Elvis when you least expect it

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Top balcony » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:20 pm

this is great - thanks for the link MooT

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby watercamp » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:03 pm

walked into a great vinyl store today and found a slightly used copy of 2 1/2 years for $30.00, been wanting that sucker for 20 years and now it's mine.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby docinwestchester » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:59 pm

watercamp wrote:walked into a great vinyl store today and found a slightly used copy of 2 1/2 years for $30.00, been wanting that sucker for 20 years and now it's mine.


Great book with it. Lots of amazing pics.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby JONPD » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:25 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-17536844

A rundown Grade II-listed seaside pier in north Wales has been taken over by the local authority.

Conwy council said it was the new owner of Colwyn Bay's 112-year-old Victoria pier, after the Welsh government acquired it from the Crown Estate.

Funding will now be sought to redevelop the landmark which once hosted performers such as Morecambe and Wise, Harry Secombe and Elvis Costello

The pier has been shut since its former owner was made bankrupt in July 2008.

A consultation on multi-million pound plans for the pier's redevelopment was launched in November 2011.

The proposals for pier, which opened in June 1900, included a restaurant, revamped pavilion theatre and shops.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Top balcony » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:16 pm

JONPD wrote: once hosted performers such as.....Elvis Costello


Details of the show and audio files available via this link: http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... Colwyn_Bay

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:47 am

Prime time ITV 1 comedy Benidorm featured Watching The Detectives last night.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Top balcony » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:49 am

Saw this in the soaraway-givaway-Metro this morning:

Sir Peter Blake reinvents Sgt Pepper album cover with his own inspirations: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/894889-sir- ... spirations

Elvis looms large at the front in My Aim era pose, annother one for the CV " I inspired Sir Peter Blake". S

Some are from the more predictable suspects - John Peel, Paul McCartney, Vivien Westwood - and a few suprises - Wreckless Eric and Fanny Cradock anyone?

Video link may be worth exploring?

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:55 am

Top balcony wrote:Saw this in the soaraway-givaway-Metro this morning:

Sir Peter Blake reinvents Sgt Pepper album cover with his own inspirations: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/894889-sir- ... spirations

Elvis looms large at the front in My Aim era pose, annother one for the CV " I inspired Sir Peter Blake". S

Some are from the more predictable suspects - John Peel, Paul McCartney, Vivien Westwood - and a few suprises - Wreckless Eric and Fanny Cradock anyone?

Video link may be worth exploring?

My 16 year old isnt an Elvis fan but she called me yesterday complaining that 'Loose Women' reviewed the picture and didnt mention Elvis even though he is almost the main one in it.

Good girl

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby TX_Fan » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:07 pm

When my local news station (Channel 4 -Dallas) came on this morning, they opened the broadcast with "Welcome to the Working Week".
The weatherman said something like..."That's a fitting song for a Monday morning. That was Elvis Costello"

Not often Elvis gets a shout out on a local news station in TX.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby watercamp » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:15 pm

Another great find in another Montreal used cd shop:
"An Overview Disc" 1995 Rykodisk promo cd mint for $6.00

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Dr. Luther » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:16 pm

watercamp wrote:Another great find in another Montreal used cd shop:
"An Overview Disc" 1995 Rykodisk promo cd mint for $6.00


That's a great interview.

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Postby JONPD » Sat May 12, 2012 1:24 pm

Last night's episode of Coronation Street included the line " I remember when we saw Elvis Costello at the Apollo". For those who don't know it Coronation Street is based in Manchester. And Elvis is playing at the Apollo tonight! The writer must be a fan.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Mikeh » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:05 am

In Halifax Morrison's (supermarket) on Sunday they were playing The Beat over the sound system - which surprised me - then an announcement came over the loudspeaker: "Could James Costello please go to Customer Services." Spooky huh?

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:32 pm

I watched The Simpsons tonight for the first time in ages. The story was about Marge, Lisa and Bart becoming foodies.

On their blog, Lisa lists one of her "Cutest vegetarians" as Elvis Costello.
international laughing stock...

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Burhead » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:21 pm

This happened awhile back, but I was listening Red Shoes on the way to eat lunch with my dear mother. When we got to the restaurant and took our seats in the back ground I hear Red Shoes coming over the speakers. :D

I thought it was pretty cool and slightly creepy at the same time haha.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby nicola76 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:46 pm

Starbucks seem to be playing 'Everyday I write the Book' whenever I'm in. Either that or I just hear Elvis all the time

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:28 pm

On Dynamo Magician Impossible, almost all of Watching the detectives is played.
international laughing stock...

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Natasha » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:38 am

During my trip last month me and Yanyna were at a record shop in Berlin. There was a radio show being broadcasted and someone was being interviewed. I don't speak a word of german but at some point the guy who was being interviewd asked for "Watching the Detectives". Yanyna had just found a copy of Blood & Chocolate and she thought this was a sign she should buy it. :p
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby krm » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:27 pm

The current activities in London challenge the creativity of the media. The Swedish national radio have created a Top 70- Best London songs. On place 31 suddenly EC appears with Hoover Factory.
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida. ... el=5211748
The countdown continues and I really assume that I dont wanna go to Chelsea shows up a bit higher on the list. I have Little hope for Londons Brilliant Parade or Londons Brilliant.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby The imposter » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:33 pm

krm wrote:The current activities in London challenge the creativity of the media. The Swedish national radio have created a Top 70- Best London songs. On place 31 suddenly EC appears with Hoover Factory.
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida. ... el=5211748
The countdown continues and I really assume that I dont wanna go to Chelsea shows up a bit higher on the list. I have Little hope for Londons Brilliant Parade or Londons Brilliant.


Waterloo sunset will surely top the list..beating "A foggy day in London Town" and "London Calling"

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:05 pm

Series premiere of "Go On" starring Matthew Perry was aired on NBC last night after the Olympics. Opening scene is a sports talk radio host signing out with Pump It Up in the background.

http://www.rickey.org/go-on-episode-1-f ... -premiere/

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby thepopeofpop » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:37 am

The imposter wrote:
krm wrote:The current activities in London challenge the creativity of the media. The Swedish national radio have created a Top 70- Best London songs. On place 31 suddenly EC appears with Hoover Factory.
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida. ... el=5211748
The countdown continues and I really assume that I dont wanna go to Chelsea shows up a bit higher on the list. I have Little hope for Londons Brilliant Parade or Londons Brilliant.


Waterloo sunset will surely top the list..beating "A foggy day in London Town" and "London Calling"


Good call. No "Chelsea" at all on the list, but yes to "Waterloo Sunset" and "London Calling":

1 The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
2 The Clash - London Calling
3 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
4 Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
5 Ralph McTell - Streets Of London
6 Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
7 Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
8 Beverley Martyn, John Martyn - Primrose Hill
9 Davy Jones - Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner
10 Lily Allen - LDN
11 Nick Drake - Mayfair
12 Duffy - Warwick Avenue
13 The Beatles - The Fool On The Hill
14 Dave Stewart - Jack Talking
15 Jackie Trent - 7.10 From Suburbia
16 The Pogues - A Rainy Night In Soho
17 Ella Fitzgerald - Louis Armstrong A Foggy Day
18 Adele - Hometown Glory
19 Donovan - Sunny Goodge Street
20 Madness - Our House
21 The Pogues Lullaby Of London
22 Squeeze - Piccadilly
23 The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
24 Fergie - London Bridge
25 Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
26 Vera Lynn - A Nightingale Sang In Berkerly Square
27 Billy Bragg - Upfield
28 The Clash - The Guns Of Brixton
29 Richard Suart - All down Piccadilly
30 The Style Council - The Piccadilly Trail
31 Elvis Costello - Hoover Factory
32 Petula Clark - Meet Me In Battersea Park
33 The Smiths - London
34 Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
35 Peter Dawson - Old Father Thames
36 David Bowie, Tony Visconti - London Bye Ta Ta
37 Accept - London Leatherboys
38 Saint Etienne - London Belongs To Me
39 Estelle & Kanye West - American boy
40 Sonny Boy Williamson - I'M Trying To Make London My Home
41 The Jam - Strange Town
42 Blur - For Tomorrow
43 Noel Coward - London Pride
44 Simon & Garfunkel - Blessed
45 Imelda May - Kentish Town Waltz
46 The Streets - Has It Come To This
47 Pulp - Bar Italia
48 Cyril Blake - I Was There
49 T Rex, Marc Bolan - London Boys
50 Pet Shop Boys - London
51 George Formby - Running Round The Fountains In Trafalgar Square
52 Simple Minds - Chelsea Girl
53 The Good The Bad & The Queen - Herculean
54 Bert And John - Soho
55 Phil Lynott - Solo In Soho
56 M.I.A. - Galang
57 Nick Cave - Brompton Oratory
58 Des O'Connor - Dick-A-Dum-Dum (King's Road)
59 Libertines - Time For Heroes
60 Belle & Sebastian - Mornington Crescent
61 Linda Lewis - Hampstead Way
62: Kirsty Maccoll - Soho Square
63: Bananarama - Hey Young London
64: Underworld - Born Slippy
65: Dimitri Keiski - London
66: Saint Etienne - Mario's Café
67: The Byrds - Eight Miles High
68: Little Majorette - London
69: Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
70: Heather Nova - London Rain
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Natasha » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:49 am

Gotta check a lot of songs on this list I still don't know. :)

I miss London! Now I am an orphan of Olympic Games/ seeing London on TV :((
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Man out of Time » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:25 am

It seems that Gert Thomas, who writes for BBC TV medical drama Holby City, is a fan.
According to IMDB,

http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm1528596/filmoseries#tt0184122

amongst the episodes he wrote in 2007 and 2008 were:

37. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (1 May 2007)

39. My Aim Is True (25 September 2007)
40. All This Useless Beauty (1 April 2008)

He also wrote an episode of BBC TV Medical drama "Casualty" entitled "What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" broadcast on 22 December 2007.



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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:05 am

My Ma loves Holby City - I'll ask her why she hasn't copped this - it's not good enough!


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