Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:20 am

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/ ... are_btn_fb

' Steve Earle does not so much sympathise with the underdog as with the despised. In 2002 he caused a stink when he recorded a beautiful song called John Walker’s Blues. The controversy wasn’t simply that it was about jailed US Muslim convert and Taliban sympathiser John Walker Lindh, it was that Earle sang in the first person. That’s a brave thing to do, I say. “I guess so. I told Elvis Costello when I’d just got the idea for it and the chorus was ‘la ilaha illa Allah’ and he said: ‘You’re out of your mind, don’t do that’.” '

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Postby docinwestchester » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:10 pm

Heard Spooky Girlfriend overhead at Whole Foods today.

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:26 pm

Nice write up of the inspiration for Monkey To Man


https://theimmortaljukebox.com/2017/06/ ... -his-mind/

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Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:23 am

I went though Whitton Station this morning and Saturday afternoon.

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:21 am

Coming soon to the wiki site - here's a cutting I got in today's post.


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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:58 am

Krista Reese's book about Elvis , from 1981, is now viewable online.

https://archive.org/stream/elviscostell ... mode/thumb

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:09 am

johnfoyle wrote:Coming soon to the wiki site - here's a cutting I got in today's post.


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Cheers John.

I've always been able to recall a couple of those quotes (particularly the Sting ridiculous Jamaican accent one which I've quoted on the forum) but could never remember where they came from.
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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:17 am

https://twitter.com/Vardibidian/status/ ... 7638063104

'Well, here's a curiously long post ranking all the Elvis Costello albums'

http://www.kith.org/journals/vardibidia ... 15553.html

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:27 am

According to a Tweet from the editor , the new issue of Uncut ( September - on sale July 20th) includes -

@MichaelBonner's congenial visit with Nick Lowe, involving much wisdom, self-deprecation + new insights from Elvis Costello & Ry Cooder.

https://twitter.com/JohnRMulvey/status/ ... 2287526912

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:54 am

Sure to include yet another rehash of Allan Jones' accounts of his encounters with Elvis.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/cant-stan ... 408885932/

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Postby rightbrain » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:56 pm

I've been reminded that today (July 24) is The Feast of St. Declan . . . a 5th Century Catholic Saint from whom EC got his name (or at least the family Priest who had the name). Devotion to St. Declan is still quite popular in Waterford.

The path walked by St. Declan from Ardmore to Cashel, County Tipperary has been restored as "St. Declan's Pilgrim Path, and an annual walk of the path, nicknamed the "Irish Camino", has begun today in earnest.

A round tower still stands at the site of St. Declan's monastery at Ardmore, as well as an earlier, small stone church.

. . . but since their wings have got rusted . . .

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:33 am

TV interview from 1983

https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/8 ... 2089744384

#OTD 1983: Nationwide seemed surprised to get Elvis Costello in the studio. Like he would rather be anywhere else...

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:18 am

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EC in the new Uncut (September, on sale July 20) - a comment for a feature on Nick Lowe.

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:14 am

Southern Fried Festival 2017 Live Highlights

Another Country with Ricky Ross

Ricky Ross presents highlights from Perth's Southern Fried Festival 2017, featuring performances from Nick Lowe, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Chuck Prophet and Sam Outlaw.

Includes Alison , at about 1 hour, 25 minutes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08z99n ... e=scotland

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:41 pm

Before the 1991 film (and more recent stage musical) there was the book The Commitments by Roddy Doyle. First published in Dublin in 1987 , the UK edition followed in 1988. I happened on a copy of the paperback edition in a charity shop today. It has a quote on the back from Elvis. Checking further I realised it is from a tv show Elvis took part in to promote the hardback of the UK edition. That show is , presumably , long gone. Which is a pity because an account I wrote at the time for the ECIS fanzine says it features footage of Elvis in a Dublin pub , discussing the book and drinking Guinness, about a year or so before he gave up alcohol.

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:44 pm

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Just got some cassettes via ebay, filling a few gaps in the collection.

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:19 am

The packaging of the Get Happy!! cassette varied in different countries.


In the U.K. it was completely different from the vinyl sleeve.

https://davidwills.wordpress.com/2009/0 ... mysteries/

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The Dutch one adapted the vinyl sleeve -

https://www.discogs.com/Elvis-Costello- ... se/6487025

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Saudi Arabian cassette label of dubious legal standing. https://www.discogs.com/label/47463-747 - thanks Kjell

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:24 pm

Spice World (1997) is returning to U.K. cinemas in September , giving us all a chance to relish, again, Elvis's brief appearance in it.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/03/this-is-n ... 26402/amp/

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Postby stricttime81 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:10 pm

johnfoyle wrote:https://twitter.com/Vardibidian/status/884888507638063104

'Well, here's a curiously long post ranking all the Elvis Costello albums'

http://www.kith.org/journals/vardibidia ... 15553.html


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https://www.yahoo.com/movies/e-t-35-old ... 26034.html


'E.T.' at 35: Older bro Robert MacNaughton tells what 'D and D' at Harrison Ford's, 'Weird Al,' Elvis Costello had to do with it

Gwynne Watkins

August 11, 2017

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...One of the auditions was at Harrison Ford’s house because he and Melissa Mathison, who wrote the script, were together....


There’s also a scene where you walk into a room and you’re singing “Accidents Will Happen” By Elvis Costello.

[Pause] Yes. Now that was Melissa all the way. Because on the audition at Harrison’s house when I first got there, they were listening to the Elvis Costello album Trust. It’s funny because I’ve seen him probably about 15 times in concert, and I’ve loved all his music all through the years. But at that time I wasn’t familiar with his music. I was 14, but the year I was 13 I did like five plays and a bunch of TV movies. So I was always working from the time I was about 12, and I was just devoted to the stage. So the only music I knew was like, show tunes. [Laughs] So I didn’t know Elvis Costello at all. I knew who he was but I didn’t know his music. They gave me a tape like, the night before with the song.

Elvis Costello had a book signing recently, and my wife arranged for me to meet him beforehand. And the first thing I did was apologize. [Laughs] “I’m so sorry, I butchered the song, it’s a great song, I can’t sing and I wasn’t real familiar with the song!” But I told him how big of fans Melissa and Harrison were, and to a lesser extent Steven, because he wasn’t real into popular music either. He said, “Yeah, I didn’t think Steven was a fan.” [Laughs] But I said, “But he was there and he was listening to it, so he obviously didn’t hate it!” But yeah, that’s my only regret, is that I wish I would have done it kind of better.


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