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by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis UK Tour 2013
Replies: 256
Views: 88522

Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

I'm attending four shows - the two Royal Albert Hall ones, Liverpool and Brighton. I'd love to have done more, but I fear bankruptcy! :mrgreen: I would have loved to do Birmingham - the original date was June 9th, but it seems to have been rearranged to May 31st which means that I have to work and c...
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 445906

Re: Recent CD Purchases

Currently enjoying the Kinks' At The BBC box set which arrived in the post this morning. Essential for Kinks fans, without a doubt.
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your Top 10 Favourite Elvis Costello Albums
Replies: 32
Views: 16686

Re: Your Top 10 Favourite Elvis Costello Albums

I can't claim to have objective opinions about Elvis - all my viewpoints are entirely subjective! :D This was a lot more difficult that I imagined - and I feel lousy about leaving so many utterly fantastic albums outside this Top 10 (not enough!) list, but seeing as I suggested the topic, I can hard...
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Your Top 10 Favourite Elvis Costello Albums
Replies: 32
Views: 16686

Your Top 10 Favourite Elvis Costello Albums

Bear with me. I'm new here! :D I'm sure this subject has been covered before, but, scanning through the last few pages, it hasn't been tackled for a while and it's always nice to re-appraise and discuss favourites and differences of opinion. So, if you would indulge me a little, could I ask you to l...
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: RIP (The) Word
Replies: 13
Views: 5508

Re: RIP (The) Word

I've just looked it up - the first cover star was Nick Cave - the second issue's cover star was DPA McManus. Moz was #4.
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 430125

Re: New Gig Thread

so lacklustre wrote:Got this lot booked up

2 Oct State of the Union http://www.stateoftheunionmusic.com/


Boo & Brooks are absolutely spellbinding, live. Such lovely chaps, too. :)
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "He's a fine figure of a man and handsome too"
Replies: 16
Views: 4672

Re: "He's a fine figure of a man and handsome too"

It's certainly one of my favourites, both musically and lyrically. I concur with the remark that Elvis sounds great when he has something to sink his "vocal teeth" into and these sneering lines are Elvis at his biting best. Like many of Elvis' "break up" songs, I can (sadly) rela...
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Recent CD Purchases
Replies: 2208
Views: 445906

Re: Recent CD Purchases

"What We Saw From the Cheap Seats"- Regina Spektor. Excellent album, a nice eclectic mix of styles but pure Regina. She's quite a talent. Recent CD purchases (in the last couple of weeks) include; Truth - Jeff Beck - excellent early solo album, featuring Rod Stewart (when he was good). He...
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 430125

Re: New Gig Thread

Thank you, "Jack" - nice user name - great song from an excellent album. One of many excellent EC albums! I'll do my best to dip my toe in, here and there, as time permits! I'm full of good intentions...!
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: RIP (The) Word
Replies: 13
Views: 5508

Re: RIP (The) Word

Such a shame. It was my favourite music (and entertainment) magazine. Seem to remember that EC was on the first ever cover, which made me take a liking to them instantly. I've been fortunate enough to go to a couple of The Word gigs in London, met Neil Hannon (plus the editorial team of the mag) and...
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis UK Tour 2013
Replies: 256
Views: 88522

Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Thank you all for a warm welcome, much appreciated! Well, what a nice bunch. I can't promise to be prolific, but I've bookmarked the site and look forward to joining in the discussions as they come up. Maybe I'll even feel as if I've got to know some of you enough before the London gigs next year to...
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone besides myself miss Bruce Thomas' bass work ???
Replies: 138
Views: 61510

Re: Does anyone besides myself miss Bruce Thomas' bass work

Bit late to this discussion, but I've always found Bruce's bass-playing to be a little bit special. He's a creative, melodic bassist. The end of Riot Act is incredible, mainly thanks to the basswork. Other jaw-dropping bass grooves such as Chelsea and Pump It Up have been mentioned, but he added an ...
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: New Gig Thread
Replies: 1699
Views: 430125

Re: New Gig Thread

Going to see Grant Lee Buffalo at the HMV (Kentish Town) Forum on Tuesday. I loved their albums in the 90s but didn't get to see them live at the time. Should be a great night. Hopefully.
by HopeYou'reHappyNow
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis UK Tour 2013
Replies: 256
Views: 88522

Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Hello fellow EC lovers, Long-time fan here (not "first generation" as I'm a bit too young - I got into Elvis properly when Brutal Youth was released and spent the following years buying up all of his albums avidly). I've seen him four times now (which I'm well aware is nothing compared to ...

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