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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too bad he had such an awful criminal record including drug & alcohol abuse, life threatening traffic violations, and assault.
It really overshadowed what a great performer he was.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061225/ap_on_en_mu/obit_brown


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was a surprise...

He was alive for 73 years, but he lived 730 in that timespan!


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 06:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm really gutted I have to say.

A friend of mine saw him last year, and apparently he was great. Wish I'd taken the chance to go to that gig now...

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess he is not feeling so good now.


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 06:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm... so it's official then...
"James Brown is dead" da-da-dadadaaaa
(Or don't you guys remember that one...? :-)

Nah, seriously. The guy was an asshole as a person, but a great and important artist. Respect.

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yyaaaaooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww

I always thought he'd go out on the one...



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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jingles, imagine that we're 15 years back in history. Would you start topic about Freddie like this:
Too bad he was a gay...

If you can't start normal thread with RESPECT for greatness of James Brown, than don't write anything.



REST IN PEACE, James Brown... and thank you for everything...

...from today, Heaven is a funkier place!

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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REST IN PEACE, James Brown... and thank you for everything...

...from today, Heaven is a funkier place!

Amen. :-)

Rest in peace.


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's the difference:

Freddie lived a promiscuous life style that pretty much lead to his death. Sure, it wasn't a good thing and Freddie should have been more careful when it came down to choosing sex partners. Yet, Freddie never had any intention of bringing harm to anyone.

James Brown had a countless history of incidents of spousal abuse and assault. I wish I could have better things to say about James Brown, but it's just the reality of how things are. Now as a musician, an icon, an innovator, and a wonderful performer, James Brown was unique.

If it wasn't for James Brown, people like Prince, Simply Red, or Michael Jackson would have never been as great as they did at the peak of their careers.


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just read in The New Yorker magazine in the Night Life Rock and Pop section that James Brown was going to be performing at the B. B. King Blues Club & Grill on New Year's Eve. "James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, gets up off of that thing with a pair of shows."

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is indeed very sad, particularly as he died on Christmas Day.

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was very shocked to hear and apparently so was everyone else.

RIP, the world has lost a great entertainer.


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Xcess wrote:

Jingles, imagine that we're 15 years back in history. Would you start topic about Freddie like this:
Too bad he was a gay...

If you can't start normal thread with RESPECT for greatness of James Brown, than don't write anything.



REST IN PEACE, James Brown... and thank you for everything...

...from today, Heaven is a funkier place!


Hey fuckface, is not a crime to be gay. James Brown was a criminal and one the worse crimes he commited was to mistreat his wife several times. If you want to pay tribute to a scum, go ahead. You'll be the idiot here, not me.

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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fuckface idiot

You can see a fuckface every time you look in a mirror.

As to who is an idiot when speaking of James Brown, why don't you check today's news from all over the world... and you'll get the answer.

Freddie's sexuality in my post was just an example of how jerks can't see a big picture and only talk about irrelevant superficial things.

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Xcess wrote:

Alex Solan wrote:

fuckface idiot

You can see a fuckface every time you look in a mirror.

As to who is an idiot when speaking of James Brown, why don't you check today's news from all over the world... and you'll get the answer.

Freddie's sexuality in my post was just an example of how jerks can't see a big picture and only talk about irrelevant superficial things.


I don't think that beating your wife or running from police is either irrelevant or superficial. No one is arguing the fact that James Brown was a huge talent. I don't think that Mr. Jingles was trying to be disrepectful. He was merely stating the facts.


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For your information, Albert Einstein was also cruel to his wife. Would you talk about him in that way also?
THE BIG PICTURE, you small people... THE BIG PICTURE is what's important.

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe if Albert Einstein had a number 1 record...


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 21:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iGSM wrote:

Maybe if Albert Einstein had a number 1 record...


He did. 'Theory Of Relatively Boogie'.

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Xcess wrote:

For your information, Albert Einstein was also cruel to his wife. Would you talk about him in that way also?
THE BIG PICTURE, you small people... THE BIG PICTURE is what's important.


Well, Albert Einstein would also be a dick for mistreating his wife. The big picture is what's important, but it's made of all the little things - not just what you're known for.


Creativity can always cover for a lack of knowledge.
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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was damn upset when I heard about this. *What a voice* that guy had.

Well, I guess this is goodbye, James Brown. You'll be smacking angels in Heaven, dude.


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