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Posted: 09 Aug 04, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greyfriars Bobbie's Bar, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh at 6.00pm on Saturday 21st August.
There will be three pints lined up waiting for you.

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Posted: 09 Aug 04, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And Arcie, I'm sorry I spelled your name wrong.

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Posted: 09 Aug 04, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Aug 04, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You may well call me Arcie when I have to decline this offer of a pint and a visit to Edinburgh.

Unfortunately the vineyard at Leach Hall hasn't delivered all the salesman promised this year and funds are running somewhat low at present. As I am also in London this weekend I feel it is for my own safety that I don't go away for two weekends in a row - on account of 'er indoors and the time of the month, hers not mine.

I'll admit to shedding a tear at having to turn down a pint but knowing your nationality I would probably have to buy you ten back before you declared us even.

Besides with Flashy abroad and a lone appearance by Sir Archie would only set the tongues wagging with speculation that Flashman and myself are one and the same. A bit like Clark Kent and Superman, without the tights or glasses, o.k. maybe just not the glasses.

I will gladly drink to all your health's on the 21st and I'm sure 'you'll all damn my eyes' in return.


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Posted: 09 Aug 04, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to that bar with my dad a few years back and had a really nice lunch. I think it was some sort of baguette sandwich.


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Posted: 10 Aug 04, 04:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, location, date & time noted - all I have to do now is find somewhere to stay the night, in the middle of the Edinburgh Festival - I think the car might be the best bet!


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Posted: 10 Aug 04, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think from now on whenever I encounter bullshit like this, or other off-topic nonsense in the

Queen section, I'll post a really long biography of Queen.

Few bands embodied the pure excess of the '70s like Queen. Embracing the exaggerated

pomp of prog-rock and heavy metal, as well as vaudevellian music-hall, the British quartet
delved deeply into camp and bombast, creating a huge, mock-operatic sound with layered
guitars and overdubbed vocals. Queen's music was a bizarre yet highly accessible fusion of
the macho and the fey. For years, their albums boasted the motto "no synthesizers were
used on this record," signaling their allegiance with the legions of post-Led Zeppelin hard
rock bands. But vocalist Freddie Mercury brought an extravagant sense of camp to the band,
pushing them towards kitschy humor and pseudo-classical arrangements, as epitomized on
their best-known song, "Bohemian Rhapsody." Mercury, it must be said, was a flamboyant
bisexual, who managed to keep his sexuality in the closet until his death from AIDS in 1992.

Nevertheless, his sexuality was apparent throughout Queen's music, from their very name to

their veiled lyrics -- it was truly bizarre to hear gay anthems like "We Are the Champions"
turn into celebrations of sports victories. That would have been impossible without Mercury,
one of the most dynamic and charismatic frontmen in rock history. Through his legendary
theatrical performances, Queen became one of the most popular bands in the world in the
mid-'70s; in England, they remained second only to the Beatles in popularity and
collectibility in the '90s. Despite their enormous popularity, Queen were never taken seriously

by rock critics -- an infamous Rolling Stone review labeled their 1979 album Jazz as "fascist

." In spite of such harsh criticism, the band's popularity rarely waned; even in the late '80s,

the group retained a fanatical following except America. In the States, their popularity peaked

in the early '80s, just as they finished nearly a decade's worth of extraordinarily popular

records. And while those records were never praised, they sold in enormous numbers, and

traces of Queen's music could be heard in several generations of hard rock and metal bands

in the next two decades, from Metallica to Smashing Pumpkins.

The origins of Queen lay in the hard-rock psychedelic group Smile, which guitarist Brian May

and drummer Roger Taylor joined in 1967. Following the departure of Smile's lead vocalist
Tim Staffell in 1971, May and Taylor formed a group with Freddie Mercury, the former lead
singer for Wreckage. Within a few months, bassist John Deacon joined them, and they
began rehearsing. Over the next two years, as all four members completed college, they
simply rehearsed, playing just a handful of gigs. By 1973, they had begun to concentrate on
their career, releasing the Roy Thomas Baker-produced Queen that year and setting out on
their first tour. Queen was more or less a straight metal album and failed to receive much
acclaim, but Queen II became an unexpected British breakthrough early in 1974. Before its
release, the band played Top of the Pops, performing "Seven Seas of Rhye." Both the song
and the performance were a smash success, and the single rocketed into the Top Ten,
setting the stage for Queen II to reach number five. Following its release, the group embarked
on their first American tour, supporting Mott the Hoople. On the strength of their campily
dramatic performances, the album climbed to number 43 in the states.
Queen released their third album, Sheer Heart Attack, before the end of 1974. The music-
hall-meets-Zeppelin "Killer Queen" climbed to number two on the U.K. charts, taking the
album to number two as well. Sheer Heart Attack made some inroads in America as well,
setting the stage for the breakthrough

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Faced with their decreased popularity in the U.S. and waning popularity in Britain, Queen
began touring foreign markets, cultivating a large, dedicated fan base in Latin America, Asia
and Africa, continents that most rock groups ignored. In 1985, they returned to popularity in
Britain in the wake of their show-stopping performance at Live Aid. The following year, they

released A Kind of Magic to strong European sales, but they failed to make headway in the
States. The same fate befell 1989's The Miracle, yet 1991's Innuendo was greeted more

favorably, going gold and peaking at number 30 in the U.S. Nevertheless, it still was a far

bigger success in Europe, entering the U.K. charts at number one.

By 1991, Queen had drastically scaled back its activity, causing many rumors to circulate
about Freddie Mercury's health. On November 23, he issued a statement confirming that he

was stricken with AIDS; he died the next day. The following spring, the remaining members
of Queen held a memorial concert at Wembley Stadium, which was broadcast to an

international audience of more than one billion. Featuring such guest artists as David Bowie,

Elton John, Annie Lennox, Def Leppard and Guns N' Roses, the concert raised millions for

the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which was established for AIDS awareness. The concert

coincided with a revival of interest in "Bohemian Rhapsody," which climbed to number two in

the U.S. and number one in the U.K. in the wake of its appearance in the Mike Myers
comedy Wayne's World. Following Mercury's death, the remaining members of Queen were

fairly quiet. Brian May released his second solo album, Back to the Light, in 1993, ten years

after the release of his first record. Roger Taylor cut a few records with the Cross, which he

had been playing with since 1987, while Deacon essentially retired. The three reunited in
1994 to record backing tapes for vocal tracks Mercury recorded on his death bed. The

resulting album, Made in Heaven, was released in 1995 to mixed reviews and strong sales,

particularly in Europe. Crown Jewels, a box set repackaging their first eight LPs, followed in

1998. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide






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Posted: 10 Aug 04, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that from now on, whenever I encounter a monumental prick with a rod as far up their arse as DF obviously has. I will have a fucking good laugh at their expense.

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Posted: 10 Aug 04, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

(Scene 1)
You say you love me
And I hardly know your name
And if I say I love you in the candle light
There's no-one but myself to blame
But there's something inside
That's turning my mind away
Woh - how I could love you
If I could let you stay

It's late - and I'm bleeding deep inside
It's late - ooh, is it just my sickly pride ?
Too late - even now the feeling seems to steal away
So late - though I'm crying I can't help but hear you say
It's late - It's late - It's late
But not too late

(Scene 2)
Mmm, yeah
The way you love me
Is the sweetest love around
But after all this time
The more I'm trying
The more I seem to let you down, yes
Now you tell me you're leaving
And I just can't believe it's true
Oh, you know that I can love you
Though I know I can't be true
Oh, you made me love you
Don't tell me that we're through

It's late - mmm, and it's driving me so mad
It's late - yes I know, but don't try and tell me that it's
Too late - save our love you can't turn out the light
So late - I've been wrong but I'll learn to be right
It's late - It's late - It's late
But not too late

- mmm, I've been so long
- You've been so long
- We've been so long tryin' to work it out
- I ain't got long
- You ain't got long
- We've gotta know what this life's all about, ooh
- Tell me
- Tryin' to work it out, yeah, ooh
- ooh too late, yeah, too late, much too late, aaah

(Scene 3)
You're staring at me
With suspicion in your eye
You say what game are you playing ?
What's this that you're saying ?
I know that I can't reply
If I take you tonight
Is it making my life a lie ?
Oh you make me wonder
Did I live my life right ?

It's late - ooh, but it's time to set me free
It's late - ooh, yes I know, but there's no way it has to be
Too late - so let the fire take our bodies this night
So late - let the waters take our guilt in the tide
It's late - It's late - It's late - It's late
It's late - It's late - It's late
Oh, It's all too late

Woah, woah, c'mon
Ooh m m m m late too late oh yeah
Waaa


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Posted: 10 Aug 04, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Dirks is in danger of losing his title to DF, I think ...


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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 08:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Bother boots...coo. Kick some teeth in.


...this kettle is boiling over...

...one dump...one turd...two tits...John Deacon...

...one prawn...one shrimp...one clam...one chicken!
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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you all show up with a pink carnation in your breast pocket, you'll be able to identify one another, and as a bonus, give clear warning to everyone else in the pub.


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Posted: 20 Aug 04, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll be the fattest bastard in the pub


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice of you not to have offered me a pint, you Scottish git. Stick it up your arse then!

Why not pop down to sunny Morecambe next Sunday the 29th for the 'Festival Of Light & Water', where the headline act is Mercury?

It's a silly question isn't it?


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