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by thepopeofpop
Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, March 31, April 1 & 2, 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 11279

Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, March 31, April 1 & 2, 2024

I'll be at the April 1 show. I didn't buy tickets for the other shows because at the time (2023) I was going to be seeing EC in Iceland in May - which did happen. I could go to Bluesfest but I'm getting a bit old for that festival stuff.
by thepopeofpop
Wed Jun 14, 2023 9:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023
Replies: 64
Views: 49100

Re: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023

Yes, 190 people at Elvis In Iceland, not 100. The "extra 90" people in the Elvis In Iceland event definitely weren't ringers or locals. They were all EC fans, except for a small number of people (about six) who had been to the Rufus Wainwright event last year and wanted to do another event...
by thepopeofpop
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023
Replies: 64
Views: 49100

Re: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023

johnfoyle wrote:In the spirit of 'life's too short' and ' sure , fuck it' I've decided to go to Iceland.

The show on Sunday May 28th.
I'm booked to fly in that day .
I return to Dublin on Tuesday May 30th.
They say "you can't take it with you", so I'm going to Iceland!
by thepopeofpop
Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023
Replies: 64
Views: 49100

Re: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023

I'm in! I presumably will have travelled the furthest to get there (from Australia). Doing it on a round-the-world ticket I was very tempted by Iceland. I’ve been before and it’s an amazing country but I can’t justify the cost after paying out for a trip to New York for four nights at the Gramercy ...
by thepopeofpop
Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: My fifth album
Replies: 2
Views: 14066

Re: My fifth album

Thanks migdd.

I play guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin, so yes almost everything. The horns and violins and cellos and violas are played by me on keyboard.
by thepopeofpop
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023
Replies: 64
Views: 49100

Re: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023

Newspaper Pane wrote:
thepopeofpop wrote:I'm in! I presumably will have travelled the furthest to get there (from Australia). Doing it on a round-the-world ticket
WOW!! Have a great time!
Thanks!! I've never been to Iceland, but I have been to NYC (and seen EC there) so it seemed like better value.
by thepopeofpop
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: My fifth album
Replies: 2
Views: 14066

My fifth album

As always, all brand-new original songs by me. You can find it at: https://songwhip.com/paulinglis/somewhere-under-the-radar I'll also be doing some live appearances, but that won't help you much unless you live in Australia! https://i.postimg.cc/qRtc9wTf/Front-Cover.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/xCWGYmf...
by thepopeofpop
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023
Replies: 64
Views: 49100

Re: Elvis In Iceland with Steve Nieve and Special Guest, Nick Lowe, May 25-29, 2023

I'm in! I presumably will have travelled the furthest to get there (from Australia). Doing it on a round-the-world ticket
by thepopeofpop
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis inks exclusive Worldwide Music Publishing Deal With BMG
Replies: 6
Views: 3630

Re: Elvis inks exclusive Worldwide Music Publishing Deal With BMG

new reissues on the way? Publishing is different to recordings. It's basically the collection of songwriting royalties and promotion of the songs (in terms of cover versions and placement of the songs in movies etc). His recordings are distributed by UMG (a different company) and that hasn't change...
by thepopeofpop
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Spotify
Replies: 7
Views: 5809

Re: Elvis on Spotify

verbal gymnastics wrote:I wonder what percentage Elvis would get.
Elvis owns his back catalogue, so it means he gets most of that money.

Bear in mind that $143,100 is only from one streaming service, Spotify - there are other streaming services, and other sources of income for Elvis.
by thepopeofpop
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Uncut and Mojo - February 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 7016

Re: Elvis in Uncut and Mojo - February 2022

The new Mojo has a review of "The Boy Named If". Four stars (out of a possible five). They compare it favourably to "Brutal Youth".
by thepopeofpop
Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 495
Views: 559357

Re: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022

Anybody know what make of guitar that is ? Logo on headstock looks vaguely like the National one but it ain't a resonator :? Good question. It seems to be wrong way around to be a National logo. However, National did make some conventional acoustic guitars back in the day. All of the non-resonator ...
by thepopeofpop
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022
Replies: 495
Views: 559357

Re: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022

I agree, that's just gonna be a book of the lyrics - or possibly some parody of children's stories. I thought it is going to be additional EC fiction, that is supposed to flesh out the story-lines of the songs a bit more. Further exploration of the themes of the universe of the album? That's what I...
by thepopeofpop
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Bruce Thomas interview on Caropop.com
Replies: 14
Views: 9424

Re: Bruce Thomas interview on Caropop.com

Great interview - the interviewer is very good at pressing a point, though he should have kept on at Bruce about why he thinks 'I Hope You're Happy Now' is about Prince - that seems baffling! I'll have to listen to this interview. There's a "Minneapolis connection" that I suppose most peo...
by thepopeofpop
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Magnificent Hurt coming October 27, 2021
Replies: 43
Views: 23236

Re: Magnificent Hurt coming October 27, 2021

GetHappy!! wrote:82D7BEC1-2927-47B9-870E-7BEE3993EE69.jpeg
Good spotting!

It looks like the cover art itself says "The Boy Named If And Other Children's Tales" rendered in EC's inimitable style.
by thepopeofpop
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Live music from Elvis on BBC Radio 2, November 11, 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 25662

Re: Elvis on BBC Sounds, November 11, 2021

I listened again and the radiohost said that there will be “live music” from Elvis Costello on November 11. He didn’t say that Elvis would be live in the studio. Maybe it is pre-recorded? I don't suppose there's any chance they're going to try and livestream from San Diego? People more technically ...
by thepopeofpop
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: My fourth album (and the rest)
Replies: 10
Views: 24211

Re: My fourth album (and the rest)

You've got the balance of the vocals right ... they sit nicely against the music. A lot of people get that wrong. But - listening to "Too Many Minds", for example, although the mix is clear enough it just doesn't have any punch or any sense of space. I could fix that, assuming that you've...
by thepopeofpop
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: My fourth album (and the rest)
Replies: 10
Views: 24211

Re: My fourth album (and the rest)

You've got the balance of the vocals right ... they sit nicely against the music. A lot of people get that wrong. But - listening to "Too Many Minds", for example, although the mix is clear enough it just doesn't have any punch or any sense of space. I could fix that, assuming that you've ...
by thepopeofpop
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: My fourth album (and the rest)
Replies: 10
Views: 24211

Re: My fourth album (and the rest)

I had a listen to your songs. They're quite good. Miss Divinity and Too Many Minds have the best mixes, but if you want some assistance there I could help out.
by thepopeofpop
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: My fourth album (and the rest)
Replies: 10
Views: 24211

Re: My fourth album (and the rest)

Yes I like "interesting" singers. Talking Heads is a good example, David Byrne is fairly brave to sing the way he does - hitting all those notes with *that* voice. The vast majority of new albums now feature completely autotuned vocals, and quite frankly it's killing music. It's unnatural ...
by thepopeofpop
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: My fourth album (and the rest)
Replies: 10
Views: 24211

Re: My fourth album (and the rest)

Thank you for your kind words! The shipping cost to the UK is £3.73 and the cost of the CD is £7.45 Yes, that's all me, and yes the drums are not completely real, as you note. It has been suggested that I use a real drummer, and I do have one that can do it, but the pandemic made mincemeat of those ...
by thepopeofpop
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Tin Pan Alley
Topic: My fourth album (and the rest)
Replies: 10
Views: 24211

My fourth album (and the rest)

I don't just listen to EC. I write my own stuff, and have been doing so for a very long time. Don't expect it to sound like EC - because that would be a bit obvious - but it does fit into the "grand songwriting tradition", I think. My brand new "Last of the Old Fashioned Rock Stars'' ...
by thepopeofpop
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'How to Play the Guitar and Y' - a audio book by Elvis , Sept. 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 11741

Re: 'How to Play the Guitar and Y' - a audio book by Elvis , Sept. 2021

For some reason this isn't available in the UK, Australia, Japan and no doubt various other countries. I have contacted Audible, but no word on availability. A few people have also left messages on EC's social media accounts, some of which he has responded to - apparently he is aware of the issue bu...
by thepopeofpop
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 280
Views: 728721

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Looks like my Deluxe Armed Forces has been lost in transit. Went to check the tracking link (which worked before) and now I get an error saying the tracking information cannot be found. I'm in Australia so it would take a while to get here. Never mind, it's apparently stuck in Chicago with all the ...