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NEWS FROM LONDON

VOL 6 ISSUE 41

Sir Bob Geldof, the ever provocative musician and activist, issued an edgy reassessment of the hallmark fundraiser from 1984, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in an impromptu interview with an American blogger yesterday in front of a bespoke wig and mop store on London’s Bond Street.­­­ “It was the men who sang and played and carried the day, wa’n’t it?” Geldof said, “But where were the birds?” The stylishly disheveled serial award-winner who organized the song, one of the best-selling singles of all time, pointed proudly to the lead vocalists and paragons of manhood—Sting, Bono, Simon Le Bon and some bloke named Paul Young—and complained that Bonnie Tyler, Siouxsie Sioux and Samantha Fox had never returned his calls to represent the fairer sex. “I mean for Chrissake we had to feature Bananarama and Jodie Whatley  front and center in the chorus to compensate,” Geldof sputtered while enigmatically throwing up his hands, perhaps challenging today’s British women pop superstars like Adele, Ellie Goulding and Little Mix to lead a new socialist groove. “The success of that first song was completely due to Man Power,” Geldof acridly concluded, “And there can be no question the entire effort would have flopped without the fortitude and personality of Phil Collins, George Michael and Boy George.”

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