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Whatever happened to the heroes?


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RosieH Wrote:

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> There are no more heroes any more.



Ah now you've got me going RosieH...who was it who sang that...I used to have the single...you know...it went...


*clears throat*


...no more heroes anymore,


...no more heroes anymore,


nah, nah, nah, nah-nah-nah, nah, nah, nah...


was it The Clash? Anyone?


ah! it's driving me mad...

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RosieH Wrote:

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> The Stranglers



Ah that's it...thanks for relieving me from a state of insanity. Was it really 1977? Good grief!


*sings at top of voice*


What-ev-er happened to those heroes...na na na na na, na na na na na

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Of course there are.

You're reading the wrong press. Trouble is, the hero-building press is not being written anymore.

The old press built the heroes up when we were a much more together society merely split by class, but all watching the BBC from 'Ellagzarnder Pearless."

Now our heroes are kept quieter but may include scientists who create the vaccine for swine flu, or who design our buildings (ok I love Foster et al) and save others from being blown up in Afghanistan. Heroes are created in stressful war times too, and we are not in a war enough people care about. But also we MAY just have one in Obama. We won't know till years to come when the effects of what he has done, and the effects he has on people, are more obvious.

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Well, as a proud owner of the Bonnie Tyler and Meatloaf album Heaven and Hell (not, as most people assume, an album of duets, but alternating songs by each artist) I'm very grateful, Ted.


And delighted to find that I still know all the words...


*"I can feel his approach like a fire in my blood...."*

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But there are heroes - they walk among us. They wear their pants on the inside of their clothes (is that what's confusing you RosieH?). They are everyday people that make life more special for the rest of us.


If we're doing music then I'm going with the Foo Fighters - "My Hero". I can't post a You Tube link because I'm at work - someone help me out. I really like the song because it is about ordinary people. John McCain used it in 2008 - ouch - Dave Grohl was not a happy man.


Edited because I just googled the song and found this:


Republican nominee John McCain used this song during the 2008 US presidential campaign. When the Foo Fighters learned through news reports that this was happening, they denounced his use of the track. The band said in a statement: "The saddest thing about this is that 'My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential. To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song."

The Republicans replied that they had obtained and paid for licenses from performing rights organizations to play this song, along with millions of others.

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Well, apologies in advance if this sounds somewhat soppy, but my hero is actually my hubby. He makes me happy, he makes me laugh, he's a wise old owl, he keeps me warm in bed, he looks after me and he's always there for me. Oooh and he's got a nice bum too! (*giggles*)


He rarely logs onto the EDF (perhaps just as well!), but in case he should ever stumble upon this thread one day: "hubby, you are my hero" (well, along with Homer Simpson - who never fails to give me that extra laugh at the end of a really rubbishy day!).


As I said, soppy, but true.

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Oh dear, I didn't mean to suggest that I don't think there are any heroes any more - it's just that the spate of "whatever happened to..." threads put the song in my head, and then all the other songs too - Ted, I assume yours was the Bonnie Tyler, although I cannae see it on here. But yes, outed good and proper - I love that song, and yes Anna, I too can feel his approach like a fire in the blood.


Tell you what though - Anna threw a bit of a curve ball with Calling All the Heroes - really wasn't expecting that!



In other news, Camilla Batmanghelidjh rates pretty high on my hero list

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Ladymuck Wrote:

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> Well, apologies in advance if this sounds somewhat

> soppy, but my hero is actually my hubby. He makes

> me happy, he makes me laugh, he's a wise old owl,

> he keeps me warm in bed, he looks after me and

> he's always there for me. Oooh and he's got a

> nice bum too! (*giggles*)

>

> He rarely logs onto the EDF (perhaps just as

> well!), but in case he should ever stumble upon

> this thread one day: "hubby, you are my hero"

> (well, along with Homer Simpson - who never fails

> to give me that extra laugh at the end of a really

> rubbishy day!).

>

> As I said, soppy, but true.



Well done, LM. A fine tribute.

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I know where you're at RosieH


Never meet your heroes either, specially not the Stranglers one. I met Hugh Cornewll about ten years ago with a friend who knew him well enough, he was wearing a burgundy off the peg hairy tweed jacket. I tried to ignore this.

We all went to The Pink Flamingo off Regent Street bla bla


When I told him later That I used the go and see the band he refused to even acknowledge, let alone discuss their existence or his part in it


" But you were great" I said "..and Jean-jaques Burnell was brilli....." ( I was stone cold sober I might add)


He walked off, though he came back sheepish later


"I just can't" he said


Later James, the guy we went with said "Oh, dont mention .."


"The Stranglers" I cut in


"Oh " said James


Hugh didn't, couldn't mention THEM, no poor love too painful


"Can't"


Yeah, proper "CANT" I thought.



No more heroes any more......

No more heroes any more......

No more heroes any more...... ( fades out)




W**F



* oh edit,grammmmmmar check*

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giggirl Wrote:

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> Hugh Cornwell bought me a bottle of champagne

> once. I drank it. It's not a claim to fame or

> anything. I'm just saying.


I am so totally impressed.

I saw the Stranglers at Hammy Odeon in 80s and they were absolutely wonderful.

The next week I saw Motorhead...


Heroes: the scientists who were paid by the government to tell them stuff but the govt didn't like what they heard so they fired one, and his mates resigned in support.

Heroes: the kids who care for disabled parents.

Heroes: Eileen Conn et al who don't just yak about it but spend time DOING stuff (oh, sorry, I meant "Eileen Conn MBE".

Heroes: my mates in USA and all their colleagues who worked for free in the evenings and weekends after their days works, in the volunteer offices getting Obama elected.

Heroes: people who look after the elderly in hospitals, care homes and in their own homes on minimum wages.


Back to work PeckhamRose!

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