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by Offshoreram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1516
Views: 575461

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

verbal gymnastics wrote:
Offshoreram wrote:I think calling the film epic is generous. Entertaining yes, but it was also quite frustrating and left many questions unanswered.


It’s only a film. It’s not real. :lol:


Ah, that explains why it was projected on a screen in a darkened room :wink:
by Offshoreram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1516
Views: 575461

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

There's a brief scene in Danny Boyle's epic movie "Yesterday" where the PR Guy is running thru his marketing strategy, in the background are large black and white images, mocked up for the campaign to launch Jack Malik's first product. Unmistakably one is JM striking the full This Year's ...
by Offshoreram
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1516
Views: 575461

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Black Francis lists This Years Model as one of the albums that shaped him in this months Q Magazine. In some good company there :D https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69069340_10157605874532422_3300082596267950080_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_eui2=AeF-nau2LJEbKKZV0cadSsuS28Aru_MxX82C062aNQg...
by Offshoreram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

The Just Trust Thursday Clue
"Where's Me Shirt?" #justtrustuk2020

And the portrait of Ken Dodd by David Cobley from the National Portrait Gallery

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Liverpool, or is that too simple?
by Offshoreram
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

Ah, of course it's Graham Nash

Grew up in Salford although born in Blackpool

Must be Manchester?
by Offshoreram
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

The Just Trust Thursday Clue "Directions from Wigan Pier; walk softly and carry a little stick" #justtrustuk2020 https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68374562_10157236979836702_406965266740674560_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_eui2=AeHgf_6QAU4fkW-4dr8fFFkf1dV5yLlVcAMrMKSe4lE2CjyLpZ3...
by Offshoreram
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 715
Views: 241245

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Opening line from "The Beat" (" We're all going on a Summer holiday ") leads off this newspaper article about the importance of taking vacation time off! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/why-go-on-a-holiday/ Nice idea but more likely it's referring to the Cliff Richard...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

Oxford because of the Inspector Morse theme or possibly Birmingham as Jaguars are built there. If it's Oxford then it'll probably be the Apollo. If it's Birmingham then it's probably the Symphony Hall. Preferably both! The morse code spells Oxford, I believe, plus 'Morse' and it's the same car Mors...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

The Just Trust Thursday Clue “— -..- ..-. --- .-. -..” #justtrustuk2020 https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67492598_10157206249806702_1203932698037452800_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQmJe5GWuO3CSdmgFQWdEpFukGr3nGkqTtwGVFX99erZYkd8CMKEH130RlXNHv92wLk&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr3-1.fna&...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

The #justtrustuk2020 Thursday clue is "You need wheels" and a picture of Raleigh "The all steel bicycle". As Raleigh bikes are based in Nottingham I guess that's that one sorted. Cue the moans about the sound quality at Nottingham Arena... :lol: Royal Concert Hall or Rock City? ...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

The #justtrustuk2020 Thursday clue is "You need wheels" and a picture of Raleigh "The all steel bicycle". As Raleigh bikes are based in Nottingham I guess that's that one sorted. Cue the moans about the sound quality at Nottingham Arena... :lol: Royal Concert Hall or Rock City? ...
by Offshoreram
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

I've seen Elvis once at the Hammersmith Palais (Armed Forces Tour) and 3 times at the Hammersmith Odeon/Apollo (Trust, Punch the Clock and Delivery Man Tours) The last time I was there was for Death Cab for Cutie back in February. It was last minute and I still got a front circle ticket. I quite lik...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 121
Views: 10394

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

Ah, it all makes sense although I can't see it being as extensive as that tour was. I saw the tour at the Wirrina in Peterborough but also saw Elvis at the Rainbow and the NEC in Brum in 1980. About time he played in Northampton. It's out the way, just down the road from usual venues and more import...
by Offshoreram
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: “Cruel To Be Kind”: book about Nick Lowe
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: “Cruel To Be Kind”: book about Nick Lowe

I saw Nick Lowe at Milton Keynes two weeks ago. Great show in a smallish venue, around 500 there? I lingered around afterwards and managed to have a chat with Nick. Lovely bloke, very chatty and happy to sign my American Squirm single and Live Stiffs album, both of which had been signed previously b...
by Offshoreram
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 68
Views: 10508

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

I don't think an OBE has the same archaic meaning it used to have. The British Empire doesn't exist anymore, it doesn't mean bowing and scraping to the monarchy and doesn't mean becoming part of the establishment. Many recipients are now people who stand up for causes and rights of others. For examp...
by Offshoreram
Wed May 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis congratulates Nick Lowe
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Elvis congratulates Nick Lowe

I went to see Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets in Milton Keynes last night Fabulous gig and I managed to have a brief chat with him afterwards. He signed the set list I managed to nab and my copy of American Squirm and Live Stiffs Live which had been signed by Elv...
by Offshoreram
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1516
Views: 575461

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Has this been mentioned before? I spotted this on Facebook about famous faces backstage at the Harry Potter play... Legendary singer/songerwriter Elvis Costello was in New York City on March 27 to see the show. https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/hp-elvis-costello.jpg?w=768
by Offshoreram
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How Elvis Costello saved the Shetland Folk Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: How Elvis Costello saved the Shetland Folk Festival

verbal gymnastics wrote:I think offshoreram was at the Shetland gig.


I was at the one in July 1991 at the Clickimin Centre which was part of the Come Back In A Million Years Tour
by Offshoreram
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 13407

Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

I hope this tour doesn't come to the UK as I'd think Blondie would get most of the attention and probably headline. I saw Blondie and the Pretenders co-headline a tour in Australia several years ago Frankly the Pretenders blew them away each night. If Elvis did have to do a co-headline tour with an...
by Offshoreram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 13407

Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

I hope this tour doesn't come to the UK as I'd think Blondie would get most of the attention and probably headline. I saw Blondie and the Pretenders co-headline a tour in Australia several years ago and they alternated who headlined each night. I saw the tour twice, one outdoors in Perth and indoors...
by Offshoreram
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1516
Views: 575461

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

They look great. I hope you don’t get any letters from Elvis’ people for any potential copyright breaches though. I don't think Elvis' people were directly involved in this. It's more 'fan art' I would say so should be in the public domain. I've ordered one of the prints from the artist so he is ge...
by Offshoreram
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1516
Views: 575461

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Offshoreram wrote:These would make great tee shirts

In fact...


I've had a couple made up. I think they look good?

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by Offshoreram
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1516
Views: 575461

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

These would make great tee shirts

In fact...
by Offshoreram
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 3, 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 3613

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Antwerp (Belgium), July 3, 2018

sweetest punch wrote:The show started at 20h45 and ended about two hours later.
There was no support.
No football was shown.
That meant that we were home before midnight! :)


Thanks

I picked the right night as I couldn't have stood there knowing the England game was on :D

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