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by Offshoreram
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 16471

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

This is a difficult one. Quite a few to choose from but some obvious one stand out. Not all great shows but there is more to it than that. The first one, 22nd October 1977, on the Stiff Tour at Leicester Uni. I didn't know at the time it would be start of a 43 year obsession but everything about th...
by Offshoreram
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite EC concert?
Replies: 55
Views: 16471

Re: Do you have a favorite EC concert?

This is a difficult one. Quite a few to choose from but some obvious one stand out. Not all great shows but there is more to it than that. The first one, 22nd October 1977, on the Stiff Tour at Leicester Uni. I didn't know at the time it would be start of a 43 year obsession but everything about the...
by Offshoreram
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 33045

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

I won’t be troubling the merchandise store. I’ll buy the CD and get Elvis to sign it. I'm the same although I'll probably get the vinyl. Having said that, I had Look Now ready for Elvis to sign in Oxford and that was cancelled on the morning of the gig. I'll just bring it a long with Hey Clockface ...
by Offshoreram
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 39462

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Firstly I should point out I'm a huge Weller/Jam fan and think we've been lucky to have two great, consistent song writers come from that mid 70s/punk scene still producing music worth listening to. FWIW I think Weller has been on good form for a good decade and I've seen Weller/the Jam 43 times com...
by Offshoreram
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 21675

Re: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020

Standstobeinsulted wrote:Absolutely agree, shades of Andy Gill. One of the most criminally underated guitarists of all time alongside Steve Cropper, Mick Green and Richard Thompson. Still sticks in my craw that The Edge(sic) has never acknowledged the debt he owes to Andy Gill


Totally agree.
by Offshoreram
Sat May 30, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 10)
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 10)

I gave up on this one a few days in. The album means so much to me. I remember buying it in the summer of 77 and taking around to a friends house desperate to hear what the fuss was about. We weren't disappointed. Obviously Watching the Detectives shouldn't be on the list bit I cannot vote a against...
by Offshoreram
Sat May 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve - The Immobile Tour BackStage
Replies: 183
Views: 215382

Re: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation

At the risk of hijacking this thread, does anyone else find Muriel’s interruptions really irritating? When Elvis is on (and they’re the only shows I’ve watched), on occasions she gives away the next song and speaks whilst Elvis is speaking, although I appreciate it’s difficult with video calls. She...
by Offshoreram
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 28140

Re: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020

Really enjoyed it. I liked his attitude to now not being the time for politics and not to get angry with those having to make the decisions. A time will come but not now. It's also the most 'English' I've heard him for a while. It would be great if he could do a regular podcast type thing as he cle...
by Offshoreram
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 28140

Re: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020

Really enjoyed it. I liked his attitude to now not being the time for politics and not to get angry with those having to make the decisions. A time will come but not now. It's also the most 'English' I've heard him for a while. It would be great if he could do a regular podcast type thing as he clea...
by Offshoreram
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 113558

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

For the record, I think the seemingly constant need from many quarters to politicise the current crisis is unnecessary. Agreed. When Wayne Rooney has to make an anti- government point about it, it’s clearly gone too far. I’m no Tory but I thought the response in the press conference on Thursday was...
by Offshoreram
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 113558

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

I wonder how much of the cancellation was driven by the need to get home before the flight restrictions from the UK to the US kicks in. No need to hang around seeing Liverpool crowned champions anymore Just time for a quick trip to see his mum then on to the airport. For the record, I think the seem...
by Offshoreram
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 13682

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

Nothing on the theatre website as yet but if you click on the buy tickets link it says no dates found.

Very sad but not unexpected. My 50th show will have to wait. I'm glad I managed to get to Nottingham.
by Offshoreram
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 13682

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

verbal gymnastics wrote:It’ll be even rarer if it’s signed :wink:


That's the plan :wink:
by Offshoreram
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play New Theatre, Oxford, March 15, 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 13682

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

I was just digging out some stuff for Elvis to hopefully sign tomorrow in Oxford and I've come across my copy of Less Than Zero/Radio Sweetheart and noticed the B side label is on both sides of the single. Now I don't know if I'm having a senior moment but I can't recall seeing this before or have I...
by Offshoreram
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, March 2, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 21622

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, March 2, 2020

I took a last minute decision to go to Nottingham last night. Originally I had planned Hammersmith, Oxford and Birmingham this tour. I didn't buy tickets in advance as I've started a new job which involves lots of last minute travel (I've just got back from 30 days in Northern Italy :shock:) and the...
by Offshoreram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1555
Views: 929554

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

verbal gymnastics wrote:
Offshoreram wrote:I think calling the film epic is generous. Entertaining yes, but it was also quite frustrating and left many questions unanswered.


It’s only a film. It’s not real. :lol:


Ah, that explains why it was projected on a screen in a darkened room :wink:
by Offshoreram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1555
Views: 929554

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

There's a brief scene in Danny Boyle's epic movie "Yesterday" where the PR Guy is running thru his marketing strategy, in the background are large black and white images, mocked up for the campaign to launch Jack Malik's first product. Unmistakably one is JM striking the full This Year's ...
by Offshoreram
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1555
Views: 929554

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Black Francis lists This Years Model as one of the albums that shaped him in this months Q Magazine. In some good company there :D https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69069340_10157605874532422_3300082596267950080_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_eui2=AeF-nau2LJEbKKZV0cadSsuS28Aru_MxX82C062aNQg...
by Offshoreram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 113558

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

The Just Trust Thursday Clue
"Where's Me Shirt?" #justtrustuk2020

And the portrait of Ken Dodd by David Cobley from the National Portrait Gallery

Image

Liverpool, or is that too simple?
by Offshoreram
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 113558

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Ah, of course it's Graham Nash

Grew up in Salford although born in Blackpool

Must be Manchester?
by Offshoreram
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 113558

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

The Just Trust Thursday Clue "Directions from Wigan Pier; walk softly and carry a little stick" #justtrustuk2020 https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68374562_10157236979836702_406965266740674560_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_eui2=AeHgf_6QAU4fkW-4dr8fFFkf1dV5yLlVcAMrMKSe4lE2CjyLpZ3...
by Offshoreram
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 720
Views: 359755

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Opening line from "The Beat" (" We're all going on a Summer holiday ") leads off this newspaper article about the importance of taking vacation time off! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/why-go-on-a-holiday/ Nice idea but more likely it's referring to the Cliff Richard...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 113558

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Oxford because of the Inspector Morse theme or possibly Birmingham as Jaguars are built there. If it's Oxford then it'll probably be the Apollo. If it's Birmingham then it's probably the Symphony Hall. Preferably both! The morse code spells Oxford, I believe, plus 'Morse' and it's the same car Mors...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 113558

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

The Just Trust Thursday Clue “— -..- ..-. --- .-. -..” #justtrustuk2020 https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67492598_10157206249806702_1203932698037452800_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQmJe5GWuO3CSdmgFQWdEpFukGr3nGkqTtwGVFX99erZYkd8CMKEH130RlXNHv92wLk&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr3-1.fna&...
by Offshoreram
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)
Replies: 231
Views: 113558

Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

The #justtrustuk2020 Thursday clue is "You need wheels" and a picture of Raleigh "The all steel bicycle". As Raleigh bikes are based in Nottingham I guess that's that one sorted. Cue the moans about the sound quality at Nottingham Arena... :lol: Royal Concert Hall or Rock City? ...

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