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Postby Madman_Greg » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:08 pm

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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby feline1 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:01 pm

They already moaned about it in a newsletter last week.

As usual, it was their affiliated political masters, Labour, who came up with this whole Olympics bollocks in the first place.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby hollowsun » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:30 am

It will be as I envisaged - some Cocker Knee CRB-checked pearly kings and queens dancing around in hard hats, goggles, gloves and sturdy boots with protective toe caps to satisfy H&S regulations.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby feline1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:41 am


Fantastic!

Organizers of the London Olympics were hoping to have the famous drummer of The Who, Keith Moon, perform during their closing ceremonies when the games wrap up in August.

There's just one problem: Moon has been dead since 1978.

The Who’s manager, Bill Curbishley, broke the bad news to the London Olympic crew, quickly breaking the sad news.

"I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old,'" Curbishley said. "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him."
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby feline1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:43 am

hollowsun wrote:It will be as I envisaged - some Cocker Knee CRB-checked pearly kings and queens dancing around in hard hats, goggles, gloves and sturdy boots with protective toe caps to satisfy H&S regulations.

so long as they're not barred from playing, for having taken 'performance-enhancing drugs'
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby Dave Gate » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:07 am

They could always do Keith Moon by hologram, like Tupac's appearance at a festival last weekend. Might even be cheaper than the real thing, and wouldn't trash any hotel rooms afterwards.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby blue manga » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:50 am

Are the MU potent enough to do anything ?

.. this is a very important issue actually ..
London 2012 legitimizing strong arming musicians into providing for nothing.
How is this setting the tone ?

If the MU can actually stand up and make a decent noise about this, and even apply enough pressure to get this sorted - my faith in them is renewed.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby Paul G Shaw » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:39 am

I wouldn't play at the Olympics if it was the last gig on the last day of eternity on the last planet in the universe.......even if they paid me!
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby Madman_Greg » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:40 am

The MU should get supported by the TUC on this

As the Olympic commitee have an agreement with the TUC and assuming the MU are affiliated with the TUC (my assumption is they are). The TUC should help put some weight behind this if needed.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby feline1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:32 pm

blue manga wrote:If the MU can actually stand up and make a decent noise about this, and even apply enough pressure to get this sorted - my faith in them is renewed.


Well they have three main options:

1. All MU members in Britain go on strike

2. They release a charity appeal single

3. They get Ferghal Sharkey to have a sectoral-lead-body luncheon with all key stakeholders, in an effort to move the process forward, identify goals and define an agenda for change.


...which one do you think they'll go for?
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby feline1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:33 pm

Madman_Greg wrote:
As the Olympic commitee have an agreement with the TUC and assuming the MU are affiliated with the TUC (my assumption is they are). The TUC should help put some weight behind this if needed.

Yep, the MU are TUC affiliated. And yes, there's certainly a lot of fatties there.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby Frisonic » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:17 pm

So does that mean Blur are doing the gig for free then?
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby Madman_Greg » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:53 pm

feline1 wrote:
blue manga wrote:If the MU can actually stand up and make a decent noise about this, and even apply enough pressure to get this sorted - my faith in them is renewed.


Well they have three main options:

1. All MU members in Britain go on strike

2. They release a charity appeal single

3. They get Ferghal Sharkey to have a sectoral-lead-body luncheon with all key stakeholders, in an effort to move the process forward, identify goals and define an agenda for change.


...which one do you think they'll go for?


As long as Feargal gets to sing my Perfect Cousin at the event as well, I hope they go for Option 3.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby feline1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:43 pm

They will, but he won't.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby Madman_Greg » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:18 pm

feline1 wrote:They will, but he won't.

I'm gutted no Undertones reunion then
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby feline1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:51 pm

The Undertones have been reformed for about the last 10 years! But not with Ferghal.
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Re: What must the MU think of this

Postby Folderol » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:16 pm

blue manga wrote:Are the MU potent enough to do anything ?

.. this is a very important issue actually ..
London 2012 legitimizing strong arming musicians into providing for nothing.
How is this setting the tone ?

If the MU can actually stand up and make a decent noise about this, and even apply enough pressure to get this sorted - my faith in them is renewed.
All part & parcel of the corruption surrounding the event.

This country's print industry is not far off needing life support, and promises were made that preference would be given to British printers. So what happens? British registered companies got some nice contracts, then immediately outsourced to China, India and even Brazil
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