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by Top balcony
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on youtube volume 42
Replies: 75
Views: 15041

Re: Elvis on youtube volume 42

Stumbled accross this link from Laura Cantrell's website - Elvis Costello & Laura Cantrell play James Taylor's "Bartenders Blues" from Spectacle :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJHKycMTlSY

I love this...

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: what's your favorite Elvis Costello recording (Non cd)
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: what's your favorite Elvis Costello recording (Non cd)

My very favourite is Sulky's wonderful recording of Elvis' epic show at the Picket on 5th July 2007. Details via this link to the wiki : http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Concert_2007-07-05_Liverpool No idea how he achieved such clarity in such a small and rammed venue, but this recording...
by Top balcony
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 683
Views: 155726

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

“ The Falls” by Ian Rankin, page 188: Claverhouse was silent for a moment. This cheers me immensely, he said . Right, the person you want to speak to is Declan Macmanus.” Rebus frowned. “Wasn’t that Elvis Costello’s real name?” “Well. He obviously passed it on to someone in need” Colin Top Balcony P...
by Top balcony
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC plays Orono, Maine, November 19, 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6406

Re: EC plays Orono, Maine, November 19, 2013

Ok, I admit if I was in a burning building then firemen – like my Dad was – would be rather more use than any of you lot!
But, seriously, the risks you take to record and the time you take to process AND SHARE, is really amazing.
Thank you
by Top balcony
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC plays Orono, Maine, November 19, 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 6406

Re: EC plays Orono, Maine, November 19, 2013

johnfoyle wrote: our heros Sulky , BA, Doc etc. !


"Heros" doesn't do justice to my gratitude, perhaps "Superheros?"

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello's palm reading!
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Elvis Costello's palm reading!

this is ace - thanks for posting Neil

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 53431

Re: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" - docu. - BBC4 Nov. 8 '1

sulky lad wrote: - surely you're not holidaying in Manchester ??! :lol:


Nah - deepest Derbyshire - I do work in Manchester, but I aways make sure my chair faces into the room so I can't see OT out of the window.

Good luck tonight - Arteta hatrick would be very well received

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 53431

Re: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" - docu. - BBC4 Nov. 8 '1

Fantastic John - thanks very much

COYB

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" docu.
Replies: 179
Views: 53431

Re: "Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance" - docu. - BBC4 Nov. 8 '1

BBC write-up Fri 8 Nov 2013 21:00 BBC Four Sat 9 Nov 2013 01:10 BBC Four Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH The above sceenings neatly co-incide with my family's weekend away in a log cabin without TV. I guess I DIme will discount it due to buyable...
by Top balcony
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis getting Hon. Doctorate , doing talk, Oct. 25 '13
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Elvis getting Hon. Doctorate , doing talk, Oct. 25 '13

Here's a link to the thread setting out the story of his 2008 doctorate in his home city:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7292&p=119220&hilit=doctorate#p119220

Sadly the link to the actual acceptance speech has long since become decoupled.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC and The Roots on NPR's World Cafe Sept 24, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2741

Re: EC and The Roots on NPR's World Cafe Sept 24, 2013

docinwestchester wrote:I'll record it tonight.


top man

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1437
Views: 418025

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

There's an award winning media company in Liverpool - run by two massive Elvis fans - in fact the like him so much the called their enterprise after one of his obscurities : Little Atom Productions.

Details here http://littleatomproductions.com/home/

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: WISE UP GHOST Deluxe
Replies: 25
Views: 6541

Re: WISE UP GHOST Deluxe

My quest :oops: for the delux CD came to an end with a purchase in HMV Liverpool. No glue issues I'm pleased to report. The extra £10 got me 3 more tracks and a booklet in a font I can read, so I'm very pleased with myself. Lack super stereo so the this format fits fine with my cd player in the kitc...
by Top balcony
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 64911

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

Should have called this rant Wise Up HMV . Colin Top Balcony Any luck Colin? Halfway there. Now have the double LP from Fopp in Manchester, giving them and other physical record shops in Liverpool and Manchester till Friday before I go for the web, you've ordered from a virtual site, have they arri...
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: uncirculated ba (brilliant analog) recordings coming soon
Replies: 21
Views: 2136

Re: uncirculated ba (brilliant analog) recordings coming soo

Crikey - 105 - to quote Aretha : "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: uncirculated ba (brilliant analog) recordings coming soon
Replies: 21
Views: 2136

Re: uncirculated ba (brilliant analog) recordings coming soo

Hey no worries at this end, the chance to name check one of my favourite tracks from one of my favourite albums was too good to miss :oops: All good here if you ignore my complete lack of physical Wise Up Ghost action - read my account in the Countdown tread and weep. All the best Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 64911

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

This tread has been a joy - thanks everyone What's not a joy is my Wise Up Ghost purchasing experience. Despite UK release today I'm still on Countdown. Last week HMV Liverpool said they would be stocking today the vinyl and de-luxe CD both @£19.99. Willing to forgo the cheaper internet options, I a...
by Top balcony
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: uncirculated ba (brilliant analog) recordings coming soon
Replies: 21
Views: 2136

Re: uncirculated ba (brilliant analog) recordings coming soo

hope our good friend COLIN can once again chime in with artwork too! I stand accused - but it's not me!But a big thanks from me for all this archive trawling, much appreciated. The sleeve artist you have in mind shares my Christian name but is not a member of this Board, I'll send him an email / DI...
by Top balcony
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 238677

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

johnfoyle wrote: I got the disc!


fantastic John - all round to your place!!!!!!

Colin Top Balcony - with a keg of Red Barrel to get the party going with a swing

( for younger readers : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQLhfbBt1Lc )
by Top balcony
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 238677

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

In homage to Juke Box Jury, please read this in a strong West Midlands accent:



..................................." I'll give it FIVE"

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Imposter's Tweets
Replies: 11
Views: 4802

Re: The Imposter's Tweets

No idea re the brand of trainers..... but just in front of them is Salthouse Dock which EC referenced in Red Cotton "...so picture the scene on the Old Salt House docks....". Nearby is Tate Liverpool where Mrs Top Balcony is working today and on Costello Watch in case he's tempted by the C...
by Top balcony
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 238677

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

As a counter rumour - Elvis and the Roots to play The Picket, details of venue here:- http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6447 12 day residency June / July 2014 As supporting evidence, the Picket was the first venue to host EC & Allen,Liverpool hosted the first full U...
by Top balcony
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen play Liverpool, July 5 '07
Replies: 65
Views: 16657

Re: Elvis and Allen play Liverpool, July 5 '07

Send me a PM...

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool, 10 June '13
Replies: 50
Views: 7572

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Liverpool, 10 June '13

John

What was your view of Almost Blue in the Balcony like?

Colin

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