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by Top balcony
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 14451

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

DR LUTHER’S ASSISTANT !!!!! Also played – incomplete and in no particular order (sorry) Poison Moon Last Year of my Youth Opportunity Jack of all Parades Watching the Detectives Ghost Train Radio Soul Jimmy Standing in the Rain / Buddy Ascension Day Everyday I write the Book Walking My Baby Back Ho...
by Top balcony
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 14451

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

Anyone fancy a pint beforehand?

Britons Protection is almost next to the BWH with great beer. Guess it will be heaving but I can't think of anywhere nearby that won't be. From 6.30 ish I'll be there wearing my Brutal Youth t-shirt, come and say hello.

Colin - Circle C 19
by Top balcony
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 14451

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

Sorry you won't be able to make it to the City of Perpetual Rain. Lets hope someone else has a briefcase crammed full of audio recording equipment in the auditorium. Are you reading this BA? Similarly sorry that I can't accompany you to Bexhil being unable to take your hint. Enjoy all the shows Coli...
by Top balcony
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays Knoxville, June 20 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4542

Re: Elvis (solo) plays Knoxville, June 20 2014

charliestumpy wrote: And well done USA Soccerballs in their fantastically gripping-entertaining match last night vs Belgium.


Yeah completely - Tim Howard : what a performance - and the rest too, wonderful.

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 14451

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

Me

Lowered my standards and going to Manchester!

Lets hope there's a mobile recording studio in attendance too.

Can't wait.

Colin - with a seat in the Balcony
by Top balcony
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Atlanta, Chastain Park
Replies: 8
Views: 2415

Re: Atlanta, Chastain Park

SP - this is a new one on me : big thanks for the link.
by Top balcony
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis MC at Kristofferson and Newman honoration by PEN
Replies: 13
Views: 3714

Re: Elvis MC at Kristofferson and Newman honoration by PEN

As good an excuse as any to post a link to this marvellous performance of the wonderful April 5th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cldEvQP_ ... e=youtu.be

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis taking questions on Twitter, June 5 '14
Replies: 25
Views: 5553

Re: Elvis taking questions on Twitter, June 5 '14

Why Manchester and not Liverpool in upcoming UK tour?
by Top balcony
Sat May 03, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Strangers In Amsterdam LP
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Strangers In Amsterdam LP

25 years ago EC toured UK with Nick Lowe as support - how good was that? - I saw the 11th May 1989 show at the Royal Court, Liverpool. For Encore One they came on stage and played Fireworks and PLU. Clearly not a gig MOOT, but an epic cameo duet. BTW all proceeds for the show and the previous one at...
by Top balcony
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: UK Tour 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4264

Re: UK Tour 2014

verbal gymnastics wrote: I'm sure there'll be a Liverpool show along the way...


how quickly hope has faded...

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Sheffield, 8 June '13
Replies: 36
Views: 7170

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Sheffield, 8 June '13

sulky lad wrote:My recording up on dime now !


Thanks so much for this and all the others - see you in the Fly in the Loaf in July.....

Colin Top Balcony
by Top balcony
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on youtube volume 42
Replies: 75
Views: 15734

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: 2074

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: 161815

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: 6666

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: 6666

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: 1098

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: 54799

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: 54799

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: 54799

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: 4975

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: 2841

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: 1453
Views: 435117

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: 6822

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...

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