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Empires & Dance. Consider your serve returned...

2015-04-11T01:53:00.401+01:00

Empires & Dance.

Consider your serve returned with interest. :P




I'm on Merrick's side. I Googled "Sim...

2015-03-15T19:28:25.611+00:00

I'm on Merrick's side. I Googled "Simple Minds Pompous" (to see if I was the only one) and came across this page.



Really though. I've spent a lot of time with o...

2011-07-20T17:53:59.711+01:00

Really though. I've spent a lot of time with other commenters on this post talking about what music is, what it can be, and the essence of why music matters at all. Because at root, that's what the stunt was about.

Despite being demonstrably wrong you've conceded nothing and continue to base the discussion on trying to disprove my points by saying 'when going round a festival you carry a bag of stuff', 'your camera and towels aren't expensive' and the more unsavoury, dimly racist, berating for having a friend with ginger hair.

That making yourself look thick project of yours; mission accomplished. Award yourself a medal and a special hat.



I make the comments knowing that when i was at mus...

2011-07-18T17:05:10.264+01:00

I make the comments knowing that when i was at music festivals i had an absolute blast, watching the bands & getting pissed. If i didn't like what was on, i went to one of the MANY other stages. At no point did i consider getting a towel & writing a pathetic little message on it trying to look cool when i'm stood next to a bloke that looks like Mick Hucknall. Nothing could be more uncool!!! I've also seen Simple Minds live many times, if you bothered to watch them live - even if you don't like their music you would realise this!!

The fact your were at Glastonbury and had time to do this is a huge concern, in the unlikely event you have a missus i put money on it that she's banging someone else!!!

You clearly know nothing about music & think to yourself "oh the media don't like SM, always labelling them uncool crap, i'll be so popular if i make a banner, i might even make some friends if i post online" Instead you get a blackeye by some bird in the audience (she should get a knighthood) together with a load of us genuine music lovers tearing your little adventure (and very obvious sad life) to shreds!!!

Just for the record - what bands do you like (apart from New Kids On the Block) - you say it's all over this blog but i want you to confirm it.......or haven't you got the bottle?

I've just had a brief look at your other blogs (very brief - what the fuck? the NHS can help people like you these days, well they might try for a minute or two, don't you know that?) thats if you don't bore them to death talking about goats, Robin Cook & Carol Vorderman.

That takes care of one little piggy.



Very well done. On the assumption, from the overwh...

2011-07-18T14:02:28.916+01:00

Very well done. On the assumption, from the overwhelming evidence, that you are actively trying to make yourself look thick you really are doing a sterling job.

As for me not being at the festival,so what?

Well, you made comments that asserted that you knew what it was like. You clearly don't (or are setting out to contradict yourself). That's all.

So your only explanation for the brilliance of the man bags is that lots of people at Glasto had them?

No; it was my retort to your singling us out as being notably ludicrous for doing things that most people at the festival do. Can you see the difference? Or shall I draw you a picture?

It's not quite as intellectually bereft as criticising me for things I haven't done, but as you've done that too I think perhaps you have some sort of checklist you're working through.

How many times do i have to say it if you don't want negative comments don't post online

I don't know. Maybe start saying it once I say that I don't want negative comments?

What I did actually say was - and do try to understand before replying this time - that I am more likely to say that people trawling the net to find places to make misconstrued and poorly reasoned negative comments isn't worthwhile, compared to people who make positive comments.

As is apparent to anyone with elementary powers of comprehension (perhaps you could ask one to read this for you), I've rather enjoyed the ire of Simple Minds fans here; they spell out why I'm right far better than I could ever hope to do.



Wrong again dopey! Poorly reasoned, see below: &q...

2011-07-17T20:41:21.644+01:00

Wrong again dopey! Poorly reasoned, see below:

"Your only points of explanation for the brilliance of Simple Minds are that they have sold millions of records and concert tickets"

"most folks at Glastonbury carrying bags like Adam's these days, they hand them out at the gate now"

So your only explanation for the brilliance of the man bags is that lots of people at Glasto had them? So by your reasoning if most people at the festival had a Minds record you would be their biggest fan?!! Yet again POT?? KETTLE??

How many times do i have to say it if you don't want negative comments don't post online, even for someone as dumb as you thats pretty obvious!!!

As for me not being at the festival,so what? i doubt you have been present at every past event you have talked about!!! Or maybe you were present at D-Day, when JFK was assasinated or the fall of the Berlin wall.

Now go and put the kettle on.....



Getting 'battered', by responding to you p...

2011-07-17T19:28:34.365+01:00

Getting 'battered', by responding to you posting your numerous points that are misconstrued, poorly reasoned and/or just plain wrong. Right, sure.

so i'm sad one for commenting on this page, funny how you don't say that to the few who agree with your views

I didn't say it to you either. You said doing this stuff and writing about it wasn't worthwhile; I said delving into the web to argue with people about things you weren't at nearly twenty years ago mightn't be worthwhile, and that, once more, you were a glass house resident wildly chucking rocks around.

I think it should be fairly clear why I don't say that to people who agree with me, but as you seem too hard of thinking to do much deduction yourself, I'll spell it out. They are by definition not going to be arguing with me, so fall outside of the 'look for someone to argue with' element that is the basis of my retort. They are also very unlikely to be telling me that what I'm saying and doing is a rubbish waste of time.

But still, as one person in the background whose attention we weren't trying to get isn't interested - and that, by implication, that person is the infallible universal arbiter of whether something is interesting and funny - then I suppose you're right. Right?



Face it, you're getting battered here, just th...

2011-07-16T22:53:03.817+01:00

Face it, you're getting battered here, just throw in the towel!! Actually don't, this is fun! Especially when you keep giving me soooo much ammunition to take the piss it would be rude not to.

By the sounds of it you could take tips from me on a lot of things!

Oh here we go again, so i'm sad one for commenting on this page, funny how you don't say that to the few who agree with your views!!! Well i think there was one person but i'd have to trawl through your self absorbed crap to find it.

And you have it the wrong way round, judging from the picture it looks like Adam stuffed his head in the portaloo before the Minds came on?!!

Please don't embarass yourself by lecturing me on taste, have you forgotton that you've uploaded that picture?!!!



you're both carrying "man bags", oh ...

2011-07-12T19:19:53.328+01:00

you're both carrying "man bags", oh yeh real cool look!

Someone who defends Simple Fucking Minds automatically abdicates any room to talk about anyone else's taste in anything, anywhere, ever.

As it is, you see most folks at Glastonbury carrying bags like Adam's these days, they hand them out at the gate now.
http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/news/a-well-travelled-bag

And for goodness sake, running away from the stage cos a female Minds fan got upset with you

with the banner no longer effective, why would we stay? We had an urgent appointment stuffing our heads deep into the portaloos and making flubbleubble noises; it looks and sounds a hell of a lot better than Simple Fucking Minds, I can tell you.

do something for charity instead, run a marathon or something. It's far more worthwhile!!!

Yes, I should do something better as you advise. Why don't I take a tip from you on it?

Tell me, trawling the internet to argue with people who have the taste you so woefully lack about things you weren't at nearly twenty years ago - where does that sit on the spectrum of worthwhileness?

i'm concerned at the amount of time and effort you have spent talking about New Kids On The Block, complete with quotes & pictures.

Yeah, it took me whole seconds to find them on Google.

As Bill Hicks said, 'I'm just trying to rid the world of all these fevered egos that are tainting our collective unconscious and making us pay a higher psychic price than we imagine'.



Haha, Adam's hair resembling Jim Morrison or P...

2011-07-11T20:48:22.951+01:00

Haha, Adam's hair resembling Jim Morrison or Patti Smith??? LOL. I know it's a long time since they were about but just do a google search if you're not sure what they look like!!!! Adam resembles Mick Hucknall from that picture!

Added to that hideous look you're both carrying "man bags", oh yeh real cool look!

And for goodness sake, running away from the stage cos a female Minds fan got upset with you, ah did you have to run back to your tent like naughty boys??!!

"If feel sure there are Simple Minds roadies still telling the story to this day" Your quote

Yes i bet they are, do you remember the two numpties at Glasto that got battered by a woman for holding up that duvet?.

"And actually, it was a blanket" Look i know you don't like Michael Jackson but there's no need to bring his kid into it.....

Finally, i'm concerned at the amount of time and effort you have spent talking about New Kids On The Block, complete with quotes & pictures. You seemed to be enjoying yourself far too much. If you have so much time attempting to make people laugh and failing so miserably, do something for charity instead, run a marathon or something. It's far more worthwhile!!!



why were you not spending your time going to see o...

2011-07-08T20:06:15.756+01:00

why were you not spending your time going to see one of the many other acts on

Because it was funny, and would make a better anecdote. I missed Doo The Moog for it, in fact.

a towel, and a very shite towel at that

Forgive me, I realise that we need bathware of only the highest calibre for making one-off banners. Is that right?

And actually, it was a blanket.

do you really think anyone takes your opinion seriously when you have a haircut like that???!!!!

Not going well for you, this reasoned persuasive argument thing, is it?

Also, you can't really see my hair. I'm the one on the left. The backlit long tousled locks on Adam remind me of, oooh, say, Jim Morrison or Patti Smith, who - correct me if I'm wrong here - people do take seriously.

But sheesh, yeah. I'd never get taken seriously by Jeremy Paxman looking like that would I.

The guy lying down on the grass just behind you looks really interested..& impressed by your "mischievous" sense of humour he's not even looking, nobody is?!!!

That's because - as you'd know if you'd read and comprehended the post - this is after we left the crowd. We just got the banner out to get a picture for ourselves, not aiming for anyone else at that point.

You obviously don't realise that by the comments you have made on this post you subscribe to the same "pompous & ignorant" attitude that you persistently berate Simple Minds for!!!

You're absolutely right, I don't realise that.

Simple Minds pontificated about stuff to seem informed and important when in fact they were hollowly unoriginal preening shallow egomaniacs flogging grandiose music to people who should know better. Not really done much of that myself, despite any rumours you might've heard.

seeing as you don't even have to balls to tell us who your favourite bands are

Er, my music taste is all over this blog. You're equating your inability to read with my refusal to write.

judging by your picture it doesn't even look like you were at Glastonbury, more like an anti-Vietnam demonstration.

Again, you betray your ignorance. Glastonbury - especially at the time of this picture, was notorious for hippy and indeed specifically anti-war concerns. It gave loads of its profits to CND.

You either had a VERY shite camera or this photo was taken in the 70's?!!!

Very shite camera, pointing into the setting sun. Is that allowed?

you are bound to correct me on spelling, grammar

Pre-emptively slagging me off for doing something that I've never done. Nice move there. Some people might think it made it look as if you were desperate to criticise but couldn't find any real reasons.

I mentioned someone's grammar earlier in the comments and specifically said it was not a criticism but just a way of showing that the two posts were by the same person (they were claiming they weren't).

You seriously need to get laid

Wow, I didn't know about the correlation between sexual deprivation and lampooning overrated vacuous pomposity. Thankyou for all your accurate factual insights.



Merrick if you love the Glastonbury Festival so mu...

2011-07-08T12:20:11.942+01:00

Merrick if you love the Glastonbury Festival so much why were you not spending your time going to see one of the many other acts on, instead of parading your pathetic banner at Simple Minds? I mean like Jim Kerr gives a flying toss about a smudged banner that looks like it's been written on a towel, and a very shite towel at that. Added to that do you really think anyone takes your opinion seriously when you have a haircut like that???!!!! The guy lying down on the grass just behind you looks really interested..& impressed by your "mischievous" sense of humour he's not even looking, nobody is?!!! You obviously don't realise that by the comments you have made on this post you subscribe to the same "pompous & ignorant" attitude that you persistantly berate Simple Minds for!!! POT....KETTLE???!!!! And seeing as you don't even have to balls to tell us who your favourite bands are, what are you so scared of?? Anyway judging by your picture it doesn't even look like you were at Glastonbury, more like an anti-Vietnam demonstration. You either had a VERY shite camera or this photo was taken in the 70's?!!! And as you are bound to correct me on spelling, grammar (boring arsehole!) or my reasons for finding this web page (or did you post it online cos you didn't want people to see it?!!!) If you don't like Simple Minds fine, but this pathetic attempt at humour obviously shows you have little else going on in your life, firstly to make the banner, then post your little adventure online. You seriously need to get laid, by the sounds of it the last time you did Simple Minds were top of the album charts, circa 1992!!!!



I believe Kerr is doing a solo album. Oooh, I can&...

2010-03-19T06:47:10.347+00:00

I believe Kerr is doing a solo album. Oooh, I can't wait!

RA



"It was, I'm pleased to report, by far th...

2009-12-22T03:37:30.027+00:00

"It was, I'm pleased to report, by far the poorest attended evening perfomance on the Pyramid Stage I've ever seen. With this working in our favour, we easily got to about 15 people from the front."
It's strange, but on the You Tube video-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BgV1MHbD9Q
I can't seem to pick you out among the thousands and thousands of adoring Simple Minds fans. Weird.



Well put anonyperson. So eloquent, such finely art...

2009-06-29T18:37:17.882+01:00

Well put anonyperson. So eloquent, such finely articulated detail on what you disagree with. How well you win others round to your perspective.



What wankers. Bristling fucking badger why don'...

2009-06-25T22:49:46.110+01:00

What wankers. Bristling fucking badger why don't you just fuck off? Funny as a kick in the bollocks, you are.



you beautywhat a great gag

2008-01-16T15:11:00.000+00:00

you beauty

what a great gag



oh come on 'Waterfront' is on Best Beer Songs Vol ...

2007-05-17T14:15:00.000+01:00

oh come on 'Waterfront' is on Best Beer Songs Vol 2. so they must be good!!

well beer is!

:)



well THIS is fantastic:"Music is a tool for expres...

2007-05-11T12:33:00.000+01:00

well THIS is fantastic:

"Music is a tool for expressing the inexpressable, for reaching the unattainble, for giving glimpses of the unseen, for touching the isolated. It is there to challenge, affirm, enrich, inspire, to help us understand what we are already and then help us become something more.

It is the one thing in your life that provides an unlimited on-tap supply of genuine magic.

It really can be all this.

It really *is* all this."

without mention of any band names, this is what counts , to me at least. Now if I DID actually mention musicians that address your passage...ahh well it does'nt matter...it would take away the purity.

well written, quality.

Dav.



Dav,I assure you it's not a Scottish thing. firstl...

2007-05-11T09:46:00.000+01:00

Dav,

I assure you it's not a Scottish thing. firstly, and perhaps most convincingly, I'm not Scottish.

But I don't care if they come from Scotland, Nepal or next door. It's about taste, ego, and objective standards of creative worth.

And the pleasure of comic retribution.



wow! You do a search for a picture of a Claddagh ...

2007-05-10T16:37:00.000+01:00

wow! You do a search for a picture of a Claddagh based wedding ring & ..... well you find this web page! (note to self, must improve seraching skills)

Very interesting article... or sad as the case may be.

I do remember the Minds (I won't put it as elegantly as you,) but I will ask is it a Scottish thing? in the way that the English hate Manchester United but can't avoid their success?

Anyway - as a story to tell (& picture to show) it must have been an event.

Would I do it? (well did you even ask? ) no I guess, but I perhaps I know that mirth you feel. Mine is directed to that even more hollow U2 though.

I wonder if that is an 'Irish' 'ting den?

Remember 'quality' is an event, nothing else.

cheers.

PS You scar tissue looks different now.

Dav.



Sorry, my mistake. I now realise Big Country didn'...

2006-08-01T15:24:00.000+01:00

Sorry, my mistake. I now realise Big Country didn't ever do any uninspired laddish early-mid 80s guitarry songs with large and meaningless choruses.

But - stretch your imagination here - just *if* they had, and had been given too much money and taken themselves far far too seriously, well...


Best blog-comment ever?



we could go on forever. i cant be bothered anymore...

2006-07-21T16:24:00.000+01:00

we could go on forever. i cant be bothered anymore. i am sure you think soemthing similar.



when you hinteder, plainly stated actually.their m...

2006-07-21T03:27:00.000+01:00

when you hinteder, plainly stated actually.their music couldnt be described as laddish or guitary eh?In a sense it could, yes. But it wouldn't qualify for the other adjectives you've chosen to discard, such as 'uninspired' and 'meaningless'. I'll take the fact you don't object to those descriptions of Simple Fucking Minds as an admission of their accuracy.you said before that you hate 80's bands.No I didn't. Unless you are so dimwitted that you don't understand irony, anyway. i guess you must be peeved that simple minds sold some recordsYou've said this more than once. Without me ever having said or even hinted at anything of the sort. Rearrange the following into a well-known phrase or saying: at, straws, clutching.i just dont remember the ramones very well at all. Too much time spent listening to Genesis and Simple Fucking Minds would be enough to make anyone's mind lose faculty and glaze over in a desperate bid for self-preservation. It's a common thing with people subjected to extreme personal trauma.maybe what you were seeing is choreographyExactly. Premeditated look-at-me gestures dressed up as solidartiy and concern. If that doesn't get someone nominated for Arrogant Nobshiner of The Year then I don't know what does.anyway that choreography is long ago in the past and i am sure they were just listening to people like their manager when they decided to do that kind of thing.So you move from defending it to conceding its brazen shiteness, and somehow think that you can convince someone of their worth while conceding their gestures are acting as the staged puppets of other people. Not a solid argument, I have to say.so they are ill informed?yepwho knows?Jesus fuckin wept, anonyperson, try reading what I've already said and understanding it. Maybe then you won't have to ask for answers that have already been given to you.I even pre-empted this one: "And I know that, my dear anonyfriend, from the pompous interviews such as the one quoted previously."Really, your inability to comprehend what's going on doesn't add credibility to your claims of understanding intelligence in music. You're so not doing yourself any favours in that department.no more than anyone else who decides to sing about such issues.Mm-hmm. Jim Kerr, Billy Bragg, David Rovics, all equally gifted with political knowledge and insight. Sure thing.so you think you can get an idea of what they are really like from interviews but not from the opinions of many people who meet them in person when there is no camera rolling.Are you actually *trying* to make yourself look thick? I said nothing of the sort. I said their political stances were overcontrived and ill-informed. I said 'fine, let them be nice people one to one'. How many times need I repeat it before you grasp the meaning of those two points? Just seeing that they're two separate points would be a start.your hitler comment may be witty or even amusingA foot in both camps, I'd say but it is the kind of answer someone gives when they havent got a proper response to give.Not really, it's a fairly striaghtforward comparison that'd struggle to be seen as abstract enough to be called a metaphor.But nonetheless, I immediately went on to give a fuller answer. It's the one I just repeated above. Can you understand it yet?if they were big headed ego maniacs as you seem to think then it would shine through when people meet them. infact they probably wouldnt bother talking to fans at all.Why do y[...]



laddish, guitary? well when you hinted that what y...

2006-07-20T16:20:00.000+01:00

laddish, guitary? well when you hinted that what you like was on this page i did come across the ramones. assuming you do like them i guess their music couldnt be described as laddish or guitary eh? you said before that you hate 80's bands. well they may have started in the 70's but most of their music seems to have been made in the 80's. so are they a 80's band? i guess you must be peeved that simple minds sold some records and they didnt. granted i may be mistaken there but i just dont remember the ramones very well at all. their music isnt my thing but i dont really have much bad to say about them.i am sure big country had all the money they needed. so why is it that you think simple minds take themselves too seriously? what is wrong with wanting to write songs about what is going on in the world? remembering your point about jim kerr wondering how high his fist should be. well maybe what you were seeing is choreography. they always want to make the best show possible and mainly in the late 80's they did have some choreographed moves. so what. anyway that choreography is long ago in the past and i am sure they were just listening to people like their manager when they decided to do that kind of thing.do you know what the song big sleep is about? if you do then your opinion that they are shallow and meaningless and all take is proved wrong by songs like this.so they are ill informed? who knows?, but no more than anyone else who decides to sing about such issues.so you think you can get an idea of what they are really like from interviews but not from the opinions of many people who meet them in person when there is no camera rolling.your hitler comment may be witty or even amusing but it is the kind of answer someone gives when they havent got a proper response to give. if they were big headed ego maniacs as you seem to think then it would shine through when people meet them. infact they probably wouldnt bother talking to fans at all. you seem to think they have the same kind of arrogance and self importance that someone like madonna has, assuming you believe what is said about her.with prince i only go by what i hear on tv and radio coz i dont have any of his records. to be fair most acts do what he does and pretty much stay the same record after record. come on though he does sound like he has had his testicles removed doesnt he?bands who want to impress rather than inspire? firstly replace the word impress with wanting to give the best show they can and secondly if a bands purpose is to inspire then how big headed is that? inspire to do what anyway? it is only music. if the audience enjoy themselves and like the music isnt that enough? if they are made to think by the lyrics then great but it isnt necessary really. anyway whether you like the songs or not people hearing the likes of mandela day or belfast child are still likely to go away and think about those issues.presume you mean financially? well i guess i did. so what other way do they take? well perhaps enjoyment from seeing the audience go away happy. knowing that even if they dont sell millions of records any more that the majority who do buy their records gain enjoyment from them. what is so bad about that? you cant be in a rock band and not have some degree of ego. i guess you think acts like prince dont have a big ego then? ok, prince versus simple minds, do you really think simple minds are the most big head[...]