Elvis when you least expect it

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:23 am

At Keele Service service station on the M6 on Wednesday 31st at around 5pm Oliver's Army was playing.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby John » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:09 pm

Everyday I Write The Book in Ikea, Warrington last weekend.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Top balcony » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:08 pm

John wrote:Everyday I Write The Book in Ikea, Warrington last weekend.



John is this fact or fiction?

Janet Top Balcony was in Ikea, Warrington last Sunday morning and had nothing to report...

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby John » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:01 am

You've caught me out Colin. Just checked with Mrs. John, it was Friday, not Sunday!!

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:06 pm

Was in Liverpool, went to the Cavern Club, Beatles iconography all around, walking through the streets, woman singing Imagine in a bar somewhere. I was with people I mostly hadn't met before and we were commenting on the Beatles being everywhere you turned. Someone said 'Aww, Imagine, what a classic', and, having always found it annoying, was citing Radio 4 Sat Morning's Inheritance Tracks going on about its 'message' without defining what exactly that was, and contrasting 'Imagine no possessions' with the infamous Dakota building controlled temperature floor full of furs to which the response came 'As Elvis Costello sang "Was it a millionaire who said 'Imagine no possessions'?"' I was so amazed it took me at least a minute to locate the song in my head. These things don't happen every day.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby JONPD » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:13 pm

Just got in the car 10.38pm, heard mention of Ross McManus, my ears pricked up and there followed mention of, and an interview, with Declan.

It was a Radio 2 programme In the Mood - Joe Loss with Michael Freedland.

Should be on iplayer soon O(programme originally broadcast 10pm Tuesday 2 July.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:58 am

It was a Radio 2 programme In the Mood - Joe Loss with Michael Freedland.


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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby JONPD » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:47 pm

Reference in the 7 July edition of The Sunday Times.

"In their heyday, the Bhundu Boys were lauded by Eric Clapton and Elvis Costello"

Unfortunately it was in an article about a rather unsavoury member who joined the band in the 1990s after their heyday who amongst other convictions has a rape conviction.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:04 am

From India Knight's column in today's Sunday Times about Proms and the old UK equivalent of the school disco:

"You wore something like a wedding dress to the prom, and something from Miss Selfridge to the disco. Promgoers had corsages made of real flowers; disco-goers had a little badge proclaiming their love of Elvis Costello..."
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:40 am

Rush of Elvis tunes on UK radio. Saturday night Gold played Pump It Up about 23.30 and then about an hour later played Oliver's Army.

Radio 2 played Cant Stand up this morning.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby OnesnamedGus » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:46 pm

Hi all

Long-time EC fan, short-term lurker, first-time poster so please be kind, especially if this something that's already been mentioned.

Last week's Radio Four edition of In Our Time contains (at least) two Costello 'lyric bombs' (if that's not a term already, I'm claiming it) - no prizes for guessing the song in advance when you see the subject is the invention of radio, but who can confirm to me the two references to lyrics which are dropped casually into the conversation? The first comes between about 10 and 15 minutes in - so subtly that I made a mental note to consult Google to see if our Elv had taken the words from the person being discussed ( :oops: ). However, there's a second drop between 25 and 30 minutes that confirms to me that it was no coincidence. I wonder if I missed any?

Still available on iPlayer as I type (to people in the UK anyway) but also downloadable as a podcast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:08 pm

The first comes between about 10 and 15 minutes in - so subtly that I made a mental note to consult Google to see if our Elv had taken the words from the person being discussed ( :oops: ). However, there's a second drop between 25 and 30 minutes that confirms to me that it was no coincidence.


Sorry, I didn't notice 'em! There was a reference to a cable going under the sea ("And slide inside the telephone wire that runs under the briny" from Crawling to the USA) and in the later bit, someone says "radio was wonderful, marvellous" - but that's gotta be a coincidence!

What were the lyrics you heard?

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:29 pm

Welcome by the way!
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:41 pm

Verbs, ta for reminding me of my manners! Yeah, welcome, OnesnamedGus!

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby OnesnamedGus » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:00 am

Neil. wrote:
The first comes between about 10 and 15 minutes in - so subtly that I made a mental note to consult Google to see if our Elv had taken the words from the person being discussed ( :oops: ). However, there's a second drop between 25 and 30 minutes that confirms to me that it was no coincidence.


Sorry, I didn't notice 'em! There was a reference to a cable going under the sea ("And slide inside the telephone wire that runs under the briny" from Crawling to the USA) and in the later bit, someone says "radio was wonderful, marvellous" - but that's gotta be a coincidence!

What were the lyrics you heard?


Thanks for the welcomes. I'll have to listen to it again later for exact timings, but I'm sure early on there's mention of radio as "sound salvation, cleaning up the nation".

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:49 am

Ah, brilliant! There's no way that's a coincidence, surely!

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Man out of Time » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:21 am

A page on "Socialist Unity.com" from 2009 is not where I would expect to find EC. The page is headed: "Elvis discusses his thoughts on Thatcher" - and has embedded links to a Youtube clip of EC on The Late Show with Tracey MacLeod.

http://socialistunity.com/elvis-costello-discusses-his-thoughts-on-thatcher/

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:43 pm

Not too surprising to find that interview and song on that site really! The disgust just oozes out in the interview and the song. Great stuff!
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:02 am

I was at a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London today. I went to the toilet and heard Brilliant Mistake as the background music. :shock:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:00 am

Shopping in Clinton's card shop in Bluewater yesterday and was astonished to suddenly hear "Everyday I write the book" come out over the speakers !
I think I was the only one in the store "mouthing along" ! ! ! :wink:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby TX_Fan » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:28 pm

While having a cocktail at a local Dallas breastaurant (Bikinis - http://www.bikinissportsbarandgrill.com/ ) , "I Hope Your Happy Now" played nice & loud. I'm pretty sure I was the only person in the place that truly appreciated it.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:24 pm

There is a new comedy on BBC3 called The Revolution Will Be Televised.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:19 am

Not exactly an Elvis ref though...
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:17 am

You might want to check your Elvis lyrics...
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:42 am

Elvis does indeed use the line 'The Revolution Will Be Televised' , Verbal, but he's probably quoting Gil Scott-Heron.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Revolu ... _Televised


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