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by Neil.
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The new 'major key' songs
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: The new 'major key' songs

True, Sulky - though I'm intrigued to see what he means. You're right, loads of his songs have a major key joyousness to them - and start in major keys. Must be tough to write a song that doesn't include any minor chords at all - as you say, they'd get repetitive! Maybe our hero could do an isolatio...
by Neil.
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The new 'major key' songs
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

The new 'major key' songs

Elvis was saying in the recent NHS online Q&A that he's been writing a lot of 'major key' songs. I'll be REALLY intrigued to hear these. I remembered we were chatting about this topic a while back and have dug out the thread - it's here. http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&...
by Neil.
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 6938

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

..than Rockinghorse Road Just about glad and All the rage on Brutal Youth? No, there aren't. Unless you count Blue Chair Battered Old Bird Crimes of Paris or Crimes of Paris Poor Napoleon Next Time Round or Clubland Lover's Walk You'll Never Be a Man But the gauntlet you throw down might be the win...
by Neil.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 9992

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020

Good old Neil - great comment! Mrs Sulky and I both retired at the end of February and now we’re both anticipating an early recall back to the NHS !! Just my luck - first cancellations in 2018 was bad enough but expecting now a resumption of our careers. Oh Sulky - really? I hope you can have some ...
by Neil.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 9992

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020

That's a great statement from Elvis on his website about the cancellation. With no government statements about closing mass gatherings, it's great that Elvis took matters into his own hands - so sad for all who missed out seeing our hero, especially after the last tour was cancelled early too. Tough...
by Neil.
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 12126

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020

I was messaged to say Hurry Down Doomsday (the bugs are taking over) was played - a perverse joke to the Coronavirus perhaps! There was no perhaps about it - that was defo a Coronavirus ref! Great gig - saw loads of board members briefly in the pub before they rushed off to admirably support the su...
by Neil.
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 12126

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020

Here's the map for Duke of Cornwall: https://goo.gl/maps/MQYB1BUcuR2CfLwe9

Hope to see any other fans there, inc Sulky and anyone else reading this!

I'm expecting to get there by 7.30pm - Sheep to the... will be there appox 6.30pm.
by Neil.
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 12126

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Apollo, London, March 13, 2020

Hi to anyone who's (hoping) to go the Elvis London gig on Friday 13. Do you want to meet upstairs at the Lyric theatre bar before the gig? It's quite spacious and if it's a mild evening, there's a roof terrace. It's in Lyric Square, just round the corner from the tube. https://goo.gl/maps/TRKXTgtNYt...
by Neil.
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 17359

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, February 28, 2020

Have a fantastic time on the first night of the tour, one and all! x
by Neil.
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Suomenlinnan Studio, Finland, February 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 11227

Re: Elvis in Suomenlinnan Studio, Finland, February 2020

Okay, I feel the need to feverishly speculate. 1) No mention of The Imposters. Could this be a small side project? Took one week. Is that a long time or not in terms of producing a record? 2) Not mentioning The Imps doesn't mean they weren't there. They'll be tight as a band cos of rehearsing for th...
by Neil.
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 73
Views: 33243

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

Well well! If this isn't just Elvis winding up the press with a wild story, then, well, good luck to him! I'm all for him making an income from his work in whatever way he can. Google Translate must be taking a hammering at the moment in McManus Towers!
by Neil.
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 73
Views: 33243

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

even in a SDE wouldn't normally be described as "new" and "unprecedented".


I know what an STD is, but what's an SDE?
by Neil.
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!
Replies: 52
Views: 23529

Re: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!

Fantastic news for Elvis, the Imposters, Kitten and Briana, and Sebastian! Congratulations all!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by Neil.
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London Meet Up - Saturday 25th January 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 8091

Re: London Meet Up - Saturday 25th January 2020

Glad you had a good time - sorry I couldn't make it in the end and sorry I missed Bruce, Sulky! :wink:
by Neil.
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Remedy Robinson's podcast about Elvis's lyrics.
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

Re: Remedy Robinson's podcast about Elvis's lyrics.

Agreed - this sounded promising, but the druggy-sounding, hypnotic delivery ruined it for me and made me stop listening. It was too soporific and stylised.
by Neil.
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 73
Views: 33243

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

Is it too much to hope that this will be a DVD release of the Almost Blue Albert Hall RPO concert? I've only ever seen one clip.
by Neil.
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 73
Views: 33243

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

'Unprecedented'... 'based on'...

So if it's unprecedented, it won't be loads of alternate takes, cos we've had that.

Maybe it's a live album taken from on the 'Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers' tour?
by Neil.
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Around the Piano with Tom Odell' - ep 3
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

'Around the Piano with Tom Odell' - ep 3

This is a decade-by-decade account of piano as used in pop music, from the 60s onwards. I've not heard of Tom Odell, but it seems he's a big deal as a newish singer songwriter. Elvis and Steve are given a nod early in the third episode about the 80s & 90s, from 07 min 19 sec: https://www.bbc.co....
by Neil.
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 97354

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

Glad you mentioned this, Colin - just managed to nab one near the front of the Hammersmith balcony. Only a few left at the back, now. That said, a lot may have been snuffled by agencies!
by Neil.
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 12748

Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

Sulky, Strict Time was a coincidence: https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/status/1187743604984422400 Neil it wasn't a request, it was advisory :wink: Chuckle. That's a very ambiguous tweet. Maybe he's saying that they don't take requests, but... accidents will happen (i.e. he may 'accidentally' play ...

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