Elvis when you least expect it

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:06 pm

It still counts :lol:
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Top balcony » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:01 pm

“ 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”


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PS I'd recommend the rest of the book too

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby ice nine » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:44 pm

I'm having lunch at Noodles & Co. and Beyond Belief is playing over the sound system.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:12 pm

Well, it is a very fashionable hovel :lol:
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby edney » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:39 am

British comedienne Lucy Porter is a Costello fan. Saw her at my local Arts Centre last night and even though Morrissey was her first love, Costello seems to be her main man right now. Lovely lady too.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby VelvetVoice » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:11 pm

Some mentioned in the beginning of this thread thinking that they hear Elvis Costello in church. I hear Elvis whenever I think of church! Some of his songs would go perfectly worked into the crucifixion story. I'm rewriting Man Out of Time with scripture, and in Wise Up Ghost, Come the Meantimes is the perfect thing for Jesus to be singing to the apostles. Would anyone be interested in hearing the details of my writing? Elvis music on Sundays would make the world a greater place.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby JONPD » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:02 pm

Top of the Tops 2 Christmas 2013 broadcast on 22 December featured the Specials performing Nelson Mandela. The captions they show during the song refer to Elvis Costello as producer.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:48 am

JONPD wrote:Top of the Tops 2 Christmas 2013 broadcast on 22 December featured the Specials performing Nelson Mandela. The captions they show during the song refer to Elvis Costello as producer.



For years I thought Elvis did the backing vocals on the chorus and the outro. But i think now its Stan Campbell. (might have his name wrong). I think I thought that because I saw Elvis singing with the Specials at the time. Probably on The Tube

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:50 am

Elvis was voted into the 'singers hall of fame' on Sunday Night with Michael Ball on radio 2 last Sunday.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:36 am

Elvis was voted into the 'singers hall of fame' on Sunday Night with Michael Ball on radio 2 last Sunday.


Pipe 'n slippers at the ready , listen again here -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ph2kj

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:33 am

Just heard Alison on Radio2 (3.25pm ) :shock:
........and a couple of days ago they played Oliver's Army at 10.05 in the morning including the "n" word ! :shock: ..........( I thought there had been some ridiculous law saying it had to be bleeped out ? )

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:23 am

Goon Squad wrote:Just heard Alison on Radio2 (3.25pm ) :shock:
........and a couple of days ago they played Oliver's Army at 10.05 in the morning including the "n" word ! :shock: ..........( I thought there had been some ridiculous law saying it had to be bleeped out ? )



I must admit I have never heard it bleeped out on UK radio. On karaoke the word is changed to figure

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby The imposter » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:14 pm

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
Goon Squad wrote:Just heard Alison on Radio2 (3.25pm ) :shock:
........and a couple of days ago they played Oliver's Army at 10.05 in the morning including the "n" word ! :shock: ..........( I thought there had been some ridiculous law saying it had to be bleeped out ? )



I must admit I have never heard it bleeped out on UK radio. On karaoke the word is changed to figure


One less white figure ?

Even more subversive :twisted: love it :)

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby John » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:56 pm

Oliver's Army twice whilst waiting to see Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool last weekend.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:58 pm

'Tripwire' in a hotel bar in Greenford.

Tripwire?! Somebody put it on the bar's mix tape. How on earth did anyone know the song existed?!

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:28 am

Neil. wrote:'Tripwire' in a hotel bar in Greenford.

Tripwire?! Somebody put it on the bar's mix tape. How on earth did anyone know the song existed?!


:shock: ..........blimey !

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:11 pm

Neil. wrote:'Tripwire' in a hotel bar in Greenford.

Tripwire?! Somebody put it on the bar's mix tape. How on earth did anyone know the song existed?!


Neil. - given your penchant for a beer, are you sure it wasn't "I trip through your wire" by U2 or something else. I know what you're like... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sulky lad » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:33 am

Given our performance at VGs 50th Bash, You Tripped At Every Step might be more appropriate :lol:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Jackson Monk » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:55 am

Venue: Holiday Inn, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Location: Gents Toilet
Song Playing: Walk Us Uptown
Level of unexpectedness: Very High
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:01 am

Come off it, Sulky - we were dancing on air, I thought!

Verbal, yes, there was of course beer involved. But I wasn't hearing things! A 'Wise Up Ghost track'! In a hotel bar! And now Jackson Monk's heard another track in the bogs!

Maybe the album has cut through more than we realise...

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:30 am

:shock: Red Shoes playing now on Radio 2 ! ( Thurs 11.29AM ) :shock:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Man out of Time » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:30 pm

Talking of "Red Shoes", this from the Londoner's Diary column in today's London Evening Standard:

"QUITE the dandiest, finest sight at Westminster yesterday was the BBC's Robert Peston, striding across College Green - where all the broadcasting is done on Budget Day - in an amazing pair of red suede shoes. Peston claims he wears them as a reference to the Elvis Costello song (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes. Scoopmeister Peston is son of a Labour peer. What other colour did you expect?"

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby paysfortheprivilege » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:59 am

Radio Kerry around 15.30 today, Oliver's Army without pc edit
Feck

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:03 pm

:D :D

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby JONPD » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:48 pm

In this weeks episode of BBC's legal drama Silk (one of the main characters is called Martha Costello):

What name was the room booked in? Costello, no first name just an initial E.

Defence barrister - a singer from the 1980s

Judge - a good year for the roses

Defence barrister - not so good for ship building


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