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by dronecatcher
27 Nov 2020, 14:44
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: Gigs 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Gigs 2021

Lafleur wrote: ↑27 Nov 2020, 14:29 The Hugh Cornwell March/April 2021 gigs (with Undertones) have just been postponed to March/April 2022. I guess The Stranglers tour next spring will also be cancelled soon 🥲
F*cking ridiculous.
by dronecatcher
27 Nov 2020, 11:07
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: WHAT THE FCUK ARE YOU LOT LISTENIN TO - When it's not the fucking Stranglers??!
Replies: 4992
Views: 272511

Re: WHAT THE FCUK ARE YOU LOT LISTENIN TO - When it's not the fucking Stranglers??!

I loathed Oasis and have never liked a single thing the Gallaghers have done since...but I think this is quite good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAbG7YONLxQ
by dronecatcher
23 Nov 2020, 12:09
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

what I don't get with this Pogues thing is that Fairytale is a song about another time. Is it not just about magnifying offense where there is little or none and like most things in the media, grossly disproportionate? As I tried to illuminate with Cardi B's WAP - Fairytale isn't a song promoting h...
by dronecatcher
19 Nov 2020, 21:47
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

Are you even capable of forming a reply that doesn't contain spite and bile? You've made vaild points but simply can't engage without recourse to insult. I'm merely treating your elaborately worded pointless pretentious bullshit with the exact level of contempt it deserves. Of course you are.
by dronecatcher
19 Nov 2020, 21:36
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

Thinkpieces in intellectual circles doesn't constitute the same moral outrage afforded less contraversial matters in mainstream media outlets. Commentary on the track was not limited to "intellectual circles" and there was indeed plenty of "outrage" and "commentary" in...
by dronecatcher
19 Nov 2020, 21:20
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

In your mind, perhaps. In the real world, however (and as is increasingly the norm), it's a different story. The amount of thinkpieces I read on various media regarding that track when it was first released, plus the fact that a clean version of that song exists and gets played on the radio during ...
by dronecatcher
19 Nov 2020, 21:06
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

StanInBlack wrote: ↑19 Nov 2020, 20:59 By the way, the uncensored version of Fairytale of New York is still available on Youtube, so - as I'm finding is often the case - your point lacks one.
Clearly by extension, my point is that music like the mentioned Cardi-B's is not regarded as implicitly offensive or subject to moral scrutiny.
by dronecatcher
19 Nov 2020, 20:38
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

You should be more worried about sounding thick rather than repetitive. Cardi B's "verbal pornography" (which I'm taking to mean her song WAP) was indeed heavily censored for radio play, including on BBC Radio 1 (the exact station mentioned in the article), so yes those "sensitive wa...
by dronecatcher
19 Nov 2020, 18:55
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

Cells&Plasma wrote: ↑19 Nov 2020, 18:47 Agreed that Video with Megan Thee Stallion [emoji7] is fascinating Viewing...eeerrrrmmm I mean it's Filth...should be banned!!
But would you want your 7 year old daughter learning the moves, the lyrics and attitude?
by dronecatcher
19 Nov 2020, 17:02
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

At the risk of sounding repetitive, how come things like this are calmly sanctioned whilst the likes of Cardi B churns out verbal pornography to youngsters without even a raised eyebrow from the sensitive watchdogs?
by dronecatcher
19 Nov 2020, 14:42
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: Statues and censoring old songs
Replies: 95
Views: 4114

Re: Statues and censoring old songs

If rocks aren't safe then neither will The Stranglers be ;)

https://summit.news/2020/11/19/rock-bot ... is-racist/
by dronecatcher
12 Oct 2020, 13:08
Forum: General Other stuff
Topic: People not wearing face masks when they ought to, like.
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: People not wearing face masks when they ought to, like.

But when they do, their dangly nostrils are not covered. Thoughts ? :smt069 Now you'll have someone to blame if an elderly relative dies in hospital from a respiratory illness which might or might not be Covid - whereas in previous years you'd just accept that as statistic probability and/or the NH...