Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Pretty self-explanatory
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Postby sulky lad » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:55 am

And for VG to be speechless is really something :shock:

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Postby InvisibleMan » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:40 pm

"I came bearing a newly recorded version of an early song of mine called “Crawling to the U.S.A.,” which I had produced on our day off in Sydney and which in itself was based on a science-fiction film about a Chinese invasion via a tunnel under the ocean." [from Unfaithful Music etc.]

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Battle Beneath the Earth (1967)
Plot: A Chinese general goes berserk and has a system of tunnels dug all the way from China to USA, under the Pacific Ocean... [imdb]
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby Offshoreram » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:31 am

My wife got me this framed print for my birthday today. I've pictured it next to my original signed single and it really is a great piece of work.

The original painting is wonder. I've not seen this original but have seen other examples of his work.

Apparently when the print arrived the glass was broken. My wife emailed them and the artist offered to deliver a replacement as it was so close to my birthday and he was in the area. So he turned up while I was away working and my wife says he was such a lovely guy and I would have enjoyed talking to him.

He mentioned that Elvis had called in last year and bought the Clash - White Man in Hammersmith Palais to hang in his New York apartment. I don't if it was the original artwork or print.

Hopefully I'll get Elvis to sign my print at some point :)

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:58 am

I notice in the paper today when Burt Bacharach plays the RFH on July 4th. it said plus very special guest. What Elvis doing that day?

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:49 am

Isn't the special guest Joss Stone?
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:42 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:Isn't the special guest Joss Stone?

Yes now you say it you're right it is. Wonder why the ad doesn't mention her she's been down for the support since the gig was announced

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:41 pm

Interesting allusion by Armond White to Elvis in a review of a new Tom Hanks film A Hologram for the King -


Watching Thierry’s and Sandra’s travails brought back a pop-culture memory about “anger,” when Elvis Costello’s debut album, My Aim is True (1977), caused him to be mistakenly categorized with the political faction of Britain’s punk movement. One of Costello’s most impassioned, politically shaded songs was “I’m Not Angry.” I first misheard its cryptic opening lyrics as “Europe’s in a boardroom while I feel futile listening,” as if it were related to the Sex Pistols’ anarchic wanting to “go over the Berlin Wall.” But, in fact, Costello was singing his refusal to admit anger or confess class and bedroom defeat.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4 ... -and-anger

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:39 am

http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/ar ... er-w201283


Life Advice from Conrad Anker

What music has had an effect on your life?

Elvis Costello. My motto — "Be good, be kind, be happy" — comes from his 1980 album, Get Happy!!




Nice , but surely more of a reference to the Barney Bubbles poster with the album -


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Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 03, 2016 2:22 am

'verbal aerobics' ?

' ‘Elvis Costello is a hero of mine’, he declares. There’s something of Costello’s verbal aerobics in Murky Water, Dorigo’s recent record produced by Cameron Blackwood . '

http://www.matchesfashion.com/intl/mens ... odd-dorigo

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Postby Cocktail Murderess » Tue May 03, 2016 6:11 pm

johnfoyle wrote:http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/articles/life-advice-from-conrad-anker-w201283


Life Advice from Conrad Anker

What music has had an effect on your life?

Elvis Costello. My motto — "Be good, be kind, be happy" — comes from his 1980 album, Get Happy!!




Nice , but surely more of a reference to the Barney Bubbles poster with the album -


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I spent many a sleepless night gazing at this poster on my bedroom wall trying to work out what 'Get dn' meant. I still have no idea. Can anyone shed any light on this mystery for me?
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sulky lad » Tue May 03, 2016 6:13 pm

It's an upside down "up" ! Too many cocktails lol

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Postby Cocktail Murderess » Tue May 03, 2016 6:20 pm

Haha! I had a feeling that I was going to end up looking really foolish over this one the minute I hit the post button. I think I'd best rescind my application to go on 'Catchphrase'.....*hic* :lol: Thankyou!
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed May 04, 2016 3:20 am

Cocktail Murderess wrote:I think I'd best rescind my application to go on 'Catchphrase'.....*hic* :lol: Thankyou!


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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Sun May 08, 2016 9:56 am

http://www.app.com/story/entertainment/ ... /83964224/

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This spring, Molly Ringwald recorded her second LP, a live album, at a New York City club gig. There’s no confirmed release date for the album yet, but she hopes to roll it out in the fall.

Ringwald said her upcoming album combines more old-school classics with newer compositions, including one by Elvis Costello and “Vibrate,” a particularly lush number from Rufus Wainwright’s “Want One” (2003) album that Ringwald described as “a very modern love song.”

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed May 11, 2016 12:13 am

Our very own goon squad was on sky sports last night. And no has wasn't chucking bottles at the Man Utd bus at the time.
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu May 12, 2016 7:50 am

Elvis is interviewed in The Metro today

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu May 12, 2016 8:50 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:Elvis is interviewed in The Metro today


I've sent the article to John who will post it at some stage unless someone beats him to the punch!
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu May 12, 2016 9:36 am

It wont be me I have no idea how to do it.

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Thu May 19, 2016 10:42 am

Various retro sites here in Ireland are posting archive items to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Self Aid , a day of music in Dublin in May 1986. Elvis was near the top of the bill. The same day he supposedly stopped in St Stephens Green park to exchange rings with Cait , the closest the couple ever came to formalising their relationship.


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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sulky lad » Fri May 20, 2016 2:06 pm

Interesting that Elvis got longer than Van and the Boomtown Rats !

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu May 26, 2016 2:27 am

Bizarre but it works .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D95oRP6doM


'Elvis Costello Plays the Animals in Pump it Up'

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby Heats101 » Thu May 26, 2016 10:49 pm

the-juliet-letters-featuring-zephyr-quartet.


Who is going ?

Well myself and Wifey actually. Shame the Brodskys are not performing as they were down here only a few weeks ago as part of their collaboration with Katie Noonan.

Don't think a set list will be required !!


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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Fri May 27, 2016 2:27 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtPUWqZ7SQU

Hitler Learns that Elvis Costello Will Not Play Anything Pre-1981 on His Latest Tour



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMC0x-jWyOw

Hitler on SNL - very much centered on Elvis's appearance on SNL in Dec. 1977

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:46 pm

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