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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: 6399

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: 6399

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: 184396

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: 6399

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: 13061

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: 8080

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: 2471

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...
by Top balcony
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 8080

Re: Book promo, Liverpool, 26 October 2015

Best thanks for posting this.

As predicted in another thread I've done a complete about face and bought the first ticket!

I'd thought I'd never see EC at the RC again, those were fantastic gigs.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 184396

Re: Elvis 'memoir' now due Oct. 2015 - audio extract online

Mmmmm.......looks like there's still chance that he could pop up to Liverpool either side, either side of London Town :D Here's hoping....... I thought the same when I saw those dates, and also hope he's keeping the evening of the 10th October free so he can come to see Steve sing his songs at the ...
by Top balcony
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello UK Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 8564

Re: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello UK Tour

Steve' s show in Liverpool is the official opening of the new Music Room venue - are you cutting the tape Sulky? :wink: :wink: :wink: By the way in celebration of aforesaid opening the previous night the Phil is having an open evening whereby the public get to see behind the scenes in the main venue...
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 184396

Re: Elvis 'memoir' now due Oct. 2015 - audio extract online

johnfoyle wrote:It's gone.


... so it's a case of Unfaithful music and Disapearing Link

on the basis of what I heard it'll be an interesting read, but a difficult listen - EC could have done with a bit more action in his delivery (man)..

:D :D :D

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK - Oct. 2015
Replies: 526
Views: 184396

Re: Elvis 'memoir' now due Oct. 2015 - promo tour details

I agree with Sulky

I fully intend to boycott the London book signing event.

...and fully intend to reverse this principled stance if the aforesaid rocks up in Liverpool :D :D :D

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

johnfoyle wrote:... I hope to to be in Liverpool for Steve's show in October - seeya then!


great
by Top balcony
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Hi John Only ill-educated guesses from me. Back in those days the Liverpool Echo was a proper newspaper and used to feature ads like this one in the classifieds on a Friday night. The NME similarly had ads for gigs. But my money would be on the Echo. I didn't manage to see him live at Erics until th...
by Top balcony
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello UK Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 8564

Re: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello UK Tour

Liverpool tickets now on sale : http://www.liverpoolphil.com/17595/even ... tello.html or 0151 709 3789

Got mine - yippee

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello UK Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 8564

Re: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello UK Tour

I've just unbooked the Fly in the Loaf. On 10th October the Phil web site for 10th Oct says : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra The Carl Davis Collection,Beatles, Bond, ABBA and more. . . http://www.liverpoolphil.com/16663/events-classical-music/the-carl-davis-collection.html Confused Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello UK Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 8564

Re: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello UK Tour

I better get the Fly in the Loaf booked!

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bootlegs and a moral dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 5329

Re: Bootlegs and a moral dilemma

eray

don't worry, I'm pretty sure the "wise" bit was sarcasm!

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bootlegs and a moral dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 5329

Re: Bootlegs and a moral dilemma

There is much to play for here. I think we're all very grateful for EC's tolerance of audience recordings and I think the EC fanbase should be seen to fully support his legitimate desire to safeguard his income. As such I would strongly recommend the amateur recorder not to torrent their souvenir an...
by Top balcony
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June
Replies: 57
Views: 16679

Re: Elvis Solo, Basingstoke, Friday 26th June

verbal gymnastics wrote:Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! :lol:


Very pleased for everyone lucky enough to be there - VG you need a decent set of lapels to complete your outfit :wink: :wink: :wink:

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 9708

Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

think he was sitting next to you :wink: what did you think of the gig? I noticed he still fitted in a few localisms amongst the re-hearsed adlibs - eg starting out on computers in Netherton, buying a guitar from Frank Hessey's and during the Jimmy intro he referred to an argument with a fan 2 years ...
by Top balcony
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 9708

Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

sulky lad wrote:Just started track marking the Larkin Poe set !!


I gave them a solid 7 out of !0. Plenty of enthusiastic effort let down by poor sound - at least where we sat in the Grand Circle.

However with Elvis they were epic - 10 / 10 and a gold star.

Colin in the posh seats rattling his jewellery

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