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Posted by tergivert (U14960665) on Thursday, 8th September 2011
I'm a regular listener of the Freak and Freakier Zones, but hadn't listened to the former this week when I heard the module of the University of the Strange was called Failures. I prefer Stuart's upbeat, supportive comments about bands instead of somebody taking down people who are trying very hard and, often, doing a very good job.
However, as the father of a diabetic I was shocked to read a blog alleging there had been offensive remarks about a woman dying of complications of diabetes, and even more shocked when I listened to the remarks. Here's the post - what do you think?
Posted by marcush (U14547967) on Saturday, 10th September 2011
He was stating a fact she had diabetes and was a heavy drinker which exacerbate her condition. Drinking does that. That was a fair comment, my Grandad was a diabetic and drank himself basically to death. I am too stating a fact.
Regarding his remark about the heaven bit, not to sure myself. Must have some chip on his shoulder about her. Mind you there are plenty of musicians which god (?) would grimace at.
About Profound Failures. Lets face it some musicians try too hard or take themselves far to seriously. Depends what you mean by failures? Failure in career but retrospectively wise their music/album becomes a treasured e.g Trees - On the shore, Bogshed - Step on it, Nick Drake - all albums.
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