Elvis when you least expect it

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:05 pm

That exchange in full:

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

Prosecuting counsel: In what name [was the room booked in]?

Witness: Costello

Prosecuting counsel: Name?

Witness: No first name just an initial, E.

Defence barrister - As in Elvis Costello. A singer, your ladyship

Judge - it's been a good year for the roses wouldn't you say, Mr Reader [name of the defence barrister]]

Defence barrister - but not so good for shipbuilding
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby scielle » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:22 am

Spotted earlier this month on the wall of Radio EPGB night club, the "home of underground and indie electronic in Tel Aviv":
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby invisible Pole » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:20 pm

Just heard Watching The Detectives in a Czech supermarket in a small town 10km from the Polish border.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby scielle » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:44 am

Unexpected backseat pocket find in this month's Delta magazine:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Mr. Getgood » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:06 am

Watching The Detectives played in a scene during BBC's new 1970's-based comedy The Kennedys.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Richard » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:31 pm

Minority Report
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Fredi

Elvis Costello -
16 minutes in (including ads) At cocktail party Alison starts playing. Quietly in background. Host demands to know who put the song on. Then asks for it to be stopped. He requests something from this century.
Our hero, Vega, comments,"OK he hates good music."

49th minute in (including ads) We see the cover of My Aim Is True pulled up on the sound system. Alison starts playing loudly. We discover the host disliked the song because it was a song he liked playing for his dead girlfriend.

The show is not good and won't see a second season. I just can't resist anything with a Phillip K Dick connection.
The Man In The High Castle is way better. I am 2 episodes into that one.

Bonus - one of the ads during Minority Report was for Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats. it uses Alright by Supergrass. Now that was unexpected.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Mikeh » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:33 am

I put Goodbye Cruel World 2cd version on my IPod and played in shuffle mode. On three occasions the album track was followed by the demo version from cd2. Home Truth, Inch by Inch and joe Porterhouse. Once would have been coincidence now these things start to bother me. Any other EC related coincidences??

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Azmuda » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:20 pm

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby JONPD » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:42 pm

Bill Bailey on the Simon Mayo show BBC Radio 2 this evening sind his favourite album is Punch The Clock

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby stricttime81 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:31 pm

"National Ransom" playing over loudspeaker at Wal-Mart on Long Island, of all places.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby JONPD » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:08 pm

Pump It Up played at the end of the BBCs coverage of the Wales vs France match

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby krm » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:19 am

http://www.dn.se/bostad/martin-stenmarc ... samhallet/

Swedish singer Martin Stenmarck who is performing in the qualification rounds for the Swedish contribution in the European Song COntest tonight is presented in a big article in daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
The article focus on his passion for singing, family, baking, manga etc but also some words about his guitar:

The guitar is a Gibson and the neck is mainly of pearl. It was built in 1933 and was named "Century of Progress". Elvis Costello had one of the original guitars before it broke. At the time, Gibson offered to make an exact copy of his guitar, and then they made about 300 units. When one of them came to Sweden, I was the fastest and first to get one. According to the certificate as it is finished on my birthday, which feels a bit like a sign.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:34 am

last night, while fine dining at UNO'S Pizzeria :lol: for our 14th wedding anniversary, VERY unbelievably: MOODS FOR MODERNS!!!! :shock: :shock:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Top balcony » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:26 pm

Our son's wedding reception at Pepper Saint Ontiod, Isle of Dogs, recently. He and prospective bride had constructed two playlists. I was suprised and delighted to hear My Funny Valentine during the 'quiet bit'. Later came She and then Lipsick Vogue during the 'loud/dancing bit'.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sulky lad » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:10 pm

Mr and Mrs TB "dahn souff"!!! You'll be heading to the home of the Inbreds next !! Sounds like young Mr TB has already been indoctrinated :wink:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby ice nine » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:27 am

CBS This Morning played 'What's So Funny About PLU' as they went into a commercial following reporting on the debate.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:46 pm

Radio 2 this evening, 5.30ish, on Simon Mayo Show, PLU was played as a request by several people for tonight's theme which was "making the world a better place".
Simon described it as "an Elvis classic" ! 8)

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Miclewis » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:23 pm

Sitting in Brio's in Danbury, and Chelsea is playing. Odd for an Tuscan restaurant chain; but nice to hear.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:33 am

Discovering Elvis Costello on sky arts last Friday was a very big Elvis when you least expect it

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:29 pm

This evening's Simon Mayo Show on Radio 2 opened with Radio Radio ! 8)

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri May 05, 2017 1:47 am

Turned the radio on at 05.30 this morning and Vanessa Feltz was playing Radio Radio. Also there was ad on the radio for a 6music programme from Jo Nesbo and This Years Girl was being played in the background

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:32 am

I just read U2's setlist for their Twickenham gig last night and it said they played Beautiful Day with a snippet of Alison.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:34 am

I pressed submit too early!

It made me wonder if Elvis was there as he's certainly in England.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:48 am

That answers my question - cheers!
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