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by Top balcony
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 840

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

Sulky and family - take a bow. Elvis (alongside Ronan for arranging ) take one too. Apart from EC's choice of attire I thought this was great. No spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet. Elvis on good form, he is really passionate and knowledgeable about music. And funny. Steve can join in the cu...
by Top balcony
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:44 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 lad wrote: At least we've both got high quality managers - at last !!

both of whom would probably be our team's best midfield players if they chose to unhang their boots.
by Top balcony
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:29 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 lad wrote:- so long as TH are relegated and we're second, I'll take this ! :wink:

- So that's me, you and John.....
by Top balcony
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:44 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 c...
by Top balcony
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:59 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

that's understandable - but a real shame for artist and audience alike.
by Top balcony
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4915

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 p...
by Top balcony
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Palace Theatre, Manchester, March 12, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 4963

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Palace Theatre, Manchester, March 12, 2020

...left to the sound of “Where’s Me Shirt”... and the Anfield postcode projected : 666. So in Liverpool they exited to the Devil's Tune and now in Mudchester to the Devil's Number. Everything is subjective of course, but this was a great show for me too. Best experience of my three seated gigs. Bes...
by Top balcony
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & the Imposters play Opera theatre, Blackpool , 9th March 2020.
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

Re: Elvis & the Imposters play Opera theatre, Blackpool , 9th March 2020.

There were a large number of forum/Facebook members staying at the same hotel ( in Imperial Bedrooms) That's class! Had a great time, terrific as usual to meet pals from this Forum. Deep Dark sounded particularly fantastic. No idea why he played 6 songs less than usual tonight as he seemed chatty a...
by Top balcony
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & the Imposters play City Hall, Sheffield, 7th March 2020.
Replies: 35
Views: 5788

Re: Elvis & the Imposters play City Hall, Sheffield, 7th March 2020.

Loved this show. Different experience to Liverpool as I was seated in the stalls this time. I slightly disagree with Sulky, the sound was a bit disappointing where we were. Elvis's vocals way too low in the mix for my tastes.But his energy and the band's performance were full on. I'd give top marks ...
by Top balcony
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & the Imposters play Opera theatre, Blackpool , 9th March 2020.
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

Re: Elvis & the Imposters play Opera theatre, Blackpool , 9th March 2020.

Me - but still seeking a lift :oops: :oops: :oops: If he repeats last night's performance in Sheffield, I'll be missing the last 45 minutes to get the Last Train back to Scouseland . So is anyone able to offer me a lift from the Liverpool area or just back? Happy to contribute to petrol, parking etc...
by Top balcony
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Liverpool, Feb. 2005
Replies: 28
Views: 9671

Re: Elvis's Liverpool, Feb. 2005

Hi John Enjoy your day on Sunday, sorry I can't join you on your pilgrimage as I'll be travelling back from the Sheffield show! May see you in Blackpool tho. At the recent Olympia show, EC said he used to get the bus past the venue on West Derby Road, on his way to/from school - it was the Locarno i...
by Top balcony
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & the Imposters play City Hall, Sheffield, 7th March 2020.
Replies: 35
Views: 5788

Re: Elvis Costello General Discussion

Me - 66th Birthday present - if you're reading this Elvis "Route 66" would sound great..., or indeed "Waiting for the end of the world" in recognition of my mental state given the inevitable trophy success in May of the Not-So-Invincibles! BTW that's Mike Trebilcock scoring for E...
by Top balcony
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, March 2, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9896

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, March 2, 2020

VG, I think you're right - if he was going to play this anywhere it would be at Southampton and Nottingham.
A pity since I love the song.
by Top balcony
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Edinburgh (Scotland), June 24, 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 16102

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Edinburgh (Scotland), June 24, 2018

Nothing wrong with your hearing MooT. In Liverpool I also heard Enniskillern and BBC, but not much else from the new verse.
by Top balcony
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 9316

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020

Hopefully he just needs a couple of shows to get back into his stride. Au contraire VG, I had him fully in his stride last night :D Great to see pals from this Board and other mates from the city in the margins of the gig. I was right at the front in amongst a hard core of EC fans from 'Frisco,Chic...
by Top balcony
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 9316

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020

Only thing I can add to my post above is that there aren't any pubs near the venue, the vicinity is a bit bleak.
Oh and I heard EC sing a bit of Why Can't a Man Stand Alone whilst chatting to the friendly box office assistant.
by Top balcony
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 9316

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020

I haven't been John, but am going to visit a guitar shop which is next door tomorrow afternoon and will report back! Meanwhile I would advise all motorists to take advantage of the secure car park which is advertised on the venue's website. Don't know the area so can't recommend a pub for a pre-show...
by Top balcony
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Suomenlinnan Studio, Finland, February 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 3549

Re: Elvis in Suomenlinnan Studio, Finland, February 2020

EC in cluemaster mode again! He must have time on his hands during rehearsals in Liverpool for the imminent tour. Revolution 9 was a Beatles 'sound collage' from The White Album : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_9 John Lennon is credited with, among other things, 'mumbling'. To quote from a...
by Top balcony
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Living Artists at work EC & ATTRACTIONS!!! AUGUST 1995 NYC compilation
Replies: 12
Views: 3261

Re: Living Artists at work EC & ATTRACTIONS!!! AUGUST 1995 NYC compilation

sulky lad wrote:
I genuinely can't remember who I got the Beacon shows from but it was most likely either Dave or Tony S.


And neither can I, although it may have been from Sulky :oops:

Those were epic recordings BA, thanks very much for 'spreading the word'.

Best wishes

Colin
by Top balcony
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What song will Elvis start with at Liverpool on 28th February ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Re: What song will Elvis start with at Liverpool on 28th February ?

.... how about "Turning The Town Red" not played since 1984 in Liverpool, You should know better. However he played it at the Royal Court on 19th October 1984 and made a comment ( can't remember exactly what, sorry) about the derby the next day. On 20th October 1984 Everton beat Liverpool...
by Top balcony
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35733

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

A fucking disgrace. Full stop. Au contraire A, there seems to be no stopping these fucking disgraces. However, if you've commented on this thread by mistake and you had meant to post in response to Sulky's suggestion that EC leads off his first UK show with "Turning the Town Red" I'd agre...
by Top balcony
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 35733

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

In the fourth picture above it's pleasing to see Charlie bowing to EC!
by Top balcony
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 64741

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

Hi Picked up a ticket for the Justtrust show in Blackpool on 9th March, now just need to get there - and back, obviously! Last train seems to leave before the encores finish, so is anyone able to offer me a lift from the Liverpool area? Happy to contribute to petrol, parking etc. Please send me a PM...
by Top balcony
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Wanted - lift to Blackpool from Liverpool and back
Replies: 0
Views: 4514

Wanted - lift to Blackpool from Liverpool and back

Hi Picked up a ticket for the Justtrust show in Blackpool on 9th March, now just need to get there - and back, obviously! Last train seems to leave before the encores finish, so is anyone able to offer me a lift from the Liverpool area? Happy to contribute to petrol, parking etc. Please send me a PM...

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