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by Top balcony
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Interview in German Rolling Stone, Jan '16
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

Re: Interview in German Rolling Stone, Jan '16

Sulky I honestly wouldn't fret over this - It's the translation which is awful. In Liverpool recently, Steve spoke very warmly of his friendship with Elvis. I assume that Pete's attitude is similar. I think we know that Elvis believes that the success of him and the "best backing band in the wo...
by Top balcony
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Front Row, BBC Radio 4 29 Dec. 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

Re: Elvis on Front Row, BBC Radio 4 29 Dec. 2015

Thanks for flagging this up John. Nice interview in "lets-unashamedly-plug-the-book" style. Nothing new really, but a few tasty live snippets of : Poison Moon / Party Girl This Year's Girl Indoor Fireworks I Hope You're Happy Now Shabby Doll I Can't Stand Up ...and supplemented with excerp...
by Top balcony
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis sings Alan Hull's Winter Song
Replies: 58
Views: 19973

Re: Elvis sings Alan Hull's Winter Song

given the current UK heatwave this classic promo video features something a bit more apt :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww0hN-puTdA
Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 166961

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Otis Westinghouse wrote:Has he said as much re the index?


Yeah, at the Liverpool Q+A he said, unprompted I think, that he hadn't written a referrence book and hence saw no need for an index.

Colin Top balcony
by Top balcony
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

Re: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015

johnfoyle wrote:Weather disruption means my flight to Liverpool tomorrow has been cancelled. So I'll miss these shows. Another time.


thats' a real shame.

all the best

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, London (UK), May 2016
Replies: 66
Views: 18040

Re: Elvis solo, London (UK), May 2016

verbal gymnastics wrote:Champagne or Luxury experience anybody?

http://rutlive.co.uk/event/elvis-costello/#hospitality


this is wrong on so many levels....

looks like a "must have" for robber barons and others of that ilk that EC despises

Comrade Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: RIP ALLEN TOUSSAINT
Replies: 41
Views: 12457

Re: RIP ALLEN TOUSSAINT

Very sad.

The fabulous 2007 Picket show is probably my favourite gig of Elvis' that I've attended, for lots of reasons. Big amongst them was the exquisite playing of Allen and his wonderful Band and Horns.

A genius, RIP
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Detour - screen showing in New Hampshire, July 23 '16
Replies: 70
Views: 19623

Re: Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall: cinema release, Oct. 2015

6 attendees in Liverpool - great film - next best thing to being there. Only real crib was having to suffer Stievie G La's visage again whilst That's not the Part of Him was playing.

Will leave VG to mark the dancecard.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Detour - screen showing in New Hampshire, July 23 '16
Replies: 70
Views: 19623

Re: Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall: cinema release, Oct. 2015

Cineworld Liverpool for me and Mrs TB

Expect to have a very good choice of seat, wonder how this business model works?

Colin
by Top balcony
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Manchester , England - 27 October 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: Book promo, Manchester , England - 27 October 2015

nope - decent turn out in Mudchester
by Top balcony
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Manchester , England - 27 October 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: Book promo, Manchester , England - 27 October 2015

All went swimminly well John. No photos allowed though. I was nineth (but whoose counting!) in the queue so this took 15 minutes from kick off to signing. My copy is from Santa so he wrote as requested "Happy Christmas Colin, Elvis Costello". in the brief time allotted I said how much I en...
by Top balcony
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 7092

Re: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015

A great time was had by all - including Coctail M and Spirit who kindly allowed me to join them in the queue (apologies to those behind) and MikeH who I snook in. Mark played the role of quizmaster well, but this was Elvis' show. Audience included Sir Alan Bleasedale, as is customary, but EC also na...
by Top balcony
Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Detour - screen showing in New Hampshire, July 23 '16
Replies: 70
Views: 19623

Re: Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall: cinema release, Oct. 2015

Has anyone managed to find this running in their nearby "selected cinema"?

I've assumed it'll air at the Cw in Liverpool, but all my efforts to confirm this have been confounded!

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 166961

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Enquired of this in my local WH Smiths, conversation truly went like this:

Me "excuse me madam, do you have Elvis Costello's autobiography?"

Madam " I'll have a look - who's the author?"
by Top balcony
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Manchester , England - 27 October 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: Book promo, Manchester , England - 27 October 2015

Mike

I agree Manchester is a grotty location :D :D :D

However as I work in Salford I may take them up on this - plan to queue in my Everton scarf - it's Waterstones who're organising the Liverpool Q+A.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

Re: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015

I thought this was a great show too. Mr and Mrs John plus Nicola 76 were the names that escaped you Mike. Great to see so many Boarders. I was hoping that Steve would play Happy Birthday for Sulky - but he let me down badly...However as a memorable birthday treat Liverpool City Council de-toured Sul...
by Top balcony
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

Re: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015

My plan is to get to the Fly in the Loaf in my Brutal Youth t-shirt for about 6.30 if anyone wants to join me. Then off to queue about 7 as doors open @7.15 I understand.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 166961

Re: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015

Another extract from the audio - https://soundcloud.com/penguin-books/unfaithful-music-and-disappearing-ink-written-and-read-by-elvis-costello-audiobook-extract?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter love the " ...full of boy-eating spiders..." bit - this will...
by Top balcony
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

Re: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , Liverpool , Oct. 10th 2015

Box office told me today there was one ticket remaining for this...
by Top balcony
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , London Oct. 12th 2015/Chris Difford digs Elvis book
Replies: 45
Views: 11486

Re: Steve Nieve plays Elvis , London Oct. 12th 2015

Fear not Neil - The Liverpool Philharmonic hall is a 1000+ seater, but Steve's opening their new Music Room which is a new intimate venue, I guess about 250 tops can be crammed in.
by Top balcony
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 7092

Re: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015

Worth plugging the availability of youtube footage of this epic show via the wiki : http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_1986-12-09_Liverpool However a bit of a health warning - this bootleg is awful quality, truly awful, with some x-rated (and very funny) adlibs from Drew Schofield ...
by Top balcony
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis filming in Liverpool today, Sept 28 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: Elvis filming in Liverpool today, Sept 28 2015

Mrs. John heard an interview on local radio station Citytalk in which Elvis said that he was taking his two boys to see their Nan and that he was being followed by an American TV crew covering the tour promoting his book. Wonder if this will feature alongside some stage footage from the solo show a...

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