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s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 17:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Wham: The WeHo Years

intensity in tent cities (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 17:06 (fourteen years ago) link

when will i be famous

applejack carney (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 17:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I remember seeing a video of theirs on MuchMusic one time when I was in Canada, the veejay pronounced their name "Bras".

GILLY'S BAGG'EAR VANCE OF COUPARI (Ex Leon), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 17:39 (fourteen years ago) link

caek (caek), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 21:17 (fourteen years ago) link


caek (caek), Tuesday, 13 June 2006 21:17 (fourteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

oh christ.. reformation on the cards..

Stop the tape I got spittle all over my moustache. (Talcum Mucker), Sunday, 11 August 2013 16:20 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

Who deez faux bros be

calstars, Saturday, 20 October 2018 18:38 (one year ago) link

will I
see my picture (thread) in Site New Answers?

Visibly Over 25 (snoball), Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:03 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Bros managing to outdo Primal Scream in the 2018 real-life Spinal Tap stakes:

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 02:26 (one year ago) link

will be watching. became fascinated by the matt goss in vegas thing last time i was there. this mail feature is a masterclass in brittle reinvention and fragile self-deception.

For a while he had no money at all. 'All our assets had been frozen. I was down to the wire, I’m talking only being able to buy one cheeseburger a day.’

now he can afford many cheeseburgers a day.

Not everybody is impressed. As Goss walks through the casino, flanked by bodyguards, on his way to the show, a lone voice from the card tables shouts out: ‘Douche bag!’ The singer spins on his heels, outruns his guards and goes close up, face to face with the offender.
'Just because I’m on the billboard doesn’t mean I won’t sort you out.’
Underneath that tux is a tattoo he calls The Mark: a circle pattern worn by a close group of friends, all sworn to loyalty, including his father and his stepbrother Adam.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 08:00 (one year ago) link

er this mail thing.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 08:01 (one year ago) link

They booked an Australian tour on their reunion run last year, consisting of one (1) concert only, in a 13,250 seater arena. Cancelled three weeks out from the show, after apparently selling low hundreds of tickets.

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 25 December 2018 08:53 (one year ago) link

I owe you nothing... except one cheeseburger a day.

mistletoe and whine (snoball), Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:23 (one year ago) link

there’s some comic gold in that documentary. “The letters H.O.M.E. personify home for me.” is all time. It’s weirdly moving as a depiction of two very emotionally raw people who constantly operate on the very edge of fearing failure - Matt especially so.

Both are clearly successful - Matt in particular (Luke’s career seems a little more wobbly - the trailer for his self-directed film Your Move is pretty special: lots of Luke-looking-like-Luke-looking-serious-looking-at-things - he’s generally *very* sincere and intense with some namaste gilding). But he clearly needs to believe in the nu-Frank Sinatra, greatest Las Vegas show stuff that has even a Vegas promoter looking like no one’s seriously going to believe him when he says it. All of the self-doubt, emotional rawness, need for assurance sits very transparently in his face, which is quite surprising seeing how he does his best to keep it in a sort of rigid and unpleasant immobility.

That precarious reinvention inevitably comes under attack when he joins his brother for the reunion. They haven’t seen each other or spoken for ages and of course you just end up picking up where you left off, and fulfilling roles they’re both desperate to leave behind. Also, Matt has now got a *lot* of experience doing music showbiz, working in studios and with highly professional session musicians and Luke is having to remember how to drum so that’s fun. Needing to show he has that experience over Luke is *very important* to Matt.

A very minor snippy “joke” from Luke about Matt getting confused about stage effects sees him get a *massive* mard on.

anyway i’m only half way through. it’s great.

Fizzles, Thursday, 27 December 2018 06:50 (one year ago) link

also, twins! as the older brother of twins i can confirm - it’s complicated. and i should say for balance that there’s real human warmth when they talk about the early days of bros, their background and upbringing. otherwise it’s noticeably absent.

Fizzles, Thursday, 27 December 2018 06:56 (one year ago) link

Watched it this evening and just wow. Matt’s philosophy segments are all time.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 27 December 2018 13:29 (one year ago) link

the colliding planets metaphor was special. also the chess bit in his vegas apartment.

Fizzles, Thursday, 27 December 2018 15:43 (one year ago) link

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