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Finally.......a 'prog rock' album your girlfriend will like!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Finally.......a 'prog rock' album your girlfriend will like! Reply with quote

"Finally.......a 'prog rock' album your girlfriend will like!" so sayeth the new frontpage of the FD website.

She might, I suppose, but as my wife loves Marillion, Frost, Kino and Porcupine Tree I think I'll stick with her! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree with your comment. I find it offensive that FD has the audacity to insinuate that women are, by virtue of their femininity, unable to like & appreciate prog rock. All in all it not a very progressive attitude & suggests that FD really is stuck in the stone age with his view on womens musical appreciation.
'Whole new world out there' Frank - catch up!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top Hats & Dog Collar wrote:
Totally agree with your comment. I find it offensive that FD has the audacity to insinuate that women are, by virtue of their femininity, unable to like & appreciate prog rock. All in all it not a very progressive attitude & suggests that FD really is stuck in the stone age with his view on womens musical appreciation.
'Whole new world out there' Frank - catch up!


Do you not think it might be tongue-in-chee.k?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I appreciate that FD's comments may be or are tongue-in-chee.k but for that to work well the sarcasm must be subtle. But his recent comments, during and after his recent UK tour, would indicate that his grasp of subtlety, when it comes to humour, is akin to a Celtic shirt.

While my original post did, I hope, gently point fun at another of FD's comments I was tempted to write a more condemnatory post along similar lines to the splendidly cogent reply from Top Hats. I agree that there is a patronising element in the way he is addressing fans, and potential female fans in this case.

"Finally...a 'prog album' your girlfriend will like!" may be a simple, silly statement but there is implied meanings on many levels. Whilst it does imply that women are unable to appreciate what the rest of the world knows as prog rock, it also suggests that they can only appreciate his New Progressive version, which isn't really prog, hence his use of inverted commas and the use of the word finally. Even the use of "will" instead of "may" reinforces this textual interpretation.

If you think this is all a bit too deep give a few thoughts to his name for his current house concerts tour "It Bites and the Human Ego". Self-referential?

Textual analysis is such fun!

PS. Why does the word "chee.k", when correctly written, become "star" when previewed and submitted?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wsg wrote:

PS. Why does the word "chee.k", when correctly written, become "star" when previewed and submitted?


That's to avoid any offence that may be taken by reading the word bumstar Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My gaff. Thereís a word filter (star) for c**k and the asterisks appear to be treated as wildcards. Iíll fix it.

B xx Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: funny Reply with quote

I sense this thread getting funny...... Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

batchain wrote:
My gaff. Thereís a word filter (star) for c**k and the asterisks appear to be treated as wildcards. Iíll fix it.

B xx Smile


What's the big deal about saying "cook"?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandgrown wrote:
batchain wrote:
My gaff. Thereís a word filter (star) for c**k and the asterisks appear to be treated as wildcards. Iíll fix it.

B xx Smile


What's the big deal about saying "cook"?


I was thinking 'Cork' but that's my wine fixated brain for you Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..or "conk" but that's probably offensive to Romans...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always find that a nice word on these occasions is Scunthorpe !
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah , if Typhoo put the T in Britain , who put the .... in Scunthorpe Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is that the place where Betty Swallocks lives? Wink Very Happy

ps
my girlfriend don't like the album!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marillionkb5 wrote:
I always find that a nice word on these occasions is Scunthorpe !


i know a guy from scunthorpe called eddie stooodleburger Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cardiacs wrote:
marillionkb5 wrote:
I always find that a nice word on these occasions is Scunthorpe !


i know a guy from scunthorpe called eddie stooodleburger Smile

Who keeps sending me friend requests on FB. Who the hell is he?
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