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

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

Postby sulky lad » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:20 pm

IbMePdErRoIoAmL wrote:
Top balcony wrote:Anybody know what make of guitar that is ? Logo on headstock looks vaguely like the National one but it ain't a resonator :?

It appears to me to be a 1940's National OO. National contracted w/ Gibson to produce guitars bearing the National logo for a time. I suspect this is one .

Great knowledge exhibited here, thanks to all concerned !

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

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:46 pm

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

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:51 pm

Elvis Costello joins The Current's Jill Riley to discuss his new record "The Boy Named If", and talks about his very first visit to Minneapolis in 1978: https://youtu.be/r5RTOoZbaqM
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Re: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022

Postby jardine » Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:35 pm

a pleasant surprise in an email from hisself's website:

"WE WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR CASEBOUND BOOK CD WILL NOW BE SIGNED!"

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

Postby Arbogast » Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:01 pm

A bit late saying this, but it's no less true.

Jesus, I wish EC & Co. would shell out for a simple photograph of the band for an album cover. This artwork is ass!

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

Postby Neil. » Sat Dec 18, 2021 5:46 am

LOL, I have to say I've never been a particular fan of Elvis's artwork, either, but I guess it's MEANT to be ugly.

I think it has worked well in recent videos, but enough is probably enough now, I reckon!

That said, with straitened circumstances these days cos no-one buys CDs, I guess its cheaper for him to do his own artwork than get someone else in!

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Postby sweetest punch » Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:41 pm

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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Postby sweetest punch » Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:45 pm

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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Postby sweetest punch » Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:52 pm

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

Postby jardine » Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:52 pm

is this an especially large amt. of promo for e.c.? seems so, but i got no info one way or the other

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Postby sweetest punch » Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:44 am

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

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:13 am

Part two of The New Cue interview: https://thenewcue.substack.com/p/the-ne ... r-22-elvis (subscription)
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Postby docinwestchester » Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:16 pm

sweetest punch wrote:6000 book inserts signed: https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=442917000790848


Until watching that video today, I didn't know EC is left handed. I guess I haven't been paying attention for the past 44 years.

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

Postby WallyRando » Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:48 pm

docinwestchester wrote:
sweetest punch wrote:6000 book inserts signed: https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=442917000790848


Until watching that video today, I didn't know EC is left handed. I guess I haven't been paying attention for the past 44 years.

This is completely blowing my mind. :shock:

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

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:39 am

I didn't know EC is left handed.


Its why Elvis uses a pen with a felt tip to sign autographs. ' Ball points don't work for us lefties ' , he told me when I offered him one to sign a ticket after a show.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Dec 24, 2021 5:43 am

Was he joking? I’m a leftie and I am always conscious that when I use certain types of pen I’ll smudge what I’ve written with my sleeve.

Mind you I don’t sign much these days - let alone autographs :lol:
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Re: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:15 am

There was nothing to lean on so maybe Elvis meant that using a ballpoint without that aid was the main challenge.

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

Postby jardine » Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:00 am

i'm old enough to recall being required to use a fountain pen, even long, tapered pens with nibs you could insert and dip in ink. and i'm a leftie. many were forced to 'switch' because of a strange, inordinate reaction to being left handed -- this would be late '50s, canada. then, when i was in my twenties, somebody told me about dexter and sinister, right and left, and the weird over reactions became both clearer and more murky all at once.

also noticed that he isn't a 'left hook' -- like me, just holds the pen in the left the way a righthanded would

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:56 am

jardine wrote:i'm old enough to recall being required to use a fountain pen, even long, tapered pens with nibs you could insert and dip in ink. and i'm a leftie. many were forced to 'switch' because of a strange, inordinate reaction to being left handed -- this would be late '50s, canada. then, when i was in my twenties, somebody told me about dexter and sinister, right and left, and the weird over reactions became both clearer and more murky all at once.


Witch! Witch! :lol:

When I broke my arm at school (aged 14) I learned to write with my right hand. I can write joined up and, my amazing talent, is that I can write backwards joined up writing.

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

Postby jardine » Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:03 am

one quarter of the way back to on topic, i'm a leftie who plays right-handed as per e.c., unlike that slouch Jimi Hendricks 8)

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

Postby Goon Squad » Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:08 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:
jardine wrote:i'm old enough to recall being required to use a fountain pen, even long, tapered pens with nibs you could insert and dip in ink. and i'm a leftie. many were forced to 'switch' because of a strange, inordinate reaction to being left handed -- this would be late '50s, canada. then, when i was in my twenties, somebody told me about dexter and sinister, right and left, and the weird over reactions became both clearer and more murky all at once.


Witch! Witch! :lol:

When I broke my arm at school (aged 14) I learned to write with my right hand. I can write joined up and, my amazing talent, is that I can write backwards joined up writing.

Anyway, back to the topic!


Hmmmmm!.......that does explain a lot !!! :wink:

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:03 pm

Not enough though! :lol:
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Re: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Dec 25, 2021 3:04 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: The Boy Named If, new album by Elvis & The Imposters, January 14, 2022

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:50 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl ... c-playlist

Radio 2 New Music Playlist

26th - 31st Dec 2021

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C LIST

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Paint The Red Rose Blue
Franz Ferdinand - Billy Goodbye
Jasmine Thompson & Calum Scott - love is just a word
Joy Crookes - Trouble
Ronan Keating - Heyday
Jasmine Thompson & Calum Scott - love is just a word
Joy Crookes - Trouble
Ronan Keating - Heyday
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