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by Top balcony
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 254
Views: 18997

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: 1378

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
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 871

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

Yeah, looking at the Wiki he's known to have played it live 53 times between 21st December 1982 at the Royal Court in Liverpool ( I was there :D ) and 3rd December 1984 - time for a revival as part of a Look Now UK Spring 2019 tour setlist methinks.
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 871

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

Hi Neil

World and His Wife wins this contest hands down for me, " Went for two weeks' holiday in taramasalata" is the line which creases me up most.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on BBC 5 Live radio show, Sept. 13th 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Elvis on BBC 5 Live radio show, Sept. 13th 2018

In a tweet Nihal informs me that the interview is currently due to air "mid October", which seems to fit with the LP release schedule.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Master tapes with Elvis Costello - 10th September 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2999

Re: Master tapes with Elvis Costello - 10th September 2018

FrankieJ wrote:...Roll on a Look Now UK tour!


Was there any mention, hint, or even a wink from EC about the possibility of this?

Colin Top Balcony with fingers firmly crossed
by Top balcony
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 254
Views: 18997

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Sulky you obviously missed my contribution to the 'quiet piano' thread : EC performed this @ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester last year. My memory ( which admittedly plays tricks on me ) is of a very simple arrangement, one man and his guitar, pretty sure he introduced it as what happened next to Jimmy....
by Top balcony
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis Costello interview re: McCartney collaboration
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: New Elvis Costello interview re: McCartney collaboration

Cheers Gent

That's a really interesting read!

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: 'Under Lime' piano accidentally quiet?

this complicated mix. . EC performed this @ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester last year. My memory ( which admittedly plays tricks on me ) is of a very simple arrangement, one man and his guitar, pretty sure he introduced it as what happened next to Jimmy. Fast forward 12 months and I'm not yet in love ...
by Top balcony
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 254
Views: 18997

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

The YouTuber responds. And he's flattered that EC even noticed his comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e9SRYVu_fU Think this is evidence writ large that EC - and/or his people - read EVERYTHING which appears on the internet iro the 'brand' Elvis Costello. And why not it's his livelihood whic...
by Top balcony
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Newcastle upon Tyne, June 25, 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2891

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Newcastle upon Tyne, June 25, 2018

received a cryptic comment from Toasttoast - anyone any idea if this is Chris ? Think that is an imposter! Toasttoast's profile is showing as a USA national - our pal "Toast" gives his 'place' as Liverpool in his Twitter profile. BTW I have no idea what Toasttoast's comment related to - I...
by Top balcony
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour
Replies: 39
Views: 4546

Re: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour

sulky lad wrote:Reassuring to know that even though I'll never be a good enough bassist to replace Bruce or Davey, I probably could cut it in the Arctic Monkeys, judging by that performance :wink:

Would that be the Cheeky Monkeys?
by Top balcony
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour
Replies: 39
Views: 4546

Re: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour

In my (indirect) experience of cancer, words like "defeated by a single surgery", and "recommend[ed] three weeks to four weeks recovery", certainly need to by qualified by a certain passage of time before they can be deemed as facts ... In my direct experience of cancer these ar...
by Top balcony
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 7163

Re: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

I'm proud to say it was going to be a magnanimous gesture so the cancellation means I actually get a refund - bit of a result really ! I can personally vouch for Sulky's magnificent magnaniminity iro the still-going-ahead at-the time appearance in Mudchester. Sadly subsequently rained off. Colin To...
by Top balcony
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed
Replies: 49
Views: 4800

Re: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed

I'm just back from Southend. Me and Mrs TB had pendolino'd down to overnight at our son's in Barking and then had an AirB'n'B in Westcliffe for Wednesday night which overlooked the clucking venue!!! Obviously, cost an arm and a leg but it was a bit of a birthday treat and we had a lovely time at the...
by Top balcony
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed
Replies: 49
Views: 4800

Re: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed

bronxapostle wrote:Awesome news that it gets rescheduled BEFORE he comes back HOME to North America. A++++


I think you'll find he comes back HOME to Liverpool to see his ma after the show in Mudchester 6th July :D :D :D
by Top balcony
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Tiswas, doing the water bucket challenge, January 1980
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Elvis on Tiswas, doing the water bucket challenge, January 1980

at Top Balcony Towers we have our very own Compost Corner in tribute to : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKn5otfZHxE

EC contributed Can't Stand up for Falling Down to the "Tiswas Album" .https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tiswas-Album-V ... B002SR3SZW
by Top balcony
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 35
Views: 6316

Re: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day

Picked up my copy complete with download card. Single has the "large" hole so need an adapter to play the vinyl. I got one too, complete with the hole! Three hours from joining the queue @ 81Renshaw (http://www.81renshaw.co.uk/ ) to splashing the cash. wish me luck. ba Good luck BA ! Coli...
by Top balcony
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 6318

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

sulky lad wrote: ....I'm doing Nottingham, Manchester, Plymouth, Cardiff and Edinburgh + ?Newcastle....

You now swerving Southend or is this an abridged list in an attempt to misdirect your accountant :shock: :?:
Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Poignant choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Poignant choice of 'Alison' on Desert Island Discs

Many years ago, the presenter Kirsty Young worked for Scottish Television and hosted an evening magazine show. They had Elvis in the studio one night and, when he sang "Alison" with his acoustic guitar, I can recall Kirsty closing her eyes in rapture. EC had the same effect on Jonathan Ro...
by Top balcony
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 Years Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 3833

Re: 40 Years Ago

March 22nd Newcastle City Hall 1978, my first show, the wiki shows audience recording exists, anyone able to help me with a copy? Once I've sorted out my "DAD" issues, should be a recording surfacing there ! if Mr Lad's prediction does come to pass and another from the attic does surface ...
by Top balcony
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed
Replies: 49
Views: 4800

Re: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018

verbal gymnastics wrote:To be a *proper* forum meet up we’ll need John...


Put me down for the proper/improper forum meet up too, I'm on row F on Steve's side of the stage.

Can't wait!

Colin
by Top balcony
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018 - postponed
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018

:D :D I think a meet up in Nottingham is definitely on the cards that would be great, as an alternative I am also exploring the possibility of Southend on Sea. These options are almost entirely dependent on relatives with spare beds in Chesterfield and Barking. Would be much easier ( ie for me) if ...

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