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by sulky lad
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to release Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Replies: 199
Views: 48656

Re: EC to release Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

Just got my vinyl copy (at last) with Femme Fatale and What Lewis Did. Just a minor quibble but, like Momofuku, what is the point in putting a single album out over 2 discs ? - at least with an "old-fashioned" album you got a continuity (not quite like CD admittedly) but the effect of havi...
by sulky lad
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone besides myself miss Bruce Thomas' bass work ???
Replies: 138
Views: 51397

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

I guess any comparison of performances and playing is always hugely subjective given that 32 years have passed since Elvis first played with a band that had Bruce on bass. I certainly agree that Davey's vocals are a bonus but if we're talking about bass playing then Bruce is the better improviser - ...
by sulky lad
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Robert Earl Keen at Bonnaroo
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Elvis and Robert Earl Keen at Bonnaroo

Fascinating - tell us how happy Bruce must have looked seeing EC play bass !! :lol:
by sulky lad
Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes 6/16 Nashville
Replies: 48
Views: 10885

Re: Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes 6/16 Nashville

Concert now up on dime courtesy of the great Mike Bodayle
Torrent #254139 Elvis Costello & the Sugarcanes - Ryman - Nashville TN - June 16, 2009
by sulky lad
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis interview in Daily Telegraph, June '09
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: Elvis interview in Daily Telegraph, June '09

'Bold too well'.....must be a Manchester phrase.


Brilliant, Mr Foyle - I guess that puts them on a par in articulation with both Messers Gallagher :P
by sulky lad
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone besides myself miss Bruce Thomas' bass work ???
Replies: 138
Views: 51397

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

Perfectly summed up as far as I'm concerned - and I'll never forget seeing Pete Thomas look somewhat ashamed when The Imposters tried Human Hands on the second half of the UK 2005 tour and Davey didn't quite cut the mustard !
by sulky lad
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC & Brodsky Quartet - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 27 April
Replies: 18
Views: 4706

Re: EC & Brodsky Quartet - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 27 April

Thanks for the compliment, that was my recording. It's almost impossible to record Elvis with anything less than full soundboard equipment these days because of the incredible range of volume that he and whoever else is playing with him uses - and I'm not competent enough (or brave enough) to try an...
by sulky lad
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Game!
Replies: 71
Views: 12642

Re: New Game!

"Love Went Mad" turning Piccadilly into Brands Hatch"

Next word keeping this theme going of course Hammersmith - there are two but I don't want the Hammersmith Palais from London's Brilliant Parade I want a different Hammersmith
by sulky lad
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Game!
Replies: 71
Views: 12642

Re: New Game!

The Other End Of The Telescope "With a bamboo needle on a shellac of Chopin"
Next word - camptown
by sulky lad
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Sugarcanes, New York, NY, 10 Jun 2009
Replies: 36
Views: 8884

Re: Elvis and The Sugarcanes, New York, NY, 10 Jun 2009

! another awesome night at the BEACON! 2 hours into the show, a security girl approached me saying "you're not recording right? we have security near the stage watching you. you'll be thrown out!" i shook my head "NO" and never turned SONY off. ah, the bronxapostle still got it! ...
by sulky lad
Mon May 04, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Brodskys U.K. tour '09 -some jumbled thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: Elvis/Brodskys U.K. tour -some jumbled images and thoughts

Unlike John, I only managed 3 of the shows ( Barbican with VG, Manchester and Birmingham) but I came away from all of them with one main thought - WHY ? Over the past 4 years Elvis seems resolved to test the patience of the British fans to their limit and I think I can trace this back to the C/N tou...
by sulky lad
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: EC Portsmouth Guildhall April 12 1978
Replies: 8
Views: 3225

Re: EC Portsmouth Guildhall April 12 1978

I know Phil Lynott played at The Roundhouse on 15th or 16th April 1978 but I wasn't aware he played on the Portsmouth show, anyone know for sure ?
by sulky lad
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Costello Live Collection
Replies: 1
Views: 1771

Costello Live Collection

Having completed my "life's work" a couple of years ago when I finished transferring all my Costello live cassettes onto digital format, it seems the time has come to dispose of the cassettes. Rather than just pollute the planet by sending them all to landfill, I'm wondering if anyone out ...
by sulky lad
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: London Meet Up - Saturday 25th October
Replies: 15
Views: 3408

Re: London Meet Up - Saturday 25th October

11 hours to go and I'm listening to Picture At An Exhibition trying to record some varying EC concerts for the gathering hordes ! No sleep til Hammersmith (or Charing Cross Road at least) And I wont' be wearing the fantastic " 1/2 Years promo sweatshirt despie VG's encouragement
by sulky lad
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you share your birthday with Elvis?
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

Re: Do you share your birthday with Elvis?

I would like to point out that I share the same birth date (though not birthday ) as John Lennon, whereas my Dad, a church organist, shares the same as Liberace and my brother's is August 9th which I think is the same as Pete Thomas. Of course my brother is a keyboard player and I'm a bassist - mayb...
by sulky lad
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello at Liverpool Philharmonic 25/06/08
Replies: 76
Views: 17538

Re: Costello at Liverpool Philharmonic 25/06/08

Surely, Otis, you mean if Elvis could play the piano !! :lol:
by sulky lad
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Memories of '3 shows a night' Elvis , 1979
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: Memories of '3 shows a night' Elvis , 1979

I have two of these shows but not the Lone Star concert sadly, if anyone wants a copy - not great
quality recordings but what the hell.
I don't recall the mentioned concert ending in a medley but I've probably not listened to them for 10 years !
by sulky lad
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Philharminc Hall, Liverpool 25 June 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Philharminc Hall, Liverpool 25 June 2008

I'm now uploading this concert on dime. For those interested recorded at 48 kHz and 24 bit but converted down for dime to 16 bit 44.1 kHz on a Marantz PMD 620 flash recorder. Pretty good sound except for a couple of mike rustlings due to have to shift when latecomers squeezed past and a mad panic wh...
by sulky lad
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello at Liverpool Philharmonic 25/06/08
Replies: 76
Views: 17538

Re: Costello at Liverpool Philharmonic 25/06/08

Hi, as Shanks said (apart from it's not a matter of life or death ....) I'm still trying to upload the show to dime. My problem is, I recorded it at 48 kHz, 24 bit and I can't seem to find a way to convert the recording to 16 bit 44.1 kHz. Can anyone advise how ? I've had a look on Nero, my usual wa...
by sulky lad
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello at Liverpool Philharmonic 25/06/08
Replies: 76
Views: 17538

Re: Costello at Liverpool Philharmonic 25/06/08

Apart from some rustling as I adjusted the mike position, I can assure people my recording from last night is damn fine and is digital so please bear with me ,as I'm away on holiday for a week but it'll be up as soon as I get back.
by sulky lad
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Brutal youth
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Re: Brutal youth

Old question, I know, but did this (along with Kojak Variety and Painted From Memory ) ever get released on vinyl ?
by sulky lad
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bargain Buy
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Bargain Buy

I got my second vinyl copy of Get Happy in a tiny record shop in St. Austell in Cornwall when shopping with my aged great uncle and I bought From Head To toe and had the album given away for free. My father refused to go back in and buy a second single to get me a further single and free album. I bo...
by sulky lad
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Costello at Liverpool Philharmonic 25/06/08
Replies: 76
Views: 17538

Re: Costello at Liverpool Philharmonic 25/06/08

It was great to see John, Misha, Colin, Nick and the lady who's name I didn't catch at the Philharmonic. John was the first person I recognised as I drove down Hope Street in the afternoon. He was looking dapper in fawn linen jacket and wasn't taking photographs as I zoomed past. Elvis seemed deligh...
by sulky lad
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Oliver's Army -first Elvis/Attractions rendition, July 1978
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: Elvis/Roskilde , July 1978 - does anyone have it?

Now uploading concert to dime - see you in Glasgow, John ?
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello'
Replies: 368
Views: 80330

Re: 'Lost Highway will release Momofuku from Elvis Costello'

Had an email from HMV online today to say MF (OK Mr Pope !) to say they were "out of stock " but would be posting the said vinyl as soon as possible. Now out of stock always struck me as being the same as sold out but that patently isn't the case here. Hope Favehour has a great time tonigh...

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