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Posted: 03 Aug 12, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's not how freddie would want to be remembered !!! ??

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Posted: 03 Aug 12, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pee Pee.


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Posted: 03 Aug 12, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice.


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Posted: 03 Aug 12, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

February 1990, not August.

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Posted: 03 Aug 12, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yay! Freddie close to death pics!! This website rocks!!!

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Posted: 03 Aug 12, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote:
Yay! Freddie close to death pics!! This website rocks!!!



Ehh. You're so studpid...


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Posted: 04 Aug 12, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shameless.


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Posted: 05 Aug 12, 00:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I see is a fine musician, courageous under the circumstances, as dapper and proud as always. It's never been clear to me who exactly is fetishizing illness and death when these pictures come up. Is it the people who post them, or the people who act as though they're almost obscene? Fred had a long history before that, and a little time yet. It's just how he looked on one day of a too short life that was nonetheless lived fully. Lived more fully on that day than many of us would have the guts for with a score of cameras on the hunt. So big deal he doesn't look well. He chose to be at that special event in difficult circumstances and those photographs are not without value as a point of reflection on Fred's dignity and courage and the burden he carried at a time when it was excruciatingly difficult to carry it. If all you can perceive is a bunch of people rubbernecking at an AIDS victim, I'm afraid that's your limitation.

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Posted: 05 Aug 12, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



queenpoland wrote:
mooghead wrote:
Yay! Freddie close to death pics!! This website rocks!!!

Ehh. You're so studpid...

Don't pay attention to him, qp. He's always been like that. Not sure what his problem is...

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Posted: 05 Aug 12, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool pics!

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Posted: 05 Aug 12, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks GF, very true and very nice.

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Posted: 06 Aug 12, 01:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there is room for different responses to these photographs and related discussions. I certainly get people who have a personal negative reaction to anything perceived as lingering on this aspect of Fred's history, but I confess I don't get the sweeping reviews of "shameless" etc. presented as the only objective and fitting response. All these pictures evoke in me are feelings of tenderness and admiration and respect. So I don't feel particularly shameless. As much as we might like to, it's difficult to separate Fred's illness from almost a quarter of the band's history together. It changed things. Things from whether they toured, to the way they interacted with each other and the outside world, to some unknown quantity of the material they wrote and recorded. I don't like the sense that comes unwittingly from some of the critics of of these photos that this is somehow a lesser Fred in anything but the most superficial way. It's not.

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Posted: 06 Aug 12, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think, if he was going to head out that evening, he should have chose a suit of darker color and one that didn't hang off him as much.

I also think he would have looked better with the moustache at that point. I don't think his face looked all that poorly, but the suit (while sharp) instead drew more attention to how sick he was.

Just my $0.02.


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