Disappointing Media Piece about the band

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Re: Disappointing Media Piece about the band

Postby Pingu » Thu May 10, 2018 8:56 pm

I couldn't work out what the hell the guy was going on about until halfway through when I realised - in America (and elsewhere?) the show was redubbed the 'Concert for Life". In the UK it was the "Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS awareness". It was all over the posters, the TV, the scarves, everywhere. Yet somehow he blames Queen when actually it was undoubtedly MTV getting squeamish about using the word "AIDS". That says a fuck sight more about US attitudes in 1992 (and how desperate the big corporations were not to scare a potentially homophobic customer base) than it does about Queen.

He may have a point that no one bar George Michael and Liz Taylor really made much of the platform. I still sort of wish Bob Geldof had made a suitably sweary speech about homophobia on the day.

As for the rest of the guy's article, well that's just, like, his opinion, man.
 
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Re: Disappointing Media Piece about the band

Postby Action This Day » Tue May 22, 2018 1:14 pm

I don't want to read the rabid ramblings of a man who was 'dating' a 13 year old girl when he was 47. The man is a sick pervert.
 
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Re: Disappointing Media Piece about the band

Postby Pingu » Tue May 22, 2018 4:10 pm

Action This Day wrote:I don't want to read the rabid ramblings of a man who was 'dating' a 13 year old girl when he was 47. The man is a sick pervert.


It's a different Bill Wyman.

Admittedly the numerous Bill Wyman music videos in this thread don't help the confusion. :)
 
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Re: Disappointing Media Piece about the band

Postby Action This Day » Tue May 29, 2018 6:33 pm

Pingu wrote:
Action This Day wrote:I don't want to read the rabid ramblings of a man who was 'dating' a 13 year old girl when he was 47. The man is a sick pervert.


It's a different Bill Wyman.

Admittedly the numerous Bill Wyman music videos in this thread don't help the confusion. :)


Oh right lol. He still talks shit though.
 
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