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Breaking News: George Michael dead



 
 
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Old December 27th 16, 11:20 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Davey
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You would think that nothing else had happened over Christmas, except
the Russian 'plane crash. Every BBC News bulletin has led with the news
about George Michael. But if you did not follow him or his singing, to
keep on hearing about it is boring.
Elvis, yes, he was important. But George Michael?

Enough is enough!

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Old December 27th 16, 12:00 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:20:09 +0000, Davey
wrote:

You would think that nothing else had happened over Christmas, except
the Russian 'plane crash. Every BBC News bulletin has led with the news
about George Michael. But if you did not follow him or his singing, to
keep on hearing about it is boring.
Elvis, yes, he was important. But George Michael?

Enough is enough!


Yes, there seems to be an irony that when a 'star' consumes drugs,
engages in a hedonistic lifestyle and ends up killing themselves they
are treated as a hero but when an ordinary punter does it they are
treated as a 'junkie' and given a DTTO.
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Old December 27th 16, 12:34 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Adrian Caspersz
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Default Breaking News: George Michael dead

On 27/12/16 12:20, Davey wrote:
You would think that nothing else had happened over Christmas, except
the Russian 'plane crash. Every BBC News bulletin has led with the news
about George Michael. But if you did not follow him or his singing, to
keep on hearing about it is boring.
Elvis, yes, he was important. But George Michael?


You can be much more selective of events that you want to hear.

OTOH, Rick Parfitt RIP

There will be a couple of recently deceased in the classical music genre
that no one will have heard of. RIP, them as well - but to be fair they
haven't been effectively murdered by the fans that claim to love them.
Celebrities are so unfortunate fodder for the Daily Mail to stamp out,
no wonder some become derailed. How Sad (Never mind, wait for the
exclusive!).

GM ;(

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Old December 27th 16, 03:56 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Adrian Caspersz
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On 27/12/16 16:10, Yellow wrote:

I must confess that I am also bemused that George Michael is being
treated as a figure of reverence by the UK press.


That's because they want to sell the papers. Lady Diana effect.


He did a couple of decent pop ditties back in the 80s, got caught in a
gent's toilet, I seem to recall a car crash or something, and now he has
died.


In a month or two, this will be dug up, to sell more papers.


My sympathies to his friends and family and all that, but his music
"touched people's lives" in any significant sense.



Nah. More people met, married and had kids on the back of "careless
whisper" than the 1812 overture.

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Old December 27th 16, 04:31 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Breaking News: George Michael dead

Or indeed the guy from status Quo. Actually you can get away from celeb news
on world service but you would then be so depressed about the state of the
world you might top yourself.
So much for the season of good will.
Brian

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"Davey" wrote in message
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You would think that nothing else had happened over Christmas, except
the Russian 'plane crash. Every BBC News bulletin has led with the news
about George Michael. But if you did not follow him or his singing, to
keep on hearing about it is boring.
Elvis, yes, he was important. But George Michael?

Enough is enough!

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Davey.



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Old December 27th 16, 04:35 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Brian-Gaff
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Yes only for his relatives who are still coining it in with making his
recordings available as multi track masters so the LPO ane Cliff can include
him on their releases at a small consideration.
Actually you are late to the George Michael party it was discussed several
threadds up about middle aged rock stars.


Its also been a very unfestive Christmas generally.
Brian

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On Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:20:09 +0000, Davey wrote:

You would think that nothing else had happened over Christmas, except
the Russian 'plane crash. Every BBC News bulletin has led with the news
about George Michael. But if you did not follow him or his singing, to
keep on hearing about it is boring.
Elvis, yes, he was important. But George Michael?

Enough is enough!


Elvis was important LOL
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