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my my my how times have changed



I thought George Michael died of HIV in the late 80s, early 90s

MANDELA EFFECT?

dude died in 2016!!!
GM is my all time favorite male singer and this is one of my all time favorite songs. It doesn't get much better than this...




This is one of those songs where after first listening to it dozens, if not hundreds, of times, like a drug, the emotional impact of the song finally started fading, my mind started hooking into the lyrics and I was like, "hey, whaddyaknow, this is a really well written song."

When I kill a song so much that it stops affecting me emotionally, I just have to stop listening to it for at least a month and when I come back to it, it's almost like hearing it again for the first time. I've never really felt the need to do drugs because music is my drug.
Two great Christmas songs I listen to year round because I care infinitely more about the music than the lyrics...








Both songs are superb examples of the incredible power of music. My love for both these songs have absolutely nothing to do with the lyrics. 30 years after first hearing them, they still have the ability to interrupt whatever I'm doing and pull me into the mood and emotion that they both brilliantly convey; otherworldly nostalgia for A Spaceman... and upbeat rhythm for ...Babylon.
(10-20-2019 09:11 PM)pug-thug Wrote: [ -> ]I thought George Michael died of HIV in the late 80s, early 90s

MANDELA EFFECT?

dude died in 2016!!!

No, that was Freddie Mercury you're thinking of. 1991.



Freddie Mercury is obviously an original, and I never thought GM could pull off a rock song with authority but I was pleasantly surprised at how well he covered Somebody To Love...




(10-20-2019 11:27 PM)Dick Tater Wrote: [ -> ]Freddie Mercury is obviously an original, and I never thought GM could pull off a rock song with authority but I was pleasantly surprised at how well he covered Somebody To Love...



That was a great performance.
(10-20-2019 11:09 PM)The Diet Butcher Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-20-2019 09:11 PM)pug-thug Wrote: [ -> ]I thought George Michael died of HIV in the late 80s, early 90s

MANDELA EFFECT?

dude died in 2016!!!

No, that was Freddie Mercury you're thinking of. 1991.




no not freddie

I just thought he'd been dead for a long time

i never saw him in the news ever

it was just a case of false memory that I had for some reason
(10-20-2019 11:57 PM)The Diet Butcher Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-20-2019 11:27 PM)Dick Tater Wrote: [ -> ]Freddie Mercury is obviously an original, and I never thought GM could pull off a rock song with authority but I was pleasantly surprised at how well he covered Somebody To Love...



That was a great performance.

wonderful performance
Prince, George Michael & Michael Jackson; 3 mega talents in music history, and IMO, part of the reason that made the 80s one of the best decades ever for music.

IMO, GM was the most underrated of the 3 and the best songwriter by a long way. Technically, Prince probably had the best overall voice of the 3 but GM had the purest tone. Prince was probably the most talented overall with Michael Jackson obviously the best dancer by a country mile. Toss up between MJ and Prince as to who put on the better live shows. I've seen a few of GM's live shows and was never impressed. In a word; lazy.

Sadly, all 3 are now dead, all 3 had major problems with their record labels, and at least 2 of their deaths were highly suspicious. Whether the last two points are related is anybody's guess.









I wonder if there will ever be an entertainer to top MJ's pop dancing skills and showmanship without being an obvious knockoff. I doubt I'll see it in my lifetime.
Prince was talented but imo didn't have truly CLASSIC songs like QUEEN or even GM had

thanks for sharing
times have changed SO MUCH since the 80's

today's world is BIZARRO LAND

FULL STOP
(10-21-2019 09:31 PM)pug-thug Wrote: [ -> ]Prince was talented but imo didn't have truly CLASSIC songs like QUEEN or even GM had

thanks for sharing

Yeah, Prince's hits to total songs ratio is truly abysmal. It took decades because I'm not really a fan of Mercury's tone but I now have more songs by Queen on my playlist (6) than Prince (4). Over the years, I found myself cutting out Prince songs that IMO, don't stand the test of time while Queen kept growing on me.
(10-21-2019 09:31 PM)pug-thug Wrote: [ -> ]times have changed SO MUCH since the 80's

today's world is BIZARRO LAND

FULL STOP

IMO...
70 & 80s best for music - now, much of it is unlistenable
90s best for movies - now, much of it is unwatchable
00s best for porn - now, much of it is off the deep end. They're trying to normalize scat.
10s best for cars. Bone stock production cars doing 0 to 60 in 3 sec and 10 & 11 sec quarter miles. Unbelievable.
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