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Are you looking forward to any particular Live8 contribution

Postby R Swipe » 02 Jul 2005, 09:32

Well, are you?

I'm quite looking forward to Pink Floyd, myself - if only to confirm that that particular brand of music is (indeed) dead.

Why aren't Led Zeppelin reforming? Ha Ha.

Seriously, Beyonce might be cool.

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Postby Dr Magus » 02 Jul 2005, 09:43

I'm gutted that Muse are playing Paris instead. They're the only band i'd watch apart from Pink Floyd and Velvet Revolver...Bono can stick his Beatles impression up his pompous, pampered backside.

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Postby Phil T » 02 Jul 2005, 10:21

I want to watch ver Floyd and see if Waters & Gilmour can refrain from pulling each others heads off...
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Postby The Prof » 02 Jul 2005, 10:23

From the BBC in case anyone is interested.

PROBABLE RUNNING ORDER

Sir Paul McCartney and U2: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
U2: One Coldplay: In My Place, Fix You
Coldplay and Richard Ashcroft: Bitter Sweet Symphony
Sir Elton John (introduced by Little Britain's Matt Lucas and David Walliams): Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, The Bitch is Back
Sir Elton John and Pete Doherty: Children of the Revolution
Dido: Life for Rent, White Flag, Thank You
Stereophonics: Songs to be confirmed
REM: The One I Love, Losing My Religion, Imitation of Life, Everybody Hurts
Ms Dynamite: Dy-na-mi-tee, Judgement Day, Redemption Song
Keane: Everybody's Changing, Somewhere Only We Know
Travis: Sing, Turn, Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
Annie Lennox: Walking on Broken Glass, Sisters are Doin' It for Themselves, Sweet Dreams
UB40: Food for Thought, Red Red Wine
Snoop Dogg: Songs to be confirmed
Razorlight: Somewhere Else, Golden Touch, Vice
Madonna: Like a Prayer, Music, Ray of Light
Snow Patrol: Chocolate, Run
Joss Stone: I Had a Dream, Super Duper Love
Scissor Sisters: Laura, Take Your Mama
Velvet Revolver: Songs to be confirmed
The Killers: Songs to be confirmed
Sting: Every Breath You Take, Message in a Bottle, Desert Rose
Mariah Carey: Make It Happen, Vision of Love
Robbie Williams: Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ, Feel, We Will Rock You
The Who: Won't Get Fooled Again, Baba O'Riley
Pink Floyd: Money, Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here
Sir Paul McCartney: The Long and Winding Road
Finale: Sir Paul McCartney joined on stage by George Michael and Sir Mick Jagger

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Postby Jumper k » 02 Jul 2005, 10:28

I'm looking forward to the end of it. Its all unmitigated shite from the music perspective.

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Postby Dr Magus » 02 Jul 2005, 10:29

Jumper K Balls wrote:I'm looking forward to the end of it. Its all unmitigated shite from the music perspective.


Not if Pink Floyd do the Scissor Sisters version of Comfortably Numb.

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Postby the masked man » 02 Jul 2005, 10:50

That line-up really is dire - it's exclusively comprised of people who made their last good record at least a decade ago, and those who never will make a good record.

And, given that Geldof excused the almost total lack of black British artists by saying that none of are well-known enough internationally (and only including Ms Dynmaite as a token gesture under pressure), how the fuck did sodding Razorlight and Snow Patrol sneak in there.

Toss on toast. An insult.

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Postby The Slider » 02 Jul 2005, 11:18

Erm, well that is a surprise.

I actually think I might watch it.
It doesn't look half as appalling as it might, or half as appealing as it might for that matter, but there are interesting things on there even if they are noyt likely to be very musically inspiring.

I want to see Adam Clayton dressed up in a Pepper outfit having the chutzpah to play bass on the same stage as McCartney.

I want to see Pete Doherty and Elton cosying up.

I want to see the thinly veiled contempt between Rog and Dave (pic in the paper yesterday - they have turned into Waldorf and Staler) possibly erupting into violence.

I want to see Joss Stone, because I like her.
And Madonna.
And Ms Dynamite
And Keane
And REM.

So bollocks to you bunch of mean-spirited arseholes.
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Postby The Prof » 02 Jul 2005, 11:41

Any chance anybody could tape it from 4:15 onwards?

I'll just borrow the tape - copy it and you can have it back.

Pleeeese :(

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Postby sandy » 02 Jul 2005, 12:19

The Slider wrote:Erm, well that is a surprise.

I actually think I might watch it.
It doesn't look half as appalling as it might, or half as appealing as it might for that matter, but there are interesting things on there even if they are noyt likely to be very musically inspiring.

I want to see Adam Clayton dressed up in a Pepper outfit having the chutzpah to play bass on the same stage as McCartney.

I want to see Pete Doherty and Elton cosying up.

I want to see the thinly veiled contempt between Rog and Dave (pic in the paper yesterday - they have turned into Waldorf and Staler) possibly erupting into violence.

I want to see Joss Stone, because I like her.
And Madonna.
And Ms Dynamite
And Keane
And REM.

So bollocks to you bunch of mean-spirited arseholes.


Nice one.

I am very excited to be seeing Pink Floyd once again and also to study their body language: ever the optimist, I think if it goes well, then a reunion is on the cards. And for me, anyway, Coldplay with Richard Ashcroft is going to be well worth a look as well.

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Postby PENK » 02 Jul 2005, 12:22

I am already aware that there is widespread poverty in Africa, so I think I will give this one a miss.
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Postby Poppypoobah » 02 Jul 2005, 13:16

What time is it starting over there?

Coverage doesn't start here until 12 noon. I'll watch until I have to go to work.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 02 Jul 2005, 13:18

Hotsie wrote:What time is it starting over there?

Coverage doesn't start here until 12 noon. I'll watch until I have to go to work.


Starts at 2 pm (9 ET).
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Postby Poppypoobah » 02 Jul 2005, 13:22

Diamond Dog wrote:
Hotsie wrote:What time is it starting over there?

Coverage doesn't start here until 12 noon. I'll watch until I have to go to work.


Starts at 2 pm (9 ET).
Anyone willing to post running commentary?

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Postby LMG » 02 Jul 2005, 13:32

Coverage is on now - the UK concert starts at 2 pm. We've had McFly and Good Charlotte from Tokyo.

Call me mean-spirited, but I'm sick of it already. It reminds me that the dark side of Live Aid was the massive escalation of the idea that celebrities like Sting or Bono have something intelligent and meaningful to say about major political issues.

Michael Buerke, who reported the original famine in Ethiopia in 1984 that triggered Live Aid and who is now best known as the host of Mastermind is on at the London site saying it is his first experience of 'Direct Action'.

'Direct Action'?????? Turning up for a free live rock show after snagging tickets on your mobile????? Agreeing to promote your back catalogue by flying in via helicopter to play 2-3 tunes to a televised audience of billions???

It boggles the mind. It really does.
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Postby LMG » 02 Jul 2005, 13:52

Graham Norton is interviewing Jon Bon Jovi, who is running through his planned setlist and discussing the social relevance of each of his songs.

I am getting a heavy, queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach.
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Postby -- » 02 Jul 2005, 14:06

I think I'll go to St. Pauls Carnival, instead.

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Postby Poppypoobah » 02 Jul 2005, 14:09

I just found that you can watch it at AOL.