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U2’s The Edge ‘Not Happy’ about Pizza sales (via Archers News)

Posted in Uncategorized by archersnews on January 6, 2011

U2’s The Edge ‘Not Happy’ about Pizza sales (via Archers News)

U2's The Edge 'Not Happy' about Pizza sales U2's The Edge is said to be 'unhappy' about sales levels of his new 'To the Edge Pizza' launched in September with UK supermarket giant Tesco's. The guitarist, real name Sebastian Egremont-Jones,  is in talks with the chain to offer a possible 2 for 3 deal to bolster sales. [caption id="attachment_6" align="alignnone" width="450" captio … Read More

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Dancing on the ceiling? I was hitting the roof, says Richie

Posted in Commodores, Homes, Lionel Richie, Neighbours, Uncategorized by archersnews on September 19, 2010

Ceiling dancing

Ceiling dancing

Pop Superstar Lionel Richie revealed that his 80’s Smash Hit ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ was inspired by a dispute with his neighbours. In an interview with The Sunday Times the singer explains he was living on the second floor of an apartment block in Manhattan at the time of writing the song, which reached the UK Top 10.

“I loved the place, great spot and great view of the river, but one year the apartment above mine was rented out to this young, really inconsiderate couple.  They were banging around up there day and night.  I had heavy thuds above my head for months. I must have asked them a hundred times, really politely, if they could keep it down and make sure their visitors took their shoes off, but nothing doing.

In the end I snapped and gave them a taste of their own medicine by dancing on the ceiling. Sometimes, like in the video, I got 20 or 30 of my mates to join me.  They moved out three months later!”

The song was written by Mike Frenchik, Lionel Richie and Carlos Rios and performed by Richie on his 1986 album of the same name. It reached number 2 in the US Top 100, and number 7 in the UK Singles Chart.

“B.O. will be outlawed on London Buses by 2012”

Posted in Transport, UK Law, Uncategorized by archersnews on May 1, 2010

The Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon Lord Andrew Adonis,  pledged today to outlaw body odor on London buses by 2012, with a move to roll it out across all Public Transport nationwide by 2014. 

His proposal to a Commons Select Commitee states “B.O. on Public Transport is unacceptable in this day and age. If you don’t want to shower that is fine, but you will need to look at alternative methods of transport.  There are few worse transport ordeals than having to take a packed tube at the height of summer next to some unwashed berk ponging the hell out of the carriage. The choice is simple – Wash or Walk.”

The Minister outlined a number of measures including on the spot fines of up to £500  that will be introduced in the Spring of 2012, accompanied by a series of  ‘Wash or Walk’ poster campaigns.

New Transport Measures

New Transport law will be phased in by Adonis

–Archers News

Jefferson Starship admits error “could have cost lives”

Posted in Music, Uncategorized by archersnews on April 15, 2010

Mickey Thomas and Grace Slick who sung Starship’s 1985’s hit single “We built this city (on rock n’ roll)” have admitted they made  a ‘potentially dangerous’ construction error. In a joint press announcement Thomas and Slick said “whilst we were not responsible for the lyrical content of the song, we’re both willing to stand up and fully admit this song makes a potentially dangerous claim that could have cost lives. In any kind of building construction we would only recommend materials like brick, concrete and galvinised steel. We love Rock ‘n Roll, but forget it for any serious construction work. You might as well try to build a city on Olive Oil”. 

Starship is an American rock band formed in the 1970s and underwent a number of transformations and new line ups over the years. Founding members included Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, Cathy Richardson, Slick Aguilar, Chris Smith, Donny Baldwin and Jeff Pevar.  The band started life in 1970 as the Psychedelic rock band Jefferson Starship.