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Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 12 Apr 2013 21:45

lmao Maggie...thinking cap back on then? :-D

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 12 Apr 2013 21:43

As I said on another thread, over 20 years ago, when my children realised you choose the music you wanted played at a funeral, they decided it should be played at MY funeral. I agreed as long as 'Stairway to Heaven' by Rolf Harris (and I've got the CD) was also played.

Now I feel I've been usurped :-|

Kay????

Kay???? Report 12 Apr 2013 21:14


Agree Muffs,





in all honesty the public *outrage* has done these people good as it caused th desired reaction,,,,,,,and the public fall right into their hands so to speak,,,,they are like naughty kids,,,react and it draws the attention they want.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 12 Apr 2013 20:48

I think they may just as well play the whole thing..it's only about 50 odd seconds long in the first place lolololol

Kay????

Kay???? Report 12 Apr 2013 20:45

Oh Maggie,,,,It was disgraceful that record......... ;-) :-D :-D :-D :-D,

trouble was hardly anyone knew French so had no idea of the words,,,,,,, :-D.it was a case of,,,,if the beep say so it must be dreadful and not for human ears,,,,,, :-D

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 12 Apr 2013 20:35

Seems daft to ban it. Anyone likely to be offended is hardly likely to be listening to Radio 1 on a Sunday afternoon.

Most people listening won't care either way.

It's been playing on the BBC news channel this evening so it would be hypocritical for it not to be played on Sunday.

Storm in a teacup. It really doesn't matter in the great scale of things.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 12 Apr 2013 20:02

Remember when 'Je t'aime.....moi non plus' was banned?
To my mind purely because of someone's dirty mind.
Now the intro is played on adverts!!

Joeva

Joeva Report 12 Apr 2013 19:07

Kay ????

The BBC usually play the whole of the number one record of the week, in this case they have decided to play just 5 seconds just so to show, maybe, that they haven't banned it. :-S

Kay????

Kay???? Report 12 Apr 2013 17:31


The BBC have no connection with the charts,,,,,the downloaders I'm sure wont be bothered about the beep not playing it,,,,

Its hit the charts, to them that will be a cause of celebration as they have given it a chart slot.

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 12 Apr 2013 17:26

I think that as long as they make no connection with the demise of Mrs Thatcher,in the broadcast,

its just another "song"


Mind you I guess that most of us have songs/tunes that remind us of occurences in our past???

Joeva

Joeva Report 12 Apr 2013 17:09



The BBC have decided to play 4-5 seconds of the record it has been decided today.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 12 Apr 2013 13:20

I am (obviously) against 'hate speech" used to incite violence against, or hatred of, any group or individual based on race, colour or creed etc, but I'm not really in favour of censorship generally.

I've just been looking at the headline

"Chilling images from inside the mass indoctrination ceremonies where communist 'cult' leaders poison North Korea's children"....

I am pretty sure that censorship of any alternative view is total there. Free speech and the right to have alternate views is essential to democracy, whether one agrees with them or not, it is necessary to have the option to think for ones self.

No one has to listen to the charts this week if they object to the song any more than I have to watch any programme about Mrs Thatcher :-)

Barbara

Barbara Report 12 Apr 2013 13:20

As you say Muffyxx, I can't remember when I last listed to the top 40 either - however, somehow I think there may well be more listeners this week just to see what happens.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 12 Apr 2013 13:03

I agree with Mau on this, don,t like how this song
Is used re MT.

Like Det said Muffy your dad raised a good point.

As I have no control on what is written in the papers
or shown on TV or broadcast on the radio I choose
what I want to read or hear about, my own form of censorship.

Emma

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 12 Apr 2013 12:50

Who didn't like Frankie's 'Relax'?

This was the group's debut single and was banned by the BBC in 1984 while at number six in the charts and subsequently topped the UK singles chart for five consecutive weeks, ultimately becoming the seventh best-selling UK single of all time

BBC over the years have censored lots of things in this so called free society,giving the reason as being mostly on 'moral grounds',and we all know of various acts/comedians etc....of course lots were in different eras and when there were different standards....
The BBC organisation is still respected (mostly) world wide and has to think of certain guidances.

I don't like this song being used in the way it is BUT afraid it's all too easy for some to download it...don't even have to trip to the record store..... :-|

Dermot

Dermot Report 12 Apr 2013 12:29

"Censorship of a language is an excuse to prevent a 'perceived' hurt".

I really hope that Lady Thatcher's funeral is not exploited by anyone in any fashion.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 12 Apr 2013 12:13

Just had a look around online and it seems according to Guido Fawkes' blog... *shareholders in the multi-national corporations EMI Feist, and their owner, Sony who bought it from Citi, the world’s largest bank, in a £2.5 billion deal*… will be the ones to get the royalties....

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Apr 2013 11:58

wish I did :-D

SheilaWestWilts

SheilaWestWilts Report 12 Apr 2013 11:31

This is an old song from a 'fairy story'. Therefore it is not offensive in itself. If people want to associate it with a certain person, that's up to them. I find it a bit pathetic and pointless, but not offensive (to me anyway). I think the BBC should just keep schtum and let the 'hysteria' pass. BTW who has the copyright for the song??

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 12 Apr 2013 11:28

:-D :-D :-D :-D I can't remember the last time I listened to the top forty on the radio Kay !!!!!...probably sometime during the early 90s :-S :-D :-D :-D :-D