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Posted: 15 Nov 08, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, most if not all of us here are queenies.  So, fred means something to us.  How will it affect YOU?Microwave, if you cant say anything nice to me, don't say anything at all.  That message on my first post really hurt me.



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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 05:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It wont affect me in anyway whatsoever.


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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



littlekillerham wrote:

Okay, most if not all of us here are queenies.  So, fred means something to us.  How will it affect YOU?Microwave, if you cant say anything nice to me, don't say anything at all.  That message on my first post really hurt me.

Obviously, FM not being with us still has some effect on you personally, and that's fine and big respect to you.
However, to put a balanced view point on it. It is now 17 years ago, and time has moved on. For me, the 17th anniversary of his passing, will I'm afraid just be another day!









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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 06:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like every year I will light some candles for him... have a hour of meditation... drink a glass of champagne for him and will remember on Yahoo Clever (Yahoo Answer).

I still in pain when I think about his death and I will NEVER stop to cry when I think about this "god".

I still love you, Freddie!



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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 07:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was a bit disappointed when it actually happened, but by the first anniversary I'd stopped thinking about it and moved on.  I have lots to say about people who mark "death-days" of people they never met, but it already looks as though this isn't the thread to do it.

Wouldn't want to upset your delicate sensibilities...

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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will probably get pissed. Not coz its the anniversary, but because that is just what I do.

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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

perfect answer moog.i will be the same lol.

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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to care about it. Now I don't. Not really. It's still a bummer that he died, but I'm not going to listen to his music for an inordinate amount of time, light candles, hold a séance or bake a cake or sob and mope for the whole day.

And I certainly won't start a threat about it like I did last year. XD



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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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littlekillerham wrote:



Okay, most if not all of us here are queenies.  So, fred means something to us.  How will it affect YOU?Microwave, if you cant say anything nice to me, don't say anything at all.  That message on my first post really hurt me.


Obviously, FM not being with us still has some effect on you personally, and that's fine and big respect to you.
However, to put a balanced view point on it. It is now 17 years ago, and time has moved on. For me, the 17th anniversary of his passing, will I'm afraid just be another day!










Same goes for me Im afraid. I dont live in the past anymore. Actually I remember that day for a completely different reason. Me and my ex were having a breaking up chat at the time and she tried to change the subject by talking about Freddie's death. She thought it would lighten my mood. Stupid cow.....





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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On a musical level these days highlight and remind the fans, people at large what a huge personality the performer, the voice that was Freddie Mercury, and the chasm left on the musical landscape by his passing. Sad as his passing may seem, I am not sure Fred would approve of all this public mourning/anniverseries you see these days people weeping at the slightest prompting  for people they didnt actually know. There are enough Band Wagons on the Trail Princess Di, James Dean etc.
Lets not forget the immense impact the genius and never to be forgotten musical moments this guy made along with the other surviving members John Deacon, Brian May, & Roger Taylor, their place is right up there in the pantheon alongside the likes of Elvis & Beatles Led Zeppelin.

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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have painted a picture of Paul Rodgers kicking over Freddie's urn and then counting his cash amid the ashes. In the background is a picture of me with a broken heart.

Why? Whyyyyyyyy?





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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly, Paul Rodgers maybe considered a good singer by some, but Freddie and Queen are not good they are the BEST, no matter how much money Paul Rodgers makes as a result of the Queen legacy, no one will remember the TCR or Q+PR with any affection, i believe this was just am opportunity, a revisit to past glories for Brian & Roger.
Elton said it, Queen without Freddie is like having a Ferrari in the garage with no one to drive it.
In comparison Paul Rodgers is a Morris Minor at the top end of the revs. no offence Paul Rodgers stick to your own middle of the road mediocrity don't bring Queen down to your level.

All the best to you over in Northen Ireland. Johnny Evans is quite useful! Darron Gibson WTF Londonderry born and playing for the eedjits down south!

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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Band Forever wrote:

no one will remember the TCR or Q+PR with any affection


Well, I for one will! I love the new album a lot and was totally happy to attend the Budapest concert. And I will remember Queen + Paul Rodgers and The Cosmos Rocks in a very very affectionate way over the years.

If you don't like Queen + Paul Rodgers, just don't listen to it. It's that easy! Why do you need to show off your hate like this?

Do you think you are the most righteous Queen fan ever? Well, you know what? You're not a Queen fan at all. No, not at all. You don't love Queen. If you loved Queen, you wouldn't be spitting out so much hate towards them. Any normal person who just didn't like some output of his or her favorite band would just not listen to the respective piece of work and express his or her opinion in a decent way. I for example don't like Body Language, Get Down Make Love, Fight From The Inside, Tenement Funster and even Another One Bites The Dust. But I don't feel the sick and perverse need to trash the band and call them names because I don't like those songs. And I feel respect towards the people who like them. If you were a Queen fan, you would not wish that your favorite band be unsuccessful, you know.

You are at best a Freddie fan. Not a fan, but a fanatic. And by "you" I mean yourself, Treasure Moment, Holly and the other people who cry themselves to sleep each night because Brian and Roger are playing with Paul Rodgers. Wow! How dare they? It's a sacrilege! God Mercury's memory is profaned! Jesus... that's so sick. So immature. So insane. So childish. Freddie himself didn't want to be seen as a god, but as a human person, he would disapprove of your fucked-up idolatrous attitude. Freddie always insisted that he was only a part of Queen, but do you give a damn on that?

Acting out like you and people such as Treasure Moment and your likes is proof enough that none of you is mentally healthy. I'm not saying that you are crazy, but you do have an unhealthy attachment to Freddie. You should get some therapy. Take my word for it, I'm a psychologist.

I should pity you, but you manage to get me so angry by being so disrespectful towards the people who actually like Queen + Paul Rodgers. I wish all of you just shut up and stop obsessing over how wrong it's for Brian and Roger to move on with their lives. I wish all of you understood that none of you has any right over Brian's and Roger's lives or over Queen and that these two guys have all the rights in the world to do what they are doing. I wish all of you could take the opportunity this 24th November to acknowledge the fact that FREDDIE IS DEAD and that YOU HAVE TO FACE IT. I wish all of you understood that there's more to Queen than Freddie and that Brian and Roger meant so much to the making the music you supposedly love. I wish all of you could get a life!

Littlekillerham, I am so sorry to hijack your topic like this! As for your question, for me the 24th November will probably go unnoticed. I never celebrate the anniversaries of the deaths of my relatives, it's something I totally dislike doing. I'd rather celebrate the moments when they were alive. The same goes for Freddie.

But do tell us: how will it affect you, littlekillerham?



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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Holly, Paul Rodgers maybe considered a good singer by some, but Freddie and Queen are not good they are the BEST, no matter how much money Paul Rodgers makes as a result of the Queen legacy, no one will remember the TCR or Q+PR with any affection, i believe this was just am opportunity, a revisit to past glories for Brian & Roger.
Elton said it, Queen without Freddie is like having a Ferrari in the garage with no one to drive it.
In comparison Paul Rodgers is a Morris Minor at the top end of the revs. no offence Paul Rodgers stick to your own middle of the road mediocrity don't bring Queen down to your level.

All the best to you over in Northen Ireland. Johnny Evans is quite useful! Darron Gibson WTF Londonderry born and playing for the eedjits down south! 

Sorry, but what a narrow minded viewpoint on so many levels.
Firstly, of all the singers FM admired and respected Paul Rodgers was the one he most wanted to be or emulate! Clearly FM did not consider him mediocre.
Secondly, Rodgers joining May & Taylor to make money off the Queen legacy, I seriously doubt. If anything its is the other way around, BM & RT need the Queen legacy to remain relevant and in the public eye, and needed someone to front the band, THEY approached Rodgers
I could go on.....The death of FM, signalled the end of Queen Mk1, I am glad there is a post Mercury era Queen. A Queen which will attract new fans and a new following, and whilst this new embryonic version of the band quite rightly pays homage to its former frontman, I for one hope that instead of endlessly regurgitating songs from the past at its shows, its stands on its own merit for its own material.
And lastly, since when did anyone listen to a single thing Elton John had to say....!!








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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It will be my hubby's birthday,as always! Ialways think of Freddie at some point during the day. What a loss. :(


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Posted: 16 Nov 08, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll be patting myself on the back.  I can't BELIEVE the donation I gave to that little old wise man actually worked.  Still, they say if you want something badly enough, you'll get it.

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Posted: 17 Nov 08, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll probably wear my Queen tshirt that day. I personally still get sad when I think of his death. I can't believe it has been 17 years. It doesn't seem that long ago.

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Posted: 17 Nov 08, 06:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It won't affect me per se, but I'll probably have my own Queen studio compilation on in the car for a couple of days and belt the songs out to the amusement of other motorists.

As another 'poster' said, I've moved on from being affected.  I never met the guy and only had contact with him through the post and on record, so it was only ever "in the ether"........


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Posted: 17 Nov 08, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Brianmay1975 wrote:



 



Band Forever wrote:



no one will remember the TCR or Q+PR with any affection



Well, I for one will! I love the new album a lot and was totally happy to attend the Budapest concert. And I will remember Queen + Paul Rodgers and The Cosmos Rocks in a very very affectionate way over the years.

If you don't like Queen + Paul Rodgers, just don't listen to it. It's that easy! Why do you need to show off your hate like this?

Do you think you are the most righteous Queen fan ever? Well, you know what? You're not a Queen fan at all. No, not at all. You don't love Queen. If you loved Queen, you wouldn't be spitting out so much hate towards them. Any normal person who just didn't like some output of his or her favorite band would just not listen to the respective piece of work and express his or her opinion in a decent way. I for example don't like Body Language, Get Down Make Love, Fight From The Inside, Tenement Funster and even Another One Bites The Dust. But I don't feel the sick and perverse need to trash the band and call them names because I don't like those songs. And I feel respect towards the people who like them. If you were a Queen fan, you would not wish that your favorite band be unsuccessful, you know.

You are at best a Freddie fan. Not a fan, but a fanatic. And by "you" I mean yourself, Treasure Moment, Holly and the other people who cry themselves to sleep each night because Brian and Roger are playing with Paul Rodgers. Wow! How dare they? It's a sacrilege! God Mercury's memory is profaned! Jesus... that's so sick. So immature. So insane. So childish. Freddie himself didn't want to be seen as a god, but as a human person, he would disapprove of your fucked-up idolatrous attitude. Freddie always insisted that he was only a part of Queen, but do you give a damn on that?

Acting out like you and people such as Treasure Moment and your likes is proof enough that none of you is mentally healthy. I'm not saying that you are crazy, but you do have an unhealthy attachment to Freddie. You should get some therapy. Take my word for it, I'm a psychologist.

I should pity you, but you manage to get me so angry by being so disrespectful towards the people who actually like Queen + Paul Rodgers. I wish all of you just shut up and stop obsessing over how wrong it's for Brian and Roger to move on with their lives. I wish all of you understood that none of you has any right over Brian's and Roger's lives or over Queen and that these two guys have all the rights in the world to do what they are doing. I wish all of you could take the opportunity this 24th November to acknowledge the fact that FREDDIE IS DEAD and that YOU HAVE TO FACE IT. I wish all of you understood that there's more to Queen than Freddie and that Brian and Roger meant so much to the making the music you supposedly love. I wish all of you could get a life!

Littlekillerham, I am so sorry to hijack your topic like this! As for your question, for me the 24th November will probably go unnoticed. I never celebrate the anniversaries of the deaths of my relatives, it's something I totally dislike doing. I'd rather celebrate the moments when they were alive. The same goes for Freddie.

But do tell us: how will it affect you, littlekillerham?




Err.. do you really think I painted a picture on the anniversary of Fred's death? 

If so, would you like to buy a copy of the Fred tribute concert signed by Fred himself? 






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Posted: 17 Nov 08, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



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Holly, Paul Rodgers maybe considered a good singer by some, but Freddie and Queen are not good they are the BEST, no matter how much money Paul Rodgers makes as a result of the Queen legacy, no one will remember the TCR or Q+PR with any affection, i believe this was just am opportunity, a revisit to past glories for Brian & Roger.
Elton said it, Queen without Freddie is like having a Ferrari in the garage with no one to drive it.
In comparison Paul Rodgers is a Morris Minor at the top end of the revs. no offence Paul Rodgers stick to your own middle of the road mediocrity don't bring Queen down to your level.

All the best to you over in Northen Ireland. Johnny Evans is quite useful! Darron Gibson WTF Londonderry born and playing for the eedjits down south! 



I saw them in Cardiff and thought it was a great show. I also was lucky to se them with Fred in Dublin in 1984 and that was great too, but in a different way. I have no expectations that Rodgers can replace Fred. On one or two songs he does pretty well (SMGO, fro example). On a lot of other songs his voice just doesn't fit. But TCR is better because the songs were written for Rodgers' voice. Not that it's great, it's just better than listening to him do karaoke Queen hits.

Evans will be at the centre of the NI defence for ages. Gibson was lured by the dark side of the force. Lost now is he. 







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