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Offline Ric Wilke

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World AIDS Day - 2007
« on: December 01, 2007, 02:05:37 AM »
I truly believe that he wrote these two songs for us.  Thanks, Freddie.

« Last Edit: December 01, 2007, 02:13:13 AM by Ric Wilke »

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Re: World AIDS Day - 2007
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007, 07:36:34 AM »
queen have released their first single in ten years as a free download today in remembrance of freddie on WAD & to try to raise hiv/aids awareness
http://www.queenonline.com/ for more info

roger taylor wrote it for nelson mandela's campaign and for people with hiv after playing the last 2 of his 46664 concerts. from their website:
The track, Taylor’s “Say It’s Not True”, originally came to light for the launch of the 46664 campaign back in November 2003. Taylor wrote the song as a gift to Mandela and performed it live for him for the first time with Brian May and Dave Stewart at the inaugural 46664 concert in Cape Town that month. The song carries the message that HIV AIDS is something that can affect any one of us no matter our sexual or racial status.

Taylor performed an acoustic version of the song again nightly during the Queen + Paul Rodgers’ 2005 tour, each time dedicating it to Mandela’s work to bring people and politicians together to fight HIV AIDS.

Having played two previous 46664 concerts, but committed in the studio this year, Queen and Paul Rodgers decided to revisit the song, with all three of them sharing the vocals, and to make the song the band’s message of support to Mandela this year.

“By making the song available for free”, says Taylor, “we hope to help Nelson Mandela with his campaign to get across the message that no-one is safe from infection. We have to be aware, we have to protect ourselves and those we love. The song follows the line of Mr. Mandela’s personal message: it’s in our own hands to bring a stop to this.”


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Re: World AIDS Day - 2007
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007, 08:08:57 AM »
Thanks, Ric.  Luv those songs and I'm a huge Queen fan!
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Re: World AIDS Day - 2007
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007, 11:02:10 AM »

Dedicated to all those who, like Freddy, left us before the advent of the PIs.

Sometimes I get to feelin
I was back in the old days - long ago
When we were kids when we were young
Thing seemed so perfect - you know
The days were endless we were crazy we were young
The sun was always shinin - we just lived for fun
Sometimes it seems like lately - I just dont know
The rest of my lifes been just a show

Those were the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing is true
When I look and I find I still love you

You cant turn back the clock you cant turn back the tide
Aint that a shame
Id like to go back one time on a roller coaster ride
When life was just a game
No use in sitting and thinkin on what you did
When you can lay back and enjoy it through your kids
Sometimes it seems like lately - I just dont know
Better sit back and go with the flow

Cos these are the days of our lives
Theyve flown in the swiftness of time
These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find no change

Those were the days of our lives - yeah
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one things still true
When I look and I find
I still love you

I still love you

Sending love and light...

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Re: World AIDS Day - 2007
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007, 11:22:10 AM »
You're right Ric...I think Freddie had some forethought when he penned that song...

Today, is a not just a day of memorial and awareness, but it is a continuation of every day I look in the mirror, and see an HIV + man staring back at me. Only today, I wear a t-shirt that says" "WE ALL HAVE AIDS" and I am wearing it proudly out and about today...because that is what today is all about! Today, I take that man in the mirror with me, into the public and show them that he is neither leper or freak, he is just like everyone else. And should someone ask that man what the shirt means, he will simply say: "If one of us has HIV/AIDS we all do, because we are but one community of people and this virus doesn't care who you are, or what you are...it just wants YOU."

Also, today, being what it is, I just want to say: "Christine I know you are looking down on us all today, and smiling, and bearing witness to people coming together across the world to discuss and embrace each other in our times of need and love. Christine, we miss you darling, and I will see you later!"

WAD 2007...who would have thunk it?

I love you all, and look forward to a year when we don't have to call December 1st, World AIDS Day!

Dx 2005

Offline RobT

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Re: World AIDS Day - 2007
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007, 02:40:17 PM »
Touching! I wish I had the same amt of activism that u do.


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