The Imposter's Tweets

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The Imposter's Tweets

Postby docinwestchester » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:59 am

EC's twitter account is definitely a challenge to follow. Here's his latest, sent to his twitter pal and latest producer Steve Mandel:

The Imposter ‏@ImposterSpeaks 17h
Best foot forward. @StevenMandel pic.twitter.com/9n7h3SpELy


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This conversation follows:

Steven Mandel ‏@StevenMandel 17h
And you play the game of life with your heart... @yokoono
“@ImposterSpeaks: Best foot forward. @StevenMandel pic.twitter.com/qe2718l9qr”

The Imposter ‏@ImposterSpeaks 16h
Purple foot, purple foot. Liver Bird in the distance. Once covered in soot. @StevenMandel

Steven Mandel ‏@StevenMandel 15h
Shoes Without Heels @ImposterSpeaks


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I asked Google, and it tells me that liver bird is the symbol of the city of Liverpool

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Was it recently cleaned?

I'm not sure I get the "Walking On Thin Ice" lyrical reference either. Is it simply because he's walking?

The "Shoes Without Heels" reference is so obscure it took me a while to figure it out (I haven't listened to the KOA reissue in a long time):
http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... hout_Heels

At first I thought the purple foot tweet was a haiku, but the first line has 6 syllables.

Questlove is a huge sneaker fan/collector. I'm surprised he hasn't commented yet.

Definitely a challenge to follow....but fun stuff that will only get better later this summer when the single is released, then the fall when the album and tour schedule are released!

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:14 pm

Elvis seems to be in Liverpool. Over the years I've seen him do shows there about this time of year, late June/early July. Both times he joked on stage about scheduling shows in Liverpool for that time to be there for his mothers birthday. Mrs MacManus will be 85 this year, going by Graeme Thomson's bio info., which says she was 24 when she got married in 1952 ie. born 1928. Doubtlessly there will be a big party for the occasion!

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby Man out of Time » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:44 pm

Elvis has taken a photo of a foot, whilst looking North from the Albert Dock. You can see the same view in daylight (sans foot) here courtesy of Tripadvisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotos-g186337-d189273-Albert_Dock-Liverpool_Merseyside_England.html

The Mersey Ferries used to leave from the Pierhead (in front of the Liver Building) on their way to Birkenhead. The Liver Birds sit atop the Liver Building. "The Liver Birds" was also a 1970s sitcom written by Carla Lane set in Liverpool.

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby rightbrain » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:02 pm

Now that we know WHERE his foot is . . . does anyone recognize the BRAND of shoe he is wearing? Can't make out the name on the velcro strap over the laces. Any guesses?

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby Top balcony » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:49 am

No idea re the brand of trainers..... but just in front of them is Salthouse Dock which EC referenced in Red Cotton "...so picture the scene on the Old Salt House docks....".

Nearby is Tate Liverpool where Mrs Top Balcony is working today and on Costello Watch in case he's tempted by the Chagall exhibition.

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby veronicacostello » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:16 pm

My first thought was Puma, but I'm not totally sure.

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby nicola76 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:38 pm

I'm pretty sure I've seen him pictured in purple Nikes before.............I'm a bit of a shoe fan :D

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby docinwestchester » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:08 pm

Anyone want to tackle this new series of tweets? In chronological order:

Start making babies
Beat out those bayonets

Stop making bullets

Pick all my pockets

Cut off these bracelets

Have you no remorse

Peel off your corsets
Of course

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:17 pm

nicola76 wrote:I'm pretty sure I've seen him pictured in purple Nikes before.............I'm a bit of a shoe fan :D


I'd be surprised if he'd wear anything so corporate as Nike.
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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby Azmuda » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:43 pm

docinwestchester wrote:Anyone want to tackle this new series of tweets? In chronological order:
EC is tweeting the lyrics to the sleeve designer.

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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:27 am

Azmuda wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:Anyone want to tackle this new series of tweets? In chronological order:
EC is tweeting the lyrics to the sleeve designer.


That's too obvious! I tend to expect the unexpected...
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Re: The Imposter's Tweets

Postby sulky lad » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:19 am

It's his new tribute song to Wayne Rooney (English soccer player, famous for a liason with a much old lady :wink: )
The reference to corsets is defintely the clincher and it just sums up those boys in blue pn the Mersey , eh Colin TB and John ? :lol:


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