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Bob Geldof – trying to keep up with the Bonos
Canada Free Press ^ | June 28, 2005 | Arthur Weinreb

Posted on 06/28/2005 7:48:03 AM PDT by MikeEdwards

Since the announcement of the Live 8 concerts to raise awareness of Africa’s plight amongst world leaders (as if they don’t already know about it) Irish rocker Sir Bob Geldof has shown one thing -- he’s no Bono.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobgeldof; bono; g8; live8; liveaid

1 posted on 06/28/2005 7:48:04 AM PDT by MikeEdwards
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To: MikeEdwards

"no no Bob - you're not supposed to keep up with SONNY Bono - Bob B-(splat!) uh nevermind)


2 posted on 06/28/2005 7:49:33 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: MikeEdwards

I can't stand any of those self-important do-gooder limousine liberal pop "icons." They are all vastly overrated musicians too.


3 posted on 06/28/2005 7:51:20 AM PDT by veronica (Mimes and clowns are weird...)
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To: MikeEdwards

Ironic that the other members of Geldofs band, The Boomtown Rats, are suing Geldof for unpaid royalites.

http://www.undercover.com.au/news/2005/jun05/20050616_boomtownrats.html


4 posted on 06/28/2005 7:55:59 AM PDT by I-spy-guy (The European Union... ignoring the blindingly obvious since 9 May 1950)
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To: I-spy-guy

Maybe he should a "royaltyaid" concert instead.


5 posted on 06/28/2005 7:58:27 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland ("Consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
There's a certain quality to this year's begathon for Africa that betrays the fact that people do not care, and are sick of the perennial plight of Africa. I won't be watching. Unless, of course, ZZ Top is playing.
6 posted on 06/28/2005 8:05:04 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right, but never in doubt.)
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To: camle
Mary's still looking downright succulent...glad she's my rep.


7 posted on 06/28/2005 8:07:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Like a fool, I looked up from 'neath the tree as the bird chirped...Vogelspooren)
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To: MikeEdwards
I liked Geldof in "The Wall". Good flick!
8 posted on 06/28/2005 8:14:16 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: ErnBatavia

Wow! She's certainly no Cher ;)


9 posted on 06/28/2005 8:14:56 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: MikeEdwards
After all they’re getting a free concert and can take solace in the fact that they can delude themselves that Africa will somehow be better off after next weekend.

Gosh, I thought Sir Bob fixed Africa in the 80s. Not exactly following up on his work the last 20 years, was he?

10 posted on 06/28/2005 8:52:01 AM PDT by meowmeow (Gardeners for Global Warming)
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Whatever you think about U2 they have had about 20 years of consistent gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums and also are among the top five money makers on summer tours year after year.

The Boomtown Rats had one or two hit songs in the early eighties.

Geldoff is no Bono.


11 posted on 06/28/2005 9:56:11 AM PDT by Jack Black
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