Elvis when you least expect it

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:58 pm

Mr. Getgood wrote:Mrs. Getgood and I were playing Battleships on a quiz machine in the boozer the other night when the following multiple choice question popped up:

WHICH MUSICIAN WROTE THE MUSICAL SCORE IL SOGNO?

A - ELVIS COSTELLO
B - PAUL McCARTNEY
C - ELVIS PRESLEY

We went on to win a quid as well!


Hilarious to think that most people would be shaking their fists at that, cursing it as too obscure. Though I guess Elvoid McPresley wasn't known for his composing, so that would knock it down to 50/50.

Hope all's well in your new(ish) neck o' the woods, Mr GG!

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Jack of All Parades » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:43 pm

While viewing the previews for upcoming movies in the theater this past weekend, waiting for the feature to start, my wife and I were treated to the sight of an extended video of EC performing the song he provided for the new movie "Movie Stars Don't Die in Liverpool". In essence the video of his piano playing, singing and dancing on the theater stage was the preview interspersed with a few cuts from the movie. Most unusual. I enjoyed the notion that they were using the entirety of the song to promote the movie with minimal shots from the film itself. I hope that isn't an ironic visual comment about the film, itself, as I rather enjoy Ms. Benning's work.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Mr. Getgood » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:53 am

Neil. wrote:
Mr. Getgood wrote:Mrs. Getgood and I were playing Battleships on a quiz machine in the boozer the other night when the following multiple choice question popped up:

WHICH MUSICIAN WROTE THE MUSICAL SCORE IL SOGNO?

A - ELVIS COSTELLO
B - PAUL McCARTNEY
C - ELVIS PRESLEY

We went on to win a quid as well!


Hilarious to think that most people would be shaking their fists at that, cursing it as too obscure. Though I guess Elvoid McPresley wasn't known for his composing, so that would knock it down to 50/50.

Hope all's well in your new(ish) neck o' the woods, Mr GG!


Cheers Neil. All fine and dandy down here thanks. Hope all's well your end. Hopefully catch up with you at the next meet up.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Jack of All Parades » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:19 pm

Watching Jeopardy last evening and one of the catagories was titled "I will back you up". The clue was "the Attractions". The answer was obvious and fortunately all the contestants seemed to know the correct response.
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed May 09, 2018 7:51 am

Sitting in a pub garden in Northampton last Saturday night and Watching The Detectives came on the pub music system

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Mr. Getgood » Wed May 09, 2018 12:12 pm

Was having another little flutter on the above mentioned quiz machine at the weekend when I was asked "Which act had a hit with Oliver's Army?".

Went on to win three quid this time!
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Wed May 09, 2018 2:34 pm

Mr. Getgood wrote:Was having another little flutter on the above mentioned quiz machine at the weekend when I was asked "Which act had a hit with Oliver's Army?".

Went on to win three quid this time!


But Mr GG, what was the answer?!!

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Mr. Getgood » Thu May 10, 2018 11:50 am

:D :D :D

So, pleased as punch at being quids in again due to an EC question, I made my way back to my barstool to share my good news with my drinking cohorts, only to be met with a barrage of derogatory comments about the tonal quality of Elvis' voice. What on earth is wrong with people?!
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Fri May 11, 2018 1:26 pm

I trust you bought them all a pint with your winnings - then decanted them over the heads of the aforementioned Elvis avoiders!


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