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Max_M
(kook)
07/13/04 05:44 AM
Stars pray for Bowie  

From The Sunday Mail



THE stars of T in the Park last night sent messages of hope to ailing David Bowie, who was forced to cancel his appearance for a heart operation.

US pop singer Pink revealed she's said a prayer of hope for her hero... and wants him to make a speedy recovery.

In an exclusive interview, Pink - who wowed fans from the Main Stage - told the Sunday Mail: 'I'd like David Bowie to know that we other artists miss him greatly.

'We were all looking forward to seeing him at T in the Park and hope he feels better very, very soon. He is in my prayers.'

But Justin Hawkins, of The Darkness, sent a light-hearted message to Bowie in his sickbed.

He joked: 'Don't rush back David. We need these headline slots. As they say... every cloud. Everybody needs a day off occasionally.'

The Darkness were promoted to top of the bill at the festival after Bowie went through an emergency heart operation in Germany.

On a serious note, Justin added: 'We hope David gets better real soon.

'We were honoured to even be on the same bill as him. While it's great we're now headlining, it was by default. It was David's show. We wish him the best.'

Justin took to the Main Stage in an eye catching jumpsuit costing 20,000.

He claimed to have been the best-dressed rocker at the festival, adding: 'I love dressing up. But that makes me sound like a child going through his mother's clothes.'

A shocked James Walsh, of Starsailor, still can't believe 57-year-old Bowie has been struck down with a heart complaint.

Before playing on the Main Stage he said: 'I was very shocked when I heard what was wrong because initially we all thought it was just a trapped nerve in his back. To find out it was actually something wrong with his heart was a lot more serious. It's a real shame he couldn't make it today. We've got to all send him our best wishes for a speedy recovery.'

Katie Melua - appearing in the King Tut's Tent - added her best wishes to Bowie.

She said: 'I want to see David get better soon and see him back in good health and on stage.'

Black Eyed Peas stunner Fergie was also praying yesterday - in a bid to get rid of President George Bush. Her band got T in the Park off to a sizzling start yesterday.

The Peas finished with No.1 smash Where Is The Love? which heralded the political rant against Bush.

Controversial singer Fergie told the 35,000-strong crowd: 'Pray with us for a new president because America needs one - the whole world needs one.'

After the set, she said: 'It's great to be here especially as I have been told my family have descendants in the McGregor clan.

'It would be great if I could find the real Scottish connection in the family tree.'

Carl Barat of The Libertines yesterday spoke of his fears for group singer Pete Doherty who is fighting drug addiction.

He was supposed to appear on the NME Stage with the band... but is now in rehab..

Carl said: 'Pete is not that well really . We really miss him. The last time I saw him he was nervous about getting better. We can only give him every encouragement.

'He'll be sorry he's not at the festival. I know how much he'd love to have been here.'

Geoff Ellis, chief executive of promoters DF Concerts, said the event had got off to a 'fantastic' start.

He added: 'We've already had some brilliant opening performances and everyone, including myself, is looking forward to seeing some of the world's best bands taking to the stage throughout the day.'

Some had overdone the partying however, keeping the 500 medical and welfare staff on the site busy.

By yesterday afternoon medics and first aiders had treated around 100 festival-goers - seven needed X-rays.

First Minister Jack McConnell relaxed backstage and paid tribute to T in the Park for becoming a global event.

He said: 'It's one of the very best music festivals in the world.'



AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 06:40 AM
Re: Stars pray for Bowie new [re: Max_M]  

The Darkness sure are cheeky buggers. Thanks for the report and wishing DB all the best for his recovery.

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jump93
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/13/04 06:51 AM
Re: Stars pray for Bowie new [re: Adam]  

My thoughts exactly.

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RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/13/04 08:17 AM
Re: Stars pray for Bowie new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

The Darkness sure are cheeky buggers


You've got to have a sense of humor if you don't mind prancing around in a spandex jumpsuit.

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than lonely high court judges


AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 08:31 AM
Spandex is overrated, Adam prays for good music new [re: RabbitFighter]  

Yes, but you are forgetting that I am a mathematical processing robot and this sounds like attention seeking juvenille behaviour until I can prove otherwise. Now tell me.....what is their music like? Recommendations?

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Patches
(cracked actor)
07/13/04 08:34 AM
Re: Stars pray for Bowie new [re: Max_M]  

That's great that everyone recognises him as being out and know they're missing a chunk of coolness.

Question: They (all the papers and reports) make it out to be like Bowie has a week to live (G-d forbid). Am I just reading into it wrong?

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RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/13/04 08:39 AM
Re: Spandex is overrated, Adam prays for good music new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

what is their music like?


Third class Queen wannabes with mindnumbing falsetto choruses. Might be a good idea to steer well away.

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than lonely high court judges


Dara
(acolyte)
07/13/04 08:42 AM
Time machine new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

Now tell me.....what is their music like? Recommendations?


My recommendation is you do everything in your power to ensure you never have to hear them. Lord how I wish I could go back in time to before I heard them. They are, for me, just about the worst band ever. I'd rather listen to wall-to-wall John Farnham. Or N Sync.

Think really bad tribute band, albeit one who hasn't decided yet whether it's a Queen tribute band or a Led Zep one. I honestly thought they were a joke when I heard them first, and the lead singer was Steve Coogan's latest comic ceation.

Slan libh,

Dara


So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004

AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 09:07 AM
Re: Time machine new [re: Dara]  

OK, I am going to trust your judgements on this one and proceed no further. I am partly impressed and partly ashamed that you have heard of John Farnham though, Dara. My country has some serious musical flaws in addition to it's dwindling public health care and politics. But I shall listen to Shane McGowan's 'The Band Played Waltzing Matilda' to recompense, or any dose of Nick Cave and Midnight Oil.

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Dara
(acolyte)
07/13/04 09:17 AM
Shakey aka Matt new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

I am partly impressed and partly ashamed that you have heard of John Farnham though, Dara


I have an Aussie who used to hang round TW back in the mid 90s to "thank" for this knowledge. He it was who introduced me to such gory delights as "Sadie The Cleaning Lady". He figured it was payback for Foster And Allen, which was a fair point.

Slan libh,

Dara

So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004

EJSundayModerator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 09:52 AM
Fellow Countrymen new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

I am partly impressed and partly ashamed that you have heard of John Farnham


Everybody who was above the age of 10 in the middle 80s in Western Europe will have heard of him. And many will have suffered like Dara and myself.

A bit of a trick on your side, Adam, to occupy Shane McGowan for your country only because he sings of Australian veterans celebrating war horror as triumph (or does Shane have any Aussie roots?). And they didn't even win that battle. A top class song. Truly and thoroughly brilliant.

I liked Midnight Oil in the 80s as they sounded quite rocking and even rebellious for those times. Today I find them very dated though.

Anyway,

Top 10 Australian musicians from the top of my head:

- AC/DC
- Nick Cave
- Crowded House
- The Church (Newzeelanders, who cares)
- The Bee Gees (of English origin, but who isn't in Australia?)
- INXS
- The Go-Betweens
- The Saints

Not quite ten but I couldn't think of more.

Sherbet's "Howzat" was fun when it came out but there wasn't more good stuff to follow.

And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 10:14 AM
Re: Fellow Countrymen new [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

A bit of a trick on your side, Adam, to occupy Shane McGowan for your country only because he sings of Australian veterans celebrating war horror as triumph (or does Shane have any Aussie roots?).


No trick at all because the song was not written by Shane but rather a little known Australian called Eric Bogle. Granted, I am not sure if I have heard Eric's version but I will be interested when I finally hear it. I just love McGowan's voice and delivery and the simple arrangement.

In reply to:

And they didn't even win that battle. A top class song. Truly and thoroughly brilliant.


I agree totally. I think it is to Rum, Sodomy and the Lash what 'Rock n Roll Suicide' or 'The Bewlay Brothers' are to their respected albums.

In reply to:

[Dara]
such gory delights as "Sadie The Cleaning Lady".


Matt sure has a sadistical musical streak in him.

That song would get regularly played to old John as his 'most embarassing musical moment' - his 'Laughing Gnome'. But Farnham does get much credit around more commercial musical circles. Tina Turner and Queen are big fans and although Bowie does have a personal record for his most consecutive shows at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (a total of 8), I am afraid that Farnham probably doubled that at the same venue around the same time Bowie set his own record. It's all a bit unfortunate that he gets elevated to such heights.

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EJSundayModerator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 10:23 AM
Gimme Your Hands, If You Still Got Them new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

I think the song is to Rum, Sodomy and the Lash what Rock n Roll Suicide or Bewlay Brothers were to their respected albums.


Good comparison, all epic closers indeed.


And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


diamondogz74
(acolyte)
07/13/04 03:46 PM
Third rate rubbish IMO new [re: Max_M]  

Whilst its nice of them to give Mr Bowie get well vibes, i cannot help but think, its just a bandwagon for them, to me, these are third rate acts

As for calling them STARS, that is something they will never be, nine day wonders YES, Stars NEVER.

In reply to:

Third class Queen wannabes with mindnumbing falsetto choruses. Might be a good idea to steer well away.



They are rubbish IMO

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BigFatDog
(grinning soul)
07/14/04 06:52 AM
Re: Third rate rubbish IMO new [re: diamondogz74]  

In reply to:

Third class Queen wannabes with mindnumbing falsetto choruses. Might be a good idea to steer well away.



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They are rubbish IMO


So are Queen IMO




diamondogz74
(acolyte)
07/14/04 08:31 AM
Queen are brilliant IMO new [re: BigFatDog]  

In reply to:

So are Queen IMO


Have to disagree with you there, i think Queen were very good, Freddy Mercurys voice was beautiful, like no other


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pablopicasso
(stardust savant)
07/14/04 08:38 AM
Re: Queen are brilliant IMO new [re: diamondogz74]  

Queen were a great singles band, but unfortunately I have yet to enjoy a complete Queen album. Too much filler.

Get EJ downunder 2005.



RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/14/04 10:09 AM
Re: Queen are brilliant IMO new [re: pablopicasso]  

In reply to:

I have yet to enjoy a complete Queen album


I used to be one disturbed kid with an unhealthy Freddie Mercury obsession but i'll have to agree with you to some extent. There are only handful of Queen albums that had the concistensy required for a classic if you ask me (Queen 2 being the most brilliant one). I blame it on Roger Taylor most of the time. The guy was able to ceate brilliant songs from time to time (Drowse being one of my all time favorite Queen songs) but i'm still quite certain that it was his output that dragged down the albums from brilliance. Curiously his solo career has been quite interesting and much better than what Brian and Freddie were able to come up with outside the band.

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NoGame
(acolyte)
07/14/04 10:31 AM
Sing me a song new [re: RabbitFighter]  

Drowse is indeed fantastic. Good singing, even better guitar playing.

Although considered one of their weakest albums, I think Hot Space, which also features Under Pressure is a flawless Queen album. The later, more commercial albums, were one by one brilliant masterpieces. It truly was a kind of magic. Innuendo being the best of them all.

Actually, as long as Freddie's singing, I don't mind a flaw here or there. Freddie's voice has no equal.

Has anybody ever seen that statue of Freddie in Montreux. Of course I went to see it when I heard Bowie there in 2002. It's amazing. If Bowie should ever get a statue, where should it come then? Berlin?

NoGame

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/14/04 11:09 AM
Another pervy Hot Space fancier new [re: NoGame]  

In reply to:

Hot Space


So i'm not alone after all. Most Queen fans seem to spit on the album but i've yet to find out what's so diabolical about it. Catchy, dancable and Freddie's vocals are in top form. Reminds me of Let's Dance actually...

In reply to:

as long as Freddie's singing, I don't mind a flaw here or there


Couldn't have said it better myself.

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than lonely high court judges


GodlessWonder
(kook)
07/14/04 02:26 PM
IMO new [re: diamondogz74]  

In reply to:

They are rubbish IMO


We all know DD74 says everything is rubbish except Bowie, Bliar and bumming his mum and is more opinionated than Germaine Greer. But the Darkness are nothing more than a tongue-in-cheek 'hair metal' band, not brilliant but well constructed and well-timed in the world of music, especially one in which Usher is 'King of Modern Music', 'Pop Idols' rule the airwaves and Coldplay can break America. Give 'em and change and take that head out of your ass DD74.

" I'm looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money"- David Bowie

diamondogz74
(acolyte)
07/14/04 03:32 PM
Classic Albums... new [re: pablopicasso]  

In reply to:

Queen were a great singles band, but unfortunately I have yet to enjoy a complete Queen album. Too much filler.


I understand all you say Pablo, but you have to admit albums like "A Night At The Opera" and "A Day At The Races" were brilliant albums, with some filler I admit.

In reply to:

We all know DD74 says everything is rubbish except Bowie


Well Mr Bowie certainly is TOPS with me

As for the rest of your drivel

For petes sake grow up.


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pablopicasso
(stardust savant)
07/14/04 03:37 PM
Re: Classic Albums... new [re: diamondogz74]  

Well I cannot speak for A day at the races, but I have tried to like a night at the opera and sorry, I just cannot do it. I love the singles, but that is as far as it goes. I have about 6 queen albums but, no, not for me.

Get EJ downunder 2005.



jump93
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/14/04 08:01 PM
Re: Classic Albums... new [re: pablopicasso]  

I have A Kind Of Magic on the original '86 cassette, its hardly been played really.
I only dig it out once every year or so to play One Vision and A Kind Of Magic.
I try to hear it all but after about 7 years of owning the thing I cant! It gets a bit boring apart from those first two tracks, which are brilliamt IMO.

Especially ONE VISION

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Stagger_Lee
(kook)
07/14/04 08:18 PM
Re: Classic Albums... new [re: jump93]  

In reply to:

I have A Kind Of Magic on the original '86 cassette


Hells yeah. There can be only one! Highlander forever!

As for the Darkness, I find them to be a lot of fun. Maybe it's because I'm a stupid American.

Life on other planets is difficult.

th0mas
(acolyte)
07/15/04 08:06 AM
Re: Classic Albums... new [re: Stagger_Lee]  

nope, imo they are fun as well. the videos are hilarious and between the usual mtv crap really worth being watched. but apart from being fun the darkness are nothing. as mentioned before - they are well timed but lightyears away from being serious musicians. and i doubt that this will change with the next album.
on the other hand its a pretty shitty time for beginners in music business. when you look at most great bands they had one or two not really successful albums before their first big hit. these days it seems that the first record already has to hit the market perfectly since its production and promotion is as expensive as those of three albums twenty years ago. so they were more or less forced to sell that one glam idea while queen could add ballads, hard rock and anything just as they wished to.

"Have you tried... not being a mutant?"

diamondogz74
(acolyte)
07/15/04 08:10 AM
Why ? new [re: Stagger_Lee]  

In reply to:

As for the Darkness, I find them to be a lot of fun. Maybe it's because I'm a stupid American.


What is it you find fun about them ?

You really shouldn't put your race down, let others do it for you


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zigbot
(cracked actor)
07/15/04 02:52 PM
The American "Race"? new [re: diamondogz74]  

In reply to:

You really shouldn't put your race down, let others do it for you


DD74, have you been drinkin'? Since when are Americans a "race"?

zigbot

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/15/04 03:10 PM
Re: The American "Race"? new [re: zigbot]  

The dimwitted Mengele wannabe is contradicting his own beliefs, not that it's surprising me. Last time I checked you Americans (and Aussies for that matter) are halfbred lesser creatures with bastardized blood. Surely you're not worthy to be considered as a race?

I bear more grudges
than lonely high court judges


zigbot
(cracked actor)
07/15/04 04:48 PM
Re: The American "Race"? new [re: RabbitFighter]  

In reply to:

halfbred lesser creatures with bastardized blood


Ha! Interesting social commentary coming from a Finn, who, in his TW profile, describes himself as an "unemployed bastard."

Good Lordy, I've gone and OUTED RabbitFigher as an . . . an . . . . an AMERICAN! **shudder**

zigbot

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/15/04 05:06 PM
Re: The American "Race"? new [re: zigbot]  

In reply to:

I've gone and OUTED RabbitFigher as an . . . an . . . . an AMERICAN! **shudder**


Only if you take DD74's eugenic rants seriously. I think his father was Mengele's nephew...

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than lonely high court judges


diamondogz74
(acolyte)
07/16/04 08:08 AM
Tired Eyes from laughing... new [re: zigbot]  

In reply to:

DD74, have you been drinkin'? Since when are Americans a "race"?


Well I must admit to a glass of sparkling Rose Cava lol

My excuse

In reply to:

Only if you take DD74's eugenic rants seriously. I think his father was Mengele's nephew...


Drat! now its out

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