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#11911 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 19:55:00 Landed
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Hi Everyone!
Very nice to be here. Lets talk about my new album or any other stuff. Please feel entirely free!
B

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#11912 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 20:07:00 Re: Landed
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Hi there Billy,

Really great to see you here... laugh

Rob

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#11913 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 20:41:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy, welcome to the Forum! laugh

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#11914 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 20:46:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy, welcome, and i look forward to your input and enlightenment on the many threads concerning your good self..

All the best Davy B..

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#11915 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:15:00 Re: Landed
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Hello Billy...the samples from Still Movement on your web site have certainly whetted my appetite for the album. Bring it on!

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#11916 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:16:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy
Welcome to the forum smile

I have never heard any of your solo music.
Which one of your CD's would you recommend as a good introduction to your music?

Hope to see you here again soon
Best wishes
Adi

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#11917 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:33:00 Re: Landed
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I guess somebody had to ask so let me be the first!

Most people in here have read your views on the Live Aid DVD. Given its impending release, what are your opinions on the subject now?

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#11918 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:58:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy!
Your new album sounds great...I'm really looking forward to it laugh

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#11919 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 22:29:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy!

I enjoy what I've heard of your solo work, and look forward to hearing your new album. excited

Mrs. X

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#11920 - Thu, 07 Oct 2004 23:30:00 Re: Landed
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R E S P E C T ! bemused

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#11921 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 00:23:00 Re: Landed
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TOUCH DOWN !!!!

The maestro arrives, as Porky Pig said he would.
Very reliable source Billy. Nudge, Nudge wink wink

Porkies !! ME.....NEVER !!!!

Let the party begin...............

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#11922 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 01:01:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy, thanks for joining us.

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#11923 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 02:27:00 Re: Landed
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Helloo Billy.

Nice to hear from you. smile Whats your take on the tribute band thing then? There have been others of course, but how do you feel about a tribute band taking the UV stuff out on the road? And, have you bought a copy of Midge's book? laugh

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#11924 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 02:48:00 Re: Landed
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Greetings from Finland Billy.

Been your fan for ages, and itīs unbelievable you showed up. Thatīs the spirit. laugh

Hope to see you often here.

ari

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#11925 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 03:35:00 Re: Landed
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Hello Billy!

Great to see you on this site. I bought the Pieces of the Puzzle in the past and there is some great stuff on it! Have you any plans to make a gig in the not too far future? Would be very interesting to see you playing your fiddle on stage again!

Welcome here, Billy.

Regards, Shadow Man

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#11926 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 03:39:00 Re: Landed
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From Russia with love. smile

*waves*

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#11927 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 04:49:00 Re: Landed
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Cool,the pig was right !!! Hi Billy ! Nice to have you on board.Thats half the group,wheres the rest wink
All the best
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#11928 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 06:17:00 Re: Landed
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Hi!! smile

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#11929 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 06:20:00 Re: Landed
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Wanna play me viola solos for me Bill? confused2

Ermmm....because i cant play them meself!! eek & need to cheat by using samples!!! banghead

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#11930 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 08:33:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy!

It`s just MEGAGREAT you`re here!!!

And now I will listen to the brandnew tracks on your site!!! smile

All the best wink
JesperDK

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#11931 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 23:17:00 Re: Landed
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Thanks for all the greetings!
The responce to my new samples are very positive. I am happy.
I still feel the same about the Live Aid DVD. Typically there are a lot of unanswered questions which makes it very undermining for musicians that gave there talent for nothing. Midge would only meet me if I signed the contract ( he said that in a letter from Berenice his manager at the very last minute) where as I said to him in a letter that I would sign if he answered these few questions I had like "What do you think of the ethics behind a Company ( Warners) making money fot themselves & there shareholders out of this Live Aid Charity GIG & are the production companies making the programmes about the event doing it to make money for themselves or are they giving a percentage to charith". I just wanted a reply in writing. I gave him two weeks to reply. There was no mention from the lawyer John Kennedy that Midge was on holiday.There allways has been a feeling from Midge that because it is for charity he cannot be questioned. A bit of a dangerous area to get in to for self promoting pop musicians. Charity Fascism. I noticed, and felt very aggrieved, that Midge and the Management company had started promoting Midge Ure above Ultravox from 1982. Ultravox performed to help starving people. This seems to escape Midges attention when he does interviews because at the time ( and even now ) Bob & Midge enjoyed the power they had over the famous acts and definately got a kick out of seeing them scurrying and hustling into position, lineing up so to speak, to be a part of Band Aid & Live Aid. Bob had been in the wilderness for two years and Midge mistakenly felt he had Ultravox in his pocket and so it seemed the perfect time, as the world thought the sun shone out of his a--e hole, to put the boot in and drop us like a brick. Ultravox were never thanked for the performance it was more like we were lucky to be invited and what great free promotion you all got! It,s the pop muscians version of human nature. Irish and Scottish style. They wanted to be loved, the most, more than anyone else, by the English establishment.
1984 was a strange year. What a swing to the exreme right, It had a lot to do with the Aids scare. Guilt about all the decadent partying from that time. I first met Bob in that year. It was at Midges party,s. Midge & Annabel Giles, Bob & Paula used to sit in the kitchen all night. Bob loudly rubbished Ultravox in front of me many times, saying we were burnt out and finished. Midge agreed like he was not a member of the group. When the party,s eventually got in to full swing Bob got the knives out on me saying I was a wreck! Bob openly told Midge to quit the band and do something else. Midge was laying him self open so as to be used by Bob, who was pretty powerful in his mouthy way, as Bob new that Midge lacked confidence in his own talent. Bob knew Midge wanted to be successful in his own right, without Ultravox, but because he was,nt a song writer was afraid of making the move. Midge chose to discuss it with Bob and Chris Cross and not with the Band. As well as the fantastic work Band Aid/Live Aid did for charity, and I applaud that, the Band Aid project gave him the confidence to s--t on Ultravox the group that made him.

I orderd it from Amazon. I have to have it though, don,t I!!

The one to get started on my music:- PUSH then STILL MOVEMENT and then go right back to Transportation and up to present time.
I have allso ordered Midge,s book. I,ll get it on the 11th.
B

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#11932 - Fri, 08 Oct 2004 23:51:00 Re: Landed
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Very candid Billy. The stuff about Bob Geldof is kind of shocking. I've had views on that guy for a long time but I won't express them on here. I might get accused of something myself. All I will say is I thought his wedding guest list was interesting... As you say though, you can't knock what Live Aid was all about.

Your website is great by the way. I really appreciate the amount of detail on there. It makes a refreshing change to read about an artist's ideas and thought processes in putting a piece of music together. It makes a real difference to the enjoyment of music for me to have an insight into this stuff. Not with lyrics mind you, I don't like being told what they're all about because I make up my own meanings!

The Ultravox 'stuff' is a real shame for people like me who grew up loving the music and continued to love it in adult life. There are only two bands from the late 70s and early 80s that I would love to see back together (at least once) and there's about zero probability of that happening with either of them (one of them is Ultravox of course). However, the music is still there and will never go away and for that I'm grateful. It was and will always be extremely important music for me.

Anyway, thanks again for dropping by.

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#11933 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 00:03:00 Re: Landed
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Gosh.

In some respects its refreshing to read honest opinions from someone in the band (just as we've had with Warren over the years). It makes a change from the sanitised versions the public generally here when bands are no longer together.

Ironic that Geldof could accuse Ultravox of being washed up when Boomtown Rats were well past their sell by date and had been for years at that point. icky

2 things are certain:-

Midge did get his high profile from being in Ultravox, and

Ultravox left a great legacy of music and musicianship that all members of the band should be proud of.

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#11934 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 00:31:00 Re: Landed
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You can also add this:

Midge's solo career has never scaled the heights of Ultravox (unless you compare it to U-Vox...).

I find it fantastic that Midge took career advice in 1984 from someone who hadn't had a hit single since 1982, and is not considered either a good solo artist or even a good songwriter. Mind, Sir Bob is/was an opinionated tw*t, so would do you expect? banghead

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#11935 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 00:57:00 Re: Landed
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You don't know the power of the darkside of the Force. I must obey my Master...
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Just Kidding! I won't bash anyone here in this forum, especially not when he's absent.

Not much time at the moment, I'll post something more convenient later smile .

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#11936 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 03:46:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy

It's so great to have you join in here. I think Flip summed it up well - "refreshing", so do share more perspectives on the good + not so good of your times with the band.

For you it must have been quite a journey - coming from a new wave band through the heady days of 81 / 82 / 83 + then through the change in direction + the demise of the band.

Your contribution to Gary Numan's "On Broadway" live is till one of the most moving pieces of music I've heard so a big thank you.

AK

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#11937 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 04:04:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy
Nice to "see" you here. Loved the sound of your electric viola, for me it's what gave Ultravox their distintive sound. I agree with your comments about Live aid. At the time in my opinion it made a lot of bands very rich especially Queen. It will be nice to hear some more revelations about certain going's on behind the scenes. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

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#11938 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 04:46:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy.
Just like to say because of Ultravox and your contribution in particular, I took up the hobby! of playing synths. It's cost me loads of money over the years but who cares I love me toys.
On the Bob Geldof/Midge issue nothing suprises me, I reckon most people could relate to this type of situation in their own workplace. Sometimes I wonder how the Media works it seems if Bob farts it is seen as a saintly act.
Finally 'Spongebobsquarepants,' great or what.

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#11939 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 05:17:00 Re: Landed
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Ultravox were never thanked for the performance it was more like we were lucky to be invited and what great free promotion you all got!
Well Billy id like to say Thanks for the years of good music you and ultravox gave us all not only the live aid performance!
What was your personal favourite ultravox track and why?
Cheers
Smiler

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#11940 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 05:20:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy!
That's very interesting. How did You manage to go on with Ultravox after all this? And what do You think of U-Vox now? Most of us here do not like the album at all. When Geldof said Ultravox was burnt out, did he mean that You have done everything that could be done by releasing four (or seven) great albums with different styles, or did he want to say that "Lament" was not good?
If he meant that You have done everything that could be done and we now compare U-Vox with all the other, previous stuff I think there's a bit of truth in there. I hope You understand what I want to say, it's not so easy to express myself in this case.
Do You still have contact to the musicians of "Revelation" and "Ingenuity"?
And may I ask what Synths You used on "Majestic"?
You write that Midge wasn't a songwriter. I think he has written some very good songs, e.g. "Guns and Arrows". Maybe there was some time to grow... smile .

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Originally written by Si_W
I find it fantastic that Midge took career advice in 1984 from someone who hadn't had a hit single since 1982, and is not considered either a good solo artist or even a good songwriter.
Maybe he told him how he should NOT do it wink .

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Originally written by Flip Martian
Midge did get his high profile from being in Ultravox,
Wasn't he quite popular from Slik (well, I just mean popular) and Visage (and here I also mean respected)?
When they were on TOTP with "Sleepwalk", the tv-presenter mentions "Midge Ure" ("a very clever young man from Scotland") at least as often as the name "Ultravox".
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Originally posted by Nisky:
Just like to say because of Ultravox and your contribution in particular, I took up the hobby! of playing synths. It's cost me loads of money over the years but who cares I love me toys.
Well, I exactly know what You mean! I wrote this on my homepage:
With seventeen I stopped learning the guitar and started playing keyboard. The influences for this decision were bands like 'The Human League' (mainly their first albums), 'Depeche Mode' and the world's best band, 'Ultravox'. (I was seventeen in 1995 by the way).

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#11941 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 05:24:00 Re: Landed
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Is Still Movement completely instrumental, Billy? I do recall reading that you had recorded some vocals by your daughter...or did I dream that?

What are you listening to these days? Other threads have mentioned that Hopes and Fears by Keane and Hot Fuss by the Killers sound a little Ultravox-like. What do you reckon?

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#11942 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 07:03:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy,
The samples sound very promising. The CD cover is great laugh

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#11943 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 19:09:00 Re: Landed
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Originally posted by Nils:

Wasn't he quite popular from Slik (well, I just mean popular) and Visage (and here I also mean respected)?
When they were on TOTP with "Sleepwalk", the tv-presenter mentions "Midge Ure" ("a very clever young man from Scotland") at least as often as the name "Ultravox".
Nils - from memory, he was kinda "known" as someone who had been around on the scene for a few years. Slik in the UK were almost "1 hit wonders" - not popular over any length of time. His next band Rich Kids were seen as a bit of a "punk supergroup" but weren't widely popular. The public face of Visage was really Steve Strange when they first hit with Fade To Grey - by which time Ultravox Mk 2 were off and running. He wasn't completely unknown before Ultravox, but Ultravox boosted Midge's profile many times over.

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#11944 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 19:31:00 Re: Landed
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Thanks, Flip!

But on the other hand we can also say (I think) that Midge also made Ultravox successful. Not because he was already popular, but because of his charisma, his voice, his look and his unique guitar style. Sadly I'm no "witness" of that time, so I don't know that. But I can imagine it.

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#11945 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 21:31:00 Re: Landed
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Thank you for that very candid view on the Live Aid issue, Billy, and for your perspective on how the meltdown inside the band at that time began to happen.

I found the comments about the Irish/Scottish need to be accepted by the English Eshtablishment very perceptive, and, from my own memories and experiences of that time, that view is something I have debated with various people over the years.
Being of English/Irish/Scottish extraction, it something that I am aware of. I think that Band Aid and Live Aid was done with courage and all the best intent in the world, but somewhere along the way it started leaving me with some doubts about some peoples integrity.

Might explain why, after those kitchen table conversations, we got Uillean pipes and The Cheiftans on U-Vox. Did you struggle with that? Or was it an experience as a musician you enjoyed?

As for Midge's book, a compare and contrast with Bob's orginal autobiography 'Is that it' might be an interesting exercise. I re read it not long after Paula's death and found it a very sad read.

I listened to 'The Closer I Get To You' seven times over in the car this morning, whilst driving down a long single track road in the foothills with the sun shining,, and it was Fan-bloody-tastic!

Thanks for all those fan-bloody-tastic gigs way back then, lots of good memories!!!

Hope life has been good to you, and will check out the new album.

Samantha.

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#11946 - Sat, 09 Oct 2004 21:48:00 Re: Landed
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Well, well, that's the first time I've ever hung on to every word of a post on this forum.....need a stiff drinkie now boy.......gulp....AAAH, that's better. smile

Not wishing to recreate a sh*t-slinging session again regarding Billy Currie on this forum, but it was obvious to all who had some common sense that there was a lot of foundation and reason [not excuse] for Billy's recent comments on his website regarding the LIVE AID dvd release. Even Billy's comments above may annoy, shock, stagger certain people on this forum but I'm glad he's put his ten pence worth in the mixer. There's lots of contrasting opinions, accusations etc and whether or not anything becomes of this is another matter. Again, I'm as happy as anyone that Billy did appear and speak up. Now, not trying ti lick William's arse or nowt a must say that I personally have always thought Billy was more talented as a musician than Midge ever was.
Don't get me wrang tho'.....av got plenty o' time for 'Some' of Midge's tunies, but not many.

A great popular 'Misconception'. The opinion that a 'Frontman' is the most popular and talented band member....no thanks !!!

On a first visit to Midge's chatroom the other night I found it occupied by seven guests, all ladies <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> The pig joins in and immediately felt like a thorn atween sivven rose buds shocked The subject matter was suddenly Billy vs Midge vs TALENT. On waiting my turn and then giving my opinion [ as above, biased towards Billy] I was strangely challenged with an air of anger by one young damsel who fired the opening salvo.....

"Well, has Billy Currie had a solo number one hit like Midge has, I THINK NOT. No way is he more talented than Midge"

To which I replied.......

"So then, your opinion leads me to think that a person who has a number one hit is more talented than a person who hasn't had a one, yes ???
Well, if that's the case, JOE DOLCE has had a number one hit, ULTRAVOX never did [and we all know why <img border="0" alt="[Pissed]" title="" src="graemlins/pissed.gif" /> ] My point being....does that make JOE DOLCE more talented than ULTRAVOX ??/

I THINK NOT I rest my case wink

Finally, there's no particular message about what I've just said. Only, the world revolves on opinions and differences. You can't please everyone all the time eh. Some people will agree with Billy's comments, others may not.
One things for sure though, it makes bluddy gud readin......

HEY BILLY, WIPE THOSE CUBAN HEELS ON THE RED CARPET SQUIRE wink

Keep it up sunna !!!! <img border="0" alt="[Angel]" title="" src="graemlins/angel.gif" />

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#11947 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 00:02:00 Re: Landed
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What's the point of pitting one person up against another anyway? (And no, I'm not accusing anyone of doing so.) To me, the whole "Billy vs. Midge" thing is pointless. Every single member of Ultravox, from 1976 to 1984, was/is talented in their own right. No one single member is better than another. I am not taking anyone's side or defending Midge's merit. I'm only stating an opinion.

Piggie: I definitely agree that whether or not someone hits Number One, doesn't necessarily dictate how talented they are. The Joe Dolce farce proved it. A lot of crappy songs go to Number One!!

Mrs. X

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#11948 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 01:10:00 Re: Landed
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ok, ya dvd is on the way Mrs Film Star lurve

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#11949 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 03:25:00 Re: Landed
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
<strong>ok, ya dvd is on the way Mrs Film Star shock Where's me paddle?! :p

Erm...thanks! I actually thought it already was on its way, but OK, I'll look out for it. smile

Mistress X

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#11950 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 13:10:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Bill! Glad to see you on here! I think I only owned 1 Boomtown Rat album in my life, and that is because a College Professor was not into his Punk/New Wave roots anymore. He got into religion, and felt that stuff should just be thrown out, or given to someone who missed out on some great music, because Pittsburgh is horrible in the music scene and everything else it tries to do.

Anyway, all my Ultravox albums were bought at Peaches records and tapes, National Record Mart, or at Eide's which has loads of imports you can't stop dreaming about.

Gee there Bob. Ultravox washed up huh? Why is it I have ALL THEIR STUFF AND ONLY HAVE 1 OF YOURS? And Bob, your record didn't die of over-play either.

It's probably in the basement. Probably. I have no reason to look, but if one ULTRAVOX CD goes missing...WELL IT HAS TO BE FOUND! I don't care if it gets to be 4:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, I need that CD!

The CD's get played now, and the vinyl sits happily in the corner as nice as can be. The cover art is the old-skool BIG size. At the time, they smelled pretty damn good! Remember in a record store? You go in, and the smell of new cellophane, vinyl and cardboard was like an aphrodesiac? Which is why you went in with one record in mind and came out with 5.

Not only that, you could BUY an album you had no idea about, and see if you liked it? Well that happened with ULTRAVOX! that was in Peaches records and tapes, and because of the cool neon, I asked for it at Christmas, but my Aunt shopped downtown, so I got Vienna the new album at the time along with 3 Into 1.

With the Christmas money I went back and bought ULTRAVOX. That never happened with any Boomtown Rat album. It was ok...I don't like Mondays, the song my mom hated, and a few others, but Kraftwerk, what was that like? Again Peaches introduced me and my brother to Kraftwerk without ever hearing a note from them. It was a great red and black cover that's all.

Gary Numan's CARS was on radio, and that was a great song! But radio was on his side. By accident, a Hard Rock station played White China and I knew it was Ultravox. Even pulled the car over at Keener's hardware store to listen to see if I was right.

So the all powerful Bob, when it came to your record bin, it didn't mean that much to me!

As for the stuff I have Revelation and Ingenuity:

Revelation has good songs. I played it last night, and True Believer has to be one of my fave songs on it.

Ingenuity was the closest thing to Trance Techno, and likeable all the way around. Great song.
Do more Techno!

Now if my brother uses the tapes I gave him of my stuff, maybe something good will come from it. Mini samples that I played with, and some snippets of game play from various settings on my phone. My phone has some great sounds! Does anyone here ever sample their phone and make a full song from it? Just wondering. smile

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#11951 - Sun, 10 Oct 2004 20:18:00 Re: Landed
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No,
But the new phone my colleague at work got delivered on friday had quite a good sequencer on it!

And you can make calls from it too...wonderful!

Billy- I'm pretty sure you're the reason many of us on this site took up synths or joined bands- Thank You.

laugh Nige laugh

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#11952 - Mon, 11 Oct 2004 00:19:00 Re: Landed
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Nice to see your landing. smile I heard your sound grom your new album. I hear the sounds I like smile
But I am very sad because of the realtionships between all od you from Ultravox. I believed that "maby you meet again to make what made the best". But I lost my faith. cry
All the Best smile
Sly

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#11953 - Mon, 11 Oct 2004 01:12:00 Re: Landed
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welcome billy,great to see another ultravox member landing so to speak
now where did i put that ladbrokes list of an ultravox reunion gig odds lol

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#11954 - Mon, 11 Oct 2004 07:17:00 Re: Landed
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Welcome, Mr. Currie. A genuine honour to have you participate on the Forum.

Most Respectfully -

Volglory

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#11955 - Mon, 11 Oct 2004 08:42:00 Re: Landed
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#11956 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 00:26:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy,

Just took a listen to the samples from your new album.

Excellent, especially Apocrypha and Stately.
They have that 'Heroic' quality to them!
Did you play any Viola this time around?

Look forward to getting the album.

Ps. Ever considered collaborating with Warren again? smile

laugh Nige laugh

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#11957 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 07:36:00 Re: Landed
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On a first visit to Midge's chatroom the other night I found it occupied by seven guests, all ladies <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> The pig joins in and immediately felt like a thorn atween sivven rose buds shocked The subject matter was suddenly Billy vs Midge vs TALENT. On waiting my turn and then giving my opinion [ as above, biased towards Billy] I was strangely challenged with an air of anger by one young damsel who fired the opening salvo.....

"Well, has Billy Currie had a solo number one hit like Midge has, I THINK NOT. No way is he more talented than Midge"

To which I replied.......

"So then, your opinion leads me to think that a person who has a number one hit is more talented than a person who hasn't had a one, yes ???
Well, if that's the case, JOE DOLCE has had a number one hit, ULTRAVOX never did [and we all know why <img border="0" alt="[Pissed]" title="" src="graemlins/pissed.gif" /> ] My point being....does that make JOE DOLCE more talented than ULTRAVOX ??/

[b]I THINK NOT
I rest my case wink [/b]
well, I've just read the chatroom transcript, and it wasn't QUITE like that, was it!!!

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#11958 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:10:00 Re: Landed
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No it wasn't, you're quite right.
Seemed my opinion on the subject wasn't welcomed which is why I finished it off here. Didn't think you'd be so bothered to trawl through all the transcripts to check it out though.

Aaah, never mind frown

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#11959 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 16:52:00 Re: Landed
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No it wasn't, you're quite right.
Seemed my opinion on the subject wasn't welcomed which is why I finished it off here. Didn't think you'd be so bothered to trawl through all the transcripts to check it out though.

Aaah, never mind frown
NEVER underestimate my tenacity!

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#11960 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 18:44:00 Re: Landed
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#11961 - Tue, 12 Oct 2004 22:00:00 Re: Landed
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Welcome to this forum Billy,

Good to have you here....

All the best to all my musician friends!

Ole - Denmark

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#11962 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 00:18:00 Re: Landed
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It's like Bill has been saying, both here and on his site (which is great). The public don't know the half of what went on to bring the Live Aid DVD to market and I don't suppose they will
ever know.

I am greatly saddened that Ure and even Geldof could've trashed Ultravox so publically...if you call a private party public! For Ure to stand there and hear such crap being spouted by someone whose own band came to grief just a year after Band Aid (In The Long Grass anyone? I saw it for 50p!) is indeed ironic and not a little myopic. It's also greatly disloyal; like you say, he was a bit of a journeyman before Vox
consolidated and re-established his rep and he should be bloody grateful and not out to trash his former band-mates.

It also saddens me that Ure sought to use Band/Live Aid to further his own career. He is not above reproach just because of the many mills
raised to fight famine in Africa.

Bill: as I have told you personally, forget him.
You will always be held as the true genius behind Ultravox and that's not to diss the work
of Chris, Warren or indeed Stevie, Robin or John.
You are the very soul and essence of the band
that was my life and for which I will always
hold a special place in my heart.

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#11963 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 01:40:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy

Re your points

1) How can Ultravox have been on slide in 84 when DWTIME was top 5, and lament was arguably best album.

2)I can FINALLY find out who came up with All Fall Down, in my eyes the worst Ultravox song EVER, and the start of the end, my guess is a certain scotsman!

3) Just got off ebay Revelation & Ingenuity, this is how Ultravox should have gone forward!Incidentally, do you still retain the rights to the Ultravox name?

Great you've got involved, cheers

Simon

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#11964 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 01:54:00 Re: Landed
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One point I'd like to make.

I don't think that Billy's much-welcomed decision to join in should be seen as an excuse for a bit of a free-for-all on Midge. None of us (well maybe the vast majority of us) is in the least bit involved in any issues that remain concerning the Ultravox legacy. I find these issues a real shame considering my huge affection for the band but I really don't have the first idea about the people behind the issues. I'm not siding with Midge and am expressing no opinion about who is right and who is wrong. All I'm saying is I believe we should discuss Billy's work and his massive contribution to the band on this forum, not Midge.

However, Mr Geldof is another matter mad

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#11965 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 02:37:00 Re: Landed
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Right, 1.Outside!

Can't anyone here tell Billy Currie how much he appreciates him without bashing Midge Ure? I can't imagine that the music would have been the same without him. Every single musician of Ultravox was an important part of the band, the music and the sound.
Characteristics for the music of Ultravox are Billy's ARP and viola/violin solos, Midge's voice and guitar-style, Warren's (electronic) rhythms and Chris' (Minimoog-)basslines.
Leave one out and the result wouldn't be the same.
(but "Ingenuity" is the only post-Lament album that has an "ultravoxian style" - at least in my opinion).

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#11966 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 02:53:00 Re: Landed
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Thing is 1.Outside and Nils, I re-read the thread and I can't see anyone really doing any Midge bashing, although you seem to have come to that conclusion. There are certain facts/opinions that have been written, that's it.

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#11967 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 03:22:00 Re: Landed
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Thing is 1.Outside and Nils, I re-read the thread and I can't see anyone really doing any Midge bashing, although you seem to have come to that conclusion. There are certain facts/opinions that have been written, that's it.
I disagree but I don't really want to start a big debate about this on Billy's thread.

You call them 'opinions' which is fair enough I suppose but some of those 'opinions' are fairly 'Midge bashing'.

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#11968 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 04:26:00 Re: Landed
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I too dont think any of the opinions posted on the thread are really midge bashing,just opinions as already stated.I like the fact that on this forum people air their opinions,whether they are good or bad points and people chat about them on here without things getting nasty,in all the time ive been visiting this site thats always been the case.Ultravox were a group/band ,a collectiveness of talent that gelled together to bring us that unique sound we all know and have loved for so long,in my opinion what went on behind the public eye doesnt really matter,the fact that the group existed and gave us such enjoyment matters more than that,the time would have come to call it a day sometime whatever the circumstances of the demise would have been.John,billy,chris,warren,stevie,robin and midge all played their part in that legacy that was left behind not any one single person.Just my own "opinion".Cheers.

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#11969 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 04:53:00 Re: Landed
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Maybe You are right. But to me it seemed as if especially the last posts would be made appreciate Billy and bash Midge at the same time. Or didn't I understand correctly? confused2
And I don't see a reason why a musician can't be appreciated without bashing an other musician.

I don't think that U-Vox is only Midge Ure's fault. It's no solo LP, it's the work of a band (or 3/4 of THE band wink ).

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#11970 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 05:03:00 Re: Landed
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Thats true Nils,pretty sure there was more than one mans name on the writing credits on the u-vox album wink .Also i agree the ingenuity album sounds more ultravox than revelation,but i do like a few songs off the revelation album.Particularly like the ingenuity title track off that cd,some classic ultravox type sounds on the album to.Cheers.

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#11971 - Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:58:00 Re: Landed
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It reminds me of how complicated it is to be in a band, and the legal stuff makes it even more complicated/discouraging etc. I often splitted from bands when it begins to be problematic to find one's place in the group (life's too short). for a while I thought the ultravox "all 4 get the same" was great but apparently it is not immune of the same problems. I guess it can't be avoided?. lucky when it doesn't happen.
On a different topic, Billy, I hope you'll drop a line about the cover competition going on this site. what if somebody does something really fantastic, or really horrible ? :-)
see you
mehdi

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#11972 - Thu, 14 Oct 2004 23:38:00 Re: Landed
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Just wanted to say, it's lovely to see you on the forum Billy smile

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#11973 - Sat, 16 Oct 2004 04:47:00 Re: Landed
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I hope I have not been misunderstood, was not Midge bashing, some of his solo stuff I loved, particulay just for you off "answers", but was merely trying to gauge where the change of direction came from. Still think Billys stuff on revelation and ingenuity was better than most of Midges latest offerings post pure, which came out in the same time frame as afore mentioned, but hey, we all have a point of view!

PS whens the antology due to hit!!

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#11974 - Sat, 16 Oct 2004 06:03:00 Re: Landed
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Okay, I think I just understood the posts wrong smile .

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#11975 - Sun, 17 Oct 2004 02:05:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy - great to have you here!

Based on the short samples on your website, I really do look forward to hear Still Movement. Great artwork, by the way!

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#11976 - Sun, 17 Oct 2004 18:48:00 Re: Landed
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Great tracks, Billy! Seems to be the best album you've written so far! - Will buy it! laugh

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#11977 - Tue, 19 Oct 2004 07:44:00 Re: Landed
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Greetings from New Zealand Billy. It is great to see you here. I must catch up with your solo work...

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#11978 - Wed, 20 Oct 2004 02:28:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Everyone,
Just got the release date for STILL MOVEMENT
15th November
I don,t mind a tribute band cors not! Not sure about playing Viola with them though.
Got Midges Book today.
Nice to see the posts here saying I influenced people in to playing synths so much.
I did record my daughters voice for STILL MOVEMENT but decided to wait a little time and work with her on my next album.
I think that the first video/film of Ultravox performing Sleepwalk was at the Top Rank Brighton. Not St Albans. Maybe Wrong!
I would be up for a copy! I would,nt mind a copy of the socalled Mine For Life DVD either.
Thanks everyone for the good responce to my album snips :- Joby, ( yeah its total instrumental) Christine, Harry from New Zealand etc. Have,nt been there for a while!
I remember the Monument gig when Colin broke his arm. Wow!

Billy

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#11979 - Wed, 20 Oct 2004 06:07:00 Re: Landed
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Very nice to see you "landing" here, I am waiting for your new album as the others fans.
Maby your daughter will sing something on this album? smile

all the best

Sly

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#11980 - Wed, 20 Oct 2004 17:38:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy,

We are all very exited about your new cd...always a pleasure to hear new material from you!

Youīre the man!

All the best
Ole

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#11981 - Thu, 21 Oct 2004 01:39:00 Re: Landed
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Billy,

Received an email today from MRS X informing me about your dvd request. Yes, I'll certainly get a copy out to you just as soon as I get a forwarding address. Mrs, sorry about the delay in sending yours out as I've been a very busy bunny.
Also, Cerise.....I hear that you want 'IN' too smile Well....DIVE IN !!!

Email sent Cerise lurve

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#11982 - Thu, 21 Oct 2004 02:58:00 Re: Landed
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No problems, Piggie. I've sent you an email with my address (again), and also informed Billy that I've been in touch. Thanks a lot!! lurve

Mrs. X

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#11983 - Sat, 23 Oct 2004 12:06:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy,

I just wanted to say i cant wait to get my mits on your new cd! You are a gifted musician and I wish i could play like you! It's a challenge to get your music across the ocean but well worth it! Okay, now for my controversy, i would love to see you and John Foxx work again. Any possibilities?

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#11984 - Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:49:00 Re: Landed
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Hi there. Just having a Red wine with our Bill and we both say hello.

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#11985 - Wed, 27 Oct 2004 17:30:00 Re: Landed
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Hi there. Just having a Red wine with our Bill and we both say hello.
Hiya pickle! Hello to both of you. I received the discs for Billy from Conny's Pig this morning (thanks Ash! laugh ) so I'll write the other disc with Sleepwalk on RockAmerica (thanks Mrs X! laugh ) and get it all in the post. Cheers!

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#11986 - Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:37:00 Re: Landed
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Quote:
Originally posted by Alex De Large:
[b]Hi there. Just having a Red wine with our Bill and we both say hello.
Hiya pickle! Hello to both of you. I received the discs for Billy from Conny's Pig this morning (thanks Ash! laugh ) so I'll write the other disc with Sleepwalk on RockAmerica (thanks Mrs X! laugh ) and get it all in the post. Cheers![/b]
Hi Cerise. Yeah we chatting about those last night - he's looking forward to receiving them.

We went our separate ways this morning nursing slightly sore heads. frown

P.S. Got summink coming at you today. <img border="0" alt="[Suave]" title="" src="graemlins/suave.gif" />

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#11987 - Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:47:00 Re: Landed
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I think it is always a critical thing to find out who did something or something wrong in a relationship... and a band is some kind of a relationship. There is always the thing that people move in different ways, and at some point maybe someone or all of them realised that there is not much in common anymore. In most cases noone is really to blame, people change, there opinions change, the way they think change... I think (in a band or between people in general)... if you find someone who wants to go a part of your way with you than do so... and if ever the ways go to different locations... thank him / them for the time and what he did for you and let him go... even if it hurts... make a cut when the time is right and you can still look in each others eyes.

There is no use in fighting... it only destroys the memory and somewhere in the past there were good times... keep them in mind and accept that people change. We all do.

Everyone has the right to do his very own thing andt to live his dream.

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#11988 - Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:56:00 Re: Landed
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Eeeee eh, 10 dvd's that took FIVE days ti travel from Sunderland to Bristol <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

A thowt some wide-eyed postie had snaffled 'em but alas they arrived safely smile

Just hope Oor Wullie doesn't wait as long for his copies and then he can sit back wirra glass o' 'VINTAGE '81 BEAUJOLAIS GUISEPPE DOLCE' and enjoy a trip down memory lane <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

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#11989 - Wed, 27 Oct 2004 21:03:00 Re: Landed
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I wonder what Billy's reaction will be to seeing himself do the solo on Sleepwalk on Top of the Pops.... biglaugh

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#11990 - Wed, 27 Oct 2004 22:06:00 Re: Landed
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There's a short clip of exactly that at the beginning of the MFL2 dvd in which the narrator describes Billy as 'Making love to his organ' shock

I think Billy will look back at these clips as one would when looking at an old photograph album......

"God, did I really look like that "
" Oh I don't half look cool there"
" Ha Ha Ha, is that really me"
"Eat ya heart out Travolta"
"I'm not dancin' really, I'm just dying for a pizz"

I hope ya enjoy the clips you haven't already got Billy and it was a pleasure to do the discs for ya. u2 ms Reed lurve

Conny's Pig

[ c/o a farmyard in Koln, Germany] wink

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#11991 - Wed, 27 Oct 2004 22:40:00 Re: Landed
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What's on the MFL2-DVD?

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#11992 - Thu, 28 Oct 2004 00:49:00 Re: Landed
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Mine For Life 2 nutjob ? Conny?

I am interested as well.

ari wink

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#11993 - Thu, 28 Oct 2004 03:29:00 Re: Landed
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Hiya pickle! Hello to both of you. I received the discs for Billy from Conny's Pig this morning (thanks Ash! laugh ) so I'll write the other disc with Sleepwalk on RockAmerica (thanks Mrs X! laugh ) and get it all in the post. Cheers!
You're welcome, Cerise... laugh

Don't forget to put the other stuff I gave you on there too, if you want! wink

Mrs. X

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#11994 - Thu, 28 Oct 2004 03:33:00 Re: Landed
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Piggie:

Am I getting Mine For Life 2 as well? If not, may I please have a copy? lurve

Mrs. X

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#11995 - Thu, 28 Oct 2004 07:29:00 Re: Landed
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[b]You don't know the power of the darkside of the Force. I must obey my Master...
evil
Just Kidding! I won't bash anyone here in this forum, especially not when he's absent.

Not much time at the moment, I'll post something more convenient later smile .[/b]

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#11996 - Thu, 28 Oct 2004 07:55:00 Re: Landed
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I suppose You forgot to write something, Graham smile .

Any news, Billy?

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#11997 - Thu, 28 Oct 2004 08:39:00 Re: Landed
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Mrs Film star [ you know who you are wink ].....
I remember mailing you last week [Friday 22nd] to say I'd sent your dvd out. It should be with you any day now so sit tight as it were.

When ya get time off from your latest Blockbuster you must load the disc and take a trip down memory lane <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

regards,
your trans-atlantic piggy friend smile

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#11998 - Thu, 28 Oct 2004 11:45:00 Re: Landed
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Right, Piggie, just making sure. wink I remember you saying it should be here Thursday-ish. I shall check! (Something tells me it might take longer but you never know.)

Thanks a lot! laugh

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#11999 - Fri, 29 Oct 2004 08:34:00 Re: Landed
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Academy award ?? You've got my vote luvvy !!
I've got a funny feeling you're gonna receive the dvd today [29th] so get the popcorn ready, get the rugrats off to bed and sit you and Mr X down for some fine entertainment smile

Cerise has offered to copy me your rare footage Mrs X, glad we could help eachother out wink

Tak care petal, le pig.

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Ari,

I'll send you a copy of MFL2 ok. I'm sure I have your postal address but if I haven't then I'll mail you. I've also got a couple of brilliant soundboard bootlegs that I know you're just gonna love confused2 ....

......coming soon !!! ASH

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#12001 - Fri, 29 Oct 2004 11:13:00 Re: Landed
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Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
Academy award ?? You've got my vote luvvy !!
I've got a funny feeling you're gonna receive the dvd today [29th] so get the popcorn ready, get the rugrats off to bed and sit you and Mr X down for some fine entertainment smile

Cerise has offered to copy me your rare footage Mrs X, glad we could help eachother out wink

Tak care petal, le pig.
It didn't come!!! kiss )

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#12002 - Fri, 29 Oct 2004 13:18:00 Re: Landed
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Hold on... Just realised that you (Piggie) said you had a funny feeling ha ha ha that it would be here today...the 29th. Given the six hour difference it was the 28th (which it still is for another 45 minutes) when I posted my last message. So yeah, I'm hoping it will be here tomorrow...if not Monday or Tuesday! laugh

Mrs. X...coming to a cinema near you!

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#12003 - Fri, 29 Oct 2004 21:04:00 Re: Landed
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Mrs, I shouldn't have raised your hopes by estimating a date of delivery......naughty pig shocked

It's just that I remember sending 2 of those dvd's out to the States a few months ago and they took around SIX days to get from A to B. I'm sure it will be with you very soon.

Believe it or not.....Design Matters is actually on the dvd that I've sent you, how about that then !!!!

Anyway, we'll switch this topic to the MINE FOR LIFE thread over on Gen/off top eh.

Hey, can't wait to see you at your premiere at The Odeon, Leicester Square, London wink

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#12004 - Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:13:00 Re: Landed
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Well, it's true that things from the in-laws (who are in the UK) take about a week to get here so that's how long I'm hoping it'll take for the DVD to get here. The postman's not been here yet today (it's only 9 a.m.!) so I'll check later and let you know if I got it. And I didn't know "Design Matters" was on it! YAY! That is good! I'll cancel the download then - won't need it!

Yeah, let's continue this in the appropriate thread. This is Billy's thread after all, and we shouldn't divert attention away from him on his own thread! wink I just wanted to reply on this one so as to not confuse any humans or pigs alike. laugh

The legendary Mrs. X

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#12005 - Thu, 04 Nov 2004 21:17:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Cerise,
Any news of the Discs.
Billy

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#12006 - Thu, 04 Nov 2004 21:37:00 Re: Landed
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I have mine (for life! biglaugh I'm sure you'll enjoy them once you get them, Billy. smile Lots of great footage on them.

Mrs. X

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#12007 - Thu, 04 Nov 2004 23:51:00 Re: Landed
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Hi Billy, sorry about that - all packed up but I haven't had the chance to get them to the post office the last few days. I'll make sure I get there today, you should have them by tomorrow or Saturday. Cheers m'dear!

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#12008 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 00:34:00 Re: Landed
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Thanks Cerise. Looking forward to having a look at it!!!!!!!!

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#12009 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 01:12:00 Re: Landed
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Billy:

It seems that I've just misssed you on here! Anyway, if you come back and see this, I have a question:

I was just on your website reading the news update, and noticed that you'd changed the cover of your new album, Still Movement. I was just wondering why you decided to do that? I hope to see it on this side of the world (Canada) as your albums are very hard to find here! (I was lucky to find the Transportation LP!) shock

Mrs. X

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#12010 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 01:26:00 Re: Landed
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Hey Billy,

Any chance of an autographed copy of your album me old son. I'm the fat pig who sent Cerise them dvd's to pass on to ya [nudge, nudge - wink, wink]

Eeee eh, shy bairns get nee broth wink

Mike, I said it....I bloody well said it nervouslaugh wink

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#12011 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 01:36:00 Re: Landed
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You read my mind, Piggie! I, of course, was the one who sent Cerise the "Sleepwalk" footage and whatever else I had! (Actually, I have to give Mr. X credit. If it weren't for him, I'd have nothing to give!) I also was the one who instigated the whole thing!!! laugh

(Oh, it's alright... it was my pleasure.) wink

Mrs. X

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#12012 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 05:58:00 Re: Landed
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eee eh, ya hevvin a laff anta Missus !!! wink

Them dvd's are priceless to Billy and as soon as he comes to his senses and realises it then that'll be when me signed copy will be headin' up the A1 to Gods Country.

If it's not owa much bother like Billy shocked

Hey Mrs, form a Q behind Piglet eh, one good turn deserves another [int that right Joby confused2 ]

Hey Mike, 15 quid says a dinnat get me freebie off Billy....yer on !!! That way, a cannit lose cos al buy it with me 15 notes off ya when a win the bet !!! tee hee.

Shnit !!! Shouldn't have said that ...Billy wint send 'uz one now. <img border="0" alt="[Pissed]" title="" src="graemlins/pissed.gif" />

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#12013 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 06:46:00 Re: Landed
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I won't mention the countless hours I spent copying/editing and titling those 3 DVDs I did in the 1st place then...which I assume you put in the package for Cerise, Ash.

Honestly, you 2 have no shame! wink

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#12014 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 09:55:00 Re: Landed
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#12015 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 15:18:00 Re: Landed
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Well, I don't know what you got Mrs X (you'll have to talk to my distributor! lmao ), but I did 3 - 1 Foxxvox only, 1 Midgevox 83-84 and 1 Midgevox 84 onwards and Midge solo to 86/87. smile

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#12016 - Fri, 05 Nov 2004 23:36:00 Re: Landed
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VULTURES, VULTURES, VULTURES...THA BLOODY LORRA YEZ !!!!!

biglaugh YA DEE PEOPLE A GOOD TURN AND ARL YA GET IS GRIEF !!!! wink

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#12017 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 04:50:00 Re: Landed
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Mrs X, firstly, the two dvd's I sent you were copies of my own [Mine For Life 1 & 2]. They weren't dvd's that were copied from someone else. Therefore, this 'Incomplete' set you mention is actually 'Totally Incomplete' as I never sent you any of that particular set.
Yes, I did get copies of Flips 3 discs and put them with the other 8 Ultravox dvd's I have. I have two dvd's that are entirely Foxx/Vox related but the MFL disc was the only one you knew about and subsequently asked for. As a little surprise I also enclosed the MFL2 dvd for you. I'm a tad surprised that you seemed disappointed by only receiving two dvd's from me even though I sent them to you as a goodwill gesture.

If you're after the Foxx/Vox dvd then I'm sure Flip will go to the trouble of sending you a copy if you ask nicely. smile

ASH

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#12018 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 05:04:00 Re: Landed
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Mrs X, firstly, the two dvd's I sent you were copies of my own [Mine For Life 1 & 2]. They weren't dvd's that were copied from someone else. Therefore, this 'Incomplete' set you mention is actually 'Totally Incomplete' as I never sent you any of that particular set.
Yes, I did get copies of Flips 3 discs and put them with the other 8 Ultravox dvd's I have. I have two dvd's that are entirely Foxx/Vox related but the MFL disc was the only one you knew about and subsequently asked for. As a little surprise I also enclosed the MFL2 dvd for you. I'm a tad surprised that you seemed disappointed by only receiving two dvd's from me even though I sent them to you as a goodwill gesture.

If you're after the Foxx/Vox dvd then I'm sure Flip will go to the trouble of sending you a copy if you ask nicely. smile

ASH
<sigh...>

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I appreciate all that you've done and I love the DVD's! Don't get me wrong!! cry

Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought the third one was part of that set or whatever. But it's OK! I got what I originally asked for, and thank you for including MFL2!! I'm so sorry if I sounded ungrateful. I am most certainly not! Again, this was just a big misunderstanding on my part, and I sincerely, deeply, and humbly apologise. Thank you very much for everything, Ash. It was very nice of you.

I feel like a complete heel... sad

Mrs. X

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#12019 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 05:21:00 Re: Landed
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Aaaah, don't worry about it. These things happen.

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#12020 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 05:21:00 Re: Landed
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I have deleted all my previous posts on this matter...

Again, I'm sorry.

Mrs. X

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#12021 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 05:23:00 Re: Landed
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Aaaah, don't worry about it. These things happen.
Thanks, Ash. I really do appreciate the DVD's. Thank you again, so much.

Mrs. X

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#12022 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 05:37:00 Re: Landed
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Got it!
Thanks Connys Pig, Mrs X and Cerise!
The LIVE IN BERLIN is energetic. Stonking Vibe!
The first time I have seen the THIN WALL totp,s performance for 23 yrs. Nice One. Hope the totp,s ALL STOOD STILL perf. 1981 June ish is in there somewhere. That seems to have dissapeared.
Anyways. Great fun watching this!
Many Thanks
Billy

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#12023 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 05:46:00 Re: Landed
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You're welcome, Billy. smile

Mrs. X

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#12024 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 07:12:00 Re: Landed
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Hey Billy,

Any chance of an autographed copy of your album me old son. I'm the fat pig who sent Cerise them dvd's to pass on to ya [nudge, nudge - wink, wink]

Eeee eh, shy bairns get nee broth wink

Mike, I said it....I bloody well said it nervouslaugh wink
Bloody hell Piggy. eek You did 'n all. laugh

Flip - sorry I should have checked with you before copying the DVDs you sent me but didn't think you'd mind as it was for CP and it was the MFL DVD I had sent you. Don't worry though I haven't made any further copies nor will I. You have sole copyright on that one. smile

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#12025 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 07:23:00 Re: Landed
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No, don't be daft Mike. wink If I had the time and resources to copy DVDs I would, but I deleted all the stuff off me HD recorder once it was written to DVD and I don't have a disk copier. Doesn't bother me if you (or Ash) copy them on. smile

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#12026 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 08:17:00 Re: Landed
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Cheers Squire, I reckon the more people on here that get a copy of these dvd's the better. I don't mind copying and sending on to others as it's nice to share with mates on here. I can't understand why anyone wouldn't want to share copies of their stuff really, but, each to their own eh.

Thid dvd sharing has taken off in quite a big way and that's not just down to me for starting it but to everyone else who's contributed.

Thanks to Mike and Flip for their contributions and long may it continue wink

Hey Mike, it'll take ya weeks to listen to them boots a sent yer pal biglaugh

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#12027 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 09:17:00 Re: Landed
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Erm...I know I shouldn't ask, but...could I possibly trouble anyone for a copy of the FoxxVox DVD's? I will happily give anything in return. We now have a DVD burner too (and I have the Mine For Life DVD's - Thanks Ash!) so I can contribute to the spreading of the love! lurve

Mrs. X

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#12028 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 18:20:00 Re: Landed
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Erm...I know I shouldn't ask, but...could I possibly trouble anyone for a copy of the FoxxVox DVD's? I will happily give anything in return.
Mrs. X
eek

Blimey, I didn't realise you wanted them that badly... lmao Mrs X - I do have a copy of the Foxxvox disc spare made before I deleted it off my HD, send me an email with your details (give Ash's burner a rest in this case) and I can pass it on if you like?

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#12029 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 20:16:00 Re: Landed
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Originally posted by Flip Martian:
eek

Blimey, I didn't realise you wanted them that badly... lmao Mrs X - I do have a copy of the Foxxvox disc spare made before I deleted it off my HD, send me an email with your details (give Ash's burner a rest in this case) and I can pass it on if you like?
Thanks, Flip!

What is your email address? smile Perhaps you should email it to me (my email addess is in my profile as well as my competition entries), and we'll take it from there. Thanks again! wink

Mrs. X

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#12030 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 20:54:00 Re: Landed
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That's the style folks wink

Aye, me burner is in dire need of counselling after the trauma I've put it through lately. shocked

I'm sure it'll be back in business following it's rehab programme wink

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#12031 - Sat, 06 Nov 2004 21:04:00 Re: Landed
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I think it just needs a holiday, Ash. laugh Send it off to a nice, tropical resort for a few weeks and it should be back to its old reliable self in no time. wink

Mrs. X

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#12032 - Sun, 07 Nov 2004 01:34:00 Re: Landed
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Flip:

Check your inbox. Details have been sent! Thank you! laugh

Mrs. X

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#12033 - Sun, 07 Nov 2004 02:02:00 Re: Landed
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Check your inbox. Details have been sent! Thank you! laugh

Mrs. X[/b]
No, I won't - you check yours! wink laugh

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#12034 - Sun, 07 Nov 2004 02:41:00 Re: Landed
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No, I won't - you check yours! wink laugh
No, you check yours! wink :p

Mrs. X

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#12035 - Sun, 07 Nov 2004 02:58:00 Re: Landed
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biglaugh

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#12036 - Sun, 07 Nov 2004 05:20:00 Re: Landed
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#12037 - Sun, 07 Nov 2004 08:38:00 Re: Landed
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Thanks to Mike and Flip for their contributions and long may it continue wink

Hey Mike, it'll take ya weeks to listen to them boots a sent yer pal biglaugh
You're welcome mate, anytime. smile

Aye, yer reet there kidda. If I start now I should be finished by Christmas.....2005. laugh

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#12038 - Sun, 07 Nov 2004 08:59:00 Re: Landed
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Hey Mikey, havin a touch of the old insomnia then ? Az been knockin' up me website since 7.30 this morn and am just clocking off now !!!

owa St. mary's the morn..... wink

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#12039 - Mon, 08 Nov 2004 07:32:00 Re: Landed
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Insomnia? Sort of - had a takeaway Ruby and it kept me awake for a bit longer than I expected. eek
Looking forward to the website, though. Gis a shout when it's done. wink

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#12040 - Fri, 19 Nov 2004 05:09:00 Re: Landed
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[QB]Thanks for all the greetings!
The responce to my new samples are very positive. I am happy.
Hey! Im the last one to join the forum and I am curious to check out your new stuff!

Quote:
1984 was a strange year. Midge & Annabel Giles, Bob & Paula used to sit in the kitchen all night. Bob loudly rubbished Ultravox in front of me many times, saying we were burnt out and finished.
PLEASE BRACE YOURSELVES FOR THE FOLLOWING VENOM CAPSULES.
This coming from a man that needed Live Aid to revive his already fledging career. As it happened, it didnt cos when music is poor, it does not really matter if you have a "holy" aura about you haha.

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Midge was laying him self open so as to be used by Bob, who was pretty powerful in his mouthy way, as Bob new that Midge lacked confidence in his own talent.
Well, well. How interesting. Annabel was hardly the quiet, mild type. A pretty girl made of steel and burning ambition that saw Midge as her passport to fame. Just like St Bob, she has only ever been able to get "bit parts" on tv and has always came across like a put on posh prat. False people piss me off.

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As well as the fantastic work Band Aid/Live Aid did for charity, and I applaud that, the Band Aid project gave him the confidence to s--t on Ultravox the group that made him.
That is so typical of bands internal politics. Ego, self promotion, false horizons, the need to be revered... I work as a music journalist and promotion officer for underground acts and it goes on everywhere, no matter the level of the band or the music genre. It's sad but I guess the music industry is downright fascist. One last thing that I have noticed, however, is that Midge's solo stuff was diluted and never made me reach the same heights that Ultravox did. Straight up. No shit. I have been a musician for many years too so I am not just spewing crap for the sake of it but never mind.

Billy's post was a small eye opener, I would need to read his book and Midge's and everybody else's...

Px

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#12041 - Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:44:00 Re: Landed
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Well, well, that's the first time I've ever hung on to every word of a post on this forum.....need a stiff drinkie now boy.......gulp....AAAH, that's better. smile

Not wishing to recreate a sh*t-slinging session again regarding Billy Currie on this forum, but it was obvious to all who had some common sense that there was a lot of foundation and reason [not excuse] for Billy's recent comments on his website regarding the LIVE AID dvd release. Even Billy's comments above may annoy, shock, stagger certain people on this forum but I'm glad he's put his ten pence worth in the mixer. There's lots of contrasting opinions, accusations etc and whether or not anything becomes of this is another matter. Again, I'm as happy as anyone that Billy did appear and speak up. Now, not trying ti lick William's arse or nowt a must say that I personally have always thought Billy was more talented as a musician than Midge ever was.
Don't get me wrang tho'.....av got plenty o' time for 'Some' of Midge's tunies, but not many.

A great popular 'Misconception'. The opinion that a 'Frontman' is the most popular and talented band member....no thanks !!!

On a first visit to Midge's chatroom the other night I found it occupied by seven guests, all ladies <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" /> The pig joins in and immediately felt like a thorn atween sivven rose buds shocked The subject matter was suddenly Billy vs Midge vs TALENT. On waiting my turn and then giving my opinion [ as above, biased towards Billy] I was strangely challenged with an air of anger by one young damsel who fired the opening salvo.....

"Well, has Billy Currie had a solo number one hit like Midge has, I THINK NOT. No way is he more talented than Midge"

To which I replied.......

"So then, your opinion leads me to think that a person who has a number one hit is more talented than a person who hasn't had a one, yes ???
Well, if that's the case, JOE DOLCE has had a number one hit, ULTRAVOX never did [and we all know why <img border="0" alt="[Pissed]" title="" src="graemlins/pissed.gif" /> ] My point being....does that make JOE DOLCE more talented than ULTRAVOX ??/

[b]I THINK NOT
I rest my case wink

Finally, there's no particular message about what I've just said. Only, the world revolves on opinions and differences. You can't please everyone all the time eh. Some people will agree with Billy's comments, others may not.
One things for sure though, it makes bluddy gud readin......

HEY BILLY, WIPE THOSE CUBAN HEELS ON THE RED CARPET SQUIRE wink

Keep it up sunna !!!! <img border="0" alt="[Angel]" title="" src="graemlins/angel.gif" /> [/b]
How interesting is it reading through the archives! I have to laugh - yes that is so dumb re number ones v talent - I think I can guess where that came from - having hung out round the forums a while ho hum......

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