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by Top balcony
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020

This rebellious epic reminds me of another rebellious epic : " Woody Guthrie " by Alabama 3, I don't need no country I don't fly no flag I cut no slack for the Union Jack Stars and stripes have got me jet-lagged yeah Full lyrics and audio snippet available here : https://genius.com/Alabama...
by Top balcony
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Live With Carnegie Hall, June 2, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Elvis on Live With Carnegie Hall, June 2, 2020

This looks fantastic - I hope someone is able to 'preserve' for continued enjoyment....
by Top balcony
Tue May 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation
Replies: 142
Views: 19896

Re: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation

...It seems churlish to complain about getting these wonderful shows,... . Sorry but that's 'cos it is churlish. I'm certain that without Muriel's input into and support of the project there wouldn't be ANY of these wonderful shows. We are supremely privileged that they share these '21st century ho...
by Top balcony
Thu May 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy Ascension Day
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Happy Ascension Day

Thanks for pointing us to that lovely performance of a great song. " Let her go, let her go, God bless her. " is borrowed from the blues classic "St James Infirmary". At his epic performance with Allen's band at the Picket in 2007, EC dedicated this song to a great Liverpool born...
by Top balcony
Mon May 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings with The Chieftains , NY , March 17th 2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: Elvis sings with The Chieftains , NY , March 17th

Cheers MooT

Ashamedly this is a new one on me, the soundtrack version available via this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkS-AUL ... q&index=14

Wonderful
by Top balcony
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: How is everyone doing?

Another for the reckoning : Remember when Tory MPs cheered after blocking a pay rise for NHS nurses https://labourheartlands.com/remember-when-tory-mps-cheered-after-blocking-a-pay-rise-for-nhs-nurses/ And the Junior Doctor's pay dispute, when Dominic Raab was Health Secretary, which led to the firs...
by Top balcony
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: How is everyone doing?

Think that last post needs an injection of disinfectant! As proposed by the Leader of the Free World :roll:
by Top balcony
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: How is everyone doing?

es bueno escucharlo, mantente saludable

(in a Scouse accent)
by Top balcony
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1

Crikey this is hard, I was going to go for B-Movie and just played it ahead of voting, found I still loved it to bits! :oops: :oops: :oops:

Can't do this - it's like choosing which of your kids you love the least, it's a great idea tho kosi559.

Really interested to see how this pans out.

Colin
by Top balcony
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: How is everyone doing?

John Prine must have passed be by completely as I have not heard much by him - any recommendations to start with? Hi M Glad you're ok. If Jardine's offer falls a tad short of the full John Prine Experience, here's a link to a tribute in Rolling Stone with youtubes to illustrate, as they say "t...
by Top balcony
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: How is everyone doing?

Glad you're on the mend Arbogast, sorry you got caught in the first place tho.

Best wishes from Penny Lane.
by Top balcony
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: How is everyone doing?

jardine wrote:... Dylan's two new songs.....


Cheers for this pointer J, I hadn't been aware that another one had escaped.

Glad you're okay!
by Top balcony
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: How is everyone doing?

Hi everyone Yes, all healthy on the Balcony too, but it's a strain. Having been retired for 2.5 years I have already got used to not going to work. My wife's job has been suspended pending 'normality' resuming. But our daughter works in a local hospital and so her risk of infection is a constant wor...
by Top balcony
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Lee Konitz RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Re: Lee Konitz RIP

Thats another sad loss. Spookily I was reading a piece yesterday from the online version of Uncut. EC was talking -at length as usual - about some of his favourite albums. Here's the extract about North, and includes EC getting Lee's autograph for his mum! NORTH A stark album of jazzy ballads that c...
by Top balcony
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: RIP John Prine
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Re: RIP John Prine

Uncomplicated wrote:I had spent my whole life not paying any attention to John Prine until a few years back. What a great songwriter and performer. Very sad news.


That's my story too - how could I have been so ignorant? Having 'seen the light' in recent years I am very, very sad. John was a genius. RIP
by Top balcony
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?
Replies: 20
Views: 2708

Re: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?

More like - High Fidelity, which kicks off :

Some things you'll never get used to...
by Top balcony
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

If Bob wasn't available, I'd have been very happy with a collaboration with Richard Thompson, in 1980 it would have been Richard and Linda Thompson of 'Shoot out the Lights' era, or Ry Cooder who in 1980 was between stints as a touring band leader (following 1979's Bob til you Drop) and a mega succe...
by Top balcony
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 3rd PEN Song Lyrics Award, Elvis at presentation September 19 2016 in Boston
Replies: 28
Views: 16173

Re: 3rd PEN Song Lyrics Award, Elvis at presentation September 19 2016 in Boston

I've dug this one out due to the terrible news that John Prine is very ill with COVID -19 . I am ashamed to say I was late to the John Prine party, but he is a genius. Joan Baez has recorded this tribute which is really moving : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJPvc5vvKY4 If anyone has access to the...
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: 23
Views: 4864

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: 2745

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: 2745

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: 2745

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...

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