I've noticed there are a few anti-ELO or anti-Jeff Lynne fans around on YouTube. I remember one who went round all Wilburys videos talking shit about Jeff, saying he is a fame-hungry muppet.
i remember the anti-Jeff-Lynne troll who was going around to all the ELO videos announcing that Jeff was gay and using a lot of really gross language to elaborate wildly and absurdly on that theme. He would always start out "Jeff Lynne is gay. It's a well known fact." It looked to me like he had even created more than one account so he could converse with himself about it. At first his comments upset me "Why does he hate Jeff Lynne so much?" I wondered. Oddly he had a pretty solid knowledge of ELO members, songs, lyrics. After a while I came to the conclusion that he must have been someone who noticed what a rabidly adoring breed ELO fans are and decided it would be a kick to see how utterly upset he could make us. Despite the gross language he used and the underlying, truly vile anti-gay sentiment of his comments I sort of found myself weirdly admiring his audacity and stick-to-it-iveness
Yeap, that was what I was talking about. At the end of the day those trolls have a more profound knowledge on ELO than you would have thought. It's not that but the combination of ignorance and willingness to talk about it what pisses me off.
"His words in “Tightrope,” are words that have permanently sunk into my mind since the day I first heard them — “They say some days you’re gonna win, they say some days you’re gonna lose.”
I was riddled with stress and self-doubt in the weeks before I handed in my dissertation for my undergraduate degree. Hearing these soothing and reassuring words from one of my favourite songs gave me that little nudge to power on through and get that hellish assignment finished."
Well... She actually ignores how those lines go on: "I tell you I got news for you / You're losing all the time, you'll never win..." Anyway. A nice story.
When I heard this song for the first time i thought it is perfect for those moments when you just want to dwell in self-pity and whine for everything. Jeff off course shoots down this idea by ending the song "When I closed my eyes, I was so surprised (Somebody had thrown me down the line,) stopped me drowning".
lasttrain929: Thank you eloneen, until yesterday I had never heard of these insects. They live a strange life. Not sure about Circada ice cream or pizza though, not for me.....
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Timeblue: After weeks of horrible weather, Mr Blue is living here today!
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eloneen: Timeblue I hope you enjoy it! It was sunny and in the 90s here most of last week, with some rain. Today it's cloudy and barely making it into the 60s. Crazy NC weather! ::m1809::
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orioles70: I was driving to the dump today on a road called Beaver Dam Road when what should cross the road but a pair of beaver (mother and child). Guess they named that road well.
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