Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby ice nine » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:48 pm

Listening to the podcast 'Smartless' where Judd Apatow is being interviewed, the interviewers ask how Judd got his start. He says that he and Ben Stiller first met at an Elvis Costello show and Ben hired Judd to direct/write on 'The Ben Stiller Show'.
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:42 pm

https://www.irishnews.com/arts/2021/04/ ... --2277982/

Arts Q&A: Writer Louise Kennedy on Elvis Costello, Edna O'Brien and starting to write in her 40s...

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2. Best gigs you've been to?

The Smiths, National Stadium, February 1986: I loved that band so much and it was a great show, but the best thing about that night was the angsty young fellas in Dunne's Stores jumpers who kept climbing onto the stage to throw their arms around Morrissey and had to be pulled off him by the bouncers.

The Pogues, Olympic Ballroom, December 1986: I became separated from my friends and got stuck at the front, which was both terrifying and outrageous craic. I left looking like Alice Cooper, with a rivulet of molten mascara and eyeliner on each cheek.

Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Olympia Theatre, July 1994: A brilliant gig, but the best thing about it was that I didn't have to go to Féile to see them – I hate muck, queueing and portaloos.
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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:16 pm

Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Olympia Theatre, July 1994: A brilliant gig, but the best thing about it was that I didn't have to go to Féile to see them – I hate muck, queueing and portaloos.


Not The Attractions , it was The Rude 5 , in 1991 , not 1994.

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sulky lad » Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:00 am

johnfoyle wrote:
Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Olympia Theatre, July 1994: A brilliant gig, but the best thing about it was that I didn't have to go to Féile to see them – I hate muck, queueing and portaloos.


Not The Attractions , it was The Rude 5 , in 1991 , not 1994.

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... -02_Dublin

Can't imagine any of the UK and Ireland 1991 shows would have been a highlight of their concert attending career :shock: !
On the other hand, Royal Albert Hall 1994 would be a different matter :wink:

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:13 am

Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Olympia Theatre, July 1994: A brilliant gig, but the best thing about it was that I didn't have to go to Féile to see them – I hate muck, queueing and portaloos.


I've since found this listing . Incorrect , of course , but maybe an explanation for the confusion


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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby The Gentleman » Sat May 01, 2021 11:38 pm

Well that was a bit unexpected. I was watching the Siskel & Ebert 500th Episode Anniversary Special, and during a sequence spotlighting some of their more spirited disagreements, I believe “Stalin Malone” is playing in the background (perhaps on a loop). Skip ahead to about the 7&1/2 minute mark to hear it.

https://youtu.be/hpAG0ooRdlw

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby sweetest punch » Sat May 22, 2021 5:52 am

https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/st ... -33323598/

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Join Bruce Springsteen in reflecting on mankind's special relationship with radio during another edition of his exclusive SiriusXM radio series, From My Home to Yours.

In From My Home to Yours, Volume 22: Radio Radio, Springsteen will pay tribute to the radio by spinning songs from Elvis Costello, The Ravyns, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, The Beach Boys, himself, and more. Listen to the premiere of Volume 22 on E Street Radio (Ch. 20)May 26 at 10am ET, or hear it during the times below or anytime on the SiriusXM app after its debut.

Volume 22 is the latest edition of SiriusXM's ongoing From My Home To Yours series, which sees Bruce selecting songs from his personal collection. Stream previous episodes of the series on the SiriusXM app here.

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby Mikeh » Thu May 27, 2021 6:36 am

I see ex F1 boss, Max Mosley had died. He was the son of Oswald Mosley who inspired Elvis to write Less than Zero.

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:03 pm

Elvis responds to a tweet accusing Olivia Rodrigo's "Brutal" of being "a pretty much direct lift from Elvis Costello":

This is fine by me, Billy.
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Postby sweetest punch » Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:41 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:22 pm

"Alison" is #396 on Rolling Stone's latest list of the 500 greatest songs.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... 2-1224942/

Inspired, according to his 2015 memoir, by a “beautiful checkout girl” whose dreams he imagined “would soon be squandered to a ruffian,” this deceptively tender ballad on Costello’s debut album helped enshrine him as post-punk’s most gifted melodist. In 1977, Costello credited his hard-bitten lyrical style to the fact that “there’s nothing glamorous or romantic about the world at the moment.… Nobody’s got the time or the money.” Nevertheless, Costello’s attempt at “a beautiful sound” on “Alison” was inspired in part by Jimi Hendrix’s “The Wind Cries Mary”: They share a similarly crackling guitar tone.

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Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:57 am

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A curio has popped up in a collection of photos. It's of concerts in England in 1970s. David Johnson photographed Clover at the Nashville Room, London on 31 March 1977.

A face in the crowd is Elvis, a few days after Less Than Zero had been released as a single. It , of course, is a recording that featured members of Clover. Perhaps some of the crowd there knew that but it would be played down in the narrative for years after.


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