Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html en-gb 30 Sat 27 Dec 2014 01:26:19 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html U11655018 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html?page=85#comment6 Yikes, don't mess with the Quo, purveyors of Heads Down No Nonsense Mindless Boogie, they're worse than Star Wars fanatics Tue 27 May 2008 17:17:01 GMT+1 Pete http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html?page=71#comment5 All I can say is - are you after a job at "the Sun" or "News of the World" - becuse with writing and interview techniques like the two of you have - I think you would fit right in... Sun 25 May 2008 13:04:43 GMT+1 macgilleleabhar http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html?page=57#comment4 I know who Robert Burns was but who were Pauline Mc Lean and the sad old man with the mastication problem? Sat 24 May 2008 22:16:29 GMT+1 amicusalba http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html?page=42#comment3 Eh? - I wonder what nationalistic pipe Pauline was smoking or was it just to conjure a (non) story.I also bet that there is hardly a Scot that could give you a recital of Burns from memory. Sat 24 May 2008 13:43:19 GMT+1 newtownboy72 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html?page=28#comment2 Love reading your work - even from Australia! Keep up the good work! Sat 24 May 2008 12:12:32 GMT+1 digitalpuppy http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html?page=14#comment1 I dont think Pauline McLean bothered to watch this interview. She has tried to 'hype' the story saying Francis Rossi was "grumpy and defensive". Well, he didnt look it! What she fails to realise is that despite Tim Reid asking some inane questions, what she got was humorous, yes, but more importantly, Francis Rossi giving an extremely good interview and being honest and serious in his answers. This is a very good result for her/Tim Reid, and neither of them, it would appear, has picked up on that. So why hype it eh?? Sat 24 May 2008 04:58:49 GMT+1 gpod17 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/05/challenging_the_status_quo.html?page=0#comment0 In this interview Rossi isn't being defensive or grumpy, he's taking the mickey - unless you are a Quo fan you won't understand Rossi's humour. Quo have been berated by all sections of the press, so why should he have to justify himself in an interview ( especially when the interviewer asks the same question half a dozen times! ). Most bands these days couldn't lace Quo's boots. What other band tours for 7 months of the year, every year? Yes, they are out to make a living but they don't rip their fans off unlike most of the "legendary" acts these days. Nobody in the press ever mentions the amount of charity work they do, it's much easier to take cheap shots at a band who still manage to fill venues and produce quality material after 40 years. It's no wonder they do so few interviews. Fri 23 May 2008 22:05:25 GMT+1