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Re: eurovision results are out

May 15th, 2019, 9:44 am

My ears are bleeding!
 
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May 16th, 2019, 3:53 pm

My ears are bleeding!
It gets worser! They had to fly in Dutch songwriters to write the Irish entry.

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2019/0 ... emi-final/
 
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May 16th, 2019, 6:07 pm

The first Eurovision contest I've seen in my life was won by Ireland:
 
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May 16th, 2019, 6:31 pm

That was a nice song.

You remember the interval act?

(I missed the 1965 Eurovision because I was on stage myself singing German songs in German from the Black Forest.).
 
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May 16th, 2019, 6:53 pm

Of course! It got me obsessed with the Irish dance for a long time.

BTW, I've met an Irish guy about your age recently and he's all about blues music. I'm afraid to even mention Eurovision to him :-)
 
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May 16th, 2019, 9:30 pm

Of course! It got me obsessed with the Irish dance for a long time.

BTW, I've met an Irish guy about your age recently and he's all about blues music. I'm afraid to even mention Eurovision to him :-)
I would be more worried if he said he was a metal headbanger at his stage of life.
There is a growing black metal scene in Dublin.
 
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May 16th, 2019, 9:55 pm

He's a rebel and is probably biased in his claims that Cork gas the best blues scene.
 
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May 16th, 2019, 10:26 pm

Rory Gallagher was born in Donegal. No one in Cork is called Gallagher. Problem is Irish people ignored Rory Gallagher in the 70s, 80s, 90s.  Now they all claim him. I used to see Taste regularly in Dundalk..
And we have the Corrs (my mum trained Sharon)
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May 17th, 2019, 12:03 pm

The "big five" countries, the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, are already assured of a place in the grand final.

No free lunch.
 
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May 18th, 2019, 2:33 pm

The contest will be held in the same week as Palestinians commemorate the Nakba, when more than 700,000 fled or were expelled from their homes in the war surrounding Israel’s creation 71 years ago.

Activists say the Expo Tel Aviv centre, the venue for the competition, was built on the land of the former Arab village of al-Shaykh Muwannis, which was emptied of its residents in 1948.
 
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May 18th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Considering the UN established the Jewish state on a part of the Palestinian Mandate, almost everything there is build on a former Palestinian settlement.
 
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May 18th, 2019, 4:45 pm

Considering the UN established the Jewish state on a part of the Palestinian Mandate, almost everything there is build on a former Palestinian settlement.
Technically, it's called the State of Israel. And Arabs live there too. 
You might be a bit confused. Some background research is needed.
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 18th, 2019, 5:10 pm

I'll listen to the British.
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 19th, 2019, 6:58 am

That was awful. I don’t mean the UK result, that was discounted in already! But the politics.

I’m sick of having diversity forced down my throat. My family is mixed race. Not everyone in it is heterosexual. And I haven’t eaten dog for years. So I think I’m cured. Please, please stop nagging me.

And all the talk of being nice to each other when the way they reveal the results is brutal and voyeuristic.

And then Iceland and Madonna. Give it a rest.

I might have to mothball my feather boa and sequined codpiece permanently.
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