Elvis when you least expect it

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Standstobeinsulted » Wed May 22, 2019 7:47 am

Howard Stern appeared Colbert yesterday. The band played Radio Radio for his entrance which led to Stern and Colbert dancing together

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat May 25, 2019 1:46 pm

I just heard Pump it up being used as the pre-show advert music for Britain’s Got Talent today at 19.44
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby buzz » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:55 am

I’ve just see trailer to new film Only You. Has EC song playing throughout!

https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/onl ... urzongroup

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Postby Goon Squad » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:51 am

buzz wrote:I’ve just see trailer to new film Only You. Has EC song playing throughout!

https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/onl ... urzongroup



Nice one !
Looks like the perfect fit for the trailer/film !
Could almost have been written for it !

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby buzz » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:14 pm

Hard to know if it’s romantic or creepy, or just both, like the song.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:52 pm

Popped into my local Morrisons today and was greeted with Accidents Will Happen blaring out from the loudspeakers! How bizarre ! :shock:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby rightbrain » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:31 am

Opening line from "The Beat" ("We're all going on a Summer holiday") leads off this newspaper article about the importance of taking vacation time off!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comm ... a-holiday/

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Offshoreram » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:33 pm

rightbrain wrote:Opening line from "The Beat" ("We're all going on a Summer holiday") leads off this newspaper article about the importance of taking vacation time off!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comm ... a-holiday/


Nice idea but more likely it's referring to the Cliff Richard song which is part of the British psyche, and also where Elvis took the first line of the song from...

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby rightbrain » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:37 am

Ha! Yes, that would explain it! Listening to that song for 40 years, and had no idea the opening line was lifted from a 1963 Cliff Richard song (and movie). Still learning those British references after all this time. Still have no idea who "Betty Felon" is for example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DxqdIA75sc

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:04 pm

Another one that springs to mind is the almost identical lines of Possession and From me to you by The Beatles

The Beatles
If there’s anything that you want
If there’s anything I can do

Elvis
If there’s anything that you want
If there’s anything that you need
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby rightbrain » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:33 pm

You just reminded me of a lyric in a Hank Williams song that reminds me of a line in "Crimes of Paris"

EC’s “Crimes of Paris”

And I find it hard to swallow good advice
Like going down three times to only come up twice
Come up twice


The Hank Williams Song “Long Gone Lonesome Blues”

And when I find me that river, Lord I'm gonna pay the price,
Oh Lord! I'm goin' down in it three times, but Lord I'm only comin’ up twice.
She's long gone, and now I'm lonesome blue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDRzixp1Fvw

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby krm » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:14 pm

I thought I had my share of Elvis for the day last saturday after meeting several lovely EC fans. Back in the hotel around 10:30 I turn on the TV and after 5 min Pump it up is played during the Ford eco comercial.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby rightbrain » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:27 pm

And of course, 1980's High Fidelity begins with . . . "Some things you never get used to" from Diana Ross and the Supremes just 11 years earlier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBmJayScjew

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby buzz » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:09 pm

How about this from today's Guardian/Observer. Maybe, Alan Johnson, some things are better ignored!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... s-costello

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:20 am

buzz wrote:How about this from today's Guardian/Observer. Maybe, Alan Johnson, some things are better ignored!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... s-costello


I put this in the Relatively Insignificant thread.

I should have put it here as well.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Miclewis » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:46 pm

Elvis certainly shows up in unexpected places. I was watching the second episode of a new TV show from Thailand (available on YouTube), called “3 Will Be Fee”. A character goes into the bathroom, and there is the cover of King of America on an album-sized tile hanging on the wall - very cool!

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby ice nine » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:09 am

I was at live touring show of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' and i saw a gentleman in an EC t-shirt. The show was hilarious and sold out. I recommend people see it. They were goofing on an old Jean Claude Van Damme movie.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Miclewis » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:42 pm

On Today's posted TryGuys, "TryPod" podcast on YouTube; Zach was wearing a "The Other Side of Summer" T-shirt. I always loved the single cover, I didn't realize Elvis had t-shirts made. I presume for the 1991 tour with the Rude Five.

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Postby Man out of Time » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:36 am

This online interview in which Joachim Scholl talks with Scottish writer, academic and stand-up comedian, A.L. Kennedy, appeared on the website of German national radio - Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

The relevant passage is right at the end and reads:

Joachim Scholl: "Hatten Sie vielleicht auch irgend so eine Melodie im Kopf, A.L. Kennedy?"

Kennedy: "Vielleicht – aber ich glaube, Elvis Costello. Ich liebe Elvis Costello. Ein bisschen dunkel, aber süß. Ja."

Or in English:

Joachim Scholl: Maybe you had a tune in your head, A.L. Kennedy?

Kennedy: Maybe - but I think Elvis Costello. I love Elvis Costello. A bit dark, but cute. Yes."

According to Amazon, A.L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards, including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in London and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of Warwick.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sulky lad » Fri May 01, 2020 12:52 pm

I was just preparing the evening meal and topped and tailed some carrots when Mrs. Sulky came in and picked up the ends and sang "Thank you for the carrots, I threw them at the chicken " - she'd taken them for our rescue bantam and spontaneously come out with a line from The Juliet Letters which I doubt she's heard since 2008 - no wonder I love her to bits !!
PS don't worry Briana and Kitten I think your position as backing singers is pretty safe! :roll: :wink:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon May 11, 2020 2:39 am

buzz wrote:I’ve just see trailer to new film Only You. Has EC song playing throughout!

https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/onl ... urzongroup


Mrs Sheep was watching this film yesterday. It is now on netflix. The main couple in the film are just getting to know each other when she says something about renting the flat and the records in it. I went to the kitchen at this part. When i returned They were playing I want you and start to dance to it. And then discuss what the song is about. A vinyl copy of Blood and Chocolate is resting against the wall.


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