Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon May 28, 2018 5:17 pm

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As part of their preparation for English Language GCSE, Year 10 has been studying Derek Bentley, who was hanged for murder in 1953. They produced creative reactions to Elvis Costello’s song about the case, "Let Him Have It". This is Paige's beautifully illustrated analysis.

https://twitter.com/TauntonAcademy/stat ... 2149552128

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Postby sulky lad » Mon May 28, 2018 7:15 pm

Haven't heard "Let HIm Have It" - is it a song dedicated to Liverpool's Karius and his generous donation of the European Champions League football to Benzema ? :wink:

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:08 pm

8-Track cartridges of Elvis Costello, a welcome gift this week

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sulky lad » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:01 am

Next time I’m in Dublin, John, we’ll hire an
Enormous Oldsmobile and cruise Vicar Street playing TYM and Get Happy on the 8 track !!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:13 pm

With an EL V1S number plate of course :lol:
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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 pm

and cruise Vicar Street


Doors locked & windows shut , if you know what's good for you down that part of town !

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Postby docinwestchester » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:09 am

I have that Get Happy!! button somewhere...

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:31 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:I am reading a spy novel by the author Mick Herron called Dead Horses. He uses the lines 'sleep of the just' and 'London's brilliant parade' in one chapter. not sure if he is a fan.


Too much of a coincidence if he isn’t!


In further novels he has used 'tears before bedtime', 'less than zero' and stretching it a bit 'accidents happen' and 'punching his own clock'.

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Postby Arbogast » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:55 pm

Has this site's management even posted an explanation/apology for the outages this week? I haven't seen one.....

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:09 am

These things happen. Given that Joel runs this from his house I don't think we need to be seeking apologies.

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby krm » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:01 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:These things happen. Given that Joel runs this from his house I don't think we need to be seeking apologies.

I'm grateful for everything he does to keep us up and running.


So am I

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Postby sulky lad » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:44 am

VG wrote
These things happen. Given that Joel runs this from his house I don't think we need to be seeking apologies.

I'm grateful for everything he does to keep us up and running.


Too right - as a collective, we owe him enormous respect and gratitude !

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby Goon Squad » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:55 pm

sulky lad wrote:
VG wrote
These things happen. Given that Joel runs this from his house I don't think we need to be seeking apologies.

I'm grateful for everything he does to keep us up and running.


Too right - as a collective, we owe him enormous respect and gratitude !


Hear, hear ! 8)

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:08 am

Johnnie Walker's sounds of the 70's played a clip of Elvis talking about MAIT last Sunday to celebrate the 41st birthday. He then played Alison

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:36 pm

Interesting wording in this review of Trust

Barry Jacobs,

Musician, No. 32, April / May 1981

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Musician,_April_1981

' His themes, as always, focus on emotional fascism, the imperialism of the bedroom. '

The songs for Imperial Bedroom would be written during the summer of 1981 and be recorded later that year. Did , perhaps, this phrase get stuck in Elvis's head ?


The same issue of Musician has this ad -

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'Four Eyes , One Vision' The same phrase would used by Andy Kershaw to introduce, on TV , Elvis's performance at Live Aid in July 1985.

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:43 pm

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'A UNIQUE RARITY FOR ELVIS COSTELLO FANS .ARMED FORCES ACETATE CUT AT PORTLAND RECORDING STUDIOS LONDON.RECORD IN GOOD CONDITION AND I PERSONALLY HAVE ONLY LISTENED THROUGH ONCE TO DETERMINE THE CONDITION.MARKED ON TRACK 1 SIDE 1 AND SKIPS FIRST 30 SECS OR SO AND A COUPLE OF TIMES AFTER. THE REST OF THE SIDE PLAYS THROUGH FINE WITH A BIT OF CRACKLE BUT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT ON AN ACETATE SIDE 2 SOUNDS A LOT BETTER WITH THE ONLY ISSUE BEING IT STICKS NEAR THE END OF THE LAST TRACK.WITH ACETATE IT'S NOT SO MUCH THE SOUND QUALITY BUT THE RARITY OF THE ITEM. WHO KNOWS HOW MANY WERE MADE BUT NO MORE THAN 10 I'D GUESS.'

https://www.popsike.com/very-rare-elvis ... 10701.html

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:38 pm

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Alison as pulp fiction , as imagined by Todd Alcott

http://www.openculture.com/2018/08/see- ... heads.html

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:50 pm

8)
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby Offshoreram » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:05 am

These would make great tee shirts

In fact...
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby Offshoreram » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:36 am

Offshoreram wrote:These would make great tee shirts

In fact...


I've had a couple made up. I think they look good?

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:15 am

They look great. I hope you don’t get any letters from Elvis’ people for any potential copyright breaches though.
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby Offshoreram » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:29 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:They look great. I hope you don’t get any letters from Elvis’ people for any potential copyright breaches though.


I don't think Elvis' people were directly involved in this. It's more 'fan art' I would say so should be in the public domain. I've ordered one of the prints from the artist so he is getting something back.

But I won't tell anyone just in case :wink:
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:46 pm

"Pump It Up" - Elvis Costello | Robots and Monsters cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtVC5c_ ... outu.be&a=


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