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(Canada.com)   Radio DJ plays "Money For Nothing" despite ban. Tag is for DJ right now, but would apply to Canadian Broadcast Standards Council if they expanded the ban to all Dire Straits songs   (canada.com ) divider line
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2011-02-08 10:14:10 AM  
Why do Canadians hate millionaires with jet airplanes?

Damn socialists.
 
2011-02-08 10:46:31 AM  
Eh, go listen your Justin Bieber, submitter, and leave real music to people who aren't tone deaf and mentally deficient.
 
2011-02-08 10:55:02 AM  
Shut your whore mouth about Dire Straits, smitty.
 
2011-02-08 11:44:12 AM  
How the hell did Mulligan end up there or is this more of a side venture?
 
2011-02-08 11:56:26 AM  
"Sultans of Swing" is a great an awesome song.
 
2011-02-08 11:59:44 AM  
Having nothing better to do today, FARK.com allows 2 submissions that have nothing to do with The Daily Mail.

\Who's taking a damn kickback, as is sure as hell isn't the Fark Users.
 
2011-02-08 12:00:20 PM  

bulsd: Having nothing better to do today, FARK.com allows 2 submissions that have nothing to do with The Daily Mail.

\Who's taking a damn kickback, as is sure as hell isn't the Fark Users.


Sorry, Didnt mean to threadjack, and Dire Straits should always be allowed to play on the radio.
 
2011-02-08 12:01:09 PM  
I had no idea that song was banned at all. After reading TFA it says it was banned for use of the word "Faggot". For the life of me I can't remember that being in the song at all.
 
2011-02-08 12:04:46 PM  
Men should not be allowed to wear mink coats.
 
2011-02-08 12:07:07 PM  
If you don't like "So Far Away", you're an inhuman slime.
 
2011-02-08 12:07:37 PM  
Everyone has the right to their own opinion. Mine is that MORE Dire Strait songs should be played on the radio. Mark Knopfler is an awesome guitarist. Need more talent on the airwaves, not more autotune.
 
2011-02-08 12:09:43 PM  
Mark Knoplfer really is a "faggot", so he's allowed to use that word. Right?
 
2011-02-08 12:11:19 PM  
the CBSC is just working on getting up to the level of fail that is most of the Human Rights Commissions in various Canadian provinces. Instead of focusing on actual discrimination and hate crimes they are a bunch of bureaucratic jackasses with zero over sight who just love to stifle free speech.
 
2011-02-08 12:11:39 PM  
That little subby with the earing and his make-up
Yeah buddy, shoot him in the head.
That little subby got a blow-up boyfriend
That little subby puts his spunk in there

Kill yourself.
 
2011-02-08 12:12:17 PM  
First of all, fark OFF, Dire Straits kicks major ass...

Second, had no idea there was any sort of controversy around "Money for Nothing", specially around "Political Correctness"...

/Life is offensive, man up and deal with it.
 
2011-02-08 12:14:48 PM  
"The people who were gay 25 years ago when the song came out. . . . Were they not offended?" Mulligan asks. "How about 20 or 15 or 10 or 5 years ago. Did they just take the song at face value."

many probably were, but 25 years ago, few would have dared to publicly decry it since the social stigma against them may have cost them their jobs, homes, friends, etc. as for the later time intervals, it's not like the song was played that much until we started getting all these "classic rock" stations playing it five times a weekday.

i like the song, personally. though i wish they hadn't used those lyrics i do understand the artist reasoning behind them.
 
2011-02-08 12:19:00 PM  

DarkPascual: First of all, fark OFF, Dire Straits kicks major ass...

Second, had no idea there was any sort of controversy around "Money for Nothing", specially around "Political Correctness"...

/Life is offensive, man up and deal with it.


caperbear: "The people who were gay 25 years ago when the song came out. . . . Were they not offended?" Mulligan asks. "How about 20 or 15 or 10 or 5 years ago. Did they just take the song at face value."

many probably were, but 25 years ago, few would have dared to publicly decry it since the social stigma against them may have cost them their jobs, homes, friends, etc. as for the later time intervals, it's not like the song was played that much until we started getting all these "classic rock" stations playing it five times a weekday.

i like the song, personally. though i wish they hadn't used those lyrics i do understand the artist reasoning behind them.


There was a controversy 25 years ago. My memory sucks, but I distinctly remember Knopfler (I think it was Knopler) defending the song on MTV. I think he specifically said "the people who complain about this are the same people who complained about the song 'Short People'" or something. Any aged farkers remember anything like this?
 
2011-02-08 12:20:09 PM  
First they came for my Tom Sawyer and I said nothing, then they came for my Dire Straits and I said nothing...
 
2011-02-08 12:21:06 PM  
Dire Straits has a lot of really good songs. And that isn't one of them.

Semi-threadjack... rank your top 3 DS albums, in order of preference.

1. Making Movies
2. s/t first album
3. Love Over Gold
 
2011-02-08 12:22:04 PM  
Dire Straits are awesome. Also, Mark Knopfler's solo work isn't terrible. "Boom, Like That" is a kickass song.
 
2011-02-08 12:25:10 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: There was a controversy 25 years ago. My memory sucks, but I distinctly remember Knopfler (I think it was Knopler) defending the song on MTV. I think he specifically said "the people who complain about this are the same people who complained about the song 'Short People'" or something. Any aged farkers remember anything like this?


Yes, and your recollection is similar to my own. But it wasn't much of a controversy to begin with. People understood, because of the wildly popular video, that it was the persona of some Archie Bunker-type who was saying those things and not Knopfler himself.
 
2011-02-08 12:25:43 PM  
Tunnel of Love is the my favorite tale of doomed love.
 
2011-02-08 12:26:24 PM  
As long as there's no short people round here. Cause they ain't no human beings. That also goes for that firestarter (who couldn't get much higher,) Peaches.

/but seriously folks.
//RELAX.
 
2011-02-08 12:28:39 PM  
FTFA
That said, in a recent survey of Gay Calgary's Alberta readership base, 31 per cent of respondents voted that the song should be banned.


That said, doesn't that mean that 69% DO NOT want it banned ??
 
2011-02-08 12:29:11 PM  

Miker McWop: Mark Knoplfer really is a "faggot", so he's allowed to use that word. Right?


Do his 3 wives know?
 
2011-02-08 12:30:42 PM  
Know how I know Subby is a BEP fan and thinks they put on a great show the other night?

/he don't give a damn for no guitar playin' band
//it aint what he calls auto-tune
 
2011-02-08 12:39:38 PM  
Go fark yourself subby, and take the CBSC with you.

/Brothers in Arms ftw
 
2011-02-08 12:40:36 PM  
Down here the local rock station plays the sanitized version of "Money for Nothing", where all you hear are the instruments instead of the offensive lyrics.
 
2011-02-08 12:41:47 PM  
You shut your whore mouth, subby.
 
2011-02-08 12:42:24 PM  
Live version of "Telegraph Road" is a masterpiece.
 
2011-02-08 12:43:22 PM  
Ironically, Les Boys still allowed in the airwaves.

I love Knopfler, but good lord does that song suck.
 
2011-02-08 12:45:20 PM  

rickycal78: I had no idea that song was banned at all. After reading TFA it says it was banned for use of the word "faggot". For the life of me I can't remember that being in the song at all.


That's because it's not. At least, not in the version that has been played over the radio and on MTV for 25 years, not in the version they sing live and not on their own greatest hits album that they realeased themselves.

Whole thing is much ado about nothing because some radio guy mistakenly played the obscure version instead of the standard version and someone who doesn't understand the song and is afraid of words made a complaint.
 
2011-02-08 12:46:52 PM  
[how about no.jpg]

Sure, maybe less Money for Nothing, but only if you replace it with more Industrial Disease, Skateaway, Southbound Again, Single Handed Sailor, Tunnel of Love, Telegraph Road, Man's too Strong, Brothers in Arms, or even Planet of New Orleans.

/or just about anyting from his solo career
//That is a deal that I can live by
 
2011-02-08 12:47:55 PM  

Miker McWop: Mark Knoplfer really is a "faggot", so he's allowed to use that word. Right?


I remember a story from a guest on Howard Stern many years ago: Dire Straits was on tour and the guest was staying at the same hotel and on the same floor as Knopfler. He was walking by Knopfler's room late one evening/early one morning, and through the door, he could hear the sounds of two people having sex. Then he heard the woman yell out "Make me finish, or I'll kill you!"
 
2011-02-08 12:49:57 PM  
The concert video clip they posted in the article is totally amazing. Knopfler and Clapton on the guitars, Sting doing some vocals, and Phil Collins doing drums, all backed up by a full orchestra and chorus. HOLY shiatE IT RULES
 
2011-02-08 12:51:26 PM  

Thorndyke Barnhard: rickycal78: I had no idea that song was banned at all. After reading TFA it says it was banned for use of the word "faggot". For the life of me I can't remember that being in the song at all.

That's because it's not. At least, not in the version that has been played over the radio and on MTV for 25 years, not in the version they sing live and not on their own greatest hits album that they realeased themselves.

Whole thing is much ado about nothing because some radio guy mistakenly played the obscure version instead of the standard version and someone who doesn't understand the song and is afraid of words made a complaint.


The play the version with that word in it all the time on the radio in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I had no idea that there was another version without that word, although I suppose its not surprising that there is.
 
2011-02-08 12:53:12 PM  

MayoBoy: Miker McWop: Mark Knoplfer really is a "faggot", so he's allowed to use that word. Right?

Do his 3 wives know?


Is he a moslem ??

/perhaps he has grown and shaved a few beards
 
2011-02-08 12:53:37 PM  
They played the song for an hour straight on Edmonton's K97 a couple days after the ban. Not sure why this guy doing it is news.
 
2011-02-08 12:56:07 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: How the hell did Mulligan end up there or is this more of a side venture?


Side venture, I'd say -- although a long running one. He's been hosting Mulligan Stew on CKUA since '95. Linky. (new window)
 
2011-02-08 12:59:25 PM  

rickycal78: I had no idea that song was banned at all. After reading TFA it says it was banned for use of the word "faggot". For the life of me I can't remember that being in the song at all.


If only there was a device to block a snippet of sound before it would go out over the air waves.


sorry if someone already said this
 
2011-02-08 01:00:28 PM  
That little Clampet got his own cement pond.
That little Clampet, he's a millionare.
 
2011-02-08 01:01:28 PM  
CSB time...

I sang Karaoke at a family gathering a few years ago, and I sang Money for Nothing as a request from my brother. It was priceless. I somehow knew no one in my family knew about the "faggot" part in the song, including my brother, so I put a little more emphasis on the word when it came round. Shock and horror did ensue.

On another note, in what world does Dire Straits kick ass? Certainly not this one. Dire Straits are on level with The Eagles or Aerosmith in terms of ass kicking.
 
2011-02-08 01:01:50 PM  
Youtube Mark Kopfler's A Night In London, Subby. That man is a stone cold genius. Best Version of Romeo and Juliet you'll ever hear in the history of ever.

(Also, take a look at Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris singing Why Worry. Gives me goosebumps just typing that sentence.)
 
2011-02-08 01:01:59 PM  

rickycal78: I had no idea that song was banned at all. After reading TFA it says it was banned for use of the word "faggot". For the life of me I can't remember that being in the song at all.


And banned after a single complaint from a listener in St. John's.

Like Newfoundland cares about the sensibilities of minorities.
 
2011-02-08 01:02:09 PM  

Krazikarl: The play the version with that word in it all the time on the radio in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I had no idea that there was another version without that word, although I suppose its not surprising that there is.


They're probably playing it straight off the Brothers in Arms album, but I believe most radio stations play the "radio edit".

I mean considering most radio stations have broadcast standards to adhere to and fines and advertisers to worry about, why would they choose to play the problematic one when the radio edit is right there.
 
2011-02-08 01:08:41 PM  
Just finished listening to the two songs I posted and it reminded me to come back and say one other thing: Shut your whore mouth, Subby. Shut it.
 
2011-02-08 01:09:24 PM  

partridgestorm:
On another note, in what world does Dire Straits kick ass? Certainly not this one.


i697.photobucket.com
 
2011-02-08 01:13:52 PM  

rickycal78: I had no idea that song was banned at all. After reading TFA it says it was banned for use of the word "faggot". For the life of me I can't remember that being in the song at all.


Perhaps they used the word in reference to a bundle of sticks?
 
2011-02-08 01:18:57 PM  

partridgestorm: On another note, in what world does Dire Straits kick ass? Certainly not this one.


Knopfler does not kick ass in the regard of stage presence or putting on a show. He is pretty shy and really does not like the spotlight.

However, his guitar playing, songwriting and overall musicianship is leaps and bounds above the claptrap you typically get on today's airwaves. This is where Knopfler kicks ass.
 
2011-02-08 01:24:15 PM  

Niveras: rickycal78: I had no idea that song was banned at all. After reading TFA it says it was banned for use of the word "faggot". For the life of me I can't remember that being in the song at all.

And banned after a single complaint from a listener in St. John's.

Like Newfoundland cares about the sensibilities of minorities.


Lets be honest, newfies are almost their own minority in this country.

Also, wasn't the CRTC reversing the ban or did they get too caught up trying to fark with my internets?
 
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