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Subject: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: gnu
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 06:17 PM

WTF?


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Penny S.
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 06:43 PM

Oh, come on, can't you look on the bright side?

And it looks as if Rio's ceremonies are going to be just as ??????ish

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 06:48 PM

bleeding interminable.

lets just breathe a sigh of relief, the terrorists didn't get in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 07:08 PM

Morris dancers given a couple of minutes to dance to the non-Morris (I think) tune hinted at above - without being distracted by catwalk models! And the rest was just about wall-to-wall American pop, rock, and soul - with a bit of South Asian culture.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Penny S.
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 07:08 PM

I've just discovered that my recorder packed up in the middle, so rewatching to take in the finer details can't be done properly. It doesn't seem to use a signal for the end of overrunning programmes. Did the same with the opening ceremony. I think I've worked round it by rewinding on the digibox, and playing through to the old VHS machine.

What on earth was the bit with tightrope walker about?

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 07:16 PM

Bugger - I switched to a DVD when the Spice Girls came on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: gnu
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 07:26 PM

Al... I would agree but given the shite I have seen maybe a few terrorists might have cleaned up the itinerary?

YES... I KNOW that is PI... I KNOW it is terrible... but so is the unintellgible shite that I have seen this eve. When someone has to explain it to me, it's shite. When they can't and DON'T explain it to me and expect me to figure it out??? SO much history and culture and THAT is what England displays to the world? Unintelligible shite and rap crap? I single out England to enrage the non-Celts just to be an exceptional prick critic. I have no justification... just a whim... kinda, eh?

Sorry, Mum Country. Ya fucked that one up by not displaying your history and culture... it ain't rap crap is it???

Am I the ony one that was terribly pissed about this?


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 07:44 PM

I liked the Who, I liked a lot of it. Spice Girls: big whoop. Russell Brand as WWonka: great.

Eric Idle singing while Morris dancers danced, nuns roller-skated, bagpipers did something bagpipe-related: BRILLIANT. The RdJ stuff looked ... well, I didn't get it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 07:58 PM

Pop stuff, very disappointing after the excellent opening ceremony. I turned off and put on some cds.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: michaelr
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 08:10 PM

"When someone has to explain it to me, it's shite."

Jaysus, gnu, you really may want to use the Preview feature now and then.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Beer
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 10:29 PM

I didn't like the pop shit as well(not my cup of tea I guess.) but there was some great acts, especially "Queen". Your being to harsh Gnu. The Brits put on a great great show for the public and most importantly "The Olympians".

ALL THE ATHLETICS THAT WERE THERE, WERE WINNERS. God bless them all.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Fossil
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 10:35 PM

...and out come the same sad old bastards, grouching away!

It was a great finale, very moving, very inclusive - everyone from London cabbies to a Brazilian street sweeper. Dignified speech from Seb Coe, obviously just holding it together. Ballet, Morris dancing, Boris Johnson (speechless, for once!) and Darcy Bussell rounding it all off. I loved it. Like Seb said "Thanks, Britain, you did it right!"

Always look on the bright side of life! Sod off, Gnu!


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Allan Conn
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 03:09 AM

It was a homage to British popular music and on the whole I thought it came off well with a fair selection of the great and the good over the last 50 odd years. Not all to my taste (ie Fat Boy Slim and the rappers and then the Spices) but then again why should I expect it to be all to my taste and there was plenty there apart from that. Seemed to be a problem with the mix on one or two of the acts. In the Madness section the vocals seemed to be too much to the front whilst some others they were kind of too far back! Wonder how it sounded in the stadium itself?


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Musket
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 03:25 AM

Excellent.

The tightrope leading to the cover of Wish You Was Here was inspired. Eric Idle summed up being British as far as I was concerned and I even enjoyed The Spice Girls funnily enough.

Many tend to compare such ceremonies, but can any other country end it with The Who?

Thought not.

Even managed to try and keep beardies happy with a pastiche of Morris. Obviously, altered from the original due to watershed considerations....


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: fat B****rd
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 04:06 AM

Say what you like. It must be the first time so many viewers heard the word 'shit' - sung by Eric Idle - on telly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 04:07 AM

I loved it all, even the 'pop' and 'rap' stuff. We mustn't forget that the Olympics has a duty to inspire the young and the next generation. It's no good having wrinklies' stuff. The athletes from all the nations seemed to be really rocking; they're young and that's their culture. It was also inclusive; every race, colour and tradition from our multicultural nation. I liked Eric Idle best. That song is just a scream. (Just as well he didn't do it as in the film, ie on a cross! Imagine the furore!) I was really proud of the lot of 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: G-Force
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 06:41 AM

I don't know what the sound was like in the venue, but on TV it was frightful - can't they supply a special feed for the broadcasters?


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: gnu
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 06:44 AM

Sorry. I turned it off way tooooo soon, I guess. Gotta work on my impatience and temper - again. Just couldn't figure out the taxis wrapped in newspaper and the tractor-trailers and the rap music and such so I did the same thing Q did... after I ranted here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: MikeL2
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 06:48 AM

Hi

I thought that the thing went on just a bit too long, but I suppose it is justified on an occasion like this.

Didn't think Madness came over well and I guess after about a 100 times of singing " Our house, In the middle of our street our house and on and on....we got the drift.

Enjoyed Elbow, and like others here I was surprised that I managed to even like The Spice Girls but it was suitably short.

Some of the backing singing and choral music was great and Eric Idle came over well.

The Who and Queen ( even with Jesse J ) were outstanding and for me capped an enjoyable evening.

The audience in the stadium and all the athletes appeared to enjoy it all.

Well done by all -

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: banjoman
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 06:48 AM

It went on far too long. No problem in watching the athletes/volunteers etc get their just plaudits but after that it was a Pop Concert and I questioned how it had anything to do with sports.
It was supposed to celebrate British Music & Culture. - since when has Ballet been a traditional pastime. Shooting someone from a cannon is more traditional than most of what we saw.
Glad that the Olympics were such a success but not too sorry its over. Leaves a bit of an empty feeling -a bit like the day after the Christmas holiday


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 07:06 AM

They ought to have used Monty Python's ' Fish Slapping Dance ' the epitome of Englishness.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 07:07 AM

[This is what my post said when I pressed 'Submit Message']

Musket, I'm not sure what Blackheath Morris will make of being described as a 'pastiche'.

And didn't I see some morris sticking in the Stomp section early on?


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Stu
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 07:48 AM

"Just couldn't figure out the taxis wrapped in newspaper"

Yeah, a really oblique reference that one.

Loved the morris, Eric Idle, Bhangra was excellent, Lennon, Welsh traditonal dress, Elbow, The Who, Queen (nice to Freddie get the audience participation going).

A long shot away from the brilliance of the opening ceremony, but this was centred around music and we do music pretty bloody well on these islands.

Roll on the paraolympics!


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 08:03 AM

I thought it was a real mish-mash, mostly disappointing and showed nowhere near the creativity of the opening ceremony. We did have a good laugh watching it though. I thought that the selection of acts to showcase the best of British music was, frankly, odd. FAR too much miming being used, shockingly so. But then some of those who performed live made me wish they had been miming!

Emeli Sande got far too much of a share of the evening, given she's already been on the opening ceremony (two spots, plus used in the BBC montage with her version of Imagine) and seemed completely out of tune. I thought her "Abide with Me" in the opening ceremony was good but last night she was dreadful. Liam Gallagher - dire! I know he divides opinion anyway but here he was totally out of tune! It's Noel's song - why didn't he sing it?

George Michael - when he started I thought "at last, a good singer" (and I am NO GM fan) and apart from his awful dad dancing, he and his excellent backing singers delivered a good version of "Freedom". But then - oh no - he was allowed to do his crap, tuneless new single (?). WTF? Annie Lennox miming and mugging away on a ghost ship (?). I really couldn't understand the point of this presentation and a singer like her should really have been singing live. The whole "fashion" segment - yuk, especially including cocaine snorter Kate Moss. I'm not going to even bother mentioning Take That, One Direction etc - I suppose that sort of thing had to be included to please "the kids".

On the up side, despite being part of the appalling Simon Cowellesque scene which has taken over British pop music, Jessie J did at least prove in the Queen segment that she has a powerful singing voice. That bit was pretty good (if cheesy) as were The Who. I was pleasantly surprised that Daltrey could make the notes as his voice has not been the best when The Who have been wheeled out in recent decades.

The Eric Idle segment was entertaining, including the bhangra break (although it would have been funnier if had turned out to be able to do the dance perfectly), the cycling nuns and the human cannonball. I was also waiting to see whether he would include the best line of the song, and he did!

The tightrope walker was part of a tableau referring to Pink Floyd - check out the Wish You Were Here album cover artwork - and I thought that was very impressive. The rendition of the song, with Ed Sheeran singing, was a bit underwhelming.

The London Welsh Male Voice Choir (why does that not get translated into French?) were excellent, a relief after all the miming. At least, I do hope that was live singing!

Also on the upside, and in contrast to much of the actual content, the very impressive display of technical skills that we still have in this country when it comes to sound, lighting, event staging, filming, editing and so on. The whole massive presentation was seamless with only a couple of tiny glitches in evidence.

So all in all, a mixed bag and not as good as it should have been, IMHO. For me, this in no way overshadows the superb opening ceremony or the fabulous display on show during the two weeks of the Games themselves. Whether we can actually afford it, and whether there will really be any long term benefits, is another matter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Musket
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 08:47 AM

Topsie,

Bugger... First time in years I have ever mentioned Morris in any way, either here, in the pub or even talking in my sleep to my knowledge, and I get questioned about it?

I have always acknowledged it is innocent fun between consenting adults and all that, although not my cup of bells. It got a mention on mainstream entertainment, and you couldn't ask for more than that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: vectis
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 08:55 AM

Gave up very early on and turned the sound right down until Eric Idle came on. A real curate's egg and I for one didn't like it much.

The jig dancing I saw at Sidmouth would have looked fantastic if it had been done round the track by some of the countries best dancers but a few seconds as part of confusing mass is all we're allowed it seems.

Yes it is the younger athletes who the show was for but it was also GBs chance to show where we came from culturally speaking and that just wasn't done, huge shame. A few longways sets doing Playford would have been nice.

The Brazilians showed their native indians dancing but the brits seem ashamed of their past and the fact that men can and do dance.

Ah Well! I'm obviously too old because I didn't "get it" at all and have become a grumpy old git.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 09:19 AM

"Russell Brand as WWonka: great."

And so he should have been - Wanker to Wonka, it's hardly a huge role-change.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 09:46 AM

All I can say is thank God the boring, grossly over-hyped running and jumping fest. is over!

I read the 'Independent' newspaper. Normally the first thing I do is throw the Sports section in the re-cycling bin. For the last couple of weeks I've had to throw nearly the whole f***ing paper in!

I was talking to someone, the other day, about NASA's extraordinary feat of landing the 'Curiousity Rover' on Mars. I got the usual shite about how the money could have been better spent on starving children etc., etc. I notice, though, that no-one says the same thing about the Olympics - even though we will learn very little from them ... except, maybe, that some people are better at running and jumping than others (I could have told you that!).


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: melodeonboy
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 10:32 AM

'"Russell Brand as WWonka: great."

And so he should have been - Wanker to Wonka, it's hardly a huge role-change'

Wonderful, Backwoodsman - spot on!

I was actually playing with my band at Broadstairs Folk Week while it was on, and someone (in the audience!) thankfully had the good manners and good grace to turn the big screen off once we'd started. They put the telly back on once we'd finished, and while we were packing up all I saw was the usual old pop crap, including the band that some people refer to as "four dogs and a blackbird"! (Not me of course. I'm far too politically correct to say such things!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 11:05 AM

"It was a homage to British popular music "

Well.. it certainly was! I suppose those who connect with British popular music were pleased... I do not and was not. I turned the sound down except for the speeches and the extinguishing of the flame.

In Rio in 4 years, I may turn the sound off completely...


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Allan Conn
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 11:30 AM

"It's Noel's song - why didn't he sing it?"

Liam always sang Wonderwall. Noel seemingly let Liam hear two songs which were Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger and said "I want to sing one of them, don't care which f...... one but I'm singing one of them" so Liam chose Wonderwall.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: EBarnacle
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 11:41 AM

I was busy with another bit of Brit culcha--wathing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on the tube. Too many commercials.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Allan Conn
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 11:41 AM

"Just couldn't figure out the taxis wrapped in newspaper"

Emile Sande started it off singing "Read All About It" so just about everyone and everything was covered in newspaper print highliting various quotes etc. It then tied in with the Beatles theme too in being a reference to the line in Lucy In The Shy With Diamonds "newspaper taxis appeared on the scene"


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 11:58 AM

Allan,

A couple of corrections.

"newspaper taxis appeared on the scene"

The line is "Newspaper taxis appear on the shore".

Liam always sang Wonderwall.

No he didn't. See here for example.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 12:17 PM

NBC cut away to a new show rather than showing the final numbers from the The Who, and now they're not making the online video of that segment available unless you're a cable subscriber?? Totally messed* up.

~ Becky in Tucson

*insert stronger language here


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 12:50 PM

I guess I am too old for the current brands of pop music. I was hoping for a "survey" of British music through the ages. I watched a little more on late TV. The little Brasilian section wasn't too bad.

Anyhow, like other of the curmudgeons posting here, I couldn't listen to the popglitz. I belong to the age of "Red Sails in the Sunset," Bing Crosby, Nana Mouskouri, Vera Lynn.

The young athletes seemed to find the show OK.

I didn't like the designer fashion segment, the special edition Rolls, and the glitz. Nothing the average guy could afford, unless they win a lottery.

In summary,
glitzpopglitzpopglitzpopglitzpopglitzpopglitzpopglitzpopglitzpopglitzp


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Allan Conn
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 01:19 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAPtTS0TYtU

I kind of thought it was self evident that I was talking about when Oasis recorded the song and when they performed it on stage! Liam sang it. Doesn't mean Noel couldn't do it solo! Fair do I get a word wrong on the Beatle lyric but the reference was obviously there


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: gnu
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 03:01 PM

Allan... thanks for explaining the taxis in newspaper. It all makes silly now.

I see some others didn't care for the closing either. Even so, I was too quick to judge and my attitude and use of language was terrible.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: MikeL2
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 03:26 PM

Hi

Why anyone expecting to see tradition music escapes me !!! The advance info....on TV... announced that it was a " celebration of mainly British popular music from the 70 to present day" or words to that effect.

I think made made a good fist of it. Miming was understandable in the circumstances eg with cars, lorries, motor bikes buzzing all over the sets.

Certainly all the music was better than the McCartney crap that went out on the Opening Ceremony.

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Zen
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 06:05 PM

Certainly all the music was better than the McCartney crap that went out on the Opening Ceremony.

Amen to that! I mostly enjoyed it myself except it was perhaps a little long.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 06:48 PM

I got as far as the garbage can lid banging and turned it off.
Why were those people dressed in blue wearing light bulbs on their heads?


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 08:30 PM

Over here on the west side of the water, we got little explanation of what was meant by a "symphony" of English music.

Light bulbs? I imagine a lot of it made little sense outside of the UK. Don't recall the garbage can.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: gnu
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 08:30 PM

Don't worry, SINS. Someone will be along shortly to explain why you should have liked it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 05:27 AM

That'll be me then Sins :) Stomp are a theatre company who dance and make percussive music using junk. Personally I think they are brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed the closing ceremony with the exception of John Lennon's Imagine but then I never did like him and certainly you couldn't leave him out of British pop. It was intended as a party and that was certainly the atmosphere I felt. We even joined in some of the dancing round the living room. It was a fantastic spectacle!
And Guest Santa, charity should have no boundaries - we are one world as the Olympics try to show and I doubt the closure of hospitals ever had anything to do with foreign aid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 05:35 AM

Born in England the day Alf Ramseys's English team won the World Cup, hopefully I will live to see an English football team win a Gold medal, upon the end of our I.D. crisis:

A similar mess over nationality occurs in the sporting world, where an English boy, for example, can hope to play (perhaps managed by a citizen of a nation they may compete against) football for England, rugby-league for England/Great Britain, rugby-union for England/British Isles, athletics for England/U.K., golf for England/Europe, cricket for a combined England and Wales, or tennis for Great Britain - but Wimbledon is still The All England Lawn Tennis Championships…Anyone for friendly-rival republics?! (here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 07:14 AM

Hey Allan/Ed,

I didn't mean to start a row about Wonderwall! I realise that when Oasis was together, as the lead singer Liam did sing it (on the definitive recording etc) but Noel has been known to sing it publicly too and it is very closely associated with him. I just wondered why he didn't sing it, especially as they have now fallen out. Presumably he did not want to be involved!

Best,
Maria


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 07:20 AM

...either way, I for one admire people who are good at their OWN culture - NOT English brothers who - like the Beatles before them - have put a lot of time into copying an aspect of American culture - pop/rock.


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 11:17 AM

I do know of Stomp and can't take the noise. Now what's with the lightbulbs on the heads? Tele Tubbies/


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Subject: RE: BS: Olympics closing ceremony
From: Allan Conn
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 12:20 PM

"I didn't mean to start a row about Wonderwall!" Don't worry just discussing not rowing :-) As far as I can tell the organisers wanted an Oasis presence and Noel was actually approached first but turned it down. Liam was seemingly keen to play especially when he heard that The Who were on the bill. Liam's band don't really do a lot of Oasis covers but obviously the organisers wanted an Oasis song not a Beady Eye song and for Liam singing Wonderwall would be the obvious stadium pleaser. Noel's new band, High Flying Birds, do have the song on their setlist but I wouldn't imagine it was a forgone conclusion that they would have played Wonderwall had they performed. Their other stadium pleaser is the number one single Don't Look Back in Anger, which Noel sang in Oasis and most people associate him with that. It is High Flying Bird's second most played song live and is by far the most often played Oasis song by them!


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