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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: 14587

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: 10662

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: 16539

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: 16539

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: 1919

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: 1919

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: 5953

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: 16539

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: 525
Views: 136670

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: 1919

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: 4976

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: 4976

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: 525
Views: 136670

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: 4976

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: 9310

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: 5953

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: 2001

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: 5953

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: 525
Views: 136670

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: 6632

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: 525
Views: 136670

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: 525
Views: 136670

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

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