EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 October

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EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 October

Postby Man out of Time » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:07 am

Elvis will perform live on the Simon Mayo radio show on BBC Radio 2, between 17.05 and 19.00 BST on Wednesday 27 October.

Elvis will be performing his cover of a great British-penned hit as part of the Great British Songbook Library and (presumably) also play at least one song from National Ransom.

Details on the BBC website here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk43/wed.shtml

Nominations are open now for which great British penned hit he will cover. The bookies are giving short odds on anything by the Beatles, but there is also support for a few Nick Lowe songs including PLU.

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:29 pm

With Elvis being in the UK for a few days I wonder if we'll be the lucky recipients of the disused bank show...
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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby sooper8 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:06 am

It is with great regret that my first post is a little negative...but..I find Simon Mayo to be such a bloody irritating twat.
I hope he is ill that day
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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby Neil. » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:01 am

I've notice Elton John is playing the Electric Prom in London on 28th Oct... if Elvis is still in town, what d'you reckon the likelihood of a guest appearance is?

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:29 pm

I reckon he'll be there as a spectator rather than a guest.
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Postby Neil. » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:03 pm

LOL Sooper8 - yep, Mayo's a bit of a twat, I have to agree! Annoyingly ironic presenter, without actual wit. He'll probably make jokes at Elvis's expense, which is what most British presenters seem to feel (tiresomely) that they have to do these days, post-Jonathan Ross. Nobody matters, I agree, nobody's more important than anyone else, it's true - but let's be fair, Elvis Costello's shittiest B-side is more interesting that Simon Mayo's entire career. Am sick of the presenter pisstaking culture - to be interested doesn't mean you're an arselicker: it's okay to be nice to your guests! Ahem - sorry! - (pissed).

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:23 pm

Not sure where all this anti-Mayo vitriol is coming from, but as a loyal fan of Wittertainment and his late, lamented FiveLive interview show, I feel obliged to stick up for the man, particularly with the bizzare accusation that he's 'annoyingly ironic' - I've always admired his low-key tastefulness. Likening him in any way to Jonathon Ross also strikes me as odd - I can't think of two presenters more disparate in style. Mayo's tack with his guests in unfailingly respectful and always makes sure the focus stays on the interviewee rather than the interviewer - the exact opposite of the Ross approach. I would highly doubt he'll be 'making jokes at Elvis's expense'.

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Postby Neil. » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:34 am

Apologies - I haven't listened to his show for at least twenty years, so I'm probably talking through my arse! (Logged on after going to the pub last night, hence my rambling, drunken diatribe). Mayo might be cool these days - I just had some vague memory of an ironic, piss-taking interview years ago, then was dreading that it might be the Jonathan Ross style of "You think you're 'it', don't you? Well I'm going to make you look like an idiot". Here's hoping the Elvis interview is good!

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby John » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:56 pm

So Elvis is on the way over here to appear on at least Simon Mayo, Janice Long and Later with Jools Holland. Probably the only way he'll get heard as the Radio 2 airplay seems to have ended before it began.

Looks like he had better bring his boots
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:00 pm

Neil. - so you were out drinking on Saturday AND last night. Anything you need to tell us? :lol:
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Postby Neil. » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:18 pm

LOL, Verbal - alas, I am rather partial to a bevvy - but I did give it a break on Sunday night, honest!

And, BTW John, I just heard 'I Lost You' on Radcliffe and Maconie, so they're still playing it. And you are naughty, with the boots/Thatcher comment. He did say he'd sing it when she kicks the bucket, but I can't believe he would!

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Postby John » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:30 pm

Neil. wrote:And, BTW John, I just heard 'I Lost You' on Radcliffe and Maconie, so they're still playing it.

That's good to hear. I Hope You're Happy Now, Veronica and now I Lost You have all had a spin on Radio 2 today.

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Postby Neil. » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:07 pm

Crikey, which show played 'Happy Now'?


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Postby sooper8 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:13 am

When I say 'he is a bit of a twat', it isn't with any particular vitriol, I just find his 'ironic' , 'know it all' approach not to my taste.
I doubt he will get through the interview without some cringe worthy question or two....but we shall see..

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:32 am

I Lost You is still on the C playlist at Radio 2. I don't mind Simon Mayo to be honest for what it's worth. Anyone planning to listen to the show who doesn't know the format the guest is normally on between 6 and 6.30.

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby Man out of Time » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:12 am

Neil. wrote:I've notice Elton John is playing the Electric Prom in London on 28th Oct... if Elvis is still in town, what d'you reckon the likelihood of a guest appearance is?


Elvis is playing a press launch for National Ransom at Ronnie Scott's Club in Frith Street, London on Thursday lunchtime, so he could still be in town that evening.

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:49 pm

sheeptotheslaughter wrote: Anyone planning to listen to the show who doesn't know the format the guest is normally on between 6 and 6.30.

And EC will almost certainly be included in the 'More Mayo' podcast available through the BBC after the show.

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:58 am

Tune in all!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vgb1n

27/10/2010

Next on:

Today, 17:05 on BBC Radio 2

Synopsis

Elvis Costello plays live on Drive performing a cover of a great British-penned hit as part of the Great British Songbook Library.

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Postby Top balcony » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:40 am

Neil. wrote: the Jonathan Ross style of "You think you're 'it', don't you? Well I'm going to make you look like an idiot".


A contrary view on Mr Ross. The case for the defence:

Thought he was always good value on the radio. No time for the cosy chats with comedy chums ( David Walliams / Ricky Gervais et al) but on music he was spot on. A fan who always -to these cloth ears at least- sounded genuinely interested in musicians.

His ego did run away with him on TV, but he did have The Attractions as a house band in his early days on the box ( The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross ?)when Elvis pulled the plugs on Steve and the boys. This alone would put him in the Good Thing column for me.

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Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:14 am

Top balcony wrote:
Neil. wrote: the Jonathan Ross style of "You think you're 'it', don't you? Well I'm going to make you look like an idiot".


A contrary view on Mr Ross. The case for the defence:

Thought he was always good value on the radio. No time for the cosy chats with comedy chums ( David Walliams / Ricky Gervais et al) but on music he was spot on. A fan who always -to these cloth ears at least- sounded genuinely interested in musicians.

His ego did run away with him on TV, but he did have The Attractions as a house band in his early days on the box ( The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross ?)when Elvis pulled the plugs on Steve and the boys. This alone would put him in the Good Thing column for me.

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Wossy is a big Elvis fan played a lot of Elvis on his saturday show. One weekend his producer siad to him you cant just play The Clash and Elvis Costello every week, (I don't see why not)


Anyway just to confirm Elvis is on Simon Mayo after 6 tonight.

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby krm » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:40 am

johnfoyle wrote:Tune in all!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vgb1n

27/10/2010

Next on:

Today, 17:05 on BBC Radio 2

Synopsis

Elvis Costello plays live on Drive performing a cover of a great British-penned hit as part of the Great British Songbook Library.


Link works fine here!! Listening in right now. Thanks!

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby waterloosunset94 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:31 pm

Elvis playing Nick Lowe's I'm a Mess

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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby charliestumpy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:37 pm

...yes, lovely EC doing NR with string busting, then IAM ...

I'm a mess - mp3

https://www.yousendit.com/download/ZGJk ... NUkwTVE9PQ
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Re: EC plays live on the Simon Mayo Radio show Weds 27 Octob

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:57 pm

Elvis' solo take on National Ransom was excellent! I have it on ye olde cassette at the moment. Martin is gone to a Black Keys gig ; if it hasn't popped up in a digital format by tomorrow I'm sure he'll oblige with a transfer. Ditto I'm A Mess.


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