucson taxi d...
by erey
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ross McManus
Replies: 88
Views: 37657

Re: Ross McManus

Excellent info! I knew I could count on you to track down the facts and birth certificates... Thanks, popey. To your point that, strictly speaking, it doesn't make a lot of sense to change the spelling of one's name from "Mc" to "Mac" in order to downplay Irish ethnicity... Goog...
by erey
Wed May 31, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ross McManus
Replies: 88
Views: 37657

Re: Ross McManus

I wouldn't put any stock in the spelling of the quote from the "unspecified source". The record itself is credited to Day Costello. Going through the scrapbook at the end of UM&DI indicates EC's dad used "Ross McManus" professionally in Liverpool (e.g., the Ross McManus Quint...
by erey
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

Once again, fascinating detective work. Thanks, Sulky. The more I think about it, the more it seems likely that EC did write "Red Shoes" on the holiday weekend of August 30. I believe Lilian worked an office job in those days, so it would make sense for him to go up and see her on a weeke...
by erey
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

Related to my previous posting (see above). Bolding mine. Punk Rock: Rebels Against the System Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 7 August 1976 JOHNNY ROTTEN looks bored. The emphasis is on the word "looks" rather than, as Johnny would have you believe, the word "bored". His clothes, h...
by erey
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

Since we're at the 40th anniversary of the release of EC's first single, I thought it was about time to revive this thread. I don't have any blockbusters to impart, but I did want to follow up on what I last said about ways to figure out the MAIT recording dates. Here are the things that need to be ...
by erey
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 90410

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Also, i got a funny feeling there were five or six times that he just HAD TO verify some date and/or factoid at our sister site, THE ELVIS COSTELLO WIKI.... anybody agree? Not that that would at all be disturbing, just sensible as a tool available for verification purposes. Definitely agree, BA. On...
by erey
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit
Replies: 23
Views: 4328

Re: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit

A little more on this at the original link: [...] By Elvis Costello — according to an email, 17.11.16. And then we find that maybe it’s not THE Elvis Costello https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/status/799801632389152768 and then we receive this in another email (20.11.16): Hi… This parody lyric came ...
by erey
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit
Replies: 23
Views: 4328

Re: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit

So that was "our" Neil? Cool. If we hear any more about this -- which I kind doubt we will -- I suspect it will turn out to be a misunderstanding rather than an intentional deception. As Mr. Getgood said, why pretend to be EC? Meanwhile, I'll leave it to someone else to break it to sulky l...
by erey
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 80
Views: 16830

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

I'm really hoping to hear or see some of this. I haven't been able to hear any of the songs that supposedly leaked. Are they good? Subjectively: Yes! I've heard ~10 of them, and I think they are great. A bit more objectively: They went over great with audiences at the 4 shows I show where EC played...
by erey
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit
Replies: 23
Views: 4328

Re: Elvis on Brexit ? I'm not sure if this is legit

Strange, too, that they would post it without comment, as if being personally emailed an original song/poem by Elvis Costello didn't merit any special mention.

Perhaps they didn't recognize the name?
by erey
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Attractions on Dutch tv/radio , 1970s
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Elvis & The Attractions on Dutch tv/radio , 1970s

Since EC's guitar does not yet say "Costello" on the neck and still has its original brown finish, these photos are likely some of the earliest taken of EC. I think these Schultz photos must have been taken around the same time as the Anton Corbijn photo that graces the cover of UM&DI,...
by erey
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Yahzarah & Kitten Kuroi, backing vocalists for the Imperial Bedroom shows
Replies: 21
Views: 3914

Re: Yahzarah & Kitten Kuroi, backing vocalists for the Imperial Bedroom shows

Both Kitten Kuroi and YahZarah have been providing a pretty interesting and amusing ongoing, behind-the-scenes commentary on this tour on their Instagram accounts, occasional impromptu performances included. Worth a look.

https://www.instagram.com/kittenkuroi/
https://www.instagram.com/yahzarah/
by erey
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 513
Views: 90410

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

On a slightly related topic, has there been criticism of Bruce Springsteen not providing an index in his autobiography? That's an excellent question. There are dozens of threads about his book at the BTX site but no one has mentioned the lack of an index. I'll post the question there and report bac...
by erey
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

Very impressive, John!

Being of a somewhat nerdlier temperament myself, I came up with several more inductive lines of inquiry that may yet get us a clearer picture. I'll post more when time allows.
by erey
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

Since tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of EC's first recording session for Stiff, I think we're due for another installment on this thread. The rock weeklies always had the Saturday date on the cover , even when it hit the shelf on Wednesday/Thursday. I don't know why , honest! Thanks, John! I'll ad...
by erey
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in book discussion, Brooklyn, July 26 2016 - full recording
Replies: 32
Views: 4575

Re: Elvis in book discussion, Brooklyn, July 26 2016 - full recording

Here's the McCartney part: Q: Would you ever work with Paul McCartney again? EC's answer: Well, I sort of am, in a sense, working with him again. I recently saw the package of an edition of the songs that we wrote together. Unbelievably, 25 years ago, we wrote about 15 songs together-- I worked with...
by erey
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

I was able to turn up an exact date for Wreckless Eric's first session at Pathway that I think is fairly solid. In Richard Balls's book "Be Stiff", Eric recalls that after this session, Nick Lowe and Pathway engineer Barry Farmer took him to see the Damned at the Red Cow. Sure enough, this...
by erey
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

Firstly, can I thank all those who have contributed to this collaborative piece of research. I'll second that emotion. And thanks to MOOT as well. 5.) August 15 -- First (??) play of EC's demos on Gillett show. Plays "Cheap Reward" and "Wave a White Flag". In UM&DI, EC's rec...
by erey
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sending out Facebook friend requests
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: Elvis sending out Facebook friend requests

This has been going around at least one of the Facebook EC forums today as well. It appears to be a phishing scam. Unfriend and block.

For the record, profile pages like EC's official page cannot have Facebook friends.
by erey
Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline

It's been an eventful day or so on this thread... Before we move forward, let circle back to what kicked off this latest discussion: My thinking that, if EC was sitting in his kitchen in Twickenham when he listening to himself being played on Charlie Gillett's show for the first time, as he recalls ...
by erey
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ recording dates for MAIT , Dec. 1976?

I was thinking he could have erased the session tape after mixing the final takes... although the fact that "Radio Sweetheart" was later remixed for Ten Bloody Marys makes that theory unlikely. Any idea why Elvis' portion is crossed out? Maybe they reused the label, or log or whatever it ...
by erey
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ recording dates for MAIT , Dec. 1976?

My god! Some amazing finds, here. I'd seen the January 27, 1977 Pathway mixing receipt before, but I never imagined we'd turn up a dated receipt for EC first session for Stiff. Did Nick erase Elvis' session when he recorded the Damned and the Takeaways? No, these are the versions of "Radio Swee...
by erey
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 9311

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton

The temporal has intersected with the spatial on the thread about EC's first being played on Charlie Gillett's "Honky Tonk" radio show (http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5669#p7727899), so I think we're do for another installment on this thread. The now solidl...

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