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(Wisconsin Gazette)   David Byrne's revisits disco in new musical about Imelda Marcos. Don't cry for her   (wisconsingazette.com) divider line 31
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2013-04-29 09:10:29 AM  
I Want To Put On My My My My My
Many Shoes
 
2013-04-29 09:46:16 AM  
i.imgur.com
The shoes!
 
2013-04-29 10:13:18 AM  
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, This ain't no fooling around.
 
2013-04-29 10:20:55 AM  
Errant apostrophe alert....
 
2013-04-29 10:32:33 AM  
David Byrne's WHAT?
 
2013-04-29 10:32:41 AM  

SpdrJay: Errant apostrophe alert....


It needs to take that s with it when it goes
 
2013-04-29 10:36:25 AM  
May Argentina cry for her?
 
2013-04-29 10:47:11 AM  
Meh, same as it ever was.
 
2013-04-29 10:59:16 AM  

Wellon Dowd: May Argentina cry for her?


Am I missing a joke here or did subby strike out?
 
2013-04-29 10:59:37 AM  
If this is paradise, I wish I had a lawn mower.
 
2013-04-29 10:59:56 AM  
The only problem the show faces now is that it seems to have no visible means of support

/and you have not seen nothing yet
 
2013-04-29 11:08:14 AM  
The album came out on April 6, 2010
 
2013-04-29 11:22:27 AM  

Radak: [i.imgur.com image 400x280]
The shoes!


cdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-04-29 11:32:48 AM  
One of the things that came with the Wikileaks release by Julian Assange was this gem, where this b*tch spent millions of US aid money to the Phillipines on a birthday party for her husband.

William Sullivan said he was baffled to see hundreds of troops dress up as women in honour of the Philippine dictator during the party - which lasted a full two days. In a frank assessment he said: 'Every aspect of the occasion was too much, too long and in questionable taste'. For example, all general officers in the armed services were required, as part of the palace floor show, to parade in garish female attire. 'This caused much grumbling among the military hierarchy and wives of service chiefs stood conspicuously in a grim, unsmiling phalanx. Although Imelda was responsible, the president seemed to enjoy it and appeared unaware of the negative vibrations among his courtiers, especially the senior military, upon whom so much of his future programs will depend. Only the Marcos children, to their credit, appeared embarrassed by the display. In Ambassador Sullivan's opinion, the whole affair was a 'saccharine suffusion of sycophancy which reminded me unhappily of the heydays of Sukarno and Shianouk', a reference to brutal former leaders of Indonesia and Cambodia.

Quotes by Imelda Marcos:
Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defense, anything goes.
If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are.
Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.
You know, not even your British Queen is called just Elizabeth - she's Elizabeth the Second. There's only one Imelda.
They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.


lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com

And now some idiot rocker is fixing to make a hero out of her. Using disco music. This is proof that there is a God. And it hates us.
 
2013-04-29 11:35:49 AM  

Radak: [i.imgur.com image 400x280]
The shoes!


Link
 
2013-04-29 11:39:53 AM  

varmitydog: [lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com image 362x293]

And now some idiot rocker is fixing to make

a hero out of her. Using disco music. This is proof that there is a God. And it hates us.

This is almost as bad as that Nazi propaganda movie disguised as "comedy." "Coma and join the Nazi party"? Disgusting
 
2013-04-29 11:44:58 AM  

LewDux: varmitydog: [lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com image 362x293]

And now some idiot rocker is fixing to make a hero out of her. Using disco music. This is proof that there is a God. And it hates us.

This is almost as bad as that Nazi propaganda movie disguised as "comedy." "Coma and join the Nazi party"? Disgusting


I think you don't know what you are talking about. At all. Not even a little.
 
2013-04-29 11:52:33 AM  

gshepnyc: LewDux: varmitydog: [lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com image 362x293]

And now some idiot rocker is fixing to make a hero out of her. Using disco music. This is proof that there is a God. And it hates us.

This is almost as bad as that Nazi propaganda movie disguised as "comedy." "Coma and join the Nazi party"? Disgusting

I think you don't know what you are talking about. At all. Not even a little.


LewDux gets a pass; this other dude is trollbait.
 
2013-04-29 12:36:33 PM  
Best description of David Byrne (and the rest of Talking Heads) was that they were all incredibly talented dilettantes, just playing at being rock stars.
 
2013-04-29 12:45:13 PM  

laughin: Wellon Dowd: May Argentina cry for her?
Am I missing a joke here or did subby strike out?


Subby is reaching far, hoping we confuse Argentina with Philippines.
Subby bunted out.
 
2013-04-29 01:00:16 PM  

varmitydog: And now some idiot rocker is fixing to make a hero out of her.


Yes, David Byrne is a dick. True story, bro:

I'm at the movie with my girl. It's nearly sold out. There are two seats to our left, across the aisle - bad seats. David Byrne, with a very young, very cute girlie in tow, walks up during the trailers. He asks, "Would you guys mind moving?", gesturing to the left. In other words, can I have those better seats, because I'm David Byrne, and you take the crappier ones?

I said, "No, David Byrne, I will not move, David Byrne. No, not even for you, David Byrne".

He got huffy and stomped away, rather petulantly. Young girl is following like a puppy, trying to calm him down. I believe he left the theater and didn't return.
 
2013-04-29 02:05:16 PM  

aaronx: The album came out on April 6, 2010


I hate Amazon 1-Click.
 
2013-04-29 02:20:52 PM  
Everyone across Manila hates their stupid neighbor.
 
2013-04-29 02:21:41 PM  

jonnyh: He got huffy and stomped away, rather petulantly.


because he never got the chance to say "Do you know who I am?!"


/I'd be pissed, too.
 
2013-04-29 02:23:42 PM  

aaronx: The album came out on April 6, 2010


Came in here to say this
 
2013-04-29 03:27:27 PM  

BigMax: Everyone across Manila hates their stupid neighbor.


I don't think I have ever met a Filipino that hates Imelda Marcos. That includes Imelda Marcos.

jonnyh:

Yes, David Byrne is a dick. True story, bro:

I'm at the movie with my girl. It's nearly sold out. There are two seats to our left, across the aisle - bad seats. David Byrne, with a very young, very cute girlie in tow, walks up during the trailers. He asks, "Would you guys mind moving?", gesturing to the left. In other words, can I have those better seats, because I'm David Byrne, and you take the crappier ones?

I said, "No, David Byrne, I will not move, David Byrne. No, not even for you, David Byrne".

He got huffy and stomped away, rather petulantly. Young girl is following like a puppy, trying to calm him down. I believe he left the theater and didn't return.


I find that story difficult to believe. I'm not saying you are fibbing but you MUST have misunderstood him.

Which is pretty easy to do.
 
2013-04-29 03:39:06 PM  

jonnyh: Yes, David Byrne is a dick. True story, bro:

I'm at the movie with my girl. It's nearly sold out. There are two seats to our left, across the aisle - bad seats. David Byrne, with a very young, very cute girlie in tow, walks up during the trailers. He asks, "Would you guys mind moving?", gesturing to the left. In other words, can I have those better seats, because I'm David Byrne, and you take the crappier ones?

I said, "No, David Byrne, I will not move, David Byrne. No, not even for you, David Byrne".

He got huffy and stomped away, rather petulantly. Young girl is following like a puppy, trying to calm him down. I believe he left the theater and didn't return.


Utterly believable.  He seems like a complete tool.
 
2013-04-29 04:21:32 PM  

varmitydog: And now some idiot rocker is fixing to make a hero out of her. Using disco music. This is proof that there is a God. And it hates us.


Or you could listen to the album that's been out for 3 years now and realize you're just making sh*t up.
 
2013-04-29 08:04:10 PM  

Milo Minderbinder: Best description of David Byrne (and the rest of Talking Heads) was that they were all incredibly talented dilettantes, just playing at being rock stars.


And failing miserably.
 
2013-04-29 10:14:37 PM  
And now some idiot rocker is fixing to make a hero out of her. Using disco music. This is proof that there is a God. And it hates us.

swahnhennessy: Or you could listen to the album that's been out for 3 years now and realize you're just making sh*t up.

Come on, man. Get a frigging grip. Imelda Marcos is a horrible person. Because the Philippines fought side by side with the Americans WWII, the USA made them an independent nation and poured billions into the infrastructure of the Philippine islands. With the rest of Asia in ruins, they had a golden era until the Marcos came along. And she was a big part of their downfall. She stole money earmarked for roads, bridges, hospitals, wells and schools and bought herself every kind of luxury, going all around the world hobnobbing with the rich and famous, going on extravagant shopping excursions and pissing money away on garish parties. The Philippine people finally had enough of them and revolted, and they fled to America where her celebrity buddies welcomed her with open arms, especially after the American courts declared that she could keep all of the 13 billion dollars they stole.

And now that her kids are back in power in the Philippines, she has become this "grand old lady", gushed over by Oprah and the rest of her jet set celebrity buddies---- and a lot of the news/talk show bs artists. And now some twit assclown has the brilliant idea to re-write her life history and put it into a frigging musical, patterning it into a rags to riches story like EVITA and putting it to disco music. Lew Dux was spot on when he compared this POS play to "Springtime for Hitler".

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Ever hear the story of when Imelda Marcos decided to make the Philippines the new film festival capital of the world, replacing Cannes? At the cost of $25 million, Imelda approved plans for the Manila Film Center to be built to host an international film festival. Opening night was set for November 18, 1981. The project was grandiose and expensive; the building on Manila Bay was designed to look like the Parthenon. Delays hampered the progress. As the deadline drew nearer, it required 4,000 workers, working in 3 shifts, around the clock, if the building was going to be ready.

Then, the day before opening night, at 3 a.m. on November 17, the upper scaffold collapsed and sent workers falling into wet cement. A witness said that some of the workers were impaled on upright steel bars. Imelda was contacted about the accident. She was told that the recovery of the bodies would take alot of time - time, evidently, that Imelda didn't want to give up. She ordered the construction to continue as planned and that the bodies - maybe as many as 169 - be covered with cement. It is believed that many of those who fell into the cement may have been buried alive. The full story has never been told, as news crews, rescuers, and ambulance teams were barred from the scene for nine full hours, while the government, under martial law, prepared its official version of events, censoring all news and silencing all witnesses.

Despite all, the festival opened on schedule on Nov. 18, 1981, and had among its guests Brooke Shields, Franco Nero, Ben Kingsley, and Robert Duvall. The first film shown in the theater was the tasteful bioepic, "Gandhi." Unknowingly, the stars partied atop a mausoleum of dead workers. During opening night, Imelda strutted on stage in a Joe Salazar black and emerald green terno with a hemline thick with layer upon layer of peacock feathers with diamonds embedded in the skirt.

The next year, as a result of the accident scandal, the government withheld $5 million in festival funding. Imelda was in a fix. She had to pay for the festival somehow, but the "world's richest woman" didn't want to pay for it herself. So she ran pornography films in the festival's second and, understandably, last year.

This is the real Imelda Marcos, and the manufactured to be a hit version by the dickwheat Byrne is just fairytale crapola.
 
2013-04-30 01:43:52 AM  
As much as I love David Byrne and Talking Heads, I have heard that he is difficult to work with. a Dick? I dunno.
But Tina Weymouth basically said that he was incapable of any sort of personal relationship.
Then again, Tina W. is batshiat crazy now, supposedly. So who to believe?
 
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