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#8336 - Mon, 08 Nov 2004 19:36:00 Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Just something I read in the news this morning, made it to the first page:

Midge Ure helped organise the event with Bob Geldof as well as performing with his band Ultravox.

"The stand-out thing was I overheard someone talking to [promoter] Harvey Goldsmith about losing the connection to the shuttle.

I said 'shuttle?', thinking a shuttle bus, and he said 'no, no, The Shuttle - in space'. One of the astronauts was going to announce one of the bands. It doesn't get any bigger than that."

In his recent autobiography, Ure said he was "stabbed in the back" by Geldof's people because he felt he was tricked into agreeing to a change in the running order.

"That's been totally blown out of proportion.

Ultravox were shifted round on the running order so Bob could perform for the royals because the royals had to get out by a certain time. And it wasn't told to me in that way.

Had it been, it would have been easy, not a problem. But I don't think Bob even knows about that - I sent him a copy of the book and said 'you'd better check out this chapter, just so you're informed."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3979461.stm

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#8337 - Mon, 08 Nov 2004 20:26:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Weird - unless Bob and Midge don't talk to each other, you'd have assumed he would have said something about it over the last 20 years...!

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#8338 - Mon, 15 Nov 2004 11:01:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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More, this time with a picture of Midge and Sir Bob Geldof.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4008261.stm

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#8339 - Mon, 15 Nov 2004 21:26:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Thanks Ciprian! laugh

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#8340 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 01:13:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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#8341 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 01:14:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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OOP....surprised myself that it actually worked!!

photo from MSN site...

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#8342 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 01:57:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Hey, it's Kitty, Ruby and Flossie! Not seen them for ages, they're growing so fast.

Thanks Graham - what's the URL for the story?

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#8343 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 02:46:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Nice one Graham <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

A lovely pic that one. Happy family life.

LOVE IT ! lurve lurve lurve

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#8344 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 03:23:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Cerise,
just follow the band aid links from MSN.co.uk
cheers....gvw nutjob

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#8345 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 04:46:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Cheers Graham, I was looking at msn.com. Duh!!

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#8346 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 07:16:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Sweet looking kids. Mrs Midge is a bit of a babe too! laugh

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#8347 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 11:17:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Originally posted by Cerise:
Thanks Ciprian! laugh
Anytime smile
I hope lots of people see this and will buy the CD.
I saw Band Aid on TV on the evening news here in Canada as well.

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#8348 - Tue, 16 Nov 2004 12:50:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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I saw Band Aid on TV on the evening news here in Canada as well.
So did I! And there was even a shot of Midge! I was completely beside myself... smile

Mrs. X

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#8349 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 00:20:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Aye Flip, Midge has pulled a cracker there mind.....she's nearly as bonny as my missus wink

AIR STUDIO'S LAST SUNDAY.....

I heard on Radio 1 that Geldof went up to one of 'Busted' and twisted his nipple before running away, the kid turned to his mate and said "Who's he" biglaugh biglaugh

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#8350 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 01:32:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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just heard the band aid 20 single and i have to say IT IS BLOODY AWFUL how could midge and bob allow so many talentless "singers" ruin such a great record!! i know its for charity but i for one will not be buying it, come on people theres someone rapping on it for gods sake!!!even bono`s vocal`s aren`t up to scratch. i`m afraid this could be the death of the charity single as we know it folks, a definate two thumbs down from me. frown frown

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#8351 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 03:21:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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They mentioned about it here on the news. Yup, with a faint glimpse of Midge.

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#8352 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 06:38:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Musical Pish. Where is the great Gary Lightbody on it pray tell? Who let Dido get in on the act? We must be getting old, or have retained some semblance of musical taste as we don't recognise the rapper on it.....Christmas Wrapping anyone? No, we didn't think so either. Total Pish.

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#8353 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 07:03:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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On that subject:

"Is the Band Aid song for Darfur better than the 1984 original? "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4015337.stm

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#8354 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 07:56:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Aye, def getting old as I only recognised about one in five of them! BUT - let's not forget what this is all about - raising money to feed hundreds of thousands of starving people. Who cares if the single is awful or not, as long as it does the job? The original wasn't the best single ever, either - I suspect we're letting nostalgia cloud our judgement here.

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#8355 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:32:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Agreed, I will buy the CD and I'll tell all my firends about it smile

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#8356 - Wed, 17 Nov 2004 21:18:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Quote:
Originally posted by Renton:
More, this time with a picture of Midge and Sir Bob Geldof.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4008261.stm
My question is, when did Chewbacca get shaved, and how did they make him stand still long enough for a pic with Midge?

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#8357 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 03:50:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Crikey, going by that pic someone should feed Bob Geldof...

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#8358 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 04:42:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Sir Gendalf looks yuckie! As if he'd been suffering in the lands of Mordor...

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#8359 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 04:45:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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My question is, when did Chewbacca get shaved, and how did they make him stand still long enough for a pic with Midge?
lmao

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#8360 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 04:47:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Sir Gendalf looks yuckie! As if he'd been suffering in the lands of Mordor...
Would that make Midge Bilbo, then ?

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#8361 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 04:49:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Crikey, going by that pic someone should feed Bob Geldof...
I don't know... If that's the same shirt he wore in 1984, then at least he's done a good job at maintaining his (meagre) weight, which is more than can be said for some other people!! smile

Mrs. X

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#8362 - Thu, 18 Nov 2004 04:58:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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I don't know... If that's the same shirt he wore in 1984,
It's not. According to some of the news coverage, his daughter was wearing that shirt...

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#8363 - Fri, 19 Nov 2004 08:14:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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My question is, when did Chewbacca get shaved, and how did they make him stand still long enough for a pic with Midge?

lmao lmao

That is classic, DougG.

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#8364 - Sun, 21 Nov 2004 07:06:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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as much as Band Aid was a quality idea etc etc,wot still pisses me off to this day,despite all there whining (especially geldof's) about us parting with our hard earned cash,i dont seem to remember any of these MILLIONAIRE pop stars giving any of their millions to charity!whoopee they gave there time,hardly what you would call a hardship considering how many hours/days a year they work compared to us normal 5 1/2 day week slaves!then maybe the original band aid wouldnt have just made 8 million!i mean im sure the likes of mccartney and jackson etc could afford a couple of million without too much worry!
just a thought like

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#8365 - Sun, 21 Nov 2004 18:57:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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The problem with being a rich and famous pop star is that if you TOLD anyone you were donating a big wad of dosh to charity - you'd be accused of doing it for publicity. I suspect some do/some don't - but those who do mostly do it privately.

I caught a bit of Children In Need on Friday - Elton John handing over a cheque for 50,000. Very noble and all that, but it felt a bit "hey, I'm writing out this great big cheque aren't I wonderful?"...

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#8366 - Mon, 22 Nov 2004 01:45:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Well personally I don't think Sir Elton comes across like that. His tireless charity work for AIDS awareness etc would suggest that last Friday was just another opportunity for him to show how much he cares. 50,000 tells me he cares a hell of a lot and I'm sure there wasn't even one ounce of ulterior motive behind it.

Nice one wiggy !!! wink

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#8367 - Tue, 23 Nov 2004 18:34:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Hey guys and gals, can anyone tell me who Midge's wife is...did he remarry after posh prat Annabel Giles...had three kids with the new woman or is one of them with the stuck up twat.

I met Ms Giles a few times and she has always been incredibly annoying. Never mind.

I'm a bit out of the loop so if you have any up to date info, I would appreciate it, cheers!

Px

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#8368 - Tue, 23 Nov 2004 23:31:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Read the Autobiography Patrizia and then you'll understand all. All I can say is that Midge's wife's name is Sheridan and thy have three lovely daughters.

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#8369 - Thu, 25 Nov 2004 00:36:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Quote:
Originally posted by GvW:
[b]
Hey guys and gals, can anyone tell me who Midge's wife is...did he remarry after posh prat Annabel Giles...had three kids with the new woman or is one of them with the stuck up twat.

I met Ms Giles a few times and she has always been incredibly annoying. Never mind.

I'm a bit out of the loop so if you have any up to date info, I would appreciate it, cheers!

Px[/b]
Hi Patriza Midge does have an older daughter called Molly with Annabel. smile

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#8370 - Mon, 29 Nov 2004 02:30:00 Re: Band Aid - BBC coverage
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Who sings what? (according to BBC again)

Band Aid 20 - Who sings what

Chris Martin (Coldplay) - It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade

Dido - And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.

Robbie Williams - But say a prayer, Pray for the other ones. At Christmas time it's hard, but when you're having fun.

Sugababes - There's a world outside your window, and it's a world of dread and fear.

Fran Healy (Travis) - Where the only water flowing

Fran Healy and the Sugababes - Is the bitter sting of tears

Fran Healy and Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) - And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom

Bono - Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you

Will Young and Jamelia - And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time

Ms Dynamite and Beverly Knight - (Oooh) Where nothing ever grows, no rain nor rivers flow

Group of 10 and Joss Stone - Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Tom Chaplin (Keane) - Here's to you

Justin Hawkins - Raise a glass for everyone

Dizzee Rascal - Spare a thought this yuletide for the deprived, if the table was turned would you survive?

Busted - Here's to them

Justin Hawkins - Underneath that burning sun

Dizzee Rascal - You ain't gotta feel guilt just selfless, give a little help to the helpless

Joss Stone and Justin Hawkins - Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Tom Chaplin - Feed the world

Tom Chaplin and Chris Martin - Feed the world

Tom Chaplin, Chris Martin and Sugababes - Feed the world

Everyone - Feed the world, let them know it's Christmas time again (repeated)

Fran Healy - Wooo

Group of 10 - Feed the world

Everyone - Feed the world (repeated to end)

Joss Stone - Ad-libs over outro

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