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".
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT