Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

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Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:44 pm

Anyone here going ?

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:50 am

From listserv (my comments)-

I thought tonight's show was even better than last night's show. Maybe front
row seats had something to do with it.

1. Red Shoes
2. All Time Doll
3. Either Side Of The Same Town
4. Veronica
5. Down Among The Wines & Spirits
6 New Amsterdam / You're Got To Hide Your Love Away
7. Good Year For the Roses
8. That's Not The ??? You're Leaving (said to be a new song)
(This? http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... mall_Words)
9. Everyday I Write The Book
10. Bedlam
11. new song that is "sequel to previous" (new song presumably)
with lines:
Rains lapping on a window pane
....
One lonely bird is singing
.....
One bell is ringing
(This? http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... ll_Ringing)

12. Hand In Hand (on big bodied semi-acoustic guitar)
13. High Fidelity (same guitar) - great version, slower
14. WTD - long freak-out version
15. Radio Sweetheart /JWS - "let out the Tasmanian devil in you" got a much
rowdier crowd participation
16. God's Comic > Mr Feathers > God's Comic (no spoken interludes)
17. Alison
18. In Another Room
Encore
19. Sulphur To Sugarcane
20. Condemned Man
21. She Was No Good
22. All Or Nothing At All (yes, this is by Diana Krall)
(As in, I presume, the 1940's standard also recorded by Ms Krall?)
23. She
24, PLU

There was a policy of no flash and no video, so I got some photos without
flash, which I hope turn out. Also, the guy who was sitting next to me had
his son there who was a professional photographer and he took a few shots,
so I hope to be able to get a copy of these.

All the people I spoke to, really liked the show, even though some were not
huge EC fans. They thought that we showed what a showman and troubadour he
was (is).

In Suphur, at the part where he sings "pretty girls call my name and
paused", no-one did anything so I yelled out "Elvis" in a deep voice, which
drew lots of giggles. Elvis kinda cleans his ear out with his finger and
says,"Let's try that again". The second time seemingly all the girls in the
place cried out "Elvis". The drunk musician part of She Was No Good, was a
similar pattern.

Shelley Harland is winning a lot of fans on this tour, but only has singles
to sell at the stand, which she graciously signs at interval. I brought the
album Red Leaf in Mel and got her to sign it, and many people asked where I
got it. She could be selling a lot of those albums I believe. She is very
nice as well.

Elvis left the building without anyone spotting him.

Cheers, JohnE

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby scielle » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:00 am

johnfoyle wrote:22. All Or Nothing At All (yes, this is by Diana Krall)
(As in, I presume, the 1940's standard also recorded by Ms Krall?)

Diana first recorded this in '97. It's a staple of her repertoire.


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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby Lester Burnham » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:52 am

johnfoyle wrote:8. That's Not The ??? You're Leaving (said to be a new song)
(This? http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... mall_Words)


Maybe more likely it'd be "That's Not The Part Of Him You're Leaving"?

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:06 am

Agreed- sorry!

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:12 am


Also, the guy who was sitting next to me had
his son there who was a professional photographer and he took a few shots,
so I hope to be able to get a copy of these.


Sounds like this bloke -


http://scottgelston.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... tello.html

including this ace shot -

Image

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:55 am

Listen via this -

http://blogs.abc.net.au/tasmania/2009/1 ... 00900.html

Mornings audio on demand Monday 12 October 0830-0900
14/10/2009

Did you miss what was said on Mornings today?

On Monday morning Tim Cox spoke to Susan Bowler a Hobart school teacher and winner of our competition to meet Elvis Costello on Sunday night. Tim then spoke to Mark Cutler, Music Journalist who was also was there to meet Elvis.

Tim Cox then spoke to Graham Sturges, Minister for Infrastructure on Flinders Island shipping and how he was to have a meeting at 9am to try to resolve the issue.

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby toofargone » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:40 am

Hey John,
I was in 2nd row in Hobart. I think your "Elvis call" in Sulphur was well done and fired up the gig a little. There was a guy in the first row who paraded in front of the stage several times (while EC was in mid-song) as he presumably went for a piss - I found that to be poor form. Hopefully not a friend of yours? I stayed at Wrest Point a couple of nights and while looking around Sat. arvo I unexpectedly stumbled on an unlocked door to EC's sound check. Much to my wife's embarrassment, I went in and watched for 10 mins or so. EC and sound guys didn't seem to mind, but someone from the hotel eventually asked me to leave. Strange to see him in jeans and hoodie, I thought his wardrobe only stocked suits. I also went to the Melb. show 10th and I'm off to Sydney show 15th. All good.

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby JohnE » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:28 pm

Hi toofargone,

No that person was certainly annoying to me also.

I would like to meet up at Sydney tonight. I am in seats F14-16.

Cheers, JohnE
Tryin' to look Italian through the musical Valium.
The Elvis Costello Home Page: http://www.elviscostello.info

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby toofargone » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:49 pm

Hi John E.
I am just back from a few days in Sydney. Sorry, got your message too late. I was in F1-2. As always, I enjoyed the 3 shows I saw. Funny though most of the songs were well down the list of ones I would most like to hear, but still loved them. I have been a fan since 78 and often find that songs I did not initially gel with can turn out to be gems later on. Promised my wife to stay home and save money now, but just noticed Diana K is touring Feb/Mar..........

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Re: Elvis plays Hobart, Oct 11 '09

Postby scielle » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:10 am

I'm guessing this means no involvement for either Elvis or Diana in the musical festivities at the Olympics. She starts in NZ on the 18th, which probably means leaving a few days early. Olympics get going on the 12th - so chances are slim we'll see either DK or EC at Vancouver/ Whistler 2010. Given that their manager is Headline Talent Producer for the games, I was hoping we'd get a medal ceremony concert or two.

So far Ron Sexsmith, Broken Social Scene, and Steve Earle are scheduled to perform.


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