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.
"....there's a merry song that starts in 'I' and ends in 'You', as many famous pop songs do....'

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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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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:51 am

I popped to the gym at lunchtime today and they played I Wanna Be Loved whilst I was having a run.

It was the normal radio edit on the playlist but it was still a (nice) shock!
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Ulster Boy » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:30 am

Watching the detectives turned up in the background of the Torvill and Deane drama on UK tv on Boxing night

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:16 am

Christmas “Would I Lie To You?”, and Noddy Holder was telling a story from the late 70s when he was on the way back from a rock stars nativity themed fancy dress party dressed as Joseph, when he had to get out of his car to push a donkey out of the way on a country lane.
James Acaster then asked......” How did you know it wasn’t Elvis Costello dressed as a donkey on the way to the party?”

:shock: How bizarre ! :lol:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:13 am

I saw that Goon Squad, probably James has been hanging out with VG too much

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sulky lad » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:02 am

Sheeptotheslaughter wrote
I saw that Goon Squad, probably James has been hanging out with VG too much

:D :D :D

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Goon Squad » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:03 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:I saw that Goon Squad, probably James has been hanging out with VG too much


:lol:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:15 am

:lol: Taking the step from Donkey to Man!

Brilliant - for those of you not in on the joke, I’ve met James Acaster three times this year.

At least I hope that’s why you referenced me :? :?: :lol:
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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sulky lad » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:36 pm

I'd also point out that VG and Frankie Boyle have never been seen in the same room at the same time :wink:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Top balcony » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 am

Page 55 in AJ Hartley's excellent novel " Cold Bath Street", it's 1978 and two teenage ghosts, Roarer and Preston, are discussing the relative merits of Elvis' Presley and Costello:
" Only one Elvis" he concluded, happily. "Elvis 'The Pelvis' Presley. Who's this Costello character?"
" " I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea?" " Preston tried." "Watching the Detectives?' 'Pump it up?" "
Roarer just shrugged.
"He's the best," said Preston, thinking back to an episode of Top of the Pops only weeks before he had died when he had gotten his mother to confess that there was something compelling about the singer in his odd, too small trousers and oversized glasses. Preston loved the whole thing: the look, the clever words, the edge to the music. It was like the songs were written for him. If he had the nerve that was who he wanted to be. But he could no more pull off an outfit like that than go to the moon. That was why he had fastened onto the black leather jacket worn by JJ Burnel, bassist for the Stranglers, who he had seen on the telly snarling out '5 Minutes', his bass slung low around his hips.....

I loved this book and would recommend to all, especially anyone who has any roots in Preston, the urban settlement in Lancashire, England, which is the setting for the tale.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:21 am

I don't want to go to Chelsea was played on Through The Keyhole on Saturday night. the guest was from Made in Chelsea.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby buzz » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:17 am

I can't find mention of it here but I've just watched The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, series 3 (in Spain) episode 2. Brydon sings 'Toldeo" in a Costello-like way and Coogan gives 'Oliver's Army' a blast - neither very good but great fun.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:52 am

buzz wrote:I can't find mention of it here but I've just watched The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, series 3 (in Spain) episode 2. Brydon sings 'Toldeo" in a Costello-like way and Coogan gives 'Oliver's Army' a blast - neither very good but great fun.


Here's the clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvNmN_BTs0A

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby sulky lad » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:39 am

Came back from the undertaker's yesterday into a little cafe with my brother for a full English, both feeling a bit down by the turn of events and Oliver's Army was on the cafe playlist. Seemed like someone wanted to cheer me up by using heavenly influence :wink:

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Neil. » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:58 pm

Sorry life's taken a sad turn of events, Sulky. Hope Elvis perked you up a bit.

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby GCM » Tue May 07, 2019 6:01 am

There must be an Elvis fan working in the BBC Sport department. After the World Snooker Championships finished on Monday evening, they ran a montage of tournament highlights. I was stunned to hear that the backing music they used was Elvis's fine version of "Getting Mighty Crowded".

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Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Postby Mikeh » Tue May 07, 2019 2:03 pm

There was an instrumental during that snooker montage that has been driving me mad. Was it a Clash b side???


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