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Posted: 01 Feb 05, 20:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't get me wrong, I admire and respect Brian like no other living celebrity (especially rock stars), but it seems to me like on his Soapbox he just dedicates too much time to rant about the press. I mean, who wouldn't get pissed off about all the shit that press writes, but sometimes the best thing to do is just let things go and ignore them... besides, they're just worthless pieces of journalism that will not by any chance diminish the image of Brian or band.

I think some of his answers are more than justified, and kudos for him for sticking up and speaking his mind, but part of me feels like responding to such garbage is giving mediocre journalists what they want... ATTENTION.


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Posted: 01 Feb 05, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree that lately, the majority of his soapboxes are just fighting back at journalists. I mean, I can definitely understand wanting to retailiate, but he of all people should know there's always going to be some sort of negative press with anything you do. And there's only so many writers you can yell at before it starts to get pointless. I guess it's better than hearing about the orbs constantly, though!

But I think that if it was me, I'd try and ignore what other people said. And as long as he's happy with the decisions he makes and the music he's created, what should it matter what journalists think? After all, they're paid to have an opinion and to stir up controversy.


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Posted: 01 Feb 05, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian whines too much about nearly anyone who doesn`t 100% agree with him.


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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 01:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His whining plays right into the journalist's hands, and encourages further abuse.


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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 01:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Id whine too if those weirdoes were writing about my life..


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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 02:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes.....he's way to thin-skinned. He a great talent....and seems like a great guy.....he should just be quiet and let it go.

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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 02:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

I think Brian whines too much about nearly anyone who doesn`t 100% agree with him.


Exactly!

I admire Brian, too. Rather for what he's done in the past than for what he does now...
But it seems to me that he can't deal with criticism.
He doesn't just whine about journalists who write false things about him but also about journalists who criticise the musical and his work and he sounds like a kid sometimes.


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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agreed.

Its quite embarrasing to be honest.

I don't agree that all that is written about Queen or Brian is actually unfair.

As for the WWRY musical well i didn't care for it - i thought it was rather childish and poorly thought through. Its no way the best production other than its lights but that doesn't make a show / performance.He should take more of the critique on board.Like mine!

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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 05:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I can imagine that he wants to react to people who write things about him or Queen using false arguments. But the best way to shut their mouths is to let this rocking world go round again.


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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 05:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A little bit spoiled, isn't he? Ah well- aren't we all? Are we all so cool and perfect? He's problem is- all his imperfections are exposed, especially if he uses his site the way he does... Actually, that's pretty coll- you can get to know your idol pretty well, warts and all... Aren't we complaining too much about Brian complaining too much?

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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 09:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's the only way for not talking about the forthcoming tour and John.

He probably has the steel nerves if he's still (after 30 years of being celebrity) trying to explain something to the media.

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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I highly respect Brian for his music. Definitely not for his public opinions or whining in the soapbox.

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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, being a journalist myself, I have to say that I've read his messages with mixed emotions. On one hand, it hurt to read those comments. Hey, reason I BECAME a journalist was partially because of Queen! I'm one of those guys that just has a deep, utter love for music. And what better thing to do then write about stuff you love?! In all honesty I can say that I, myself, NEVER EVER made myself guilty of any gutter-writing whatsoever. I don't want to, I dispise people who do! If a collegue of mine would have done the things some 'journalists' (I hate to call those leaches 'journalists') did to Freddie in his final days (or even to Brian when he had his marriage problems) I would have punched them in the face!
Point though, and Brian admitted this, was that he was writing in a way that made me feel he had this feelings for ALL journalists. Luckily, he does not. Of course I already knew that (-thank God he did like MY interview ;-), but it hurt me anyway to see a man I have a deep respect for talk that way about 'me'...
Fortunately he knows 'we' are not all the same. And also luckily, journalism over here is A LOT different to the English press. In Holland there is no tabloid press in the sence of the word 'tabloid' in English. (We have some gossip magazines, but luckily no-one calls the work those people do 'journalism' nor the writers 'journalists'. But I do agree on his point. The things some people write are scandalous and yes I can understand one going nuts after 35 years of gossip. My personal situation put aside, 'yes' I also felt it was getting a little too much over there in that soapbox.

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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Compared to some of the whinning done on some of the topics about queen tours, albums etc he is a saint ;)


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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't hear Brian whine once! He simply responds to inaccurate stories by journalists who have simply got it wrong! Take the whole article of "Queen in the Stone Age"...John Harris was wrong on many points in the article...he even got the the name of the territory that sun city is in wrong! I think Brian has always had the right attitude..."If you don't like our music...fine...that's your opinion....but don't make up crap in order to make Queen look bad".


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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah - sometimes its better to ignore them !

But Brian is a great guy - and many of the things he writes are very clever and right !


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Posted: 02 Feb 05, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well i guess he just does that because the press treated Queen badly before, when they were still a band.


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Posted: 03 Feb 05, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Journalists seem to be more interested in causing trouble with what they right as it sells better. I'm sure there are plenty of bands who get better press than Queen and yet they can't sell out an entire tour straight away. It all boils down to jealousy as people don't like other people who are more successful than they are.

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Posted: 04 Feb 05, 01:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Does anyone STOP to think how he feels about your Question?"


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Posted: 04 Feb 05, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Live one day in his shoes. He can't walk down the street unnoticed, cameras are constantly flashing in his face, he's always in the spotlight, somebody's always putting him under a microscope, then there's the autographs autographs autographs, he's got no privacy, and people say he whines too much.

I'd hate for this to be my "reality."