Author Topic: Required reading  (Read 6192 times)

markie

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2003, 10:55:00 pm »
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Veranda">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ggw:<BR><B> No it's not as cut and dry as that, but if they wanted to pull the plug on musicians spouting off at a music awards show, that would be within their rights.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>wouldnt it defeat the hole purpose of having a music awards show?

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2003, 10:57:00 pm »
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Veranda">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by markie:<BR><B> wouldnt it defeat the hole purpose of having a music awards show?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>heh?

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2003, 11:00:00 pm »
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Veranda">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ggw:<BR><B> heh?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>dont rock stars always have to talk some shit about politics to self-grandiose, oh wait Bono isnt here this year and he is a big corporate whore now, nevermind.

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2003, 11:09:00 pm »
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Veranda">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by markie:<BR><B> dont rock stars always have to talk some shit about politics to self-grandiose, oh wait Bono isnt here this year and he is a big corporate whore now, nevermind.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>And then there was Bono, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee.<P><BR>"The war against terrorism is bound up with the war against poverty," said the U2 frontman, who was honored for his humanitarian work at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' MusiCares benefit at the Marriott Marquis.<P><BR>Bill Clinton also attended the celebrity peace rally.<P><BR>Introduced by Bono as "more of a rock star than any in this room," the former President said, "If you immediately think it's us versus them, then this will not be a world for your children to grow up in."<P><BR>Joining Clinton in the four-hour praise song to Bono were Carly Simon, Patti Labelle, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Wynonna Judd and her sister Ashley, Steve Van Zandt, Gwen Stefani, Jimmy Fallon, Salman Rushdie, Robert De Niro and a group of 20 Ugandan children, all orphaned by AIDS. <P><BR>Among those doing Bono's repertoire were Norah Jones (with a terrific cover of "Stuck in a Moment") and Mary J. Blige (who struggled with "One").<P><BR>Bono himself was in Sinatra mode, covering "That's Life" and "Night and Day" with help from his band's guitarist, The Edge. Asked about his Nobel nod, the singer said, "It's just a huge honor to be even mentioned in the same list as people like Hans Blix and Pope John Paul."<BR> <A HREF="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/story/61738p-57672c.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/story/61738p-57672c.html[/url]

markie

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2003, 11:12:00 pm »
what does this actually mean?<P>"The war against terrorism is bound up with the war against poverty,"<P>He is an old corporate phoney, fuck him and his ilk.

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2003, 10:12:00 am »
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Veranda">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by markie:<BR><B>what does this actually mean?<P>"The war against terrorism is bound up with the war against poverty,"<P>He is an old corporate phoney, fuck him and his ilk.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Of course, it doesn't mean anything - just armchair analysis. Was that tribute televised? Not that I have any interest in seeing four hours, let alone four minutes more of Bono as a Saint, but the covers would have been interesting....<BR>

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2003, 11:11:00 am »
Although I think US foreign policy is a complete joke, I can't stand celebrities talking about politics.  The sad thing is politicians want to celebrities and celebrities want to be politicians.  I also think Martin Sheen believes he really is President.

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2003, 12:18:00 pm »
What's worse is that probably at least 2% of Americans also think that Sheen is the real pres.  If celebs want to talk politics, pull a Reagan or Sonny Bono and run for freaking office.  I'll never understand why George Clooney's stance on the war is news.

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Re: Required reading
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2003, 12:25:00 pm »
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Veranda">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by markie:<BR><B>what does this actually mean?<P>"The war against terrorism is bound up with the war against poverty,"<P>He is an old corporate phoney, fuck him and his ilk.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It means the publication didn't print his full quote.  The only worse then celebrities in politics is the media.<P>And no matter what you say, Josiah Bartlet is my President.
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Re: Required reading
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2003, 03:27:00 pm »
I'm all for freedom of speech, and really appreciated the sign Mission of Burma had on stage friday, (perhaps CBS should read that) but thought this was a funny quote appropriate to this thread:<P>"If Washington is a Hollywood for ugly people, Hollywood is a Washington for the simpleminded." <P>-- Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), on the latest round of protests, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/20