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To think Sir Bob n Midge should just write another flippin' song?

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MrsCurrent Mon 10-Nov-14 22:45:07

No denying the original was, and still is awesome. Round 2, with Kylie n Jase et al, not the original but hey, it was still ok. Round 3, the biggest Christmas cringe going, that rap... had me screaming at the tv 10 years ago and now. they. are. doing. it. again. To add insult to injury they're having one friggin' direction on it.

Aibu? We are massively into Christmas in this house but this I can't abide, am I just bah humbug or should sir Bob n Midge be using their massive talent to bring us something new to sing along to instead of letting a classic be murdered again?

asmallandnoisymonkey Mon 10-Nov-14 22:47:57

I can't bear that idiot and wish he would just bugger off and give 90% of his money to charity rather than ask everyone else for their dosh. Most people give to charities when and if they can afford it and don't need some out of touch twit harping on at them about buying yet another crappy single that's sung by people they couldn't care less about

Mrsjayy Mon 10-Nov-14 22:54:13

My heart sunk when I heard band aid 30 jesus wept no bob just no 1 direction meh

Discopanda Tue 11-Nov-14 00:59:10

Oh God, that sounds bloody awful!

Enjorasdream Tue 11-Nov-14 09:04:12

I wish they could erase all of them. There's something I find really offensive about watching a room of pissed up people (having spent lots of £££'s on booze and food) singing 'do they know it's Christmas' . It is beyond Irony. I realise that is not a common opinion, but I would rather just donate without lining the pockets of record executives and building the egos of pop stars.

LittleBearPad Tue 11-Nov-14 09:06:24

There was a third one? I must have blanked that from my memory. YAnbu.

Stupidhead Tue 11-Nov-14 09:13:06

I suppose it'll stop Simon Cowell hogging the #1 this year.

- desperately trying to look for silver linings here... -

Scholes34 Tue 11-Nov-14 09:16:48

Watching the original 30 years ago, huddled round someone's black and white portable in a student room, blew us away. It's a tired concept now - a bit like watching the newsreaders dance on Children in Need.

quietbatperson Tue 11-Nov-14 11:00:57

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pissinmy2shoes Tue 11-Nov-14 11:03:26

it was off its time
they need to move on, since then there have been way too many off these kind of charity singles===

Euphemia Tue 11-Nov-14 11:07:49

The original song and video reeked of being hastily cobbled together, but that was the point. Along with Live Aid, you thought "Wow, look what you can achieve when there's an urgent need."

That's not where we are now. Do something new.

jay55 Tue 11-Nov-14 11:19:32

No one is stopping someone else coming up with something new, today's musicians could write something and say it's alright Bob we've got it. But they don't so it falls to Bob and Midge again.

Frogme Tue 11-Nov-14 11:25:21

At least they are doing something. What are you doing op?

Springheeled Tue 11-Nov-14 11:49:59

The original had really fun energy and goodwill around it, it was novel and tapped into people's emotional reaction to the images coming from Ethiopia at the time.
Subsequently, diminishing appeal every time.
But I hear it's going to be updated?
It's a chance to get rid of some of the dafter lyrics- no rain or rivers? Christmas time?
Maybe the new lyrics will mention the amazing contribution of health workers from Cuba?! www.who.int/features/2014/cuban-ebola-team/en/

partialderivative Tue 11-Nov-14 12:06:17

I can't bear that idiot and wish he would just bugger off and give 90% of his money to charity rather than ask everyone else for their dosh.

You may not like his personality noiseymonkey , but I fail to see how you can call him an idiot. He has done more to raise the awareness in the UK of poverty and famine in Africa and elsewhere that pretty much anyone else.

Do people really think that the amount of money that has been raised could have been done without his efforts.

MrsCurrent Tue 11-Nov-14 12:59:51

Ok glad I'm not alone on being a grump on this one!

As for what I do, if I didn't work full time with 2 small children I would absolutely give more than the few of hours a week voluntary work I can squeeze in at the mo.

Rantymop Tue 11-Nov-14 13:06:31

Are they going to wheel out fucking Bono again to sing his line?

Stupidhead Tue 11-Nov-14 13:07:39

Haha @ Ranty!
God I hope not confused

LittleBearPad Tue 11-Nov-14 14:07:49

I think its mandatory Ranty. Didn't he have a strop on the second or third one I can't remember when someone else was going to do it.

fluffyraggies Tue 11-Nov-14 14:14:01

Thirty years? THIRTY?? T.H.I.R.T.Y years you say?

...........

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

<misses point of thread>

Mrsjayy Tue 11-Nov-14 14:18:13

Bono did that stupid whispery thing on his bit on band aid 20 . I know 30 frigging years shock

Nokidsnoproblem Tue 11-Nov-14 14:38:25

I wonder if Russell Brand will show up?

noddyholder Tue 11-Nov-14 14:43:18

I really hate it when people say celebrities or the wealthy in general should just give all their money away to various charities/causes. It is not the responsibility of just the wealthy it is about everyone doing their bit according to what they can afford so that we all feel a responsibility to give to those less fortunate if we can. having said that geldof gets on my nerves!

secretsquirrels Tue 11-Nov-14 15:25:28

shock
Good grief after the year poor Bob has had that he can still do this is unbelievable. He did say he doesn't care if you don't like it or listen to it, just buy it.
Bob Geldof was never the greatest commercial success in the world and I don't believe he makes money out of this kind of thing.

CaptainJaneSafeway Tue 11-Nov-14 15:37:04

I had the same sinking feeling - not because they want to do a charity song, lovely, just not THAT SONG AGAIN uuurrrrggh. It made me cringe from the start.

Because no, they don't know or care that it's Christmas, well most of them don't, and even if they are Christians, well it's really not the main issue is it?

No there "won't be snow in Africa" generally speaking, unless you are on top of Kilimanjaro, but what's that got to do with anything!!!

"Nothing ever grows, no rain or rivers flow" this really pisses me off, it's bollocks like this that contributes to the western view of Africa as an uncivilised wasteland. Yes, there was a drought and there are and have been other problems but Africa as a whole is not some kind of dried out black pit! Bet you drink their wine and eat their green beans don't you? Arrgh.

I agree, just write another song and get someone with a leetle bit of knowledge about Africa to write the lyrics this time.

A song that actually educated us about Africa might be interesting.

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