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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't been brave enough to check out any of the latest additions, so would someone be so kind as to let me know...what is the PURPOSE of the Freddie tribute section on this site? That's some weird shit in there, last I remember.

I wasn't around yet when the site was born, so tell me, did it start out innocently enough? Or was it always full of depressed, obsessed people, some of whom speak in great detail about EXACTLY what they would like to do to a dead man?


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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it's been like that as long as I can remember. Let's just be glad these kinds of people are on a website 12 hours a day with these kinds of thoughts, and not in the streets.


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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The scary thing is that I think many of them are on the street. You have to leave the house to go to school.


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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol

It's true, I find it sick, really sick. I think that section would not have to exist.


An interview? Oh, don't be ridiculous...
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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's always worried me. Thankfully they don't seem to be forum people.


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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

true, they are not


An interview? Oh, don't be ridiculous...
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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Catgoddess wrote:

It's always worried me. Thankfully they don't seem to be forum people.
I have a feeling they would be blasted in very constant manner. ;)


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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 18:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You think that's bad, you should see some of the dross that turns up via my PMs at QOL.

There are millions of weirdos in the world and nearly all of them have internet access.


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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I kind of like the Freddie shrine.
They're not really crazy; they're just praying. Propitiating the music gods. Offering up their vestal selves. Communing with the spirits. Seeking guidance from the ancestors.
Kind of a virtual Graceland effect. (I like Graceland too.)

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Posted: 07 Jun 04, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps some crazed Elvis fans have migrated to this website?
**ooh scary!** LOL


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 01:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"the PURPOSE of the Freddie tribute section on this site"

why, to keep the crazies off the streets, obviously!


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

those 'tributes' very scary indeed


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dunno, Egret...I see what you're trying to say, but that's not praying. They seem to think Freddie is their child psychologist.


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was thinking of making a post there like this:

Hey girls, let me tell you a little secret...Freddie is dead. He can't read your posts


But then again I could be accused of destroying a little girls mind


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, you probably would be, Niek.


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Geeks, the child psychologist idea is interesting. I think they think he understands them. He's the understanding adult figure who suggests by his very existence that adulthood will be OK. So of course, for this, they love him. (Transference?) When I was an adolescent, decades ago, I thought Freddie Mercury understood me too. His image had a bit of the Pied Piper about it. (?? Just a theory.)

What I don't understand is why young people continue to invest so much emotionally in the music of older generations. Why don't they have their own music to listen to? I liked my parents' Elvis albums, but I didn't fantasize about Elvis or paste his pictures on my notebooks. Most of the posters to this board appreciate the music for itself, but obviously the tribute board shows there are other motivations out there.

--Egret


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

? I'm kind of surprised by the way you're all talking about our more obsessive Queenie brothers and sisters. I always thought this kind of thinking was always present and tolerated within the community. I agree the more out there (in there?) posts are kinda funny, but I don't think they really think Freddie's up there, idly flicking through while he dries his hair and puts on his eyeliner. It's probably more of a diary thing. It helps to write about these things, especially to someone who's not going to judge.

As for egret's comments, younger people do have their own music, but there isn't much around today that can compete musically with Queen. People may disagree with that, but that's my considered opinion. In addition, the unavailability of them- i.e., the fact that no matter how much you want to, you're never going to see them live- enhances their seemingly supernatural giftedness. This sense of longing for the impossible gives displacement emotions that can help to block other, more unpleasant ones, like those of isolation and nervousness common to adolescence. To me, the feeling that I was part of the Queen fan community was something that helped me through problems at school.

In conclusion, obsessive Queen fans may seem unbalanced and naive, but I don't see what they're trying to do as that bad. And you do grow out of it eventually.


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>>What I don't understand is why young people continue to invest so much emotionally in the music of older generations. Why don't they have their own music to listen to?

*raises eyebrows in surprise* I would have thought that would be fairly obvious, egret. What can you invest emotionally in the Black-Eyed Peas or Eminem? The thing is I think, that a LOT of bands now are either piss-takes or exist solely to make money. Most of them just haven't got the substance that older bands had, because the older bands were out to do something different, whereas now they're all either carbon copies of one another (like boy bands and those black rappers) or just too much inspired by older bands so that they try but just don't hit the spot (like the Darkness).


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Posted: 08 Jun 04, 22:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a lot of potential Barry Bulsaras roaming around the Freddie Tribute section.

Beware that none of them carry a gun or you might end up keeping company with Jill Dando.


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Posted: 09 Jun 04, 04:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But a lot of bands THEN were piss-takes and moneygrubbers too. There was never some historical moment when rock was "pure."

Black Eyed Peas are good. Rappers don't all sound the same anymore than all reggae bands sound the same or all Irish bands sound the same. It's a style. I think young musicians today are just as desirous of original creation as artists of any generation. I will grant you that perhaps media monopolies have created a more homogenized mass market product than in the past. But music lovers can seek indie music, surely, and ignore the marketed forcefeeding.

Queen content: I have often been struck, in "Let Me Entertain You," by the shoutout to the record label ("With Elektra, and EMI"), and how no one would say that now. It sounds very dated. Mariah Carey or April Lavigne is not going to sing about Sony or Time Warner or whatever media giant makes her albums. And of course for indie bands, corporations are the devil. Or was that shoutout always uncool, even when recorded?

--Egret

p.s. completely agree with other thread that Jazz is a great album; none of this meant as criticism of the song