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by Top balcony
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis Costello interview re: McCartney collaboration
Replies: 3
Views: 329

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: 764

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: 98
Views: 6961

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: 22
Views: 2269

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: 3680

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: 3680

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: 6225

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: 4020

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: 4020

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: 1368

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: 5734

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: 5493

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: 881

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: 3575

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: 4020

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: 2006

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 ...
by Top balcony
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018 - postponed
Replies: 14
Views: 2006

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

I'll be there - hahahaha :roll:Coincidentally I see Elvis now prefers Plymouth to Liverpool - how about that Colin TB ?? You're saying he's abandoned Big Stand FC for the mighty Argyle? I can understand that.... :D Great that he's saving you a long journey for once, I am investigating the possibili...
by Top balcony
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018
Replies: 54
Views: 6225

Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

I'm gutted! EC rarely plays both Liverpool and The City of Perpetual Rain these days on the same tour. I was hoping that he would be part of Liverpool's 10-year-anniversary-since-we-were-Capital-of-Culture celebration programme. In 2008 he played with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Looks like...
by Top balcony
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 28444

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

So what's the film like? I pretty much agree with The Guardian's assessment : https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/02/film-stars-dont-die-in-liverpool-review-jamie-bell-annette-bening-gloria-grahame Although I'd give it 6 out of 5 for the end-to-end Liverpool footage and Scouse accents, plus th...
by Top balcony
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 28444

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

The film's UK release seems to be 17th November.

There's a preview show at Liverpool's Picturehouse at FACT on Monday 13th, with a Q+A to follow.

I assume that the Q+A will not include our man, but he does have the date free.......

Colin with-his-fingers-crossed Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Glasgow 13 October 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

Re: Glasgow 13 October 1977

1) Did any of the Not For Trade shows ever show up ? There are quite a few shows apparently recorded that never appeared such as Eric's Liverpool 2 Aug 1977, Really hope someone is able to locate this, perhaps with connections to Granada TV at the time? Even less likely, but even more of interest t...
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: So Far Richard Groothuizen book for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

Re: So Far Richard Groothuizen book for sale

Santa's got this in his sack for me Chrimbo prezzie! Looks like it was a bidding war between North and South of the Mersey, sorry Oliversa. Roger's second book Going Through the Motions was my bible in those heady days of cassette trading (including with Sulky and Verbal) and bootleg buying at recor...
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 28444

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

In his tweet Elvis mentioned Mary McCartney. This made me think about this thread: http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10986 Were they filming the Elvis song? That's brilliant detective work - have you been "watching" :oops: - very likely that the Elvis song/s ...

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