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by Top balcony
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bootlegs and a moral dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 4033

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: 13167

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: 8119

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: 8119

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
by Top balcony
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 8119

Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Thanks very much Azmuda and full marks for the super quick upload

Colin Grand Circle Front Row
by Top balcony
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 8119

Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Great to meet assorted Boarders before / after the show : including The Mighty Imposter, Bradwell and Mike, Cocktail Murderess, Spirit of Curiosity, and the legend of the lapels Sulky Lad. And a great night was had by all. Imposter got the souvenir set list so certain this'll surface shortly. Guess ...
by Top balcony
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 8119

Re: Elvis, solo, Liverpool June 15 2015

Can confirm I'll be there!

Expect the wonderful Philharmonic to be heaving.

Colin Grand Circle Front Row

PS Sulky's memory is fading him - The Sack is actually known as The fly in the Loaf ( or for older readers Kirklands)
by Top balcony
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy 50th birthday to John Foyle
Replies: 15
Views: 4540

Re: Happy 50th birthday to John Foyle

John and Martin Belated best wishes from me too - sorry I'm late to the party! Linking this for your curiosity and enjoyment : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW-figfxjzs and this epic : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ApPs2eMdKM hope there were none of these : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj51n...
by Top balcony
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Live Version "World's Great Optimist"
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

Re: Live Version "World's Great Optimist"

Ymaginatif wrote:
https://youtu.be/sprCjEsiALA
PS Sorry, I can't get this video to work here :(


Thanks so much - works pretty well in sunny South Liverpool!

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates
Replies: 76
Views: 18267

Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

And No Coffee Table wrote: Larkin Poe opening all shows from Gateshead (June 9) to Basingstoke (June 26) with the exceptions of Glasgow (June 11) and Carlisle (June 13).


this is indeed great news for those of us who have a ticket for Liverpool Phil!
by Top balcony
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Re: help!

Sulky Thanks for this kind offer, but unfortunately Nero 8 won't run on Windows 8.1. Microbastard's new operating system isn't compatible, instead 8.1 punters need to buy Nero 2014 for about 45 quid! Amazon have alternatives that are so cheap they probably fell off the back of a lorry, but I'll prob...
by Top balcony
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

help!

Once upon a time I had an old XP pc with FlacFrontend to convert my DIme acquired FLAC files into Wav files, and Nero Smartstart for cd burning. Now with my new 8.1 pc the FlacFronted doesn't work and neither does the Nero :( :( :( . So all suggestions gratefully accepted for some malware - free FLA...
by Top balcony
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates
Replies: 76
Views: 18267

Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

sulky lad wrote:... and possibly one more :wink:


Is that Liverpool calling?
by Top balcony
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates
Replies: 76
Views: 18267

Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

Bought my Liverpool Phil yesterday from the venue +/- 11am. By then they had no double seats available centre stalls so me and Mrs Top Balcony are in the Circle - front row. Nice lady in the box office advised me that the Phil's presale subscribers have first dabs on the majority of seats which are ...
by Top balcony
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates
Replies: 76
Views: 18267

Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

Mon 15th LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic

Yippee

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to receive Icon Award, Liverpool, Nov. 22 '14
Replies: 8
Views: 3071

Re: Elvis to receive Icon Award, Liverpool, Nov. 22 '14

Coverage here from the daily rag online (Scouse in the city: American actress Kim Cattrall returns to her birthplace Liverpool to collect an Icon award in a plunging dress) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2845807/American-actress-Kim-Cattrall-returns-birthplace-Liverpool-collect-Icon-aw...
by Top balcony
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis to receive Icon Award, Liverpool, Nov. 22 '14
Replies: 8
Views: 3071

Re: Elvis to receive Icon Award at the Collective Honours

Little further detail about this has been announced - time of day etc. - except that Kim Cattrall will also be there. Kim was born in sunny South Liverpool, just like me and Elvis' ma. I'll keep an eye out for him at our game against West Ham on Saturday, just get the feeling that he's seen the lig...
by Top balcony
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River
Replies: 341
Views: 101119

Re: T-Bone / Dylan project: Lost On The River

The following Bob Dylan / Elvis Costello songs have we heard so far, What do we find of the songs so far? Initially I was a little underwhelmed, but now I hear lovely melodies and some great studio performances. First things first SP- a huge thank you for putting all these links in one place. Think...
by Top balcony
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UK/European Tour 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3204

Re: UK/European Tour 2015

MOJO wrote:no love for the states or the city of San Francisco. Bogus. At least we have another World Series win! OH YEAH! Giants.



could someone kindly run this through Google translate for me? :D :D :D
MooT is usually a dab hand at GT

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Liverpool
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Re: Elvis in Liverpool

Missed him ! But there were 1.5m people on the streets so it would be easy hide, particularly wearing that trilby. The return of the Giants was wonderful , details via this link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707654/Liverpool-tells-story-played-WWI-spectacular-style-help-three-giant-puppe...
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 14449

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

One of the epics from last night was "For More Tears" a song I vaguely knew but couldn't really place. The Wiki advises that it hasn't been released officially. Last night was it's first UK performance. Info here - http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/For_More_Tears Wonderfully mov...
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 14449

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

[I was v close by (Row B -15) Just as well I was on my best behaviour, I hope you captured my cheering and foot stamping between songs. Probably better for all concerned if my contribution to the call and response during Less than Zero was not preserved for posterity. Sorry we didn't meet! All the ...
by Top balcony
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 14449

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

funkygibbon666 wrote: DIME etc later this week,


You've just made an old man very happy!

Colin Top Balcony

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