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(Guardian)   Ever wonder what happened to Terence Trent D'Arby? Well, for one, he doesn't exist anymore   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2017-10-05 07:55:15 PM  
...riiiiiight. He manufactures a "chosen one" backstory, casts his "rise and fall" using the Greek gods as his chosen metaphor, discards his prior persona in an attempt to divest himself of the connotations of the brand associated with that persona, and implies that, by doing so, somehow became more than "his colleagues?"

Christ, what an asshole.
 
2017-10-05 08:12:27 PM  
He is nuts.

His wife is hot. I need a hot Italian wife.
 
2017-10-05 08:23:48 PM  
No
 
2017-10-05 08:39:53 PM  
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2017-10-05 08:54:33 PM  
How does he sign his name now?
 
2017-10-05 09:57:26 PM  
That was something, alright.  Words and such.
 
2017-10-05 09:58:28 PM  
"That's the old passage to D'Arby. We don't go there anymore."
 
2017-10-05 09:59:23 PM  
Dude, the underwear goes on the inside. No matter your name.
 
2017-10-05 10:01:43 PM  
Didn't care then.  Care even less now.
 
2017-10-05 10:08:05 PM  
My first job out of high school was in 1987 making the tracks for vertical blinds in a factory. There was an older stoner and two metal dudes my age that worked there also. They generally hated the top 100 pop station that played all day (chosen by the owners admin asst that he was also having an affair with) and griped about all of it. I am not sure why but this dude's song Wishing Well used to fark them up most of all. They would become livid when it came on. Still makes me laugh to this day.
 
2017-10-05 10:10:10 PM  
That's an unusually high number of words needed to spell out "one hit wonder".
 
2017-10-05 10:14:47 PM  
What a farking weirdo.
 
2017-10-05 10:35:01 PM  
Wishing Well, for one, he doesn't exist anymore
 
2017-10-05 10:46:08 PM  
he, Jackson and, for that matter, George Michael were all on CBS), he replies: "I was a political sacrifice. This isn't my theory. I'm telling you."

That may sound conspiratorial but it rings true. Record companies have always hated having too many successful artists, and were constantly trying to "cull the herd" of their biggest moneymakers.
 
2017-10-05 10:46:20 PM  
When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D'Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says "he", not "I", as though he is talking about a different person.

Followed immediately by:

"You know, I had no choice," he explains.

Seriously, who gets paid to write this farking shiat?
 
2017-10-05 10:47:24 PM  
OH, and no, subby. I never wondered. Not once, not ever, not even one time ever....
 
2017-10-05 10:48:48 PM  
Was he the one with the hat? He had the hat, didn't he?
 
2017-10-05 10:50:35 PM  
Whatever, he made some dope music in the day.

You do you,  buddy.
 
2017-10-05 10:56:05 PM  

ginandbacon: Was he the one with the hat? He had the hat, didn't he?


the hat was the talented one.
 
2017-10-05 11:00:28 PM  

Mikey1969: When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D'Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says "he", not "I", as though he is talking about a different person.

Followed immediately by:

"You know, I had no choice," he explains.

Seriously, who gets paid to write this farking shiat?


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You missed it. When he talks about "Terence Trent D'Arby", he says "he" - in the third person. So when he said "I" in that sentence, he's talking about himself and not "Terence Trent D'Arby".
 
2017-10-05 11:02:37 PM  
Who?

/ seriously
 
2017-10-05 11:03:37 PM  

pete85: ginandbacon: Was he the one with the hat? He had the hat, didn't he?

the hat was the talented one.


LOL!
 
2017-10-05 11:05:26 PM  
He's doing something right. Look who he married:
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2017-10-05 11:11:44 PM  
I get it.  The person known as ****** while I was growing up is no more.  Now there is only *******.  It's a way to cope with some things.
 
2017-10-05 11:15:20 PM  

rudemix: My first job out of high school was in 1987 making the tracks for vertical blinds in a factory. There was an older stoner and two metal dudes my age that worked there also. They generally hated the top 100 pop station that played all day (chosen by the owners admin asst that he was also having an affair with) and griped about all of it. I am not sure why but this dude's song Wishing Well used to fark them up most of all. They would become livid when it came on. Still makes me laugh to this day.


It's such a goddamn earworm, and at the same time it's so unbelievably shiatty and lame. Was the admin asst hot?
 
2017-10-05 11:15:51 PM  
There's a lot to poke fun at here but the guy was farking electric when he was performing in the eighties. His rendition of "Under My Thumb" on SNL deeply impressed my twelve year old self. He learned some lessons from James Brown for sure.
 
2017-10-05 11:29:23 PM  
Am I the only one who initially thought, huh, sex change. I guess that makes sense.
 
2017-10-05 11:30:45 PM  

AeAe: Mikey1969: When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D'Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says "he", not "I", as though he is talking about a different person.

Followed immediately by:

"You know, I had no choice," he explains.

Seriously, who gets paid to write this farking shiat?

--
You missed it. When he talks about "Terence Trent D'Arby", he says "he" - in the third person. So when he said "I" in that sentence, he's talking about himself and not "Terence Trent D'Arby".


Yeah, but the person who had to make the choice was not the current person, it was the previous person. "He had no choice."
 
2017-10-05 11:34:42 PM  
I d'nt wonder.
 
2017-10-05 11:36:54 PM  
None of my business or concern.
 
2017-10-05 11:41:21 PM  

tacos4jesus: Whatever, he made some dope music in the day.  You do you,  buddy.


Yeah he was very talented.   Very creative stuff.
 
2017-10-05 11:42:29 PM  

AeAe: Mikey1969: When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D'Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says "he", not "I", as though he is talking about a different person.

Followed immediately by:

"You know, I had no choice," he explains.

Seriously, who gets paid to write this farking shiat?

--
You missed it. When he talks about "Terence Trent D'Arby", he says "he" - in the third person. So when he said "I" in that sentence, he's talking about himself and not "Terence Trent D'Arby".


Fine, except that when he made the decision, he was still D'Arby. "D'Arby" is the one who had no choice. Samalama-Ding-Dong, or whatever his name is now, didn't come along until after D'Arby made the choice.

A qualified journalist wouldn't have written it that way, for that very reason.
 
2017-10-05 11:43:36 PM  

ginandbacon: Was he the one with the hat? He had the hat, didn't he?


He was the one who thought we don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time.
 
2017-10-05 11:45:07 PM  
 
2017-10-05 11:53:28 PM  
While D'arby appears to a gigantic ass, his "Vibrator" album kicks much ass.
 
2017-10-05 11:55:19 PM  

fusillade762: ginandbacon: Was he the one with the hat? He had the hat, didn't he?

He was the one who thought we don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time.


This I do not remember....
 
2017-10-06 12:03:46 AM  

FDR Jones: AeAe: Mikey1969: When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D'Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says "he", not "I", as though he is talking about a different person.

Followed immediately by:

"You know, I had no choice," he explains.

Seriously, who gets paid to write this farking shiat?

--
You missed it. When he talks about "Terence Trent D'Arby", he says "he" - in the third person. So when he said "I" in that sentence, he's talking about himself and not "Terence Trent D'Arby".

Yeah, but the person who had to make the choice was not the current person, it was the previous person. "He had no choice."


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You're right. "D'Arby" had no choice.
 
2017-10-06 12:17:23 AM  

Mikey1969: When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D'Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says "he", not "I", as though he is talking about a different person.

Followed immediately by:

"You know, I had no choice," he explains.

Seriously, who gets paid to write this farking shiat?


I don't think the writer is to blame here. He's simply pointing out that this attention whore can't keep his story straight.

/Wishing Well is worse than We Built This City
 
2017-10-06 12:21:38 AM  
Wow, in the last TTD thread, we didn't even have YouTube embeds on fark:

family guy Scene U-Boat
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2017-10-06 12:44:23 AM  
Listeners can be fickle and weird.  You have all of your life to write your first album and then it looks like he had three years to do his second while he blew up as an artist and toured.

Three years is a LONG time when you're talking about the late 80's.  Willing to bet in between there was also a major shift from cassette to CD.

The world is filled with "artists" that never got the chance to even get recognized or had the potential to fail after having success.

You want PTSD?  Go do competitive karaoke.  Go front a bar band.  Go build your vision from the ground up, pour your heart and soul and every dime into it, and watch the world shiat all over it.

Sorry you didn't have the same amount of success as Prince or Michael Jackson.  Join the farking club.
 
2017-10-06 01:40:20 AM  

pete85: ginandbacon: Was he the one with the hat? He had the hat, didn't he?

the hat was the talented one.


Free hat?
 
2017-10-06 02:03:50 AM  
Well, he's letting us down easy.

/got nothin'
//'cept I dig his groove
///???profit???
 
2017-10-06 02:46:11 AM  

malaktaus: rudemix: My first job out of high school was in 1987 making the tracks for vertical blinds in a factory. There was an older stoner and two metal dudes my age that worked there also. They generally hated the top 100 pop station that played all day (chosen by the owners admin asst that he was also having an affair with) and griped about all of it. I am not sure why but this dude's song Wishing Well used to fark them up most of all. They would become livid when it came on. Still makes me laugh to this day.

It's such a goddamn earworm, and at the same time it's so unbelievably shiatty and lame. Was the admin asst hot?


The music is unbelievably shiatty and lame, the vocals are the goddamn earworm.
 
2017-10-06 05:49:57 AM  

Stupid Guitar: That's an unusually high number of words needed to spell out "one hit wonder".


It's funny because he has 2 top shiats in UK and 8 top20 hits in UK
 
2017-10-06 05:52:10 AM  

FormlessOne: Christ, what an asshole.


Billy Liar: Didn't care then.  Care even less now.


etc

Welcome to fark

And now Johny Rotten gets group blowjob from farkers for geting drunk
 
2017-10-06 07:00:48 AM  
Ha !
 
2017-10-06 08:00:21 AM  
D'Arby? He has a beef.
 
2017-10-06 08:15:07 AM  

WhoGAS: I get it.  The person known as ****** while I was growing up is no more.  Now there is only *******.  It's a way to cope with some things.


Yep.  Besides finding fame at too young an age, I'd be willing to bet there's other stuff that happened way before fame.  The fame seeking may have been a coping mechanism that didn't work out either.  For a current example, look at Miley Cyrus.  I wouldn't be surprised in the future if she were to simply vanish and resurface later with a different name.  All in the name of finding some mental peace.
 
2017-10-06 08:35:46 AM  
"When they broke huge I felt like: oh, shiat, they're living my script," he says of Noel and Liam Gallagher (the latter is alleged to have taken the name for his pre-Oasis band, The Rain, from a track on Introducing The Hardline ...)

Gosh, where do you think a Beatles-obsessed musician would get that name for his band?
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2017-10-06 09:37:57 AM  
I thought he was a one hit wonder in the 80's with Wishing Well.  I also heard he was a complete asshole to work with, I always assumed that's why he tanked.
 
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