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(New Musical Express)   Elton John takes a break in the middle of his concert in Russia to blast the country's new law banning "homosexual propaganda," then proceeds to show the country the biatch is indeed back   (nme.com) divider line 21
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2013-12-08 03:09:30 PM
4 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in Russia


Not really. Elton John is pretty much untouchable. It would validate the world's opinion of Russia's policies, and negatively impact their bottom line. If anything is true about Russia, they care about money more than they care about morals.
2013-12-08 02:50:27 PM
3 votes:
That takes some guts to do that in Russia
2013-12-08 06:07:14 PM
2 votes:
Hero? This is the guy that took the white apartheid money back in the early 80s and played Sun City. So, I guess he considers the rights of homosexuals quite highly, but as he's white, well, fark black people.
2013-12-08 04:47:49 PM
2 votes:

whidbey: Love EJ's music up until 1975, can't imagine him being able to hit even half of the notes he used to.


Well, yeah, obviously. "In 1986 after losing his voice while touring Australia, he had polyps removed from his vocal chords, which subsequently altered his famous voice." link
2013-12-08 04:02:52 PM
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in Russia

Not really. Elton John is pretty much untouchable. It would validate the world's opinion of Russia's policies, and negatively impact their bottom line. If anything is true about Russia, they care about money more than they care about morals.


Elton John's fans, on the other hand? That's a different story.

Glad you could make money off their blood, Sir Elton. Hope you enjoy the feeling of moral superiority you pretend to when you watch your bank statement go up a few notches.
2013-12-08 03:50:44 PM
2 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in Russia


Would have took more guts to boycott Russia and not play there. But money's money. Elton made his, the Russian Gov't/Mob made their money off the concert, everyone is happy. I wouldn't expect they would be too bothered about a gay entertainer they let in the country speak about gay matters.
2013-12-08 03:18:02 PM
2 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: Putin poisoned a guy while he was in England. I don't think he cares


So Putin kills Elton John, or arrests him. Either way.

The entire western world sees one of it's most famous, most beloved entertainers being openly persecuted by a country that is, relatively, still hated for the business it engaged in from 1945 to 1992 in Europe.

Putin may be a bastard, but he's not an idiot, dude. The Russians are not going to risk crashing their fragile economy on something like that.
2013-12-08 02:58:12 PM
2 votes:
Love EJ's music up until 1975, can't imagine him being able to hit even half of the notes he used to. That said, I've heard he's put on good shows in recent years.
2013-12-09 09:41:41 AM
1 votes:
I saw him when he was in NYC at MSG just before leaving for Russia.  On stage he made a joke about going there to do that.  Glad he actually did it.
2013-12-09 09:31:02 AM
1 votes:

Gordon Bennett: I like that TFA describes him as "The 'Rocket Man' singer." A song from 1972.


I don't think TFA was (entirely) referencing the song on that line....
2013-12-09 02:55:52 AM
1 votes:
I like that TFA describes him as "The 'Rocket Man' singer." A song from 1972. It really puts "'Mean Girls' star" into perspective.
2013-12-08 09:11:30 PM
1 votes:
Elton played the first concert by a Westerner in Russia in 1979.
2013-12-08 08:13:53 PM
1 votes:
Six months time, they won't kill him live on stage, it'll be in six months time.
He'll get some plutonium or something in his botox.
2013-12-08 04:45:01 PM
1 votes:

skinink: Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in Russia

Would have took more guts to boycott Russia and not play there. But money's money. Elton made his, the Russian Gov't/Mob made their money off the concert, everyone is happy. I wouldn't expect they would be too bothered about a gay entertainer they let in the country speak about gay matters.


Elton John played Rush Limbaugh's wedding. You write Sir Elton a big enough check and he'll do anything.

/and Rush had a gay wedding.
2013-12-08 03:49:13 PM
1 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in Russia


Lots of balls, absolutely no brains.
2013-12-08 03:41:46 PM
1 votes:

whidbey: Love EJ's music up until 1975, can't imagine him being able to hit even half of the notes he used to. That said, I've heard he's put on good shows in recent years.


Watched his iTunes festival show about a month ago. He certainly doen't have the same range anymore but he still puts on a good show. Worth checking out.
2013-12-08 03:40:51 PM
1 votes:
I didn't see anything "biatchy". He just said it was sad.
Did I miss something?
2013-12-08 03:26:02 PM
1 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: Very few people would have the guts to say it.


True that.
2013-12-08 03:22:13 PM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Peter von Nostrand: Putin poisoned a guy while he was in England. I don't think he cares

So Putin kills Elton John, or arrests him. Either way.

The entire western world sees one of it's most famous, most beloved entertainers being openly persecuted by a country that is, relatively, still hated for the business it engaged in from 1945 to 1992 in Europe.

Putin may be a bastard, but he's not an idiot, dude. The Russians are not going to risk crashing their fragile economy on something like that.


Very few people would have the guts to say it. That's my point. I don't believe they're going to ship him off to the gulags
2013-12-08 03:10:51 PM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in Russia

Not really. Elton John is pretty much untouchable. It would validate the world's opinion of Russia's policies, and negatively impact their bottom line. If anything is true about Russia, they care about money more than they care about morals.


Putin poisoned a guy while he was in England. I don't think he cares
2013-12-08 02:59:57 PM
1 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in Russia


Yeah like the Russians are going to arrest Elton John. England would just send James Bond up there to straighten shiat out (no pun intended).
 
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