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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg - please visit the "Back Chat" thread. Can you give some constructive reply please?

Other theads I would like you to be interested in are: "The Hitman songwriter", "Bohemian Rhapsody Documentary", "Love Kills' lyrics from 'The Metropolis' - why?", and my personal favourite; "Unreleased Songs".

You are self employed, so no matter if these questions upset Queen productions - that should not affect you - should it? It certainly won't affect the box set releases.

I am being nice. I am being polite. Here is my chance to really "learn my ignorance" and it gives you a chance to set the record straight.

No sarcasim, no "hidden agendas". Can you help me out? I am already on record as saying "With you here... You have the power to do so much good."


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daydreaming...

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek: I agree with you, but quoting Adam Baboolal from another thread:

"I wouldn't expect Greg to answer any questions relating to rare stuff, etc. I think maybe people are forgetting that he has to keep things to himself. He does work work for QP. And the things he sees/hears can't be revealed for varying reasons".

Why not Adam? He is self-employed, and he finds the time to criticise easily enough. Why is being positive and constructive so difficult in comparison?


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Why is being positive and constructive so difficult in comparison?
No idea... You have to think for a while...? To sit down and write post full of insults is easy- no matter how long the bloody thing is going to be... To write sth constructive- now this is different- you have to check your info so you don't post inacurate things; you're going to reveal sth you know and after that everyone else will know that too! You're losing some position here, because those who read original post will give the credit, but than the credit will disappear, most of the ppl will forget who said so, who revealed the information, many ppl will try to pass it as theirs revelation... That's life and that's how it goes! But than not everyone will recognise Greg as the expert- by answering constructively the questions about unreleased versions/songs/demos he'd lose the position he has now! The questions he's answering on QOL I could answer correctly- and I'm not a Queen expert and probably never will be one! Why not answer the ones about "Assassin"...? Or about The Game demos...? How many songs did they record during Miracle sessions...? Do they have full Houston'77 in decent quality...? And I'm sure those aren't very rare questions, I'm sure some collectors have even more interesting ones...
But wouldn't answering those kind of questions took away from him the superior position he's now in...? He did admit- he had the great opportunity to hear all there is in Queen archives... God, how much would I give to be able to... So I'm curious, like evry single Queen fan- at least I would love to know WHAT'S IN THERE!!! And so is everyone, I'm sure! And I have a feeling that i'm ignored- COMPLETELY!!! and many fans do as well... Not everyone can go to Prestatyn... I live in London, but many of my friends are Polish and live in Poland and simply can't afford to go there and ask Greg personally... So they write to QOL hoping he'll answer... He doesn't- he answers the question "was Freddie gay?" or "On which album was Bohemian Rhapsody released?"... Write an email? Greg said himself- he gots thousands of them... Will he answer one written in poor English (mine isn't excellent, but many Polish ppl don't speak this language at all or just a little...)
Why not???!!! Exactly- why the hell not??? Can't you, Greg? Than say so- I'll understand. Don't want to? say so- I'll ask why... Don't care...? That's the one I unfortunately believe now... It's more fun to insult ppl around, single them out (YV for instance) and talk rubbish and be in the position "hey, I know it all and you don't, losers" than write sth constructive, isn't it...? C'mon Greg!! Are you really that sad person...? I honestly cannot believe that!!!

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"but quoting Adam Bamboobal from another thread:"

My god John...are you really that low? Getting my name wrong on purpose. Sad. I think it's pretty clear that you're the one against me. You're the one with the hate campaign.

"Why not Adam? He is self-employed, and he finds the time to criticise easily enough. Why is being positive and constructive so difficult in comparison?"

What does self-employed have to do with his position as QP archivist?

Peace,
Adam.

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam BABOOLAL: "My god John...are you really that low? Getting my name wrong on purpose. Sad. I think it's pretty clear that you're the one against me. You're the one with the hate campaign".

Sorry Adam I spelt your name incorrectly - it was NOT on purpose - it was a mistake - but you believe what you like. (Besides "IF" I really wanted to insult - calling somone a F*cking tw*t - usually does the job far better than a typing error).

Adam Baboolal: - there it is now - "cut and pasted" - and I have ammended/edited the offending mistake accordingly. Chr*st, this 'zone is becoming so paranoid that even spelling errors are seen as volumes of personal insults! Have you ever seen me complain about my name mis-spelled as "STEWART" - NO I don't think so - because most people just write the name from memory. To claim that "Getting my name wrong on purpose" is a pretty strong allegation. (Besides you could have asked first - I am honest enough to tell you the truth - and if it was intentional - I would have admitted so).

Now - I have told you it was NOT on purpose. I have told you it was a MISTAKE. I have also corrected the present error and ammended/edited the old one. Will you now reciprocate and either replace your offending allegation or at least have the bottle to apologise?

Adam Baboolal: Question - "What does self-employed have to do with his position as QP archivist?"

Answer: If Greg is self employed - he has no need to grovel to any master or to keep "state secrets". He can say what he likes, when he likes, with no come-back. And let's face it, if he's kept his notes organised - they can hardly retract those.

A good journalist is an independant journalist - and an idependant journalist is FREE from such petty constraints, as it says in the Bible (hope that is not offensive to non-Christian readers) "you cannot serve two masters".

Either Queen - or self employed - but not both surely? (That too was a serious question).


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL. That's the first interesting thing I've ever read from Mr. Stuart.

Usually I call you 'Baboonlol' or 'Baboonhead' when I'm annoyed with you, Adam. But it's more of a friendly, joking type thing. Your name is just a bit unusual to some people... perhaps it was an honest mistake.

There, I've defended Stuart whilst insulting him within the same topic.

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well DF I don't recall you doing that. It's just that I take my name seriously because, when I was in school it was the thing I got teased about. I hardly think someone mixing up Stuart with Stewart is the same thing, is it? No, it's not.
My name is very unique and you're the first to get it wrong. Believe it or not. The only ones who get it wrong are junk mail in the post or the more common pronuciation. The latter, I don't mind.

And John, what am I supposed to apologise for?

Peace,
Adam.

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good lord, he admitted it was a mistake, quit reading so much into it.

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnbaum wrote:

Good lord, he admitted it was a mistake, quit reading so much into it.


Hey, don't be picking on Adam! Adam is the best. I love all his posts.

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek<br><font size=1>Pretentious twat</font> wrote:

John S Stuart wrote:

Why is being positive and constructive so difficult in comparison?
No idea... You have to think for a while...? To sit down and write post full of insults is easy- no matter how long the bloody thing is going to be... To write sth constructive- now this is different- you have to check your info so you don't post inacurate things; you're going to reveal sth you know and after that everyone else will know that too! You're losing some position here, because those who read original post will give the credit, but than the credit will disappear, most of the ppl will forget who said so, who revealed the information, many ppl will try to pass it as theirs revelation... That's life and that's how it goes! But than not everyone will recognise Greg as the expert- by answering constructively the questions about unreleased versions/songs/demos he'd lose the position he has now! The questions he's answering on QOL I could answer correctly- and I'm not a Queen expert and probably never will be one! Why not answer the ones about "Assassin"...? Or about The Game demos...? How many songs did they record during Miracle sessions...? Do they have full Houston'77 in decent quality...? And I'm sure those aren't very rare questions, I'm sure some collectors have even more interesting ones...
But wouldn't answering those kind of questions took away from him the superior position he's now in...? He did admit- he had the great opportunity to hear all there is in Queen archives... God, how much would I give to be able to... So I'm curious, like evry single Queen fan- at least I would love to know WHAT'S IN THERE!!! And so is everyone, I'm sure! And I have a feeling that i'm ignored- COMPLETELY!!! and many fans do as well... Not everyone can go to Prestatyn... I live in London, but many of my friends are Polish and live in Poland and simply can't afford to go there and ask Greg personally... So they write to QOL hoping he'll answer... He doesn't- he answers the question "was Freddie gay?" or "On which album was Bohemian Rhapsody released?"... Write an email? Greg said himself- he gots thousands of them... Will he answer one written in poor English (mine isn't excellent, but many Polish ppl don't speak this language at all or just a little...)
Why not???!!! Exactly- why the hell not??? Can't you, Greg? Than say so- I'll understand. Don't want to? say so- I'll ask why... Don't care...? That's the one I unfortunately believe now... It's more fun to insult ppl around, single them out (YV for instance) and talk rubbish and be in the position "hey, I know it all and you don't, losers" than write sth constructive, isn't it...? C'mon Greg!! Are you really that sad person...? I honestly cannot believe that!!!


I agree. Most of non-UK Queen fans can't get the right info, we have no many really good books about Queen (like Queen Live) etc. and when you meet on official site with such stupid questions about things you can read on the album sleeves - that's very pity. I posted here everything I could about Brian/Roger appearances on MTV Russia Awards (even links to mp3 ot their performance there), though I could said: "I know something exciting, but I ain't gonna tell you. But, believe me, it's a great!"...