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Forum: Music 21-11-2010, 20:41
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By Jon Ross
That's an interesting perspective. I'm kind of...

That's an interesting perspective. I'm kind of not surprised that Bryan Ferry didn't sell as many as Phil Collins as Collins has always sold more albums, but I am REALLY surprised that Elton John...
Forum: Music 21-11-2010, 20:34
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By Jon Ross
You've just made exactly the case I was making....

You've just made exactly the case I was making. Bryan Ferry really went all out to sell this one. I'm pleased to see someone agrees with me and it's a shame it didn't do at least as well as Phil...
Forum: Music 09-11-2010, 19:42
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By Jon Ross
Said where? Sorry but I've not been reading this...

Said where? Sorry but I've not been reading this forum much lately.

If flop is the wrong word I'm sorry - but I thought their albums would sell rather better than they have and at least get into the...
Forum: Music 08-11-2010, 18:11
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By Jon Ross
Ferry and Elton flops?

Two legends of the British music industry, both brought albums out in the same week, neither managed to get into the top ten last week and both have dropped badly this week.

I must say I'm...
Forum: Doctor Who 16-10-2010, 22:28
Replies: 675
Views: 114,268
Posted By Jon Ross
The Seeds of Doom even gets reviewed in the...

The Seeds of Doom even gets reviewed in the current issue of Uncut magazine and is given a superb 5 stars out of 5. They usually ignore Doctor Who releases, so to even notice it's coming out says...
Forum: Music 13-10-2010, 20:06
Replies: 70
Views: 6,981
Posted By Jon Ross
I agree that they are conspicuous by their...

I agree that they are conspicuous by their absence too.
Forum: Music 13-10-2010, 19:53
Replies: 70
Views: 6,981
Posted By Jon Ross
Actually, we rather agree on that. Awards shows...

Actually, we rather agree on that.

Awards shows tend to be meaningless unless the winners are the people you personally want to win. Otherwise you just don't care.

The Brit Awards have always been...
Forum: Music 13-10-2010, 18:49
Replies: 70
Views: 6,981
Posted By Jon Ross
I don't see how it's silly to suggest that one of...

I don't see how it's silly to suggest that one of the most successful artists the British music industry has EVER produced might finally get some recognition for it from the British music industry's...
Forum: Music 12-10-2010, 23:11
Replies: 70
Views: 6,981
Posted By Jon Ross
Outstanding Contribution for Phil Collins - LONG...

Outstanding Contribution for Phil Collins - LONG OVERDUE.

The Brits are about the success of British music in sales terms. In terms of British performers, only Paul McCartney - a previous winner -...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-10-2010, 21:48
Replies: 39
Views: 2,677
Posted By Jon Ross
Grumpy Parky criticises chat hosts - again

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11521729
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-10-2010, 19:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By Jon Ross
He may have some say but the biggest influence on...

He may have some say but the biggest influence on who gets on the show will largely be determined by the major labels, who have had a very cosy relationship with the BBC for a long time. See also the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-10-2010, 19:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By Jon Ross
I find Jools excrutiating to watch at all times....

I find Jools excrutiating to watch at all times. I've never seen a presenter so full of fake, OTT sycophancy.
Forum: Music 06-10-2010, 20:16
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By Jon Ross
You have a shyness that is criminally vulgar? You...

You have a shyness that is criminally vulgar? You are the son and heir of nothing in particular? You go to a club and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home and you cry and...
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 22:05
Replies: 3,360
Views: 2,305,029
Posted By Jon Ross
It's mentioned here, though Wright laughs it off...

It's mentioned here, though Wright laughs it off and confirms he's not gay just in case anyone had any...
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 21:54
Replies: 3,360
Views: 2,305,029
Posted By Jon Ross
What, you mean he can actually dance? ;)

What, you mean he can actually dance? ;)
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 21:47
Replies: 3,360
Views: 2,305,029
Posted By Jon Ross
There have been rumours about William Hartnell,...

There have been rumours about William Hartnell, the first Doctor. His granddaughter addressed the rumours that he might have had a gay affair, although she said she believes he didn't. According to...
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 21:35
Replies: 3,360
Views: 2,305,029
Posted By Jon Ross
Wrighty was famously "outed" on his own show once...

Wrighty was famously "outed" on his own show once by a member of the audience.

I'm not sure about his "quick wit" though. If he was that funny he'd have been picked up by one of the bigger and...
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 21:17
Replies: 3,360
Views: 2,305,029
Posted By Jon Ross
Morrissey from the Smiths, surely? A great...

Morrissey from the Smiths, surely? A great singer-songwriter but as camp as Christmas and supposedly "celibate" all this time. ;)
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 21:10
Replies: 253
Views: 41,874
Posted By Jon Ross
Michael Winner supported the Tories under...

Michael Winner supported the Tories under Thatcher but converted to New Labour under Tony Blair. He said this himself on TV - unlike some people I don't get my "facts" from reading the tabloids....
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 21:07
Replies: 253
Views: 41,874
Posted By Jon Ross
More misreported b******* you'll be pleased to...

More misreported b******* you'll be pleased to know. From Wikipedia:

Politics
In August 2008 it was erroneously reported that Rea had donated 25,000 to the Conservative Party [17]. This was...
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 21:01
Replies: 253
Views: 41,874
Posted By Jon Ross
I remember this being brought up when Paul...

I remember this being brought up when Paul Daniels appeared on Have I Got News For You. He said he was only going to leave if Labour returned to the 80+% rates of income tax they levied on the rich...
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 20:51
Replies: 253
Views: 41,874
Posted By Jon Ross
No chance. Most people would rather believe what...

No chance. Most people would rather believe what they read in the likes of The Sun than what the man says himself. After all, what would he know? ;)

As the old saying goes, a lie gets half way...
Forum: Showbiz 04-10-2010, 20:50
Replies: 253
Views: 41,874
Posted By Jon Ross
Why do people slavishly believe everything they...

Why do people slavishly believe everything they read in the tabloids? :rolleyes:

Phil Collins left Britain in 1994 - three years before Labour were even elected!! - and has said TIME AND TIME AGAIN...
Forum: Music 04-10-2010, 20:23
Replies: 103
Views: 7,880
Posted By Jon Ross
There was once a time when rock had a place on...

There was once a time when rock had a place on Radio 1 and people such as Tommy Vance and Nicky Horne presented rock shows. Somewhere along the way things changed.



I don't think you can get on...
Forum: Music 04-10-2010, 20:16
Replies: 103
Views: 7,880
Posted By Jon Ross
Muse have had loads of coverage, including quite...

Muse have had loads of coverage, including quite a bit in Q Magazine, one of the most fashion-conscious music magazines. I'm not especially a Muse fan but even I was aware they played the new Wembley...
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