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Old 07-08-2007, 04:08 PM   #766
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Oh, that's right. So yeah! Dull, dull song.
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Every Melissa Etheridge song is dull. I'd rather hear the sound of my hand being slammed in the car door than listen to her.

The subsequent ER trip is more entertaining than her shit.
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I don't feel like sifting through this thread, but did anyone else think The Police butchered Roxanne?
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Hey CoriA,

"Not to pick on you, dr. zooeuss, but you're not the only one whose made some kind of comment about Madonna "not being young," and it's driving me batty."

The "not being young" doesn't bother me at all, an was not part of my original point at all, I was just anticipating criticism of some of the alternatives I presented based on what I've heard people say about them in the past...

"Who cares? She's nearing 50 and put a lot of those other performers to shame yesterday. She commanded that stage with her energy, dancing, and just the all-out performance she gave. And hey, if I can look half that good when I'm her age, I will have nothing to complain about in that department."

Fair enough. As I said, I didn't watch it.

"And as for the comments about how she's "desperate" to be relevant or hip or whatever ... how so? She set out to record a dance record with her last release, and she did. It was a damn good one, too. If dance music (or Madonna) isn't your thing, fine. But to just dismiss her because it's not your thing or because she's old? Come on."

I didn't make those comments, and don't begrudge her the effort to stay relevant. U2 have always made that effort and are still my favorite band as a result. I've never much cared for madonna, and so have usually just ignored her, as you suggest. My main gripe is that i do care about the cause and don't think she was the best choice for 'official song,' just because i'm not convinced she cares so much about the issue. i may be wrong, but i've yet to see the evidence to the contrary, a main reason i bring it up here: to learn more...

"As for the official song, who knows? Was she the only one approached? Did she volunteer? Did others who were approached to write something first turn it down for one reason or another? Hard to say."

Good questions, don't know the answers... may have to go look... anyone else know?
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I don't feel like sifting through this thread, but did anyone else think The Police butchered Roxanne?
I didn't think it was butchered, but I did think it probably went on two or three minutes too long.
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I'm sorry if it did seem I was picking on you, I just took your Madonna comment from your post and ran with it, combining all the other anti-Madonna comments I've read in the various threads.

I did end up going on a bit of a rant, but it had been building up a bit. So again - sorry to seem like I was piling on you.
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I didn't think it was butchered, but I did think it probably went on two or three minutes too long.
Roxanne-o!
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no worries at all... as Bono has said "we're only as good as the arguments we get"

but I would like to see any answers to how she ended up getting to provide the official song (not letting that go yet)
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What the hell was Anthony Kiedes wearing anyway?
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but I would like to see any answers to how she ended up getting to provide the official song (not letting that go yet)
Yeah, I'm curious about that as well, but I doubt an answer is floating around for public consumption.

Ditto U2's participation. Unless they talk about it in an interview in the future, it'll all just stay as speculation.
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What the hell was Anthony Kiedes wearing anyway?
Whatever it was, it wasn't able to distract from the mediocrity of his band.

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I was really underwhelmed by the Chili Peppers, as I have been for years now.
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you mean that poncho?

with weird late '80s style collage print on it. yay.

funny how bands like U2 and RHCP are getting mileage out of revisiting their early look at the moment.

re: the Police... I don't see anything wrong with every band that played getting their own Live Earth performance thread on here...
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did anyone see bloc party?

how here they?

I missed them
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missed them... there's a 90 sec clip of "The Prayer" on youtube that seems like a good performance, tho' the clip quality is not the best.
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