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Really moving interview with Bob Geldof re Paula etc

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Hassled Sun 26-Jun-11 19:46:29


I've always been a bit ambivalent about Saint Bob - on the one hand a Living Deity, on the other hand a bit of a git. But this just makes me think - well, poor guy. And I love him for the bit at the end of the article:
"Finally he appeals to those who suffer with "Geldof fatigue" by saying: "Well, imagine what's it like being him.""

Jellykat Sun 26-Jun-11 20:25:08

Yes that is nice to finally read, i always liked Paula Yates and thought the stuff that happened was horrifically sad.

Not entirely convinced though, he did become a figurehead for Fathers for justice, and fight Michael Hutchence parents' for custody of their grandchild.
I also remember a story of Paula Yates becoming so pissed off with him that she threw a brick through his window, i always wondered why...

Admittedly he's not as bad as Bono, but of similar ilk.

Hassled Sun 26-Jun-11 21:07:22

I hadn't realised he'd fought the grandparents for custody. I suppose the motivation was keeping the sisters together.

When I was a teenager Bob and Paula were such a glamourous couple - I was a bit in love with them both.

Monty27 Sun 26-Jun-11 21:09:55

I met him in a very down to earth restaurant in the countryside once, he came up and spoke to us, he was very pleasant I have to say. (I got a bit star struck and couldn't speak blush)

wimpybar Sun 26-Jun-11 21:13:10

his biography is really good and i really feel bad for him and paula.

i really liked her alot, it was like a fling with michael that probably would have been all over by now and she would be back with bob, if the inevitable hadn't happend sad

Jellykat Sun 26-Jun-11 21:17:08

Yes that was why he did it..

Did you ever see the Michael H interview she did on the bed on Big Breakfast? Blimey o' reilly - Talk about love at first sight!

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