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by sulky lad
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 10
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 10

I've been gunning for 'Temptation' for what seems like weeks! And I don't even dislike it. Once again "ditto" I wonder if it has survived because of the Springsteen connection - it seems too much like pastiche ( like "Human Touch" for my liking and is way inferior to songs like ...
by sulky lad
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 9 - Sorry for the typo!
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 9 - Sorry for the typo!

Fishfinger king wrote:Oh for f*ck’s sake you’ve got to be kidding.....




Ditto !!
by sulky lad
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 6
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 6

B-Movie is out! I swear you get a kick out of this, Kosi! Okay, I attempted to assassinate 'Temptation' once again. People either love that song inordinately or are tactically voting to thwart me at every turn! Only a Welshman would believe tactical voting would come into it - unlike down here wher...
by sulky lad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 5
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 5

Fishfinger king wrote:Incredible
I stand accused is one of EC’s greatest ever covers.
You are all sick and wrong!
I’ve now voted for the same song five rounds running.
I didn’t want to give it away but how is “having a heart attack round your ankles” a good line or rhyme?





Every word is true ! :roll: :shock:
by sulky lad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 5
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 5

Hard to type this through my tears - is this voting only open to me, Neil, Fishfinger King and the AC/DC fan club ?!
I shall vote for "Riot Act" now everytime just to muck up the statistics.
by sulky lad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4691

Re: How is everyone doing?

But never mind, Joe Public contributed to a 100 year old walking along his garden and celebrity comics raised an equivalent amount by farting about on TV for a night so we're all pulling together aren't we? Oh God, yes, don't get me started on the poor 100-year-old man charity thing. The Tories mus...
by sulky lad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4691

Re: How is everyone doing?

Sulky, hope your return to the nursing sector will be safe. It is really concerning to hear all the news about lack of PPE. I hope you are well protected. I'm lucky enough to have a job I can do from home, and am finding it okay - not going stir crazy here in Middlesex. I am utterly appalled at our...
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4691

Re: How is everyone doing?

I've just bought a stake in Proctor and Gamble in the hope that sales of Domestos and Dettol go through the roof in the next few days !! :wink:
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Videos new to the official Elvis Costello channel.
Replies: 14
Views: 3039

Re: Videos new to the official Elvis Costello channel.

Harry Lime wrote:
sweetest punch wrote:https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/elvis-costello-heart-city-video/


Written by long-time Elvis Costello producer and acolyte Nick Lowe,


Hmm, think they got that the wrong way round.



There goes any chance of Nick being wiling to produce the next album :shock: :(
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3

I’ve kept that for my top ten Neil but I think my thinking is a bit twisted here :shock: because if the slow version on the 12” single which has a glorious feel. It’s also one of the few Elvis’ songs that I can “play” on the piano without being too embarrassed though I doubt if Steve will be partic...
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3

I’ve kept that for my top ten Neil but I think my thinking is a bit twisted here :shock: because if the slow version on the 12” single which has a glorious feel. It’s also one of the few Elvis’ songs that I can “play” on the piano without being too embarrassed though I doubt if Steve will be particu...
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3

https://forms.gle/WJo3Tnk7WPsSHGYUA Vote for your LEAST favorite song Beaten to the Punch is out. 23.6% voted for it. Kosi, it appears that Beaten to the Punch is still on the list given at the top of this thread (quoted here). Is there an error? I think God is telling you all the error of your vot...
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3

Like Fishfinger King will concur no doubt, I'm gutted by this, I really love this song all in 7ths like "You can't Do that" and about 5 years ago, every time I saw The Imposters backstage I always reminded them about this song and that it was in 7ths just to prompt them - but I think I may...
by sulky lad
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 2

Holy f*ck. This is brutal. It's my fault. IT'S ALL MY FAULT. I should have voted for Temptation. I like Temptation, but it's probably the song with the least tension in it on the album. Or is that Clowntime? I'm not trying to influence anything. Yes Neil ALL your fault !! :roll: Thanks for mentioni...
by sulky lad
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1

I had to choose something so I went with 5ive Gears in Reverse. Even though it's fantastic. Great riff, great organ, Elvis was in fully punny imagery mode in these lyrics, the motoring imagery comes tumbling out here: If your patience is EXHAUSTed And you still cannot decide And you're sitting in t...
by sulky lad
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4691

Re: How is everyone doing?

i could do a mamba dance with no shirt on if you like! oh, wait, that's not what you meant...and, frankly, i don't think it would help ANYTHING... :shock: 8) If a nearly 100 year old can raise £26 million for the NHS walking around his garden think how much this could raise - apart from a few raise...
by sulky lad
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4691

Re: How is everyone doing?

All is fine in MikeH towers, too. Working for the local authority and dealing with social care we are busier than ever and working from home. Thanks to Sulky and Top Balcony Junior for their work in these tough times. John Prine must have passed be by completely as I have not heard much by him - an...
by sulky lad
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4691

Re: How is everyone doing?

Steady as she goes in the Alberta foothills. Soaking my feet in Dylan's two new songs, and [starting first listen this morning] Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, and 15 feet of snow this winter slowly melting. Hope everyone is a-okay. Oh, wait. Canadian. Maybe eh?-okay is better. Glad you're OK...
by sulky lad
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Introduction

Neil. wrote:Incredible album. This is going to be tough. I think I know what the last two are going to be. And I know what my favourite is. Again, how can you say 'favourite' out of so many amazing songs?


At least we're not including the bonus Rhino tracks - now that would be a killer! :shock:
by sulky lad
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4691

Re: How is everyone doing?

Hi everyone Yes, all healthy on the Balcony too, but it's a strain. Having been retired for 2.5 years I have already got used to not going to work. My wife's job has been suspended pending 'normality' resuming. But our daughter works in a local hospital and so her risk of infection is a constant wo...
by sulky lad
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 4691

Re: How is everyone doing?

Whilst on tour following EC and The Imposters around the U.K. I loaded the car with CDs I hadn't listened to in a while - mainly all of The Smiths (except "The Queen Is Dead"), "Setting Sons", "All Mod Cons" and "Sound Effects" by The Jam, "Walls And Brid...
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Trust' insight
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: 'Trust' insight

Neil. wrote:Yes, Clubland is a fabulous epic, I love it! You feel you've been on a night out after it's finished - complete with hangover!


Yeah it encapsulates that sense of excitement and dread that nightclubs at that time in the U.K. epitomised !
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Trust' insight
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: 'Trust' insight

I knew Clubland used the same chords as "Message in A Bottle" and whilst statistically the latter is the better song ( higher charts. most often played on radio, best seller etc) Clubland is a work of absolute genius with a bass pattern than Sting could only dream of mastering and a lyric ...
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3610

Re: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?

bronxapostle wrote:I'm still hoping i never hear the cumbia LITTLE TRIGGERS, the rhumba LIP SERVICE or the charanga NO ACTION. I've already got REI MOMO on cd, cassette and vinyl!!!

I'm hoping there's a live performance in NY and that you'll be there for it, BA :wink:
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now wins Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album!
Replies: 52
Views: 21789

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

I like the idea of sending a Grammy certificate in a sparkly envelope! :shock: Once again, wonderful contribution made by Kitten and Briana to a sparkling record and to all the great shows that I've see. I only bought the album on CD after my return to Blackpool after the Edinburgh show ( yes , I ha...

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