Elvis Costello OBE

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby sweetest punch » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:51 pm

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby John » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:05 pm

Well done Elvis.

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby Top balcony » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:10 pm

In the fourth picture above it's pleasing to see Charlie bowing to EC!

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby sulky lad » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:23 pm

Charles is just about to give him a Glasgow handshake for the EIWTB video if you ask me :roll: :shock:

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby Mikeh » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:01 pm

Did Diana and the twins go? There’s usually a family photo at these events.

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby Arbogast » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:03 pm

A fucking disgrace. Full stop.

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:47 pm

That’s the Royal Family for you :lol:
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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:33 am

Mikeh wrote:Did Diana and the twins go? There’s usually a family photo at these events.

He appeared to be on his own. I haven't seen any family shots

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby jardine » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:28 am

love to know what happened between pic one and two. elvis' face got quizzical? sad? nostalgic? and there is something so odd about charles standing up a step..."highness" indeed. yuck. difficult to imagine one person calling another that without gagging a bit....

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:08 am

All of the pictures look like 2 people in conversation to me.
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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby jardine » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:12 am

well, yes, while one person, up on a step and in uniform, is placing an order of the british empire on the chest of another. i'm sure the conversation was pleasant enough; both ec and the prince [he is a prince can be quite convivial. But it takes all i can muster to see it as just a conversation between two guys. I suppose it's good that ec didn't have to kneel.

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:45 pm

The conversation looks pleasant enough. The discussions about the whole awards system etc is another matter.

Elvis accepting the OBE in the first place has led to some lively discussion itself.
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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby fred darden » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:45 pm

more so on your side of the atlantic. we stopped recognizing royalty almost 250 years ago. this continuing practice seems quaint by our cowboy standards. not trying to step on toes.

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby jardine » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:50 am

speaking of the atlantic, some of us live 'up north' and still, at least in ceremonial practice, have the queen as the head of our government... i hope the boys had a good chat.r

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby sulky lad » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:38 am

I wonder how aware Charlie boy would have been about Elvis’ past - after all , Pills And Soap is pretty ancient history and hardly a regular on any media as Tramp The Dirt Down is. Charles May have a clearer recollection of the McCartney collaboration at St. James Palace in 1995 .

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby Arbogast » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:52 am

A fucking disgrace. Full stop.

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:23 pm

Arbogast wrote:A fucking disgrace. Full stop.


You’ve posted this twice now. Is there something you’d like to get off your chest?

In the words of Dr Frasier Crane, I’m listening...
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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby Top balcony » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:53 pm

Arbogast wrote:A fucking disgrace. Full stop.
Arbogast wrote:A fucking disgrace. Full stop.


Au contraire A, there seems to be no stopping these fucking disgraces.

However, if you've commented on this thread by mistake and you had meant to post in response to Sulky's suggestion that EC leads off his first UK show with "Turning the Town Red" I'd agree with you. Twice.
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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby erey » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:50 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
Arbogast wrote:A fucking disgrace. Full stop.


You’ve posted this twice now. Is there something you’d like to get off your chest?

In the words of Dr Frasier Crane, I’m listening...


If he keeps posting it, we'll know it must be his new signature. As in, "Arbogast: A fucking disgrace. Full stop."

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby erey » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:05 pm

fred darden wrote:more so on your side of the atlantic. we stopped recognizing royalty almost 250 years ago. this continuing practice seems quaint by our cowboy standards. not trying to step on toes.


Not true. I've done as much gassing about the subject as anyone here, and I'm on the left side of the Atlantic. I'm not the only one. As far as the "royalty" aspect which seems to get some folks worked up -- it's strictly ornamental, just like the British royal family themselves. They don't choose who gets the awards; they just show up and hand them out. The closest equivalent in the US might be the First Lady (iow, a sort of celebrity adjunct to the government, with no actual power) officiating at some similar ceremony.

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Re: Elvis Costello OBE

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:18 pm

Top balcony wrote:
Arbogast wrote:A fucking disgrace. Full stop.
Arbogast wrote:A fucking disgrace. Full stop.


Au contraire A, there seems to be no stopping these fucking disgraces.

However, if you've commented on this thread by mistake and you had meant to post in response to Sulky's suggestion that EC leads off his first UK show with "Turning the Town Red" I'd agree with you. Twice.
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