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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i had many pleasant hours reading your book "Queen live". i always notice something new. preferably i read it in no particular order. i would go like "mmm i wonder what setlist they made to promote ADATR" and i look up those parts in your book

it has managed to enrich my Queen experience in a very profound way. it is the only book of Queen that i have (since i live in a country where you can't get hold of Queen books very easy) and it is a very precious possession of me

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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello, fine you appreciated this book.
It is indeed good to have a book for reference as far as Queen's live work is concerned.
Can somebody try to explain what could be the mistakes in this book for our new friend, before he takes eveything for granted ? I think there are some, it was already discussed here if I remember well.

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Olivier,
France.


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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do yourself a favor and just get Lester's book.



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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Do yourself a favor and just get Lester's book.



Do us a favour and go and fuck yourself. He's talking about Greg's book ok.

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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Go back to your QOL, ass.

Class dismissed.



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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Nothing as usual




Goodbye Miss Loaf.....hahaha


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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fairydandy wrote:

I'm gay.


What does that have to do with anything?

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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is the correct term for the same person using multiple internet personas?

It would be easy to similtaneously hold many ISP accounts (after all anyone can sign up under Yahoo, Hotmail, Tiscalli, Virgin etc) and post under whichever guise was needed.

So whenever things seemed settled or boring, a new controversial thread could be commenced under a new guise.

I just wondered if anyone else has ever thought they had experienced this phenomina?



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Posted: 28 Nov 07, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I first read Greg Brooks' book I thought it was great. Being made before Internet's full massive proliferation it was an outstanding effort and a very good product.

It has been revealed that it had MANY mistakes but it was as accurate (or more) than any other source avaialable at the moment.

However, I think that the revision made by Greg left what many fans consider to be errors. Maybe he didn't find enough proof to correct a so called mistake or maybe he was lazy, who knows?

I have read that Lester's book is better (or at least more accurate) and that seems to be the general opinion here.

FD, QOL's very own antagonist by excelency, you sure blend along other shit stirrers here in QZ. No need to do that. We have our own clowns for that purpose.

Good discussions, interesting topics; that's what this site sometimes lacks.

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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



FD, QOL's very own antagonist by excelency, you sure blend along other shit stirrers here in QZ. No need to do that. We have our own clowns for that purpose.

Good discussions, interesting topics; that's what this site sometimes lacks.


Fair enough, but the microwaved clown didn't need to post such a dismissive and rude post to Jony now did he?

If Jony has made this topic to stir something up then that's another matter.

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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 02:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't think that was a dismissive comment but an actual recommendation. Maybe not so polite but who knows. I usually take every post with a pinch of salt and not take them very seriously.

The good thing about not having actual moderators is that you can say whatever you want. If you talk shit nobody will take you seriously and/or they might be rude to you (like I was in my last post, now that I read it again, sorry for that).

Another problem here is that Greg's book was discussed months and years ago and that's what sometimes happens when you bring up a really old subject. It also doesn't help if the post is poorly written (in general)... :S





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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiley wrote:

When I first read Greg Brooks' book I thought it was great. Being made before Internet's full massive proliferation it was an outstanding effort and a very good product.

It has been revealed that it had MANY mistakes but it was as accurate (or more) than any other source avaialable at the moment.

However, I think that the revision made by Greg left what many fans consider to be errors. Maybe he didn't find enough proof to correct a so called mistake or maybe he was lazy, who knows?

I have read that Lester's book is better (or at least more accurate) and that seems to be the general opinion here.

FD, QOL's very own antagonist by excelency, you sure blend along other shit stirrers here in QZ. No need to do that. We have our own clowns for that purpose.

Good discussions, interesting topics; that's what this site sometimes lacks.


The Bible has also been revealed as having MANY mistakes, and also reprints have the same errors. But it still gets sold, unfortunatly


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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.Jony. wrote:

i had many pleasant hours reading your book "Queen live". i always notice something new. preferably i read it in no particular order. i would go like "mmm i wonder what setlist they made to promote ADATR" and i look up those parts in your book

it has managed to enrich my Queen experience in a very profound way. it is the only book of Queen that i have (since i live in a country where you can't get hold of Queen books very easy) and it is a very precious possession of me


As you come to get to know Queen's live history better, you'll come to see the hundreds of mistakes in the book. In fact, those setlists you're reading for the ADATR tour are mostly wrong. Also, many words he purports to be his own were lifted directly off my website and others.

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The Bible has also been revealed as having MANY mistakes, and also reprints have the same errors. But it still gets sold, unfortunatly


lol!

I was going to post something perhaps partially constructive, but there's no need after that. Well done.



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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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but the microwaved clown didn't need to post such a dismissive and rude post to Jony now did he?
r.


Yes, I did.

It was a stupid post and just an attempt to slam Greg Brooks. If "Jony" the Pony doesn't like all the "mistakes", she can simply pickup Lester's book, because I haven't found too many in there!

Except, of course, spelling Freddie "Freddie".

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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

fairydandy wrote:


but the microwaved clown didn't need to post such a dismissive and rude post to Jony now did he?
r.


Yes, I did.

It was a stupid post and just an attempt to slam Greg Brooks. If "Jony" the Pony doesn't like all the "mistakes", she can simply pickup Lester's book, because I haven't found too many in there!

Except, of course, spelling Freddie "Freddie".


I was hoping you'd catch that!

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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

fairydandy wrote:


but the microwaved clown didn't need to post such a dismissive and rude post to Jony now did he?
r.


Yes, I did.

It was a stupid post and just an attempt to slam Greg Brooks. If "Jony" the Pony doesn't like all the "mistakes", she can simply pickup Lester's book, because I haven't found too many in there!

Except, of course, spelling Freddie "Freddie".


i don't want lesters book, i'm not interested in it in the slightest

i was talking about GB's book, in case you didn't notice. it's not hard to understand. now sho sho, go put lesters book where the sun dont shine theres a good chap

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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So why does QP still employ Brooks? Do they know about the dozens of mistakes in the book(s)? Do they know he comes on here and attacks people for their opinions and ideas? I don't get it. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that would do his job a ton better, and probably for a lot less, or even for free.

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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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So why does QP still employ Brooks? Do they know about the dozens of mistakes in the book(s)? Do they know he comes on here and attacks people for their opinions and ideas? I don't get it. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that would do his job a ton better, and probably for a lot less, or even for free.


i was attacked by many people in this thread

none of them were called GB, however

so keep taking those chill pills and visit your social assistant; he has still a lot of work to do

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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.Jony. wrote:

go put lesters book where the sun dont shine


That's exactly where I keep it.

I plan on mole-ing it into the next QPR show for easy reference.

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Posted: 29 Nov 07, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.Jony. wrote:

DavidRFuller wrote:

So why does QP still employ Brooks? Do they know about the dozens of mistakes in the book(s)? Do they know he comes on here and attacks people for their opinions and ideas? I don't get it. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that would do his job a ton better, and probably for a lot less, or even for free.


i was attacked by many people in this thread

none of them were called GB, however

so keep taking those chill pills and visit your social assistant; he has still a lot of work to do


What? From what I see you started a thread praising Greg's fuck-up and now that you know it's filled with BS you're pissed at everyone.