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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 20:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well...in Florida...there is absolutely NO NEWS! NOTHING! On television, or radios....it is disappointing :(....Oh my....*sigh*... :'(

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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 20:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="33CC00">macbethscrazywife wrote:

exactly!! i feel like it's payback for queen's dropoff in popularity after hot space...i guess that's one more reason to wish i were british....



OH I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO BE BRITISH!!!!!!! ANYTHING! xD xD ! LOL

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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="33CC00">macbethscrazywife wrote:

lol...well, you could move there and apply for citizenship...XD



I would do that....If I had the money! LOL!

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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish I was British too! Then I could talk cool and have a sexy British accent! And I could have super strength! And I could fly! And I could talk to animals!


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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



No they arent.

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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it was electric7 wrote:



No they arent.

No, they are. ;)


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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 21:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to the WWRY musical on his birthday. Brian and Roger will be doing a special performance again for his birthday. Also a special auction to raise money for his AIDS chairty. =)



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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 21:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*puts on french accent*

Stoopeed Emereechanz.

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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue><b>LeroyBrown11</b > wrote:

I know, seriously. SCREW AMERICAN citizens!



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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not almost no attention. ZERO ATTENTION AT ALL!!

Are you missing something? No, but American's are. I no longer feel any confidence in my understanding of this. Before I would write it off to a bankrupt culture that spends it's time watching American Idol and the Anna Nicole Smith show, making stars out of intellectual dwarfs like Tom Green and Rob Schneider. A country whose commercial advertisements would make you wonder how the producers responsible could have enough intelligence to feed and clothe themselves, or even just stay alive. A country which peaked Bohemian Rhapsody at I believe the #9 spot on the billboard chart, but made the Macarena top hit of the year. A country that made Paris Hilton a superstar, shot John Lennon and continues to support and celebrate Michael Jackson in spite of popular belief that he is a child molestor. A country that birthed Rap and country music.

In most areas, I cringe at the anti-intellectualism of American culture. But this still doesn't explain the Queen apathy phenomenon. We will help the ancient Rolling Stones climb on stage two out of every 4 or 5 years to record breaking tours in spite of the fact that their new music doesn't sell that well, but a Queen/Paul Rodgers tour, more than 20 years after the last Queen tour, won't even sell out more than a couple of shows. I'd bet if Freddie was alive and it had just been that long since touring the USA, they still wouldn't sell out every show.


Ultimately, we don't rock like the British. Just look and compare:

USA:
Aerosmith
Van Halen
The Eagles
Bon Jovi
Pearl Jam

England:
Queen
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Rolling Stones
Def Leppard

Just a short comparison. A longer one would be even worse.


I'll say it once again....

Queen's popularity in music is a mirror of soccer's popularity as a sport. #1 all over the world, or at least close to it, except for the USA where it isn't even close.



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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fantastic post, AmeriQueen. That really sums it up perfectly. This post alone should be a sticky.

My two cents: Queen hasn't been a major force in popular culture since 1980. From a cultural perspective, Queen had 5 big songs. Now they are little to nothing. It's unfortunate, but it's true. Very few artists secure long-time interest in the US, and queen isn't one of them.


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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Good thing that the Pilgrims invaded the Native Americans' land or else we wouldn't know all this great music and entertainment comming from the UK...Right? 0_o

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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 23:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, at least there is balance in nature. The Brits can rock all they want, but when they finally get hungry, the tables are turned. I have often humorously speculated that every deep, powerful British song starts off from an artist's deep angst and pain, not from their lost love, but from their extreme hunger for a food that doesn't taste like fresh feces dropped from a sick animal.

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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 23:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AmeriQueen wrote:

Hey, at least there is balance in nature. The Brits can rock all they want, but when they finally get hungry, the tables are turned. I have often humorously speculated that every deep, powerful British song starts off from an artist's deep angst and pain, not from their lost love, but from their extreme hunger for a food that doesn't taste like fresh feces dropped from a sick animal.


ookaaaaaaaayyyy.... :|





















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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 23:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know, this topic is quite offensive, just like that USAShitonFreddie guy


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Posted: 28 Aug 06, 23:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="33CC00">macbethscrazywife wrote:

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

I'm going to the WWRY musical on his birthday. Brian and Roger will be doing a special performance again for his birthday. Also a special auction to raise money for his AIDS chairty. =)


go on, make us jealous:P


Sorry! I just HAD to show you guys how much they adore the UK. =) But the UK are their hometown anyways....

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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 00:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well we really dont celebrate any bodies birthday in the music industry except elvis. since he was dubbed as the king of rock and roll. they may not have specials on him on mtv or vh1 but they always have his movies on tmc or amc. i wish they would do something for freddie birthday considering was the first rock star to die of aids that was very well know though out the world and his music imspired alot of musicians. i know i will do a shot of his favorite vodka. and watch his documentry from his box set and probably cry my eyes out.


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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 00:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Argh...Hot Space didnt kill America...the works did


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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="33CC00">macbethscrazywife wrote:

AmeriQueen wrote:


Ultimately, we don't rock like the British. Just look and compare:

USA:
Aerosmith
Van Halen
The Eagles
Bon Jovi
Pearl Jam

England:
Queen
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Rolling Stones
Def Leppard


okay, that's not completely fair. you've left off some of america's most important acts! jimi hendrix, creedence clearwater revival, the doors, nirvana...america is not at all shabby in the rock and roll department!
to whoever said this topic was offensive, i wasn't trying to start a bash-america-fest...i just felt we'd been left out of the loop a little when it comes to the queen festivities:P ("darkest america" is a reference to uh...paddington bear, if that's what you're annoyed about. it's not a dis.)




.....ah yes, but remember- Hendrix had to move to England to actually 'make it'.


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Posted: 29 Aug 06, 01:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AmeriQueen wrote:


USA:
Aerosmith
Van Halen
The Eagles
Bon Jovi
Pearl Jam

England:
Queen
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Rolling Stones
Def Leppard

Just a short comparison. A longer one would be even worse.


I'll say it once again....

Queen's popularity in music is a mirror of soccer's popularity as a sport. #1 all over the world, or at least close to it, except for the USA where it isn't even close.




I'm American, and I'll admit it-British bands rock harder and far better!


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