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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Dec 2014, 10:36am

Lydon then went on to criticise Band Aid, saying that the charity initiative was "full of corruption" and that the money was eaten up by administration costs. "I never found Band-Aids work, they think they're waterproof, get full of water and then fall off – and it's the same with Geldof's lot," Lydon said. "I don't like them because they're open to corruption. There's this thing called administration and that's where all the money is eaten up. Do you remember the one with Phil Collins and they were jetting around, doing New York, London? How much fucking money? How many cans of Campbell's do you think that one cost? And who really needs Phil Collins in two continents in two hours? Even his missus would have a no on that.”
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Dec 2014, 1:41pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Lydon then went on to criticise Band Aid, saying that the charity initiative was "full of corruption" and that the money was eaten up by administration costs. "I never found Band-Aids work, they think they're waterproof, get full of water and then fall off – and it's the same with Geldof's lot," Lydon said. "I don't like them because they're open to corruption. There's this thing called administration and that's where all the money is eaten up. Do you remember the one with Phil Collins and they were jetting around, doing New York, London? How much fucking money? How many cans of Campbell's do you think that one cost? And who really needs Phil Collins in two continents in two hours? Even his missus would have a no on that.”
http://www.nme.com/news/john-lydon/8165 ... 43cZtIS.99
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Heston » 02 Sep 2015, 5:05pm

Phil has reissued his albums with updated covers. Brave move by the old buffoon.

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So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by eumaas » 02 Sep 2015, 5:32pm

I'm not going to refresh my memory by reading the thread. Did he actually swear to his retirement?

If so, I have the perverse fantasy that we'll get a posthumous release that shows his retirement years as spent making arcane musique concrète and glitchy IDM.
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Wolter » 02 Sep 2015, 6:21pm

eumaas wrote:I'm not going to refresh my memory by reading the thread. Did he actually swear to his retirement?

If so, I have the perverse fantasy that we'll get a posthumous release that shows his retirement years as spent making arcane musique concrète and glitchy IDM.
I think he recovered or something. I don't feel like rereading either.

If I recall correctly, he had an issue with his hands and couldn't drum. Honestly, I would have preferred his hands were fine and he lost his voice. His drumming never did me any real harm.
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Marky Dread » 02 Sep 2015, 6:22pm

Heston wrote:Phil has reissued his albums with updated covers. Brave move by the old buffoon.

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Why bother?
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Wolter » 02 Sep 2015, 6:26pm

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Heston wrote:Phil has reissued his albums with updated covers. Brave move by the old buffoon.

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Why bother?
All the Boomers have scratched up their old copies.
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by eumaas » 02 Sep 2015, 6:45pm

What is Peter Gabriel up to these days? I assume it's something weird.
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Wolter » 02 Sep 2015, 7:41pm

eumaas wrote:What is Peter Gabriel up to these days? I assume it's something weird.
Gradually turning into Billy Joel.

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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

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eumaas wrote:What is Peter Gabriel up to these days? I assume it's something weird.
Gradually turning into Billy Joel.

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I imagine Gabriel's stage show involves more costumes and less alcoholic incontinence.
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Flex » 02 Sep 2015, 8:36pm

Well, you're half right.
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Heston » 17 Oct 2016, 6:45pm

Breaking, breaking...this just in...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment ... e=facebook

You can't hurry retirement.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Oct 2016, 7:12pm

Heston wrote:Breaking, breaking...this just in...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment ... e=facebook

You can't hurry retirement.
He figured that everyone hates this year anyway, no one will notice the extra awful he's contributing.
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Marky Dread » 17 Oct 2016, 9:29pm

Heston wrote:Breaking, breaking...this just in...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment ... e=facebook

You can't hurry retirement.
Already got my tickets.
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Re: Phil Collins to retire from music

Post by Heston » 18 Oct 2016, 2:24am

Marky Dread wrote:
Heston wrote:Breaking, breaking...this just in...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment ... e=facebook

You can't hurry retirement.
Already got my tickets.
Eaay, lover.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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