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by Top balcony
Sun May 19, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1491
Views: 526289

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Ok , right said Fred.

" We Oughta be Ashamed"

But you have to remember that we're having to find things to do whilst whiling away the days (weeks/months/years) waiting for an announcement of an EC tour of the UK. Hence more of this 'humour' is at least a possibility .
by Top balcony
Fri May 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1491
Views: 526289

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Surprised it didn't have kecks and LEDs.

Then we would have had a " Suit of Lights"

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Top balcony
Thu May 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1491
Views: 526289

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

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by Top balcony
Thu May 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1491
Views: 526289

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

johnfoyle wrote:going on sale with an estimate of between £1,000 and £1,500.


Hey that's a bit steep for a jacket with one pocket missing!

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu May 02, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Darling Clementine working with Steve Nieve on an album of EC covers , 2019?
Replies: 73
Views: 18395

Re: They call her Natasha

This is great news!

I really hope that "Elsie" tours to promote this in the UK (and doesn't just hook up with Blondie in the US like her alter ego)!

Thanks for the update MooT

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Blondie Co-headlining tour. Which songs...
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: Elvis/Blondie Co-headlining tour. Which songs...

EC : Sunday Girl
DH : Sunday's Best
Collaboration : Episode of Blonde
by Top balcony
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis opening for Neil Young, Vancouver, May 14 & 15, 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2279

Re: Elvis opening for Neil Young, Vancouver, May 14 & 15, 2019

Yes he was in Liverpool. Snapped in 81 Renshaw St a v.small indie record store.
I assume he was also checking on progress of Face in the Crowd at the Royal Court.
Sulky, he did come to mine, but I was out on the allotment. It's a plot :oops:
Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set All orders will now ship by FRIDAY, MAY 17
Replies: 95
Views: 10672

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set ' will not be available on the release date of March 1st, 2019'

verbal gymnastics wrote:I guess the artwork will split people's opinions.
I'm not a lover of Elvis' Eamonn Singer art.
verbal gymnastics wrote:
https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/statu ... 5473289226
:lol: Sorry Elvis!


Does anyone now seriously doubt that EC reads these posts?
by Top balcony
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 65
Views: 7793

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

verbal gymnastics wrote:
I thank you... :lol:


Goes to show that Big Hearted Arthur is alive and well after all (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Askey ) :D :D :D
by Top balcony
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Just for the fun of it
Replies: 34
Views: 6393

Re: Just for the fun of it

Pardon Me, Madam, My Name is Harry Worth
by Top balcony
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 102
Views: 44242

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Jodie Comer(Evertonian btw) aka Killing Eve's Villanelle: Betty Lou Fleckum :wink:
by Top balcony
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 102
Views: 44242

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

some dreams come true [fingers crossed emoji]
by Top balcony
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 102
Views: 44242

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

#liverpoolplayhouse : following success of his video for “You shouldn’t look at me” Elvis Costello leading work to stage Face in the Crowd at his hometown theatre. Long term Playhouse associates Alan Bleasedale in place as executive director and Andrew Schofield taking the lead role of Larry "L...
by Top balcony
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 699
Views: 214053

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Page 55 in AJ Hartley's excellent novel " Cold Bath Street", it's 1978 and two teenage ghosts, Roarer and Preston, are discussing the relative merits of Elvis' Presley and Costello: " Only one Elvis" he concluded, happily. "Elvis 'The Pelvis' Presley. Who's this Costello cha...
by Top balcony
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)
Replies: 14
Views: 2187

Re: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)

Loving this thread - Elvis is King! From World and his wife : Some alliteration : The k issing c ousins slip outside to c uddle and c onfess She says sweet nothing at all it's much more of a mess The c onversation melts like c hocolate down their open jaws As the juniper berry slips down just like l...
by Top balcony
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 79129

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I found it satisfactory at best, .... Am I the only one here who doesn't think Look Now is a masterpiece? Nope, count on me in that regard too. But there are tons of other LPs that I do think are epic, so there are plenty of alternatives vying for my attention. Can't remember the last time I gave P...
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Girls Girls Girls mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: A Girls Girls Girls mystery

GetHappy!! wrote:The quote comes from “Memo From Turner”, attributed to The Rolling Stones, but actually Mick Jagger, Ry Cooder and friends. From the Performance film soundtrack.


This is my all time favourite "Stones" track - Ry is in mesmerising form.
by Top balcony
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in new Uncut magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Elvis in new Uncut magazine

How major is major? :lol: “Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major it had been all three. Even among men lacking all distinction he inevitably stood out as a man lacking more distinction than all the rest, and people w...
by Top balcony
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Self Aid, 1986
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Self Aid, 1986

This is really old school bootleg territory, grainey jumpy video, slightly muffled sound - in a word FANTASTIC.

As well as Pete's aborted into into Pump it showcases EC's only known performance of Jimmy Cliff's Many Rivers to Cross.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Roseanne Cash: April 5th
Replies: 34
Views: 15004

Re: Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Roseanne Cash: April 5th

Hi Gang

I am in desperate need of the guitar chords for this wonderful song, if there are any musicians in the audience could you PM me?

Fingers crossed

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6779

Re: 'Under Lime'

bronxapostle wrote:Okay, its only me.... .What can i say? NOT a bad thing.

perhaps you have better hearing than the rest of us?

However I do confess I hear Bowie intonations....

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6779

Re: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?

bronxapostle wrote: :D you will now!!! :lol: :lol:


err, nope....

But towards the end can you hear EC's hometown pronunciation of " record " ie "RECKERRED" pure Scouse.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime'
Replies: 40
Views: 6779

Re: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?

bronxapostle wrote:With the first 4 words, does any other OLD guy or girl like me, think of ITS A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY???


Hi BA

Sorry, this very 64 old certainly doesn't hear "TIPPERARY" in that intro!!!!

Best wishes

Colin
by Top balcony
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now , October 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 79129

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I rushed out to buy the 2CD version from a shop today. Seems to be selling well Probe Records - frequented by the adolescent Declan MacManus - had sold out of their vinyl by lunchtime. I hope he has a hit on his hands. If you're a big fan of Painted from Memory you will love it, and if you're not (l...
by Top balcony
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 3770

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

Friends

Lots of sadness in this thread - my love to you all.

Lets hope Lillian pulls through.

Colin Top Balcony

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