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Posted: 02 Jun 06, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GREG BROOKS - QUEEN ARCHIVIST (the real GB, before someone again, rather tediously, says "if it IS really you Greg." Yes, it honestly is.

I just wrote another diatribe as a reply to John Stuart's PERSONAL APPEAL to me... and at the end of it I made my own genuine challenge to you all. I would like to reiterate that part of the thread here. Sorry for the CAPITAL letters... it made it easier to read in that particular thread. Here goes. Here is my challenge.

....I'M WORKING IN PRIVATE WITH HUGELY KNOWLEDGABLE FANS/EXPERTS LIKE FRANK PALSTRA, GARY TAYLOR, JIM JENKINS, PAUL BIRD, ANDREAS VOIGTS, RINUS WALSTIJN, ERNST. ETC.

SERIOUSLY... I'M ALRIGHT JACK! I'M GETTING THE JOB DONE, WITH FRIENDS FROM THE QUEEN COMMUNITY, AS YOU'LL SEE WHEN 'QUEEN SINGLES' EMERGES... AND, MIRACULOUSLY, THAT WAS DONE WITH NO QZ HELP!!!!

IF QZ EXPERTS WANT TO APPROACH ME PRIVATELY - INCLUDING YOU JSS, THEN FINE.

IF I DEAL DIRECT WITH PEOPLE (IN FACT I DO KNOW A FEW QZ-ERS PRIVATELY) I GET THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS, WITH NO NASTINESS AND JUVENILE SILLINESS FROM CERTAIN 'PERSONS'. IT'S LIKE A FILTER PROCESS.

TRULY, I GET WHAT I NEED PRIVATELY FROM PEOPLE I KNOW WELL AND TRUST.

SEVERAL QZ-ERS CONTACT ME ON THE QUIET, AND WE COMMUNICATE. I HONESTLY FEEL THAT I HAVE ACCESS TO ALL THE GREATEST AND MOST ACKNOWLEDGED AUTHORITIES ON QUEEN THAT EXIST ON THIS PLANET. I have 70-80 experts in my Queen email address book.

IF ANY OF YOU KNOW OTHERWISE THEN CERTAINLY TELL ME, BECAUSE I WILL PERSONALLY CALL UP THAT PERSON/S AND SEE IF WE ARE MISSING OUT... GENUINELY. THAT IS MY 'APPEAL' TO QZ.

John Stuart stated - Who knows, even you may be surprised by the depth of talent which lurks between these anonymous pages.

WELL... WE WILL SOON SEE, WON'T WE.

COME ON, TRUE EXPERTS THAT REALLY HAVE A GOOD DETAILED KNOWLEDGE, MAKE YOURSELVES KNOWN. I AM ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS HAPPY TO FIND TRUE EXPERTS AND CREATIVE THINKERS TO MAKE QUEEN PRODUCT EVEN BETTER. ARE YOU?

I WILL REPORT BACK IN A MONTH, OR LESS, AND TELL YOU JOHN IF YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT YOUR FELLOW QZ-ERS.

LET US SEE IF, AMONG ALL THOSE WHO WILL REPLY TO THIS WITH VENOM AND RESENTMENT, THERE ARE ANY REAL AUTHORITIES ON ASPECTS OF QUEEN THAT WE HAVE OVERLOOKED.

BEST REGARDS

GB




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Posted: 02 Jun 06, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

May I be the first to reply to this and say...without venom, or malice...would you PLEASE get back to your work and hurry up with those box sets...

Honestly...


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Posted: 02 Jun 06, 21:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And how exactly do you expect us to "make ourselves known" e-mail you with a report on little known Queen facts or something? I dunno. Im not trying to come off as rude, just asking... Anyhoo...And as for the "if this is really GB" comments, can you blame us, this IS the internet for christs sake.

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1). Your caps is broken Greg.
2). You're a little bitch if you let QZ get to you so badly. I can't believe you honestly! You're probably the most unprofessional sod that Queen has ever been associated if you can't just bite your tongue and think 'well Queenzone is a sorry waste of time'.

Grow the fuck up!


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 01:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg.

stfu.

Thanks.


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only reason GB has posted again is because he was no longer the center of attention of Queenzone. I think GB greatly enjoys the insults on Queenzone as it lets him appear like he is some sort of martyr


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote:

GREG BROOKS - QUEEN ARCHIVIST (the real GB, before someone again, rather tediously, says "if it IS really you Greg." Yes, it honestly is.

I just wrote another diatribe as a reply to John Stuart's PERSONAL APPEAL to me... and at the end of it I made my own genuine challenge to you all. I would like to reiterate that part of the thread here. Sorry for the CAPITAL letters... it made it easier to read in that particular thread. Here goes. Here is my challenge.

....I'M WORKING IN PRIVATE WITH HUGELY KNOWLEDGABLE FANS/EXPERTS LIKE FRANK PALSTRA, GARY TAYLOR, JIM JENKINS, PAUL BIRD, ANDREAS VOIGTS, RINUS WALSTIJN, ERNST. ETC.

SERIOUSLY... I'M ALRIGHT JACK! I'M GETTING THE JOB DONE, WITH FRIENDS FROM THE QUEEN COMMUNITY, AS YOU'LL SEE WHEN 'QUEEN SINGLES' EMERGES... AND, MIRACULOUSLY, THAT WAS DONE WITH NO QZ HELP!!!!

IF QZ EXPERTS WANT TO APPROACH ME PRIVATELY - INCLUDING YOU JSS, THEN FINE.

IF I DEAL DIRECT WITH PEOPLE (IN FACT I DO KNOW A FEW QZ-ERS PRIVATELY) I GET THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS, WITH NO NASTINESS AND JUVENILE SILLINESS FROM CERTAIN 'PERSONS'. IT'S LIKE A FILTER PROCESS.

TRULY, I GET WHAT I NEED PRIVATELY FROM PEOPLE I KNOW WELL AND TRUST.

SEVERAL QZ-ERS CONTACT ME ON THE QUIET, AND WE COMMUNICATE. I HONESTLY FEEL THAT I HAVE ACCESS TO ALL THE GREATEST AND MOST ACKNOWLEDGED AUTHORITIES ON QUEEN THAT EXIST ON THIS PLANET. I have 70-80 experts in my Queen email address book.

IF ANY OF YOU KNOW OTHERWISE THEN CERTAINLY TELL ME, BECAUSE I WILL PERSONALLY CALL UP THAT PERSON/S AND SEE IF WE ARE MISSING OUT... GENUINELY. THAT IS MY 'APPEAL' TO QZ.

John Stuart stated - Who knows, even you may be surprised by the depth of talent which lurks between these anonymous pages.

WELL... WE WILL SOON SEE, WON'T WE.

COME ON, TRUE EXPERTS THAT REALLY HAVE A GOOD DETAILED KNOWLEDGE, MAKE YOURSELVES KNOWN. I AM ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS HAPPY TO FIND TRUE EXPERTS AND CREATIVE THINKERS TO MAKE QUEEN PRODUCT EVEN BETTER. ARE YOU?

I WILL REPORT BACK IN A MONTH, OR LESS, AND TELL YOU JOHN IF YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT YOUR FELLOW QZ-ERS.

LET US SEE IF, AMONG ALL THOSE WHO WILL REPLY TO THIS WITH VENOM AND RESENTMENT, THERE ARE ANY REAL AUTHORITIES ON ASPECTS OF QUEEN THAT WE HAVE OVERLOOKED.

BEST REGARDS

GB



Has Birney helped you out lately?

I don't mind if you come here Greg, I know who you are.

But if you keep making tons of posts, Freddie is gonna have to take his belt off on you, and you better hope he isn't wearing two of them like in 'I Want To Break Free'


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 05:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just a suggestion for Mr Brooks....have you tried visiting Wikipedia for #1 single information? I don't know how reliable it is - but I'd imagine you're looking for hits outside of the United Kingdom & United States of America, yes?

From Wikipedia :

Number one singles
Year Single Countries
1975 Bohemian Rhapsody #1: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, UK (3x platinum)
1976 Somebody to Love #1: Netherlands
1977 We Are the Champions / We Will Rock You #1: France
1979 Love of My Life (live) #1: Argentina
1979 Crazy Little Thing Called Love #1: Australia, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, US (platinum)
1980 Another One Bites the Dust #1: Argentina, Canada, Guatemala, Spain, US (sold over 4.5 million copies; 4x platinum). (Queen's best selling single ever)
1980 Flash #1: Austria
1981 Under Pressure (with David Bowie) #1: Argentina, Canada, Netherlands, UK (silver)
1982 Las Palabras de Amor #1: Poland
1984 Radio Ga Ga #1: Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden
1984 I Want to Break Free #1: Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa
1991 Innuendo #1: UK (gold)
1991 Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are the Days of Our Lives #1: Ireland, UK (platinum)
1993 Five Live (EP with George Michael and Lisa Stansfield) #1: Ireland, Spain, UK
1995 Heaven for Everyone #1: Argentina, Poland
2000 We Will Rock You (with 5ive) #1: UK

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=792276

I posted this here, Greg....perhaps you should look around a bit more.

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i contributed to that page! xD
I rule.


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I might be an expert (although I've got so much to learn) in some Queen fields, but I'd rather die than work on a QP product.


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 08:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

I might be an expert (although I've got so much to learn) in some Queen fields, but I'd rather die than work on a QP product.

BURN!!

Ok, GB, you said you'd check back in a month or so, may I ask why? People, aka people who are telling you to leave, calling you a bitch, telling you to grow the fuck up, to shut the fuck up, etc..obviously dont want you to, and the people who do can e-mail you...

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

May I just point out, as much as I 'detest' Greg Brooks (which I don't, but he thinks I do) You lot are being bloody useless. By posting these replies you're proving him right - we are a bunch of useless wankers, or whatever he's calling us.

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, he claims to return. So he can then read my earlier reply, can't he?

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote:

GREG BROOKS - QUEEN ARCHIVIST (the real GB, before someone again, rather tediously, says "if it IS really you Greg." Yes, it honestly is.

I just wrote another diatribe as a reply to John Stuart's PERSONAL APPEAL to me... and at the end of it I made my own genuine challenge to you all. I would like to reiterate that part of the thread here. Sorry for the CAPITAL letters... it made it easier to read in that particular thread. Here goes. Here is my challenge.

....I'M WORKING IN PRIVATE WITH HUGELY KNOWLEDGABLE FANS/EXPERTS LIKE FRANK PALSTRA, GARY TAYLOR, JIM JENKINS, PAUL BIRD, ANDREAS VOIGTS, RINUS WALSTIJN, ERNST. ETC.

SERIOUSLY... I'M ALRIGHT JACK! I'M GETTING THE JOB DONE, WITH FRIENDS FROM THE QUEEN COMMUNITY, AS YOU'LL SEE WHEN 'QUEEN SINGLES' EMERGES... AND, MIRACULOUSLY, THAT WAS DONE WITH NO QZ HELP!!!!

IF QZ EXPERTS WANT TO APPROACH ME PRIVATELY - INCLUDING YOU JSS, THEN FINE.

IF I DEAL DIRECT WITH PEOPLE (IN FACT I DO KNOW A FEW QZ-ERS PRIVATELY) I GET THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS, WITH NO NASTINESS AND JUVENILE SILLINESS FROM CERTAIN 'PERSONS'. IT'S LIKE A FILTER PROCESS.

TRULY, I GET WHAT I NEED PRIVATELY FROM PEOPLE I KNOW WELL AND TRUST.

SEVERAL QZ-ERS CONTACT ME ON THE QUIET, AND WE COMMUNICATE. I HONESTLY FEEL THAT I HAVE ACCESS TO ALL THE GREATEST AND MOST ACKNOWLEDGED AUTHORITIES ON QUEEN THAT EXIST ON THIS PLANET. I have 70-80 experts in my Queen email address book.

IF ANY OF YOU KNOW OTHERWISE THEN CERTAINLY TELL ME, BECAUSE I WILL PERSONALLY CALL UP THAT PERSON/S AND SEE IF WE ARE MISSING OUT... GENUINELY. THAT IS MY 'APPEAL' TO QZ.

John Stuart stated - Who knows, even you may be surprised by the depth of talent which lurks between these anonymous pages.

WELL... WE WILL SOON SEE, WON'T WE.

COME ON, TRUE EXPERTS THAT REALLY HAVE A GOOD DETAILED KNOWLEDGE, MAKE YOURSELVES KNOWN. I AM ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS HAPPY TO FIND TRUE EXPERTS AND CREATIVE THINKERS TO MAKE QUEEN PRODUCT EVEN BETTER. ARE YOU?

I WILL REPORT BACK IN A MONTH, OR LESS, AND TELL YOU JOHN IF YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT YOUR FELLOW QZ-ERS.

LET US SEE IF, AMONG ALL THOSE WHO WILL REPLY TO THIS WITH VENOM AND RESENTMENT, THERE ARE ANY REAL AUTHORITIES ON ASPECTS OF QUEEN THAT WE HAVE OVERLOOKED.

BEST REGARDS

GB



People of Queenzone...

this is a totall normal and good message from Greg Brooks...Why don't we do what he asks?

Thanks Greg for your post, I really mean it



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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can help regarding Queen recordings, audio/video. I may have some interesting information :-).


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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WHY DOES THIS ALL REMIND ME OF ONE AUDIOGALAXY TROLL! YOU FILTHY CUMGUZZLING LADYBOY!

Seriously, the similarities are there.



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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think that guy is Greg Brooks. You're all being hoodwinked, bamboozled and played for a fool. I don't see why GB is so vilianized, he organized the Queen tapes and probably saved some real gems from being ravaged by time. As long as no relics are destroyed under his watch who are you to question his work.

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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=lime>KillerKing840 wrote:

If people have nothing useful to say, what's the point in replying? Give GB a break, for fuck's sake. He's "challenging" the so-called "experts". If you think you're an expert and you're interested, contact him. If not, then why can't you just click on the little "X" on the corner of your screen?

i think people won't "leave him alone" because he started the insults. most of the "experts" in QZ are more than willing to help. the vast majority of these are very nice people. however, like most nice people - we are all ok until riled. GB has flounced in here (on many occasions - some several months ago) and been (at best) impolite with those he's asking help from.

1. he's working for QP (contracted) and therefore is portraying Queen in a very poor professional light
2. what the f*** are Queen upto? employing somebody in an expert capacity who doesn't know how to find information that most could find easily by using google?
3. who does the think he is? some of the people he has insulted/attacked are genuine people who have done nothing to deserve this. these people have always been a source of help and information to all at QZ in the past.

Let's face a fact or two here - if you write a book and make a mistake or two - that's forgiveable. But to make at least one mistake every two pages - in a work of non-fiction is just plain ignorant. His apparent laziness has meant that many new queen fans have bought his book (at £8) and are now assuming everything they read in there is accurate - very sad.
He's also refuted comments about certain obvious erros in his book.
Finally, when he has shot every last insulting bolt he can, he then has the temerity to "challenge the experts"...this is plain bizarre...is this so HE can claim the credit for his next project actually being accurate, while spitting in the face of the people he so clearly despises?



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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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Posted: 03 Jun 06, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=0099FF>Poppy wrote:

May I just point out, as much as I 'detest' Greg Brooks (which I don't, but he thinks I do) You lot are being bloody useless. By posting these replies you're proving him right - we are a bunch of useless wankers, or whatever he's calling us.


Hear hear. Which he knew would happen. We're a self-fulfilling prophecy, a cliche and we're too stupid to see it.